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“Average and expensive”

The Atholl at The Howard
Ranked #936 of 2,597 Restaurants in Edinburgh
Price range: $32 - $72
Cuisines: Scottish
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Good for: Business meetings, Romantic
Dining options: Reservations
Neighborhood: New Town
Description: Set in a luxuriant Georgian townhouse, The Howard Hotel is among Edinburgh's most beautiful. Its restaurant, the classically designed Atholl, gives the visitor the impression of stepping back in to a Jane Austen novel. Original features, from decorative mouldings to sash windows are simply decorated in white while a marble fireplace gives a charming sense of history. A peaceful, relaxing atmosphere sets The Atholl apart from the hectic Edinburgh restaurant scene while the traditional Scottish dishes are a joy for you Caledonian gastronomes. Whether it's an informal lunch with friends or a dinner date to impress the menu hits the right note every time.
Reviewed January 1, 2014

Food was good - very limited menu. Service slow and poor, very small restaurant - 4 tables max so quite hard to be private. Drinks very expensive.

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Reviewed December 27, 2013

The afternoon tea was very good and the champagne was nice. The staff were well informed that one if us was intolerant to nuts and the afternoon tea had been catered so that there were no nuts in anything. The staff were very accommodating of any requests. A lovely experience

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Thank Helen C
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Reviewed November 13, 2013

I recently organised a dinner for a party of 10 at the Atholl and it was a great experience.
Prior to arrival, Charles (Front of House manager) was extremely helpful in setting up menu options. Upon arrival, the private room offered to our party was perfect for the occasion. The menu options, the quality of the food and the service were all excellent.
I was also pleased that the wine list included some good, reasonably priced offerings. (I hate it when a restaurant overprices their wines.)
I can certainly recommend this restaurant for a group of this size.

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Thank Syd W
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Reviewed October 26, 2013

Stayed at the Howard and enjoyed a fine meal in their restaurant too. Good, intimate atmosphere, perfect for a romantic break.

Thank DuncanJudy2013
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Reviewed October 1, 2013

What a delightful place to sip a glass of bubbly & enjoy a traditional afternoon tea.
The "tea room" was very elegant & peaceful even though most tables were taken.
The array of sandwiches, scones & sweet treats was delicious & the service was really
good.
Thank you.

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Thank ElainemaryH
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