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“Great food”
Review of Howies Victoria

Howies Victoria
Ranked #162 of 2,556 Restaurants in Edinburgh
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $7 - $27
Cuisines: Scottish
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Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
Neighborhood: Old Town
Description: A 600 year old room built from the very stone that Edinburgh Castle sits upon above. Remarkable atmosphere, intimate, informal, set prices in the heart of medieval Victoria Street. Just off The Grassmarket and The Royal Mile. 3 Minutes walk from Edinburgh Castle, The Scottish National Museum and open for lunch and dinner 7 days a week. Set price menus. Scottish seasonal food. Established 1991. Accept all cards and cash.
Reviewed January 1, 2013 via mobile

The fried brie wasn't a show stopper, but the catch of the day (bream) was gorgeous. Really nice environment for an intimate dinner

Thank Sceeb
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HowiesRestaurants, Owner at Howies Victoria, responded to this reviewResponded January 11, 2013

Thank you for your great review. The brie is not typical of our menu and is not something we have thought of taking it off the menu many times but it keeps on coming back by popular demand. So pleased you loved the catch of the day and we hope to welcome you back soon. With very best wishes the Howies team.

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Reviewed December 30, 2012

We had an absolutely superb meal on 30th December. We noticed the restaurant as we walked past earlier in the day and were looking for a nice meal to celebrate our wedding anniversary. We hadn't booked but the lovely friendly staff made us a table for four without any fuss. Our meals were wonderful, not too sure how the chef manages to present such perfectly cooked meals - our table had the lamb shanks and the pork loin and all were delicious!

Great service, very smooth and efficient but also very friendly. Reasonably priced for the quality that is served, also nice to find reasonably priced Cava on a restaurant wine list!


I would most definitely recommend Howies to anyone looking for a good meal in the City

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Thank susiemc
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HowiesRestaurants, Owner at Howies Victoria, responded to this reviewResponded January 11, 2013

The chef is delighted as are the rest of us - thank you so much for taking the time to write your lovely review and for recommending Howies. We do hope you return when next in Edinburgh and until then wish you and yours a great new year.

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Reviewed December 29, 2012

Have the special macarel. It is delicious. Great atmosphere and friendly staff. Well worth a visit and just off the Royal Mile.

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Thank Nigel_48a
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HowiesRestaurants, Owner at Howies Victoria, responded to this reviewResponded January 8, 2013

Hi Nigel, thanks for your short and sweet review. We very much appreciate you taking the time to review your visit to Howies and are delighted you enjoyed it. Cheers from the Howies team.

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Reviewed December 20, 2012 via mobile

We are up in Edinburgh for a few days before Christmas. We looked at Trip Advisor for good restaurants near us & Howies menu seemed to fit the bill
Got there around 7 & was pleased to see not too busy.
I've been on the Atkins diet for a few weeks now & didn't want to ruin that by eating out & was pleasantly pleased that Howies managed to cope with everything we asked.
I had Brie starter & wife had Salmon. Kids didn't have any. They were lovely.
Mains, all the others had lamb shank, my son opting for chips intead of roast, I had chicken which they provided with greens & bacon instead of potatoes.
We then ordered cheese & biscuits for my son as a second course as two courses were only £14:95 before 8.
3 of us ate the cheese which was more than enough for one but my son ate all the cheddar!
Another nice touch was the jug of water that came out at the start before we'd even ordered.
A very nice restaurant with excellent food & more than willing to accommodate.

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Thank grumpyhumpy
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HowiesRestaurants, Owner at Howies Victoria, responded to this reviewResponded December 22, 2012

What a lovely review. Thank you! We are delighted you all enjoyed your meals and that all dietary requirements were considered met. It has certainly put a sparkle in our Christmas to read your complimentary words and we do hope to welcome you back to Howies again soon. With very best wishes for a great Christmas and New Year to you and yours, the Howies Victoria team.

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Reviewed December 20, 2012

I had the chicken liver parfait and then butternut squash tagine - yum. Husband had the 2 course normal lunch menu for £9.50 and wouldn't shut up about how good it was not to have to go all Christmas if you don't want to. He did eat half my banoffee with popping candy too! We were both very happy and will be back soon.

Thank Plumandlola
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HowiesRestaurants, Owner at Howies Victoria, responded to this reviewResponded December 22, 2012

Very happy everyone found what they wanted and enjoyed it so much. Your husband sounds like mine - very happy to get a non Christmas lunch but regardless eager to share yours too!. We wish you a very merry Christmas and a great 2013. Best wishes, the Howies Victoria team.

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