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“Time to up your game”
Review of Hectors

Hectors
Ranked #696 of 2,528 Restaurants in Edinburgh
Price range: $12 - $21
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Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
Neighborhood: Stockbridge & Dean Village
Description: At the heart of Edinburgh's trendy Stockbridge, Hector's is an eclectic mix of upbeat city pub and warm, friendly village local. With big tables and an even bigger drinks list, it's the ideal destination for a laidback catch up with your mates. With weary feet from shopping or after a hectic day at work.
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
27 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“Time to up your game”
Reviewed March 21, 2014

Before heading out to Hectors I chose to see if they still were doing there fixed menu. Glad to see they were, Monday to Friday its says on the their website. Really disappointed to be told by a member of staff that the the Fixed Price menu id Monday to Thursday.

Moving on from this my friend and I chose the pork and chorizo burger with chips. It came to us warm! Also there didn't seem much chorizo in the burger, pretty dull and no kick...maybe no seasoning either. To cheer ourselves up we ordered the caramel salty tart with clotted cream..super, but presentation in the big bowl not!

We spent money we didn't really want to spend as we were expecting the fixed menu to be on.

Nice surroundings, staffing issues maybe, the young man who served us was run off his feet.

I will go back, but hopefully all has improved.

  • Visited March 2014
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Edinburgh
Level 4 Contributor
35 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
“Nice, relaxed and handy location.”
Reviewed March 19, 2014 via mobile

Been coming here for years and eat often.

Normally food is great but for those eating regularly, the menu could do with some more variety.

Occasionally slow service at the bar

Some nice real ales on handpull so always worth sticking your head in to see what's on.

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Thank Iain W
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
“Friendly, warm and vibrant”
Reviewed March 17, 2014

We have been here before however, this visit we found the food and service exceptional! Keep up good work

  • Visited February 2014
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Thank Sasareid54
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edinburgh
Level 6 Contributor
156 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 101 helpful votes
“Best Lunch Had in a While”
Reviewed March 16, 2014

My wife and i decided to eat here for lunch on Saturday just past, what a great decision it was. The staff were friendly and the food was amazing. I had the burger with the pulled pork i think its called, it was best burger i have had in ages. My partner had the fried chicken which was also really good so food is absolutely faultless.

It is a nice small ish friendly place and if people are waiting on tables like they were when we in then that is always a sign of a good place.

The only down side to this place is it is dog friendly which is not always the best when your trying to eat. It didn't effect us in anyway but i know some people will not like having dogs around while eating.

We will definitely go back.

  • Visited March 2014
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Thank McPherson9
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Aberdeen
Level 6 Contributor
186 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
“Superb”
Reviewed February 17, 2014

Late Sunday food and they delighted us from the moment we stepped in, food, service and atmosphere all excellent. The place was very busy but all the staff were charm personified. Could not fault a thing. Courteous, efficient, charming staff with great food.

  • Visited February 2014
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Thank kennyaberdeen
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