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Howies Victoria

10-14 Victoria Street, Edinburgh EH1 2HG, Scotland
+44 131 225 1721
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  • Excellent53%
  • Very good33%
  • Average9%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
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“cullen skink” (126 reviews)
“haggis” (155 reviews)
“salmon” (104 reviews)
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European, British, Scottish, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
10-14 Victoria Street, Edinburgh EH1 2HG, Scotland
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Such a great evening from start to finish. We were greeted with such a warm welcome! Wined and dined throughout the night with great recommendations! Couldn’t fault the place, great service, fantastic service! All in all Howies is the place to be!! 5*

Thank MGreen2312
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Great food, service and prices. No need to say more to be honest. The manager Blair went out of his way to ensure the group was looked after. We will be back. Thanks

Thank edinburghbevs
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Ordered haggis Neeps and tatties for starter, seemed to come with instant gravy (see lumps on my photo) rather than the described thyme jus. The mash had a strange taste. My catch of the day hake was meant to come with radishes and anchovy butter,...More

Thank kath11bedford
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is why Tripadvisor is such a gem... we chose to eat here on New Year’s Day after reading the many recommendations. It did not disappoint! We arrived at the restaurant an hour earlier than our reservation and despite being very busy the lovely staff...More

Thank RAMcNamara
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Situated on Victoria Street, Howies is a beautiful restaurant with an extensive Scottish menu. I went for the Cullen Skink (which I would absolutely recommend, it's delicious) and slow-cooked beef casserole. £80 for a 2-course meal for 2 inc wine isn't expensive either. I'd certainly...More

Thank Ed G
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited here on a recommendation from our tour guide. We had the lunch menu ordering the soup of the day and Cullen skink to start, the risotto and casserole for main and a sticky toffee pudding to share for dessert. All were very nice,...More

Thank Lewis R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Visited this place for dinner on my last night in Edinburgh which made a great end to my trip. The atmosphere was inviting and relaxing. The staff friendly, helpful and attentive. Haggis, neeps & tatties are the obvious "must-try" when visiting Edinburgh. It was wonderfully...More

Thank Aisha P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We chose to eat here on the last night of our trip so booked a few days ahead . It was the best place that we ate. It was very busy and quite noisy but we didn't mind because that was part of the experience...More

1  Thank Cstanley62
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Glad we booked before we arrived in the city, atmosphere very friendly and food delicious. Will go again.

Thank Meryl B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Came in for a lunch with my son, and were surprised with just how quickly it filled up. The food was amazingly fresh and vibrant on the plate. The staff polite and very helpful. Would recommend this place and will definitely be back.

Thank thomsgr6
Old Town
Few Edinburghers live in the Old Town, but its
labyrinth of dank alleys and steep streets suggests
this was not always the case. Today, it’s mostly
visitors, tartan-flavoured souvenir shops, and pipers
that you’ll find on its cobbled streets. This is the
place to get a feel for Auld Reekie (Old Smelly), as
the town was once nicknamed, and stroll the Royal
Mile, the thoroughfare that links the castle with the
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Sonal P
31 March 2018|
Response from HowiesRestaurants | Property representative |
Hi there, yes we do!
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Response from cabottaxi | Reviewed this property |
Nope dogs i believe are not allowed in .
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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Average prices
US$7 - US$28
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Local cuisine, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Business meetings, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
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5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 10-14 Victoria Street, Edinburgh EH1 2HG, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Edinburgh>  > Old Town
  • Neighbourhood: Old Town
  • Phone Number: +44 131 225 1721
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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.
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