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Howies Waterloo


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Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2018 Winner

Food and ambience

Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Groups, Business meetings

Location and contact

Refurbished in 2013 this historic Georgian meeting room was originally built to celebrate the Battle of Waterloo at the foot of Calton Hill, on Waterloo Place which is an extension of the east end of Princes Street. A large dining room bursting with character, a raised eating section at the bow end of the room and a private dining room all offering a wonderful atmosphere. dinner for 1, a private party for 28 or a full wedding including ceremony on the premises all part of day to day life in the best Scottish Restaurant in town.
US$13 - US$40
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
European, British, Scottish
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

A friend and I went for lunch and we were delighted with the range of choices and specials that were on offer. We had mussels and calamari to start - both of which were beautiful. This was followed by the salmon (cooked to perfection) and...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank Mellony B
Reviewed 5 days ago

Ate here before going to Murrayfield. They open earlier on rugby days and service was very prompt. Cater for food intolerances and offered alternatives. Menu varied. Food well cooked and staff well trained.

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank McdonaldsLinlithgow
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Went for lunch before our bus to Glasgow! Lovely restaurant great service! Great food!! The Cullen skink was lovely and the beef stew was to die for Xxx

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank shonaeds
Reviewed 1 week ago

This was yet another meal deal from itison great deal for money lovely building staff first class small portions for me but I am a big eater very clean well looked after

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank george w
Reviewed 1 week ago

There is always a real buzz in this restaurant and it has a charm all its own. I had recently had a minor disappointment on an earlier visit but I received an email from the manager apologising and asking that I let them know the...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank 808avrils
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

After a matinee show of Les Miserable, we had a wonderful meal, served by friendly staff and soaked up the upbeat experience. My friends had not been before but will certainly be back.

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank SmudgeandBobbin
Reviewed 1 week ago

had the 2 course meal offer and a cheeky house rose .Food was fresh and tasty, the waitress friendly and helpful and not too intrusive however being asked at least 3 times if all was ok was a tad too much. Good value

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank Carol C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

20 of us celebrated my Mum's 70th Birthday at Howies. Originally the private room was unavailable, and so we reserved a large table, but at the last minute due to a cancellation we were offered the private room which worked perfectly. The food was outstanding...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank yahooWL831
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I've previously been here for a xmas dinner and really enjoyed it but found this visit extremely disappointing. My main course of fish and couscous came with no sauce and was extremely dry. My friends casserole was just average and could've been made better at...More

Date of visit: January 2019
1  Thank kittyivan
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

What an amazing restaurant. Food was so good I forgot to take pictures.....and that never happens!! Great atmosphere, superb food and lovely staff. Would definitely recommend a stop off here when you're in Edinburgh.

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Lynda C
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16 February 2019|
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Response from HowiesRestaurants | Property representative |
Hi there, Yes we have kids menus available! Thanks Howies
16 October 2018|
Response from Stella A | Reviewed this property |
Good selection vegetarian dishes
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