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The Atholl at The Howard

) #806 of 1,863 Restaurants in Edinburgh ££££ British, European,
34 Great King Street, Edinburgh EH3 6QH, Scotland
+44 131 557 3500
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  • Excellent55%
  • Very good28%
  • Average5%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible4%
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“sandwiches” (11 reviews)
“truffles” (2 reviews)
“fillet steak” (2 reviews)
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British, European, Scottish
34 Great King Street, Edinburgh EH3 6QH, Scotland
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Reviewed 28 November 2015

My husband and I came here to have afternoon tea, having been given a voucher as a present. We had booked the week before, arrived a few minutes early and were kept waiting in the hallway while they seemed to have to scurry around and...More

Thank artemis1
Reviewed 6 November 2015

We used the Hi-life card to book lunch. The menu was varied, and very enticing. The food was beautifully cooked and presented - real haute cuisine. We didn't indulge in desert, which was a pity as they sounded very tempting. Our waiter James was very...More

Thank KKQueen
Reviewed 1 November 2015

Like other reviews, we planned to have dinner at the Howard Hotel restaurant one of the nights we were here and it was excellent! The meal was wonderful and service excellent. We will certainly stay and dine here again.

Thank John H
Reviewed 31 October 2015

If you are staying in The Howard and book and pay for dinner in advance this represents very good value. We had a 3 course meal including fillet steak for £25, which considering the quality of the meal and the professional and friendly staff was...More

Thank 548colink
Reviewed 24 October 2015

Afternoon tea at the Howard Hotel is an exceptional experience, from the menu listing some 15 different types of tea to the delicate glasses of chocolate mousse to top off the repast, it couldn't be faulted. Service was efficient and friendly, with even the third...More

Thank EmmaMaria99
Reviewed 14 September 2015

It was quite an odd evening, due to the fact that we were the only customers - I suppose this is really what you call private dining. The service was nevertheless excellent, as was the food. The bar is also nice and cosey and has...More

Thank Andrew R
Reviewed 9 September 2015

My wife and her three friends usually go out for afternoon tea once a month and visit different restaurants each time and they place this as one of the best. The staff where very helpful and friendly and it was nice to get your tea...More

Thank Robertkirkliston
Reviewed 17 August 2015

Food was amazing ,wood pigeon to start ,lemon sole , Sage ice cream has to be tried to be believed a real Wow factor

Thank Martin K
Reviewed 27 May 2015

As vegetarians there was no choice on the main menu. I was offered a vegetable lasagne, this is more pub grub, hence we did not eat here

Thank Sandrea M
Reviewed 17 May 2015

bought a deal for 7 course taster meal for 2. the menu (no choice) was perfect for us, not sure if you could change a course.. The food was all very good we also added the wine package at £30 ppn a bit expensive but...More

1  Thank Derek M
New Town
Suits and shopping bags rule the streets of New Town,
until after dark when strappy dresses come out to
play. This is the city’s central business district
with its smaller offices, clothes boutiques, and many
of the city’s flashiest restaurants and ritziest
clubs. The architecture along roads like George Street
helps give it a swank and formal feel: it’s a planned
Georgian development of regal townhouses, geometric
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$32 - US$72
British, European, Scottish
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Private Dining
Good for
Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
12:00 - 14:00
19:00 - 21:30
07:30 - 10:30
12:00 - 14:00
19:00 - 21:30
07:00 - 10:30
12:00 - 14:00
19:00 - 21:30
07:00 - 10:30
12:00 - 14:00
19:00 - 21:30
07:00 - 10:30
12:00 - 14:00
19:00 - 21:30
07:00 - 10:30
12:00 - 14:00
19:00 - 21:30
07:00 - 10:30
12:00 - 14:00
19:00 - 21:30
07:30 - 10:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 34 Great King Street, Edinburgh EH3 6QH, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Edinburgh>  > New Town
  • Neighbourhood: New Town
  • Phone Number: +44 131 557 3500
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  • This restaurant is at The Howard
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.
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