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Howies Victoria

££ - £££European, British,
10-14 Victoria Street, Edinburgh EH1 2HG, Scotland
+44 131 225 1721
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  • Excellent53%
  • Very good33%
  • Average9%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“cullen skink” (120 reviews)
“haggis” (148 reviews)
“salmon” (98 reviews)
Open Now
17:30 - 22:00All hours
European, British, Scottish, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
££ - £££
10-14 Victoria Street, Edinburgh EH1 2HG, Scotland
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Reviewed yesterday

The place is very nice, very close to Grassmarket and the Royal Mile. It is awesome, economic and the dishes are very tasty (I recommend the traditional Haggis). The staff is helpful and friendly. However I had a problem. At the end of dinner, I...More

Thank Lorenzo C
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Travelling most of the day we just wanted an early meal. Recommended by our hotel we ate at Howies. Excellent service. Efficient but friendly. Food was delicious we both had fish. The catch of the day was stunning and the Hake on the menu was...More

Thank Imelda D
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

6 of us went to Howies for a family lunch service was 1 st class food was of a very good standard and very well priced for city centre the reason I have not give 5 stars is that we all found the dining area...More

Thank Thistle12
Reviewed 1 week ago

After going on about this restaurant to my friends we booked up and took them. No one was disappointed. Yes its busy, lively but its great. The whole meal was fantastic especially the the venison haunch. All staff were attentive and friendly. The highlight for...More

Thank GMShillington
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Love love love! Everything about this place was so perfect. The dim lighting and cool colors make this romantic, modern vibe. The Christmas lights added a really cozy aspect. And then the food was a standout on its own. Mmmmmmm! The Cullen Skink was creamy...More

Thank Alicia C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

great place! very friendly and nice staff i was recommended the haggis and so i asked for it and it was really great very good portion and didn’t think it was expensive quiet and cosy is also a great choice for couples

Thank Sofia T
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Loved the food. I especially enjoyed my salmon main course, which for me was cooked absolutely right and had a slightly crispy, delicious coating. The only slight down side for me is that the seating is quite close together so I felt a tiny bit...More

Thank CatTopsy
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had dinner here and ordered the Pan Fried Gnocchi and for dessert a Brownie with Ice Cream. Both were absolutely amazing. The staff was very friendly and helpful and the location is beautiful and clean.

Thank Mara F
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Booked Sunday lunch , 3 course menu for less than £14pp. Varied choices in each course and good gluten free options. All of the food served was well presented and flavoursome. Professional waiting staff. Great value for money.

Thank Midhill
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We enjoyed our meal as the food is great. Be it starter, mains or dessert, they are all awesome. This is definitely the place to come.

Thank Tan_WeeKee
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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Questions & Answers
29 October 2016|
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Response from cabottaxi | Reviewed this property |
Nope dogs i believe are not allowed in .
2 September 2016|
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Response from JACK V | Reviewed this property |
Lunch option but not early dinning that I'm aware of
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$7 - US$27
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
Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine, Romantic, Kids, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
12:00 - 14:30
17:30 - 22:00
12:00 - 14:30
17:30 - 22:00
12:00 - 14:30
17:30 - 22:00
12:00 - 14:30
17:30 - 22:00
12:00 - 14:30
17:30 - 22:00
12:00 - 14:30
17:30 - 22:00
12:00 - 14:30
17:30 - 22:00
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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