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Cafe St Honore

Certificate of Excellence
££ - £££
New Town
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34 Thistle Street Lane North West | Street Lane, Edinburgh EH2 1EA, Scotland
+44 131 226 2211
12:00 - 14:00
17:15 - 22:00
Closed now
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Sun - Sat 12:00 - 14:00
Mon - Fri 17:15 - 22:00
Sat - Sun 18:00 - 22:00
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Bath, United Kingdom
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40 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The two of us had dinner on a Thursday night at a table by the window. The restaurant, staff and food are all great - the quality of the food and wine was excellent and the service on-time and unobtrusive (just the way I like it!). Thoroughly recommended.

Thank Douglas G
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126 reviews
113 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Business trip - around the corner from George street in an interesting setting. Menu wasn't too crowded with a good choice of fish, lamb and steak on the menu plus a vegetarian option. Portions sufficient and presented well. Attentive service and decanted wine which was good to see. The only thing I didn't like were the small French bistro chairs... More 

Thank Peche05
Bradford, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

After a recommendation from a friend and hoping to get in before the Michelin Star arrives we booked a table. The atmosphere was fantastic and the setting beautiful for an evening of awesome tastes and experiences. We were served by a local guy and a young French girl which kind of summed up the place. Like a French cafe in... More 

Thank DBurnley
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Intimate atmosphere, lovely staff. The food was superb, they have an awesome Gluten Free menu. My partner and I were delighted with our meal.

Thank MsRaa68
Galashiels, United Kingdom
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416 reviews
242 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 155 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Visited this restaurant as part of a large group. It's hidden away in the New Town but well worth seeking out. It has an informal feel, but great for a special occasion. The crusty bread we had while we chose our meals was really lovely. Very chewy and tasty.. I started with butternut squash soup which was great. I then... More 

Thank Hawklord_pxr5
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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61 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely atmosphere, welcoming staff, first class cuisine, lovely wine, enjoyably bijoux, even the bread was a delight. Very well prepared classic dishes with a modern approach. We could have been in France, as the decor is classic bistro style......wonderful.

Thank Thrupence
Morpeth, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were staying in Edinburgh for two nights, one of which was our wedding anniversay and as I had been to this restaurant before with friends for lunch decided to book it for our anniversay. We were ushered downstairs to a tiny room near kitchen and toilets where two other tables were occupied. One couple left almost immediately after we... More 

Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 February 2017

Stumbled upon this beautiful restaurant and so happy we did. We arrived late, after 9 with no booking but were shown to a cosy table for two. The waiter talked us through the menu and we chose Soup (gorgeous) Pork Belly (amazing) and cheese (didn't like the cheese) The wine was delicious and we felt we could have been in... More 

Thank 636looby
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13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 February 2017 via mobile

Fabulous restaurant tucked away on a quiet side street. Not a typical french bistro menu if that's what you're looking for but the food was imaginative and delicious. Great service - we asked for salads not on the menu and the chef accommodated without question. Fan fried trout was deliciously prepared with crispy skin and delicate almond butter sauce. Pork... More 

Thank Lydia L
Leeds, United Kingdom
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37 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2017

Just like walking into a French cafe. Staff were very attentive and most of all the food was fantastic. Chose not to have a starter as all the puddings looked fantastic. An excellent choice of wines. Reasonably priced, had a really good evening here. It is a little tricky to find, but we managed!

Thank Carol O

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
French, European, British, Scottish, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine
Open Hours
12:00 - 14:00
18:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 14:00
17:15 - 22:00
12:00 - 14:00
17:15 - 22:00
12:00 - 14:00
17:15 - 22:00
12:00 - 14:00
17:15 - 22:00
12:00 - 14:00
17:15 - 22:00
12:00 - 14:00
18:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 34 Thistle Street Lane North West | Street Lane, Edinburgh EH2 1EA, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Edinburgh>  > New Town
  • Neighbourhood: New Town
  • Phone Number: +44 131 226 2211

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in New Town

Neighbourhood Profile
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 squares, and self-important statues. But it’s also a very wanderable neighbourhood, with a healthy bustle at almost any time of day and fine people-watching in places like St Andrew's Square which fills with picnickers around lunch. You’ll also find a series of cheerful basement bistros on Hanover Street, while dark Rose Street has something of the feel of an undiscovered back alley and is chock-full of characterful pubs and small independent shops.
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