We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.

“Afternoon tea” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of The Atholl at The Howard

The Atholl at The Howard
Ranked #881 of 2,437 Restaurants in Edinburgh
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$32 - US$72
Cuisines: British, European, Scottish
More restaurant details
Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Full Bar, Private Dining, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Neighbourhood: New Town
Description: 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.
Chelmsford, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
54 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
“Afternoon tea”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 February 2014

A delicious afternoon tea with a lovely glass of champagne. The service was excellent, a lovely way to spend a rainy afternoon.

  • Visited February 2014
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Food
Helpful?
Thank Scotfrannie
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Write a Review

85 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    44
    25
    5
    7
    4
Rating summary
    Food
    Service
    Value
    Atmosphere
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Any
English first
Limuru, Kenya
Level Contributor
64 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
“Average and expensive”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2014

Food was good - very limited menu. Service slow and poor, very small restaurant - 4 tables max so quite hard to be private. Drinks very expensive.

Visited December 2013
Helpful?
Thank CartwrightKenya
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Cirencester, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
“Afternoon Tea”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 December 2013

The afternoon tea was very good and the champagne was nice. The staff were well informed that one if us was intolerant to nuts and the afternoon tea had been catered so that there were no nuts in anything. The staff were very accommodating of any requests. A lovely experience

  • Visited December 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Food
Helpful?
Thank Helen C
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Santa Fe, New Mexico
Level Contributor
34 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Great food. Excellent service.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 November 2013

I recently organised a dinner for a party of 10 at the Atholl and it was a great experience.
Prior to arrival, Charles (Front of House manager) was extremely helpful in setting up menu options. Upon arrival, the private room offered to our party was perfect for the occasion. The menu options, the quality of the food and the service were all excellent.
I was also pleased that the wine list included some good, reasonably priced offerings. (I hate it when a restaurant overprices their wines.)
I can certainly recommend this restaurant for a group of this size.

  • Visited October 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Food
Helpful?
Thank Syd W
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Nottingham, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Excellent”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2013

Stayed at the Howard and enjoyed a fine meal in their restaurant too. Good, intimate atmosphere, perfect for a romantic break.

Visited October 2013
Helpful?
Thank DuncanJudy2013
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC

Travellers who viewed The Atholl at The Howard also viewed

 

Been to The Atholl at The Howard? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing