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Howies Victoria

) #153 of 1,846 Restaurants in Edinburgh $$ - $$$ 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” (109 reviews)
“haggis” (138 reviews)
“salmon” (87 reviews)
Open Now
17:30 - 22:00All hours
CUISINES
European, British, Scottish, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
RATINGS
Service
Food
Value
Atmosphere
LOCATION
10-14 Victoria Street, Edinburgh EH1 2HG, Scotland
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Just returned from a family dinner at Howies Victoria. We went there on recommendation from the Concierge at The Caledonian. Good call. We wanted good traditional Scottish fare in a casual setting. That's exactly what we got. I enjoyed Cullen skink - a hearty potato...More

Thank sshasan
Reviewed 3 days ago

Located in a convenient location. Quite popular and best to make a reservation. Menu selection is varied and very tasty. Lots of wines to choose from.

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Thank Bomani
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

A group of 4 from Hong Kong visited this restaurant there for lunch. Nice and friendly environment with nice food especially mussels and affogato!

Thank Esther Y
Reviewed 4 days ago

Wonderful Dining experience in the heart of Edinburgh. Down-to-earth, but nonetheless elegant in its own way, the Team at Howies does not only create a cosy atmosphere but also very tasty Food. Highly recommendable!

Thank SAppel28
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went, as a family to celebrate our Daughters graduation, booking specifically after seeing the Graduation offer, which recognised the graduate with a glass of fizz. However, on arrival, this was not acknowledged, even after the waitress asked what we were celebrating. The food was...More

Thank Mandi56
Reviewed 1 week ago

Nice place, very good service and mix of local and other food , both delicious. You need to book in advance

Thank MariaJo1204
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Howie's managed to provide a very good 3 course lunch for 26 of us. There was a limited choice but everyone enjoyed their meal . The cullen skink was excellent. Fresh food nicely served and reasonable price. Thank you Howies

Thank avrilg520
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The atmosphere was inviting, accepting and comfortable. We didn't make a lunch booking, so we were glad that we managed to get a place as it filled up really quickly once it started business for the day. We had the Mussels of the Day, Haggis...More

Thank chnneb
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had dinner here on our last night in Edinburgh and we all thoroughly enjoyed it. The restaurant is warm and inviting, and the staff very friendly. We ordered from the 2-course special and we were impressed with every dish. There were two minor niggles,...More

1  Thank annek3040
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Recently had a lovely meal at Howies - we just turned up on spec without a booking and they were able to accommodate us. Food was very good and service was also great - our only quibble was that we were served too fast. The...More

Thank Julie S
Nearby
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
...More
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michelle473
Are you a dog-friendly restaurant?
30 October 2016|
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Response from cabottaxi | Reviewed this property |
Nope dogs i believe are not allowed in .
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keith102015
Please advise me if you have an early dining option.
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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keith102015
Why do you take days to answer questions? Are you busy or arrogant?
18 July 2016|
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Response from keith102015 | Reviewed this property |
Perhaps it's because my name is Keith and I come from Edinburgh!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
USD 6 - USD 25
Meals
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
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings, Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Groups, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 14:30
17:30 - 22:00
Monday
12:00 - 14:30
17:30 - 22:00
Tuesday
12:00 - 14:30
17:30 - 22:00
Wednesday
12:00 - 14:30
17:30 - 22:00
Thursday
12:00 - 14:30
17:30 - 22:00
Friday
12:00 - 14:30
17:30 - 22:00
Saturday
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
  • E-mail
Description
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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