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The Orchard

) #402 of 1,864 Restaurants in Edinburgh $$ - $$$ , European, British
1-2 Howard Place, Edinburgh EH3 5JZ, Scotland
+44 131 550 0850
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  • Excellent51%
  • Very good35%
  • Average11%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“steak pie” (19 reviews)
“black pudding” (12 reviews)
“pork belly” (10 reviews)
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Bar, European, British, Pub, Scottish, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
1-2 Howard Place, Edinburgh EH3 5JZ, Scotland
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1 - 10 of 174 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago

Delightful meal at this comfortable bar in Canonmills area of Edinburgh. I had an immense starter of smoked salmon which was big enough to be a main course, delicious. Then a huge portion of melt in the mouth steak pie which despite being fairly full...More

Thank Bruce M
Reviewed 11 June 2017

The waiter said the pub was built about 130 years ago, the same time as the row houses "because every street needed a pub at the end of it." To this American it was charming and authentic, not tired or outdated. Our waitress was helpful...More

Thank Nanette L
Reviewed 8 June 2017

We live fairly close to The Orchard, whilst not regulars we do pop in from time to time. We went for dinner last week, the menu needs a bit of work as it's been the same for so long. Our chips were greasy and in...More

Thank whistlestop
Reviewed 16 May 2017

This was a stumble upon lunch stop. It looks very smart from outside, maybe not quite as smart within. There was a good range of regular beers and a few guests, and a nice bustle. The menu has enough choice to be interesting. We both...More

Thank HHH666Y
Reviewed 8 May 2017

Went in a small group. Between us we had the Sunday roast, several steak pies and the flat-iron steak. The roast was lovely and the steak pie was absolutely gorgeous. The let down was my steak which was basically a lump of bordering on inedible...More

Thank Craig T
Reviewed 6 May 2017 via mobile

We chose this venue because we were having a brief family gathering including a 1 year old who we were meeting for the 1st time and it was recommended as having good food and beer. We all enjoyed the food, friendly staff and a lovely...More

Thank Elizabeth L
Reviewed 29 March 2017 via mobile

Visited here a couple of weeks ago to celebrate a birthday. Lovely little restaurant with a nice atmosphere and nice staff. The waiter originally forgot to process my boyfriends order of duck for main. However, he offered the fish and chips free of charge as...More

Thank DW0701
Reviewed 19 March 2017 via mobile

We had a delicious meal here on Friday night. The bar is lovely and the food is scrumptious! It was packed out but we still received amazing service. Can't wait to go back.

Thank Caroline J
Reviewed 16 March 2017

Delicious food at great prices - steak pie fabulous and highly recommend the Galashiels ice cream they serve. Wonderful friendly staff.

Thank DingbatBeds
Reviewed 15 March 2017

Excellent food and amazing service. The staff were so friendly and really made us feel welcome during our two week holiday.

Thank Rarosalt
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24 October 2016|
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Response from the0rchardbar | Property representative |
Hi There, Yes we are very family friendly and have many families booking with us for dinner before or after the light show. If you do decide to come and visit us I would highly recommend booking a table so we can fit you... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1-2 Howard Place, Edinburgh EH3 5JZ, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Edinburgh
  • Phone Number: +44 131 550 0850
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