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The Orchard

1-2 Howard Place, Edinburgh EH3 5JZ, Scotland
+44 131 550 0850
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  • Excellent56%
  • Very good33%
  • Average9%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Bar, European, British, Pub, Scottish, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
1-2 Howard Place, Edinburgh EH3 5JZ, Scotland
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Reviewed 2 days ago

I had a veggie ciabatta with Rooster fries and my pal had salad. Both were freshly made, well-presented and super-tasty. The Orchard is bright and clean and the service was prompt and friendly. This was my first visit but it won’t be my last!

Thank Nicky M
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went for lunch and had something simple, burger and fish. The potato I must say is the best thing it has. Bread in burger a bit too thick and not extremely soft however, good haddock. Kind service.

Thank bili12015
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Went at the weekend as part of a large group - they were very friendly and looked after everyone, with the food arriving promptly. Nice atmosphere, nice night.

Thank Phillippa P
Reviewed 7 May 2018

Very pleasant local pub just down the street from guest house where I was staying. I felt totally comfortable there as single woman with table for one. Service was friendly, food delicious — I had monk fish, something I’d not tried before but will have...More

Thank megmb2014
Reviewed 30 April 2018

Plenty room and very child friendly in this nice modernised pub. Good menu for young and old with very cheery service. Good range of drinks and wines. Handy for the Botanics too.

1  Thank Lindum20C
Reviewed 13 March 2018 via mobile

Sat through in the back room and everyone enjoyed their meals, staff were friendly and quick to take orders and serve. A great place to eat with the family!

Thank jamessL9853OO
Reviewed 3 March 2018

Had supper here a couple of evenings while studying for RHS exams at nearby RBGE. Staff friendly and food good, fine for a quick meal.

Thank 886elaine
Reviewed 18 February 2018 via mobile

Come here before or after a visit to the Botanic garden. Their restaurant is very poor. Much better here with great tasty good value menu cheerfully served. Good drinks too. Cosy atmosphere and lovely sunny seats by windows. Elizabeth Malcolm Edinburgh

Thank Elizabeth W
Reviewed 20 January 2018

The staff were friendly and warm, the soup was delicious, carrot and lentil, sandwiches looked good and the ciabatta was really fresh, haggis fritters were tasty. We did wait a little bit longer than expected for them to come but other than that we would...More

Reviewed 2 January 2018

Thought we would struggle to find somewhere good to eat in Edinburgh on New Year’s Day so were beyond chuffed to stumble upon this gem of a place. Food was so tasty and freshly cooked. Desserts equally good. Service absolutely made the meal - if...More

Thank FionaC38
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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, Highchairs Available, Free Wifi
Good for
Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Groups
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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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