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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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“steak pie” (21 reviews)
“black pudding” (12 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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Reviewed 1 week ago

Stumbled across this place after visiting the botanical gardens. Popped in initially just for a drink. It was very busy and the food coming out of the kitchen looked very nice. We were hungry so decided to eat here. So glad we did. The steak...More

Thank manofkent1394
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went with sister daughter and her pal before we went to botanical light show. It has been painted and sadly smell was still lingering but looking good have been before and food is just as good two off us had fish n chips other two...More

Thank Edamyjohn
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Went to the Orchard bar to have a drink before the Botanic Lights. Once in the pub we tried to find a table before ordering our drinks. We found a table and a waiter approached us and said to us don't sit here, I need...More

1  Thank aghall1
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Called in before an evening event at the Botanic Gardens. Staff very friendly and helpful. Fish & chips very good, rabbit casserole the best my wife had ever tasted. Home made sticky toffee pud was yummy as well.

Thank T5600SSdavid
Reviewed 30 October 2017

We went here our first day in Edinburgh, after not having any food for over nearly 8 hours of travelling, the cozy and friendly pub was so welcome. We had excellent food. The thick mushroom cream soup with big chunks of bread was perfectly seasoned....More

Thank MargWohl2015
Reviewed 15 October 2017

This is a nice neighborhood restaurant with a varied menu. We enjoyed it so much we had dinner here three times. The first time we had a delicious souffle. The next time I enjoyed a wonderful beef pie. The best meal was the last one...More

Thank James S
Reviewed 7 October 2017

The Orchard is a nice place to stop for a meal if you've been to the Botanic Gardens. The atmosphere is casual and the décor, eclectic. The staff is always cheerful, knowledgeable, and efficient. The food, although essentially pub grub, is delicious and uniquely prepared,...More

Thank Cheryl M
Reviewed 3 October 2017

We had friends over from Australia and fancied a great meal in a pub but one where we could catch up and have a conversation without shouting. The staff are really friendly and helpful, the menu is not massive but it doesn't have to be...More

Thank Nockster31
Reviewed 24 September 2017 via mobile

We stopped at The Orchard after walking round the Botanical Gardens in need of a large drink and good food. Happy to say we got both! We shared some haggis fritters to start which were lovely (great introduction to haggis if you're not sure about...More

Thank Jack H
Reviewed 19 September 2017 via mobile

Had steak pie Delicious Two different servers went out of their way to make sure we were happy. Lovely experience Great sticky toffee pudding

Thank David D
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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
Child-friendly, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Groups, Local cuisine
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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