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The Orchard

#389 of 1,806 Restaurants in Edinburgh
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Bar, British, Pub, Scottish, European
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1-2 Howard Place, Edinburgh EH3 5JZ, Scotland
+44 131 550 0850
12:00 - 23:00
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Sun - Sat 12:00 - 23:00
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Livingston, Scotland, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Food was brilliant. Staff where very friendly Sticky toffee pudding is a must. Would highly recommend.

Thank Michelle S
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21 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were staying in Edinburgh city centre so it was a bit of a walk to this restaurant, however it was well worth it. The quality of the food was amazing, everyone really enjoyed it and were still saying how good it was the next day! The only slight negative point was that there were only two vegetarian options (one... More 

Thank Michelle D
London, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 December 2016

My friends and I loved this pub. The service and atmosphere was outstanding, so friendly and happy to advise on food choices. The food is of a very high standard too.

1 Thank HJM100
Dallas, Texas
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36 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 November 2016 via mobile

We stayed across the street from The Orchard during our time in Edinburgh. On our first night we wanted to find something nearby since we were tired from traveling. We did not expect to find such a great place so close! We loved the ambiance, the friendly staff and, of course, the food! The steak pie was excellent. The sticky... More 

Thank Kisforkrisi
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28 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2016 via mobile

Called in for a quick snack before heading to the Botanic Gardens. A quick summary, good food, pleasant staff, great service in a pub with relaxed atmosphere. This place has it all. The place itself is clean and well cared for and looks like it is used, not a place just to look at. A proper pub. When we walked... More 

Thank Firu T
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6 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

We very much enjoyed our lunch today. The steak pie was exceptional, the wine by the glass selection is interesting, unique and varied.

Thank Derek Y
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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56 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

visited the orchard many times since my last review and must comment on the sunday roast, i have visited many times for the sunday lunch. the roast beef is of the highest quality and is the best i have eaten also must mention yorkshire pudding and the gravy are not to be missed.last but not least the staff could not... More 

Thank jamb0123
Haugesund, Norway
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66 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016

This is a lovely spot, be it for a pint, a glass of wine ( they have a good variety of wines by the glass) or lunch/dinner. The food is restaurant standard, I especially recommend the cod with lentils, one of best fish dishes I´ve had in a long time. The staff are great; fulll of fun and banter, and... More 

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Schaffhausen, Switzerland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016 via mobile

Venue is very nice, waiters friendly and food was good. Was looking for a good steak pie on my last evening in Edinburgh and wasn't disappointed.

Thank flumi_f
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2016

I went on a quest round Edinburgh out to Stirling and East Lothian in search of a better stake pie ... to no avail. The best Stake Pie in Edinburgh and the Lothians by quite some margin.... A Friday treat to celebrate the end of the week... now a staple with colleagues.

Thank Francesco C

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Bar, British, Pub, Scottish, European
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available
Good for
Cheap Eats, Bar Scene, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?