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The Orchard

1-2 Howard Place, Edinburgh EH3 5JZ, Scotland
+44 131 550 0850
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  • Excellent55%
  • Very good34%
  • Average9%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“steak pie” (23 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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1 - 10 of 203 reviews

Reviewed 6 days ago 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 2 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago 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
Reviewed 29 December 2017

Very nice atmosphere with delicious food. Haggis fritters and chutney great starter to share. Massive fresh haddock in batter, tasty burger and vegetarian soufflé to die for. All in all worth a visit.

Thank Lesley D
Reviewed 17 December 2017 via mobile

We visited The Orchard on Friday evening after going to the Botanical Gardens to see the Christmas lights. We hadn’t heard about it before as it was our first time in the area, so we hadn’t booked but managed to find a table as it...More

Thank poppy-matthews
Reviewed 5 December 2017

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 2 December 2017 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 27 November 2017 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

4  Thank aghall1
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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, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Free Wifi
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Business meetings
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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