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Howies Waterloo

) #116 of 1,867 Restaurants in Edinburgh €€ - €€€ European, British,
29 Waterloo Place | East end of Princes Street, Edinburgh EH1 3BQ, Scotland
+44 131 556 5766
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  • Excellent61%
  • Very good27%
  • Average8%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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12:00 - 14:30All hours
European, British, Scottish, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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29 Waterloo Place | East end of Princes Street, Edinburgh EH1 3BQ, Scotland
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Reviewed yesterday

We went to Howies in between first evening of our fringe visit, fantastic amostphere great food and service, wonderful table top end restaurant with beaut views of city, definitely worth a visit

Thank Minmai02
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

I had great expectations from a restaurant such as Howies because it's ranked within the top 20 best restaurants of Edinburgh. Their impressive dining area underneath a rather impressive skylight doesn't match the poor food and even poorer service. I ordered an Asian calamari starter...More

Thank Aunty-Ta
Reviewed 2 days ago

Unusually warm so we enjoyed sitting out front for a drink. Never shown a drinks list and told only sparkling wine was Spumante! Chose small Sauvignon Blank but was told it would be a medium or large serve! No more than average experience but then...More

Thank f2s
Reviewed 2 days ago

Amazing evening at Howies, hen part of 22 in the main restaurant, the staff were so accommodating - Agnes was brilliant. All food arrived at the same time and it was exactly what we needed being a large group. Thank you for the memories.

Thank annald31
Reviewed 3 days ago

We had an amazing experience dining at Howies. I booked it for a Birthday Lunch for my Partner Simons 50th Birthday; There was 8 of us; we all loved every minute of it. Service was top notch, food was incredible and the ambience was relaxed...More

Thank Lynn D
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

This August marked my 50th birthday. My partner organised a celebratory family lunch and looked at several possible venues before choosing Howies at Waterloo Place. It was a great decision. The location and decor are ideal and the staff couldn't be more attentive and friendly....More

Thank drzoom11
Reviewed 3 days ago

Excellent lunch with 4 old friends! Delicious Prosecco to celebrate - good price! Lovely ambience in main restaurant. Superb food - extremely good value! Staff attentive, and arranged post-lunch Coffee in Foyer which was lovely. Will definitely return!

Thank Susan R
Reviewed 3 days ago

Since we were a table of 8 (including 4 Norwegians!) and the rest of the restaurant was packed I was very surprised at the quality of service and timing of the courses. Always great value for money and the unique combination of starter and main...More

Thank Strangs
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We have gone there for Saturday lunch. Even the most picky eater had something to choose. We tried 3 starters (pigeon, beetroot carpaccio and seafood), 4 mains (burger, fish of the day, stew of the day and steak), 4 desserts (chocolate beetroot cake, chocolates fudge,...More

Thank Pi M
Reviewed 5 days ago

Great service, good food, lovely building. Love the BYOB policy. We were well looked after even though the restaurant was very busy. Thanks for a lovely lunch!

Thank moiranth
Broughton & Calton
Lying where grandiose New Town townhouses give way to
malls and utilitarian housing, Broughton and Calton
have long been transitional neighbourhoods with a
mixed identity. It’s here that Edinburgh’s gay village
found a home in the 1980s. But gay culture is anything
but overt along bustling epicentre Broughton Street;
even if polished pubs, hip bistros, smart delis and
art galleries all speak of affluent good taste. The
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25 June 2017|
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Response from LiviPete | Reviewed this property |
You should be able to, depending on what date/time is available to match your desired time Go to their website and click on the book now option for the relevant restaurant for more info
20 February 2017|
Response from AlexR1874 | Reviewed this property |
It does have a BYOB policy and you can take wine, both still and sparkling and there is a corkage charge
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$13 - US$40
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Business meetings, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
12:00 - 14:30
17:30 - 22:00
12:00 - 14:30
17:30 - 22:00
12:00 - 14:30
17:30 - 22:00
12:00 - 14:30
17:30 - 22:00
12:00 - 14:30
17:30 - 22:00
12:00 - 14:30
17:30 - 22:00
12:00 - 14:30
17:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 29 Waterloo Place | East end of Princes Street, Edinburgh EH1 3BQ, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Edinburgh>  > Broughton & Calton
  • Neighbourhood: Broughton & Calton
  • Phone Number: +44 131 556 5766
  • E-mail
Refurbished in 2013 this historic Georgian meeting room was originally built to celebrate the Battle of Waterloo at the foot of Calton Hill, on Waterloo Place which is an extension of the east end of Princes Street. A large dining room bursting with character, a raised eating section at the bow end of the room and a private dining room all offering a wonderful atmosphere. dinner for 1, a private party for 28 or a full wedding including ceremony on the premises all part of day to day life in the best Scottish Restaurant in town.
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