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“A little bit of magic: Montmartre in Edinburgh.”
Review of Cafe St Honore

Cafe St Honore
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Ranked #142 of 2,728 Restaurants in Edinburgh
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$0 - US$82
Cuisines: French, Scottish
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Good for: Romantic
Dining options: Breakfast, After-hours, Dinner, Lunch, Reservations
Neighbourhood: New Town
Reviewed 28 November 2016

Hadn't patronised this New Town institution before; - last time I looked some of the reviews were, well, mediocre. Not so the recent ones, however, and as our dining time had to be early - 5.30pm, when the restaurant opens in the evening - we decided to give it a go. Coming in from the chill of an Edinburgh evening the welcome in this place is warm and genuine, and the room itself a brilliant and cosy recreation of a Paris bistro. The tablecloths are white, the cutlery is quality, the menu, Goldilocks-like, just right - not too long or short -, and the wine list ditto. Prices are far from outrageous. The service (OK, the place was almost empty at this time) nothing short of perfection. Perfection continued with the food: smoked mackerel, game terrine, hake, lemon tart, sticky toffee pudding, - all brilliant, with the hake in particular the absolute best we have ever tasted, and ahead of Michelin-Starred establishments we've patronised. If you want exceptional food at reasonable prices, in a romantic location oozing with character in Edinburgh's delightful New Town, then this is the place for you. And you do get the added bonus of half-expecting Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec to come shuffling through the door at any time...

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1  Thank Glennbrittle
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Reviewed 20 November 2016 via mobile

We had our staff meal here we were about 16-20 staff.

The service was friendly by not over the top.

We were made to feel comfortable right from the beginning with a choice of aperitifs and starters.


Once the meal unraveled the food was of very good quality bearing in mind we were a group of 20 on a Sunday evening.

The decor makes you feel as if you're in a typical parisien bistrot.

On the whole this place is brilliant and will be back in a flash.

They have 2 different rooms so if you are interested in hiring a room for a private function this place is ideal.

Thanks again for the positive experience.

Thank Claude M
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Reviewed 14 November 2016

We were 2 couples dining during the Edinburgh Festival, when the restaurant was busy and fully booked. The service was excellent, the menu full of tempting courses, including vegetarian options, and the whole dinner an absolute delight. The decor is typically French and the chef is a genius. We will definitely be back!

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Thank Pat G
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Reviewed 10 November 2016

The food is excellent, locally sourced and often organic. The wine choice is also great with organic wines on offer. Well worth going away from the main street to find, it is near the Oxford Bar for those Inspector Rebus fans. The staff are friendly and helpful. I recommend booking as it was quite busy even on a Wednesday evening when we went.

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1  Thank Kfd1471622
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Reviewed 7 November 2016

We ate here on a Friday evening, 9pm booking – was a little sceptical that it wouldn’t be busy or have a good atmosphere but pleasantly surprised. Really lovely small restaurant, cosy atmosphere (welcome after the Baltic temperature outside!). slightly off the beaten track, which means you wouldn’t necessarily just come across it – which made for a nice low key and non-touristy evening.
We ate the venison & lamb – both which were really tasty.

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Thank cellcat
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