“"Excellent food, service and great value for money"”
Sunday 09 November, 2014
We enjoyed the meal so much, we came back the next day and will certainly come back several times on our next trip to Edinburgh. The meal was well prepared, the produce were all local and excellent, it was beautifully presented: a great experience at a great value too.
“"Loved the vegetarian haggis"”
Monday 03 November, 2014
We had our hotel on Waterloo Place and by searching for restaurants closeby, we found the positive reviews on Howies Waterloo Place. The menu, specially the vegetarian haggis, sounded interesting, so we wanted to have lunch there after arriving in Edinburgh. Unfortunately, we did not think about making a reservation and no, the place was fully booked. As we definitively wanted to eat the vegetarian haggis (not wanting to try the original thing), we had lunch at Howies Victoria Street next day after visiting the Castle. This time, we luckily got a table, had the vegetarian haggis and Cullen skink as a starter and the fish of the day as main course. Presentation was simple, but the taste of this meal was one of the best we had during our stay in Edinburgh. Service was smiling and rapid and the bill very mild. We had a very pleasant time in this restaurant and can really recommend it.
“"After the Castle"”
Tuesday 28 October, 2014
Dear Howies, I made a reservation in Howies, Victoria Street , on Saturday 25 October for dinner after my Birthday Drinks Party in Edinburgh Castle . My family who had travelled from far and wide were all there ..we were a large and lively group . The whole evening from start to finish was superb. The food was excellent …all of us who ordered the venison agreed it was the tenderest we had eaten , the pigeon breast was a delight and all the other dishes were really enjoyed. The staff were not only attentive but really great with us …we were aged from 16 to 60 and Howies staff ticked all the boxes for us !! Lots of smiles and humour all round . The grande finale of espresso with amaretto went down very well too. A memorable evening and the perfect end to a special time for our family …thank you all so much . Slainte