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A family owned group of 3 restaurants in the heart of Edinburgh.
Established in 1990 by David Howie Scott.

Scottish, seasonal and seriously tasty food.

Open 7 days a week.

Howies Waterloo & Victoria 7 days a week lunch and dinner.
Scotts Kitchen 7 days a week all day dining from 9am.

Scotts is available for exclusive use private events day or night.

Our Restaurants

Open 7 days. Lunch, dinner, private dining room, al fresco dining.
At the foot of Calton Hill, 5 minutes from Waverley Station. 15 minutes walk from Howies Victoria.

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Open 7 days. Lunch and dinner.
Howies Victoria is in the heart of Edinburgh’s Old Town, just 5 minutes from Edinburgh Castle and the Royal Mile.
15 minutes from Howies Waterloo.

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Open 7 days. Breakfast, brunch, casual al fresco dining, coffee or a cocktail, great for Private Events. Situated above Howies Victoria, on Victoria Terrace. 15 minutes walk from Howies Waterloo.

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Howies Waterloo

Our flagship restaurant, Howies Waterloo, sits at the foot of Calton Hill at the East End of Princes Street. An impressive bow-ended Georgian hall built to celebrate the Battle of Waterloo.

Built in 1815, the sense of history is tangible. High ceilings and original period features are the background to Howies’ contemporary Scottish style.

Howies Victoria

Howies Victoria, in Edinburgh’s historic Old Town, sits on Edinburgh’s famous Victoria Street, one of Europe’s most beautiful (and most-photographed) streets.

Howies is a 2-minute walk from Edinburgh Castle, The Royal Mile and The Grassmarket.

Scotts Kitchen

Scotts Kitchen is situated on south facing Victoria Terrace directly above Howies Victoria Street a 2-minute walk from Edinburgh Castle, The Royal Mile and The Grassmarket.

Scotts offers all-day dining and drinks. Ideal for private gatherings. Al fresco available when weather allows.

Scottish, Seasonal & Seriously Tasty

Our food is a celebration of Scotland’s natural larder and local producers. We know all of our suppliers on a personal level, working closely with them for some time, so you can rest assured Howies food is the very best Scotland has to offer.

  • Wild Highland venison from Perthshire
  • Delicious salmon from Belhaven Smokery
  • Grass fed steak from family owned butcher Shaw’s in Lauder
  • Lobsters from East Lothian
  • Succulent mussles from the Shetland Isles
  • Ice cream from Mackies in Aberdeenshire
  • Cheese from Ian Mellis, who have a shop just down from Howies on Victoria Street – a must visit for cheese fans.

We also offer locally produced drinks including a huge array of whisky, Stewarts craft beer, Thistly Cross Cider from East Lothian, Edinburgh Gin and Arbikie vodka amongst others.