Food and Drink

Scottish, Seasonal & Seriously Tasty

Howies food is a celebration of Scotland’s natural larder and local producers. We know our suppliers personally so you can rest assured Howies sources, cooks and serves only the very best seasonal food that Scotland has to offer.

All our food is cooked fresh to order. We also bake own bread daily which is a delight and very hard to resist.

Our menus include daily specials and our menus change seasonally, with Howies all time favourites such as haggis, Cullen skink and banoffee pie always on the list.

We offer a great selection of vegetarian and vegan dishes and our chefs do their best to accommodate any dietary requirements. All potential allergens are marked clearly on our menus and we welcome any information if you have specific allergies or concerns.

Children are welcome, high chairs and changing areas available and we have a short but delicious menu designed especially for the young ‘uns.

  • Daily catch of the day
  • Daily casserole of the day
  • Wild Highland venison from Perthshire
  • Cured salmon from Belhaven Smokery
  • Grass fed steak from family-owned butcher Shaw’s in Lauder
  • Lobsters from East Lothian
  • Mussels from the Shetland Isles
  • Cheese from Ian Mellis

We have an excellent and well stocked bar offering a huge choice of alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks.

Take a whisky flight, indulge in one of our extensive array of cocktails or mocktails to tantalise the tastebuds. Celebrating and supporting small independent producers we stock many brands unique to this area including Stewarts craft beer, Thistly Cross Cider from East Lothian, Edinburgh Gin and Arbikie vodka amongst others.

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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