Bank Holiday Monday approaching!

As we sit here with the rain battering off our heads, yes we should wear hats but we’re just too busy, we realised we are heading for the August Bank Holiday.

It seems little different this year without the Edinburgh Festival footfall and buzz but nonetheless it is a day off for most and bookings are busying up.

So this is just a wee reminder to book your table sooner rather than later, we would hate you to be disappointed because of course Monday 31st is the last day of Eat Out To Help Out Rishi style. Boooo.

But the very next day we launch Eat Out To Help Out The Sequel Yeh!!  Which is exactly the same deal as before, eg 50% off everything on our menu (except alcohol), up to a maximum of £10 discount per diner. Valid every Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and we’ve added a Thursday too!

This deal is available in all three of our Edinburgh restaurants, Howies  Waterloo, Howies Victoria as well as our wee sister Scotts Kitchen which is open from 10am just above Howies Victoria Street on the beautiful Victoria Terrace.

Oh and please note  as a one off,  next Tuesday, Wednesday, 1st and 2nd September Howies Victoria Street will be closed as we complete our interior tweaks.

 

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A tour of Howies Victoria Street which reopens today! 19th August 2020.

We thought you might like to have wee preview of what you might expect when you come in to Howies Victoria Street in our brave new world.

It’s best with the sound on so you can hear the measures we have taken before throwing our doors open again. Rest assured  all you need to worry about  is who you are going to ask along   and what you’re going to order from our new menu!

Looks great doesn’t it? Why not strike whilst the pan is hot and book now!

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Howies Victoria Street Reopens Wednesday 19th August.

We are excited and delighted to announce Howies Victoria Street is reopening on Wednesday 19th August 2020….and that we are taking part in Eat Out To Help Out too…so what a great way to kick off!

We open for lunch 11.45 last reservation 2.30pm

We open for dinner 5pm last reservation 9.30pm

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The team is making everything ship shape for our customers and team and inline with Howies Waterloo and Scotts Kitchen, Howies Victoria have also been awarded The Visit Scotland Good To Go green tick. Below you can see the day to day measures we have put in place and of course we will be following the ever changing Government Guidelines to the letter. 

The fun part  of all this is the menu which is being developed as you read, we are holding the tasting on Tuesday and are good to go go go on Wednesday!

Keep up to date with us on social media for all the details and some temping pics too as the kitchen gets fired up on Tuesday in preparation for reopening on Wednesday.

But for now it’s all about deep cleaning, fogging Saturday and Sunday,  reorganising our space so there is ample space between tables and  then we rebuild, and put everything back in situ so everyone feels confident and happy when we fling open our doors for business.

Have a great weekend! 

 

The Happy Smiling Howies Team.

The Travellers Choice Award 2020

Yeah! We are delighted Howies Waterloo, Howies Victoria  and Scotts Kitchen have all  won The Travellers Choice Award 2020 from Trip Advisor.

Thank you to you for reviewing us and getting us up there. It means such a lot.

So why not book up for Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday this week for Eat Out To Help Out Deal. In fact book for next week too as word is spreading the half price deal is quite outstanding and it finishes on 31st. August.

As you know Howies  famous 2 course set price lunch….which is £12.75. …well not on Monday Tuesday and Wednesday in August! No literally it is halved, divided by 2 which means a 2 course lunch choosing from our whole menu for the princely sum of £6.47. WOW.  It  is eye poppingly low.

Our 2 course dinner is also half price, as is our 3 course dinner, and our soup, and our 6oz burger and our…..well everything!

Everything at Scotts Kitchen is half price too, including our new fav rave…our delicious Thai Soup..for under £2. 50!   It’s practically for nothing.

It’s cheaper to eat out than in so grab your family, friends and come along as you are…we look forward to seeing you!

 

 

 

We are delighted to be part of The Eat Out To Help Scheme.

Howies Waterloo open now and Scotts Kitchen which reopens on Friday 31st are delighted to be part of this Government Scheme to encourage diners back out and into the restaurants, bars and cafes.

It’s a great deal!  

Basically you get 50% off your food bill on a Monday to Wednesday lunch or dinner  until Monday 31st August with a maximum of £10 off each person.  Given our prices at Howies it’s practically for nothing…so do take advantage of it, take your friend, Mum or yourself out…I am yet to meet anyone who is not dreaming of eating out, letting someone else cook, and serve their food and do the dread washing up. Aaaaaaahhhh what luxury.

Do click here to see how it works. THE EAT TO HELP SCHEME 

BOOK WATERLOO HERE.           BOOK SCOTTS HERE.

Our new menu is live now and is going down a storm…so whet your whistle by having a look at it and see what you fancy….yum.

LUNCH

2 COURSES 12.75 | 3 COURSES 15.75

Non Gluten Containing Ingredients menu available.  🌱 – vegan

BREAD, OLIVES & DIPS

FRESHLY BAKED ROSEMARY FOCACCIA WITH BALSAMIC & OIL 🌱

2.00

BLACK OLIVE TAPENADE, HOUMOUS 🌱, HOUSE MIXED OLIVES 🌱

each 1.95

STARTERS

FRAGRANT THAI SOUP

with vegetables & lentils, ginger, lemongrass, coconut milk & coriander served with freshly baked focaccia or oatcakes 🌱

4.95 | 6.95

HAM HOCK & CHERVIL CROQUETTE

with honey mustard dressing

4.95 | 8.25

CULLEN SKINK

Scottish smoked haddock, leeks, potatoes & cream chowder with freshly baked bread

4.95 | 8.25

HAGGIS, NEEPS & TATTIES

with thyme jus (vegetarian haggis also available) 

4.95 | 8.25

CRISPY SCOTTISH CALAMARI

with pickled vegetable salad, smoked paprika & lime mayonnaise (DF)

5.25 | 8.25

WHIPPED CROWDIE & MASCARPONE

with Standhill Farm tomatoes, black pepper, mint & pickled red onion (V)

5.95 | 8.25

BELHAVEN SMOKED TROUT PATÉ

fresh creamed horseradish, shallots, capers & oatcakes

5.95 | 8.25

HALF EAST LOTHIAN LOBSTER

served cold with Howies cocktail sauce & dressed baby gem + 10.00 if part of offer

18.95

MAINS

SLOW BRAISED SCOTCH BEEF CASSEROLE

with rosemary salt roasted Heritage potatoes

8.50

CHICKEN POT PIE

Red Tractor chicken, Thistly Cross Cider & sage cream with Isle of Mull cheddar pastry

8.95

BUTTERNUT SQUASH TAGINE

with slow roasted cherry tomatoes, cous cous, herb yoghurt & flatbread (V) (DF) (N)

8.95

COLD POACHED SHETLAND SALMON

Heritage potato salad with crispy capers, charred tenderstem broccoli, lime & tarragon crème fraiche

9.25

RISOTTO 

with parsnip, thyme & horseradish butter, parsnip crisps & dry roasted spiced hazelnuts (V) (N) (🌱 available)

8.25

HOWIES HANDMADE 170G BEEF BURGER,

slaw & fries + add bacon, cheese or haggis for 1.00 each

8.50

SPICED LENTIL BURGER

with sweet onion relish & fries 🌱

8.50

GRILLED SCOTTISH HAKE

with shellfish bisque, peas, lettuce & pink fir heritage potatoes

9.95

225G SCOTTISH RIBEYE STEAK FRITES

16.95 (not part of offer) – add peppercorn, garlic & herb or blue cheese sauce for 2.00 each

HALF OR WHOLE EAST LOTHIAN LOBSTER

served hot with garlic butter, salad and fries or cold with Howies cocktail sauce, potato salad and dressed baby gem

19.95 | 39.95 (not part of offer)

 

SIDES

Skinny fries (V)
Seasonal vegetables (V)
Tomato, basil & pine nut salad (V)
Green salad with House dressing (V)

3.25 each

 

PUDDINGS

CHOCOLATE POT

with fresh Fife raspberries & hazelnut biscuits (N)

5.95

FRESH BLACKETYSIDE STRAWBERRIES

enjoy on their own, with lemon sorbet or Mackie’s ice cream

5.95

HOWIES FAMOUS BANOFFEE PIE

biscuit base, toffee, banana, whipped cream & toasted almonds (N)
5.95

Three cheeses from I.J. Mellis

with grapes, red onion chutney & oatcakes

6.75 + 2.95 supplement if part of offer

DUO OF SORBETS 🌱

– choose from lemon, raspberry or passionfruit

4.60

STICKY TOFFEE PUDDING

with Mackie’s vanilla ice cream (N)
5.95

TWO SCOOPS OF  ICE CREAM

choose from traditional, chocolate or salted caramel

4.60

 

V = Vegetarian  🌱 = Vegan  N = Contains Nuts  DF = Dairy Free

 We source our produce from various local suppliers, and therefore we cannot 100% guarantee that our dishes are allergen free.

Terms and conditions. This menu is subject to seasonal changes. A 10% discretionary service charge will be added to tables of 6 or more.

 

And dinner…..

 

DINNER

EARLY DINING – 2 COURSES 15.75

(available Sunday – Thursday until 6.30pm)

Non Gluten Containing Ingredients menu available.  🌱 – vegan

BREAD, OLIVES & DIPS

FRESHLY BAKED ROSEMARY FOCACCIA WITH BALSAMIC & OIL 🌱

2.00

BLACK OLIVE TAPENADE, HOUMOUS 🌱, HOUSE MIXED OLIVES 🌱

each 1.60

STARTERS

FRAGRANT THAI SOUP

with vegetables & lentils, ginger, lemongrass, coconut milk & coriander served with freshly baked focaccia or oatcakes 🌱

5.95

HAM HOCK & CHERVIL CROQUETTE

with honey mustard dressing

6.95

CULLEN SKINK

Scottish smoked haddock, leeks, potatoes & cream chowder with freshly baked bread

6.50

HAGGIS, NEEPS & TATTIES

with thyme jus (vegetarian haggis also available) 

6.75

WHIPPED CROWDIE & MASCARPONE

with Standhill Farm tomatoes, black pepper, mint & pickled red onion (V)

6.95

BELHAVEN SMOKED TROUT PATÉ

fresh creamed horseradish, shallots, capers & oatcakes

6.95

HALF EAST LOTHIAN LOBSTER

served cold with Howies cocktail sauce & dressed baby gem + 10.00 if part of offer

18.95 + 10.00 supplement if part of offer

MAINS

SLOW BRAISED SCOTCH BEEF CASSEROLE

with rosemary salt roasted Heritage potatoes (DF)

14.95

BREAST OF CHARGRILLED HERBY CHICKEN

with gnocchi, garlic & basil tomato sauce, baby spinach & pecorino

14.95

PAN ROASTED SCOTTISH LAMB RUMP

with hazelnut & watercress pesto, mash, summer minted courgettes & pan jus

20.95 +4.00 supplement if part of offer 

BUTTERNUT SQUASH TAGINE

with slow roasted cherry tomatoes, cous cous, herb yoghurt & flatbread (V) (DF) (N)

14.95

ROASTED FILLET OF SHETLAND SALMON

with crispy baby caper crushed new potatoes, charred tenderstem broccoli

16.95

GRILLED SCOTTISH HAKE

with shellfish bisque, peas, lettuce & pink fir Heritage potatoes

16.95

225G 35 DAY DRY AGED SCOTTISH RIBEYE STEAK FRITES

26.50 (not part of offer)

+ add peppercorn, garlic & herb or blue cheese sauce for 2.00 each

HALF OR WHOLE EAST LOTHIAN LOBSTER

served hot with garlic butter, salad and fries or cold with Howies cocktail sauce, potato salad and dressed baby gem

19.95 | 39.95 (not part of offer)

SIDES

Skinny fries 🌱
Tomato, basil & pine nut salad
Seasonal vegetables
Green salad with House dressing

3.25 each

 

PUDDINGS

CHOCOLATE POT

with fresh Fife raspberries & hazelnut biscuits

6.95

HOWIES FAMOUS BANOFFEE PIE

biscuit base, toffee, banana, whipped cream & toasted almonds (N)

6.95

FRESH BLACKETYSIDE STRAWBERRIES

enjoy on their own, with lemon sorbet or Mackie’s ice cream

6.95

THREE CHEESES FROM I.J. MELLIS

with grapes, red onion chutney & oatcakes

7.95 + 2.95 supplement if part of offer

DUO OF SORBET 🌱

-choose from lemon, raspberry or passionfruit

4.95

STICKY TOFFEE PUDDING

with Mackie’s vanilla ice cream (N)

6.95

TWO SCOOPS OF  ICE CREAM

choose from traditional, chocolate or salted caramel

4.75

 

Kids menu

V = Vegetarian 🌱 = Vegan  N = Contains Nuts  DF = Dairy Free

 We source our produce from various local suppliers, and therefore we cannot 100% guarantee that our dishes are allergen free.

Terms and conditions. This menu is subject to seasonal changes. A 10% discretionary service charge will be added to tables of 6 or more.