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!

Book Howies Victoria 

 

The hottest day of the year and Scotts Kitchen reopens today!

At 10am this. morning Scotts Kitchen reopens!

Our south facing terrace is the place to be for coffee, snacks, drinks or something more substantial to eat....the joy of sitting in the heart of Edinburghs Old Town over looking what is generally believed to Europes most beautiful Street, Victoria Street cannot be over estimated.

Booking for this toasty spot is  recommended…..BOOK NOW.

Yes the streets are quieter just now for obvious reasons but the air is clear, the sky is blue and the remarkable smells coming out of our kitchen as the team get ready for your arrival…..defy description…so chop chop!

Head down off the High Street, or the Royal Mile if we’re being formal, and take a left just before Victoria Street, it’s a traffic free, haven….

A new menu, a new normal, a new day….we can’t wait to see you!

And don’t forget your SPF!!

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.