Howies reopens Monday 2nd November.

Happily Howies Waterloo reopens 7 days a week on Monday 2nd November. Yeah!

Our hours are slightly curtailed but we will be open from 11.30am right through to 6pm serving our usual delicious selection of seasonal Scottish fare.

As ever our 2 course lunch is available for £12.75 and you choose from the whole Howies Menu none of your restricted nonsense here.

We have been looking after our customers for 30 years, we know what we’re doing.

So all you need to do is book a table, relax  and let us do all the work.

That’s just how we like it.


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 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!!

Howies Waterloo Reopening

Delighted and excited to be reopening the doors at Howies Waterloo on Wednesday 29th July. Book Here. 

We’ve been busy! Fitting a new staircase, a new kitchen floor and a stylish new glass screen, which as you see looks as thought it was always meant to be there.


Reopening is a labour of love, and if there’s one thing we all love it’s delicious Scottish seasonal food as you can see with the huge cheesy grin of our Chef who is loving theses lobsters!

We’ve a new menu to utilise the very best of our Summer seasonal produce which we are sure you will enjoy. We certainly enjoyed tasting it in advance of it going live for you.


We are so proud of the building, the original Calton Meeting rooms, that we like to make a song and dance about it….tumbling flowers and lots of greenery, flank the door so as you sit alfresco and enjoy your drinks, coffee, and food you’re surrounded by nature.

It’s been a challenging time for us all, but we want you to know we have taken every measure to make our restaurant as safe as possible. So much so that we have been Awarded the AA Covid Ready certificate which is proof that our team and venue have met their very stringent conditions. In addition we have the Good To Go Certificate from Visit Scotland. More assurance we are really on it.

So now it is over to you !  CLICK HERE AND BOOK NOW.

We hope you will come along, sit down inside or out  and relax, safe in the knowledge, we really care.

 To put it all in a nutshell…..we are  raring to go!