Review on The Howgate Restaurant & Bistro

The setting is some converted stables in the picturesque village of Howgate, about ten miles from Edinburgh. A log fire burns in the Bistro creating a welcoming ambience while the restaurant is intimate and slightly more formal.

Modern dishes, often with a distinct Scottish accent, form the backbone of the short, sensibly constructed menu. Kick off with Cullen skink, a traditional soup of smoked haddock, potatoes and cream or west coast mussels in a garlic and dill sauce before moving on to perhaps roasted haunch of venison with herb rosti potatoes and a red wine jus. A charcoal grill does the job with 3 week aged Scottish steaks; unbeatable and served with hand cut chips.

Desserts feature local cheeses and ice creams together with favourites like traditional sticky toffee pudding and the wine list also makes for enticing reading. You'll find plenty of good stuff from around the globe and some additional fines wines, from Burgundy and Bordeaux.

The Howgate Restaurant & Bistro is also featured in: Michelin Guide, Good Food Guide, AA Guide

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Modern Scottish

Restaurant Opening Times

Lunch: 12.00 - 2.00pm
Dinner: 6.00 - 9.30pm

Accepted credit cards

Visa, Master Card, American Express

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Facilities at The Howgate Restaurant & Bistro

  • Childrens menu
  • Disabled access
  • Private parties
  • Vegetarian menu
  • 70 covers
  • Family Friendly


Private parking is possible at a location nearby


The Howgate Restaurant & Bistro
EH26 8PY

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