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Howies

Scottish and British Restaurant

1.9 out of 5 1.9/5 from 5 reviews (add your opinion)

208 Bruntsfield Place
Edinburgh
EH10 4DH

Phone: 0131 221 1777

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Price: £££
Licensed: Yes
BYOB: Yes (£4 corkage)
Pre-Theatre: No

Takeaway: No

Opening Hours:
Mon-Sun: 1200-1430
Mon-Sun: 1800-2200

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4 from vladimpala (17%) on March 22nd, 2008 (9 years ago)

Howies, 208 Bruntsfield Place, EH10 4DH, Edinburgh

I've eaten here quite a few times and think it's a a great choice for dinner (or lunch) in Bruntsfield - friendly staff, constantly changing menu and well prepared food in pleasant surroundings. Very reasonably priced too. The wine list is quite good but you can also BYOB if that's your preference.

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1 from David Young (12%) on June 21st, 2008 (9 years ago)

Howies, 208 Bruntsfield Place, EH10 4DH, Edinburgh

Recently had a meal at Howies, with a seven-year-old; we booked because they make a big show of being child friendly. Nothing could be further from the truth. A horrible experience. I did complain the next day and got the 'standard' Howies brush-off via email i.e. we were at fault and not them.

The food is okay, but they don't actually know what the word 'service' means. If you're a hen party looking for a quick meal it's clearly fine, but for the rest of the population it's best missed.

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1 from BC (12%) on June 16th, 2011 (6 years ago)

Howies, 208 Bruntsfield Place, EH10 4DH, Edinburgh

We went to the Waterloo branch of Howies for a celebratory lunch but it proved to be a highly disappointing experience and it really spoiled the occasion.

The staff were unattentive to the point of ignoring you and I had to wave madly to attract attention to order after waiting with menus for a very long time.

The food was bland and not as described as it had the wrong sauce with it but when I questioned this I was given an abrupt reply and the waiter said it was as described on the menu. A look again at the menu proved I was correct - and when the manager took it away no apology was given and I was made to feel like I was being difficult and I found myself apologising to them?!

A replacement meal was provided but with bad attitude and, perhaps as a two-fingers up from the staff or kitchen, this time it had no sauce whatsoever. For the rest of the meal we were simply ignored and even on paying were not asked if everything had been okay.

They knew we weren't happy but did nothing to turn it around. There was clearly no desire from the staff to ensure an enjoyable experience was had by the customers. This branch is in a nice building but that is all it has going for it - it doesn't make up for the poor service, bland food or lack of atmosphere.

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3.5 from Janet1 (8%) on November 15th, 2007 (9 years ago)

Howies, 208 Bruntsfield Place, EH10 4DH, Edinburgh

I had a lovely meal at the Bruntsfield branch of Howies. The staff were friendly and I enjoyed my meal. It was quite busy so I take that as a good sign. Great ambience, I like the church candles everywhere, really cosy! Give it a shot for value for money.

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1 from James (7%) on December 15th, 2006 (10 years ago)

Howies, 208 Bruntsfield Place, EH10 4DH, Edinburgh

Food was incredibly average, service was incredibly below average, and they informed us very loudly that we had to leave about 2 minutes after we had paid as the table was needed for the next people.All in all a poor night out, with fairly rude staff. If you want rude staff, there are restaurants specifically for this, my advice - DO NOT EAT HERE.

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