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The Atholl at The Howard

34 Great King Street, Edinburgh EH3 6QH, Scotland
+44 131 557 3500
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  • Excellent55%
  • Very good28%
  • Average5%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible4%
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“sandwiches” (11 reviews)
“truffles” (2 reviews)
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CUISINES
British, European, Scottish
PRICE
$$$$
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LOCATION
34 Great King Street, Edinburgh EH3 6QH, Scotland
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1 - 10 of 80 reviews

Reviewed 22 July 2017

Service and food quality was top notch. The recommended wince was great. The butlers serve you. Our butler Marchin as I like to say was phenomenal and very detail oriented, friendly and helpful in all ways during our 5 night stay at the Howard. We...More

Thank Jackie C
Reviewed 17 July 2017 via mobile

We began our Edinburgh experience with a Sunday afternoon tea--the perfect way to have a small meal after a transatlantic flight. We knew we would want to make it an early evening, so this tea was perfect--from the elegant setting to the delicious savories and...More

Thank Clark H
Reviewed 22 December 2016 via mobile

I don't manage to get here often but without a doubt this is the best restaurant in Edinburgh. The quality of the food is second to none and service is impeccable. I highly recommend a visit here.

Thank MatthewSmith88
Reviewed 29 November 2016

Not the pleasant time you are promist ,I booked afternoon tea for my wife and daughter as a treat after Christmas for all there hard work after Christmas day , we were put into a room at the back of the hotel and severed sandwiches...More

Thank Murray F
EdinburghCollection, Manager at The Atholl at The Howard, responded to this reviewResponded 7 December 2016

Dear guest Sorry to hear that you did not enjoy your afternoon tea as we aim to exceed your expectations and often do. I am a little perturbed that you would write a second review for the same afternoon tea visit 12 months apart as...More

Reviewed 1 October 2016

We were lucky enough to have the restaurant to ourselves as it was mid week. Tried to convince my partner that I had arranged it that way. Meal was excellent. Service was outstanding but not obtrusive. We will definitely be coming again.

Thank derek m
EdinburghCollection, General Manager at The Atholl at The Howard, responded to this reviewResponded 24 October 2016

Thank you for taking the time to leave a review. We're glad you enjoyed your meal and were lucky enough to have had the restaurant to yoursleves (even if it wasn't arranged). We look forward to seeing you again. Kind Regards Leon Kiteley General Manager

Reviewed 28 September 2016

Recently ate here with some friends for dinner on a Friday night, was surprised to be able to book (online) the night before as thought it would be hard to get a table. I am still surprised as the meal was very good. We skipped...More

Thank Harpesharp
Reviewed 24 July 2016

We were in for afternoon tea yesterday afternoon. The hotel itself is a nice setting and generally clean and tidy. The afternoon tea itself was very nice with a great selection of teas to choose from and some very nice sandwiches and savoury snacks. However...More

2  Thank Stevenking5
EdinburghCollection, General Manager at The Atholl at The Howard, responded to this reviewResponded 15 August 2016

Thank you for taking the time to leave your review. We very much appreciate your feedback and are sorry to hear that we did not match your expectations. We take our service very seriously and are disappointed to hear that it was not up to...More

Reviewed 10 July 2016 via mobile

Popped in for Sunday afternoon tea having read the good reviews, but had a poor experience: - Dining room was well decorated and comfortable, but lacked any atmosphere as staff failed to keep on top of the background music. This was particularly evident as there...More

Thank Sarah F
EdinburghCollection, General Manager at The Atholl at The Howard, responded to this reviewResponded 15 August 2016

Hi Sarah, Thank you so much for your feedback. We pride ourselves on service and are disappointed to hear that we did not live up to your expectations on this occasion. We will take your feedback on board and aim to improve. We do hope...More

Reviewed 26 June 2016

We had the taster menu with wine that was absolutely delightful. Would throughly recommend to anyone looking for a little something special.

Thank sallybatley202
EdinburghCollection, General Manager at The Atholl at The Howard, responded to this reviewResponded 15 August 2016

Hi Sally, Thanks so much for leaving such a lovely review! We hope you'll be back again soon. Kind Regards, Leon Kiteley General Manager

Reviewed 5 June 2016

We had an excellent meal and staff were very attentive without being at all intrusive. Coffee and truffles in the drawing room with lighted candles was very special. Highly recommended.

Thank Ros6
EdinburghCollection, General Manager at The Atholl at The Howard, responded to this reviewResponded 15 August 2016

Thanks so much for your great review of The Atholl. We always love to hear that our staff were attentive and made your visit enjoyable. We do hope you'll be back to dine with us again soon. Kind Regards, Leon Kiteley General Manager

Nearby
New Town
Suits and shopping bags rule the streets of New Town,
until after dark when strappy dresses come out to
play. This is the city’s central business district
with its smaller offices, clothes boutiques, and many
of the city’s flashiest restaurants and ritziest
clubs. The architecture along roads like George Street
helps give it a swank and formal feel: it’s a planned
Georgian development of regal townhouses, geometric
...More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$32 - US$72
Cuisine
British, European, Scottish
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Private Dining
Good for
Business meetings, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 14:00
19:00 - 21:30
07:30 - 10:30
Monday
12:00 - 14:00
19:00 - 21:30
07:00 - 10:30
Tuesday
12:00 - 14:00
19:00 - 21:30
07:00 - 10:30
Wednesday
12:00 - 14:00
19:00 - 21:30
07:00 - 10:30
Thursday
12:00 - 14:00
19:00 - 21:30
07:00 - 10:30
Friday
12:00 - 14:00
19:00 - 21:30
07:00 - 10:30
Saturday
12:00 - 14:00
19:00 - 21:30
07:30 - 10:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 34 Great King Street, Edinburgh EH3 6QH, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Edinburgh>  > New Town
  • Neighbourhood: New Town
  • Phone Number: +44 131 557 3500
  • E-mail
  • This restaurant is at The Howard
Description
Set in a luxuriant Georgian townhouse, The Howard Hotel is among Edinburgh's most beautiful. Its restaurant, the classically designed Atholl, gives the visitor the impression of stepping back in to a Jane Austen novel. Original features, from decorative mouldings to sash windows are simply decorated in white while a marble fireplace gives a charming sense of history. A peaceful, relaxing atmosphere sets The Atholl apart from the hectic Edinburgh restaurant scene while the traditional Scottish dishes are a joy for you Caledonian gastronomes. Whether it's an informal lunch with friends or a dinner date to impress the menu hits the right note every time.
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