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The Orchard

#401 of 1,823 Restaurants in Edinburgh
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Bar, European, British, Pub, Scottish, Gluten Free Options
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1-2 Howard Place, Edinburgh EH3 5JZ, Scotland
+44 131 550 0850
12:00 - 23:00
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Sun - Sat 12:00 - 23:00
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Dundee, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We had nice food and a great catch up last Friday night. The staff were very attentive. We had a lovely table in the corner and there was no rush to get us out of the door.

Thank Karen H
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We visit this pub for food quite frequently as we live locally. Had friends staying so we all had lunch there yesterday- mussels, steak pie and steak. All very good- and the service is friendly and relaxed. Also good selection of beer and wine. Recommended.

Thank Lindsey K
Manchester, United Kingdom
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130 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Very friendly city pub with good choice of drinks and food. Lovely staff. Have been here half a dozen times in the past month and always a warm welcome.

Thank David N
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119 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I popped in here early one Saturday evening prior to a night out. It was recommended by my B&B. Although I hadn't booked, the friendly staff fitted me in and seated me in the quiet raised area by the window. Service was quick and friendly. I had one course only and opted for the pork belly. This was exceptional. The... More 

Thank Lesley_C_F
Livingston, Scotland, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017 via mobile

Food was brilliant. Staff where very friendly Sticky toffee pudding is a must. Would highly recommend.

Thank Michelle S
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27 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017 via mobile

We were staying in Edinburgh city centre so it was a bit of a walk to this restaurant, however it was well worth it. The quality of the food was amazing, everyone really enjoyed it and were still saying how good it was the next day! The only slight negative point was that there were only two vegetarian options (one... More 

Thank Michelle D
London, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 December 2016

My friends and I loved this pub. The service and atmosphere was outstanding, so friendly and happy to advise on food choices. The food is of a very high standard too.

1 Thank HJM100
Dallas, Texas
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36 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 November 2016 via mobile

We stayed across the street from The Orchard during our time in Edinburgh. On our first night we wanted to find something nearby since we were tired from traveling. We did not expect to find such a great place so close! We loved the ambiance, the friendly staff and, of course, the food! The steak pie was excellent. The sticky... More 

Thank Kisforkrisi
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30 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2016 via mobile

Called in for a quick snack before heading to the Botanic Gardens. A quick summary, good food, pleasant staff, great service in a pub with relaxed atmosphere. This place has it all. The place itself is clean and well cared for and looks like it is used, not a place just to look at. A proper pub. When we walked... More 

Thank Firu T
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016 via mobile

We very much enjoyed our lunch today. The steak pie was exceptional, the wine by the glass selection is interesting, unique and varied.

Thank Derek Y

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Bar, European, British, Pub, Scottish, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine
Open Hours
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1-2 Howard Place, Edinburgh EH3 5JZ, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Edinburgh
  • Phone Number: +44 131 550 0850

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?