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Howie's Bistro

23 Atholl Street, Dunkeld PH8 0AR, Scotland
+44 1350 728847
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  • Excellent53%
  • Very good34%
  • Average7%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“doughnuts” (12 reviews)
“paninis” (15 reviews)
“lasagna” (9 reviews)
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European, British, Gastropub, Scottish, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
23 Atholl Street, Dunkeld PH8 0AR, Scotland
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Visited while in Dunkeld today. Their website did say to book as they can be extremely busy but we decided to chance it thinking how busy can they be at 12.15pm on a Sunday? We had just got in before a coach load of others...More

1  Thank Acd23
Naomi L, Owner at Howie's Bistro, responded to this review

Thanks so much for your lovely comments. I am so pleased you had a good experience. We had a very busy day indeed, and I'm glad we still managed to deliver the great service we pride ourselves on. We hope to welcome you back again...More

Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Very disappointing. The two waitresses clearly did not have any direction. Glasses were dirty, we cleared the table ourselves onto the dishes on the next table, and the bar was piled high with glasses. The steaks were cold, there was no dressing on the salad...More

Thank TOSH2015
Naomi L, Owner at Howie's Bistro, responded to this review

Thankyou for your feedback, we can learn from it all, good and bad! As discussed on the phone, I was on holiday and left the restaurant in the capable hands of our FOH Supervisors and Head Chef who have worked for us for a number...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Four of us enjoyed afternoon tea at Howie's Bistro towards the end of a long day driving. We all felt energised afterwards! The fresh doughnuts were awesome whether you had them with jam or drizzled with chocolate sauce. Soup was well received too as well...More

Thank Syd_The_Sloth
Naomi L, Owner at Howie's Bistro, responded to this review

What fantastic feedback, our donuts are a delight! We are blessed with a great team, who enjoy their work so I'm pleased that comes over to our customers. We hope you manage to visit us again soon! Naomi

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My son and I stopped for lunch before going to the Land Rover experience. The service was first class and the food was also. If I am in the area I will definitely visit again.

1  Thank mesbo7
Naomi L, Owner at Howie's Bistro, responded to this review

Thanks so much for the feedback - I believe I remember you both - I'm so pleased you enjoyed your time in our bistro and had great fun at the landrover experience. Naomi

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

had a day in Dunkeld and for the first time we were able to get a table at this bistro as it's always been choc-a-bloc. we were warmly welcomed and given plenty of time to make our selection. we were served by courteous, efficient staff,...More

Thank ch00chter
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Howie's has a good atmosphere with friendly staff and efficient service. Four of us had a really good lunch prepared by staff who obviously know how to put together the best of ingredients to achieve excellent meals. Definitely worth a visit if you're in the...More

Thank Hedric55
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped in for lunch and had an excellent pair of burgers (steak and portobello mushroom) in this stylish and comfortable bistro. Would definitely go back if I were nearby. Make sure you get some of their fresh doughnuts!

Thank Corrine D
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Ate in here last weekend had fish n chips was lovely soup was tasty the food was reasonable although wine overpriced staff where very nice and service was quick well worth a visit

Thank carol072
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Went her for my wife's birthday because we were staying in the Dunkeld house hotel and decided to try somewhere else for dinner. Have to say we were not disappointed. Both starters of pigeon breast and the tomato and mozzarella tart were very tasty. We...More

2  Thank Dougie_123
Reviewed 17 April 2017

Maybe unfairly I wasn't expecting the quality of restaurants to be up to much in Dunkeld but this place was excellent both for adults and kids alike. Friendly staff, nice surrounding and top quality food all round. Will definitely be back.

Thank David William G
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
Lesley D
Hi Do you have gluten free options for breakfast or a day time snack ... Looked on your web page and cant see any gluten free options
6 March 2017|
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Response from Naomi L | Property representative |
Hi Lesley We are in the process of sourcing a nice gluten free bread and panni. You will be able to choose from a wide range of fillings. Our Rissotto is gluten free if you fancy something more filling and our Baked... More
Don J
Do you allow dogs on outside patio?
27 June 2016|
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Response from HowiesBistroDunkeld | Property representative |
Hi there, we don't have an outdoor eating area, perhaps you are thinking of Howies in Perth?
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Open Hours
10:00 - 22:00
10:30 - 22:00
10:30 - 22:00
10:30 - 22:00
10:30 - 22:00
10:30 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 23 Atholl Street, Dunkeld PH8 0AR, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Perth and Kinross  >  Dunkeld
  • Phone Number: +44 1350 728847
  • E-mail