Café St Honoré

4.6
850 reviews
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£26 to £40
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French
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  • Special Occasions
  • Romance
  • Good for a Date
Bringing 1940s Paris to modern-day Edinburgh, Café St Honoré restaurant is a charming bistro serving up traditional French cuisine (with a few Scottish favourites thrown in) to a loyal clientele. Tucked away on a picturesque cobbled lane in the New Town, the cosy dining room at Café St Honore, with mirrored walls and black-and-white tiled floors, provides an atmospheric retreat. The team here are passionate about local, organic produce, so the menu changes daily. There are prix fixe menus on offer at lunch and dinner if you’re after a bargain, or just need an excuse to indulge in dessert. In the evening, a seasonal menu du jour is available alongside the full a la carte, which features dishes like roast pheasant with red cabbage and pancetta; Shetland salmon with leek and herb risotto; and vanilla crème brûlée. The wine list features some excellent French wines – a real treat for novices and connoisseurs alike.

Special Offers

Edinburgh Restaurant week: 2 courses £21.50

...from the Cafe Classics menu (three courses £27.50)

Terms and Conditions: Maximum of 8 diners. Includes Tax, excludes service.

Valid For: 1 - 8 people

Starts: 15 July 2019

Ends: 31 July 2019

Availability: Sun 12:00-14:00 17:30-22:00
Mon-Fri 17:30-22:00
Sat 12:00-14:00 17:30-22:00

Express Lunch 2 courses £16.50

Express lunch: £16.50 Two Courses, £20.50 Three Courses.

Terms and Conditions: Maximum of 8 diners. Includes Tax, excludes service.

Valid For: 1 - 8 people

Starts: 10 May 2019

Ends: 31 July 2019

Availability: Mon-Fri 12:00-14:00

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Mon - Thu 12:00PM - 1:00PM 5:15PM - 10:00PM

What 850 People Are Saying
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AL
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Superb “cafe” atmosphere and short but for us excellent varied menu. Food was perfectly cooked and very tasty . Excellent choice of wines at good value. Service very good . Such an overall enjoyable evening .

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C
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 12 July 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

I went to Café St Honoré on a date and we both had a great time. I was unsure about the daily changing menu but everything was fresh and the selection was diverse. I'd definitely recommend the restaurant for a date night!

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Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 7 July 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

A little bit of Paris in Edinburgh for the last night of our vacation in Scotland. The prix fixe menu was a great bargain. My beef tongue appetizer was wonderful, as was my entree (mackerel filets); my wife loved the soup (pea and mint) and enjoyed the pork belly and sausage entree, although she thought some of the white beans were a touch underdone).

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P
San Francisco
16 reviews
Dined on 7 July 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

The restaurant had been well reviewed so we booked a table. The place was charming tucked away on a little side street. Service was polite, friendly and efficient. The Scottish salmon was delicious as was the meat. My friend found her fennel tart tatin and salad original and tasty. A definite yes, particularly compared to the other meals we had while in Edinburgh.

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New England
1 review
Dined on 6 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Great food and atmosphere.

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B
Jacksonville
47 reviews
Dined on 5 July 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Just a so-so experience. Should not be rated one of the top restaurants in Edinburgh (it was on one Top 15 list).
The location is very difficult to find, you feel like this is WAY off the beaten track.
The waitress we had was surly, not very polite, and seemed like it was a burden to ask questions. Perhaps a hold out from when they were French cuisine focused?
Food was ok but not great. It seems like most menus in the city re-cycle the same 10 items. Need more creativity in the selections.

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L
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 5 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great french restaurant, lovely staff and excellent food.

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OT
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 4 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous meal in a lovely setting with excellent staff.

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AM
1 review
Dined on 3 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Thank you for a very nice evening. The food was excellent as was the service.

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LD
39 reviews
Dined on 1 July 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Good food, very well sourced and expertly prepared. Served by efficient and charming staff. Cafe chairs a little too firm for my liking and a noisy inebriated American took the edge of my enjoyment - but no fault of the restaurant.

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AN
Edinburgh
2 reviews
Dined on 29 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Atmosphere was lovely. Cosy but not too close. Food was fabulous and wine tasty. Will definitely return.

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E
Edinburgh
2 reviews
Dined on 29 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

We had a fantastic evening, food and atmosphere both perfect.

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B
Portland
9 reviews
Dined on 27 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a delightful meal at Cafe St Honore. Superb service, delicious food, and charming ambiance. Our server was perfect ... there when needed and nearby but not hovering when not.

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MB
New York Area
66 reviews
Dined on 27 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Was in Edinburgh fir business and some pleasure. Needed a romantic place for special bday dinner. Cafe St Honore didn’t disappoint. Food was delicious; service wonderful. What a great place.

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JJ
Edinburgh
2 reviews
Dined on 27 June 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Lovely quaint restaurant in heart of Edinburgh, food different but delicious, service excellent and nothing a problem we overstayed our lunch time but were welcome to stay until we were ready to go. Thank you!

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OT
5 reviews
Dined on 22 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great lunch and food excellent. Venison was cooked to perfection. Classic French Cafe ambiance in the heart of Edinburgh; an institution.

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SL
London
1 review
Dined on 20 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Reliably fantastic and predictably faultless. Have been visiting CSH for many years and have never left feeling anything other than entirely satisfied. Don't miss it

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E
London
2 reviews
Dined on 17 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We spent a really nice evening with wonderful food and drinks, our perfect highlight during our short trip to Edinburgh.

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R
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 16 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful food, service and atmosphere. We have dinner there whenever we are in Edinburgh.

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LM
Raleigh
4 reviews
Dined on 16 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our lunch--from the delicious food to the gracious service. We were also delighted to be able to take advantage of the BYOB deal on Sundays for lunch!

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H
London
12 reviews
Dined on 13 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I've wanted to visit St Honoré for a while. I loved it. Great everything. Except the pricey wine.

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O
Edinburgh
155 reviews
Dined on 11 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

we come to edinburgh every year and make sure we eat here at least once. The fennel tarte tatin was inspired and delicious. The pork belly with lentils was as good. There is a very nice selection of wines. the service wi swarm and friendly.

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LA
Edinburgh
2 reviews
Dined on 10 June 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

A return visit, this time with family for an early dinner. Lovely food and friendly service, and a gluten-free menu which was appreciated.

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DW
London
6 reviews
Dined on 9 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was a lovely experience. The restaurant was amazing transported you to a town in France. Minimal choice but I like that . All the dishes were flavour some well presented. Great service lovely wine just an amazing time thanks

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JM
Glasgow
2 reviews
Dined on 8 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Third time I have been to this restaurant and every time it has been first class. The staff are confident and "seamless". I could just live in the restaurant!!! Not sure would ever tire of their menu.

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Kent
1 review
Dined on 8 June 2019
Overall 3food 5service 1ambience 3

I would recommend the restaurant based on the quality of the food solely.

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JG
1 review
Dined on 3 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Understated dining experience with attentive but unobtrusive service a relaxed and atmospheric environment and, about all, excellent food.
Strong al la carte menu with a highly affordable “cafe classics” option (a bit like a “prix fixe” in France) and a good wine list.
I would suggest that the most accurate clue as to the quality of Cafe Saint Honore is that it was very busy when we visited on a Monday night.
This was a great overall “experience”
Very much looking forward to visiting again
Would strongly recommend

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JW
Denver
1 review
Dined on 3 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food is amazing, the environment is cozy, the staff is great - a must eat while in Edinburgh

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PM
Glasgow
5 reviews
Dined on 29 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Simply superb, one of the best meals of my life.

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ER
Edinburgh
7 reviews
Dined on 29 May 2019
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 1

Lunch was spoilt because of 4 diners behind our table who were so noisy that we could hardly hear what each other was saying

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O
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on 27 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

A hidden gem.
My Braised Port Belly was perfect, almost instantly melt in the mouth.
Finished the dinner with Vanilla Crème Brulee and a cup of coffee completed the fantastic meal.

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LR
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 27 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was delicious, the service was impeccable and the atmosphere was perfect. Overall a wonderful experience and the staff were extremely pleasant and very attentive. Looking forward to our next visit.

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JN
1 review
Dined on 27 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a reliable choice for lunch. Lovely food, made even better by knowing how much effort goes into sourcing organic and local produce.

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RS
London
1 review
Dined on 26 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My boyfriend and I chose Café St Honoré for a dinner to celebrate my completion of the Edinburgh Marathon and we couldn't have asked for a better venue. Everything about the evening - the setting, the service, the wine and the food - was flawless. We loved the combination of classic French food with the emphasis on the best Scottish ingredients. If we didn't live so far from Edinburgh I'm sure we'd become regulars!

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Columbus
4 reviews
Dined on 24 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

We went back second time during our vacation in Edinburgh because the food was so good, especially the Fennel Tart Tatin and the beet salad with local cheese. And it's so nice to be able to hear one another talk.

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JP
Birmingham
3 reviews
Dined on 21 May 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

A French cafe style meal of good well flavoured portions, rather than a fiddly Michelin star approach.

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UM
London
1 review
Dined on 20 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

I thought it was a lovely place, discrete and patient service, the food was delicious - the best steak I've had in a long time, beautiful flavour and very tender.

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DJ
1 review
Dined on 17 May 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

The food at Café St Honoré is second to none. If you want a French menu with a very strong Scottish influences this is exactly the place to do it. The service staff are very friendly and helpful with choices as well.
I will definitely go again.

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JD
Edinburgh
2 reviews
Dined on 17 May 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We always have a good time here and enjoy the food. However, on our recent visit we were delayed in arriving due to circumstances beyond our control. We were told on arrival that we could only have the table for 2 hours, a detail which was not made clear at the time of booking. This led to us being a bit rushed, which, when given the price of dinner for 4, I did not particularly appreciate. It was also a celebration dinner for us so the whole thing felt a bit disappointing.

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V
London
2 reviews
Dined on 17 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was a lovely experience and the most delicious food. We really enjoyed the atmosphere and how polite the service was.

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