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Café St Honoré

4.6
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1044 reviews
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£26 to £40
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French
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.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Clean menu provided to every guest
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 1044 People Are Saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
4.6
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4.7
service
4.6
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4.3
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OpenTable Diner
Edinburgh
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was excellent. Service very good and very safe. All precautions possible had been taken with plastic screens and adequate distancing. We felt safe and really enjoyed the meal

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KathS
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We had a very enjoyable evening.
The food was utterly delicious and perfectly portioned. The wait staff were helpful but unobtrusive.

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CaroleW
London
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience3

it was lovely to be eating at cafe st honore again it never disappoints, ingredients are fresh, locally sourced and it is good value.

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shyffly
Edinburgh
2 reviews
Dined on 3 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A delightful meal with fresh and sustainably sourced ingredients. Subtle and unobtrusive safety measures are in place, but the service was not impacted nor was the overall ambience. Each dish was a good size and simply delicious. The menu changes regularly but there was virtually nothing on the menu I wouldn't have eaten, so will definitely come back to sample more.
So glad you're open again.

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GrahamR
Glasgow
1 review
Dined on 2 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We always love eating at Café St Honore and our visit on Sunday 2nd August was no exception.
Even with the current precautions it was a great experience. Looking forward to our next visit.

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CarolineM
Edinburgh
2 reviews
Dined on 25 July 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Excellent food and wine. First time out in 5 months. They coped well with the COVID requirements

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 25 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

It was a wonderful lunch beautifully presented and served. I am so glad to have found this place it’s my top spot for lunch in Edinburgh by far. London standard and would not hesitate to recommend to visiting friends.

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KennethO
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 25 July 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great to be back although in slightly restrained confines.
Well done all for your efforts to make us welcome and well-fed!

DB
DawnB
1 review
Dined on 24 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One our favourite restaurant, always beautiful. Service was brilliant and food delicious. Atmosphere romantic and relaxed. The new practices regarding current situation did not take anything away from the meal if anything the staff having to put these practices in place whilst still delivering a stellar night is even more impressive .

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Henry
Edinburgh
2 reviews
Dined on 24 July 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The restaurant felt really safe and the food was lovely.

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ColinH
1 review
Dined on 23 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent food well laid out post covid so ambience not as French as usual but very well done nonetheless. The KypeMuir duck main course was outstanding and the creme brulee irresistible.

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David787
London
1 review
Dined on 23 July 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Very atmospheric, French bistro style restaurant, service very good indeed, attentive without being intrusive. The restaurant went the extra mile by allowing us something for pudding that was not on our fixed price menu. Food outstanding. We sampled an excellent Malbec for a moderate price.

Do not visit Edinburgh without visiting Café St. Honoré.

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CATHYB
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 20 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was amazing and the food was beautiful will eat there again

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iainm
1 review
Dined on 20 July 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience3

Excellent food and service despite covid 19 will defo be going back

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Matos
Edinburgh
3 reviews
Dined on 20 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Anazing food and polite and professional service, definitly recommend.

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Alex
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 19 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Dining out post lockdown was always going to be memorable but it would be impossible not to remember your experience at Cafe St Honoré.
The setting, although unfamiliar due to plastic visors and transparent corona curtains, was unmistakably beautiful.
One thing that’ll never change though is the quality of the food and the level of service.
Cafe St Honoré will always be a favourite no matter the circumstance

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NathanE
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 19 July 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Beautiful location, friendly staff. The dishes are presented beautifully, and my starter of roasted fig, blue cheese and candied nuts was probably the best salad I ever had - off of the two course fixed price menu.

The main was tasty but nothing exceptional, we finished with a fine selection of cheeses which were delicious. Portion sizes were generous. All in all I'd say thoroughly worth a visit, good value for money, good local food, good service.

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NicolaB
Bath
1 review
Dined on 18 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our first venture out post covid. We need not have worried. The staff were friendly but careful and wore visors. There were protective screens and sanitisers. The atmosphere and food were such that we totally relaxed and forgot all about it , a loveLy evening. Thank you.

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Flea
Edinburgh
2 reviews
Dined on 18 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Waited a long time to dine here and it didn’t disappoint. COVID-19 precautions were discrete but in place. The cooking was delicious and our wine selection also was super. Thank you!!

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RichardM
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 17 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent food, efficient and friendly service within the Covid19 guidelines. Great to be back in the restaurant and will be back here soon.

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JaneO
Angus
1 review
Dined on 17 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Delicious food as always, lovely service, a perfect relaxing treat.

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Margaret
Edinburgh
7 reviews
Dined on 16 July 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Our first dining out experience under Covid compliant rules. Great food as always ( we also had Cafe at Home during the lockdown which was fully up to scratch). Felt very safe, but they have maintained a good ambience - screening between tables not too intrusive and it was good to be able to see other customers. Thanks to the team!

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BernH
1 review
Dined on 16 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A very lovely evening at Cafe St Honore. This was our first meal out after the lockdown and it was a very pleasant introduction to the ‘new normal’ Menus were ours to keep, which was great for one of our guests who took it back to Cheshire with her ! Crockery and glassware were removed rapidly and the only change was to keep your cutlery for first two courses! The Perspex screens between the tables were not too bothersome and the food was as always superb We were not able to determine if the reduction in VAT had been adhered too as the bill didn’t show the rate however we felt it was good value for money Five stars all round !

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AmyL
London
1 review
Dined on 15 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Staff did so well on their opening night post-lockdown. Food was great. Nice atmosphere. Great place to go for a catch up with a good friend or a date.

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DanielD
1 review
Dined on 15 March 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Amazing ambiance, with great service! Perfect spot for a lovely date. Great local produce make super tasty dishes.

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Lorky5
Glasgow
3 reviews
Dined on 14 March 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Really nice food very intimate setting good wine and the service was good. I will definitely go again.

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BarryS
Edinburgh
3 reviews
Dined on 13 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Top drawer eaterie. Been meaning to visit for an age and was certainly not disappointed. Will definitely be back.

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Philip
1 review
Dined on 12 March 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Lovely food, excellent quality & well prepared. Nice quiet & romantic atmosphere. The staff were very pleasant. Only negative is that the card machine wasn’t working so my husband had to go and find a local cash point to pay. They did offer to pay for us a taxi home, however we were heading onto somewhere else in the city afterwards so declined the kind offer.

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vipgoodeats00
Miami
23 reviews
Dined on 11 March 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience4

This was my second visit to Cafe St Honore and it didn't come close to the first so I may have ordered the wrong things or hit it on a bad night. The food was ok but not great. The servers were attentive enough but not particularly friendly or helpful. It was just average. The options on the menu were not very attractive to us but I do understand they source locally and are at the mercy of the seasons. The first time I went it was a wonderful meal so I would try it once more.

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Alan
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 8 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food beautifully cooked and well presented. Friendly staff and good service.

RM
RonnieMac
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 7 March 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience3

A bit of a gem tucked away in the centre of the city. Great service and wonderful food.

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CatrionaR
Glasgow
1 review
Dined on 7 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food and able to cater well for one vegetarian and one non dairy meat eater.

Staff were excellent too.

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ChristineB
Bath
3 reviews
Dined on 7 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely food with excellent service - would recommend

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June
1 review
Dined on 4 March 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Reliably good. Lovely flavours, good portions, friendly and attentive staff. Great value for the set lunch.

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SarahH
London
1 review
Dined on 29 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were lucky to get a table at short notice and had heard very positive feedback from friends who had been here. We were not disappointed- the food was delicious, service impeccable. Would strongly recommend and will definitely visit again next time we’re in Edinburgh!

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JedG
London
2 reviews
Dined on 29 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Third time here and just as good as ever
Great food and good value especially with the “cafe classics” menu
Daily changing menu makes for fresh and seasonal food
Polite and friendly unobtrusive service
Great atmosphere
Highly recommended

JS
JimmyS
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 29 February 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Spectacularly delicious food. Not too noisy for us hard of hearing, unlike most places.

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Jamie
1 review
Dined on 29 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely fantastic, from the food and drink to the service, couldn’t fault a moment of it.

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KevinG
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 28 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding service and top drawer food. Safe to say that Café St Honoré is one of the top restaurants in Edinburgh and that's saying something. Absolute hidden gem!

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StewartM
Aberdeen
5 reviews
Dined on 23 February 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

I had keen to try this restaurant for a while and booked a table for a leisurely Sunday lunch.
I really enjoyed the food, intimate setting and surroundings.
I’d like to try it for dinner.
The wine prices were on the pricey side which was a bit off putting.
Overall - worth seeking out.

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Café St Honoré is rated 4.6 stars by 1044 OpenTable diners.

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