Café St Honoré

4.6
829 reviews
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French
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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.

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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

Two courses £21.50, Three Courses £27.50

From the Cafe Classics menu.

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

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

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H
London
10 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
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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DW
London
5 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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H
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
4 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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S
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
2 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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ST
Edinburgh
5 reviews
Dined on 16 May 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Very enjoyable dinner and excellent gluten free options.

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S
1 review
Dined on 15 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Cosy restaurant with great atmosphere and style.Excellent food and service .Would highly recommend.

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Columbus
5 reviews
Dined on 14 May 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

The fennel tart tatin was unbelievably good! Overall, the food was excellent. I'll be going back.

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SH
London
1 review
Dined on 11 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food, quaint setting, attentive service but not too much. Highly recommend!

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e
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on 9 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very nice meal for our third night in Edinburgh. Very cozy French bistro on a side street within walking distance of our hotel the Glasshouse. I had a pork belly cassoulet which was just delicious; more meat and fewer beans than most cassoulet. Reasonable value and friendly and helpful staff

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B
San Francisco
50 reviews
Dined on 27 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Kind of hard to find the place worth it

Great food and service

Good price

I would fo for it many times

No regrets

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P
Edinburgh
43 reviews
Dined on 26 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely pre theatre meal. Food was excellent, quality produce, well presented and delicious to taste. Very good service, professional & polite. Looking forward to our next visit.

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w
Edinburgh
12 reviews
Dined on 25 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely lovely lunch - but we always say that because Cafe Dt Honore is consistently lively!

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OT
London
3 reviews
Dined on 23 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

As good as ever. One of my favourite in Scotland. Keep up the good work. Euan

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JB
Edinburgh
2 reviews
Dined on 22 April 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

First time here and a lovely visit. Tried the 3 course for 25 but will be back to try the al a carte.

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M
London
2 reviews
Dined on 21 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This place has never disappointed. During the 80’s went here on a regular basis to meet up with friends for lunch and now having recently gone back with family it still delivers. Such a great place for food and ambiance.

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h
New England
20 reviews
Dined on 17 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely, delicious, fresh, and organic. Amazing.

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KS
Newcastle
3 reviews
Dined on 13 April 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

The fact that we visit Café St Honore every time we come to Edinburgh speaks for itself. e love it!

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JC
1 review
Dined on 11 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Had a lovely dining experience. Food was delicious.

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JJ
Edinburgh
2 reviews
Dined on 11 April 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Lovely lunch with friend in this lovely restaurant, great ambience and staff really friendly and helpful. We had a late lunch but were told ed could stay as long as we liked. Food tasty and wine good value.

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T
London
3 reviews
Dined on 8 April 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

A place pf this standing and reputation hardly needs a report from me but I would suggest it is a must on any stay in Edinburgh. Service was spot on, food to match.

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SD
London
1 review
Dined on 5 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and drinks in a nice atmospheric place

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JS
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 4 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent evening. Great restaurant, great service.

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MA
Edinburgh
2 reviews
Dined on 2 April 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

My wife and I visit Edinburgh often and this has always been a must visit places. It provides a French ambiance which we like. Staff were very good, quick, friendly without being obsequious.
Food very good, except for my salt beef main, which was tough and almost tasteless.
I'll take it as a 'blip'so will return.

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CH
Manchester
5 reviews
Dined on 30 March 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Cafe St Honore is a firm favourite of mine when I am up on business to Edinburgh.
I have been going there for at least 10 plus years after being introduced by friends from Edinburgh and have been going since.

The food is always well prepared and is timed just right with enough food so that you always feel satisfied and not leave anything.
The atmosphere is always relaxed and you are never rushed. You can just enjoy the meal and while away the time in a little piece of France hidden down a cobbled street in Edinburgh.

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LT
London
1 review
Dined on 30 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food a wee bit exspensive , great surroundings and efficient service

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