Café St Honoré

4.6
637 reviews
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£26 to £40
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French
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  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasions
  • Quiet Conversation
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.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
French, Scottish
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Hours of Operation
Daily 12:00–14:00
Daily 17:30–22:00
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Phone number
0131 226 2211
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Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress Code
Smart Casual
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Additional
Banquet, Beer, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Special Offers

1,000-Point Tables

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

What 637 People Are Saying
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4.6
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5.0Dined 4 days ago

Excellent food in a lovely atmosphere, and a special mention for the chocolate fondant dessert which was perfection.

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5.0Dined 4 days ago

Wonderful food and ambiance in New Town. Weeere especially appreciative of our server who took extra care to investigate the status of the cheeses (pasteurized vs unpasteurized) as my wife has sensitivity and health concerns.
Also, the place has great wines at a decent price.

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5.0Dined 4 days ago

Have been here many times over the years and the cooking is still spot on. Lovely cod dish with perfect amount of potato, leeks and smoked haddock in the sauce plus delicious reaspberry parfait both from the a la Carter menu. Also other good choices on the daily £20 menu.

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5.0Dined 4 days ago

A most enjoyable meal once more at Cafe St Honore. A good selection of courses, well presented and tasty. A great place for lunch when visiting Edinburgh.

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4.0Dined 5 days ago

This french restaurant is tucked away just off Thistle Lane. The staff were very friendly, welcoming and efficient. The food was excellent and reasonably priced. The menu is sebsibly short, with an a lacarte and cafe classics. I had ham hock terraine with salad leaves and piccalilli then meat balls with greens and mash. Excellent . I didn’t try the deserts as I didn’t have room! The wine list is very good. I will definately return if I’m in Edinburgh.

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5.0Dined 5 days ago

We come here once or twice a year with friends/ family or on our own to celebrate a birthday or anniversary. Reminds us of being in Paris.

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4.0Dined on 6 August 2018

A lovely French restaurant with a delightful calm ambience; excellent carefully prepared dishes; carefully chosen wines; and friendly professional service. A real find for us and recommended.

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5.0Dined on 6 August 2018

We love the Cafe St Honore and decided to treat our visitors to a wonderful meal! They were astounded at the presentation of food and it's quality. We had a brilliant time with you and will certainly return with or without visitors!

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5.0Dined on 6 August 2018

What a lovely venue & menu for a girlie catch up. The food was great - and the restaurant dealt really well with one of the party’s special food needs. Service was delightful - friendly but not intrusive.
Will be back.

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5.0Dined on 2 August 2018

My husband and I invited my parents in law and sister in law to this place for one of the last evenings of our vacation.
I’m glad I booked a table since this was an experience I wouldn’t miss.
The service was so nice and helpful and they recommended great affordable wine (I work myself as a waitress with specialty in wine, so I was full of joy!)
The food was really delicious and even made my soldier husband full 😂
And an extra bonus for being organic and local 👌🏻
Thank you for making this a fabulous evening!

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5.0Dined on 1 August 2018

Great wine. Nice area. Professional service. Excellent food. We would definitely go again.

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5.0Dined on 1 August 2018

The freshest and the best ingredients, prepared with enormous skill and delivered with thoughtful attention.

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5.0Dined on 31 July 2018

A very happy evening celebrating our Silver Wedding Anniversary - as always, it was a pleasure to be there. The food, drink and service were perfect.

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5.0Dined on 28 July 2018

Amazing night, with amazing food in a warm and vibrant atmosphere

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5.0Dined on 28 July 2018

Everything was excellent but the confit duck with lentils and the treacle tart were the stand-out dishes. Lovely little restaurant, highly recommended.

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5.0Dined on 23 July 2018

We had a really exceptionally good meal. The restaurant is an absolute gem and we were really well looked after. We were on the lower floor which has a really intimate atmosphere but the upper level looked just as nice but more lively.fabulous food!

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5.0Dined on 21 July 2018

Very pleasant surroundings and staff. Only negative was rowdy table next to us but there inane conversation was quite entertaining!

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5.0Dined on 19 July 2018

Third visit to this fantastic restaurant, which never fails to deliver! Thoroughly recommend. Staff are friendly and attentive.

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5.0Dined on 16 July 2018

Lovely, welcoming atmosphere and superb food.

Will definitely be returning.

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5.0Dined on 14 July 2018

The staff were very welcoming and knowledgable. As it was our first time we had a few questions on the menu which the staff were more than able to answer. The food was fabulous very imaginatively put together lots of lovely flavours,

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5.0Dined on 14 July 2018

Amazing experience! Menu rotates daily using seasonal ingredients. It is an incredibly authentic experience!

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5.0Dined on 7 July 2018

Absolutely delicious food with gorgeous presentation. Lovely staff -- friendly, helpful, and professional. Intimate atmosphere, perfect for a nice meal with a significant other or family.

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4.0Dined on 6 July 2018

Very pleasant surroundings and excellent food. Good value for money.

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5.0Dined on 5 July 2018

We had a beautiful meal at Café St Honoré. The café setting and decor would not look out of place in Paris.
The food was excellent, the duck perfectly cooked and the goat cheese croquettes were delicious. The service is unobtrusive but attentive. Not budget but definitely value. Highly recommend this genuine French café.

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4.0Dined on 2 July 2018

I was very excited to dine at Cafe St Honore during my visit to Edinburgh. But to be honest, I was very disappointed. My server seemed completely disinterested in serving me (I was dining solo), while he was noticeably more attentive to bigger parties. When I go out to a nice meal, I expect to be treated well - whether I'm alone or with others.

Though the food was good, I can't say I'd recommend this spot to a friend.

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5.0Dined on 2 July 2018

Always enjoy our dinner here as good food and reliable. Friends joined us and really like the food and whole experience.

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4.0Dined on 1 July 2018

A gem in Edinburgh.
Scottish produce, French cooking - perfect.

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4.0Dined on 30 June 2018

Ambience great, good food and wines if a little on the expensive side.

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5.0Dined on 30 June 2018

Delicious food and superb service, I would recommend this gorgeous little French place to anyone. It is pricey but really worth it.

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5.0Dined on 30 June 2018

Excellent food and great service. We had the two course lunch menu which was fantastic value. The ambiance and look of the place reminded me of an old Parisian restaurant. Will definitely visit again and have not hesitation in recommending.

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4.0Dined on 29 June 2018

Well worth the money for a pleasant lunch. Would happily return

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4.0Dined on 28 June 2018

Lovely restaurant. Great ambience. Authentic French cooking.

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5.0Dined on 25 June 2018

Cafe St Honore has become a favorite dining spot in Edinburgh. the food is fresh, well cooked French food with Scottish twists.
The price fix is a bargain. It has aa Cozy bistro atmosphere. They have a nice selection of wines by the glass that mesh well with the food. Service is appropriately attentive.

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5.0Dined on 19 June 2018

The food was delicious and not what I would expect in the beginning. I would recommend it to anyone who is going to visit Edinburgh and wants something different

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5.0Dined on 16 June 2018

Delicious food with local ingredients and really nice atmosphere for date night and very lovely staff.

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5.0Dined on 11 June 2018

One of the best meals we had in Edinburgh. Lovely setting, and friendly, helpful staff. Both food and wine were very good.

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4.0Dined on 8 June 2018

Delicious as ever. Will definitely return, hopefully soon.

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4.0Dined on 2 June 2018

Would recommend this restaurant to friends, overall food very good. If I had one criticsm it would be small, that being it doesn't have a big choice in menu.

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5.0Dined on 2 June 2018

I had an excellent meal as always.....beautiful scallops in the shell followed by featherblade of beef....all really well cooked and delicious. Wine choices by the glass is good too....and great service!

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5.0Dined on 31 May 2018

This is a lovely authentic french restaurant . The ambience is one of calm and intimacy.
I met friends for lunch here as you can chat away happily for hours , service is very good
but discreet. The food is imaginitive and beautifully presented without being too fussy.
Portions are very generous. Very good wine list.

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