Café St Honoré

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934 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.

Special Offers

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: 20 September 2019

Ends: 29 February 2020

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: 20 September 2019

Ends: 29 February 2020

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

1,000-Point Tables

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

What 934 People Are Saying
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PT
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A memorable evening, a genuine welcome after a long day and just the same atmosphere as we had enjoyed in an excellent Lyons bistro some years ago.

KH
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 3 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had an excellent dinner in nice surroundings, would definitely like to visit again when next in Edinburgh.

a
Glasgow
7 reviews
Dined on 2 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place- feels like an intimate parisienne place. We did a bread master class here a while ago and mentioned this to the waiter. Next thing we’re offered a loaf to take home- charming.

DW
London
6 reviews
Dined on 28 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place for dinner went their with friends had a wonderful time thanks

k
Yorkshire
9 reviews
Dined on 28 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love Cafe St Honore. The food is so good, beautifully cooked and nicely presented. The service is great. Not obtrusive - just right. We also love the place. It is really like being in France!

MM
1 review
Dined on 24 October 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Lovely tiny cafe tucked in where no one would expect it to be. Ambience was very good. The food is outstanding. Would highly recommend.

f
Aberdeen
13 reviews
Dined on 18 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent French bistro with great atmosphere great value food with unobtrusive service

BB
1 review
Dined on 18 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a treat to dine here. Amazing atmosphere - like stepping back in time. Beautiful meal - three course set- excellent well seasoned food- fish starter and main cooked to perfection. Great value. Our table wasn’t ready due to previous diners but the host accommodated use with a glass of fizz while we waited which we felt was excellent customer service. Will be back again soon

EC
Edinburgh
4 reviews
Dined on 17 October 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

It’s a lovely setting - cute French bistro style with a sympathetic playlist. The food was also classic French bistro - confit dug leg etc - and the staff were attentive and professional. A touch on the pricey side.

PB
1 review
Dined on 16 October 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience5

First class as usual, in terms of food, wine, value and ambience. We have used for over 20 years during our annual week in Edinburgh, and it remains our preferred, must visit eating venue during the week. They are quite happy with our habit of sharing each course, as at our age a full meal each cannot be justified, or indeed digested.

AH
Edinburgh
5 reviews
Dined on 16 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Enjoyed a family lunch. Good food & real French ambience.

DR
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on 15 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A wonderful meal and expeierence....would absolutely return the next time we are in Scotland!

PH
London
1 review
Dined on 10 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Superb service, lovely ambience (upstairs better than downstairs - personal view) & quality food fantastically presented.

MW
New England
10 reviews
Dined on 8 October 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

I fully enjoyed my food here: a tender venison cut served with braised carrots and spinach over potatoes. Plus, I discovered the rich flavor of Scottish cullen skink. The reason for less than 5 stars is their service seemed a notch below their kitchen. For example, they kindly offered to bring 2 spoons with my wife's order but then went ahead and actually split her cullen skink into 2 bowls - a bit presumptuous. And, while my venison was excellent, my wife's fish and chips was ordinary at best. If you're going to put this on the menu at a fine restaurant it should be special. It wasn't.

KK
Denver
7 reviews
Dined on 7 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

This was a great find. Food was exceptional. I was tucked into a corner, so I did not get all the people watching that I would have liked. But as a single diner, I was not put next to a kitchen, or a serving station. Staff was attentive. My vegetarian entree was a little weird, three arancini. I am a small eater, but my daughter would have had to order another entree.

NC
1 review
Dined on 7 October 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Nice feel to the place, relaxing, well prepared table and good attention by the staff. We had the 2 course lunch, mushroom soup, which was excellent, and enjoyed the other starter and 2 main courses.
Access is very good, particularly if can park on George St.
Will return, thankyou

YU
Raleigh
21 reviews
Dined on 4 October 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Reservations but sat in the basement of the restaurant. Not too many choices to pick from the menu. Lots of different waiters very confusing,

d
Edinburgh
2 reviews
Dined on 4 October 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Interesting and appealing menu. We opted for the table d’hote Terrine was quite ordinary but the plaice was excellent with a great blend of flavours.

MG
London
2 reviews
Dined on 3 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely restaurant with a great atmosphere and a super menu. The food was delicious, as always. When in Edinburgh on business I always try and come back here as it never fails to deliver a great meal.

TR
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on 3 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Best Brasserie in Edinburgh. The type of place you hope for in a Paris neighborhood, but can never find!

CH
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 1 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A very different ‘cafe’ from others, tucked nicely away Just what one would hope for in Edinburgh. Delicious food and wine, warm intimate tables. Special occasions atmosphere.

MA
Newcastle
1 review
Dined on 30 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

excellent restaurant with an ever changing menu which reflects the best quality local and seasonal produce.

SR
Las Vegas
5 reviews
Dined on 30 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our reservation was perfect - quaint little table for two in this tiny place - but it is huge with atmosphere, service and the food was incredible!

ML
Mobile
4 reviews
Dined on 23 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Cute setting, delicious food.

RA
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on 22 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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SW
1 review
Dined on 22 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great meal with wonderful service. Very tasty. Like the BYOB for Sunday lunch.

JG
London
1 review
Dined on 21 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is excellent and the “cafe classics” in particular offer very good value for money
The service is attentive without being in any way intrusive and the waiting staff are clearly passionate and knowledgable
Overall it’s a great dining experience and this is now our “go to” dining spot when we are in Edinburgh
Also the atmosphere is very intimate and very atmospheric (We have been a couple of times and always been on the lower of the two floors so not qualified to comment on the atmosphere upstairs)

M
London
1 review
Dined on 21 September 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Lovely intimate restaurant with very friendly welcoming staff. Superb seasonal food - the homemade bread was delicious. Shame we didn't try dessert.. next time!

DF
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 21 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a truly excellent lunch here. Looking forward to a return visit. Lovely part of town, lovely room to pass an afternoon in, lovely food.

NF
London
3 reviews
Dined on 20 September 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Lovely place, service and food. Just what we were looking for.

J
Toronto
1 review
Dined on 18 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I would recommend this restaurant to anyone. The food is superb and the ambiance is refined. We will return each time we are in Edinburgh.

OT
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on 17 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautifully cooked food, adult ambiance, careful service.

DN
London
2 reviews
Dined on 14 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Fab lovely lazy lunch fab food and wine will be back

OT
Edinburgh
2 reviews
Dined on 13 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another lovely dinner. The highlight for me was the warm orange & almond cake.

k
Yorkshire
9 reviews
Dined on 10 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As good as ever. A really lovely place. Nice atmosphere and noise level low. Great staff and service. But the food....its fantastic! Choice is excellent and everything beautifully cooked and nicely presented. We go every time we are in Edinburgh and it never fails to please.

F
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 8 September 2019
Overall3food4service3ambience2

Excellent food and wine. Was quiet for a Sunday lunch time which did mean atmosphere was slightly lacking.

K
Edinburgh
3 reviews
Dined on 7 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding as always.

JB
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 7 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a lovely dining experience, from the beautiful food and surroundings to the great service, one of our favourites in Edinburgh.

KF
Miami
19 reviews
Dined on 4 September 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The best meal we’ve had in Scotland! The food is fresh and fantastic. The wine is more varied and better than any list I’ve seen so far in this country. It’s a lovely little restaurant tucked into a corner alley. Cozy, unassuming yet wonderful!

AM
Los Angeles
10 reviews
Dined on 3 September 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Terrific place, tucked away but near many of the Old Town attractions. Also, around the corner from the members only whisky bar.