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Down the Hatch - Antigua Street, Edinburgh, Scotland

Down the Hatch - Antigua Street

4.6
4.6
1244 Reviews
£26 to £40
Canadian
Welcome to Down the Hatch - EDINBURGH!

We are a diner focusing on diner style food with big flavour, fresh ingredients, huge taste and all things Canadian!!

Under 18s must be accompanied by an adult and are not permitted from 8pm onwards.

We have a 10 minute grace period for your booking. Please give us a call if you are running late for your booking.

Your table will be booked for 1 hour 15 minutes for bookings of up to 6 people; and 1 hour 45 minutes for bookings of 7+.

We have a limited number of outside tables. These are not bookable at the moment and are on a first come, first served basis.

Last bookings are 9.15pm as our kitchen closes at 9.45pm, 7 days a week.

Please call for any more information.


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2 people

19:00


Booked 25 times today

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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    £26 to £40
  • Cuisines
    Canadian, Contemporary Canadian, Cocktail Bar
  • Hours of Operation
    Mon–Thu, Sun 12:00–23:00 Fri, Sat 12:00–00:00
  • Phone number
    0131 374 5566
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Cash not accepted, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Area
    New Town
  • Parking Details
    None
  • Public Transit
    Excellent bus links, walking distance from Waverly station, on the tram line.
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Beer Garden, Cafe, Cocktails, Delivery, Dog Friendly, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Late Night, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeaway, Vegan, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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What 1,244 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Edinburgh/Midlothian

    Good for groups

  • Edinburgh/Midlothian

    Most Booked

  • Edinburgh

    Good for groups

  • Edinburgh

    Most Booked

1,244 Reviews
  1. Patrick

    Edinburgh

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Down the Hatch is a fantastic restaurant with great vibes and even better food!

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  2. MeganN

    Glasgow

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We took a baby in the middle of a busy rugby game and everyone still so welcoming and accomodating. Delicious food, great drinks and milkshakes. Love Down the Hatch.

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  3. OpenTable Diner

    Edinburgh

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Down the hatch is the best in the business 👌🏻 never had a bad meal here 5 stars from myself and my family

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  4. LaurieO

    Edinburgh

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great service and the food was lovely. Atmosphere was friendly and welcoming.

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  5. JennyM

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great service, friendly staff, delicious food and amazing cocktails. The bacon maple poutine was to die for, the burger was elite and the espresso martinis were perfection.

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  6. CaspianAR

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 20 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was great, the staff are friendly and check in regularly. Always love going to Down the Hatch!

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  7. Maddy

    Edinburgh

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 18 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This place knows what it's doing and does it extremely well.

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  8. OpenTable Diner

    Manchester

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 17 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The staff were absolutely delightful, so polite and I don't recall ever having better service. The food was majestic, so tasty and really good portion sizes, onion rings were out of this world! Drinks selection also super, some cracking craft beer on tap. I'll definitely be returning as soon as I can.

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  9. KirstyA

    Perthshire

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 February 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 2
    Waiting staff were friendly but seemed constantly busy so really just had time for the basics. I had the brisket burger. Burger was clearly homemade but looked a mess. Brisket itself was tough and chewy and I couldn’t swallow it. Complained but apart from the waitress saying sorry there was no offer to take anything off the bill. My son’s burger was also a mess and he wasn’t keen on eating it so left half. Poutine was ok but looked chucked together and I’ve had a lot better. For what it was, it was quite expensive and unfortunately I wouldn’t go back again.

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  10. AisBF

    Edinburgh

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 17 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    As soon as you walk in the door you are transported to Canada! I love the theme and decor of the place 🇨🇦 Great food although maybe less value than other similar options around but it is worth it for the whole vibe and to finally try Poutine 🍲

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  11. LennonM

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing food, huge portion sizes, servers were very respectful and very friendly. Waiting time was great, really good atmosphere.

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  12. AngelaC

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Food was different and really nice we shared dirty fries yummy

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  13. MichaelH

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Friendly staff and great atmosphere for the Super Bowl

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  14. LouM

    Edinburgh

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 10 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent. Staff are super friendly and efficient, food is delicious (portions more than generous!). What's not to like?

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  15. ShirleyN

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Absolutly loved this resturant and all my party gave 5 stars

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  16. DerekB

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 February 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    Over priced food and drink service was terrible,ended up receiving 2 free bottles of beer because they forgot about our order,was really looking for to this as I had seen reviews on you tube but left extremely disappointed. In my opinion you will get a better burger from burger king

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  17. ChrisL

    Edinburgh

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 9 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The new chicken royale burger is incredible! I feel like I’ve mildly overdosed on buffalo sauce but that’s no bad thing!

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  18. AndrewO

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 8 February 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 2
    There's a new menu and it seems to do more harm than good. You can only get one size of poutine now and the one size you get is a small portion. The gravy must be a different recipe but it tasted very watery and not as flavourful as it used to. The poutine was cold for everyone on our table. The server forgot two of our orders. I had to ask three times if we could get water for the table. My burger was average. Had an ice cold bun but the insides were hot at least. Although they have a new menu, they still play the music way too loud (was a major complaint of mine in the past). And they play Netflix nature documentaries on the screen? Not even a complaint, just a really odd choice. If you want to go all in on the Canadian theme, at least play Canadian based shows. And if all of that isn't enough, I ended up paying £46 for two meals and two (bottled) Molson beers. Absolute ridiculous price for the low quality we received. Down the Hatch has been on thin ice before due to many reasons, but I always came crawling back for the good poutine. Now, since they can't even do that right, I can safely say I won't be going back to Down the Hatch again. I recommend everyone saves time (and money) and go somewhere else.

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  19. EmmaH

    London

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 6 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great service close to the playhouse for shows Fairly busy so booking table is advisable. Yummy Canadian foods with twists

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  20. JoLo

    County Durham

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Food was good, although the portion size was not as enormous as we were expecting from the website. Service was excellent, but the music was just a bit too loud for easy conversation and the TV was on but had no subtitles

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  21. OpenTable Diner

    Glasgow

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 February 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Service was excellent and the staff were helpful however the food I would say is just ok.

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  22. LouiseA

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent food & value for money. Friendly & helpful staff. Will definitely return.

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  23. niamhs

    Edinburgh

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 3 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Delicious burgers and poutine! We went for lunch and they were very accommodating for two prams and a three yr old!

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  24. OpenTable Diner

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 2 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food and service was excellent as always. We have eaten here several times

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  25. Rieper

    Edinburgh

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 31 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Brilliant meal here, as always, had family over from Canada so wanted to take them somewhere homely and it didn’t disappoint, food was great and staff were lovely, made us all feel at home not just the Canadians in the group!

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  26. Luke

    London

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 28 January 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Overall the food is nice and has lots of flavour. The only disappointing thing is the chips were not hot, they were barely even warm. I have found this is a reoccurring experience at Down the Hatch. It’s almost like the chips come out of the fryer and are then left under a heat lamp for too long, the toppings are then added and they arrive at the table luke warm.

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  27. Jo90skid

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 28 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food as always, friendly staff and a business welcoming to dogs! My pup was happy perched next to the radiator after a long walk! Thanks to the team

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  28. GillianB

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 27 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fantastic food.. Burgers are so good and great menu. Definitely a must to try

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  29. OpenTable Diner

    Edinburgh

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 27 January 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    Excellent food and drink, really delicious! Service was poor, so slow considering the amount of staff on, never asked if we were happy or wanted more drinks, we kept having to get their attention. Booked for 7pm arrived 5 mins early and seated straight away with a drink then waiting at least 25mins before taking our order, tables in afterwards were even served quicker than us! Service was a really shame as the food is delicious…

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  30. ElaineM

    Edinburgh

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 27 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fabulous time. Coming back asap with the rest of my family.

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  31. MimsC

    Edinburgh

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 27 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Went in for lunch on Saturday to make use of the 50% off deal. Great value, great food, great service and nice atmosphere. Definitely recommend.

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  32. HannahG

    Edinburgh

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 27 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Super tasty food as always, attentive staff without making us feel rushed. The 50% off burgers/sandwiches deal was especially fab.

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  33. DeshiraL

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 21 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was excellent-the poutine was the best one I have ever had! Also the service was wonderful and our waiter was so attentive and accommodating.

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  34. RitaB

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 21 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Friendly staff, welcoming and sat is quickly. Great suggestions of food for us. Tasty and fresh

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  35. OpenTable Diner

    Birmingham

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 20 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We love Canadian food, especially poutine, so we were very excited when we heard about this place from Rate My Takeaway on YouTube. We even flew all the way up from London just to try it, and it definitely exceeded our expectations! Booking a table is essential, as the place was packed on our Saturday evening visit. The atmosphere is fantastic, the service is top-notch, and the food… AMAZING! The poutine is just like what you'd find in Montreal, the wings are divine, and the beef sandwich was incredibly tasty with the perfect amount of horseradish. The only downside is its distance from London, but we'll definitely be back! I can't recommend it enough!

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  36. FayeW

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 20 January 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Great food & service. Lots of menu choice, everyone was happy with their meals. Would definitely go back.

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  37. DrewW

    Edinburgh

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 20 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Friendly welcome, quick attentive staff and food was absolutely delicious. Will definitely he working my way through menu soon.

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  38. AlexanderM

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 January 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Not great, sandwich was horrible bread containing a depressingly small portion of overcooked strips of beef. Service was fantastic, food was terribles. We won’t be going back.

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  39. ClaireM

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fantastic birthday meal at DTH. Couldn’t fault it!

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  40. MicheleC

    Edinburgh

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 19 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing food and drinks at reasonable prices. Dog friendly and fuss-free.

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Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitising

    • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Protective equipment

    • Waiting staff wear masks
    • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Staff temperature check required

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Down the Hatch - Antigua Street using the Order Online button. Down the Hatch - Antigua Street also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at 0131 374 5566.

Down the Hatch - Antigua Street is rated 4.6 stars by 1244 OpenTable diners.

Down the Hatch - Antigua Street does offer gift cards which you can purchase here.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

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2 people

19:00


Booked 25 times today

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Google Map for Down the Hatch - Antigua Street

13 Antigua Street, Edinburgh, Scotland EH1 3NH

Additional information

  • Area
    New Town
  • Hours of Operation
    Mon–Thu, Sun 12:00–23:00 Fri, Sat 12:00–00:00
  • Price
    £26 to £40
  • Cuisines
    Canadian, Contemporary Canadian, Cocktail Bar
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking Details
    None
  • Public Transit
    Excellent bus links, walking distance from Waverly station, on the tram line.
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Cash not accepted, Mastercard, Visa
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Beer Garden, Cafe, Cocktails, Delivery, Dog Friendly, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Late Night, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeaway, Vegan, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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