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Down the Hatch - Antigua Street, Edinburgh, Scotland

Down the Hatch - Antigua Street

4.6
4.6
731 Reviews
£25 and under
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 9.45pm as our kitchen closes at 10pm, 7 days a week.

Please call for any more information.

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2 people

19:00


Booked 34 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • 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

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Beer Garden, Cafe, Cocktails, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Late Night, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeaway, Vegan, Weekend Brunch, Wine

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What 731 people are saying

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4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.5Value

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  1. V

    Vintage1

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined today

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Well worth a visit. Food was fab and staff super helpful and very friendly
  2. IS

    IngridS

    Dunbartonshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food in a great space. We loved it! Please open one in Glasgow!!!
  3. A

    Abz15

    Edinburgh

    4 reviews

    2.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall2food2service1ambience3
    Our first experience here was amazing, we loved it. This time though was not a great experience sadly. Our waiter felt awkward when we asked to sit by the wall (I am autistic so have a table preference) which was uncomfortable. The staff were not that upbeat as usual and seemed disorganised. The staff didn't know about a drink that was advertised on their Instagram. Which we later were told they didn't have even though it was available for all of June. Which was disappointing as that was one of the reasons for our visit. We will come back maybe for dinner instead of a lunch. Hopefully it was just a bad day and not reflective of the whole place :)
  4. ML

    MatthewL

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food and service absolutely amazing but probably could have done with some air conditioning on the day I was in 😄
  5. k

    kirstye

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food & milkshake! Drove 2 hours to visit and we will be back again.
  6. Q

    Qbee

    Edinburgh

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service and food excellent as usual. Club sandos, poutine, salad, maple bacon poutine and drinks. The flavours of the food at DTH are what food dreams are made of. Exceptional customer service. There were device issues causing our order to reach the kitchen later than would be expected. Highlighted to staff, we were given complimentary drinks and 20% was taken from our bill. Having lived in Canada, I love DTHs authenticity. The decor is fun, the sticker wall could take up most of my entertainment there as I recognise to much, music is great too though would be nice if more Canadian music was played, maybe some Hip, Rush, Mitchell, Young ... just hold on the Nickelback. 😊 A great place to go. Love DTH
  7. CM

    ChantelleM

    Aberdeen

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 22 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was phenomenal and the service was equally as good! Our waitress was so lovely and took the time to chat to us and make our experience very pleasant.
  8. J

    John

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 20 June 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    Brilliant as always! Food was amazing and the customer service is fantastic.
  9. DF

    DarrenF

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 20 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was really good, came quickly and the staff were very friendly.
  10. H

    Halfp

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 June 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience1
    I feel the food and service has went down since I last ate here last year
  11. CA

    ChristabelA

    London

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on 19 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious food, warm and friendly staff, quick service. Excellent for catering for gluten free diet
  12. G

    Gordo

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    great food and great atmosphere. The staff were great and friendly. Whole family really enjoy
  13. MB

    MelissaB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The staff were all so lovely, we had some zombies and they were lush! The food was amazing, the Korean BBQ wings were a must have! Will definitely return to try some burgers next time! An absolute must eat when in the capital!
  14. CW

    CallumW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wow it was absolutely amazing food. Milkshake was really good. Only issue I had was the amount of wing sauce on the loaded fries but it didn't ruin the meal.
  15. RJ

    RossJ

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Staff were very accommodating, my mrs has a coeliac disease and they reassured her it was completely safe for her to eat here and gave her lots of options that she COULD have rather than focusing on what she couldn't have quick friendly service as per will be back
  16. NG

    NikkiG

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fun place to eat. Staff welcoming , friendly and helpful. Food was great. Beer was cold (as it should be). All in all a good experience.
  17. M

    Mike

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 June 2022

    overall2food2service1ambience2
    Awful table service, staff don't seem to care, they got our drinks order wrong, then told us we couldn't order food yet due to them staggering orders for the kitchen. When the food came it was just OK, I had the special which when it turned up was basically chips with beans on top and a few bits of pork belly hard enough to use as kerbing on the street outside. We would of ordered milkshakes in the hope of making a bad experience better but no one even came to clear the table after our meal, we had to get up and ask to pay the bill before leaving. Unfortunately the worst restaurant experience to date. Very disappointing. We won't be back and won't be recommending to anyone.
  18. PR

    PaulineR

    Angus

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 7 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Staff very welcoming. Led to light, airy dining room. Plenty of space around tables. Waiting staff were excellent, and food was fantastic. Plenty of Canadian decoration around, bringing back memories for my daughter who lived there for two years. Great value for money. Will definitely be back and would highly recommend.
  19. H

    Heather

    New York Area

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 June 2022

    overall2food3service2ambience3
    Hadn’t been aware of the 1hr 15min time limit on table which was apparently on the booking page. I hadn’t seen this so would maybe suggest making it more apparent on the booking page or the service staff giving a gentle reminder when being seated about this. We still had drinks to finish when the server advised we had to pay and leave.
  20. RG

    RaymondG

    Glasgow

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 June 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Food was out of this world cannot wait to return. Me and my partner agree it’s up there with the best meal we’ve ate out
  21. GS

    GeorgeS

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 June 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Staff were excellent and service was brilliant. Can’t wait to come back again
  22. AC

    AlanC

    Edinburgh

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 28 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love the food and very decent drinks menu too. Highly recommended
  23. S

    Skizzle

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 28 May 2022

    overall3food5service3ambience2
    -Great food -Too loud, hard to hear each other over music and everyone else shouting over each other. - slow service to begin with (10 mins to get drinks ordered. Great for takeaway, not for dining in.
  24. CM

    ClaireM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 26 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, really friendly staff and food was made rapid style. Definitely recommend!
  25. C

    Clara

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 21 May 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Very tasty food. The vegan burger was amazing - shame the poutine can’t be made vegan (also shame there’s no vegan dessert, but I am just being picky!)
  26. IM

    IreneM

    Angus

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 21 May 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience3
    Not taking cash may be easier for the restaurant but not for all paying customers. Also having to use the App to see the menu is very ageist I feel. Food was OK but certainly not value for money. I've been as I really wanted the experience of it but won't rush back.
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 21 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The staff were warm and welcoming. Couldn't do enough for us. The food was exceptional and portions very generous. Will definitely be back
  28. M

    Megz

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 21 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Me and my partner came for lunch on Saturday. Staff were excellent from the moment we stepped foot in the door. We arrived early but were seated straight away. Staff asked if we had been before, we hadn’t so she showed us that they have no paper/card menus and to use the QR code to view the menu online. Then staff would come take our order. Also pointed out where the toilets are too! Small detail but it’s good to know! Food was absolutely amazing! Enjoyed every bite! We will definitely be back! The only one thing I would note is that they don’t accept cash, it’s card only. I do feel people should have the choice how they would like to pay card or cash but I suppose that’s the way the world is going. This doesn’t put us off though we will 100% be back! Highly recommend!
  29. GG

    GG123

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 20 May 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Food was tasty, chips need to be a bigger portion for the price. Wine was served in a tumbler!! - needs to be a stemmed glass so it doesn't get warm. Overall it was a lovely experience .
  30. JO

    JackieO

    Dublin

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 15 May 2022

    overall2food1service2ambience2
    Unfortunately the burgers we ordered were extremely salty. Not good value for money. Only best thing was the boozy milkshake and the Guinness.
  31. TG

    TraceyG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Loved the food and the quirkiness off the place. Service was excellent and waitress very smiley. Definitely be back.
  32. SC

    ScottC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, great service, cool place…. What’s not to like
  33. Q

    Qbee

    Edinburgh

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 14 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic place to eat with friends, fun atmosphere, very cool decor, great music, excellent service. It's the food that keeps us coming back. Mouthwatering get your hands dirty food, flavours are amazing. Boozy drinks what more does a night out need?
  34. r

    rugmunch

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 13 May 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience4
    The food was absolutely incredible but we were told we needed to think about moving on half an hour after our reservation began which felt very rushed
  35. M

    Marc

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 13 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always such a great experience. Service has always been some of the best in Edinburgh, and easily one of the most dog-friendly locations to visit.
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Edinburgh

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 9 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a lovely time at Down the Hatch before going to the Playhouse. I had the double bacon cheeseburger which was to die for. Meat was so tender and tasty! I normally struggle to eat a big burger but I ate every last bite. I had the buffalo fries which were so yummy! My husband had the chuck burger and haggis poutine. The burger was huge and he really enjoyed both. Next time will need to have puddings but we were too full this time!!! We will be back again soon!
  37. ER

    EmmaR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 7 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was amazing! Very good service as well, staff were very friendly
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 7 May 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Delicious food. Very speedy service although a tad too quick getting the food out to us
  39. F

    Foodchef

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 7 May 2022

    overall3food4service2ambience3
    Waited almost 20 mins for drinks order to be taken, food tasty if a tad overpriced! The food arrived at our table less than 10 mins after ordering! Draught lager selection was limited, ok if you like hoppy lager. Tried it, but will not be back.
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 7 May 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience3
    Was a bit noisy due to a group booking seated near us. However the quality of service and food made up for this.

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
    • Contact tracing information collected

FAQs

Down the Hatch - Antigua Street 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 731 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a booking

2 people

19:00


Booked 34 times today
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

  • Cuisines

    Canadian, Contemporary Canadian, Cocktail Bar

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking Details

    None

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, Cash not accepted, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Beer Garden, Cafe, Cocktails, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Late Night, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeaway, Vegan, Weekend Brunch, Wine

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