Down the Hatch - Antigua Street

4.7
457 reviews
£25 and under
Canadian

Top tags:

Casual
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 30 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.

Our bar is open til 12am Mon-Thurs and 1am Fri-Sun. Our High-top bar tables are available for booking from 9.45pm, for drinks only.

Please call for any more information.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • 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
What 457 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
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4.7based on recent ratings
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Elsie
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good hangover food, friendly service. Can't wait to work my way through the rest of the menu!

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Andy
Dubai
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service good as always. Could not recommend this place enough.

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Davis
Edinburgh
3 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Never fails. The Hatch Burger is by far the tastiest Burger I've ever had.
The skirts steak in the Carne Asada Dirty Fries is to die for.

JM
JM93
Oxford
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food and nice environment. We had a nice time

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margaretg
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

lovely food in a relaxed atmosphere- will definately be back.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Inverness
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great quick service, very tasty flavourful food. Will definitely be back again for their boozy milkshakes! 1st time trying poutine. So good and it was delicious

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Andrew
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

First visit, will be back. Staff were nice and helpful with the menu choices. Food was good and came really quickly. Between 3 of us we sampled the burger, poutine, wings and beef dip roll. Delicious 😋. Good selection of beer, wine and variety of soft drinks we don’t usually get in Scotland.

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Susie
Aberdeen
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Food and service was great. It was a bit noisy (pub like noise level), but still really cool place. Would definitely go back.

EJ
EmzJ
Edinburgh
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Great food, great service and a great atmosphere in the restaurant

OT
OpenTable Diner
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic experience,staff were so lovely and welcoming and we were seated very quickly and service was unreal. Great atmosphere and even better food

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was brilliant and loved trying the boozy shakes! Will definitely be back!!

MF
MickF
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Came here as wife is gluten free and read a blog about Edinburgh gf places.
The food was excellent and staff really helpful and friendly
Definitely recommend everyone to try it

AK
AlanK
1 review
Dined on 20 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent, delicious food. Happy helpful staff. Funky looking decor. Minor glitch on our behalf, we thought both locations had the same menu

DH
DavidH
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 20 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Just a great place,great food,great service all at a great price

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Berserker
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 19 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food and service. We will be back again soon.

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Dave
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 17 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent burgers, poutine and fantastic shakes!

SD
SDDH
1 review
Dined on 17 October 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience4

The venue is a cool, fun place. Service was impressively quick and it's priced well. The only downside we had was that some of the food we had (poutine/wings), were extremely salty.

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Norbert
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 17 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food, good service, worth to pop in and try it

SR
SamanthaR
1 review
Dined on 17 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went on Sunday morning,first time we had been and we weren't disappointed. I had the mex skillet very tasty and something a wee bit different, my partner had the full Scottish skillet which he really enjoyed and could tell it was good quality produce . We will definitely be back. We want to try for dinner or lunch. Very quirky little place. Thanks again.

VK
VictoriaK
London
3 reviews
Dined on 16 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place
2nd time visiting and was as amazing as the first time.
Food is great, drinks are fab (fan of the boozy shakes). Staff are super nice and friendly. Can’t wait for my next visit 😀

KJ
KJA89
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 16 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The table was quite small but other than that everything was great. The food was really tasty, quite messy to eat but certainly no complaints. I had a burger and a side of bacon poutine and they were SO YUMMY! We will definitely be back.

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Nikki
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 15 October 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Food was very nice and served quickly, the guys / girls here are very friendly and helpful

SF
SForrest
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 14 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Treated to complimentary cocktails and shots when they found out we were just married!
Food was epic!

SH
ShannonH
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 14 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food and decor and friendly staff. Prices are reasonable with a great menu. Music was a little loud for our liking as you had to speak loudly to be heard but not enough to put us off.

HS
HarryS
Glasgow
1 review
Dined on 12 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another great meal at DTH.
The service and good were all excellent as usual.

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Federico
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 11 October 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Very good food with a Canadian twist. Great chicken wings sauce and please, do yourself a favour and get a generous portion of poutine!

JF
JudithF
Orlando
2 reviews
Dined on 10 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved our visit here, the food was outstanding, loved the cast iron skillets, it kept everything warm for ages. Will definitely be back on our next trip to Edinburgh.

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Maggie2000
1 review
Dined on 9 October 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Friendly helpful staff, the food and drinks were excellent.

Down the Hatch - Antigua Street
Responded on 10 October 2021

Thank you for your awesome 5 star review! See you again soon!

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AbigailD
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 9 October 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Had an amazing meal, service was on point, just wish there was an option for a chicken burger!

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SharonH
Glasgow
2 reviews
Dined on 9 October 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience1

Was just ok. Music way too loud couldn’t hear a word servers were saying due to combination of face masks and loud music. Food just ok and portions relatively small.
Doubt I’d return

Down the Hatch - Antigua Street
Responded on 10 October 2021

Thank you for your review. We will look into your comments and see what we can do to improve. We hope that you will give us another chance.

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MatthewT
1 review
Dined on 8 October 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Outstanding burgers, wings and fries in a very cool Canada/movie theatre-themed pub. Food was a little expensive though excellent; service was a touch slow. Biggest gripe is putting the “minimum suggested” tip on the card machine at 15% even for parties of two. This is the U.K., not North America, and it is essentially a pub, not a restaurant. I know I can enter a custom amount, but having the suggested tips range from 15-25% felt cheeky. Also, having to use my mobile to look at a menu is a mood killer but fair enough it is Covid. Overall a great place to grab a good bit of grub.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 8 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing we will definitely be back!!

JH
JaHu
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 8 October 2021
Overall1food1service3ambience1

Food over priced, burger so thin and no fries/side served. Music so loud you cannot hear others at the table.

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Penny
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 8 October 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience5

It was a lovely place, very bright and spacious. The burger was lovely. The fries and wings were alright but the flavours were very overpowering.

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Fubar
Glasgow
2 reviews
Dined on 8 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and excellent service. Will definitely be back

KJ
KathrynJ
1 review
Dined on 8 October 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Food was tasty and service good. The music was too loud for a restaurant in my opinion. We were almost shouting to chat, sat right next to each other. Also I was a bit annoyed to have my very wet gravy sandwich served in a basket with holes so it leaked onto the table and also some paper underneath which disintegrated and ripped. Plates are a great alternative :)

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StuartW
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 7 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and choices. Had breakfast here as well as dinner 2 nights. Staff are very friendly and welcoming without being over the top annoying. Wpuld definitely come back next time I'm in Edinburgh.

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Fretful
1 review
Dined on 7 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wish we could go every day! Will be talking about this meal for years to come!

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TonyL
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 6 October 2021
Overall1food2service1ambience1

Couldn’t hear yourself think never mind enjoy a conversation - staff kept bringing the wrong items to our table!

GS
GregS
1 review
Dined on 5 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First visit after watching on social media for a long time. Did not dissapoibt in any way, great ambience, friendly and attentive staff, food and drinks fantastic. Loved it, hope to be back soon!

FAQs

Down the Hatch - Antigua Street offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at 0131 374 5566.

Down the Hatch - Antigua Street is rated 4.7 stars by 457 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting bookings at the moment.