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Down the Hatch - Antigua Street, Edinburgh, Scotland

Down the Hatch - Antigua Street

4.6
4.6
706 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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Booked 37 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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Menu

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What 706 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
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.5Value

NoiseEnergetic

Loved For

  • Edinburgh/Midlothian

    Pre/post theatre

  • Edinburgh

    Pre/post theatre

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  1. C

    Clara

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    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!)

  2. IM

    IreneM

    Angus

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    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.

  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    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

  4. GG

    GG123

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    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 .

  5. JO

    JackieO

    Dublin

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall2food1service2ambience2

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

  6. TG

    TraceyG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

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

  7. 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

  8. Q

    Qbee

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    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?

  9. 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

  10. 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.

  11. 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!

  12. 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

  13. 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

  14. 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.

  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    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.

  16. c

    cmfood

    Inverness

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 5 May 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4

    Best wings in Edinburgh! Would definitely recommend - great location and good drinks options to go with great food.

  17. CL

    ClareL

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 4 May 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Great food. Would prefer a paper menu rather than 4 of us on phones.

  18. A

    Anita

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Enjoy very much as always :) Korean BBQ wings sweet :) Breuben burger amazing with pastrami 😍 and as always bacon maple syrup poutine. Staff very nice, not coming every 2 minutes to ask how am I, but when I needed something they were close enough to notice me.

  19. N

    Nicola

    Edinburgh

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 30 April 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4

    Good food nice service, enjoyed the space and was nice to catch up with friends, like that they are dog friendly

  20. RU

    RUTHC

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 30 April 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience1

    Efficient and sizeable portions. Not particularly a personalised experience nor a place to rush back to. Fairly staid menu though if you like poutine that's the only added value over other burger joints.

  21. HM

    HannahM

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 28 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Such good wings, burgers and poutine! Really good choice of drinks too.

  22. h

    hudthebus

    Edinburgh

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 28 April 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3

    Great food. Service slowed down a bit when got busy but still very good. Tunes got better after 6pm!

  23. IB

    IanB

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 28 April 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4

    Great food. A bit over priced. But so tasty . Would recommend.

  24. PS

    PaulS

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 23 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Absolutely brilliant food and service will definitely be back

  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 22 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The service was brilliant and the food was amazing

  26. JM

    JordannM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 21 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3

    We had a booking that we were slightly early for, staff were happy to seat us early. The service was so quick and all the staff were friendly and happy to recommend their favourites from the menu. The food came quickly and was hot, couldn’t fault the experience at all.

  27. S

    Suzanne

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 21 April 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience4

    We were slightly early to be told they weren’t open yet which was fine. It was the manner this was done in. Shouted over the room to tell us this and we’re on their phone. Where it would of been nice to come over to us and say this. When the bill came I asked about the kids holiday deal as I popped this on my booking like explained to do so online. I was told it ended to which I looked it up on my phone and it hasn’t. She did take the money off but felt I shouldn’t of had to ask this when it was on my booking and advertised online. Lovely food just some staff with slightly better manners would be 5/5

  28. CM

    CoraM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 20 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The food here is so delicious, full of flavour and the menu has so many options! The food came fast and the service was great! I also love the decor and would highly recommend the vegi mexi fries. Can't wait to go back!

  29. LM

    LesleyM

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Thank you… portions are brilliant … coeliac friendly too

  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    3rd visit to down the hatch and we brought friends with us this time and they loved it as much as we do The poutine and milkshakes are outstanding, we can’t wait to return!

  31. EW

    EmmaW

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 April 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience2

    Was not to feel the most welcome I get weekends are busy but to be told how long you have the table for before you order food is just full on. Props spent the total of 45mins in the place I don't think the food was outstanding I don't think I will be back I have been for breakfast at the South Queensferry one and really enjoyed going there

  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Bath

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 15 April 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience3

    Really friendly staff and tasty food. Table was a little small/cramped even for 2 of us. The poutine went a bit cold a bit too quickly.

  33. M

    Michael

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Food was great. Staff friendly. Recommend the poutine.

  34. CM

    ChloeeM

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    It’s truly some of the best food I’ve ever eaten!! Friendly staff and great music!

  35. CA

    CarinaA

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 April 2022

    overall3food2service4ambience4

    i think the food was good but i would not repeat at least those dishes ( dirty fries) the amount of meat in the carne asada one was appalling. definitely not worth 10 pounds. fair enough they did come with lots of fries but the ratio to meat should be a lot more balanced. the chicken bacon ranch dirty fries had a bit more chicken which i suppose is because chicken is cheaper. nevertheless this chicken was bland and looked boiled. my suggestion would be to fry it or sautee it on some butter after pulling it apart. other than that the restaurant itself it very beautifully decorated and staff were very nice.

  36. MW

    MelW

    Edinburgh

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 12 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Amazing service & even more amazing food! Would definitely recommend for casual food that is delicious

  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Edinburgh

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 12 April 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5

    Great food one of the best burgers in town 👌🏻 ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

  38. KP

    KirstenP

    London

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 11 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Great venue, food and service. Also took advantage of the Easter offer on kids eat free - we’ll be back.

  39. RF

    RobynF

    Edinburgh

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 11 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Food was fresh, hot, and exactly as described in the menu. Staff were lovely, couldn't fault it

  40. M

    Murray

    Aberdeen

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 11 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Delicious. Speedy and friendly service. Will return to try other dishes.

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 706 OpenTable diners.

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

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2 people

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Booked 37 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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