Down the Hatch - Antigua Street

4.7
134 reviews
£25 and under
Canadian

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Casual
All Bookings must be confirmed with card details in order to secure the booking. Nothing is charged to the card by way of a deposit and the card details are stored using SSL encryption, the industry standard. By providing card details, you are deemed to acknowledge that a charge of £5 per person may be made to the card in the event that your party fails to arrive or if the booking is cancelled with less than 2 hours notice. Any modifications or cancellations after this time will require you to contact the restaurant directly and are held to the restaurant’s policy and may be subject to fees. DOWN THE HATCH ANTIGUA STREET requests a card number to hold this booking. Bookings can be modified online at any time.

***LAST BOOKINGS FOR BREAKFAST ARE AT 11.15AM***
We only have a very limited number of outside tables. These are not bookable at the moment and are on a first come, first served basis on the day.
Under 18s are not permitted from 8pm onwards.


What 134 People Are Saying
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96% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Pootle
1 review
Dined on 6 June 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience3

We were shown to our table by nice enough host, but then instead of menus, were told to scan the QR code to see menu and order. That might be ok with a group of adults who all have a smartphone, but we were there with 4 kids.. and my husband doesn't have a smartphone. So while 3 of us huddled round the screen and fought to read the menu, the others got bored. Then we swapped. Worst ordering ever.
However, once that was over with, our order was delivered efficiently and correctly. The food was delicious, but some salad might have been nice to cut through the unctuous meat and sauces left on your palette!
Kids had milkshakes which were awesome. I was hoping for a tasty desert but there wasn't a desert menu which I hadn't realised prior to booking. It was my son's birthday and I can't say it was special enough for the occasion.
Overall, would recommend for a very good cafe experience, but not somewhere I'd go again for a celebratory meal.

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SarahC
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 6 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time here and definitely not the last. Had the Aubergine sandwich and it was delicious. Side of veggie poutine too. My belly was very thankful and my tastebuds were dancing! Something for everyone on the menu. The frozen margarita packed a punch. The staff were friendly and the music was great. Will be back soon!

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Responded on 7 June 2021

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Maria
1 review
Dined on 6 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Poutine is a must to have if you want a Canadian staple, the cheese curds were perfectly squeaky haha.
Also the burgers are great!
We were able to get an outside table quickly as the server kept an eye on this for us, so great service thanks!

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Responded on 7 June 2021

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KarenR
Edinburgh
5 reviews
Dined on 6 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Tasty breakfast, we will be back

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kirstyh
1 review
Dined on 5 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really friendly staff
Amazing food and good portions
Restaurant was quite loud

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Responded on 7 June 2021

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OpenTable Diner
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 5 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious and we were not kept waiting long before our food arrived

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Responded on 7 June 2021

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LynnR
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 5 June 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great philly steak and dirty fries 👍will definitely be back

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Responded on 7 June 2021

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Andrew
London
2 reviews
Dined on 5 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and great service. Would highly recommend.

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Responded on 7 June 2021

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Ilovetea77
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 5 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Friendly staff, nice ambience, good drink selection, POUTINE!!!!

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Responded on 7 June 2021

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EmmaB
1 review
Dined on 4 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food excellent, came quickly. The side poutine was great as was the one with maple bacon. Burgers were very tasty. Milkshakes great as well. Great music staff friendly, will be back

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Responded on 7 June 2021

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LisaS
1 review
Dined on 4 June 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience3

We were asked to leave very promptly and would have purchased another drink or more food so felt quite disappointed.

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Responded on 7 June 2021

Thank you for your review, we are sorry you feel like this. We are currently working in time slots and we hope to extend these when we can.

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RobinT
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 4 June 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Hi, generally everything was fine. My only complaint was we hadn't realised we would only have 50 minutes. We had to leave without having a dessert, which was unfortunate. I understand the need for it in these times, I would just prefer to have known about it in advance.

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Responded on 7 June 2021

Thank you for your review. We try to make turn times clear and sorry we missed this. We hope you will give us another chance.

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samanthac
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 4 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service very quick good was served within 10 mins of ordering! massive portion size! made a mistake with the burger problem rectified without any issues and a fresh one made

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Responded on 7 June 2021

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Gina
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 4 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious!!! Outstanding food and service, highly recommended!

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Responded on 7 June 2021

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Lammy34
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 3 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Enjoyed our tasty breakfast skillets! Staff were friendly and helpful. The skillet deal was great for £21, I hope the deal continues in future. I would go back and would recommend

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Responded on 7 June 2021

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Sarah
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on 2 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome food, better than the grub in Canada! Service and ambience were both excellent as well, definitely recommend.

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HakimF
1 review
Dined on 2 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is always filling, the classic dishes are always amazing, I couldn't have asked for more!

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Responded on 7 June 2021

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RyanB
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 1 June 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Enjoyed the food, would definitely recommend. Good value

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NicolaL
Edinburgh
2 reviews
Dined on 1 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brilliant service, food to die for. Very covid safe.

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SarahW
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 31 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Quite possibly my new favourite place to eat. Pure self indulgence with great beers on tap too.

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ChristineB
1 review
Dined on 31 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had previously visited at South Queensferry but it doesn’t do evenings! Food was delicious and quick. Staff very friendly and enthusiastic.

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Chlo
1 review
Dined on 31 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Been so excited to visit here since it opened indoors! Did not disappoint. Food was great and staff were lovely. The order and pay via QR code is brilliant too and worked well..we got everything we needed super fast and easy! Can’t wait to go back!

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GailF
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 31 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Tastiest food in a very long time. Well done. Excellent. Can't wait to go back.

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JadeP
1 review
Dined on 31 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent. We asked to be moved due to it being a little chilly. Nothing was any issue. We loved the food and it was all piping hot. Would highly recommend

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dawnief
London
2 reviews
Dined on 31 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had an amazing breakfast served by lovely staff

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Responded on 7 June 2021

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Jose
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 30 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service. Food was amazing. Strongly recommend.

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Responded on 31 May 2021

Thank you for your awesome 5 star review! We hope to see you again soon!

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NiCruella
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 30 May 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

First visit there-great food, great service with attention to detail. Music was a bit loud but overall great experience. Definitely would go again.

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Responded on 31 May 2021

Thank you for your awesome 5 star review! We will take your comments on board about the music. We hope to see you again soon!

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GavinS
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 30 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Amazing food, great service. We felt the dining space was great. Near perfect. We felt there is a real opportunity to improve the atmosphere. Maybe just a bit too bright… felt like this should a bit more dark and enclosed. This is very very minor though. Honestly we loved and are already planning our next trip! 9.9 out of 10 easy!

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Responded on 31 May 2021

Thank you for your awesome 5 star review! We hope to see you again soon!

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JamesA
1 review
Dined on 30 May 2021
Overall2food3service1ambience1

Was very disappointed with my experience after having heard such good things about the restaurant. I appreciate making changes with regards to COVID 19 but the whole experience was extremely impersonal. To be taken to a table without menus and told to go to Instagram to see pictures of food and to consult your Facebook page for your specials is a lot of work on the customer, especially those of us who don't use multiple social media platforms. If you insist on doing things online, at least condense the information and keep everything on one platform. Once we navigated your ordering system and made our payment, our food arrived relatively quickly but that was the last we saw of any staff members. No one came to ask how was our meal or if we needed anything. Our food was okay, nothing spectacular and we left without anyone thanking us for coming. I did not feel welcome during the experience, I would not go back and I would not recommend.

Down the Hatch - Antigua Street
Responded on 31 May 2021

Thank you for your review. We are under immense pressure to try and operate as normal whilst trying to remain contactless and socially distanced. We will take your feedback on board and see what we can do to improve.

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AM05
Glasgow
1 review
Dined on 30 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

An excellent place for breakfast- worth very penny and exceptional service and food!

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Responded on 31 May 2021

Thank you for your awesome 5 star review! We hope to see you again soon!

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Craigy
1 review
Dined on 29 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

AMAZING MUNCH AND SERVICE. GREAT Facilities too. Cannot wait to go back.

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Responded on 31 May 2021

Thank you for your awesome 5 star review! We hope to see you again soon!

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Clairethebear
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 29 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic service from the get go with a very warm welcome.
Delicious food and a great choice of drinks

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Responded on 31 May 2021

Thank you for your awesome 5 star review! We hope to see you again soon!

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LauraM
1 review
Dined on 29 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Regular at South Q DTH but for my birthday headed to Antigua St DTH in Edinburgh for the 1st time. Welcoming staff, nice table confortably distanced from others. Easy to use app for service. Food was ace, i'm carnivous and the special was yet another epic creation but friend is a veggie and there was a good choice for them. Plus my friend is yet another convert to poutine. Standout for me and the big diff between SQ and here - the boozy slushies which were delicious and the boozy irn bru float was a revelation.

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Responded on 31 May 2021

Thank you for your awesome 5 star review! Delighted that your experiences in SQ left you wanting to try Edinburgh. The team loved your comments about their welcome! We hope to see you again soon!

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OpenTable Diner
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 28 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food, very good service and the cleanliness was brilliant.

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Responded on 31 May 2021

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KerrieM
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 27 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Cannot fault Down the Hatch. Amazing food and amazing service.

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Responded on 31 May 2021

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EF2002
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 27 May 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Really good - great food, really friendly staff. Will be back!

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Responded on 31 May 2021

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LaurenM
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 27 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service nice atmosphere clean and tidy would recommend

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Responded on 31 May 2021

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BeaW
1 review
Dined on 25 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a lovely time last night for my partner’s birthday meal. Not knowing Edinburgh a great deal, I asked friends for recommendations - good, proper meat and something nice for a veggie and everyone kept mentioning this place! I picked Antigua Street location as it was a short walk from our hotel on Royal Mile. The walk itself was nice - we mooched across overlooking Boulevard style buildings showcasing different side of Edinburgh. The food was really really awesome:-) My partner as a beef lover went for the Beef Sandwich, the legendary Canadian dipped sandwich and he said it was pretty incredible with roast beef being done nicely and the gravy served on side which allows you to dunk it just how and how long you’d like for:-) My aubergine sandwich restored my faith in that understated plant - the southern style coating was seriously good. We had seasoned fries and the veggie poutine which was well tasty and moist. My lemon gin cocktail was nicely served and properly refreshing on the palate. Overall really nice experience and the food will make us drive across from Glasgow for more:-)

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Responded on 31 May 2021

Thank you for your awesome 5 star review! Delighted that we made your partner's birthday so special! We hope to see you again soon!

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CarolynMT
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 25 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Bloody delicious! Literally want to try every single thing on the menu. Really cool decor, staff were lovely. Definitely be back.

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Responded on 31 May 2021

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laurah
1 review
Dined on 25 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was my second visit within 2 weeks and everything has been delicious! Breakfast was incredible lunch and shakes was even better. Great atmosphere in the place too. Will def be back........... regulary! x

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Responded on 31 May 2021

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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 134 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.