Down the Hatch - Antigua Street

4.7
247 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!!

Note that as we find our feet after the pandemic, we currently operate with a contactless ordering system via a QR code. We are also cashless.

***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 247 People Are Saying
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4.7
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95% of people would recommend it to a friend
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TChappers
Bedfordshire
3 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall2food3service2ambience4

Slow service - chips cold but replenished with “just cooked chips”

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Portia121
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall2food4service1ambience2

Really disappointed with how we were treated at the end of our meal. We went with friends who turned up about 10 minutes later than our booking but we were there on time. We all ordered drinks which arrived in a reasonable amount of time. It them took our waiter 15-20 minutes to take our order for food.

The food came out fairly quickly after we ordered but we only had about 15 minutes to eat before the waiter told us we needed to leave in 15 minutes because there was another table coming after us. This was 1 hour after the time I booked the table for. Then less than 5 minutes after this a more heavily built waiter came to our table to tell us to leave again, when we tried to tell him his colleague had already told us this and we were getting ready to leave, he ignored us completely and continued ranting on about the next table coming in soon.

So we had to pack all the remaining food into takeaway boxes, leaving a lot of food behind that wouldn't keep -which was such a waste, then waited a further 10 minutes to get somebodies attention so we could pay our bill. We saw that exactly the same thing happened to another table.

1 hour is not long enough to sit down, order food and drinks and consume everything. The food was nice but not worth the rude end to our meal. Won't be returning or recommending to others.

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AnnaI
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Delicious food, as usual. Great Wednesday wings offer.

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MadgeB
London
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food3service4ambience2

I feel that on a esp weekend night Down the Hatch will be a lively place for age appropriate clientele. A small concern was quickly resolved by attentive staff. Cocktails, what can I say, AMAZING! Completely different, tasty and oh so more-ish.

I would eat there again and definitely have a cocktail or two there again.

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coiaquinn
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

On arriving we were shown through to the back seating area and instantly I could see my son's stress at the noise level, so I asked the staff member if it was possible we could sit through the front where only one table was occupied.

Thankfully this was not a problem and so we sat in the front window area. I would say if you are looking for a lively atmosphere then the back room is going to be perfect for you. However, if you are like myself and my son it would be worth asking to sit in the front where things are slightly less loud.

We both ordered the large maple bacon poutine, my son had a ginger ninja and then a grape soda, I had rootbeer. I have to say, as good as A)

The food was excellent, the interior stylish, the staff busy, but totally friendly.

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OpenTable Diner
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Been ordering take away for months over the past year and was buzzing to finally sit in! Need to be back ASAP

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David
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food4service1ambience3

Poor service, very quiet when we arrived, waited 20 minutes for order to be taken had to ask for drinks no glasses with drinks. Shame food was lovely.

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Danielle
Edinburgh
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Super quick to get seated, and felt very COVID safe. Super friendly staff. Menu is amazing - ordered a vegan burger, veggie burger and veggie poutine - all absolutely delicious. The poutine was incredible! Will absolutely be going back.

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SarahM
Edinburgh
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food gorgeous as always. Lovely friendly happy waiting staff.

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AndrewB
Edinburgh
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was great!
Music was awesome!
Food was delicious!
🤘🏻

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IonaS
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The burgers are unreal, sides were incredible too. The service was amazing, all staff are so happy and upbeat! The staff were so kind and fun when taking our children’s orders as well. The kids menu is fantastic value for money, very generous portions! Couldn’t recommend this place enough! Finally, it felt very covid secure. Hand gel on every table, temp check on the way in. Very reassuring in the current climate.

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AileenS
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Food was excellent burgers were amazing will deff return for more.

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CarlaI
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fab service , very helpful with recommendations .. Fab meals recommend the Korean wings delicious

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CalumF
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great atmosphere, excellent service, food was amazing and an all round amazing experience

PM
PaniM
Edinburgh
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely food, great service and atmosphere! Will definitely be back!

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CraigM
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience1

Great food, great service and a really nice place to go for food. Just a shame the back area of the restaurant is particularly noisy, sound bouncing off walls just amplifying during a busy period.

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OpenTable Diner
Glasgow
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Staff were really friendly and food was great

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ALEX
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Staff where fantastic, great service. Food was amazing, lots of flavour. Dog friendly also and staff where very accommodating. The music was great, great atmosphere. Will definitely be coming again.

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Andrew
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Unbelievable food, came very fast. Moosehead beer was fantastic & the classic rock playlist hit the spot

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Gunny
Edinburgh
4 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time at this branch and definitely come back. Great staff and food.

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ClaireF
1 review
Dined on 22 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was great and in big portions, I have never been to Canada but I am assured by those who know that the poutine is authentic and the best in Edinburgh. Very friendly service. The music playing when we were in there was energetic pop punk which we liked but was quite loud which made communication with face masks on a bit tricky.

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Secretdiner58
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on 22 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Highly recommended! The food was excellent, good quick service from attentive staff and prices were fair, we will be back.

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LynseyM
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 22 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Fantastic service and food. Loved it! I would definitely recommend to everyone

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Andy
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 22 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, atmosphere and service. All the staff were great, especially Kyle!

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GemmaS
Dublin
2 reviews
Dined on 22 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was great and perfectly valued. The service was excellent and we would recommend.

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Alikazar
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 21 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place is a amazing, great food and drink which very reasonably priced with the mid week meal deal. Love the decor and great vibes!

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KatieP
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 21 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food and service. The stout burger was delicious and the side of traditional poutine was amazing. First visit and won't be my last.

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Susanne
1 review
Dined on 21 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was amazing, staff efficient and friendly, loved the decor and ambiance

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LaurenW
Edinburgh
2 reviews
Dined on 19 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was great! Good value, I would recommend the chicken wings over anything - they were amazing!!!

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OpenTable Diner
Hampshire
1 review
Dined on 19 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, service and value. The poutine is a must!

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ruskyd
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 19 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best cheese and bacon burger ive had in ages. Pretty cheap aswell

OT
OpenTable Diner
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 18 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Service was fast, amazing! And the milk shakes are unreal!

KD
KathrynD
1 review
Dined on 18 July 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Fabulous as always. Great food and lovely service staff.

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VictoriaK
London
1 review
Dined on 17 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place. Burgers amazing. Poutine amazing!! Boozy shakes AMAZING.
Staff lovely and friendly great service
Thanks Down the Hatch for an awesome experience

SM
SarahM
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 17 July 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Food and service was great - also loved the alcoholic slushies. I didnt like the music playing it was quite harsh ,

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ErinN
Glasgow
1 review
Dined on 17 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding food, great service and value for money!

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OpenTable Diner
Manitoba
1 review
Dined on 16 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic! Food and service was great. Will definitely be back!

SM
SamM
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 16 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place with great food and service and a very reasonable price! Disappointed there was no dessert options though.

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DebbieS
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 16 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was good portion sizes, service very good pleasant and cheerful staff very helpful with questions about menu.

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CaraG
Glasgow
1 review
Dined on 15 July 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience4

Great food and a great vibe! Service was good in getting food, however we noticed there was little communication between the staff and we were asked a few times how our meal was. They were also straight over wanting to take our food away if they saw we weren’t eating for a couple of seconds.

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 247 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.