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Down the Hatch - South Queensferry, Edinburgh,

Down the Hatch - South Queensferry

4.5
4.5
1866 Reviews
£26 to £40
Canadian
North American influenced food, with quality locally sourced ingredients!

Note that last bookings for breakfast are 11am and first bookings for all day menu are 12pm. This gives a chance to reset and get ready for our all day menu.

There are now parking restrictions within the marina, we will validate your parking for you in order for you to get your parking for free. Please give us your registration plate when you arrive.

Please note that we are currently cashless, card payment only.

Please note that we do not have toilets on site but there are public toilets a 2min walk across the marina.

Our outside area is covered and heated in the colder months.  There is the chance of some side wind/rain though if it's blowing a hoolie! 

We are family friendly, when booking that a buggy/pram counts as a cover - let us know. :)

Full terms: https://www.downthehatchcafe

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2 people

19:00


Booked 66 times today

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Canadian, Scottish, American

  • Hours of Operation

    Daily 08:30–17:00

  • Phone number

    0131 331 1387

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

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What 1,866 people are saying

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Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

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  • Edinburgh/Midlothian

    Child Friendly

  • Edinburgh/Midlothian

    Outdoor Eating

  • Edinburgh/Midlothian

    Most Booked

  • Edinburgh

    Child Friendly

  • Edinburgh

    Outdoor Eating

  • Edinburgh

    Most Booked

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely all round.
  2. CD

    CalDM

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    grand food ...................................................
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Very nice Sottish breakfast skillet. Just missing some mushrooms.
  4. MB

    MartinB

    Argyll

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It's a bit boring giving five stars for everything, but we have been to DTH a number of times and it keeps delivering. We've just had three Canadian breakfast skillets. They were fantastic enough in themselves - the Canadian twist on the full breakfast being extra pancakes and loads of maple syrup - and even more fantastic to discover that the DTH breakfast skillets deal (two skillets, coffee and fruit juice for £23) now runs on Friday mornings! The food is great, there is plenty of it and it is good value for the price. The option to buy gift cards is very handy, especially when there have been occasional offers on those. We have been for breakfast and for late lunches various times. It's interesting to see some other reviews mentioning the service. We have always found it friendly and efficient, with servers not only going the extra mile, but often doing so without actually being asked. This morning was typical - what a friendly server! Our experience has been the same whether it's been quiet - as it was at 9 am today - or a busy weekend afternoon. When booking on OpenTable, I have always picked up that slots are one hour for small groups, one hour 15 minutes for larger groups. But we have never needed that time nor have we ever felt rushed in any case. Our orders are taken quickly, the food appears promptly and we get the bill when we ask for it. We leave happy and well fed. A great combination!
  5. BW

    BrianW

    Edinburgh

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall4food1service4ambience4
    We are fairly regular visitors to DTH and usually enjoy the experience, however yesterday my wife's Hatchburger was not up to standard as it was overcooked and dry as if it had been sitting on the side for a period of time - in fact the burger was inedible and she couldn't eat it. We reported this to our server when settling the bill and he said he would pass this on. On reflection I think that we should have been offered a refund on her burger as it was not edible and was left on the plate.
  6. RM

    RebeccaM

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    We went along on the off chance that we could get a table as I could see from online there was lots of space so didn't' think I needed to book. Was told I would need to wait over an hour for a table so left and went online and booked a table for 10 minutes later (which was then pushed back 20) but still got in much quicker than waiting an hour - not sure what that was all about? Staff were lovely and helpful, food was great value and tasty (although I would probably have less fried bread around the sandwiches as they were quite greasy and made finishing them very hard), chips were delicious.
  7. PL

    PeterL

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall2food2service3ambience2
    Sorry - don’t see the attraction. Meal was a pile of chips with sauce and bacon and ‘shredded’ chicken. Won’t be back.
  8. RB

    RuthB

    Inverness

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food great as always. Friendly staff too! Was quiet enough to swap indoor table to outdoor as it was a nice day.
  9. KD

    KatrinaD

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Great food along with good service . Look forward to returning
  10. B

    Brian

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    Different choice of food , very good and tasty. Great service and good value for money. It was a bit noisy as we choose inside and it was at a busy time. Definitely be back
  11. CF

    ClaireF

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall3food4service4ambience4
    The restaurant is set in a nice location and seems very popular, glad we booked. Food was tasty but not hot enough. Service was hood. Overall nice experience but way overpriced for what we got.
  12. IH

    IanH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    First time for me, definitely won’t be the last. I loved it.
  13. DP

    DerekP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 29 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very nice outside, although covered, restaurant (inside seating available), with Canadian vibe. Staff very attentive and great food.
  14. M

    Mitsvri

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 28 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Brilliant good as always, the special was actually amazing! Service was great and quick, and the atmosphere is always super chill!
  15. P

    Pika

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 27 July 2022

    overall3food4service4ambience3
    Tasty food, I only had option of a cold chicken sandwich due to a garlic allergy. They couldn’t use their grills to give me an alternative incase of cross contamination . No bathroom facilities on site , nearest toilet nearby in car park however staff didn’t give the access number , bit of a hassle. Just small details that could make it a better experience
  16. CD

    CeeDee

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 27 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent and very reasonably priced food. Will definitely be back to try the breakfast fare.
  17. KW

    KathleenW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 26 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was delicious. Staff friendly and service good.
  18. LL

    LesleyL

    Perthshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 25 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A great breakfast menu, that never disappoints. Good value Monday to Thursday with special offer. Large portions. Dog friendly. Have been half a dozen times and will definitely be back.
  19. EP

    EvieP

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I love this place, very good food, very friendly staff, great service. Highly recommended
  20. a

    audreyc

    West Lothian

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 24 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was amaxing and you dont wait long will be back.
  21. DM

    DonnaM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 23 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely excellent food and service will definitely be back top of my favourite list 😊
  22. RP

    RuthP

    Inverness

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 23 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely food and so nice to be sitting outside to eat, covered area so doesn't matter if its raining!
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 23 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely location with very tasty food
  24. p

    paddy

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 23 July 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    Disappointed to see that brunch was over for 11.45 and only the afternoon menu there, seems very early to curtail breakfast. Found food (poutrine) was good, but overly salty. Also the music was deafening at times- too loud to carry on a conversation. On positive side, others in our group enjoyed their burgers and the coffee was excellent as usual.
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 21 July 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience2
    My birthday
  26. MW

    MichaelW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The daily specials are always outstanding, but the stout burger is amazing too!!!
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 July 2022

    overall1food2service1ambience1
    Really disappointing experience. Took 30 mins before order for anything was taken - only 3 servers that we could see and not a full outside area at this time (11am). Food was average - ordered Canadian skillet and had to ask for maple syrup as little to none could be tasted. Asked for a Coke Zero and took over 18 minutes to come. On paying the bill the server thought we were just arriving and asked how many did we need a table for. Didn’t ask how our food was or experience had been. First time visiting and very disappointing.
  28. LM

    LinziM

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and service as always! The breakfast menu is wide and varied, the coffee is awesome and the staff are always friendly.
  29. JH

    JamieH

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 July 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Overall I am very satisfied, the food is exactly how it looks on Facebook and the Dirty Fries are second to none. To make this 5 stars I would’ve like to have either some fresh wipes (the little lemon sachet ones) as there is no toilet facility on the premises so there is nowhere for me to wash my hands, it’s something I’m big on after eating. There are toilets in the vicinity, but I believe my point stands. The service overall was very friendly, once we had been attended it was on point it was probably just the length of time it took to get served was a little longer than I’d like with people being seated after us but served first. This was the first time I have visited and I will certainly go back, as always I think there are some small improvements can be made. 9/10 would definitely recommend.
  30. CC

    CeeCee

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 July 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    The food is great, the service fast and friendly. Highly recommend.
  31. PB

    PhilB

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 July 2022

    overall2food3service3ambience3
    Been here before and quite liked it,returned yesterday for a meal with my other half and it so overpriced now that we nearly walked away without eating.£10-14 for a burger and £4-11 for fries add £6.50 if you want a milkshake and you’ve spent £20+ on a burger chips and drink.Won’t be back yes burgers are good but so full of meat they fall to pieces in 2 bites.
  32. S

    Stephen

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 July 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience3
    Waiting time at table was longer than usual, waiting staff should serve tables in order people arriving after us served before us. Food good as usual.
  33. k

    kirstyb

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 July 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Loved our meal etc but when booking it asked for any special anniversary etc and I stated it was my husbands 40th birthday meal on this date. I had expected an acknowledgment atleast of this special day when we arrived but nothing. Just wondering why you ask for this on the booking if you don’t take note of it? Thanks
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Really excellent. They even offered to change my apple juice for an orange juice when I realised I had ordered the wrong thing. Portions are mahoosive so had to take some home (which was excellent this morning). Highly recommend. Only slight fly in the ointment was the cooking smell indoors but that was to be expected with the chefs being so close and to be fair, it's more a me problem than DTH. I had the Spanish breakfast and the Mrs the Canadian the food was excellent quality and well executed. As Cherish Findern would say "... Love it, love it, love it!" 😅
  35. JM

    JayneM

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 July 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    Decent food. Nice staff although service was average. Very noisy due to not very well behaved dogs. We were outdoors though. Food is ok but a bit expensive for what you get.
  36. JM

    JM17

    Las Vegas

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 16 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love DTH - I go regularly and have never had a bad experience! Great food, great service and great atmosphere - no complaints whatsoever!
  37. DR

    DavidR

    Edinburgh

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 15 July 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Another visit to DtH and not disappointed. Top drawer food and service and so many great choices its an easy decision to keep coming back.
  38. SN

    SavannahN

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 July 2022

    overall3food5service1ambience2
    Fabulous food, but really bad vibes. The older waiting staff (?Managers / ?owners) were unpleasant. The attitude from arrival was very unwelcoming and simple requests like a fully cooked egg for a pregnant woman were not taken well. It was an absolutely horrible feeling! And then at the end THEY decided we were done & arrived with a card machine for us to pay and leave. Food delicious, obviously good kitchen staff & the younger wait team were absolutely lovely!! Just avoid the older man & woman at all costs.
  39. TW

    TonyW

    Perthshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great place for delicious Canadian street food. The burgers and pulled pork are amazing. Friendly staff and nice venue.
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Edinburgh

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 14 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Utterly fabulous 10/10!

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitising

    • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • 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
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

Down the Hatch - South Queensferry offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at 0131 331 1387.

Down the Hatch - South Queensferry is rated 4.5 stars by 1866 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 66 times today
Google Map for Down the Hatch - South Queensferry

Port Edgar Marina, Queensferry, Edinburgh, EH30 9SQ

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Area

    Edinburgh

  • Hours of Operation

    Daily 08:30–17:00

  • Cuisines

    Canadian, Scottish, American

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking Details

    Street Parking

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Cafe, Delivery, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeaway, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access

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