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Down the Hatch - South Queensferry, Edinburgh,

Down the Hatch - South Queensferry

4.5
4.5
1803 Reviews
£25 and under
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


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 1,803 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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. LM

    LeighM

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Met old friends for coffee and cakes, great service, delicious cakes, great setting. Have eaten here on previous occasions and can recommend the breakfast skillet, so tasty! And the burgers are great also
  2. K

    Kirsty

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely celebratory brunch at Down the Hatch. I want to come back and try all the different skillet options!
  3. NW

    NicolaW

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    We had a lovely lunch on acsunday afternoon. The restaurant was busy but the service was great and quick. Food and milkshakes were lovely
  4. DP

    DenP

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Second time visiting and once again the food was outstanding. Canadian breakfast was delicious as was the Mexicana which was huge. Highly recommend.
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Daughters birthday lunch with some friends. Food was great, tasty and as good as always. Staff were as friendly as normal and extremely accommodating. Super dog friendly also which is always a bonus for us. Only slight thing is that it would be good if S.Queensferry stayed open later on a Saturday but this is a minor gripe and does not detract from the experience.
  6. SM

    ScottM

    New York Area

    8 reviews

    2.0

    8 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall2food2service4ambience4
    We spent £50 on lunch . 2 burgers, 2 dirty fries and juice . This is way over priced. The toppings on the fries were cold and sparse and the special had resemblance to the picture our server showed us. Burgers were dry .
  7. SM

    StewartM

    Glasgow

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall3food2service5ambience5
    Burger was dry lacking sauce, special of the day chips very poor.
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing foot and service. Couldn’t ask for any more
  9. SG

    SharonG

    Perthshire

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    Nice food although just a posh burger van ! No toilets on site so that’s a no no for me. Staff nice apart from one older man, witnessed him being rude to different folk.
  10. SW

    SheilaW

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall3food4service4ambience5
    1st time here, it was nice to be able to sit outside and enjoy your breakfast.
  11. NM

    NicolaM

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely food and a very relaxed atmosphere. Will definitely return!
  12. MS

    MornaS

    Glasgow

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    As always, great food served efficiently and to a high standard. We love it here!
  13. DD

    DavyD

    Angus

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 20 June 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience4
    The food is great but it is expensive but I don’t mind paying extra for good food but the 20 minute wait for a milkshake was not good, still with that said I’ll be back.
  14. RM

    RyMu

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 20 June 2022

    overall2food5service1ambience4
    Was stood at the red rope at the entrance for at least 5 minutes before being acknowledged, despite 3 members of staff walking past us. Kids breakfast was then forgotten so had to ask for this after adults breakfasts were already served. Food good but service extremely lacking.
  15. DH

    DebbieH

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 June 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience3
    Enjoyed what we had and like it as it’s dogs friendly. Toilet situation not great. Wasn’t till I left I realised I had been overcharged. Had a £50 gift card balance and was told we had only £1 to pay. Thought it was pricey but think what’s happened is I bought the 25% extra deal on vouchers and they not factored that in. My bad.
  16. A

    Amanda

    Edinburgh

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 19 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love down Down the Hatch. My only criticism was the large maple bacon poutine. It was rather pricy for the amount we got.
  17. RH

    RebeccaH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great as always. Great food, good service and nice to be able to sit outside
  18. DS

    DaleS

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 June 2022

    overall4food5service1ambience2
    We down for Father’s Day . My breakfast never got a hash brown Or potato scone . Also we waited a good 40 mins for the breakfast to arrive everyone had drank there coffee before the breakfast came out . Food was really good though
  19. CM

    ChristopherM

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best breakfast in all of Edinburgh and Fife. Should not be missed
  20. LW

    LeighW

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love this place. First time sitting outside and we loved it. Food was amazing as always and staff are so lovely.
  21. AB

    AlisonB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was amazing staff friendly will definitely go back
  22. c

    crikeynate

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    i have the spanish skillet for breakfast. it was absolutely amazing. my cousin had the canadian breakfast skillet and was raving about it. very, very good as always. very friendly and efficient staff. we weren’t waiting long for the food to arrive at all. overall a great experience! will definitely be back.
  23. RC

    RebeccaC

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 June 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    Have been quite a few times previously and never had an issue , untill yesterday not a huge issue but waitress came to take order and all went fine, untill the food arrived and we were missing a meal, after rectifying the issue (everyone else was about half way through their meals before it arrived) we then faced the issue of the bill party of 6 the bill was being split for 2 payments a party of 4 and a party of 2, now because its cards only and no cash but we were seated together coming to the bill was a tad problematic as its all billed to the table. After sorting what was being paid by who we discovered they added an extra meal onto the bill, as the meal that wasn't delivered the first time round so trying to charge for it twice. Then had to go through the whole bill again to pay I have NEVER had an issue with DTH EVER before never ever had an issue so this experience was a bit of a shock, they were quite busy and it wasn't a huge deal more of an inconvenience really. It hasn't put me off going back because the food is AMAZING and worth every penny great taste very filling the place has a great atmosphere staff are very welcoming and it's a lovely place to eat. Would still recommend to people.
  24. S

    Sean

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, atmosphere and service. Would highly recommend.
  25. A

    Alex

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 June 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Food was great!! The staff were nice and the breakfast deal was well worth it.
  26. CM

    CarolineM

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 June 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience3
    Went in with high expectations but was not wowed with the food. I had the roast beef dip sandwich. The beef was chewy and fatty. The onions did not taste caramelised The roll was burnt. Not once did the staff ask if everything was OK. Overpriced low quality food
  27. Y

    Yvonne

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 June 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    Good food, options for all the family and they cater for gluten free diners too!
  28. t

    tricia

    Glasgow

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was amazing especially the burgers as they were so juicy
  29. SM

    StuartM

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 June 2022

    overall1food3service1ambience1
    Had to send the chips back for being cold to then hear the kitchen staff mocking us & swearing saying that we were lying about it. Had to wait ages before having to go and ask for the bill even though the staff were cleaning tables right next to us, like they were avoiding us. Terrible experience which is a shame as the burger itself was nice. Milkshakes overpriced and warm.
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 June 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Down the hatch is always serving good food,tho we feel like its a bit expensive for the amount of food they offer.
  31. IL

    IreneL

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 June 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Had a lovely visit recently with our kids. The waitress was engaged with the kids as soon as we arrived which was a fab reception. The food is lovely and it is definitely our go to when we fancy a burger.
  32. JB

    JamesB

    Edinburgh

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 11 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food is so so good. As long as you like big proper, breakfasts then this is ideal. Staff are really nice and the location is a great wee spot down at the marina. We had breakfast there and would thoroughly recommend.
  33. C

    Claireturner10

    Newcastle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great atmosphere and the breakfast menu had plenty choice! We enjoyed our food and the experience, will be back!
  34. s

    susanm

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Skillets are amazing! Quality food amazing taste and there was an offer on too. Booked the day before and had a lovely meal, staff are all lovely and friendly.
  35. J

    Janey

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 8 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love this place - food and staff always consistent
  36. S

    Stephen

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 7 June 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Good food, good friendly, attentive service, . Bit expensive though.
  37. M

    56Mags69

    Edinburgh

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 6 June 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Great service, good choice of dishes. Poutine is great.
  38. AT

    AvrilT

    Edinburgh

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 6 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food .menu was a bit limited .had more the last time we went .Still Great .the specials are really good .
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 6 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Breakfast skillet deal was great value and delicious. Added bonus of being dog friendly.
  40. HS

    HannahS

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 5 June 2022

    overall2food2service1ambience2
    Servers had no knowledge of gluten free options and seemed very careless Forgot multiple parts of our order No toilets in the restaurant!! Caeser salad chicken tasted off and very bland

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 1803 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

19:00


Google Map for Down the Hatch - South Queensferry

Port Edgar Marina Queensferry Edinburgh, EH30 9SQ

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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