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Down the Hatch - South Queensferry, Edinburgh,

Down the Hatch - South Queensferry

4.5
4.5
2594 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 60 times today
Experiences are available.

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Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    £26 to £40
  • Cuisines
    Canadian, Scottish, American
  • Hours of Operation
    Daily 08:30–17:00
  • Phone number
    0131 331 1387
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Cash not accepted, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
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Experiences

  • £28.00 Skillet Deal

    £14.00 per person

    Multiple dates available
    Any 2 skillets, 2 teas/coffees and 2 orange/apple juices for £28.00. (£14pp) Terms and conditions: Deal is based on 2 people sharing. Available Monday to Friday 8.30am to 11am.
    £28.00 Skillet Deal photo

What 2,594 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
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseEnergetic

Loved For

  • Edinburgh/Midlothian

    Great for brunch

  • Edinburgh/Midlothian

    Child-friendly

  • Edinburgh/Midlothian

    Innovative

  • Edinburgh/Midlothian

    Great for scenic views

  • Edinburgh/Midlothian

    Most Booked

  • Edinburgh

    Great for brunch

  • Edinburgh

    Child-friendly

  • Edinburgh

    Innovative

  • Edinburgh

    Great for scenic views

  • Edinburgh

    Most Booked

2,594 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    Edinburgh

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 30 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Very attentive staff and great value for money on the food

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  2. GailW

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 29 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent breakfast, as always. Liam is consumate host, great service.

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  3. JennB

    Exclusive

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 28 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Quick service and delicious food. Great price too. The skillets are outstanding!

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  4. Bazzer

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 22 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent food and speedy service . Would definitely recommend this place

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  5. TerriS

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We went for our daughter’s birthday lunch and the food was delicious. I had to get a doggie bag as I was only able to manage half my chicken sandwich. The staff were lovely and polite. Will definitely be going back

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  6. CraigW

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    DTH is consistently excellent. Food is unique and always really tasty.

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  7. CraigS

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 March 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    As always, superb food and service at Down the Hatch. We always try something and it never disappoints. Even my fussy eating youngest son finds the food amazing

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  8. LynnN

    West Lothian

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Flawless - couldn’t fault it - service, ambience, food all amazing. We will be back.

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  9. OpenTable Diner

    Edinburgh

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 16 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great food fast service Staff were good We are allowed the dog in too

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  10. ClaireS

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 13 March 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    We thoroughly enjoyed our visit to down the hatch it was my husband and sons first time and did not disappoint all staff were friendly and interacted with my son when he spoke to them

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  11. IanP

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Second visit to Down the Hatch and it definitely won't be our last. The staff are so friendly and helpful, the restaurant is clean, due to the waiting staff constantly being aware. It is nice to see the chefs creating our food, then it arriving piping hot and very tasty. First time trying Poutine for us, will have to try the haggis one next. Overall, was really enjoyable with excellent food.

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  12. DerekC

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 March 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We come here as a treat every so often for a breakfast but were shocked at just how much the quality of this has been cut over the last year. When the breakfast arrived we noticed straight away that it looked different. First thing we noticed was that the 2 good quality rashers of bacon had been swapped out for 2 pieces of streaky bacon. It was basically 2 small pieces of stringy fat with no bacon on, needless to say we did not touch these as they were disgusting. Secondly we noticed that the good quality link sausages had been replaced with which was basically cheap supermarket/catering sausages. They actually deep fried the links (yes deep fried) to give them some kind of solid dark crispy texture all over but it was obvious when we cut into them it was just cheap mush. Toast was totally cold and looked liked it had been lying in a pile somewhere until needed. We also had our reservations about the square sausage to as it also tasted cheaper. All in all this was a poor experience as they are cutting corners on the quality while maintaining the expensive price of this. It cost us each £13.25 for which was essentially a very basic breakfast plate that you could get from any greasy spoon at the fraction of the price. As a result we will not be attending here again. which is a shame, used to be good.

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  13. OpenTable Diner

    Hong Kong

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 8 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Staff were great. It’s a nice venue Menu was great: too much to order Fantastic

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  14. JohnW

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 4 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Love this place, the food is always fantastic the menu changes all the time, the flavours are excellent and the poutine is awesome. Dog friendly is always a good idea too. Go visit try a taste of Canada with a Scottish twist you will not be disappointed.

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  15. AndrewL

    Birmingham

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 2 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great breakfast skillets, shame the skillet deal doesnt apply on the weekends though

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  16. LornaM

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was wonderful and staff friendly, attentive and efficient

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  17. Freddy

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 23 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Friendly staff with very good burgers, bring back a desert menu.

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  18. DerekR

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 22 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Good menu choices, great location and venue. Staff friendly and attentive. Enjoyed our visit with friends plus 1 dog. Not our first visit no hesitation in going back and recommending to others. Parking good as well 👍

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  19. Stewart

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 February 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 2
    Outdoor bit was cold. Heaters weren’t working. Good was average at best. Had a better burger out of Burger King.

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  20. kaz345

    Perthshire

    15 reviews

    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on 16 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food, great milkshakes, fab staff. What more could you ask for? We will be back soon

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  21. PippaG

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Good atmosphere, friendly service, great food, easy to book and dog friendly too 😀

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  22. SarahN

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Another brilliant breakfast at down the hatch. Food second to none, service was great

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  23. Leezylvr

    Angus

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 14 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Food was great and the milkshakes were delicious... My only complaint would be that the staff just seemed like they didn't want to be there!! Very quick to try and take our order and felt they just couldn't be bothered!! The only.memebr of staff who seemed nice was the girl who greeted us on arrival...

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  24. MarkD

    Glasgow

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 14 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great fresh food, fast and friendly service. Nothing was too much hassle for the staff

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  25. AmyN

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 13 February 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 1
    Not a great experience although staff are friendly

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  26. JaneB

    Edinburgh

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 13 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Lovely staff - very helpful - took our grandsons who love their food - they were very happy with the lunch

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  27. AlanG

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 13 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Been for breakfast a number of times now, and it's always really good! Took advantage of their school holiday deal this week which was a great offer. The coffee served is excellent too. Only slight downside is the toilet situation and lack of baby change area. But in honesty, it's not a show stopper and wouldn't stop me returning or recommending.

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  28. Truman

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely staff & great food. Toilet situation isnt ideal, especially for families as I wouldn't send my child across a carpark alone to use the public toilets but then my alternative is to accompany the child and leave the other child alone at the table. Not great, just have to hold it in until we leave or abandon the table and leave our food etc unattended.

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  29. Ayla

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 February 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 2
    Food was nothing like I expected unfortunately, burger was thin and burnt on a giant morning roll. Kids couldn’t eat their chips as they were so salty. Very overpriced and inside restaurant was freezing. Service was great though.

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  30. Kirsty

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Tasty food, great service and friendly staff. Will return

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  31. FrazerH

    Edinburgh

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 9 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Back to the way it used to be at the start it went down hill a wee bit but they seemed to have upped their game again and back to the best!

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  32. StephenM

    Edinburgh

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 3 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Everything about DTH was superb. But a special mention goes out to Kira, who always goes above and beyond, as do the rest of the team, but my 3 year old granddaughter really took a liking to her, so she gets the credit for this visit. Go team DTH!!

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  33. MarkR

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 2 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always went for breakfast which is superd, this was first time for lunch and it was great, food delicious and very friendly staff and quick service

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  34. Ghooey

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 2 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We went for the Skillet breakfast and it was absolutely superb. The food was excellent and the service was great. Really enjoyed the experience and would definitely go back for more.

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  35. Coffeegirl

    Edinburgh

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 30 January 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    One negative point. Msybe have a smaller portion choice for brekky.

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  36. ElizabethC

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 28 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Really happy with our visit. One star knocked off because we asked for ketchup but the server forgot and we had to ask again which meant we were waiting in the outside seating area with food getting cold. Apart from that servers were great, we knew we were sitting outside but we were right at the end of the row which meant the heaters weren’t over our table but we had wrapped up warm so it wasn’t too bad. We will come again and Id recommend it to others.

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  37. Kaye

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 28 January 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Very loud and energetic. Hard to have conversation though so if you fancy a catch up with friends it might be better outside. Food was good but the gravy on the poutine was Luke warm.

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  38. GerryM

    Edinburgh

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 28 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great experience with great food. Took advantage of the 50% offer

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  39. SarahLouise

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 28 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My friends and I love DTH in South Queensferry. We must've been between 8 and 10 times now and the food is consistently good, service is friendly without being intrusive and the prices are great. I visit with my family, with friends, with in-laws and basically always find a reason to go whenever we want to do something a little further afield than our usual stomping ground of Falkirk. My particular favourite thing is the Beef Dip but cannot fault the breakfast skillets either, and the coffee is DELICIOUS. 10/10 would recommend to anyone and, frankly, will be back at the next available opportunity.

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  40. FergusM

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 28 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Really good experience. Food was lovely. There was a slight issue with my meal which was rectified really quickly, good service.

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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 2594 OpenTable diners.

Down the Hatch - South Queensferry does offer gift cards which you can purchase here.

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 60 times today
Experiences are available.

Order delivery or takeout

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
  • Price
    £26 to £40
  • Cuisines
    Canadian, Scottish, American
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking Details
    Street Parking
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Cash not accepted, Mastercard, Visa
  • Additional
    Cafe, Delivery, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeaway, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access
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