Down the Hatch - South Queensferry

4.6
1361 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

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
What 1361 People Are Saying
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OpenTable Diner
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined 11 hours ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Cannot get a better breakfast anywhere! As usual we were seated and served quickly. Great banter with the staff and we've already booked in for our next visit!

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KirstyB
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding as always! Good service and amazing food!

AH
AndrewH
Angus
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, food is amazing and presented well, served quickly by friendly and attentive staff.

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DavidY
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Pleasant staff fest and efficient service and we were never hurried or made to feel anything but welcome.

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ShelbyP
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is great, I have veggie burger and milkshakes are also delicious xx

DT
DavidT
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent food and service. Friendly welcome, nice surroundings and will certainly come back

JS
JamieS
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Superb as always, never had s bad experience and very accommodating for the young kids in our party.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Well organised in terms of restrictions. We received a warm welcome. Great food recommendations and efficient service. Food was so tasty and we loved the milkshakes! Only change I was make is to maybe turn down the music a tiny notch but my 4 year old loved bopping along on her seat to all the tunes!
We’ll definitely be back!

DJ
DenisJ
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service, very friendly staff who are always happy to take the time to assist with any questions. Great food and lots of it. We have been there many times and look forward too returning.

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GwenM
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Place is lovely, staff are lovely and food is the BEST 👌

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NaomiK
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious. I had the special. Cheese and bacon burger with duck; what a combination! My husband had the Philly cheesesteak.
The buffalo fries are a treat. I think when I go back I’ll just order those, twice!
Very friendly staff, especially the Belfast guy.
Wish now I’d have ordered a dessert- next time.
Will definitely be back x

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CaraC
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely amazing our first time and just as superb as we had heard about. Vegan burger was incredible I always struggle getting tasty and non bland food well this is out of this world. Everyone raved about there food all the way home especially the special daily burger super tasty and delicious. Service was so good not had great friendly service like that for ages the man took time to explain how it all worked and was so helpful.

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Bethany
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic meal at Down the Hatch as always. Great service and they were able to move us inside even though our booking was outside. Food was quick and they were able to help with fussy requests! Thank you for another great meal!

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YasminE
Amsterdam
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Quirky place to eat and super fast service. Food was tasty and the atmosphere was perfect

KM
KellyM
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food, nice place. Friendly staff and great service. Already booked my next visit☺️

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AdeleB
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We thoroughly enjoyed our breakfast, will be going back again

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AmandaS
Edinburgh
3 reviews
Dined on 24 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great, dynamic staff and lovely, well cooked produce. I had the Canadian skillet- amazing

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MrsG
1 review
Dined on 23 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience1

Staff and food were absolutely excellent. My husband and I enjoying coming along after the school run for a breakfast date. Only criticism is that the music is SO loud, the kitchen staff shout their conversations to one another. Other than that, great place and delicious food.

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Caitlin
Perthshire
1 review
Dined on 21 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great as always. Poutine is fantastic and new festive hot chocolates were amazing

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OpenTable Diner
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 21 November 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Always a great meal x

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Locksteve11
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 20 November 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience2

Food was fantastic as per I just wasn’t happy when the staff started to clear up, still I didn’t ruin a nice dinner.

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MarkO
London
1 review
Dined on 20 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sublime breakfast in a lively cafe. Couldn’t get enough of the food and staff were attentive and cheerful, can’t wait to get back to try the lunch options

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JenniferK
1 review
Dined on 20 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and staff were amazing.
A hatch breakfast always sets you up for the day.

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JeanaA
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 20 November 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience5

A wee bit disappointed this visit. We have been to DTH many times and love the whole experience, however this time and last weekend we found the food not very warm. The idea of the skillet is to keep the food warm. Not this our last 2 visits. Yesterday two of my group felt their Canadian breakfast tasted like the skillet had not been washed adequately and they could taste some flavors of the Mexican. A bit disappointed as I said.

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AndyandGill
Yorkshire
2 reviews
Dined on 20 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Quick breakfast on a Saturday morning. Food great as always and quick and efficient service.

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IMorr
Newcastle
1 review
Dined on 16 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious, it was well presented and tasted even better. The staff were very lovely and helpful, overall this was a great experience and I would highly recommend!

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AvrilV
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 14 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service, no frills but philly steak sandwich is amazing!

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OpenTable Diner
Amsterdam
1 review
Dined on 14 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the food here. We usually sit outdoors, which is heated, but managed to get it indoors this time. The signing chef was an added bonus. Happy work place happy customers. Great food again. Staff always pleasant too.

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emmas
Glasgow
1 review
Dined on 13 November 2021
Overall5food5service2ambience5

This New York Reuben Sandwich was worth travelling to the end of the world for. Best I’ve ever tasted. 3rd visit and we’ll be back very soon 😋

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Vikki
1 review
Dined on 13 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our first time there and will definitely be back. Food was amazing and staff really friendly

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PaulS
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 13 November 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Ok good not to bad could have been a bit hotter but ok

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OliviaW
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 13 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and milkshakes!
Great service. Definitely recommend.

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IanT
1 review
Dined on 13 November 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Decent food, slightly disappointed in the hash browns, expected them to be fresh and not bought in,same with the pancakes overall good, but for the price I was expecting more to be made on the premises.

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ClaireG
Edinburgh
3 reviews
Dined on 12 November 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Great food. Quick service always friendly and efficient

KD
KatD
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 9 November 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Really quick service and great tasting food

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Toerzy
Glasgow
2 reviews
Dined on 9 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food and reasonable prices. Service was excellent and covid measures are 10/10

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DonnaM
Dorset
1 review
Dined on 9 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Can’t get my poutine fix in Canada at the moment but these will do just fine x the food I seem going out looked amazing so defo visit back

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cmackay6173
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 9 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Absolutely outstanding experience. Delicious food, attentive staff

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SamB
Perthshire
1 review
Dined on 7 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Awesome food, awesome attentive service. Just don’t plan on eating anything else for the rest of the day. Superb.

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ClareL
1 review
Dined on 7 November 2021
Overall2food2service4ambience4

Loved the place but the ‘Canadian’ breakfast spoiled by drowning it in really cheap syrup rather than maple. And undercooked bacon & sausage.

FAQs

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

Down the Hatch - South Queensferry is rated 4.6 stars by 1361 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.