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Down the Hatch - South Queensferry, Edinburgh,

Down the Hatch - South Queensferry

4.5
4.5
1888 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 46 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 1,888 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
  • 4.3Value

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. d

    david

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    Worst place I have used in a long time, kitchen staff screaming and carrying on, very unprofessional, food seriously over priced, also if you don’t book a table anytime after 4pm you won’t get in as “they are expecting a rush” lucky if 4 tables were in use, would not eat there again.
  2. CL

    ChristopherL

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    The staff were great & surroundings ok we didn't find our meal to be very good value for money. Although reasonably tasty it fell short of our expectations with regards to the quality of the ingredients. The nearest toilets are about 150 yards offsite which made it very awkward as we had our two children with us.
  3. AP

    AshleyP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service, food was delicious and was super fast. Will be back soon well done to the team 👏
  4. T

    Tracy

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We went for breakfast on a wet morning and had outside seating. This was on as there was a shelter the benches felt a bit damp though. Cant fault the service all staff were friendly and helpful. The food was amazing only thing would be more pouring maple syrup as didn’t find there was enough for full breakfast on the skillet. Will return asap.
  5. KE

    KenE

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall3food1service4ambience3
    Not as good as we have had. Food was more greasy than usual and had to ask for maple syrup on the pancakes.
  6. JT

    JoTfr

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall3food5service3ambience1
    The food was lovely but service was extremely slow. Both the "dog friendly" attitude and no toilets onsite severely let Down The Hatch down. I neither want to be near barking dogs while I am eating this is extremely unhygienic especially when they are sitting on tables or have to walk across a carpark to use a public toilet.
  7. M

    Megan

    Las Vegas

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food. Lovely staff. Great experience… I will be back
  8. CR

    CarolR

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall2food2service2ambience3
    Sadly not a great experience. No pancakes left for Canadian Breakfast. Refused to make French Toast. Only offered more hash browns. Delay in food being served which meant hot drinks, served earlier were either cold or finished. Butter placed on hot skillet literally exploded open when picked up. It was a liquid mess. Cheese/bacon sandwich at £9 was poor alternative to Canadian Breakfast at not much more. Taste of grease on the bread was overpowering. Back to Scott’s for us.
  9. LR

    LesleyR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    amazing breakfast, large portions. friendly staff
  10. K

    Kett

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Have to have a poutine here every time we come back to visit Edinburgh after moving last year … it’s to die for. Best poutine I’ve had outside of Quebec City!
  11. EC

    EC84

    New York Area

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall3food3service2ambience3
    Service rude and food mediocre, good chips though. Disappointing overall
  12. SL

    SarahL

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Absolutely love this place as do the kids. Food is gorgeous and never leave hungry. Perfect for a lunch and can sit in or outside or even takeaway to take advantage of the lovely views. X
  13. B

    Brasjim

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Excellent as usual. Well worth the journey for eating outside.
  14. KR

    KarenR

    Edinburgh

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    We elected to eat inside which we found a little noisy between the noise from the kitchen and the music. The food was tasty and freshly cooked. The portion of the skillets and the filled brioche were very generous. No toilet on site and were directed to the public toilets adjacent to the car park
  15. RB

    RobertB

    Angus

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 10 August 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    The worst burger I've tasted, bland and very expensive, staff not interested on another planet. Never again.
  16. PW

    PeteW

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 August 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our first time visiting here. The staff were nice and helpful on our arrival and the service was great. The food was absolutely amazing!!! Can't wait to come back again.
  17. CC

    ChrisC

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 August 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    If your after good honest Canadian inspired food this is your place. Went for the daily special whick was fantastic. Booking is highly recommended too as it's popular.
  18. C

    Customer

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 August 2022

    overall2food3service1ambience3
    Staff were quite abrupt - told us we couldn't order food until 11.45 and it was 11.58 when we first arrived and seemed annoyed when we didnt order drinks straight away as we were waiting on someone arriving.
  19. FC

    FionaC

    Glasgow

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 August 2022

    overall3food2service3ambience3
    After a 40 mins wait my breakfast arrived cold and on a cold skillet. 20% was taken off the bill but still not enough. I am local and have used DTH several times but am now reluctant
  20. MJ

    MrsJ

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 8 August 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Glad had booked, outdoor dining lovely, food beautifully seasoned, satisfied healthy appetites, thoroughly recommend
  21. DM

    DavidM

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 7 August 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    Good food, tad slow in service but it was exceptionally busy
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 6 August 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely all round.
  23. CD

    CalDM

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 6 August 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    grand food ...................................................
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 6 August 2022

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

    MartinB

    Argyll

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 5 August 2022

    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!
  26. BW

    BrianW

    Edinburgh

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 4 August 2022

    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.
  27. RM

    RebeccaM

    Edinburgh

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 3 August 2022

    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.
  28. PL

    PeterL

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 August 2022

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

    RuthB

    Inverness

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 2 August 2022

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

    KatrinaD

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 2 August 2022

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

    Brian

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 1 August 2022

    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
  32. CF

    ClaireF

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 31 July 2022

    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.
  33. IH

    IanH

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 31 July 2022

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

    DerekP

    Edinburgh

    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.
  35. 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!
  36. P

    Pika

    Edinburgh

    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
  37. CD

    CeeDee

    Edinburgh

    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.
  38. KW

    KathleenW

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 26 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was delicious. Staff friendly and service good.
  39. 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.
  40. 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

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 1888 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 46 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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