The Huxley

4.4
266 reviews
£25 and under
Scottish
When booking, you will see the option of Standard, this is our indoor seating, or Outdoor. If Outdoor is not showing, it means that our outdoor area is full.

We are currently working within Scottish Government guidelines.

Our outdoor area is partially covered, please come prepared for the weather as we can't always guarantee availability to move you inside.

All Bookings must be confirmed with card details in order to secure the booking. Nothing is charged to the card by way of a deposit and the card details are stored using SSL encryption, the industry standard. By providing card details, you are deemed to acknowledge that a charge of £5 per person may be made to the card in the event that your party fails to arrive or if the booking is cancelled with less than 2 hours notice.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective equipment
  • Waiting staff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
  • Diner temperature check required
  • Contact tracing information collected
What 266 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
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4.3
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LynseyH
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

What a lovely way to celebrate our birthdays. Best seats in the place, food was delicious and big portions, friendly welcoming staff and a great birthday treat at the end. Thank you.

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YvonneB
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a lovely time. Huge portions. My husband and I were there for dinner and it was a very busy restaurant serving pub grub. Staff surprised my husband with a lovely desert for his birthday complimentary. Would definitely recommend.

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CraigD
Edinburgh
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had chicken &chips beautiful. Every meal I've had has been excellent. Katsu chicken burger.steak chicken. All excellent music brilliant. Excellent atmosphere

LC
LindaC
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience3

The Huxley is a great pub style restaurant, service and food was brilliant, but the music volume was a bit high for me. Food and drink a bit expensive, but you are in Edinburgh.

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LindaN
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fab food & service as always, love the comfy seating arrangements. Also, was a lovely surprise to receive a complimentary glass if prosecco for our anniversary.

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SueNic
Edinburgh
6 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Friendly staff and good choice of food and drink. Good music and atmosphere and thanks to the member of staff who safely charged my phone for me

MP
MeganP
Nottingham
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best steak ever

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JackW
1 review
Dined on 12 September 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Great food. Lovely atmosphere. A little chilly sat outside.

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CraigD
Edinburgh
2 reviews
Dined on 11 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent atmosphere. Lovely place. Excellent meal .I had katsu chicken. Delicious. Nice pint of cider chips and broccoli. Yeah really Excellent. Had steak the last time it was excellent too.well done

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RobertC
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 11 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic location, service, choices of food and drink! Loved it from the first step in!

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Sharon
1 review
Dined on 11 September 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

We had to ask for correct wine EVERY time we ordered as staff brought wrong bottle FOUR times

The Huxley
Responded on 12 September 2021

Hi Sharon, I'm sorry to hear this. Unfortunately, due to covid, brexit and other issues, we have been unable to obtain a number of items on our drinks list from our suppliers. Wine is not immune to this and we do have a number of unavailable listed wines that have been replaced with similar expressions. We are working hard with our suppliers to get guaranteed supply of specific wines so that we don't have these issues going forward. We look forward to welcoming you back in the future

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MariaA
1 review
Dined on 9 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My partner and I came here for our 3 year anniversary. We were welcomed in by Mike, a waiter and were told we could sit wherever we liked which makes a change to just being sat down where the server wants. We chose a window seat which was the perfect evening to look out onto the foggy and rainy Edinburgh streets. The server gave us two complimentary glasses of prosecco to start, which was a delightful and unexpected surprise. Our server was attentive and cheery, they truly made our anniversary meal one to remember. We ordered the steak with fries and a side of broccoli. The food portion sizes were perfect and the temperature was good too. Everything was delicious, as well and the quickly served cocktail and wine. We also recieved a lovely platter of complimentary desserts on a plank with happy anniversary handwritten in white chocolate. I could not have had a more lovely experience at a restaurant. Thank you to all the staff for providing a brilliant evening and especially to our server, Mike L. 100% recommend and will be dining here more regularly in future! :)

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RobertD
Edinburgh
5 reviews
Dined on 4 September 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

The food was good, above average for the price which was pretty much as expected. The service was a little slow at times despite the place being relatively quiet, we sat with empty glasses on our table at one point. But our request to have 2 extra guests seated was dealt with quickly and professionally with no fuss, so overall it is a big thumbs up.

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PhilipC
London
4 reviews
Dined on 3 September 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Food was well made and good portions. Great selection of drinks. Service okay, waitress was new and still learning but overall, we would visit again.

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Rossco
Edinburgh
7 reviews
Dined on 3 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Was great for lunch, staff friendly efficient and food was great.

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OpenTable Diner
London
2 reviews
Dined on 2 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service with great food. Great little children's menu too with a wide selection of drinks too.

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GailL
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 28 August 2021
Overall2food3service1ambience2

Service was shockingly slow. Felt invisible to the staff. Staff kept forgetting to bring things when asked. Got drinks orders wrong twice so I just gave up and had what I was given. Food was nice but cocktails weren’t great. Overall very disappointed

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LauraC
1 review
Dined on 28 August 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Good food, service a bit slow when busy, messed our order and brought us drinks twice-hic!

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EmmaL
Edinburgh
3 reviews
Dined on 28 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great night, super friendly staff, wee mix up with cocktails which was quickly remedied. Food was fab - my steak was cooked perfectly and a bargain (which we made up for with our drinks bill 😂).

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Afre
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 28 August 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience3

We went for brunch and the food was pretty poor. I think it’s quite hard to go wrong with a full cooked breakfast, but the food was hard and seemed like it had been left lying out for a while. The potato scones were verging on inedible, bacon was rock solid. Service was also very slow and not very friendly yet they still add 10% tip to the bill because they know you won’t ask to have it removed. Overall, disappointed and probably wouldn’t return.

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JoeS
London
2 reviews
Dined on 27 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was great and such a nice central place to eat at affordable prices.

Would definitely recommend to anyone in Edinburgh after a bite and something to drink.

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AlistairR
1 review
Dined on 27 August 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Had a fantastic steak. Cooked to perfection. Great place to spend a few hours on a Friday night.

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JoanR
Glasgow
1 review
Dined on 25 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Had a window seat so ideal for interest. The service was excellent from the staff. The waitress kindly brought us water without asking. The bon bons were delicious. We had steak frites which was cooked as requested and was plentiful and delicious.

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MichaelG
Aberdeen
1 review
Dined on 22 August 2021
Overall3food4service4ambience4

Food and service was good, only let down was cleanliness, floor looked like it hadn't been cleaned since the lockdown!

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Marc
Perthshire
3 reviews
Dined on 22 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Popped in with friends for a couple of drinks, service good, prices fine. Only disappointment was that draught Moretti listed on menu but they didn't stock it.

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catchup
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 21 August 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

It was a very wet Saturday afternoon and they very kindly seated us early. Service was good without being obtrusive. Food was as expected we didnt have cocktails but the ones coming out looked delicious. Thankyou

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OpenTable Diner
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 20 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely meal, great atmosphere and really attentive staff.
Portion sizes were spot on too!

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Lebest
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 20 August 2021
Overall3food5service1ambience3

Awful service and felt forgotten about, not the usual standard from the restaurant.
We had to ask to order drinks, mains and dessert despite being told we only had the table for two hours.
We understand the challenges of the hospitality industry at the minute and want to support it as much as possible but it is disappointing when the staff spend more time speaking to their noisy, drunk friends passing by rather than serving their customers.
The food was however delicious, high quality and value for money.

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Capra
Berkshire
2 reviews
Dined on 19 August 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Booked a table but was able to go in early. Quick service

SP
SaraP
Edinburgh
2 reviews
Dined on 19 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, really nice staff, and great location too!

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 14 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely service, great food and wonderful cocktails! Definitely will be back!

AP
AndrewP
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on 13 August 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience2

Booked an outside table but it wasn’t the best weather for it. Waiter put on the patio heater which then made it better but can’t say the service was that good as we were forgotten about being the only customers dining outside.
Maybe our experience would of been better on the inside.

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AleksandraK
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 7 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service. Smiley staff, very positive experience.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Newcastle
2 reviews
Dined on 7 August 2021
Overall3food1service4ambience4

My experience was good except I ordered a bottle of cider and was told there were no bottles but there were some smaller cans of the same cider. However I was repeatedly charged the price of the larger bottle which I feel was unfair.

PG
PaulG
1 review
Dined on 7 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best brunch I have ever had! Has the full scottish breakfast. Nice and quiet place.

PS
PamelaS
Orlando
1 review
Dined on 31 July 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

I had booked here for birthday drinks after a meal elsewhere. I was lucky enough to book a table for 10pm for 6 people the other day. Our night had been delayed due to our taxi not arriving for us at the time it had been orders for. So ended up going to the restaurant half an hour late. Contacted the bar to ensure we were still coming but would be late. Arrived nearly 45 minutes later and they were very accommodating allowing us our table we had originally booked. Only downside was we had ordered a few drinks and they didn't have any left. Despite that good customer service and very accommodating to us considering our situation. Will be back.

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OpenTable Diner
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 31 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Staff were very polite and considerate

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Bazno5
Edinburgh
2 reviews
Dined on 31 July 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Good drinks, table service was ok but was left looking for servers a few times.

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Steven
Glasgow
1 review
Dined on 31 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We really enjoyed the atmosphere in The Huxley! The staff were at extremely welcoming and they were able to extend our arrival time as we were running a little bit late. Would definitely recommend here for dinner and drinks!

KM
KarenM
1 review
Dined on 31 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Booked a table to watch the rugby, service was excellent, we had planned just to have drinks, but ended up ordering snacks. The chicken wings were amazing!! Good choice of drinks, wine gin etc.
Staff were very friendly and attentative.

FAQs

The Huxley is rated 4.4 stars by 266 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.