The Huxley

4.5
191 reviews
£25 and under
Scottish

Top tags:

Casual
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 191 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.5based on recent ratings
4.3
food
4.5
service
4.3
ambience
4.2
value
Noise · Moderate
92% of people would recommend it to a friend
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CraigS
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Nice food , nice place , the male waiter was lovely but the female was a bit rude and abrupt , would go again though

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NickyW
Tampa
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall3food2service4ambience3

We went for Sunday breakfast. Quality of food was disappointing. The smashed avocado was puréed smooth and tasteless. The bread was basic sliced loaf nothing special like a rustic sourdough or seeded. Fell far short of expectations and other local restaurants. The service was good and the interior was nice.

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christinab
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fab afternoon - guy who served us was amazing and was very professional.
Felt very relaxed and safe under covid rules. Definitely visit again.

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GavinC
County Durham
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

A bottle of wine and some lunch outside was lovely especially as the sun came out after a couple of very windy days. Good place to people watch while enjoying a drink or 2.

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JohnN
Angus
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely welcome and great service. everything in place to make us feel very safe.

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OpenTable Diner
Edinburgh
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Staff were so friendly and attentive, service was quick. Food was delicious and drinks were fab. Couldn’t fault the place. Good to see covid measures were fully in place to keep everyone safe.

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MargaretM
Glasgow
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food2service1ambience1

Had booked a table 3 days prior to dining .When we arrived was given a table at an open door and after waiting over 20 minutes for someone to serve us. we left .Very poor service

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IsobelW
Hertfordshire
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food2service2ambience2

The service was extremely slow, took twenty five minutes after being seated to be asked what we’d like to drink.

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OpenTable Diner
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 6 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great staff and drinks. Comfy chairs and clean toilets. Great views by windows too

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MARISAP
London
1 review
Dined on 6 June 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Was a lovely lunch for start to finish.
The staff were very friendly and efficient. Food and drinks were reasonably priced and good.
Looking forward to our next visit.

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Selanne
Edinburgh
2 reviews
Dined on 5 June 2021
Overall4food2service4ambience3

We didn't have food so can't comment on that. Ordered a couple of cocktails but the measures were pretty small, teeny glasses only filled 2/3 of the way so felt a bit ripped off. Lovely bar, nice area to sit in, great for people watching.

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MartaC
Cambridge
1 review
Dined on 5 June 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Nice food ! I recommend it 100%. The atmosphere was really nice.

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KarenM
Edinburgh
4 reviews
Dined on 5 June 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Great to have this place reopened, such a relaxed vibe and great staff.

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AndrewG
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 5 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a brilliant time. Drinks were great. Service was great and the food was delicious. Would definitely recommend and will definitely return.

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StevenM
1 review
Dined on 5 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

COVID secure with temp check on arrival. Great table with view of the castle and watching the world go by. Brunch was great and everyone enjoyed their meal. Would be good if you can get choice of brunch or lunch menu, minor gripe. Will be back 👍

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RichardC
1 review
Dined on 3 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Staff were very friendly and helpful, would happily recommend.

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DiHam
Cork
2 reviews
Dined on 30 May 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience3

Ran out of steaks service extremely slow put at very small table for 3 people to eat

JM
JackieM
Edinburgh
5 reviews
Dined on 30 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and food. Great selection of drinks. Had a lovely afternoon in the Huxley.

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ValerieE
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on 30 May 2021
Overall2food3service3ambience3

Lovely bar but very pricey!!

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Rossco
Edinburgh
5 reviews
Dined on 30 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Staff amazing, felt really safe and food great as always. Would highly recommend here.

MP
MartinP
Glasgow
1 review
Dined on 30 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service was great and good value for money

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NaomiT
1 review
Dined on 29 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely visit to The Huxley last weekend. All covid precautionary measures in place and the staff were brilliant and a really good laugh as usual! 100% recommend :)

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KarenM
Edinburgh
4 reviews
Dined on 29 May 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Always love coming here, great staff, great service and tasty bites to eat. Great central location.

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 29 May 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Good food for the price, cocktails were nice but service was somewhat slow. Had to regularly call the waiting staff over to get their attention for drinks.

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OpenTable Diner
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 28 May 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience2

Last minute drinks, expensive.

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MarinaL
London
1 review
Dined on 28 May 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

The food and service was excellent. The only thing was the temperature inside the restaurant but that's because of covid measures, so in a "normal" day everything will be amazing!

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JessicaS
1 review
Dined on 28 May 2021
Overall2food3service1ambience1

We booked for a meal and were put on a small round table in the middle of the room which was not adequate, the service was appalling my partner eventually had to go and ask a waiter to take our order, the food was mediocre and overall it wasn’t the best experience won’t be back.

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FergusB
Glasgow
2 reviews
Dined on 28 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Lovely bar restaurant. I always make a point of coming here whdn I visit Edinburgh. I’ve booked Sunday breakfast to finish my weekend. Well worth it.

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CarolineS
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 28 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and friendly staff. Only had nibbles but they were delicious.

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LindaM
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 23 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was hit and delicious great service friendly staff

The Huxley
Responded on 27 May 2021

Hi LindaM, Thanks for the lovely review. Hope to see you again soon!

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MrsTingles
London
4 reviews
Dined on 23 May 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

First time in a year and a half three nurses were able to meet up due to the Covid pandemic. We have been friends for over 20yrs. It was so nice to sit & chat in what felt like a safe space. My friends had a variety of cocktails and I stuck to the elderflower mock tail all got a thumbs up. The food was delicious and the staff attentive.

The Huxley
Responded on 27 May 2021

Thanks for the lovely review. We loved serving you and hopefully see you again. Simon

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Russ
London
3 reviews
Dined on 22 May 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Great pandemic era restaurant service, but not cool that track and trace information stored by my partner used for marketing purposes, and drinks v expensive (5 for two little fever tree tonics?!)

The Huxley
Responded on 27 May 2021

Hi Russ, Thanks for the kind words about the service. Just to confirm we do not keep your data but only for track and trace purposes. It is stored safely for 3 weeks and then we do not keep this information. Sorry you did not like our prices however, we try to be very competitive for what we offer in the local area. Simon

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NickF
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 22 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So good to be able to go back here for breakfast, never disappoints!

The Huxley
Responded on 27 May 2021

Hi NickF, Great to hear you still love our brunch offering. Hopefully see you again soon. Thanks for the 5 stars!

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Missmanda
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 21 May 2021
Overall5food3service5ambience4

We had a pleasant meal in a lively atmosphere. Effort effort was made to look after two of our party with coeliac disease. The gentleman looking after us was kind, efficient, informed about our dietary needs.

The Huxley
Responded on 27 May 2021

Hi Missmanda, Thank you for the lovely words in your review. Glad we accommodated you so well. Simon

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AuntVicki
New England
2 reviews
Dined on 21 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff was so attentive and accommodating to our group. It was our first outing with friends in more than a year and the staff made sure it was a very special night for us. We enjoyed the cocktails and the food very much and the boys loved their tower of beer. We will definitely be returning.

The Huxley
Responded on 27 May 2021

Hi AuntVicki, So happy to read this review. Glad we made your day special and hope to see you again soon. Simon

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MichaelM
Yorkshire
4 reviews
Dined on 21 May 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great atmosphere in The Huxley. Friendly attentive staff and service was very good. Enjoyed our time there.

The Huxley
Responded on 27 May 2021

Thanks for your kind words in your review. See you again soon!

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EileenH
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 21 May 2021
Overall5food2service5ambience5

I have given food 2 in order to move on but did not have food. Loved my experience with you and found the staff very friendly and helpful. They seemed to enjoy their job.

The Huxley
Responded on 27 May 2021

Hi EileenH, Thanks for the lovely review. Hopefully you can come in for food next time too, and you are correct; all the team are delighted to be back working so glad you noticed that :) Simon

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LindaD
1 review
Dined on 19 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service . Will definitely be back.

The Huxley
Responded on 27 May 2021

Hi LindaD, Thanks so much for the great 5 star review. Lovely to hear! Simon

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LucyC
Edinburgh
4 reviews
Dined on 16 May 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The food was lovely and the staff were excellent and really friendly!

The Huxley
Responded on 27 May 2021

Hi LucyC, Thank you for the lovely 5 star review. Means a lot to hear from our happy guests. Simon

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Punkos
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 15 May 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Good service, relaxed crowds, no idiots around, nice and will be back

The Huxley
Responded on 27 May 2021

Hey Punkos, Thanks for the 5 star review!

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FAQs

The Huxley is rated 4.5 stars by 191 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.