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The Huxley Bar - The Huxley, Edinburgh,

The Huxley

4.4
4.4
441 Reviews
£25 and under
Scottish

The X marks the spot to the hottest place in town.

Inspired by our friends across the pond, we’ve taken our favourite American dishes and recreated them with a Scottish twist. We believe in great grub that tastes as good as it looks; burgers, hot dogs and even a weekend brunch menu – treat yourself!

You’ll find something you’ll love to sip on from our excellent selection of local beers, international wines and high-quality cocktails. The only thing we love more than our food and drink is sport. We’ve got screens across our venue and show all of the biggest games, so grab a few of your friends and swing by to show your support.

Our guests are welcome to book tables where availability allows but we always keep a few tables reserved for walk ins and spontaneity! If you don’t see a table at the time you require, please consider popping in, having a drink at the bar and waiting for a table to become free. You do not require a vaccine passport to join us.

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Booked 13 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Scottish, Gastro Pub, Burgers

  • Hours of Operation

    Mon–Thu, Sun 09:00–23:00 Fri, Sat 09:00–00:00

  • Phone number

    0131 229 3402

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Smart Casual

  • Area

    The Royal Mile

  • Parking Details

    None

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Beer Garden, Cocktails, Dog Friendly, Full Bar, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Menu

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What 441 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.4
4.4 based on recent ratings
  • 4.3Food
  • 4.4Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseEnergetic

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  • Edinburgh/Midlothian

    Hot Spot

  • Edinburgh

    Hot Spot

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  1. GJ

    GailJ

    Adelaide

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Enjoyed 2 meals at The Huxley, nice place to sit & watch the world go by, lovely tender steak & great fish and chips, top service too

  2. FD

    FranciscoD

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Great staff , very attentive service I definitely recommend 😃

  3. KS

    KarenS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Huxley was really nice, food was great and service was very good.

  4. JM

    JacqM

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Can't fault it. I arrived early and was seated at the table right away. Food was lovely and we didn't have to wait long after ordering. Overall my friends and I really enjoyed our afternoon there and we are going to go back again soon.

  5. A

    Andy

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 7 May 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience3

    Excellent food, servers were fantastic and so friendly, value for what you get in the middle of town is really good, lot of noise but it’s a Saturday night people are there to enjoy themselves can’t blame them.

  6. AW

    AlexW

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 7 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The burger was excellent. The service was really good. Highly recommended.

  7. CH

    CHRISTINEM

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 6 May 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Good food served by very pleasant staff. Good location for town.

  8. HM

    HeatherM

    Glasgow

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 29 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    First time visiting The Huxley and really enjoyed ourselves, husband had the Steak Frites and I had the Cobb Salad, both really enjoyed our meal.

  9. TM

    ThomasM

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 29 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great food! Very good price for edinburgh…………………..

  10. K

    Kenny

    London

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 27 April 2022

    overall3food2service2ambience3

    Service was average. The food we ordered was ok. Highlander burgers looked great but didn’t taste amazing. Two salads were ordered one without cheese. Both had cheese in them which was disappointing. We then ordered coffees which took forever to come and when they did. One coffee cup was clearly dirty from the last user and was sent back. Really put me off. Needless to say we asked to have the 10% service charge removed. I wasn’t even asked why or if everything was satisfactory. Don’t see me going back unfortunately.

  11. HB

    HB74

    London

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 22 April 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience4

    We had fish and chips! I felt that at £14.50 it was overpriced for the portion size and quality. Fish was ok but “chips” were undercooked and more like blocks of potato. Fish was ok but not especially tasty and maybe a touch dry. Service was ok. We got asked about drinks alot at start of visit but then staff were distracted by other customers coming in and they got their food served quicker than we did?? Nice place but could be better.

  12. MM

    MichelleM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 20 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great food, friendly helpful staff, love sitting in the window seats watching the world go by - great place

  13. T

    Tina

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 April 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    Great menu and service! I would eat here again. The prices were not extremely high and the amount of food we got was a good value.

  14. ST

    SandraT

    Edinburgh

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 17 April 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5

    We booked late in the day and managed to get a table. Food and service was great.

  15. CB

    CathyB

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We had a lovely table at the window, comfy seats, watching the world go by. We both had haddock and chips, delicious fresh fish. Attentive, friendly staff. Airy,spacious restaurant Nice toilets. I'll be back soon.

  16. FV

    FeeVee

    Edinburgh

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on 13 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Our second visit to the Huxley and was delighted again by the service, food & drinks. Staff are very friendly and attentive without being 'in your face'. Food was served quickly and was very tasty indeed!

  17. MT

    MrsTingles

    London

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 5 April 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    I had to amend my booking as my friend was running late, not a problem. We were sat in the window which was great as were both people watchers! Food was lovely as was the wine! As for value I don’t know as my friend picked up the bill. This was my second visit. I’ll certainly be back.

  18. LH

    LeanneH

    Newcastle

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 4 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Lovely Venison and Katsu Chicken burgers... With burgers being offered everywhere in Edinburgh it was nice to have with a bit of a twist! Serving staff lovely. Very much recommended. Thank you!

  19. SB

    SusanB

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 31 March 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Very relaxing experience for catch up with friends. Food was very tasty.

  20. JM

    JaclynM

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 27 March 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Lovely brunch on Mother's Day! Toddler very much enjoyed the Nutella pancakes and kids drawing pack provided. Thank you 😊

  21. A

    Ally

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 26 March 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    the staff were very helpful, the design was unique

  22. GH

    GordonH

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 March 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excellent service by the staff and very accommodating in arranging our booking to be changed from 2 to 4. Food and drinks were excellent. Nice to be out and not feel the bar was too crowded. Look forward to seeing you soon. Thanks

  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 March 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1

    On first appearances this looked like a lovely place to sit and celebrate a very special occasion but it was completely ruined by all three “medium” steaks arriving showing blood throughout. We refused the offer of a replacement meal. We were not charged for our drinks but this could not make up for a ruined meal.

    The HuxleyResponded on 31 March 2022

    Thank you for your review. I'm very sorry if your steaks were undercooked, we don't get it right 100% of the time unfortunately - but you do mention that we tried to offer some recompense. It looks like the team tried to deal with this issue with you by offering replacement meals and buying you drinks as a gesture of good will. I'm very sorry indeed that you don't feel that we went far enough to make things right for you.

  24. H

    Hannah

    Edinburgh

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 19 March 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3

    Huxley has good food and lovely staff. Great cocktails too! If you’re not a sports fan though, you’ll not have a great time. As you’ll be shouting across the table to your friend - difficult to hear anything over the rugby/football fans.

  25. SM

    SarahM

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 19 March 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excellent Brunch for the veggie’s!! Enjoyed the take on veggie haggis

  26. AB

    AdrianB

    Yorkshire

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 March 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1

    Don't waste your time or Money the service isn't just bad its awful

    The HuxleyResponded on 31 March 2022

    Hi Adrian, Thanks for sharing your feedback - its a shame that you didn't enjoy yourself whilst you were with us. You'll note that the reviews that predicate yours have had a very different sentiment, so I'd like to think that your experience was an isolated incident. Its also a disappointing that you have waited 2 weeks to give a review and didn't highlight any specific issues when you were with us. We would have loved to discuss any specific feedback at the time and made things right.

  27. SN

    SlikNick

    Edinburgh

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 17 March 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    We used the “eat out” menu. All fine, no issues. A good evening.

  28. LB

    LisaB

    Edinburgh

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 12 March 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The Huxley is a great stop for something to eat and/or drink. We had lunch before visiting the Johnnie Walker Experience, so was a great start to our day out and we thoroughly enjoyed it. The staff are very friendly and helpful.

  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Glasgow

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 March 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Amazing me and my girlfriend had a wonderful time

  30. CC

    CarolineC

    Edinburgh

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 9 March 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Lovely staff and food great atmosphere relaxing but not too quiet comfy chairs service really good will be back again

  31. D

    Donna1

    Edinburgh

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 5 March 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience4

    Had drinks only before going on yo have a meal elsewhere

  32. CH

    ChristineH

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 5 March 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great service, friendly staff, great atmosphere. Brilliant

  33. MT

    MargaretT

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 5 March 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Lovely table, staff were so nice. Food was lovely. Really nice time with friends.

  34. a

    andrean

    London

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 5 March 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3

    Always great friendly service, never had anything else. Food is lovely.

  35. C

    Claire

    Hampshire

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 5 March 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Lovely service and atmosphere. Food was good too.

  36. BN

    BrettN

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 1 March 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Food was unreal and worth the price and the staff were very welcoming. A great restaurant in a perfect location.

  37. JT

    JudithT

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 26 February 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excellent all round! Superb view, service, food, drink and value.

  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Norfolk

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 26 February 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The service was excellent throughout our time there. The staff were excellent, drinks arrived quickly. The only thing I’d change would be to have proper glasses instead of plastic ones.

  39. AM

    AndrewM

    London

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 26 February 2022

    overall3food2service3ambience5

    Issues in the kitchen. Food was cold sent back and came out colder. Disappointing this time as normally The Huxley sets a high standard from my experience

  40. CB

    ColinB

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 25 February 2022

    overall3food3service1ambience4

    Disappointing with the menu, which was extremely limiting. Service was poor, we have to eventually go the bar to ask someone to take our drinks orders. Food was acceptable, but we had to wait for over 30 minutes before it was delivered to our table. No one came to enquire if our food was ok. Overall a disappointing experience

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitising

    • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Contactless payment available
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

The Huxley is rated 4.4 stars by 441 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

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2 people

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Booked 13 times today
Google Map for The Huxley

1 Rutland Street Edinburgh, EH1 2AE

Additional information

  • Area

    The Royal Mile

  • Hours of Operation

    Mon–Thu, Sun 09:00–23:00 Fri, Sat 09:00–00:00

  • Cuisines

    Scottish, Gastro Pub, Burgers

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress Code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking Details

    None

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Beer Garden, Cocktails, Dog Friendly, Full Bar, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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