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The Huxley

4.4
4.4
269 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.

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Booked 26 times today
  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Scottish, Gastro Pub

  • Hours of Operation

    Tue 16:00–00:00
    Wed–Fri 12:00–00:00
    Sat, Sun 10:00–00:00

  • Phone number

    0131 229 3402

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Smart Casual

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitising

    • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
    • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
    • 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
    • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Diner temperature check required
    • Staff temperature check required
    • Contact tracing information collected

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What 269 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

NoiseModerate

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  • Edinburgh/Midlothian

    Hot Spot

  • Edinburgh

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  1. GB

    GerryBhoy1888

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    Enjoyable evening. Decent food and excellent, friendly service.

  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We were welcomed at this restaurant and the service and food was outstanding

  3. BM

    BrianM

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall2food3service2ambience4

    I have been to The Huxley on a number of occasions and used to really enjoy the draft Coors Light there. I was therefore disappointed when the premises stopped serving this particular beer some time ago. Last night I asked for a pint of Cold Town lager, only to be told that this was not available. When I asked why I'm afraid that I could not really understand what my server was saying. He did, however, kindly offer to give me a taster of another lager which was "kind of similar". He promptly brought this to our table and, in my view, it didn't taste like Cold Town at all! I therefore plumped for a pint of Guinness only to again be advised that this, too, was unavailable! I eventually settled for red wine which was far from my first choice. I am returning to The Huxley on Thursday, 30th September and really hope that the range of beers that are available has improved by then.

    The HuxleyResponded 1 day ago

    Hi Brian, I'm sorry that we were out of cold town when you visited. Like many breweries, there was some very specific challenges around production. You're right, the pilsner that we were pouring as a replacement is a different beer altogether. We have 12 lines of beer available- if you were looking for lagers then we also had Staropramen and St Mungos on tap. Cold town production is back up to speed and I don't anticipate any immediate issues before we serve you a tasty pint next week.

  4. LH

    LynseyH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 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.

  5. YB

    YvonneB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 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.

  6. CD

    CraigD

    Edinburgh

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 7 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

  7. LC

    LindaC

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 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.

  8. LN

    LindaN

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 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.

  9. SN

    SueNic

    Edinburgh

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 17 September 2021

    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

  10. MP

    MeganP

    Nottingham

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 17 September 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Best steak ever

  11. JW

    JackW

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 September 2021

    overall4food5service5ambience4

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

  12. CD

    CraigD

    Edinburgh

    2 reviews

    5.0

    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

  13. RC

    RobertC

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 September 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

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

  14. S

    Sharon

    1 review

    3.0

    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 HuxleyResponded 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

  15. MA

    MariaA

    1 review

    5.0

    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! :)

  16. RD

    RobertD

    Edinburgh

    5 reviews

    4.0

    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.

  17. PC

    PhilipC

    London

    4 reviews

    4.0

    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.

  18. R

    Rossco

    Edinburgh

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 3 September 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

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

  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    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.

  20. GL

    GailL

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    2.0

    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

  21. LC

    LauraC

    1 review

    4.0

    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!

  22. EL

    EmmaL

    Edinburgh

    3 reviews

    5.0

    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 😂).

  23. A

    Afre

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    2.0

    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.

  24. JS

    JoeS

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    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.

  25. AR

    AlistairR

    1 review

    4.0

    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.

  26. JR

    JoanR

    Glasgow

    1 review

    5.0

    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.

  27. MG

    MichaelG

    Aberdeen

    1 review

    3.0

    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!

  28. M

    Marc

    Perthshire

    3 reviews

    5.0

    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.

  29. c

    catchup

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    4.0

    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

  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 20 August 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

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

  31. L

    Lebest

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    3.0

    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.

  32. C

    Capra

    Berkshire

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 19 August 2021

    overall4food4service4ambience4

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

  33. SP

    SaraP

    Edinburgh

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 19 August 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

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

  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 August 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

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

  35. AP

    AndrewP

    Birmingham

    1 review

    3.0

    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.

  36. AK

    AleksandraK

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 7 August 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great service. Smiley staff, very positive experience.

  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Newcastle

    2 reviews

    3.0

    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.

  38. PG

    PaulG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 7 August 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

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

  39. PS

    PamelaS

    Orlando

    1 review

    4.0

    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.

  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 31 July 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Staff were very polite and considerate

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The Huxley is rated 4.4 stars by 269 OpenTable diners

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Booked 26 times today
Google Map for The Huxley

1 Rutland Street Edinburgh, EH1 2AE

  • Area

    The Royal Mile

  • Hours of Operation

    Tue 16:00–00:00
    Wed–Fri 12:00–00:00
    Sat, Sun 10:00–00:00

  • Cuisines

    Scottish, Gastro Pub

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress Code

    Smart Casual

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Entertainment

    null

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Beer Garden, Cocktails, Full Bar, Weekend Brunch, Wine

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