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The Huxley Bar - The Huxley, Edinburgh,

The Huxley

4.4
4.4
480 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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2 people

19:00


Booked 16 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

What 480 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. MB

    MhairiB

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    Service inconsistent Food "mass produced" - not home cooked.
  2. JM

    JimM

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Went for pre dinner drinks. Nice and quiet. Staff friendly and nothing was a problem. Very attentive.
  3. C

    Craig

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall1food3service1ambience3
    We had an unfortunate experience where there service was really poor. Slow to take order and food taking a long time to arrive - and then coming at different times for different people in our party. Not great.
  4. SG

    SarahG

    Perthshire

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 30 July 2022

    overall1food3service5ambience2
    The music choice was a let down, staff were lovely but the music could have been much better to improve the experience and atmosphere within the place
  5. HS

    HannahS

    London

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 30 July 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience3
    Really good food, great service and a good night. Music was loud enough at 7pm to need to shout at each other. Not bad for all, just wanted to let people know. James Bond was playing on the TV.
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 23 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great server. Great staff. Will be back next time

    The HuxleyResponded 5 days agoHello there, We're glad to hear you enjoyed your stay at The Huxley and I will be passing this positive review onto the staff members. We look forward for your return. Kind Regards, Benji, Huxley Management

  7. SF

    ShirleyF

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 23 July 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    Food was overall good although we did ask for 2 of the steaks to be well done but arrived pink and bloody

    The HuxleyResponded 5 days agoHello Shirley, Thank you for making the time to give us some feedback, I am disappointed that your dinner was not to the standard we hold ourselves up to and I will be passing this message onto the kitchen. We hope that in the future you will give us another chance. Kind Regards, Benji, Huxley Management

  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 23 July 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience4
    They were understaffed. The front of the house manager had to take our order because our waiter-in-training would disappear for lengthy periods of time. we waited forever for our food. No one would come over to the table unless we waved them down. the manager apologized and comped us a round of drinks - which was nice - but they still put an appetizer on the bill that we never actually got. Seemed like a staffing issue, but still… wife said Haddock was good, i thought the angus steak had too much gristle.

    The HuxleyResponded 5 days agoHi there, Thank you for taking the time to leave a review for The Huxley. I am very saddened to hear you did not fully enjoy your experience with us. As with many hospitality venues currently, we are in the process of training up new members of the team so we will be sure to use your feedback as a training piece to ensure this does not happen in the future. Both positive and negative feedback it vital in us moving forward and I hope we do get the chance to welcome you in Huxley again soon.

  9. MJ

    MarinaJ

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Such a lovely venue, we went for breakfast and the food and service was outstanding. would not hesitate to return.

    The HuxleyResponded 5 days agoHi Marina, Thank you for putting the time and effort into making this lovely review. I'm delighted to hear you enjoyed your breakfast at The Huxley and I will be sure to pass your positive feedback onto the team. Kind regards, Benji Huxley Management

  10. p

    paulinem

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 July 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    We only had plates of nibbles but was well presented, tasted great and good value for money.

    The HuxleyResponded on 19 July 2022Hi Paulinem, it's great to hear you enjoyed our nibbles selection. The addition of the small plates to our menu has allowed people to have little snacks or big meals or even tapas-style food. Your feedback is really appreciated, thank you for taking the time to leave a review. Kind regards Jordan

  11. GL

    GordonL

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 July 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience4
    Nice table by the window, great for watching the world go by, attentive staff and reasonable food, not fine dining, but certainly a cut above “pub food”
  12. j

    jodied

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    great choice of food and the food was delicious.

    The HuxleyResponded on 19 July 2022Hi Jodie, It's great to hear that you enjoyed our menu selection! We recently changed our menu to allow for more choice of food and with the addition of the small plates section, this means you can almost try a bit of everything. Thank you for taking the time to leave a review. Kind regards Jordan

  13. P

    Piperton

    Memphis

    28 reviews

    4.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on 15 July 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience4
    Great food. Nice environment, service was a bit slow but we weren’t in a hurry so it was fine.

    The HuxleyResponded on 19 July 2022Hi Pipperton, I'm glad you enjoyed your food and the ambience we have here. I apologise that the service wasn't as speedy as we like it to be here. This is not the standard we hold ourselves to, I appreciate the feedback and I will ensure that this is passed on to the team. Kind regards Jordan

  14. Z

    Zonki

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Tasty food and great service from an enthusiastic team who take pride in delivering a great dining experience.

    The HuxleyResponded on 19 July 2022Hi Zonki, it's fantastic to hear that you enjoyed your time with us. We do take pride in delivering a great experience for our guests and it's always amazing to know that this is appreciated. I'm so proud of the team we have here and the service that they provide. Kind regards Jordan

  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 14 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Nice food and nice service !

    The HuxleyResponded on 19 July 2022Hi, thank you for leaving a review with us. It's great to hear that you had a great time! Kind regards Jordan

  16. P

    Pgee

    Edinburgh

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 9 July 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Lovely burger and draft Joker IPA.

    The HuxleyResponded on 19 July 2022Hi Pgee, it's great to hear that you loved your burger and beer with us. You should really try the truffle burger the next time if you haven't already. It's amazing! Kind regards Jordan

  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 7 July 2022

    overall2food5service2ambience4
    Good tasty food but really slow service.

    The HuxleyResponded on 19 July 2022Hi, I'm so glad that you enjoyed our food here at the Huxley. We pride ourselves on providing the best dishes possible. I am really sorry that the service you were given was not up to the standard we hold ourselves to. I do hope that you join us again so that we can show you the service that should be provided to each guest. Kind regards Jordan

  18. LS

    LaurynS

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 2 July 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Really polite, quick service. The view across princes Street and the castle was great for people watching and the inside of the bar was well presented. Food was tasty and could tell it was fresh made to order. Only critique would be that the mains didn't come with fries/sides (the pie came on its own with a small salad.) But it was reasonably priced for a city center dinner! Would go again
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 1 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    From entering to leaving, it was a lovely welcoming atmosphere. Good food,service,great location and fabulous music. Will definitely go back.

    The HuxleyResponded on 11 July 2022Thank you for such a positive review. we look forward to welcoming you back. We love spending time curating the best playlists so we are chuffed that you loved the music so much. Kind regards Jordan

  20. K

    Karen

    Edinburgh

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 1 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great place, service, food and atmosphere were excellent. I took my mum there for the first time, she came away with expectations high and will be back in the future.

    The HuxleyResponded on 11 July 2022Hi Karen, thank you for an amazing review. We are over the moon that your mum loved her time with us and we cant wait to see you again.

  21. J

    Julie

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 28 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    First time we’ve been here for food and drink. Good choice on menu and reasonable prices. Staff polite and helpful. Will definitely return

    The HuxleyResponded on 11 July 2022Hi Julie, Thank you for your great review. We recently changed our menu to allow for more options for your meal, it is really good to hear that you liked it! We are currently getting amazing feedback on the new small plates and burger sections of the menu! We look forward to seeing you again soon.

  22. R

    Ramjet9

    Glasgow

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 22 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Friendly helpful staff. Good food and drink choices.

    The HuxleyResponded on 8 July 2022Ramjet9, we're happy to hear you had such a positive experience with our team!

  23. J

    John

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 22 June 2022

    overall3food2service4ambience3
    Food was ok but very over priced. Service was good very friendly nice drinks

    The HuxleyResponded on 8 July 2022Hi Jon, Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review. I'm disappointed to hear that you were not happy with the food that you received, however, I'm glad that the service you received was of a high standard. I will pass on your comments to the head chef regarding the food. Kind regards Jordan

  24. CK

    CarolK

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 22 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We arrived 10 minutes early and was seated straight away. The reception was welcoming. Drinks and food came in a timely fancy.

    The HuxleyResponded on 8 July 2022Carolk, thank you for your kind words and this wonderful review!

  25. MG

    MelroseGeordie

    Newcastle

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 22 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Huxley, excellent bar food and good selection of drinks

    The HuxleyResponded on 8 July 2022Melrosegeordie, we're glad to hear you enjoyed your visit.

  26. SB

    SusanB

    Edinburgh

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 19 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Good food well cooked and presented. Staff very helpful and attentive.

    The HuxleyResponded on 22 June 2022Susanb, we are so pleased you enjoyed your visit to The Huxley!

  27. CM

    ClaireM

    Edinburgh

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 18 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Family dinner, we all really enjoyed our food, friendly staff. Menu is the perfect size and still with enough choices.

    The HuxleyResponded on 22 June 2022Hi Clairem, we are very happy to have provided you with such a positive experience!

  28. H

    Hsimps

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Very friendly and polite staff serving us brunch yesterday. Lovely to sit in the window and people watch. Delicious bagels.

    The HuxleyResponded on 22 June 2022Hsimps, we're glad you had such a wonderful experience with us!

  29. JB

    JenniB

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    1.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 12 June 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience3
    We were the only people there for brunch early. My poached eggs came out underdone its runny liquid whites. I NEVER return food, but that is dangerous. 1 hour later, my companion had finished his meal, people came in, ordered, received their food. I believe kitchen acted passive aggressively and never prepared my food. Waitress wa great, apologetic,removed our cappuccinos from the bill. I left starving and searching for another cafe. Total waste of a morning. My companion said his breakfast wasn't even very good.
  30. LB

    LouiseB

    Jersey

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food is lovely service is fantastic nice place to sit at the window an watch the world go by

    The HuxleyResponded on 17 June 2022Louiseb, thank you so much for the positive review!

  31. MF

    MargaretF

    Edinburgh

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 5 June 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Food was good after having a disappointing meal last time service was fair I think more due to inexperience my water was warm so I asked for cold water she returned with fresh tap water which was already poured on the bar with about 12 other bottles! Obviously this was the reason it was warm the first time! so not fresh water! It might seem a small thing but on a warm day it makes a difference

    The HuxleyResponded on 17 June 2022Hello Margaretf, thank you, we appreciate your feedback. Kindest regards Jordan

  32. BH

    BlairH

    Birmingham

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 4 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The atmosphere, food and drink selection was excellent.

    The HuxleyResponded on 17 June 2022Blairh, your wonderful feedback and rating mean a lot to us.

  33. TS

    TracyS

    Perthshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 4 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best steak I have had in a long time. Brilliant place for food & drink

    The HuxleyResponded on 17 June 2022Hi Tracys, thank you so much for your positive comments about The Huxley!

  34. H

    wendyH

    Oxford

    6 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 3 June 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    We had dinner at The Huxley before catching the overnight train home and chose it because of its proximity to our hotel. The menu is very narrow but the food was good, service was friendly and attentive and our table (in the window with armchairs) was lovely. People did not seem to be lingering long over their food and a high proportion of tables just seemed to be having drinks. If you want to make an evening of it, I would choose elsewhere but for a quick dinner it was great.

    The HuxleyResponded on 8 July 2022Hello Wendyh, thank you; we appreciate your feedback!

  35. E

    Elizabeth

    Seattle

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 28 May 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Great service, very friendly and quick.
  36. K

    Katy

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 26 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a great time! Great service, great drinks, great bar
  37. J

    Jasiebell

    Glasgow

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 22 May 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Good choice of food,nice quiet atmosphere reasonably priced
  38. GJ

    GailJ

    Adelaide

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 21 May 2022

    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
  39. A

    Alex

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 21 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A great venue with great food and drinks. Would definitely go back
  40. FD

    FranciscoD

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 21 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great staff , very attentive service I definitely recommend 😃

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 480 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

19:00


Booked 16 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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