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Restaurants are awarded from 1 to 5 Rosettes for culinary excellence. One Rosette restaurants are highly recommended in a local area and five Rosettes have reached the pinnacle of culinary excellence at a world class level.

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Quality Scottish cooking in an intimate hotel dining room

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At a glance

Open all year
Tasting menu
Wines by the glass

Edinburgh's New Town was so well planned in Georgian times that, together with the Old Town, it's a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Built in the 1820s as three townhouses, the Howard has a small restaurant, the Atholl, with a marble fireplace, smartly-dressed tables and fresh flowers. It only seats 14, so do book. The food often declares its provenance, as in Arbroath Smokies, horseradish mousse with rustic oatcakes, and Newtonmore venison loin, braised red cabbage, honey-roast parsnips, mash and whisky jus. Some things travel from south of the border, like the Maldon sea salt that accompanies apple pie, caramel sauce and vanilla ice cream.

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Opening hours

  • Open all year
  • Lunch served from: 12
  • Lunch served until: 2
  • Dinner served from: 6
  • Dinner served until: 9.30


  • Chef(s): William Poncelet

Food and drink

  • Cuisine style: Traditional British, French
  • Vegetarian dishes available
  • Wines under £30: 10
  • Wines over £30: 50
  • Wines by the glass: 10

Price guide

  • Credit cards accepted


  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Steps for wheelchair: 1
  • Accessible toilets
  • Assist dogs welcome


  • Seats: 14
  • On-site parking available

Additional information

  • Seats: 14

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E on Queen St, 2nd left, Dundas St. Through 3 lights, right, hotel on left

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