Down the Hatch - Antigua Street

4.7
395 Reviews
£25 and under
Canadian
Welcome to Down the Hatch - EDINBURGH!

We are a diner focusing on diner style food with big flavour, fresh ingredients, huge taste and all things Canadian!!

Under 18s must be accompanied by an adult and are not permitted from 8pm onwards.

We have a 10 minute grace period for your booking. Please give us a call if you are running late for your booking.

Your table will be booked for 1 hour 30 minutes for bookings of up to 6 people; and 1 hour 45 minutes for bookings of 7+.

We have a limited number of outside tables. These are not bookable at the moment and are on a first come, first served basis.

Last bookings are 9.45pm as our kitchen closes at 10pm, 7 days a week.

Our bar is open til 12am Mon-Thurs and 1am Fri-Sun. Our High-top bar tables are available for booking from 9.45pm, for drinks only.

Please call for any more information.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer 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
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
  • Contact tracing information collected
What 395 people are saying
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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Overall a great experience, definitely visit again

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BrianS
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Food was really great there was 12 in all in our party. Everyone enjoyed their choices. And reasonably priced too.

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Chlo
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always love the food and the boozy milkshakes are amazing! Good for a casual lunch.

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AndyK
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time we went to Down The Hatch - based on nothing more than a passing comment by a colleague that she was looking forward to going there!

It’s a cool place. If you’re Canadian, you’re in for a real treat - lots of hard-to-find-in-the-UK bits, like Clamato Juice, and proper poutine!

The food is plentiful, tasty and good value. The atmosphere is pretty relaxed and fun, with fun decor too. The service was great as well.

Some of the food is quite rich, though - for example, we regretted getting the bacon and maple syrup on the poutine, because the gravy was already pretty rich. Not a criticism - just something I’ll avoid next time.

Also, they’re not shy with their hot sauce, so the hot wings are definitely medium-hot, and they smother the ranch fries in it too. As long as you like spicy food, not an issue, and there’s plenty of choice otherwise if not.

We loved it, and will definitely go back.

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Becky
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall2food3service1ambience2

Wasn’t clear on the menu that some food wasn’t available until after midday and the service was slow and poor.

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StuMac
Glasgow
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Food was good, but please note most of the pics on Instagram, Facebook etc are daily specials and the menu is quite limited

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HannahT
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was amazing! Great options for veggies. Amazing value for money. Can’t recommend enough!

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Domi
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of my favourite places to eat out at. Amazing food and really friendly staff.

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ChrisC
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service. Would definitely visit again :)

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Alasdair
Glasgow
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great night out, booked at short notice. Excellent value for money and super friendly, helpful staff.

Excited to come back again!

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MarkJ
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

5 star experience - friendly service, good atmosphere and great food.

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SandyH
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

It was brilliant food great service brilliant 👍

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SarahQ
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was absolutely amazing! Ans the service was fantastic. Really nice friendly staff. Will definitely be back again!

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RebekahG
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food, atmosphere and staff. 10/10 will be visiting again

Down the Hatch - Antigua Street
Responded 7 days ago

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Emma
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff were really friendly, food was well priced and tasted amazing. Definitely worth a visit and we will 100% will be back

Down the Hatch - Antigua Street
Responded 7 days ago

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OpenTable Diner
Glasgow
2 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Poutine was amazing

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Responded 7 days ago

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LauraD
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Excellent quality and value. Paper menus would be helpful. Desserts would be a great addition to the menu.

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Meemo95
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was so tasty and service was fantasticz. Can’t wait to go back.

Down the Hatch - Antigua Street
Responded 7 days ago

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StevenR
1 review
Dined on September 16, 2021
Overall3food2service5ambience5

The restaurant was nice, the staff were polite, helpful and attentive, our order came in decent time. All the good stuff you would expect. I just didn't think the food was particularly exciting. A small overcooked, bland burger patty hiding under loads of toppings. I didn't dislike it as such but there are many places nearby in a similar or lower price range doing better food and so I wouldn't personally rush back

Down the Hatch - Antigua Street
Responded 7 days ago

Thank you for your review. We will take your comments on board, we don't always get it right but talking to us on the day would give us a chance to try and resolve things for you as the very last thing we want is for our customers to leave feeling disappointed.

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Niall
Glasgow
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Me and my girlfriend have never had a bad meal when we have been at the restaurant. Last night we got the midweek deal and also chicken parm wings special wings of the day. They did not disappoint. Very reasonable meal and a they are also not shy on the portions. We will definitely be back.

Thank you

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Responded 7 days ago

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food here was amazing ! We had ordered a few times during lockdown for deliveries and this was our first time in the restaurant. The staff were really friendly and helpful. We will definitely be back

Down the Hatch - Antigua Street
Responded 7 days ago

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GilbertoC
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing place. I return every week because its simply awesome

Down the Hatch - Antigua Street
Responded 7 days ago

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ShannonM
Edinburgh
2 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Everything very tasty! Burger over cooked but the chicken wings were unreal!

Down the Hatch - Antigua Street
Responded 7 days ago

Thank you for your review. We will take your comments on board. We are delighted that you loved the wings, we don't always get it right but talking to us on the day would give us a chance to try and resolve things for you as the very last thing we want is for our customers to leave feeling disappointed.

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DavidB
Edinburgh
6 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our first trip to down the hatch but certainly won’t be our last! Excellent drinks, food and service. Would definitely recommend a visit.

Down the Hatch - Antigua Street
Responded 7 days ago

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Scottiedog
London
6 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and excellent service. Will definitely be back

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Responded 7 days ago

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DonSm
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Tremendous food. Great service. Extensive drink choices.

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Responded 7 days ago

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JohnG
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience4

Wings were too salty to be edible, poutine was great though.

Down the Hatch - Antigua Street
Responded 7 days ago

Thank you for your review. We will take your comments on board. We are delighted that you loved our poutine, we don't always get it right but talking to us on the day would give us a chance to try and resolve things for you as the very last thing we want is for our customers to leave feeling disappointed.

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JonathanM
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Super breakfast, great service and good value. Looking forward to returning.

Down the Hatch - Antigua Street
Responded 7 days ago

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Rcqe
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Loveliest staff, delicious food!! Service was quick and it was a great atmosphere.

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Responded 7 days ago

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ElysiaR
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was incredible and really good value! We went on a wings Wednesday and you can’t go wrong with 10 wings for £5. Really lively atmosphere, a little loud for normal conversation but if you match the energy you’ll be perfectly fine!

Down the Hatch - Antigua Street
Responded 7 days ago

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JudithM
Angus
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Greta food great environment friendly waiters and waitresses! Will definitely come back for the tasty food!!!

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Responded 7 days ago

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SteveAberdeen
Edinburgh
6 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had been wanting to visit for a while, and my word are we glad we did!! The food was amazing, as were the boozy milkshakes!!

Down the Hatch - Antigua Street
Responded 7 days ago

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Kiera
Glasgow
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

SUCH a wonderful dining experience. The most friendly staff, literally everyone said hello as we were walking in and thanks as we were leaning. Our server was so lovely, chatting and explaining everything clearly. The restaurant is spacious, a great atmosphere, love the decor. We got the midweek deal of two burgers and two sides for £22, and with prices like that the value for money is just enormous! And the FOOD. Wow. It came so quickly, cooked to perfection, with amazing flavours. The richest gravy on the poutine, the smoke to the meat, the crisp of the bacon, even the seasoning on the caesar salad. All insanely good. Definitely lives up to all the insta-perfect hype. They also get all my kudos for an absolutely awesome Michelada!!

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HRoss
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and very attentive, patient staff, especially since we had two toddlers being very loud!

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Responded 7 days ago

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AndrewM
London
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing, tasty food and great value for money. Really kind staff and great music choices. Had such a great birthday experience.

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Daniel
Edinburgh
3 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely spot on. I mean it has to be the, be all end all burger joint in Edinburgh! Great service, super hospitable and entertaining, amazing guys all around. Food, pure filthy, exactly what you want! Literally can not go there and not order the whole menu. Never disappoints. Thanks a lot, guys! :D

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Responded 7 days ago

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OpenTable Diner
Perthshire
9 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I have previously visited the south Queensferry one and as I was in Edinburgh I knew I had to try the Antigua street one! It did not disappoint! The staff were all very friendly as well! Really cool inside design!

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FreyaR
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing experience, food and staff were great. Highly recommend!!

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LaurenQ
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Down the Hatch has been on my bucket list for ages. Was not disappointed with the skillet breakfast and look forward to going back and trying a burger.

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Responded 7 days ago

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DanielW
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Staff were great and very friendly, well informed on the local beers they have on draught and overall quality place.

We got there at 1130pm and everyone was still at 100% in service and energy. Great buffalo wings, wish I'd tried the other sticky bbq and Korean bbq options (although the 14 wings were more than enough for one person!)

They also had poutine, Canadian food which is cool to have as an option.

It's a gem and you wouldn't expect that such a great place is nestled in the location it's in. I hope this joint and the staff prosper!

Would be happy to go there again and again.

Down the Hatch - Antigua Street
Responded on September 6, 2021

Thank you for your awesome review! We love it! The team were delighted with your comments! Hope to see you again soon!

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FAQs

Down the Hatch - Antigua Street offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at 0131 374 5566.

Down the Hatch - Antigua Street is rated 4.7 stars by 395 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 reservations at the moment.