The Huxley

4.5
216 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.

All Bookings must be confirmed with card details in order to secure the booking. Nothing is charged to the card by way of a deposit and the card details are stored using SSL encryption, the industry standard. By providing card details, you are deemed to acknowledge that a charge of £5 per person may be made to the card in the event that your party fails to arrive or if the booking is cancelled with less than 2 hours notice.

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
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
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
  • Diner temperature check required
  • Contact tracing information collected
What 216 people are saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.5based on recent ratings
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food
4.5
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4.3
ambience
4.2
value
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93% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipOpenTable Diner
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined 19 hours ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely evening, service was fantastic from all staff. Will definitely be back

JB
JoyceB
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Chilled late lunch with pal, attentive service and good food, thank you 😊

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MichalS
Angus
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely lunch thanks so much! The service was perfect and staff was friendly as always! Recommend drink Burgh Club fizz 😁

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OpenTable Diner
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Great service, great food and sun shining sitting outside!

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GeraldjneL
Glasgow
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Brilliant for drinks! Atmosphere is great and drinks are served quickly, would go back.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Edinburgh
2 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall3food2service5ambience3

Nice place with great service but let down by the standard of food.

CA
ChristineA
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Was very organized and safe with temperature check on entry and good social distancing

HB
HelenB
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service
Will definitely go back again

EJ
EmmaJ
Edinburgh
2 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Food was delicious however there seems to be no relation to the times on the menu to when you can actually order. We were told we couldn't order from non brunch menu until 2pm however table next to us ordered well before that from the non brunch menu.

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roberth
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Excellent pleasant evening with great service thank you

MH
MikeH
N. Ireland
1 review
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Seated outside on a wonderful day. Food was fantastic and company was superb.

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Sulz
London
5 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful gastropub with great food and a fun vibe!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Glasgow
2 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2021
Overall2food1service1ambience2

Went for breakfast and left extremely disappointed. Place was empty, service slow. Potato scone not cooked properly waited 15 minutes for “replacement” didn’t get an apology or anything then the “replacement” potato scone was the same. How can you f@!k up cooking a tattie scone?? Then asked for orange juice and a latte and walked out before it came as that was taking ages also. Very poorly managed.

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LynnP
Perthshire
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great attentive service from all staff. Covid protocols good. Would highly recommend this establishment in a great location.

LC
LesleyC
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Have been to The Huxley a few times over last couple of years - usually my place of choice when visiting Edinburgh - sadly we left disappointed yesterday. Service was very slow and my son felt very h comfortable having to try and catch someone’s attention to order drinks initially and then waiting in someone to clear our main meal dishes - took so long we ran out of time for dessert. Restaurant was t too busy and seemed to be adequate staff on but not as attentive as have been in the past - food was nice - drinks were reasonably priced - had to ask what the 10% Huxley service charge was for on our bill - bit cheeky I thought considering service was poor. Sadly I’ll probably look for somewhere else to east next time I’m through in Edinburgh.

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Kathleen
Edinburgh
2 reviews
Dined on July 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great central location with friendly informed service.

JC
JanetC
Edinburgh
3 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The Huxley is always a great place to eat although there are different choices for vegetarians these days

The atmosphere is pleasant
The staff are friendly and helpful
I recommend it

OT
OpenTable Diner
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on June 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Friendly and attentive staff with a very chatty server who gave us excellent recommendations around the city for our day trip when we were done with our brunch. Food was delicious, and the drinks were to die for (Especially the orange juice, definitely give it a try!)

OT
OpenTable Diner
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Great venue, fantastic staff and service. Only feedback is that outdoor heaters had run out of gas, so it was chilly outside.

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EmmaW
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a fantastic time at The Huxley. From our table we could see the castle and it made our trip to Edinburgh special. The cocktails were also the best I’ve had for a long time.

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AlleenaC
Glasgow
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had a lovely lunch before heading of to the rugby. A bit of confusion for actually getting into the pub but the staff who were busy took the time to direct mysekf and others the correct way.
The french toast was amazing x

KM
KeithyM
1 review
Dined on June 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

had a great time excellent service table ready on time

MS
MarieS
London
3 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Staff very friendly whilst still retaining their professionalism

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Juliet
Edinburgh
5 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I visited last night for drinks and to watch the football. Everything was brilliant; the number of screens to watch, the lovely drinks & in particular the amazing service. The staff were all so friendly and helpful - always checking if we needed more drinks. Really recommend!!

SJ
ScottJ
Manchester
2 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall4food5service2ambience3

Overall the experience was good. Given that we were seated at 21:15 and the place closed at 22:30, we were a little disappointed that we had to wait nearly 20 minutes to get our first drink and we definitely felt rushed at closing time. The food and the cocktails were great though. I'm sure these niggles will be sorted when things get back to normal.

We went back for Brunch the next day and it was excellent

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CraigS
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on June 13, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Nice food , nice place , the male waiter was lovely but the female was a bit rude and abrupt , would go again though

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NickyW
Tampa
1 review
Dined on June 13, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience3

We went for Sunday breakfast. Quality of food was disappointing. The smashed avocado was puréed smooth and tasteless. The bread was basic sliced loaf nothing special like a rustic sourdough or seeded. Fell far short of expectations and other local restaurants. The service was good and the interior was nice.

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christinab
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fab afternoon - guy who served us was amazing and was very professional.
Felt very relaxed and safe under covid rules. Definitely visit again.

GC
GavinC
County Durham
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

A bottle of wine and some lunch outside was lovely especially as the sun came out after a couple of very windy days. Good place to people watch while enjoying a drink or 2.

The Huxley
Responded on June 21, 2021

Thanks for the lovely review GavinC.

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JohnN
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely welcome and great service. everything in place to make us feel very safe.

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OpenTable Diner
Edinburgh
2 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Staff were so friendly and attentive, service was quick. Food was delicious and drinks were fab. Couldn’t fault the place. Good to see covid measures were fully in place to keep everyone safe.

The Huxley
Responded on June 21, 2021

Thanks so much for the lovely review :) Simon

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MargaretM
Glasgow
3 reviews
Dined on June 10, 2021
Overall3food2service1ambience1

Had booked a table 3 days prior to dining .When we arrived was given a table at an open door and after waiting over 20 minutes for someone to serve us. we left .Very poor service

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IsobelW
Hertfordshire
1 review
Dined on June 10, 2021
Overall3food2service2ambience2

The service was extremely slow, took twenty five minutes after being seated to be asked what we’d like to drink.

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OpenTable Diner
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on June 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great staff and drinks. Comfy chairs and clean toilets. Great views by windows too

The Huxley
Responded on June 21, 2021

Thanks for the 5 star review!

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MARISAP
1 review
Dined on June 6, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Was a lovely lunch for start to finish.
The staff were very friendly and efficient. Food and drinks were reasonably priced and good.
Looking forward to our next visit.

The Huxley
Responded on June 21, 2021

Hi Marisap, Thanks so much for the lovely. Simon

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Selanne
Edinburgh
2 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall4food2service4ambience3

We didn't have food so can't comment on that. Ordered a couple of cocktails but the measures were pretty small, teeny glasses only filled 2/3 of the way so felt a bit ripped off. Lovely bar, nice area to sit in, great for people watching.

MC
MartaC
Cambridge
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Nice food ! I recommend it 100%. The atmosphere was really nice.

KM
KarenM
Edinburgh
4 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Great to have this place reopened, such a relaxed vibe and great staff.

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AndrewG
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a brilliant time. Drinks were great. Service was great and the food was delicious. Would definitely recommend and will definitely return.

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StevenM
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

COVID secure with temp check on arrival. Great table with view of the castle and watching the world go by. Brunch was great and everyone enjoyed their meal. Would be good if you can get choice of brunch or lunch menu, minor gripe. Will be back 👍

FAQs

The Huxley is rated 4.5 stars by 216 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.