Howies has three restaurants situated throughout Scotland including two in Edinburgh - Victoria Street and Waterloo Place - and a third at 50 Chapel Street, Aberdeen.

Menus show a preference towards Scottish classics with imaginative updates, including free range Scottish chicken with pistachio and herb mousse.  

From Sunday to Thursday, a set menu is offered when dining before 6.15pm with two courses available for £14.95.

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The haiku

A breezeblock tattie

Fondant, so rich even tough

Workies fall asleep.

Dinner for two at Howies (29 Waterloo Place) including the peppered venison haunch with potato fondant and heather honey jus (pictured) is around £30 for two courses when dining on the early menu (before 6.15 Sun-Thurs). For more information visit