Great vibe but watch out for the Parmesan
Posted on 11 / 08 / 2010
Visited vegetarian Henderson's after spotting it in a tourist brochure whilst holidaying in Edinburgh. Henderson's consists of a shop (selling drinks, bread, patisseries and some convenience food), bistro, and restaurant; it was the latter my partner and I visited in the evening. There is also an art gallery around the back but this wasn't open in the evening we visited. Henderson's is conveniently located, about 2 mins walk from Princes Street.
The restaurant is a buffet style - there are set dishes and hot plate options for mains and desserts on offer (and a combination deal if you go for 2 courses). You queue up, make your order, grab your drinks (including vege alcohol!!) and take your place. The menu is fairly varied (and generally healthy...why don't vege places provide chips?) however, we spotted the inclusion of parmesan which traiditionally is not vegetarian as it's made with animal rennet (we did ask the chef if they were using vegetarian hard fat cheese but alas he didn't know).
Henderson's appears to offer music on most nights. On a Saturday night, we were entertained by Stewart the guitarist who played good music although, for the size of the dining area, the speakers were a tad loud so we couldn't hear each other's conversation.
I think we paid approx Â£30 for 2 courses and a glass of alchohol each. All in all, not bad and definitely worth a visit when you're in Edinburgh.
Vegetarian (aside from the Parmesan!), Price, Music
Parmesan alternative please