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5.1 /6 Excellent 22 Reviews

The Howff

City Centre European, British £££ +100
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About The Howff

One of Union Street’s last remaining traditional pubs, The Howff is the first point of call for locals when looking for a cosy place to tuck into a hearty pub lunch, or to catch up with friends over a pint or two, becoming a fixture in the city centre since it was established back in the 90’s. Start off with a bowl of homemade soup accompanied by some freshly-baked bread or the haggis & black pudding bon bons before tucking into your main. From traditional British dishes like beer battered fish & chips, braised beef & Guinness pie and mince n skirlie (traditional beef mince, roast potatoes, garden peas and Yorkshire pudding) to other pub food favourites like mac n cheese, burgers and madras curry, there’s something to suit all tastes. Book a table and head on over!

Opening Hours

  • Monday 11:00 - 00:00
  • Tuesday 11:00 - 00:00
  • Wednesday 11:00 - 00:00
  • Thursday 11:00 - 00:00
  • Friday 11:00 - 00:00
  • Saturday 11:00 - 00:00
  • Sunday 11:00 - 00:00
The Howff, 365 Union Street, AB11 6BT Aberdeen


22 Reviews

5.1 /6 Excellent 22 Reviews
Food: heavenly
Noise: quiet
Atmosphere: excellent
Waiting Time: no waiting time
Quality/Price: great value
Service: extraordinary
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cameron m.
1 review so far 6
02.05.2017 19:02

Good simple food. Good value. Staff friendly and very attentive. Now our favourite bar supper location. Excellent work ! We will definitely return on a regular basis.

Lauren A.
1 review so far 6
10.04.2017 22:54

Was a great place to catch up with friends, with good food reasonably priced, a nice atmosphere and friendly staff. Would definitely go back to when visiting Scotland.

Allison R.
1 review so far 6
25.02.2017 19:11

Really great menu with good quality food at good prices.Service fast and bar staff friendly.Right in the heart of union street so very central.Would highly recommend for food or a few drinks with friends.

Lauren M.
2 reviews so far 6
16.02.2017 03:46

Staff were very helpful and very welcoming. The restaurant is small and cosy, especially for Valentine's Day. Food was lovely and not expensive at all.

Jacqueline H.
1 review so far 5
28.02.2017 05:14

The food was really good - just like home cooking. The staff were friendly and helpful. The place was really busy, but our table was a little alcove at the back which was great. Two little faults though - they didnt know how to make an Irish coffee, so gave us small coffee's and an Irish whiskey shot - which we had a laugh with and enjoyed, and they didnt really have any heavy beers to choose from so hubby was a wee bit disappointed. But overall, we had a great time with lovely food, super staff and a bill that was suprisingly low considering everything we had.

Louise B.
1 review so far 6
03.11.2016 22:04

Friendly staff who could give recommendations about ingredients and portion size. Varied menu and all 3 of us who were there thoroughly enjoyed our meal. We will definitely be back! I can highly recommend the macaroni cheese and the home made haddock fishcakes.

Alan S.
1 review so far 6
07.12.2016 16:41

excellent experience as per usual, welcoming staff with a smile, the option to e-mail in your food order on the morning of my booking was an advantage as we didn't need to wait long before our food arrived. Will return again.

Laura M.
1 review so far 6
14.01.2017 16:47

Nice atmosphere and lovely staff. Food was very tasty and great value for money. First time customers but we will be back! Great place to start a night with friends.

Jerry A.
1 review so far 6
11.09.2016 14:41

Great place! The atmosphere is good, the people and food was wonderful. I would recommend the Howff when you are in Aberdeen looking for a place to hang out.

Nicola R.
1 review so far 6
01.02.2017 16:01

Food was really delicious and the service was really good, couldn't do enough for you. Prices were really good as well. Couldn't fault anything on our recent visit.

Katrina M.
2 reviews so far 6
07.11.2016 17:38

Booked for a girly lunch, the staff were really helpful and friendly - had a great afternoon there our food was excellent we will definitely be going back!

Keren B.
1 review so far 5
28.11.2016 01:33

Tasty food, decent prices. Only down-side was by the time we were ready to order (our fault due to yapping) the daily special a few of us were going to order was finished.

Elspeth F.
1 review so far 5
18.11.2016 15:35

A bit of a mix-up regarding the starters, but the service and the food were excellent. Very good burgers, that you would pay for more expensively elsewhere in the city.

Janet W.
1 review so far 5
29.01.2017 18:25

Good food and friendly staff only down sound was music....grunge/metal not what should be playing in a low ceiling venue and middle aged clientele, wason to suit the staff.

Alexander C.
1 review so far 5
13.11.2016 17:27

Service was excellent, staff very polite, food was tasty ,hot, only complaint was skirlie it was lumpy .nice atmosphere .like most places caters for sport fans.busy as usual.

Angela Y.
1 review so far 5
02.10.2016 16:24

Great atmosphere. Had booked a table and was ready for us. Food was lovely, huge portions especially chips!!! And staff were friendly & helpful. Will definitely return.

Lorraine A.
1 review so far 5
15.02.2017 00:24

The food was freshly cooked and delicious. A great atmosphere and the staff very attentive. Definitely warrants a return visit. Very central location, busy and inviting.

Karen C.
1 review so far 5
17.03.2017 19:58

Excellent service. Rooms and other rooms highly maintained. Location not so good especially when walking at night. We were there for theatre. Kettle broken- reported

Murray R.
1 review so far 5
14.11.2016 16:14

Visited Friday lunchtime and had an great lunch with work colleagues who all enjoyed themselves. Good food and excellent service in pleasant and friendly surroundings

Hayley P.
1 review so far 3
22.03.2017 15:52

We were unable to eat lunch at the Howff as it does not allow under 18's & I had my children with me. I tried calling repeatedly but no answer so just had to go elsewhere.

Paul C.
1 review so far 1
14.11.2016 15:37

as there was a football game on we did not get a booking it was cancelled, when we arrived it was packed so did not stay.