Such a fab wee hidden gem. The food is unreal, I want to eat everything on the menu and the specials!
WE ARE DOWN THE HATCH
It all started in December 2015 with an idea to create a diner with a difference! With 15 years of hospitality experience running restaurants and bars in Edinburgh, I thought it was time to have a go on my own! My wife Lesley had been running the cafe under another name and we saw an opportunity to improve the current offering. Myself, being from Canada, was desperately looking for something in the South Queensferry area that provided something totally different and satisfied my North American tastebuds! Albeit we have many nice eateries in the area, there was nothing that really pushed the boat in terms of flavour and experimentation. Down the Hatch was born! North American influenced food, with quality locally sourced ingredients!
CURRENTLY OPEN IN SOUTH QUEENSFERRY AND EDINBURGH FOR COLLECTION AND DELIVERY. DOWNLOAD THE DOWN THE HATCH APP OR EDINBURGH FOLKD YOU CAN ORDER FROM UBER EATS FOR DELIVERY STRAIGHT TO YOUR DOOR!
Had possibly the best cooked breakfast I’ve ever eaten. The Breakfast skillets were perfect.
WOW you need to try Down the Hatch! Cannot recommend it enough! Absolutely delicious, so happy we found this little gem thank you team Down the Hatch
Canada's unofficial National dish! Originating in Quebec, the French part of Canada, it consists of hand cut chips, cheese curd( what goes into making cheddar...some call it young cheddar), and a rich brown gravy. As we're Canadian owned..we are super proud to serve Poutine to the people of Scotland! We sometimes like to mix it up into our specials with crazy toppings! We are also the unofficial home of Haggis Poutine...a perfect marriage of Canada and Scotland!
Never disaPpointed here! Food is fantastic and freshly made. Quick & cheerful service. Had the fish tacos which were awesome. Special was dirty fries with black pudding & chorizo. Milkshakes also on point!
Incredible food, we’ll be back for sure!
I had a Reuben, which was one of the best I've had in Scotland.
I don’t tend to have feelings about food. I enjoy it but rarely do I think “oh my word” as I taste something. I did here. That Philly Cheesesteak was absolutely delicious. The onions didn’t overpower it like I expected. I wolfed the lot. And the fries. It was roasting hot
I’m sitting here at home wanting to go back for another one.
THE STORY OF THE Down the hatch SPECIAL
ONE DAY...AFTER WE FIRST OPENED...WE DECIDED TO RUN A SPECIAL. THE SPECIAL PROVED TO BE POPULAR! SO...WE DID IT AGAIN THE NEXT DAY. IT BECAME A BIT OF A CONTEST AND PERSONAL GOAL TO SEE IF WE COULD BETTER YESTERDAY'S SPECIAL. WE PUSHED OUR CULINARY BOUNDARIES TO SEE WHAT WE COULD COME UP WITH NEXT. IN NOT SO MANY WAYS IT HAS BECOME OUR IDENTITY. EVERY DAY WE POST ...THOUSANDS OF PEOPLE SEE THAT SPECIAL THROUGH OUR SOCIAL MEDIA CHANNELS. PEOPLE LIKE, COMMENT, CRITIQUE AND SHARE ...WHICH IS A FABULOUS THING! WE'VE DONE SOME WILD THINGS IN THE PAST 3 YEARS! WE WILL ALWAYS BE ABOUT NEW AND EXCITING SPECIALS...IT'S WHAT WE ARE..
get in touch
Down the hatch south queensferry
Port Edgar Marina,
open daily for collection and delivery
11am - last orders at 6pm
down the hatch edinburgh
13 antigua street
open daily for collection and delivery
11am - last orders at 8pm
current delivery area is sq, kirkliston, dalmeny,newton, winchburgh, inverkiething, north queensferry. alL COLLECTION AND DELIVERY orders NEED TO BE placed through the app which can be found searching down the hatch on the app or google play store!
☑️We are currently only open in both sites (South Queensferry and Edinburgh) for collection and delivery due to current Scottish government restrictions.
☑️your safety is paramount so we have taken every additional measure to ensure your safety:
☑️more cleaning and sanitising than normal
☑️face coverings worn by our team and deliver drivers
☑️to place and order please download the DOWN THE HATCH app from App Store or Google Play store and then:
1) Enter your postcode
2) Get access to collection/delivery menu
3) Place order
4) pick collection or delivery
6) Order confirmed or declined
7) WAIT FOR EMAIL WITH CONFIRMATION TIME
8) Come to collect at confirmed time or wait for your delivery to arrive
☑️ Please do not come any earlier than your confirmed time.
☑️ Please have 1 person from your order collecting.
☑️ Please practice social distancing.
☑️ Our app works on a radius, this is to ensure the very best food quality upon arrival.
☑️ If the app shows that we cannot deliver to your postcode then we can’t. This puts the food quality at risk and something we aren’t prepared to do.
☑️ The driver will be wearing a mask, they will knock or ring door bell, leave food on door step and stand 2 meters back until you answer.
☑️we do not have a license to sell alcohol in SQ but we do sell cocktails from our friends at Sips events in our Edinburgh site.
☑️we are currently working with on going changes in guidance and restrictions, while we do our very best to adapt, please be kind.