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!
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
Such a fab wee hidden gem. The food is unreal, I want to eat everything on the menu and the specials!
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
Mon - Sun 9am to 5pm (last booking at 4pm)
Mon-sun 11AM-6:15 PM for delivery and collection
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!
PLEASE DOWNLOAD THE DOWN THE HATCH APP BEFORE COMING, IT WILL MAKE YOUR EXPERIENCE MUCH QUICKER AND EASIER!
We are now accepting reservations for both inside and out. Please note our outside area is covered and heated in the colder months. There is the chance of some side wind/rain though if it's blowing a hoolie!
We are family friendly, please note when booking that a buggy or pram counts as a cover - we need to know so we can seat you at a comfortable table.
WE DO ALLOW DOGS.
9am is our first sitting and 4pm is our last sitting
We run breakfast 9:00-11:40, lunch 11:50 to 16:00- YOU WILL NOT BE ABLE TO ORDER BREKKIE AFTER 11:40 AS OUR APP SYSTEM WILL NOT ALLOW IT!
you will have your table for 1 hour. 1 hour and 15 minutes for parties of 6.
Booking for sit in is advisable, however we will be leaving some tables for walkins on busier days
to keep everyone safe, we will be running with a contactless ordering and payment system via our app. your server will explain this to you when you arrive.
WE DO OFFER GLUTEN FREE OPTIONS FOR ALL OUR BURGERS AND SANDWICHES
we presently do not have toilets within our premises, however public marina facilities are a short walk away :)
we will take your party's details in line with the Scottish government track and trace initiative - this is fully compliant with gdpr and your details will not be shared.
no smoking or vaping is allowed while dining or in queues.
we do not have a license for alcohol therefore there will be no sale of alcohol.
we are strictly following social distancing guidelines.
max party size is 6 guests, from a maximum of 2 separate households.
Please be respectful to our team and other diners.
on arrival and WHEN moving around, YOU ARE REQUIRED TO WEAR A MASK, this is mandatory, UNLESS YOU ARE SITTING DOWN AT YOUR TABLE
IF DINING INSIDE, YOUR TEMPERATURE WILL BE TAKEN ON ENTRY. ANYONE FOUND TO BE 38 DEGREES CELSIUS OR ABOVE WILL NOT BE ALLOWED TO ENTER
IF BOOKED AT A TABLE OUTSIDE, YOU ARE ALLOCATED TO A TABLE OUTSIDE :)