We warmly welcome students at Henderson's and offer a one or two course special in our Cafe & Restaurant at 94 Hanover Street from 11.30am - 4.00pm and 4.30pm to close, or 10% discount on all food and non-alcoholic drinks excluding the one or two course student special. Our other outlets offer the 10% discount and often have their own additional offers.


We sometimes are looking for staff,and traditionally have a number of students working at Henderson's at weekends or starting at 5pm during the week. We always require extra staff over The Edinburgh Festivals. If interested, first either phone or come into Hendersons or St John's outside lunchtime and ask if we are taking on any staff. If yes we may invite you to leave your CV.

Graduation and Parties

We will be delighted to take or discuss bookings for small to large groups all through the year. We can quote for regular and special events and can offer several venues depending on the requirements. St John's is particularly good for an exclusive evening event with or without music for numbers between forty and eighty. It has of course the lovely outside terrace. General bookings for the restaurant can be taken by phone, email or on line at


If you think of ways you might help to promote Henderson's we will always be glad to hear your ideas. Our business is grateful to all the students and others who have supported us from our beginnings in the 1960's, often throughout their lives. It is important for us to know our customers.

Musicians, Artists and Performers

We have live music in the music/dining cellar of the Cafe & Restaurant at 94 Hanover St every evening from 7.00pm to 9.30pm and sometimes have opportunities for performing before it or as cover. We also have art exhibitions in the upper eating area, which houses the Mac and Janet Gallery, so again opportunity sometimes. We are a Fringe venue so also might have opportunities for performers or backroom staff. Our performance areas are very simple with limited technical equipment, however we encourage film and anything that will work. Of course we are close to The Henderson Gallery where there is something for everyone.

Free Meeting Space

We offer the lower restaurant area at 94 Hanover Street, normally at no charge, every morning for meetings and events. It is generally available, if not booked, from 8.00am to 11.15/30am. We do have some other options including St John's, which is often available in the evenings.

Regular Meetings

The Edinburgh University Vegetarian Society and other public and member groups meet regularly at Hendersons and at St John's.