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About The Haven

Welcome to New England's only Scottish Restaurant and Bar.
We have a Scottish menu made from scratch with love. A Scotch list of over 30 Single Malts and over 25 Scottish crafts beers - this is a Scottish Imbibers heaven. Expect a warm welcome from Kilt clad staff.
Numerous awards Best of etc...
That's not all....
Look out for FREE live music every Weds, Thurs, Dram Night 9-11pm Friday and Saturday (we offer x4 drams for $25 and talk you through the drams), Scottish Fiddles on Sunday Brunch monthly and a host of special events throughout the year.

2 Perkins Street
Jamaica Plain, MA 02130
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Scottish, Gastro Pub, Comfort Food

Hours of Operation:
Brunch: Saturday: 10:30am - 2:30pm; Sunday: 10:30am - 2:30pm; Lunch: Monday - Friday: 12:00am - 3:00pm, Dinner: Monday - Saturday: 5:30pm - 10:00pm, Sunday: 5:30pm -9:30pm Late Night Menu 10-Midnight

Cross Street:
Centre Street

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(617) 524-2836

Website:
http://www.thehavenjp.com/

Entertainment:
Music X3 times per week on Weds/Thurs/Fri @ 9.30pm-late NO COVER.
Saturday is "KIlt Night": wear plaid and get a free Deep Fried mars Bar.
Book for an immersive Scottish experience.
Check website for Scottish Brunch w/ Live Fiddles.

Catering:
Catering packages for all your needs. From Pub fare to fine dining. Chef can tailor a menu to suit your budget. In house and off site catering available.

Parking Details:
Plentiful on street parking exists on Perkins Street, Centre Street and South Huntington Ave.

Public Transit:
The 39# Bus stops at Perkins St/Huntington Ave.
Orange line T stop is Jackson Square with a 4 minute walk up Centre Street.
Green E-line T stop is Heath Street and a four minute walk along South Huntington Ave.

Executive Chef:
Hughie McChuff

Additional:
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking, View, Weekend Brunch, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
Look out for Burn's Suppers in January, St Andrews night celebration, Tartan Week in April as well as a host of other one off culinary events and beer launches.
Most weekends see a UK football game featured during brunch on the bar side of the reastaurant.

Private Dining

The Haven is a unique and affordable option for a birthday, wedding rehearsal dinner, wedding, graduation, business meeting, office party or meet up large or small. We offer free wifi, sound system and projector for your use. We have two rooms for hire. Once for 10-20 people and another 20-40. Alternatively the whole restaurant is available for hire too.

The Haven Ratings and Reviews

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4.7

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.5

service

4.7

ambience

4.7

value

4.5

Noise

Moderate

100% would recommend it to a friend

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on September 29, 2016

Wonderful Scottish pub and restaurant. Great service and an authentic menu of well prepared British food. Scottish ale on tap. Wish I lived nearby!

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 (New England)·Dined on September 17, 2016

This is a great neighborhood choice with authentic Scottish food in a somewhat loud tavern setting. The food is usually very good with real attention to good taste and interesting flavors. The beers on draft are great and include some Scottish options.

Tags: Casual, Authentic
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 (Portland)·Dined on September 13, 2016

We love The Haven which is a Scottish gastropub. I can recommend the lamb and hamburger. The chicken can be a little dry but it is accompanied by rumbledethumps which is a delicious traditional dish of potato, cabbage, onion and cheese. The Scotch Egg has a little twist with a deviled yoke and is very good. My favorite menu item is the sticky toffee pudding. I do like the dinner menu better than lunch or brunch as my two favorite dishes - lamb and sticky toffee pudding are only available for dinner.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Good for a Date, Great for Lunch, Authentic, Great Beer, Fit for Foodies, Fun, Casual, Comfort Food, Great for Brunch, Bar Seating, Cozy, Gluten Free Options, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Birthdays
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 (New England)·Dined on September 13, 2016

I've been at The Haven before this and found the food, service and ambiance all good. This visit was disappointing. Food was good but not served hot, decor seemed drab, ambiance not lively. Liquor license limited to sale of beer and wine. A Scottish restaurant without a single malt scotch on the drink menu is missing something... Too bad, this was a favorite for me at one time.

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 (New England)·Dined on September 12, 2016

We had a small get-together with friends visiting from out-of-town. We were all treated with friendly enthusiasm & thoroughly enjoyed the meal. Our waitress was top-notch. We'll definitely return!

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Authentic, Great Beer, Casual
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 (London)·Dined on September 10, 2016

The folks at The Haven are super hospitable and the libations are great! Good portions and delicious Scottish dishes!

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 (New England)·Dined on September 9, 2016

Nice birthday dinner! Amazing food and drinks, and a nice casual environment.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great Beer, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Casual, Good for Anniversaries
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 (New England)·Dined on September 4, 2016

We're Haven regulars and I have to say that both the food & service were sub-par on this occasion. I was particularly disappointed in the food. My curry dish was tasteless, and the seafood platter appetizer was just kind of ehh, with a ton of cream/mayonnaise with one of the smoked fish. The service was kind of slow, even though it was not super busy, and not friendly, except one waitress who came towards the end. We were also very disappointed in dessert- the banofee pie was very odd & heavy, and sort of smothered in a sauce. I've had this dish several times, but not here before, and it was just a letdown. I think we'll try brunch again, but I would hesitate to come back for dinner.

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 (Tampa)·Dined on August 27, 2016

Since I've moved to Boston, the Haven has been a lightpost for me. I travel frequently for work, and stopping by to see the gang for a quick burger and Hurly Burly lets me know that I'm actually home. The bar is also a gateway to the pulse of JP. I've met more outside-work friends at the Haven than anywhere else. There's no other shoe to drop with this restaurant.

Tags: Seasonal, Quick Bite, Fun, Late-night Find, Bar Seating, Vibrant Bar Scene, Kid-friendly, Authentic
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 (New England)·Dined on August 25, 2016

Had a reservation, still had to wait. Waitress was new, didn't know how to explain certain dishes, it was really loud! (We wouldn't have heard her anyway! 😃)

Tags: Good for Groups
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 (New England)·Dined on August 21, 2016

Wonderful setting. Brunch was unusual. The cherry hollandaise sauce was too rich for our taste. Liked the fruit salad. I'd go back and try burgers as I love the decor and mood. Brunch was not my cup of tea. Too much pork, few gluten free options, not enough options.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on August 19, 2016

Authentic Scottish cuisine, beers and atmosphere. Always reliable value.
This occasion reminded us to be very careful re: gluten free options: -the wait staff had some confusion over whether a pudding dessert made with beer was actually gluten free (it did indeed contain beer that was not gluten free).

Tags: Casual, Neighborhood Gem, Live Music, Authentic
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 (New England)·Dined on August 18, 2016

As usual, food and service at The Haven were outstanding. My out-of-state and out-of-city friends always request dining at The Haven when they visit; they name it as one of their favorite restaurants in Boston.

Tags: Good for Groups, Kid-friendly, Hot Spot, Great for Lunch, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New England)·Dined on August 14, 2016

The waitress we had appeared down. it was very hot and the airconditioning was either not working well or was not on full. The food was ok but Haggis was inedible. We had to ask for ice for the luke warm water that was on our table. It took asking twice to get some. The sticky toffee pudding was excellent (ask for extra sauce for it, otherwise it's on the dry side).

It's a shame the service and environment are so poor. The food is average but good enough to go back for if the rest was better.

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 (New England)·Dined on August 13, 2016

We always have a great time and food and staff were excellent! One of my favorite places,fun to bring new people to!

Tags: Good for Groups, Fit for Foodies, Great for Brunch, Kid-friendly, Romantic, Late-night Find, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Scenic View, Hot Spot, Great for Lunch, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (New England)·Dined on August 1, 2016

Went for the vegan-vegetarian night and the entree was awesome (and big). Outstanding service and ambience.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (New England)·Dined on July 31, 2016

Great scene. Good place to hang out with our friends and their kids. No-pressure service. Could stand to have more options for vegetarians.

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 (New England)·Dined on July 27, 2016

Great relaxing atmosphere. Sophie was our waitress and did a great job. An excellent menu that takes you to the order of your comfort zone. Live this place.

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 (New England)·Dined on July 17, 2016

The Haven proved to be an awesome spot for brunch with a colleague (we're both academics). The food was terrific for carb lovers. I had the full Scottish breakfast, and he had the toffee french toast. We both decimated our plates, leaving only a pile of beans in the one case and a smear of toffee in the other. (I think they could serve somewhat fewer beans with the full breakfast, but maybe that's just me.) The environment was also great -- not so loud that we couldn't hear each other, but not so quiet that we felt awkward. Work meals can be very awkward! Swift and friendly service, and an ambience with tons of character. I'll be back.

Also, if you're looking to score cool points with a newer friend or colleague, or with friends/family visiting from out of town -- provided that no one has brutally strict dietary restrictions -- this could be just the right spot.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch, Hot Spot, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New England)·Dined on July 15, 2016

A good Scottish atmosphere and a good selection of food. This is a good restaurant to meet with friends or have a casual dinning experience.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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 (New England)·Dined on July 9, 2016

GreAt burgers good beer interesting Scotish dishes

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New England)·Dined on June 30, 2016

Really interesting and well prepared food. Great beers and ciders. Will go again!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (New England)·Dined on June 19, 2016

Always loved the Haven . Excellent menu with unique Scottish dishes and a fine selection of alcohol and special drinks from Scotland.. One of my friends asked for iced tea/coffee which they didn't have but which I think they should add in the summer . Also, I am glad they added more dessert choices to the dinner menu . The deep fried Mars Bar is unique but too rich for me . My friends say that the porridge is very special . This time we came for Brunch and my friends had Scotch egg , Finnan Haddie fish cakes and French Toast and pronounced them excellent . I had the quiche which was very good with hash browns cooked to perfection. The quiche always tastes fresh but some combinations have more flavour than others . The oatcakes ( served instead of bread ) now have coarse salt sprinkled on them which zips up the taste. Oatcakes and butter can get addictive.. My friends declared that this was the best Brunch they'd had in Boston since they arrived last year from Brazil . I like coming on Saturday nights to hear the bagpipe or other music , even though , as you would expect on a Saturday night at a pub , it gets crowded and noisy. Other evenings , my friends have enjoyed the fish and chips and the other Scottish dishes and as a vegetarian , I especially like the mushy peas and the way they cook kale. Service is always excellent and they are very friendly and laid back .

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Brunch, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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 (New England)·Dined on June 19, 2016

This was our 3rd Father's Day brunch at The Haven and it keeps getting better! We started with an appetizer of scotch eggs, which I've never seen on any menu in the US. I had the toffee brioche French toast with blueberries and whipped cream. Generous portion and each bite melted in my mouth. Could have used more toffee syrup which is my knock on the service. Our waitress was not visible for chunks of time. My daughter had the poached eggs on fish cakes- I ate half of that too. My husband tried something new - a type of porridge. I wasn't crazy about it but he loved it. Also you must always get a side of their slab bacon! Coffee needs work. Never hot enough or fresh. Go to Peets beforehand!!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Kid-friendly, Late-night Find, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New England)·Dined on June 11, 2016

Just the idea of the place puts one in a great frame of mind. The staff are terrific. The food is "simple" but "hearty" and presented with a whimsical flair.

The Fish Supper with mashed peas came with chunky fries that were so good that we took home a side order to make for a nice breakfast the next day. Fish was most and flaky with a very light beer batter. My wife had the flaky salmon and tender salmon. The bed of lentils were delicious. The staff was agreeable to substitute arugula for the watercress so it made things even better for us. Have the Braveheart, have several. The beers are terrific. A fun, homey place to relax.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Hot Spot, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Toronto)·Dined on June 3, 2016

We arrived at The Haven and had a reservation for 7:00 on a Friday evening. We were seated promptly. We tried the haggis and neeps app, which was delicious (although not for everyone). The duck and salmon entrees were delicious. The beer list was very good. Great pub feel inside, and friendly service to match. Highly recommended.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New England)·Dined on May 29, 2016

Scotch deviled egg and smoked seafood plate are great starters every time!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New England)·Dined on May 29, 2016

Didn't like any of the food. Got the haggis, vindaloo, duck and fried fish for the table. Duck was chewy, undercooked and bland. Haggis was bland. Fried fish was seasoned well. Vindaloo was fine. Great atmosphere and good drinks, but wouldn't go back

Tags: Good for Groups, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (New England)·Dined on May 22, 2016

Nice beer list and fun Scottish food. I've never been to Scotland, but it was interesting to see their twist on things and learn a few words. It was a nice time.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (Portland)·Dined on May 22, 2016

I love the traditional Scottish dishes - Scotch Eggs and Rumbledethumps are favorites of mine. I had some Elderflower Cider here once that was exceptional.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New England)·Dined on May 7, 2016

We had a great brunch with a friend at the Haven on Saturday. They have great, authentic Scottish food, and it feels like a pub inside. The service was friendly, though we did have to ask for the oatcakes (that come with the meal), but she promptly brought them. The fishcakes were awesome as ever, and we got some tatty scones as a side that were good. Will definitely be back again.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New England)·Dined on May 1, 2016

This restaurant is so adorable. Great ambiance and décor! I had the French toast, and the portion size was perfect. Blueberries and whipped cream were very tasty!

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 (New England)·Dined on April 30, 2016

My 83-year-old guest (It was her birthday) was showered with attention, including a scrumptious dessert with a burning candle. The only reason she wasn't honored with a "Happy Birthday" song was because she threatened the waiters, if they gave her that extra attention. My salmon was extraordinarily good, and my guest's duck was so outstanding, she refused me a taste! Jason, the owner, as usual, constantly moved around his establishment to be sure everyone was pleased with the food and service...and EVERYONE was very pleased!!

This is a restaurant where all ages comfortably dine in harmony!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch, Hot Spot, Late-night Find, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on April 23, 2016

First time ever dining at a Scottish restaurant and found the Haven great. Some Scottish bread and pickled vegetables were a nice starter on table. We ordered salmon with lentils and the salmon was outstanding and very well prepared. The lentils were a pleasant compliment. Our dessert of ice cream with a home made toffee and shell was delicious. The serving size was quite filling. Very glad to return again. A good place to learn more about Scottish history too.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch, Hot Spot, Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (New England)·Dined on April 22, 2016

We came with a bigger group and the waiters were very attentive and accommodating. We thought the haggis could have used more spice/flavor, but haggis is an acquired taste anyways, and everything else we had was delicious. LOVED the fish dinner (so buttery and flaky and perfect!) and all the desserts we tried were very tasty. Though I'm not very familiar with Scottish beer, the list seemed to have a lot of good options and our table had fun trying the "medieval" ones. would definitely come back, especially one of the nights they have live music!

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Late-night Find, Neighborhood Gem
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on April 16, 2016

The Haven does a fancy twist on Scottish food. The fish and chips were delicious. The clam chowder was more flavorful than regular NE clam chowder. The cocktails were tasty

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (New England)·Dined on April 9, 2016

My girlfriend and I have been wanting to try this place for a while. Both the food and service was superb. In terms of cons, the dining area is a bit cramped for some, especially when it got busy, and the beer prices are a bit higher than normal. That said I didn't have problems getting in and out of my seat, and we both thought the drink prices were fair to try such unexpected gems. We both highly recommend the Elderflower cider. We can't wait to go back again.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Hot Spot, Neighborhood Gem, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (New England)·Dined on April 8, 2016

The food at the Haven is classic Scottish but absolutely delicious in a way I didn't know British Isles food could be. The service is always excellent, friendly, and fast. The owner is often hosting or working the crowd and is very welcoming and warm. A reservation is definitely recommended for brunch or dinner time. The cocktails and beers are top notch too!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Brunch, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (New England)·Dined on April 1, 2016

Chicken was good the burger was not up to the regular standard, had chewy fat chunks instead of bacon, and was also missing the delicious savory essence that makes it everyone's go to, around town at least. The drinks are always good. I get the bagpipe gimmick, but keep the obnoxious posse that comes with it in the bar area till the 8pm reservation can finish eating, at least

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 (New England)·Dined on April 1, 2016

this has become our neighborhood restaurant and go to spot when we want to get together with friends for a nice meal in a relaxed atmosphere. We often take out of town guests here as well. Good food and nice setting. Service is great and its less of a hipster place than most of JP. Cant stand most of the other spots in the neighborhood anymore. So this has become the local hang for us. Wish they had more beer on draft.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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