Edinburgh restaurant The Kitchin plays host to Hollywood legend Henry Winkler

Tom welcomed Happy Days star Henry Franklin Winkler
-Credit: (Image: Tom Kitchin)

A legendary Hollywood actor visited an Edinburgh restaurant on Monday afternoon, with the team thrilled to meet the "icon".

Henry Winkler, best known for his role in the hit TV show Happy Days, was welcomed at The Kitchin. The 78-year-old is currently in the UK promoting his new book, Being Henry, and is appearing at the Assembly Rooms on Monday evening.

Tom Kitchin, along with the rest of the staff at the Leith eatery, said it was a "pleasure".

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Sharing to X/Twitter, Tom said: "Monday, Tuesday, Happy Days… The team at The Kitchin had the pleasure of welcoming the great legend ⁦Henry Henry Winkler Fonz’ to the restaurant today.

"We wish you all the very best with your book tour Henry."

Malcolm McEwan commented: "I hope you gave him a booth, did he call you into his office?"

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Peter Smyth added: "It’s a real pleasure to be in the restaurant celebrating my own birthday with this icon sitting across from me."

Henry was recently at Royal Ascot, with Queen Camilla delighted to meet him at the annual horse racing event in Berkshire. He was also spotted at a Northumberland butcher, having been given a recommendation.

Henry's book tour is in the UK until June 28. His website states: "Told he would never achieve, the Emmy-award winning actor, bestselling author, director and producer treads the boards with his heartwarming story of success to celebrate his memoir, Being Henry.

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"Launched into stardom as “The Fonz” in the beloved sitcom Happy Days, Henry has transcended the role that defined a generation of cool. In the enduring glory of that fame, Henry has endeared himself to new generations of fans with iconic roles in shows such as Arrested Development, Parks and Recreation, and Barry.

"Dynamic, vivid, hilarious and emotional, Henry will take you from the achingly vulnerable lows to the stratospheres of global acclaim (chiefly his appearance at the 1976 Logies), from the disheartening truth of an upbringing with undiagnosed dyslexia, to the pressures of a role that takes on a life of its own - and the path forward once your wildest dream seems behind you."