RestaurantsEast LothianGullaneEH31

Harden's says

Tom Kitchin, the chef behind Leith’s “outstanding” dining destination The Kitchin, has taken over this restaurant-with-rooms in the village of Gullane on Scotland’s East coast. Just a stone’s throw from Muirfield golf course, and a 30-minute drive from Edinburgh, the hotel features 12 bedrooms, a bar and 60-cover dining room serving locally sourced produce.

survey result

Summary

£78
 ££££
3
Good
3
Good
4
Very Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“A very stylish pub/restaurant with rooms” run by Edinburgh restaurant royalty, Tom & Michaela Kitchin, where the “food comes with a distinctly Scottish bias and the atmosphere and service are friendly”. “Very nice outside area with a BBQ for those days in Scotland when the weather permits”.

Summary

£74
  £££
3
Good
3
Good
4
Very Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

A very sophisticated coastal gastroboozer-with-rooms from Tom & Michaela Kitchin, following their acclaimed Edinburgh restaurant, and featuring a pitched-roof dining room plus extensive gardens. It didn’t inspire a huge volume of feedback this year, but the nature-to-plate cooking is often judged “excellent” (with “all those little touches that lift a good meal to a great one”).

Summary

£59
   ££
3
Good
3
Good
4
Very Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

Tom & Michaela Kitchin have forayed outside of Edinburgh for the first time to this coastal village, heavily refurbishing what was previously the Golf Inn: now a hip restaurant with rooms, where the dining room – with pitched roof – is decked out in a very ‘now’ design of greige, wood and bare bricks. Most reviews say its modern gastropub fare is as outstanding as its pedigree would suggest, but there’s also a minority for whom it’s “disappointing given TK’s reputation and very overpriced for rather average pub food”.

Summary

£59
   ££
3
Good
3
Good
4
Very Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

Tom & Michaela Kitchin have forayed outside of Edinburgh for the first time to this coastal village, heavily refurbishing what was previously the Golf Inn: now a hip restaurant with rooms, where the dining room – with pitched roof – is decked out in a very ‘now’ design of greige, wood and bare bricks. Most reviews say its modern gastropub fare is as outstanding as its pedigree would suggest, but there’s also a minority for whom it’s “disappointing given TK’s reputation and very overpriced for rather average pub food”.

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Restaurant details

Highchair,Menu,Portions
Yes
30
No dress code

Prices

Traditional European menu

Starter Main Pudding
£13.50 £30.00 £9.75
Drinks  
Wine per bottle £29.50
Filter Coffee £3.00
Extras  
Service 10.00%
Main Street, Gullane, EH31 2AA
Opening hours
Monday12 pm‑10 pm
Tuesday12 pm‑10 pm
Wednesday12 pm‑10 pm
Thursday12 pm‑10 pm
Friday12 pm‑10 pm
Saturday12 pm‑10 pm
Sunday12 pm‑10 pm

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