Hardens Guide to the Best Restaurants in East Lothian
Hardens guides have spent 30 years compiling reviews of the best East Lothian restaurants. On Hardens.com you'll find details and reviews of 14 restaurants in East Lothian and our unique survey based approach to rating and reviewing East Lothian restaurants gives you the best insight into the top restaurants in every area and of every type of cuisine.
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1. Chez Roux, Greywalls Hotel British, Modern restaurant in Gullane
The well-established Roux-branded operation at this well-known, Lutyens-designed country house hotel (bordering Muirfield golf course, and looking towards the Firth of Forth) attracted only limited feedback last year, but all was upbeat: “really high class cuisine showing good attention to detail – quite expensive but well worth it!”
2. The Bonnie Badger Scottish restaurant in Gullane Main Street - EH31
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”.
3. The Rocks Hotel and Restaurant Fish & seafood restaurant in Dunbar Marine Road - EH42
2019 Review: “The atmosphere is exactly what you’d wish for” at this “unique and lively pub which exudes character”; and serves “a simple menu with large plates of tasty food from great local ingredients”.
4. The Creel Scottish restaurant in Dunbar 25 Lamer Street - EH42
“Always a treat” – a tiny, informal seafood bistro, in a “lovely location” near the harbour, whose creative cooking – from a limited menu – is a real find in these parts and where they send out interesting little shots (a Virgin Mary or rhubarb smoothie, say) to refresh the palate between courses.
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The Bonnie Badger
Gullane Scottish £59
Dunbar Scottish £45
Dunbar Scottish £45
Brasserie at the Maitlandfield House, Maitlandfield House Hotel
Chez Roux, Greywalls Hotel
Gullane British, Modern £80
Craigleith Restaurant, The Macdonald Marine Hotel
North Berwick Scottish
Deveau’s Brasserie, The Open Arms Hotel