Eating In - Dining Out
Self catering gives you the freedom to do what you want - whether you want to eat in or out. Below are a list of places to eat and places to buy food.
Dunbar and near by
The Rocks, Dunbar
Telephone - 01368 862 287
A menu with a good selection of fish and meat dishes influenced by seasonal availabilty. The Rocks has a good reputation for a warm welcome.
The Volunteer Arms, Dunbar
Telephone - 01368 862 278
Good pub restaurant upstairs with bar downstairs and covered seating area outside. Popular with locals.
Garvald Inn, Garvald
Telephone - 01620 830 311
A traditional country pub with an excellent restaurant menu with freshly cooked dishes. Renowned for its Sunday roast 12.30 to 3pm.
Creel Restaurant, Dunbar
Telephone - 01368 863279
Menu influenced by its proximity to the sea. Dishes prepared and presented to a very high standard. Good wine list.
Dunbar Indian Tandoori, Dunbar
Telephone - 01368 860 500
A good Indian restaurant and take away – you can tell by the length of time it takes to cook.
Umberto’s Italian, Dunbar
Telephone - 01368 862 354
A friendly family business and seems busy every night. Serves great pizza and pasta dishes. The Salami and black olives pizza is a favourite.
The Central Bar, Dunbar
The best fish and chip shop in town.
The Linton Hotel, East Linton
Telephone - 01620 860 202
Recently refurbished. Award winning chef owner serving local seasonal dishes in Scottish/French style cooking.
North Berwick and Haddington
Bonar’s restaurant, Tyne House, Haddington
Telephone - 01620 826 882
A good menu featuring tasty pasta’s and risottos.
Eastern Eye Indian, Haddington
Telephone - 01620 823 020
The Old Clubhouse, Gullane
Telephone - 01620 842 008
Website - www.oldclubhouse.com
A popular place for locals and golf visitors with seating outside and a good pub menu to choose from.
Craigielaw Golf Club, Aberlady
Telephone - 01875 870 800
Website - www.craigielawgolfclub.com
The clubhouse is open to non golfing visitors and serves a food at lunch time. A good range of dishes and more contemporary than the usual golf club fare.
Craws Inn, Auchencraw, Berwickshire
Telephone - 01890 761 253
A lovely country pub serving good quality, seasonal Scottish food.
Cedar Café, near Grantshouse
The Cedar Café is situated off the A1 and very popular with truck drivers as well as locals. It serves good food at a fair price.
Telephone - 018907 50317
Italian Café/Fish bar
This is the local pub for a drink and chat with the locals.
There are a range of shops in Dunbar on the High Street – good local bakers - Smiths, delicatessens - The Food Hamper, fish shop, butchers, fruit and vegetables sold at the Crunchie Carrot. And a Co-op supermarket. There is a larger supermarket in Haddington - Tescos and a Morrison’s supermarket just north of Berwick upon Tweed.
Here are some recommendations from us on where to shop:
Knowes Farm near East Linton
Telephone - 01620 860 010
Excellent choice of local produce, organic where possible. Everything from organic chicken, preserves, home baking, eggs, potatoes, frozen fruit and herbs. Situated on the right hand side off the old A1 between Dunbar and East Linton as travelling towards East Linton.
Anderson’s The Butchers, East Linton
Good quality butcher for all cuts of meat. You can call and order.
Belhaven Smokehouse, Dunbar
Telephone - 01368 864 025
Lovely smoked trout.
Eyemouth Waddells fish monger
Telephone - 018907 50392
Website - www.fishcurer.co.uk
Clark Brothers, New Street, Musselburgh
Telephone - 0131 665 6181
Excellent fish mongers – call to order and then collect.
For more food suppliers that produce local food look at this website – www.foodanddrinkeastlothian.com
Haddington Farmers Market, Court Street, Haddington
Telephone - 01620 823 964
Website - www.haddingtonfarmersmarket.co.uk
9am to 1pm - last Saturday of the month.
Kelso Farmers Market, The Square, Kelso
Telephone – 01573 470 263
Website - www.scottishfarmersmarkets.co.uk
9.30am to 1.30pm - 4th Saturday of the month.