Food and Drink Recommendations in East Lothian

Our Food and Drink Recommendations

Discover East Lothian whilst staying at Carfrae Farm by treating you, your family and friends to some of our favourite hidden gems of cafes, restaurants and coffee spots East Lothian has to offer. We have put together our favourite spots for you to discover.

Waterside Bistro 
When to go: Lunch, Dinner
Travel time: 15 minutes
Location: Haddington
Website: www.thewatersidebistro.co.uk
Friendly, family owned restaurant with a menu to suit all tastes. A seasonal menu where you will find local produce and classic, tasty dishes. Visit the Waterside and dine alongside the River Tyne with views of the historic St.Marys Church. A great spot for a romantic meal or family celebration. Leave your car at the cottage and book the Bistro’s courtesy bus.

Drift Cliff Edge Cafe 
When to go: Breakfast, Lunch
Travel time: 25-30 minutes
Location: North Berwick
Website: www.driftalong.co.uk
Infinity views of the Bass Rock from the modern cafe located in an up-cycled shipping container. Drift are members of Scottish Agritourism and offer a delicious seasonal menu with 90-95% of produce coming from Scotland. Dine inside and admire the spectacular view or take a walk along the sandy beach and visit the Takeaway Trailer for a quick bite to eat – sweet or savoury, you choose!

Lewis & Clarke  
When to go: Coffee and Cake
Travel time: 10 minutes
Location: Gifford
Website: www.lcartisan.co.uk
Lewis & Clarke is perfect for a well-earned treat after a long walk in the Lammermuir Hills. Chef Lewis’s experience in pastry is something of a legend in the area, you will be greeted with a large selection of cakes and delights leaving you spoilt for choice. Relax and enjoy your sweet treat in the cafe or choose to takeaway with a coffee.

The Loft Cafe

When to go: Breakfast, Lunch, Coffee
Travel time: 15 minutes
Location: Haddington
Website: www.loftcafebakery.co.uk
Tucked away in the Town Centre with guaranteed homemade goodies. The menu offers a variety of options to suit your needs from a quick takeaway coffee and cake to a relaxing lunch with friends. Pick up bread and treats to enjoy during your stay in the cottage. Be sure to try their sausage rolls if you pop in, veggie or meat, you won’t be disappointed!

Bonnie Badger 
When to go: Lunch, Dinner
Travel time: 30 minutes
Location: Gullane
Website: www.bonniebadger.com
Wine and dine  at the Bonnie Badger in the coastal golf village of Gullane. A local ingredient menu with a variety of choices on offer, choose to dine in either The Stables Restaurant, Bar, Garden area during the summer months or relax and enjoy Afternoon Tea delights.

The Crown & Kitchen 
When to go: Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Travel time: 15-20 minutes
Location: East Linton
Website: www.crownandkitchen.com
Relax and soak up the atmosphere in the cosy Crown & Kitchen with family or friends. Daily specials and classic Scottish pub dishes are on offer to suit all dietary requirements. Enjoy a Sunday roast or check out their midweek deals which are guaranteed to satisfy the family!

La Potiniere
When to go: Lunch, Dinner
Travel time: 30 minutes
Location: Gullane
Website: www.lapotiniere.co.uk
Fine dining restaurant owned by award wining chefs who choose the best ingredients available alongside home grown produce from La Potiniere’s garden. Experience fine wines with a seasonal menu which is prepared in house for a memorable culinary experience. A small, warm restaurant which requires advance booking to avoid disappointment.

Osteria 
When to go: Lunch, Dinner
Travel time: 30 minutes
Location: North Berwick
Website: www.osteria-no1.co.uk
A family grown restaurant producing Italian style dishes with local Scottish produce alongside a reputable fine dining experience from the front of house team. Award winning restaurant including ‘Best Italian Restaurant in Scotland’. Osteria is often recommended in East Lothian for their delicious Scottish seafood dishes on offer.

Lobster Shack 
When to go: Lunch
Travel time: 30 minutes
Location: North Berwick
Website: www.lobstershack.co.uk
Enjoy the finest seafood cooked in perfection at North Berwick Harbour. Ethicially caught seafood and biodegradable cutlery, sustainability is highly important at the Lobster Shack. Choose from Lobster, Calamari or tuck into a classic fish and chips whilst watching the busy harbour unfold. The Lobster Shack has covered seating for the rainier days or enjoy grab a bench and soak up the fresh air.

The Garvald Inn 
When to go: Lunch, Dinner
Travel time: 2 minute drive or 45 minute walk
Location: Garvald
Website: www.garvaldinn.co.uk
The local pub and restaurant is just 1 mile from Carfrae Farm and offers excellent home cooked pub meals. Take a stroll down to the village and enjoy lunch or dinner with the family before the kids run off some steam in the play park next door. Order a takeaway meal and enjoy it in your cottage at Carfrae Farm. Please note orders must be placed by 2pm.
 
 
We highly recommend booking to ensure you can enjoy the fantastic food and drink East Lothian has on offer. Keep your eyes peeled for our next edition with further hidden gems for sit-in or takeaway treats. Don’t forget to let us know where you decide to visit and your favourite foodie spot in East Lothian!

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