Where to Eat in Gullane: The Best Restaurants and Bars

August 6, 2017 Tonie Szymanski

Gullane (possibly from Scottish Gaelic Gualainn, meaning 'ridge') is a town on the southern shore of the Firth of Forth in East Lothian on the east coast of Scotland. There has been a church in the village since the ninth century. The ruins of the Old Church of St. Andrew built in the twelfth century can still be seen at the western entrance to the village; the church was abandoned after a series of sandstorms made it unusable, and Dirleton Parish Church took its place.
Things to do in Gullane

1. Ducks Restaurant

Main Street, Aberlady EH32 0RE, Scotland Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi British, Scottish, European, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly Dinner HK$228 - HK$510 +44 1875 870682
Excellent
63%
Good
21%
Satisfactory
8%
Poor
5%
Terrible
3%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 238 reviews

Ducks Restaurant

Ducks Restaurant is an intimate two AA Rosette fine dining restaurant with a long history originating in Edinburgh’s New Town, with just ten tables it is one of the best in East Lothian. It has an A la Care Menu and two tasting menus one of which is vegetarian. Ducks restaurant is open WEDNSAY to SUNDAY, November to end February. March to October it is open Wednesday to Saturday

Reviewed By Fivestarsalltheway - Gloucestershire, United Kingdom

Had dinner on Friday night. Good service. Tasty food. Small portions. Quite expensive for what we ate. You really would need 3 courses to make you feel full. Didn't like eating my supper with 3 TVs from every angle but then sports fans would probably love it.

2. Golf Inn & Restaurant

Main Street, Gullane EH31 2AB, Scotland Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi Bar, British, Pub, Scottish, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night HK$102 - HK$330 +44 1620 843259
Excellent
63%
Good
26%
Satisfactory
7%
Poor
3%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 259 reviews

Golf Inn & Restaurant

Reviewed By Richard W - Edinburgh, United Kingdom

We visited here for lunch recently. The Inn has a cosy bar with real fire, and a restaurant. We ate in the bar as there were quite a few people dining and the atmosphere was nice and buzzy. The menu contains a good selection of dishes, and everything we chose was nicely cooked and tasted delicious. The staff were very friendly and did not rush the service. Worth a visit.

3. La Potiniere

La Potiniere Main Street, Gullane EH31 2AA, Scotland Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol European, British, Scottish, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner HK$769 - HK$769 +44 1620 843214
Excellent
82%
Good
12%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 195 reviews

La Potiniere

Reviewed By dicko1410 - Newport Pagnell, United Kingdom

Went as a party of 16, so the atmosphere was always going to be good. The menu was extensive, the food and service was excellent and I would heartily recommend it.
By contrast, we went to the Greywalls restaurant the following evening and the general consensus was that La Potiniere won hands down!!

4. The Grange Restaurant and Steakhouse

35 High Street, North Berwick EH39 4HH, Scotland Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar Steakhouse, British, Scottish Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night +44 1620 893344
Excellent
54%
Good
29%
Satisfactory
10%
Poor
2%
Terrible
5%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 346 reviews

The Grange Restaurant and Steakhouse

Reviewed By rockchickUk - UK

Saturday night dinner was really nice. Starters were good and the Burgers were brilliant. Huge varied and delicious. Nice welcome pleasant surroundings helpful friendly staff and not too expensive.

5. Deveau's Brasserie

The Open Arms Hotel | Main Street, Dirleton, North Berwick EH39 5EG, Scotland Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Private Dining, Wheelchair Accessible British, Scottish, French, European, Gluten Free Options Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner +44 1620 850241
Excellent
71%
Good
21%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
1%
Terrible
3%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 66 reviews

Deveau's Brasserie

Reviewed By Matthew B - Blaydon on Tyne

The menu is varied,so you can try different combinations.The only problem is,if you like the first thing you try you may stick to it.Liked the meals very much,something to suit most appetites.The full Scottish breakfast sets you up for the day and probably tomorrow too.Fantastic foot,go for it.MJB

6. The Library at The Open Arms Hotel

The Open Arms Hotel | Main Street, Dirleton, North Berwick EH39 5EG, Scotland Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Private Dining, Validated Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol British, Scottish, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly Dinner, Lunch +44 1620 850241
Excellent
73%
Good
20%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 73 reviews

The Library at The Open Arms Hotel

Reviewed By SeaEagle10 - Northumberland

We stopped here for a Sunday evening meal and found it to be comfortable and relaxing. We ate in the front restaurant, overlooking the village green. The staff were very pleasant and attentive throughout. When we explained my wife's allergies a wheat and dairy free menu was provided with a good choice of meals. The food was well presented and delicious, with good wines to compliment the food.

7. Ducks Inn - The Bar

38 High Street, Aberlady EH32 0RE, Scotland Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards Bar, Scottish, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner HK$141 - HK$385 +44 1875 870682
Excellent
58%
Good
23%
Satisfactory
7%
Poor
8%
Terrible
4%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 169 reviews

Ducks Inn - The Bar

In addition to 23 comfy bedrooms The Bar at Ducks Inn is a superb, relaxed eating place. All the food is sourced locally and produced on the premises by Chef Mozdzen and his team. The menu changes with the seasons. Just 40 minutes down the coast from Edinburgh and its airport, Ducks Inn nestles in the sleepy village of Aberlady . Ducks Inn has one of Scotland's top whisky bars housing around one hundred malt whiskies including a collection from the Scotch Malt Whisky Society of which Ducks Inn is a Home from Home partner bar. The wine list is one of the finest in Scotland and complements the outstanding menu in Ducks Restaurant. The Bar is very traditional, filled with golfing memorabilia and bar putting games. Real Ales are also a feature and Doombar is a regular with two guest beers rotating regularly. The Bar at Ducks Inn also features a large humidor filled with Cubans. You will always find a fond welcome when you Duck Inn to The Bar at Ducks Inn!

Reviewed By The-Old-Scribe - Derby, United Kingdom

Full of joyous visitors enjoying beer, wine, whisky & food. Dogs are welcome & get offered a bowl of water too. The food is excellent, cooked from fresh well chosen ingredients.Thanks very much for taking the time to write, I'm very glad you enjoyed your visit, dos always welcome. Malcolm

8. Falko Konditormeister

1 Stanley Road, Gullane EH31 2AD, Scotland Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available German, Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch +44 1620 843168
Excellent
53%
Good
29%
Satisfactory
9%
Poor
6%
Terrible
3%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 245 reviews

Falko Konditormeister

Reviewed By Jonathan B - Banchory, United Kingdom

Based on TripAdvisor reviews, we popped in for a coffee...but quickly wished we needed more. The cakes, sandwiches and ice creams look tremendous.
I don't know Germany too well, with 6 or 7 business trips to the Hannover / Celle area under my belt; this just reminded me of the foods on offer at the Saturday market - very authentic and appealing.
Along with a tea and coffee, we shared a warm apple strudel and enjoyed it very much.
Maybe we'll try to find time for a lunchtime visit next...

9. The Castle Inn Bar & Bistro

Manse Road, Dirleton, North Berwick EH39 5EP, Scotland Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Outdoor Seating, Full Bar Bar, British, Pub, Scottish Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night +44 1620 850221
Excellent
40%
Good
37%
Satisfactory
14%
Poor
7%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 213 reviews

The Castle Inn Bar & Bistro

Reviewed By flyingrocket - East Lothian, Scotland

Had a beautiful meal here with my friend. We both had the scampi and chips and I have to say the batter was done to perfection. The salad was really nice and the dressing very tasty. You got enough food and we felt it was value for price.
The staff are fantastic, very friendly and welcoming. It is accessible for someone with crutches or a walker, a wheelchair at a push( no pun intended lol) it's not a huge place and it always seems to be busy. If possible maybe booking is the way to go to save disappointment.
We thank you for a great meal, with fab service and friendly happy staff.
See you all again very soon, keep up the good work!!

10. Chez Roux Restaurant

Duncur Road | Muirfield, Gullane EH31 2EG, Scotland Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar French, European, British, Scottish, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch HK$220 - HK$494 +44 1620 842144
Excellent
71%
Good
18%
Satisfactory
8%
Poor
2%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 152 reviews

Chez Roux Restaurant

Reviewed By JohnSnel - Esher, United Kingdom

Once again on our regular trip to Edinburgh we enjoyed a splendid lunch at Chez Roux at Greywalls
The fixed price lunch and menu seems to inexorably rise every year now reaching a similar price for the dinner in the evening which at one time in The U.K. was not the case. One cannot better the beautiful building and decor of the restaurant and the garden is 2nd to none. We did feel this year that the usually excellent service was a tad down and nowhere near reaching the high standard which the sister Roux restaurant at the Cromlix hotel seems to have achieved. Overall however this is an experience to be enjoyed and relished.

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