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The Balerno Inn is a family owned and operated business. Our stunningly refurbished property is smack bang in the middle of Balerno's historic high street. We offer all day dining and our chefs produce a whole spectrum of spectacularly fresh dishes from classic pub fare to sophisticated bistro style daily specials. Our menu is driven by quality, provenance and great value for the entire family.
PRICE RANGE
£4 - £28
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
CUISINES
Bar, British, Pub, Scottish
FEATURES
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Street Parking, Wine and Beer, Playgrounds, Dog Friendly, Family style, Gift Cards Available
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Good restaurant for a family, as there was something for everyone. The food was good and the staff really helpful and friendly.

Date of visit: April 2024
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Lovey restaurant within the Community. Very friendly staff, excellent food and lovely atmosphere. We had nibbles as starters: olives and pretzel with alioli, our mains were large fish and chips, and roast chicken supreme. We shared the apple pie for dessert. All the food was...delicious and well presented. Would highly recommended and absolutely would go again.More

Date of visit: April 2024
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Very nice fish and chips in a relaxed environment. Efficient customer service. It’s great they allow dogs in part of the restaurant too.

Date of visit: April 2024
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Another great family meal at the Balerno Inn. As usual food & service were fantastic & the kids loved the outdoor play area.

Date of visit: March 2024
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Beautiful pub/restaurant , came here for Easter dinner with the family . Food was so good I would highly recommend. I wish we’d had enough room to try out the desserts , definitely will next time.

Date of visit: March 2024
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We booked for 32 people for a birthday celebration and every single person thoroughly enjoyed their meal. The food was excellent, the service was spot on and the ambience was great. The place is lovely and modern with beautiful decor and the outside space was...excellent for the kids. Nothing was too much trouble for the staff and everyone left feeling very full and happy. We will all definitely return. Thank you!More

Date of visit: March 2024
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Celebrated 40 year anniversary and could not have asked for a nicer place to mark this occasion! Wonderful food, amazing service and such a lovely atmosphere🤩👌

Date of visit: March 2024
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Waiting staff are always very friendly. Kitchen were able to accommodate gluten free option. Dinner was excellent as usual.

Date of visit: March 2024
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Lovely Monday night meal with family, including children. The staff were very attentive. The food was very good and enjoyed by all. Would certainly recommend.

Date of visit: March 2024
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Popped in early to check if it was possible to have coffee later this morning. Owner was very friendly and exceptionally accommodating. Went back later with the family and had a lovely morning.

Date of visit: March 2024
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Early Mothers day treat with my son. I had Fisn & Chips, he had the Steak. Both were lovely! Great service, good menu selection and lovely cocktails!

Date of visit: March 2024
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Perfect place for a family meal. We all had a great time at the Balerno Inn, great atmosphere which my wife and I both enjoyed and it was very nice to see our young teenagers smiling and chatting to the staff- so often teens are...ignored when out for family food but the staff here all made efforts to engage with us all and we appreciated that hugely. Really tasty food, not cheap, more middle of the road but I'd sooner pay a bit more to have food that's both fresh and professionally cooked. Good drinks list, some great cocktails on list which we eyed as perfect for a future adults only visit! Nice draught pours, I especially enjoyed my pint of Harlaw IPA. Cracking playlist that took us back through the years. Keep doing what your doing Balerno Inn!More

Date of visit: March 2024
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Exceptional value lunch menu at £16.95 for two great courses. I couldn't fault the fish pie, big chunks of smokey fish, rich creamy sauce, whipped potato topping with mature cheddar crust. Service spot on, nice atmosphere, great playlist.

Date of visit: March 2024
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I went to the Balerno Inn with my fiancée’s best friend visiting from the US. The staff were lovely, welcoming and helpful. The food - my fiancées best friend’s food was very nice and well presented. I ordered the steak, it was awful, badly cooked...and so gristly half of it was inedible. Lastly the cost, their food is extortionately expensive, £28 for a steak with peppercorn sauce, the sauce was extra, and their burger was £19! We had eaten the night before in a very popular restaurant in Victoria Street, the food was infinitely better and cost less.More

Date of visit: August 2023
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We went for a late lunch on Mothers Day. Food was delicious. We all went for the Sunday roast which is highly recommended. Melt in the mouth roast beef. Amazing 👍🏼

Date of visit: March 2024
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The Balerno Inn Restaurant is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 5
  • Service: 5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 5