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Bistro at the Brunton

££ - £££Cafe, British,
Ladywell Way, Musselburgh EH21 6AA, Scotland
+44 131 653 5250
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  • Excellent47%
  • Very good31%
  • Average11%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible5%
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“cake” (3 reviews)
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Cafe, British, Scottish, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
££ - £££
Ladywell Way, Musselburgh EH21 6AA, Scotland
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Reviewed today

My husband and I visited this establishment very recently for our evening meal. The staff were very attentive and friendly and the restaurant was buzzing with a great ambience. I had breaded fish goujons and my partner had wild mushroom and vegetable stroganoff and we...More

Thank elaine o
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Menu basic and not well cooked. The home baking was over priced and poor quality and our milk in our coffee had been boiled, not just steamed so burnt mouths and bad cake were the order of the day. It’s needing a full refurb to...More

Thank ASHLEYBEdinburgh
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My partner & I were seeing Leo Sayer at the Brunton ladt night & decided to eat at the Bistro. The menu had a few good choices & we both enjoyed what we ordered. Service very good & friendly but I thought the prices were...More

Thank Rhoda Y
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Having had breakfast here before I decided on another visit for my birthday treat, none of this standing in line, food brought to table. Full breakfast superb and piping hot. It may be slightly more expensive than others but worth every penny. I'll be back.More

Thank alanrosswallyford
Bistrothebrunton, Manager at Bistro at the Brunton, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hey hope your birthday continued to be as good as your review, many thanks for taking the time to post your feedback. I shall share with our kitchen and front of house team. We look forward to welcoming you in the future, hopefully before your...More

Reviewed 7 June 2018 via mobile

Get 1 hour for lunch. Arrived at 12.05. Order taken fairly quickly. Explained short of time. Told no problem. Food arrived at 12.40. It was only fish and chips and a panini! The food was okay although I practically had to inhale it. Asked for...More

Thank Margaret D
Bistrothebrunton, Manager at Bistro at the Brunton, responded to this reviewResponded 11 June 2018

Hello Margaret Thanks for taking the time to provide feedback. I’m not sure when you visited us for lunch, however if it was recently, then I know what has/may have happened, and can explain, hoping you will have an understanding and appreciate the situation more....More

Reviewed 22 January 2018

Lovely setting inside theatre,busy restaurant so book ahead for meal or there special afternoon tea. Nice to see plenty of staff on for a busy lunch .Soup selection very nice ,homemade and fresh ,small menu but plenty of choice

Thank PrestonpansEast
Bistrothebrunton, Manager at Bistro at the Brunton, responded to this reviewResponded 23 January 2018

Many thanks for taking the time to post your feedback. It's great to hear you you enjoyed your visit, look forward to seeing you again. Kind Regards Zandra Borthwick

Reviewed 11 November 2017

Visited The Bistro with a group of friends for a pre-theatre dinner. Received a warm welcome and orders were taken and drinks served. The food was all fresh and hot. The breaded fish and chips was delicious as was the huge plate of chicken nachos....More

Thank travellingsusie10
Bistrothebrunton, Manager at Bistro at the Brunton, responded to this reviewResponded 23 January 2018

Hello, firstly my apologies for the late reply (we had a wee blip and delay with receiving reviews from TripAdvisor late last year). However, I am delighted to hear your group of friends had such a great start to the evening, with a delicious meal...More

Reviewed 12 October 2017

We are regular visitors to The Brunton Bistro and can only report as we find and that is Excellent. The selection of lunchtime food is first class, the soups are certainly the star of the show, full of flavour and wholesome. They have freshly made...More

1  Thank Alistair P
Bistrothebrunton, Owner at Bistro at the Brunton, responded to this reviewResponded 19 October 2017

Hello, many thanks for taking the time to post a review and one that makes the Bistro staff so proud. I will copy and share with both our kitchen team and the staff at front of house. Yes, we have a regular following of local...More

Reviewed 29 August 2017

Staff are professional and nothing is too much trouble. Great selection of home made cakes and scones. Lunch was fresh breaded fish which was delicious, and a great cup of tea. Good choice from the menu and all local fresh produce is used. Staff are...More

Thank elaine o
Bistrothebrunton, Supervisor at Bistro at the Brunton, responded to this reviewResponded 6 September 2017

Dear heathergarden5, Thank you for your kind review. I do hope we get to welcome you back soon. Kind Regards, Danielle

Reviewed 4 August 2017

On this 28th May 2017 I reviewed this restaurant after having had a very poor experience. The sign of any good organisation, that cares about its customers, is how it reacts when things go wrong. We were invited by the supervisor of the Bistro to...More

Thank John W
Bistrothebrunton, Supervisor at Bistro at the Brunton, responded to this reviewResponded 9 August 2017

Dear John487, I am so pleased you accepted our invitation to come back and visit us. I would to thank you so much for your review and we look forward to welcoming you back soon. Kind Regards, Danielle

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$7 - US$21
Lunch, Brunch, Breakfast, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
09:00 - 19:30
09:00 - 19:30
09:00 - 19:30
09:00 - 19:30
09:00 - 19:30
09:00 - 19:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Ladywell Way, Musselburgh EH21 6AA, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  East Lothian  >  Musselburgh
  • Phone Number: +44 131 653 5250
  • E-mail
The spacious and stylish Bistro restaurant is open throughout the day, Monday to Saturday where our friendly and attentive staff promises to make every occasion special! It's an ideal opportunity to catch up with friends over a fair-trade coffee and tempting home bakes; linger over daily papers, meet for brunch or drop in to top up the batteries when out shopping. Uncork a romantic tête-à-tête with our carefully selected wines and bottled beers
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