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Balbairdie Restaurant

Certificate of Excellence
££ - £££
Bar, British, Scottish, Grill, Pub
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3 Bloomfield Place | Bathgate, Bathgate EH48 1PB, Scotland
+44 7961 750315
12:00 - 20:45
Closed now
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Sun 13:00 - 17:45
Tue - Thu 12:00 - 14:45
17:00 - 20:45
Fri - Sat 12:00 - 20:45
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14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 August 2016 via mobile

I would say this is a good place to eat. I do feel the portions could be bigger though. There is a great choice of food plus a great bar. This is a great place for a get together for food or a nite out starter especially for football.

Thank Mariebaby
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25 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 March 2016

Always had something different here ,good fresh cooked food .The chef Colin has always advised me on certain dishes,very helpful specially when I could not make my mind up,was never disappointed ,was also very helpful to my girls would make them smaller portions when needed or extra when required ,also does lovely hand cut proper chips which everyone does deserve... More 

Thank Ainslie H
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38 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 March 2016 via mobile

The best burgers ever that I've had! The waitress is lovely. The chef Colin knows what he's doing! Really love that place!

Thank Dagmara C
Sheffield, United Kingdom
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85 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 December 2015

We were looking for somewhere to eat and found this place through TripAdvisor. It is part of a 1 star hotel and a very local pub. The menu is mostly standard UK food (with a few of our now regular imports like fajitas!). It is fairly Spartan décor but the two folk running it are very friendly and great hosts.... More 

1 Thank Peterch405
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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45 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 December 2015

The decor in the restaurant is not that great but the food certainly outshines the decor. The service was very good and everything seems to be cooked freshly as you wait. The fish was excellent and great value and the presentation is first class. The staff were friendly and attentive and seemed to be interested in the customer.

1 Thank glenboy2014
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60 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 December 2015

Next to an extensive public car park with very few spaces, the Balbairdie Inn looks rather like a village pub relocated to the middle of an industrial site in Bathgate. The décor and furnishings are tired and depressed and in dire need of refurbishment but the welcome at the bar was very warm and we were served with drinks and... More 

Thank cageybee
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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74 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 November 2015

But nearby parking is difficult; the venue is dark and "basic" and the food took a *long* time to arrive. To be fair to the delightfully "sparky" waitress she warned us of all the likely delays in advance so can't fault her in any way. My fish and chips took quite a while to arrive but it was beautifully cooked... More 

1 Thank RelaxedRetiredOldMan
Armadale, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 November 2015

Had lunch with family. Disappointed in the atmosphere in restaurant because of closeness to the public bar which was noisy.

Thank William W
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 November 2015

Went with my wife, her sister and our 2 young kids. We were a bit dubious when we first entered as it was quiet, looked a bit sparse (only half the tables made up and didn't feel like a restaurant) and in need of some decor love and care. However the girl that greeted us was very cheery and after... More 

Thank Jamie M
Dunfermline, United Kingdom
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86 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 November 2015 via mobile

We were in Bathgate and found this little place online a bit dark when you go into the pub but the restaurant was bright and clean, service was good and quick and the food was delicious freshly made and very tasty, we all had burgers and tasted lovely cannot fault the place or food

Thank Julie M

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$4 - US$32
Bar, British, Scottish, Grill, Pub
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Reservations
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
13:00 - 17:45
12:00 - 14:45
17:00 - 20:45
12:00 - 14:45
17:00 - 20:45
12:00 - 14:45
17:00 - 20:45
12:00 - 20:45
12:00 - 20:45
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3 Bloomfield Place | Bathgate, Bathgate EH48 1PB, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  West Lothian  >  Bathgate
  • Phone Number: +44 7961 750315
The Balbairdie prides itself on being a friendly, family run restaurant that focuses on deliverying quality food at reasonable prices.
Our menu is comprised of home made family favourites along with our chef's specials which change regularly.
Our options for children are from the house menu, just made in smaller portions, this could also be an option for the elderly if requested. Our steak pie and home made chicken goujons are always a winner with kids.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?