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“NOT "PUB GRUB"”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of The Four Marys

The Four Marys
Ranked #9 of 42 Restaurants in Linlithgow
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$21 - US$32
Cuisines: Bar, British, Pub, Scottish
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Restaurant details
Good for: Bar Scene, Cheap Eats, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
Dining options: Lunch, Drinks, Dinner, Brunch, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
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39 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
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“NOT "PUB GRUB"”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 May 2014 via mobile

Okay, much of the menu IS PUB grub fare - fish & chips; chicken tikka. But I had salmon hollandaise, and while it wasn't Michelin-star level, it was GOOD. I'd say two cuts+ above standard PUB fare. The presentation WAS excellent, and the vegetables were both fresh and properly prepared. Best of all was the staff. I interacted with 3 of them, and each was friendly, efficient and knowledgeable without being obsequious. Rare in any restaurant but virtually unknown in pubs; BEST wait-staff I've encountered in the UK in 10 years. Decor plays on local legend Mary Queen of Scots, but is appropriate given its setting (near the castle on the tourist route). Good place for a pleasant relaxed meal when you want something better but not expensive. Prices were surprisingly reasonable.

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14 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Great little restaurant”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 May 2014

Staff were very helpful, finding us a table on a busy night even though we hadn't booked. The food was lovely and very good value and there was a very extensive wine list.

Visited May 2014
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Linlithgow
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Terrible”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 May 2014

Went in for food place was a joke service was poor management not friendly and the food tastes bland and cheap won't be back again

  • Visited April 2014
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4 Thank Kevinando
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Scotland, United Kingdom
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110 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 107 helpful votes
“Enjoyable”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 April 2014

We met friends here as it was handy for them to get the train from Edinburgh and walk to this location.
We enjoyed some drinks, including some local brews on tap.
They kindly allowed us to order lunch at our table in the bar rather than relocating through to the dining area.
Food was excellent and service was good too.
A bar with character, we will definitely return.

Visited March 2014
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Thank Scottie_Bairn
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Larbert, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“food”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 April 2014

went on Friday 25 April 2014 me and the wife my wife had salmon when it come it was undercook cold in the middle, I had sirloin steak ask for it well done when it did come it was very undercooked we paid for drinks and walk out will not be back very poor

  • Visited April 2014
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4 Thank william p
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