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“Keeps getting better”

The Waterside Bistro
Ranked #5 of 27 Restaurants in Haddington
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$7 - US$39
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Good for: Special Occasion Dining, Groups, View, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Local cuisine
Dining options: Lunch, After-hours, Breakfast, Dinner, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Reviewed 12 February 2012

Glad to be back after they closed for January holidays. The new menu looks like we will be back very soon as there where so many nice sounding things to choose from.

Four adults and a 2 year old only booked 30min before and they had a high chair with plastic knife and fork for the wee one all set at the table. It was busy but they had plenty of happy staff on to help. I had the bacon and black pudding salad to start which was light and fresh and very tasty. My mother in law had the goats cheese which she raved about but the star of the show was the Sunday roast beef! Wow it was of the highest order, nice pink meat and plenty of it, rich dark gravy bang full of flavour. Yorkshire pudding to die for, better than my Yorkshire gran used to make. The veg had real attention to detail which made the plate wow especially the still crunchy broccoli and green beans cooked with subtle garlic flavour.

The new puddings went down very well, my pregnant wife has a rather sweet tooth at the moment and loved the choc brownie with salted caramel and clotted creme. I was lucky enough to get a try and instantly became jealous.

They really have a very family friendly atmosphere here and it's well worth escaping the hubbub of the city for the short drive down. We had a lovely walk up the riverside afterwards to work off some of the pudding.

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Reviewed 31 January 2012

This was our second visit to the Waterside since it was re-launched. It had been a firm favourite until a chain took it over. After that it went downhill so we stayed away. Last visit was good although my wife’s food (roast beef) was not what you would describe as sensational it was very good. This time however, it was top notch. The organic country chicken which I had, although not "cheep", was delicious and boy, could you tell it was organic – great flavour. Wife had a sirloin which she pronounced was superb. Service was very efficient. Looks like the Waterside is back up where it should be. We’ll definitely be back.

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Reviewed 30 January 2012

If you live within 25 miles of the Waterside bistro, it has to be on your list of 'MUST' go to restaurants.
Not only is it the best location of any restaurant in East Lothian, I would go as far to extend that to the entire country! The food is excellent on what is, a seasonally sensitive menu. The owners Hugh and Vikki will make you feel very much at home. Hugh know a thing or two about wine ( he has a wine business on the first floor) and as a result the bistro has a superb list to suit all tastes and budgets.
Speaking as someone who has travelled widely and eaten all over the world, especially Scotland, this cosy, warm, welcoming restaurant should be top of your list!

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Reviewed 15 January 2012

Good choice menu and service. Was busy and welcoming. Food good. Room was slightly cold but that is a personal view.

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Reviewed 11 January 2012

We love the Waterside and on the 2nd of January felt like a last hurrah for Christmas indulgence. We took our two year old who has always been very welcomed and sat in the bar. We ordered two burgers which only just stole show next to the delicious chunky chips. We will be back

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