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Review of The Cuddie Brae

The Cuddie Brae
Ranked #6 of 61 Restaurants in Musselburgh
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Dining options: Breakfast, After-hours, Reservations
Description: At the Cuddie Brae we pride ourselves upon great value and quality food in providing full table service and also the casual bar dining experience. We always aim to provide just what you are looking for.
Reviewed 11 June 2012 via mobile

I have been here a few times and the food and deals here are quite good!! Its not that much more expensive than wetherspoons and the food is a million miles better! I feel the service can be a bit slow but they are very friendly and happy to offer recommendations. The Eton Mess IS SIMPLY GORGEOUS :-) :-) When I visited before the fire alarm went off and after a minute or two went out by itsepf but no apology or explanation was offered to the diners as we all sat there awaiting ti be told to stay or leave

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Reviewed 14 May 2012

Have been here twice now once with just my partner for a Sunday Roast and again yesterday with the children where we all had something other than the roast. I had fish and chips, the kids had chicken Tikka Masala and my partner had the gammon steak. The portions here are fantastic and the delivery of the food in our experience extremely efficient but I would not say that is reflected in the quality of the food. If you order certain foods then you can expect them to probably be deep fried (I wasn't expecting my fish & chips to be grilled for example) but from our experience the Sunday roasts are fantastic, the kids wolfed down their curries (which did smell particularly nice) and my partner stated her gammon steak was lovely (it looked it).

The staff were great and efficient, the pub itself is spacious with a large number of tables so it doesn't feel claustrophobic and there are various offers for midweek evening meals if you can visit then (ie free bottle of wine with two fish dishes on a Wednesday).

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1  Thank PaulR73
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Reviewed 12 May 2012

I wanted to review 'Cuddie Brae' in Newcraighall, but a search on it brought this (Premier Inn) up on tripadvisor with food reviews, so feel this is an appropriate place to add mine.

Not my first visit there being local, but my first venture back in a while as the food was mediocre at best on previous
visits. My reason was to have a bite to eat early afternoon, while waiting on my other half letting me know which train
station (Mussie or N'hall) to collect him from. I considered leaving earlier and heading to Gullane where I knew I'd get
a decentlunch but being so close to my 2 stations I decided to give the Cuddie Brae, next to the Premier Inn at Newcraighall
another visit.

Wish I hadn't.

The ant I had to knock off my table was the first bad omen. Then I noticed the crumbs that previous diners had left behind.
I ordered the cheese and bacon burger. It came on the wooden board as promised (why???) with a small dish of fat fries and
a dish of coleslaw. That was the second bad omen. It was all the same colour (the coleslaw I mean). When the very
attentive waitress returned before I'd had a mouthful to do the obligatory checks on how much I was enjoying my meal,
I said I wouldn't be touching the coleslaw as it looked awful. I was told that it was home made. No doubt that was
to appease me, but it explained why it looked so awful. Had it been home-made with veggies freshly delivered I expect
it would have resembled all the (bought and home-made) coleslaw I've eaten in 4 decades. This clearly was made from
veggies well, well past their sell/use/serve by date.

The burger was decent enough but lacked seasoning/a chef with a good palate. The chips were poor and you've heard about
the coleslaw. It was served with a spicy tomato relish, presumably to add taste to the burger. It was fine and I've no
complaints about it. I would add though that I had eaten half of the burger (ably done by the steak knife which accompanied
the basic knife and fork) before I realised it had been advertised as a cheese and bacon burger. I found some bacon hiding
on the second half but the cheese is still AWOL.

Go here if you want to be fed, but don't expect a culinery experience of even a basic level.

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Reviewed 17 April 2012

we were staying in the Premier inn next door and had an evening meal here with our children.

The service was friendly and the staff were very efficient, there were also good choices on the menu. It was the quality of the food that let the place down. Most of the food seemed to be deep fried or microwaved and unfortunately the chips were not homemade, which was disappointing. We had a sharing starter that arrived so quickly that it must have been sitting on the hotplate waiting, it was not made freshly.
Our son ordered the chicken strips (a sliced breast of chicken came instead) which was coated in a very spicy bread-crumb mixture which was much to hot for a 3 year old's palate.
The good points of this restaurant are the speed and efficiency of the staff. The downside was that the food was Wetherspoons quality, with gastro-pub prices.

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Reviewed 6 January 2018
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