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“Really disappointing”
Review of The Melville Inn

The Melville Inn
Ranked #4 of 7 Restaurants in Lasswade
Price range: US$10 - US$35
Cuisines: British
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Dining options: After-hours, Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Reservations
Description: The Melville Inn in Lasswade is a country pub & restaurant oozing rural charm and rustic character. Our picturesque surroundings provide the perfect backdrop for savouring the hearty, seasonal pub-food on our menu, and the carefully nurtured cask ales and fine wines gracing our bar.
Reviewed 28 November 2010

We have dined at the Melville Inn on numerous occasions and been delighted with the food and service. However, our visit on Saturday 27 Nov was quite disappointing. The service was appalling. You get the distinct impression that the kitchen staff can't cope with a busy restaurant. We had to chase our order after 45 minutes (the starter was their selection of breads and oils which didn't seem to be too taxing to prepare!!!) Two of our main courses had to be returned - the mushy peas were cold and the "seasoned" chips were limp and quite sorry looking. I said "seasoned" chips but failed to taste any sort of seasoning - apart from the salt that I added. We could hear customers in the vicinity of our table complaining also. On paying the bill you are normally asked "was everything OK" - not on this occasion - I think the staff had been instructed not to ask because management were quite aware of the poor service they were providing.. I hope that the poor service we received was a hiccup not to be repeated because we really enjoy visiting the Melville. We will give them "another go" and hope that improvements are made to the service. I'm would have loved to give the restaurant an excellent rating but, on this occasion, I'm giving it an overall "average" . However I will input another posting when I visit again and hopefully upgrade my ratings.

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Reviewed 4 November 2010

We have eaten several times at the Melville Inn, both at lunchtimes and in the evenings, and always had good meals here. Good pub food, menu changes regularly and there are always daily specials to ring the changes. The surroundings are nice too, especially the conservatory, and there is a nice log fire for when it gets a bit chilly. Ample free parking too, which is always a bonus!

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Reviewed 12 October 2010

This the place to have good pub food in better than the average pub surroundings. My only problem is that you have to fight your way to the bar area to place a food order. The big benefit is that this is one of very few restaurants in Edinburgh where car parking is not an issue.

Thank Brian Q
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Reviewed 24 October 2014
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Reviewed 5 September 2014
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