Midlothian Restaurants, South East Scottish Reviews, Eating Out, Recommendations, Dining

Midlothian Restaurants, Eating Out

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post updated 26 December 2021

Midlothian Restaurant – Information

Midlothian Restaurants + Inns + Cafes + Bars

This Midlothian restaurant guide lists a wide range of restaurants & cafes but within 2005 will focus on architect-designed, quality establishments. Details of Midlothian Restaurants are checked intermittently, please advise of any revisions noticed. Most restaurants are reviewed for surroundings, food & service.

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Featured Midlothian restaurant:
The Howgate Restaurant
Wester Howgate, south of Penicuik +44 (0)1968 670000
Old Inn with good reputation, and a real fire in Winter. We visited three times over around a decade and felt the food and service was of a decent standard.

These Midlothian restaurants are listed alphabetically

Midlothian Restaurants

114-116 John St, Penicuik

The Quay, 113 New St, Musselburgh +44 (0)131 665 1066

Chubara, Indian Restaurant at The Quay, Musselburgh
I’d heard a new Indian restaurant had opened by the harbour in Musselburgh so we decided to forego the known pleasures of Haddington’s excellent Bangladeshi restaurant and check out Musselburgh’s finest. Located at the top floor of The Quayside entertainment venue the views across the sea are lovely. There’s also the chance of pre- and post-dinner drinks in the cosy bar downstairs.

We went as a family and had booked for an early slot soon after opening but felt nevertheless that service was slow at the start whilst the staff rearranged the tables, might have been best to do that prior to opening. You could really see the owner was trying hard here with an interesting menu and good quality crockery, condiments, etc. The menu is pricey though, around £11 to £15 per main course.

We tried something new and a classic – a Lamb Rogan Josh and a Lamb Ramaladh. The former didn’t taste like any we’d had before, very different to Kushi’s or the Eastern Eye’s or indeed any we’ve had in Manchester, London, etc. It was orange and creamy, more like a Tikka Masala. The lamb was too dry. The Ramaladh was stodgy, dominated by spinach and slightly perfumed, again the lamb was chewy and over-dry. After a few bites this became samey and lacking in depth. The children’s Dhani was fairly straightforward, bit like a Korma.

We felt the manager put too much pressure on us to have starters, extras, dessert and tea, he needs to chill out a bit and gently suggest options, but at the prices he’s charging he might not get too many takers!
Nothing ventured nothing gained, but I don’t think we’ll be back, we always have such a great time at Haddington’s Eastern Eye so although the view is great at Chubara we’ll leave it to others to dig deep for this dining experience by the sea.
16 Nov 2007

County Hotel & Restaurant
152 High St, Dalkeith +44 (0)131 663 3495

Cross Keys Hotel
182 High St, Dalkeith +44 (0)131 663 3157

The Flotterstone Inn
Biggar Rd, Milton Bridge, Penicuik

The Harrow Hotel
2-4 Eskbank Rd, Dalkeith +44 (0)131 663 3274

Inveravon House Hotel
9 Inveravon Rd, Loanhead +44 (0)131 440 0124

La Lampara
4 Newtonloan Toll, Gorebridge

Laird & Dog Hotel
5 High St, Lasswade +44 (0)131 663 9219

Lanna Thai Restaurant
32 Bridge St, Musselburgh +44 (0)131 653 2788

Lugton Inn
16-18 Bridgend, Dalkeith +44 (0)131 663 2115

Melville Castle
Melville Gate, Gilmerton Rd, Lasswade +44 (0)131 654 0088

Musselburgh Arms Hotel
49 High St, Musselburgh +44 (0)131 665 6561

Norton House Hotel
Ingliston, Newbridge +44 (0)131 333 1275

Old Original Roslin Inn
4 Main St, Roslin +44 (0)131 440 2514

Original Roslin Hotel
4 Main St, Roslin +44 (0)131 440 2384

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The Quality Hotel
Ingliston Rd Ingliston, Newbridge +44 (0)131 333 4331

Ravelston House Hotel
182 North High St, Musselburgh +44 (0)131 665 2478

Roslin Glen Hotel
2 Penicuik Rd, Roslin +44 (0)131 440 2029

The Sun Inn
Lothianbridge, Dalkeith +44 (0)131 663 2456

Woodside Hotel
30 Linkfield Rd, Musselburgh +44 (0)131 665 0404

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