Lothian Bridge, DALKEITH, EH22 4TR
'Eat, drink, relax' exhorts the motto of this gastro-pub, and it's easy to comply, the last helped along by friendly, obliging staff and the conversion in 2008 of the old building that combines fabulous boutique bedrooms, and a good dose of rustic-chic style with the original oak beams, exposed stone and panelling. Expect welcoming log fires in winter, a bright patio in summer, and whatever the season, Scotland's larder forms the backbone of the kitchen's output. An eclectic menu, supported by blackboards name-checking local suppliers, delivers pub classics as well as inventive but not over-blown contemporary dishes. Pig's cheek with celeriac and cider pur?e with a baby toffee apple, for example, while mains could bring Scotch game pie with confit and rolled rabbit, pan-seared pigeon breast, prune pur?e, sprouts and bacon and horseradish mash. There's beer from the independent Stewart's of Edinburgh and a well-chosen wine list to complete the picture.
Tel: 0131 663 2456
& 663 1534
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Dates closed: 26 Dec, 1 Jan
Sunday lunch available.
Cooking type: Modern, Traditional
Chef: Ian Minto, Barry Drummond
Number of seats: 90
Accessible for wheelchairs.
A La Carte Dinner Main Course from: £11.00
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