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The Filling Station

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A198, Longniddry EH32 0LR, Scotland
01875 853525
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Description: This may not look too encouraging; opposite a station just near a...
This may not look too encouraging; opposite a station just near a roundabout and roadworks on the main road. But the queues out the door are a good clue. Go inside and you find a very attractive owner and 5 or six very attractive girls all working their socks off in what may very well be the world's best sandwich store. Actually , if you are on the way to one of the 10 golf courses between here and Gullane this is the perfect place to stop for your (very substantial) snacks. How does a place earn the title of 'World's Best"? Well , for a start there are about 30 mixes you can choose from. I went with Curried Chicken and Mango and added assorted salad (including fresh beetroot!) on cracked wheat bread for a perfect picnic sandwich. Our picnic was on one of the 4 or 5 great windswept beaches nearby. The Filling Station do lots of fairly solid home baking as well. They leave free samples on the counter to tempt you. I had an Apple Cinamon 'Rock' cake as well. All in all, well worthy of the detour. Suggestions? Would have loved a Scotch Egg or a fresh Sausage Roll as well!
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Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Value for money , delicious and nice service with a helping smile and food prepared to my exact spec! This little place is a must! Thank you for a lovely lunch yesterday.

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 8, 2015
ThomasCowan
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English first
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28 reviews 28 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

Tasty tasty food! Baguettes are lovely, paninis are delicious! The staff really need to lighten up though, every time I go, they never smile, never engage in any chat, they are all like robots! I understand it's a busy shop but a smile and a hello goes a long way!

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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015 via mobile

Value for money , delicious and nice service with a helping smile and food prepared to my exact spec! This little place is a must! Thank you for a lovely lunch yesterday.

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East Lothian, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015 via mobile

I used to love coming to this place for lunch, but on my last 3 visits the staff are very rude. On one instance the shop only had a couple of customers inside when I came in and plenty of staff. They all seemed to ignore me even when new customers came in they got served before. Eventually when one... More 

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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015

First of all I just want to say I absolutely love this place but I've literally just been and for some reason was given 3 quarters of a baguette. I was starving as well so I'm not mad, I'm just disappointed... 😢 For the most part this place is great but today I was quite upset! Keep the usually great... More 

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scotland
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18 reviews 18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015

My golfing buddies and i never miss going in for a lovely choice of homebaking on our way to play golf down the coast.. Any one of the delicious scones is my favourite coupled with a good selection of hot drinks. The staff are all very chatty and you get the feeling that this is a well run local family... More 

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Abbots Langley, United Kingdom
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17 reviews 17 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

We were a group of 8, which the restaurant found very difficult to accommodate comfortably (most of the seating is in booth style). The service was very friendly. However the drinks were very slow to arrive. We had 1 child with us and her meal came about 10 mins after everyone elses - it had obviously been forgotten and then... More 

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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

Friendly staff, big selection, good quality, fair prices. It is the ideal hunger stop take away. After this first visit, I will be back much more.

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

Worked in the area in 2009/10, and when I am in the area, I make sure I go to the filling station. Food is always great, never have I had a problem. The baguettes leave you feeling stuffed for hours!

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Coylton, Scotland, United Kingdom
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37 reviews 37 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

Staying at Seton Sands Caravan park I looked to trip advisor to recommend a local eating place, the closest was this tiny take away sandwich shop.... and a well deserved recommendation. We went four days of our trip for our picnic supplies, the choice of sandwiches, fillings, cakes, scones etc were endless. If we lived closer we'd be here all... More 

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Musselburgh, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

Great baguettes, sandwiches, rolls, cakes and beveridges. The prices are very good and the fillings generous. Staff are friendly and very efficient. Great place to stop off on the way to the beach to pick up a quick fews things for a delicious picnic.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: A198, Longniddry EH32 0LR, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  East Lothian  >  Longniddry
  • Phone Number: 01875 853525

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Scottish

Description

This may not look too encouraging; opposite a station just near a roundabout and roadworks on the main road. But the queues out the door are a good clue. Go inside and you find a very attractive owner and 5 or six very attractive girls all working their socks off in what may very well be the world's best sandwich store. Actually , if you are on the way to one of the 10 golf courses between here and Gullane this is the perfect place to stop for your (very substantial) snacks. How does a place earn the title of 'World's Best"? Well , for a start there are about 30 mixes you can choose from. I went with Curried Chicken and Mango and added assorted salad (including fresh beetroot!) on cracked wheat bread for a perfect picnic sandwich. Our picnic was on one of the 4 or 5 great windswept beaches nearby. The Filling Station do lots of fairly solid home baking as well. They leave free samples on the counter to tempt you. I had an Apple Cinamon 'Rock' cake as well. All in all, well worthy of the detour. Suggestions? Would have loved a Scotch Egg or a fresh Sausage Roll as well!

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