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The Filling Station

A198, Longniddry, Scotland
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Ranked #1 of 5 Restaurants in Longniddry
Cuisines: Scottish
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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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Coylton, Scotland, United Kingdom
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34 reviews 34 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 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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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2014

This must be the best sandwich shop in Scotland. Great choice, huge portions. Unmissable when we visit East Lothian.

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Longniddry, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2014

Take away food is excellent. Lots of choice. Quick service. Recently had a cream scone which was a bit dry, but that's first time that has happened.

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2014 via mobile

This place is unreal ! Amazing food and so much to choose from ,cakes are to die for ! The ladies are lovely too ! We need a filling station in every town !

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North Berwick, United Kingdom
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29 reviews 29 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2014

The best ever cheese scones in GB! Loaded on top and throughout with cheese and enormous too! A meal on their own.

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prestonpans scotland
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2013

highly recommend this takeaway freshly made while you wait theres a huge choice hot and cold !!!! never had a bad lunch yet

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2013

I'm a regular customer/visitor to 'The Filing Station' and have never been disappointed with any of the food served. The staff are always friendly and the food fresh. The Chilli Prawn baguette is my particular favourite and the staff know this ;) The toffee lumpy bumpy is excellent, all hot food such as bacon/egg/haggis rolls etc are top class and... More

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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66 reviews 66 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2013

If Carlsberg did baguettes......but they don't so the title of best baguette shop anywhere in the world goes to the Filling Station. Great choice of fillings, amazing cakes and scones, friendly staff. I'm already counting down the days until the Christmas baguettes go back on sale.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2013 via mobile

The takeaway chocolate or toffee lumpy bumpy pudding is to die for. Worth picking up if your passing.

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2013

A sub roll from here is a real experience. Freshly baked baguettes filled with delicious fillings and topped with every salad topping available. Delicious, only trouble is getting the gnashers around the roll :) coffee is also great, would eat here every day for lunch if lived closer. Try lumpy bumpy cake, especially chocolate variety. There is ALWAYS a queue... More

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