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La Potiniere

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Main Street, Gullane EH31 2AA, Scotland
+44 (0)1620 843214
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12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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Hours:
Wed - Sun 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
Wed - Sat 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Reservations

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Visitor rating
  • 87
    Excellent
  • 12
    Very good
  • 4
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Hidden gem

Fantastic quality food in what is one of, if not the, best restaurants in East Lothian. Food perfectly cooked, with the Thai coconut soup a particular highlight. Meat dishes also invariably excellent. Good range of wines covering a variety of price points. Keith and Mary are talented chefs, and... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 2, 2015
East_Lothian_Scot
Good for:
  • Special occasions
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Romantic
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English first
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57 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

Fantastic quality food in what is one of, if not the, best restaurants in East Lothian. Food perfectly cooked, with the Thai coconut soup a particular highlight. Meat dishes also invariably excellent. Good range of wines covering a variety of price points. Keith and Mary are talented chefs, and a trip to La Potiniere is always a pleasure. Have been... More 

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Scotland
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19 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

My husband took me here for my 60th birthday. The food was wonderful. The best meal I have ever eaten in a restaurant. There is not a lot of choice, but the food is cooked to perfection and lovely little samplers in between courses. They also made me a lovley chocolate birthday cake. Went home stuffed, but happy. Will definitely... More 

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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54 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

This really is a lovely place, nice and small with a menu to match. There may not be a massive menu but the choices are all mouth watering and its difficult to choose. We wanted them all. A good wine list, lovely wines, reasonable prices. We had four courses and every one was a delight, as lovely as the last.... More 

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

Came for a midweek birthday lunch. Delightful welcome and service throughout. The food was delicious and beautifully presented. Reasonably priced and accompanied by a superb wine list. La Potiniere deserves all the plaudits it has received.

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015

We enjoyed yet another delightful meal here. The menu consists of two choices per course and I could have happily chosen everything! Excellent, well-presented food, perfect portions, professional and relaxed service. I only wish we lived nearer...

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Chester
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40 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

I've written about La Potiniere before and I'm running out of superlatives, and, it seems, I'n not on my own. Just go - Keith and Mary are not chefs to miss! Incredible food!

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3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

It may look like a quaint village Hall from the outside but don't let that fool you, the food could be straight out of a 5 star Hotel in any major city in the world. The attention to detail is immediately obvious and the care taken to select the right ingredients is apparent from the first bite. If you're ever... More 

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

My wife and I were celebrating a birthday with two friends and we treated ourselves to dinner at la Potiniere. Lovely, relaxed atmosphere, nice welcome and unobtrusive expert service. Worth every penny. Definitely going back.

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

The lunch menu, at first glance, is not awe-inspiring, seeming to settle for safe options given there are just two choices of starter, mains and dessert. The awe began soon enough, though, with fresh-baked bread....cheese & cumin and fennel & sultana while we enjoyed pre-meal drinks. My husband allowed me to order and then ordered for himself the other option... More 

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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015 via mobile

First visit to this restaurant. It came highly recommended and we were not disappointed. Food was delicious and lovingly prepared. Every element carefully presented and the service was personal and informative. Can not wait to return.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Main Street, Gullane EH31 2AA, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  East Lothian  >  Gullane
  • Phone Number: +44 (0)1620 843214

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 98 - 98

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Special occasions, Doing business, Local cuisine, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
Wednesday
12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Thursday
12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Friday
12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Saturday
12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?