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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: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Seating

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Visitor rating
  • 91
    Excellent
  • 13
    Very good
  • 6
    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
Accommodating owner

My friend and I visited the restaurant while staying at Archeffield , we loved the menu, but didn't feel like 4 courses, the owner, was super accommodating by providing us with a choice for 2 courses, which were beautiful to look at and tasted fantastic - the restaurant was busy, and good to see... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
luckysue
,
edinburgh
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edinburgh
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15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

My friend and I visited the restaurant while staying at Archeffield , we loved the menu, but didn't feel like 4 courses, the owner, was super accommodating by providing us with a choice for 2 courses, which were beautiful to look at and tasted fantastic - the restaurant was busy, and good to see that the clientele were local and... More 

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Thank luckysue
North Berwick, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2015

Service was not great Had first course of Avocado salad that had 4 small cubes of avocado and really no salad! My main course of halibut was Luke warm on a cold plate! Really not first class food.

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Thank Elayne B
Perth
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16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2015

We had a superb birthday lunch here with every course and mouthful a pleasure. We enjoyed the relaxed long lunch and the both the sevice and food was excellent.

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Thank KegsPerth
Lausanne, Switzerland
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12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2015

First visit but will not be last, I hope. The food, from pre start to depart, was delicious and well worth every penny - even pound. The restaurant is simple and small with very few tables, which were all full the night we were there. The service was very friendly, but not in your face kind of way, and helpful... More 

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Thank IvanFD
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2015

I was looking at 90 minutes' notice for somewhere in East Lothian for a lunch for four, and was very lucky to pick up a last minute table at La Potiniere. Very lucky indeed as it absolutely superb! As covered in the reviews, it is very small and is very much a front-room dining experience. It runs a single sitting... More 

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Thank Jonathan S
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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61 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2015

Im putting this at the top just in case you wont see it at the bottom:- TL;DR - The food was good but the atmosphere and the overall dining experience was not. Before booking we of course looked at the reviews and heard the wonderful things everyone said about La Potiniere so we were really looking forward to it. There... More 

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1 Thank Ross S
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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38 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2015 via mobile

Back here again for yet another wonderful lunch with friends. There may only be two choices per course but it's still difficult to choose as I could opt for everything on the menu! Thanks Mary and Keith, we'll be back again as we love La Potiniere!

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Thank lynns999
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59 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 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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1 Thank East_Lothian_Scot
Scotland
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25 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 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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1 Thank Molly031
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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65 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 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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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, Business meetings, 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?