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Donald's at Kilspindie House

Main Street, Aberlady EH32 0RE, Scotland
01875 870682
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Ranked #1 of 6 Restaurants in Aberlady
Price range: $13 - $63
Hours:
Sun - Sat 7:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Good for: Families with children, Romance, Bar scene, Large groups, Doing business, Local cuisine, Outdoor seating, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Description: Bistro meets bar here at Donald���s, one of two dining options at the fantastic Ducks. Set in the quiet East Lothian coastal village of Aberlady, Ducks is a one time Edinburgh institution now found in more genteel surroundings and with the addition of a rather swanky little bistro. A relaxed, chilled out spot perfect for kicking back after a hard day on the range or walking the wonderful local coastline, Donald���s offers chic but comfortable surroundings and friendly service whether you���re enjoying a full meal or just dropping in to sample their excellent wine list and extensive collection of beers and ales. Hearty and delicious, the Donald���s menu incorporates the best of British dishes with a hint of European flavour.
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English first
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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18 reviews 18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Very lovely restaurant ! Food was delicious as was the wine. Made to feel very welcome and hard to choose from the menu as it all looked appetizing . Food cooked to the highest standard. Pudding was awesome!

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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

Despite a hiccup, on our part, with the online booking. Our party of seven were accommodated without any problem. Each course was beautifully presented and the taste matched too. The owner came to check all was OK and was very attentive. Our group contained some elderly relatives and any special request was dealt with easily. It was slightly pricey especially... More

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014 via mobile

Starter was rubbish. Main lovely. Good place. Lovely day just a bit need more attention and bill was wrong hate having to correct that.

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

Just had lunch at Donalds in Aberlady and wow, we were so impressed. This is fine dining/gastro pub quality but in a really informal setting. Flavours and quality of everything we ate was superb and it was really nice to see smaller portions available for some of the main meals - just a nice size for lunch if you've got... More

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

Superb food and service. I had the steak and it was cooked to perfection. The waiting staff were very attentive and ensured all plates were taken away in a timely manner and drink refills made

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

We only dropped in for a plate of soup which was delicious but we met with the owner and two very efficient waitresses. We realised this was a place we would like to visit again.

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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15 reviews 15 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

Two of us dropped in to Donald's Bistro at Kilspindie House in the charming village of Aberlady for lunch, and we were certainly not disappointed! On arrival, we were well received at the bar and later welcomed by mine host, Malcolm Duck, and each of us enjoyed one of their fine ales before being offered the bistro menu. My Cullen... More

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

Donald's offers a good quality food with a relaxed atmosphere. The range of dishes is excellent, though there is a bit of a contrast between the slight, chef-y starters and puddings, and the heavy, substantial main courses. If you know that's what you're expecting, though, you can treat yourself to a wide variety of tastes over a three-course meal, without... More

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Chester
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33 reviews 33 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

On arrival in the rear car park, the first impressions were of a tired venue to consider eating at. Upon entering the restaurant, this view didn't change. Three other covers were eating lunch as we sat down and although the menu seemed reasonable, the food was poor (my wife had bacon bone in her "bubble and squeak"!), The service too... More

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2014 via mobile

Party of 8 enjoyed delicious gourmet burgers and fish and chips. Very friendly and helpful staff. Great way to follow a lovely beach walk

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