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All 6 Aberlady Restaurants

Donald's at Kilspindie House

Main Street, Aberlady EH32 0RE, Scotland
01875 870682
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Ranked #4 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
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

the worst dinner ever portions tiny turkey non existent I got one sprout my son didn't get any we are pensioners and not big eaters we were starving mince pies were canapes smoked salmon blinis should have been called blinis couldnt find the salmon cheese and biscuits should have been cheese two tiny crackers when I complained mr duck was... More 

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Edinburgh
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40 reviews 40 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

Went here for lunch just before Christmas and was very disappointed. We read the previous review and were slightly concerned about the limited choice available so we rang to check a few days before our visit. We were told that the full bistro menu was available, as well as the fixed price lunch menu. This turned out to be misleading... More 

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ED
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014

I had high hope for this restaurant considering all the reviews and the menu online looked promising. We had booked in advance but when we arrived we were told that there was only a limited menu due to it being close to Christmas. We were disappointed that we hadn't been advised of this prior to arrival. The food was nice... More 

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
102 reviews 102 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Popped in here for a quick bite recently. Very welcoming young man served us - liked his sense of humour and this made us feel at ease straight away. There is a really nice feel to this place - we had a drink in the bar whilst deciding on the menu. Both had burgers (i feel a theme starting in... More 

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

Great simple food at its best. Nice relaxing atmosphere, nothing is to much trouble from the staff and everyone very helpfull.

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Rayne
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

Excellent Food, great wine list and excellent service headed up by James. Try one of Alan's cocktails to round the meal off

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Ratagan, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

A great surprise, the food was excellent, would recommend to everyone! The staff were great and I was well looked after.

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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83 reviews 83 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

I'm going to be in the vast minority with this review. I was disappointed ...... city pricing, out-dated décor, average presentation of food and too many trainee staff. Maybe we were unlucky with the night we chose (a Saturday night though) or we chose our main courses poorly ...... Pasta (with chicken) and the Seafood Chowder. The Chowder certainly had... More 

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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26 reviews 26 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 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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Additional Information about Donald's at Kilspindie House

Address: Main Street, Aberlady EH32 0RE, Scotland
Phone Number: 01875 870682
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  East Lothian  >  Aberlady
Open Hours:
Sunday 7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday 7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday 7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday 7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday 7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday 7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday 7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 13 - 63

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