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The Old Bakehouse

Grill, Scottish, Gluten Free, Bar
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Main Street, West Linton EH46 7EA, Scotland
+44 1968 660830
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Aahhhhh. You can almost hear the collective sigh of relief amongst the local community. After 2 years of clueless management, the Bakehouse has new proprietors and has returned to its former glory. Very friendly, efficient service, delicious food and a convivial atmosphere. I have visited on 3 occasions since it reopened and came away happy every time. Highlight so far... More 

1 Thank Mark R
Scottish Borders
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37 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Went back to the Old Bakehouse a few weeks ago following its long spell of decline - and delighted to find that it's back on course again to be a destination restaurant for the area south of Edinburgh. Good food, lively atmosphere, service a little raw around the edges but will improve. Great to find we can recommend it again... More 

Thank HeronScottishBorders
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52 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Finally got around to trying the bakehouse again and were not disappointed. Everyone was really friendly, but the food was excellent. We had Cullen skink, and a warm chicken salad and then I had the burger and Emma the chicken burger. Food really was great. So glad we have a quality restaurant back.

Thank Downski
Gorebridge, Midlothian
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17 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

used to love this place but went right downhill. excited to try after it was taken over & wasn't disappointed. lovely welcome - sat in front of cozy fire to place our order. owner very friendly & helpful - recommended a fab white wine. food was delicious & we all enjoyed every course. staff attentive & friendly. only negative for... More 

Thank CarrieG15
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43 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We stumbled across this restaurant as we were walking from our rented cottage. We decided to book a meal at the restaurant and we weren't disappointed. I ordered the blue cheese, walnut and pear salad and my husband ordered soup of the day, both starters were excellent. Our main course was locally reared steak which I have to say was... More 

1 Thank christine g
Hampshire, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Although the restaurant was very busy due to local festivities, we were very well looked after and received a warm welcome from the proprietor. We went for a main course and shared pud which was just right. The wine list was small but perfectly formed, and we had a very good bottle of Val de Loire Pinot Noire, which went... More 

1 Thank Richard H
West Linton, United Kingdom
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289 reviews
186 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 170 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

There are those who say the bakehouse is back to how it used to be, but as a regular for many years, and through several custodians, my view is that it is now better than ever. This is now a quality restaurant. I was critical in Fiona's day of the tendency to sacrifice quality for quantity, so we all left... More 

1 Thank Rick E
West Linton, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2016 via mobile

Just back from holiday and still in holiday mode......booked in for a meal and the food and service were excellent as always. Really great to see the place back to what it used to be....an excellent local restaurant ! Many thanks . Colin Struthers

2 Thank Trog4us
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2016

Had given up coming here as such bad experiences since change of ownership a couple of years ago. We used to be regulars bringing friends and American relatives as we were assured of excellent food and ambience. All that changed. But now it's back to its former glory. The food was faultless, we all agreed on that and the service... More 

1 Thank iankath
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14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2016

Excellent dining experience from cocktails at the seating lounge, starters, mains, wine, and desserts. Very classy place. Friendly staff and Ian made us comfortable and welcome.

Thank Rosemarie B

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$9 - $33
Grill, Scottish, Gluten Free, Bar
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, Late Night
Restaurant features
Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Delivery, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Romantic, Dining on a budget, Large groups, Families with children, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Business meetings
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Main Street, West Linton EH46 7EA, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Scottish Borders  >  West Linton
  • Phone Number: +44 1968 660830
Fabulous fresh produce, carefully prepared, simply cooked and beautifully presented. This Historic and Popular restaurant sits in the beautiful and picturesque village of West Linton in the Scottish Borders. Serving a large range of locally sourced, seasonal fresh produce with a diverse range of tastes in mind. We pride ourselves on great hospitality and the very best food in a relaxed welcoming and cosy environment.

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