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“Fantasic place for takeaway sanwiches and a whole lot more”

The Filling Station
Ranked #3 of 5 Restaurants in Longniddry
Cuisines: Fast Food, British, Scottish
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Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Takeout
Description: This may not look too encouraging; opposite a station just near a roundabout and roadworks on the main road. But the queues out the door are a good clue. Go inside and you find a very attractive owner and 5 or six very attractive girls all working their socks off in what may very well be the world's best sandwich store. Actually , if you are on the way to one of the 10 golf courses between here and Gullane this is the perfect place to stop for your (very substantial) snacks. How does a place earn the title of 'World's Best"? Well , for a start there are about 30 mixes you can choose from. I went with Curried Chicken and Mango and added assorted salad (including fresh beetroot!) on cracked wheat bread for a perfect picnic sandwich. Our picnic was on one of the 4 or 5 great windswept beaches nearby. The Filling Station do lots of fairly solid home baking as well. They leave free samples on the counter to tempt you. I had an Apple Cinamon 'Rock' cake as well. All in all, well worthy of the detour. Suggestions? Would have loved a Scotch Egg or a fresh Sausage Roll as well!
Edinburgh
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125 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
“Fantasic place for takeaway sanwiches and a whole lot more”
Reviewed January 10, 2012

Myself and colleagues use this shop on a regular basis. The selection of hot and cold products is excellent, all baked on the premsies and freshly prepared in front of you. The home made scones are just fab! Price wise very good with very good portions. A hard place to beat, hence there is almost always a queue.

  • Visited January 2012
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
“sandwich heaven”
Reviewed January 7, 2012

best sandwich i have ever eaten, very clean, staff work very hard, only thing that puts me off is the parking(its right next to a round about and the train station ) so hard to get parked , and because of its popularity it always queued out the door! neverless i would still love a sandwich from there everyday!

  • Visited July 2011
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Thank shamoose
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edinburgh
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Lovely Rolls”
Reviewed November 2, 2011

Great shop, lovely staff. Lots of choice in bread and fillings and good value.

  • Visited November 2011
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Thank Ken B
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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“Lovely”
Reviewed August 5, 2011

Very good service and the food was very nice!
I was overall very happy with my experience & will keep using the sandwich shop.

  • Visited August 2011
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Thank edinburh
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