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“Cheese scone supreme!!!”

The Filling Station
Ranked #3 of 6 Restaurants in Longniddry
Cuisines: Scottish
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!
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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!
Reviewed January 28, 2014

The best ever cheese scones in GB!
Loaded on top and throughout with cheese and enormous too!
A meal on their own.

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3  Thank ianryoung
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Reviewed November 3, 2013

highly recommend this takeaway freshly made while you wait theres a huge choice hot and cold !!!! never had a bad lunch yet

4  Thank u2angel
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Reviewed September 12, 2013

I'm a regular customer/visitor to 'The Filing Station' and have never been disappointed with any of the food served. The staff are always friendly and the food fresh. The Chilli Prawn baguette is my particular favourite and the staff know this ;) The toffee lumpy bumpy is excellent, all hot food such as bacon/egg/haggis rolls etc are top class and if your in the area go here and you will be smiling from ear to ear that you have done so. Keep up the good work ladies and thank you for one of the best ideas to hit Longniddry.

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3  Thank dishydes
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Reviewed August 11, 2013

If Carlsberg did baguettes......but they don't so the title of best baguette shop anywhere in the world goes to the Filling Station. Great choice of fillings, amazing cakes and scones, friendly staff. I'm already counting down the days until the Christmas baguettes go back on sale.

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2  Thank Gregor H
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Reviewed July 26, 2013

The takeaway chocolate or toffee lumpy bumpy pudding is to die for. Worth picking up if your passing.

2  Thank body_guard70
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