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“A lovely place with a friendly vibe” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Bistro at the Brunton

Bistro at the Brunton
Ranked #17 of 57 Restaurants in Musselburgh
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $6 - $20
Cuisines: Cafe, British, Scottish
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Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: The spacious and stylish Bistro restaurant is open throughout the day, Monday to Saturday where our friendly and attentive staff promises to make every occasion special! It's an ideal opportunity to catch up with friends over a fair-trade coffee and tempting home bakes; linger over daily papers, meet for brunch or drop in to top up the batteries when out shopping. Uncork a romantic tête-à-tête with our carefully selected wines and bottled beers
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“A lovely place with a friendly vibe”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 9, 2013

I came to the cafe with my mum and friends. We had to wait about ten minutes for a table as they were so busy however it was worth the wait as we all fully enjoyed our lunch. the waitress said the next time we should reserve a table for next time. I had the fish and chips which I could not fault.

  • Visited April 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank Mary667
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English first
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Afternoon Tea for Two”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 25, 2013

What a lovely afternoon ~ it was my daughters 21st birthday and also my mums birthday, I invited 8 friends to join us for "afternoon tea" .... we did have a cuppa but also induldged with a few bottles of Prosecco which was chilled to perfection. I am quite an expert on afternoon tea, and must say the Brunton has got to be up there with the city centre ones, at a quarter of the price. Quite simply the Brunton Bistro does what they say ~ all items are made fresh to order (so NO hard pre-prepared sandwiches with curly corners) the mini freshly baked scones were yumm and the homemade fresh cream meringue was dee-lish. The staff attentive to our every need from the initial enquiry to lighting the birthday candles to wrapping-up the extra goodies that were left over. I'd would reserve for afternoon tea again, not just for a special occasion but for any afternoon !

  • Visited March 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank carson007
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Musselburgh, United Kingdom
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“Excellent night out!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 23, 2013

Prior to a visit to the theatre we had a 3 course dinner at the Bistro at the Brunton, our meal was superb! This is a busy restaurant, with a really friendly feel, excellent service & quality, fresh food, cooked to perfection. The wine that is available is also very good. It offers great value for money and is really worth a visit, whether it is for breakfast, coffee, lunch, afternoon tea, or an evening meal - I have no doubt we will be back.

  • Visited February 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank jwmuss26
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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143 reviews
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“Pre Theatre Bonus!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 17, 2013

It is some time since we visited the Bistro. What an improvement. We enjoyed an excellent 3 course menu at £16.95 when not only the food but the service too, was superb. Wonderful value for money and the Viennese Gala which followed made it a memorable evening. We will not stay away so long again!

  • Visited February 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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3 Thank jerryattrick
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Stirling, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“A hidden gem”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 17, 2013

Found this hidden gem when making enquires about future performances in the Brunton. If I am being honest that more to kill time when passing through the town than anything else.
Dropped in for what was intended to be coffee and a sandwich, ended up having two courses and a glass of wine.What a lovely establishment, staff were first rate, as was the food, overall fantastic value for money. Portions were huge and very well presented, hardest part was deciding and saying no to a sweet.
I will be back.
Just shows

  • Visited January 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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3 Thank M0lly999
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