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The Bridge Inn

#313 of 1,808 Restaurants in Edinburgh
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Bar, British, Pub, Scottish, Gastropub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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27 Baird Road | Ratho, Edinburgh EH28 8RA, Scotland
+44 131 333 1320
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 14 April 2017

Treated ourselves to dinner on a Friday night. Great decision and food was at the usual excellent standard. I am a bit conservative so went for favourites that I had enjoyed before – pidgeon and the burger (with haggis and black pudding). The pidgeon is always beautifully tender and full of flavour with excellent burnt onion and cauliflower puree. Burger... More 

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Thank Matt D
York, United Kingdom
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55 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 30 March 2017

Just can't praise this place highly enough. As we were staying nearby visiting family, we booked a table for the Saturday night. Although REALLY busy, with some large groups, we were not kept waiting at any stage. The food is absolutely delicious, and the staff friendly and helpful. (Special mention needs to be made of our waitress Lindsay who was... More 

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Thank 439marlynr
Scotland
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116 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 January 2017

Have not been here for a long time but have moved up market and food today was very good and we even managed a late reservation for a late lunch on a Sunday. The local walk along the canal is gentle and scenic. Service is genuinely with a smile even though very busy. Food did take a while to come... More 

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Thank Peter C
Edinburgh
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95 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 14 December 2016

We had a really great meal here - lovely surroundings overlooking the canal, really well-prepared and fresh food. The service was superb too - an off bottle of wine replaced without fuss, a spillage cleared up discreetly. Will certainly go back.

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Thank MichaelEdinburgh
Scotland
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57 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 November 2016 via mobile

What cracking pub, restaurant and hotel. Popped in here after an arduous cycle along the canal. We ate in the bar (we were a bit scruffy and sweaty). Service was really friendly and helpful. The food was delicious and we'll presented. Looked like the beer was good but on this occasion I was to be driving so ginger beer for... More 

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Thank Navrig
London, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 25 October 2016

I got to know this gorgeous location because I actually ride along the canal every week and when I reach The Bridge Inn, I smell the lovely and appetizing steak... I can't wait to taste it, my mouth is watering! Unfortunately, I have to say that I've never tried anything from the menu, I've been three times and the truth... More 

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Thank Iraide89
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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77 reviews
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Reviewed 24 October 2016

I was lucky enough to be included in a private dinner on one of the Bridge Inn's barges. 15 of us dined with excellent food and wine and the whole thing was a treat. Despite the challenging logistics and discerning diners, the staff looked after us very well and the whole evening was thoroughly enjoyable

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Thank Rory M
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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236 reviews
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Reviewed 2 October 2016

A grand pub with good range of beers and a nice distance for a cycle along the canal for a tasty pub lunch

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Thank Ewan C
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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69 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 20 September 2016

excellently made food and lovely menu. tremendous views and activities nearby in the form of the canal boats on the canal and the Ratho Marina. on a bus route too. the accommodation upstairs looked amazing. my sister booked in for the night, a fourposter bed, lovely en suite. double aspect room, view of the canal. stunning.

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Thank helen f
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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32 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 30 August 2016

You definitely need to book! Very busy place, not for a romantic evening. The food is good but a bit pricey for what it is. Had quite a wait for our food, maybe they are trying to cram too many people in?

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
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    Atmosphere
Cuisine
Bar, British, Pub, Scottish, Gastropub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Child-friendly, View, Bar Scene
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 27 Baird Road | Ratho, Edinburgh EH28 8RA, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Edinburgh
  • Phone Number: +44 131 333 1320
Description
The Bridge Inn at Ratho is situated on the banks of The Union Canal, 7 miles to the west of Edinburgh in the picturesque village of Ratho. Graham and Rachel Bucknall took over the Bridge Inn in 2010 and have undertaken an extensive refurbishment project to maximise the space and to create a beautiful restaurant overlooking the canal, a terrace over the water, as well as four beautiful bedrooms and a cosy fire lit bar.We pride ourselves on not just producing great food, but also on working with our suppliers to give you the best of Scottish produce. Our menu is put together by our Head Chef Ben and changes with the seasons. We always feature our ever popular pub favourites, like fresh haddock with hand-cut chips or our pie of the week. The restaurant features venison, hake, pigeon, salmon and hand-dived scallops alongside our beautiful 35-day hung beef. In season we have locally-shot game.We grow and rear much of our own produce, and our Head Chef Ben and our gardener Charlie work together to put the freshest food on your plate - often the same day it was picked.Our walled garden, 200 yards along the canal towpath, produces the freshest seasonal vegetables throughout the year. We grow our own carrots, potatoes, leeks, spinach, cabbages, salad leaves and much more. Our own apples and rhubarb are used in our crumble - even our own nettles, delicious in our homemade nettle soup.We breed our own saddleback pigs, who live outside in the fresh air and are looked after by all the family - we know that a happy pig produces the tastiest meat. You will regularly find our menus featuring pork loin, fillet, belly, sausages and crackling, all from our own pigs.

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