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La Potiniere

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La Potiniere Main Street, Gullane EH31 2AA, Scotland
+44 1620 843214
12:30 - 13:30
19:00 - 20:30
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Wed - Sun 12:30 - 13:30
Wed - Sat 19:00 - 20:30
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Corby, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A must go - Food Fabulous we opted for the four courses including the superb scallop soup. However the additional amuse bouches starting with a fabulous warm curried soup in a glass and ending with petit fours with a white chocolate and passion fruit dip just added to a superb meal. For food of this quality the price of the... More 

Thank Martin L
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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27 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 February 2017 via mobile

Visited with "foody" friends from London, and we had a really great meal. Went for 4 course option including the Thai Scallop soup - amazing. Monkfish with mussels also beautiful. Mango mousse really stunning. Very relaxed. Highly recommended and outstanding value for money. Foody friends truly impressed by this lovely East Lothian gem.

Thank Barry_White270
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29 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 January 2017 via mobile

Fabulous meal here in January. We opted for 3 courses although this was interspersed with delicious amuse-bouches. Wine is reasonably priced and service subtle and excellent. It's not a rushed experience so be patient but it's well worth a visit.

Thank KMcR11
Gullane, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
Reviewed 4 January 2017

The food and the service at this restaurant were outstanding. Keith one of the owners was front of house and made the whole experience unforgettable

Thank Robert M
Market Harborough, England, United Kingdom
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87 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 January 2017

Not cheap (£127 for a meal for two, with a bottle of wine), but a lovely intimate restaurant with excellent food and helpful unobtrusive staff. How nice not to have loud music in the background too. Check the menu in advance, as there is not a huge choice of dishes - but the ones we had were faultless. Recommended for... More 

Thank Charles O
North Berwick
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 14 December 2016

Had a lovely experience out with friends at La Potiniere. The food was faultless and service was unobtrusive and very professional. My only comments would be thus: I felt the lighting was too harsh for dinner and could have been softer with candles on the tables. It would have afforded a more intimate atmosphere. Also perhaps soft background music would... More 

Thank J F
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50 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 November 2016

Haven't been here in a while. Had lunch with four friends and everything was faultless - linen, decor, service, food, drink. Understated perfection. One of East Lothian's gastronomic gems that delivers consistently at a fair price.

Thank butterflyScotland
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222 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 107 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 November 2016 via mobile

I looked at the menu online and was a bit concern d about having only two choices for each course. I'm not an adventurous eater and thought I might struggle. But, I was wrong. The staff were so friendly and helpful, and when I said I would just miss out the intermediate course they immediately gave me a choice of... More 

Thank Jordan1964
Kelso, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 October 2016

Our experience of lunch here did not match the experience of the other positive reviews. We found the food to be mediocre (at best) and the service unfriendly and unacceptably slow. No explanation was given for our LONG wait. A great disappointment. Will not return or recommend.

Thank mosstopher
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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88 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 October 2016

Phoned in the morning - sat down in the evening - what luck. This is such a nice place with beautifully cooked food. Small, intimate but not crowded with great care given to quality and serving of the best East Lothian has to offer - and further afield no doubt. We've been for Hogmanay - this time we just went... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$98 - US$98
Scottish, European, British, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
12:30 - 13:30
12:30 - 13:30
19:00 - 20:30
12:30 - 13:30
19:00 - 20:30
12:30 - 13:30
19:00 - 20:30
12:30 - 13:30
19:00 - 20:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: La Potiniere Main Street, Gullane EH31 2AA, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  East Lothian  >  Gullane
  • Phone Number: +44 1620 843214

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