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The Tolbooth

63D High Street, Musselburgh EH21 7BZ, Scotland
+44 113 665 9072
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  • Excellent73%
  • Very good23%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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Open Now
09:00 - 16:00All hours
British, Scottish, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
63D High Street, Musselburgh EH21 7BZ, Scotland
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Visited the Tolbooth with my husband for breakfast. He had the full breakfast and I had the Eggs Benedict with smoked salmon. The full breakfast was good value for money and I really enjoyed my Eggs Benedict although it could have been a little hotter....More

Thank Sandra S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We (7 of us) had an evening meal as part of the monthly evening openings. As always the service was friendly, the wine was good and it has a relaxed atmosphere. The meal was delicious with old favourites like black pudding salad and adventurous new...More

Thank Susan M
Reviewed 24 April 2017 via mobile

Really good food and a nice treat in the middle of town. Beautiful fresh ingredients and a small but very varied menu. Highly recommended

Thank mansbk
Reviewed 15 March 2017

Nice local cafe in an historic building. Choice off specials board and menu - fresh cakes a speciality, plus snacks and soups etc. Always busy, but not over crowded. Parking very close and easy to find at the racecourse end of the High Street. Great...More

Thank Gonelocal
Reviewed 14 March 2017

The Tollbooth is good both for a breakfast (Eggs Royale is excellent) and for an evening meal. the portions aren't huge but the food is high quality and very professionally made and presented. The staff are very friendly too.

Thank Neilypeel
Reviewed 11 March 2017

Good service always, popped in for breakfast and a coffee today. Eggs Benedict with Bacon. Decent food. Nice cosy wee place. Only ever been for breakfast and never been let down.

Thank dougie911
Reviewed 3 January 2017 via mobile

Food and service always top notch but a wee bit dear for lunch Unfortunately never had opportunity to sample the dinner menu.

Thank Margaret D
Reviewed 18 October 2016

Popped in here for tea and a scone - excellent service and lovely fresh scones It has a good selection of meals at reasonable prices with seats outside when the weather permits Couldn't fault it

Thank 8geo0
Reviewed 15 October 2016 via mobile

Really chill vibes. Ordered the eggs benedict with an extra egg, which was no problem for the chef. Service was friendly. Great coffee. All round nice experience. This place is lit 🔥

Thank Martin H
Reviewed 9 October 2016 via mobile

Great choice of marvellous well thought about food to suitable for any pallet would recommend this restaurant to anyone

Thank Peter G
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$16 - US$25
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Open Hours
09:00 - 16:00
09:00 - 16:00
09:00 - 16:00
09:00 - 16:00
09:00 - 16:00
18:00 - 22:00
09:00 - 16:00
18:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 63D High Street, Musselburgh EH21 7BZ, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  East Lothian  >  Musselburgh
  • Phone Number: +44 113 665 9072
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The Tolbooth is situated on the ground floor of the old Tolbooth building in Musselburgh. The Bistro is a charming reminder of those old town eateries - while embracing all the best facilities that a modern establishment has to offer. Available on our menu you'll find a tasty selection of breakfasts and 'lite' bites. Sample some of our sweet treats or pick from a variety of cakes, pastries and scones - made fresh every day. If you'd like something a little more intimate, why not sit down to our dinner menu - available on Friday and Saturday evenings. Our dishes include freshly cooked local fish and meats, and for those who want something a little different our selection of vegetarian meals completes our dinner menu.
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