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Whitmuir the Organic Place

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Lamancha | West Linton, Penicuik EH46 7BB, Scotland
+44 1968661147
10:00 - 17:00
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Peebles, Scottish Borders
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 January 2017 via mobile

Small portions and high prices. Food not that tasty. Had to order sides in order to fill up your plate. Was told that if I wanted coffee it would take 15 minutes so didn't bother. Many tables cleared but not wiped. Had to go home and eat more to fill up. I am not a particularly big eater. Bathrooms freezing.

1 Thank Craiigerne
Carlisle, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 January 2017 via mobile

My wife and I called in for lunch on the way to Edinburgh and we were not disappointed. My wife had a vegetable quiche and I had fish cakes which were perfectly cooked, served hot and well presented. An excellent meal, good value and we were well looked after by the friendly staff.

Thank rodrigo59
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2017 via mobile

Visited the Whitmuir with family as we had always seen it and wanted to give it a try and it did not disappoint! We were greeted with lovely atmosphere and service - and even more lovely cakes and selection of coffees! I'll certainly be able to find the time to come back to The Whitmuir soon.

Thank Ross C
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 December 2016 via mobile

Popped in here for a bite to eat and then went on a walk afterwards. Recent previous reviews of the food being mediocre and prices high put me off somewhat but I think these were harsh and taking these reviews into account I found that it was actually ok in terms of quality and price. We had soup and a... More 

Thank R M
Penicuik, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 November 2016

This is a great place that sells organic foods meats veg and all products stocked in their shop are all organic as is the food in the cafe, restaurant. There is also an art gallery on site, as well as a plant shop and during school holidays they have various activities for children educating them about the environment and wildlife.You... More 

Thank jenniejay2016
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13 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2016 via mobile

Cafe nearly empty, so couldn't understand why no-one acknowledged my existence for 15 minutes! Order taken, and requests ignored. If this was just a one off you'd be inclined to let things go, but it wasn't. Ended up leaving. Absolutely loved this place...not anymore. Won't put myself through it again - I kept hoping things would improve. Seemed that folk... More 

4 Thank RussandMatt
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2016

I know the coffee is fantastic here (and I'm sure is the best in the Borders!) but I usually don't get the opportunity to stop for lunch. Today was the exception and I was very impressed with the quality of the food....everything freshly prepared, good-sized portions and utterly delicious. I had the lentil & cashew loaf w/tomato chutney which came... More 

Thank HeartHill14
Scotland, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016 via mobile

What a little gem of a find, situated just outside Edinburgh a great day can be had for all country lovers. Family walks, working farm, nice restaurant, all food and produce organic and lastly what every location needs really nice and friendly staff. Dig out the wellingtons and walking boots and take the family to Whitmuir for a nice day... More 

Thank Bill666999
Isle of Man, United Kingdom
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33 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016 via mobile

We visited this place mostly to shop but they have some lovely walks for children. The fairy walk was great and loved seeing the pigs, my children were too small to do any longer walks. There is a great range in the shop with loads of fresh fruit and veg and also meats. The cafe is lovely with a good... More 

Thank twirliewoo
Shetland , Scotland
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20 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2016 via mobile

I've passed this place many times wishing I had time to go in for a meal. When I finally did it was a bit of a disaster. The service was pleasant and very apologetic but there were clearly big issues in the kitchen. Two simple meals mainly comprising of pre-made salads finally arrived after nearly an hour. It really wasn't... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cafe, British, Scottish, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Takeout, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
10:00 - 17:00
10:00 - 17:00
10:00 - 17:00
10:00 - 17:00
10:00 - 17:00
10:00 - 17:00
10:00 - 17:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Lamancha | West Linton, Penicuik EH46 7BB, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Midlothian  >  Penicuik
  • Phone Number: +44 1968661147
part of a farm specialising in organic foods

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