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The Waterside Bistro

1-5 Waterside, Haddington EH41 4AT, Scotland
+44 1620 825674
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  • Excellent54%
  • Very good22%
  • Average11%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible5%
Travellers talk about
“steak” (30 reviews)
“scallops” (13 reviews)
“cullen skink” (5 reviews)
Open Now
12:00 - 23:00 Hours
Bar, European, British, Pub, Scottish, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
1-5 Waterside, Haddington EH41 4AT, Scotland
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Very well greeted on arrival and offered a choice of tables. Attentive staff who were efficient and friendly. Good standard of food, decent choice of drinks and overall great value for money. A terrific recommendation from our friends that we eat here.

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank TurnerMWLancashire_
Reviewed 2 days ago

catering an excellent funeral tea where we had exclusive use of the cosy upstairs lounge and bar, then accommodating our group at short notice for dinner on two consecutive nights. Nothing was too much trouble and the service was super. Thanks folks.Things were made even...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Sunshineinyourlife
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Been going to the waterside for a while now since moving to Haddington. The finlay family know how to run a pub/ restaurant and make you feel welcome. Never disappoints

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank elsamike9
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Had lunch here for second time, whole place was full, week before christmas. Found this visit a little disappointing, my burger was as solid as a brick and almost as hard to eat. The chips were very nice but the bun was too much carbs...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank chocsEdinburgh
Reviewed 17 December 2018 via mobile

At the Waterside for lunch with a group of friends. From the moment we walked in we were made to feel so welcome by Management and staff and felt like they wanted to provide us with the best experience possible not something you find often...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank 957Delia
Reviewed 11 December 2018

We went to the Waterside as a large group for Christmas dinner and everyone was very happy with the venue. Firstly we were collected by their own taxi service (and taken home again!). We were welcomed at the door by the manager and shown straight...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank ASimpson186609
Reviewed 24 November 2018 via mobile

Just home from a lovely meal, food was amazing and the staff where attentive and pleasant, restaurant was lovely and warm on a cold, wet night, would recommend and will be back

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank joannef681
Reviewed 24 November 2018 via mobile

At the Waterside Bistro today for a family birthday. The service was excellent and little people well catered for. Staff absolutely went the extra mile to make sure it was a very special occasion for us. The food and wine was excellent too. Cannot fault...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank u52jam
Reviewed 19 November 2018

We stopped by after a walk to the warmest of welcomes and delicious food by a cosy fire. We had small plates of mussels and Cullen Skink and both were delicious. A really special wee place, on a river bank. Very pretty location. Always look...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank tinyevil
Reviewed 11 November 2018 via mobile

Amazing food and great service - thoroughly enjoyed our lunch! Hope to be coming back soon. Thanks much

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank 737konradg
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Colin M
14 December 2018|
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Response from Ceilidhmor | Reviewed this property |
Yes, we sat outside and in the bar, no problem.
3 November 2016|
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Response from Edonfood | Reviewed this property |
Yes they do
29 June 2016|
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Response from 1,957,928 | Reviewed this property |
much about the same as the the dinner menu but nothing that stands out ,there are plenty other eating places in haddington.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$6 - US$37
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Romantic, Bar Scene, View, Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1-5 Waterside, Haddington EH41 4AT, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  East Lothian  >  Haddington
  • Phone Number: +44 1620 825674
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