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The Waterside Bistro

1-5 Waterside, Haddington EH41 4AT, Scotland
+44 1620 825674
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  • Excellent52%
  • Very good21%
  • Average12%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible6%
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“steak” (29 reviews)
“scallops” (13 reviews)
“fish and chips” (17 reviews)
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Bar, European, British, Pub, Scottish, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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1-5 Waterside, Haddington EH41 4AT, Scotland
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Reviewed today

A return to this family run bistro and bar, located by the side of River Tyne, as part of a group of seven after almost a year since my last visit. As a large party with a booking, we were seated in the pleasant and...More

Thank cageybee
Reviewed 5 days ago

Decided to give this place a try for lunch, partly on the basis of the most recent reviews, but I should have paid more attention to the more critical comments posted in the past few months. There is nothing wrong with the welcome and the...More

1  Thank PeterMEdinburgh
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

9.95 I paid for a fish and chips and it could have easily rivalled a 5 star restaurant, absolutely incredible. Staff friendly, large selection of ales and reasonably priced. One happy englishman

1  Thank Lloyd H
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We dine at the Waterside fairly often and I don't usually write a review, because I am basically too lazy, but last night was so special that I feel compelled to write. We started of with an aperitif sitting outside in the sunshine watching the...More

1  Thank iainanne
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I always thought that when I die the beer will be Czech, the wine French, and the food Italian. Now I have to include ‘food from The Waterside Bistro’ in Haddington. I had the Tempora Haddock and it was lovely. So amazingly light that it’s...More

Thank AuntieLizzie
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We have been to the Waterside before, the food is simply excellent and family who run it are welcoming and friendly. We came for lunch on Saturday and service and food great as before. But the reason they lost out on 5 stars, was that...More

Thank Foffella
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Been here a couple of times more, the food is always superb, can't fault it. The staff are friendly and helpful and able to advise on dishes. The specials were varied and sounded lovely. Thoroughly recommend it!

Thank Snowfurkuz
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My wife had eaten at the Waterside Bistro several times over the years and had fond memories of it. It is clear to me what draws her back. Situated on the bank of the River Tyne, near the stone bridge, it is a beautiful setting....More

Thank DonPaulo
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Many thanks to the Findlay family for yet another fantastic meal, with great service, lovely staff and great surroundings. We brought friends from Edinburgh who hadn't been before, before we'd even finished our meal they were raving about how great a place this is and...More

Thank FiKidd
Reviewed 13 June 2018 via mobile

A truly superb experience from start to finish, with amazing service and food to match. Not many places left who care about their customers experience like this place. Highly recommend 👍🏼

Thank Benjamin D
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Linda D
3 November 2016|
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Response from Edonfood | Reviewed this property |
Yes they do
Lilian J
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$7 - US$38
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
Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, View, Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Kids
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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