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The Tolbooth

) #6 of 41 Restaurants in Musselburgh €€ - €€€ British, , Cafe
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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“eggs benedict” (11 reviews)
“scones” (17 reviews)
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British, Scottish, Cafe, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
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63D High Street, Musselburgh EH21 7BZ, Scotland
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Went here for lunch today lovely food good service and reasonably priced.would definitely go back again .

Thank Elaine R
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a lovely little cafe with plenty of parking options nearby. Although small, the menu is varied and the food freshly cooked. Because of this, it's not 'fast food', but well worth it for the quality and freshness. Their Eggs Benedict is just wonderful...More

Thank Lynda G
Reviewed 11 July 2017 via mobile

Lovely little cafe with friendly staff. The food was excellent. Recommend the pie of the day it was delicious and little. Also the Victoria sponge is wonderfully fluffy and not to sweet.

Thank Amber A
Reviewed 24 June 2017

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 28 May 2017

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
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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, Local cuisine, Kids, 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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