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The Sun Inn

€€ - €€€, European, British
Lothianbridge, Dalkeith EH22 4TR, Scotland
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  • Excellent59%
  • Very good22%
  • Average10%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible4%
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“scallops” (22 reviews)
“fish pie” (10 reviews)
“bread” (39 reviews)
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Bar, European, British, Scottish, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
Lothianbridge, Dalkeith EH22 4TR, Scotland
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We went for dinner with friends up from Newcastle and the sun inn did not disappoint. Food and service were excellent and friends couldn’t get over how reasonable it was. 3 of us had 3 courses and 2 had 2 courses with wine for 5...More

Thank grannyhanlan
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We haven’t been to The Sun for many years but we were looking for somewhere for Christmas Day and thought at £80 per head, we should try it out before booking. I’m glad we did. We phoned the booking on Saturday and booked the table...More

Thank scubatroopers
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I have had a lovely meal with my family but one of the waiters took £50 to his pocket saying that we did not pay ! I have never experienced this kind of situation before. My family visit this place quite often so for us...More

Thank misiocky
Reviewed 1 week ago

Booked this hotel as wanted somewhere near Edinburgh Royal as visiting close relative. Really did not have a clue where we were going only that it was about 5 miles from hospital and on bus route (10 min walk). Upon early arrival we were warmly...More

Thank carousel1
Reviewed 1 week ago

Went with two friends on Tuesday evening. Restaurant was warm, ambient lighting. Attentive and friendly staff. We shared the olives, bread and tomato dip/salsa starter. I had the fish pie. Omg it was gorgeous, served on a skillet and so large I couldn't finish it,...More

Thank Kate S
Reviewed 1 week ago

stopped for dinner on the way back from Edinburgh. Skipped what looked like excellent value prix fixe at £12 (mackerel burger/lambs liver main). Opted for salt & pepper squid with aioli (very good, grey), spicy. Followed by lobster thermidor and lemon sole, both very good....More

Thank jzedward
Reviewed 1 week ago

The Sun Inn has been a hostelry for over a hundred years, serving travellers on their way to, or from the Scottish Borders. In recent years it's been upgraded from a one star ok place to eat and drink into an incredible 4 star, award...More

Thank jimtrish219
Reviewed 1 week ago

We had booked well in advance because we knew of the popularity of this venue. A table for 3 was ready for us on arrival and by the time we left every table was taken. We decided to bypass the starter instead ordered mains and...More

Thank laurence7
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I was disappointed at the standard of the food served and the service provided. I Ordered Macaroni Cheese which cost about £10 and didn't come with any salad or bread. It was supposed to come with peas which we had to ask for and wait...More

Thank PJEL
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I dined on my own at this great gastro pub recommended by a local client. Seated opposite a window overseeing the main road. There was a box seat which, wasn't overly comfortable when I switched seats. However, that was my only criticism. From the waitress...More

Thank Halim_12
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5 August 2016|
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Response from Julia M | Reviewed this property |
No only dogs for the disabled ♿
5 June 2016|
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Response from Mark F | Reviewed this property |
Hi there - there were a few children in there yesterday. Ranging from a couple of babies up to early teens. I could hear one of the babies but as they were in a section behind me I couldn't say if there were any high... More
8 March 2016|
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Response from sinclair45 | Reviewed this property |
Never stayed overnight but I am sure the breakfasts would be very good.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Romantic, Local cuisine, Groups, Kids, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
08:00 - 23:00
08:00 - 23:00
08:00 - 23:00
08:00 - 23:00
08:00 - 23:00
08:00 - 23:00
08:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Lothianbridge, Dalkeith EH22 4TR, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Midlothian  >  Dalkeith
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