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“Abbreviatd lunch”

Chez Roux Restaurant
Ranked #4 of 12 Restaurants in Gullane
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$26 - US$58
Cuisines: Scottish
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Good for: Romantic, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Reservations
Reviewed 4 April 2018

As ever, the hospitality and ambience at Greywalls proved to be second-to-none. Lunch too was great, although we were there on the first day of a new abbreviated lunchtime menu that harks back to bar-food and snacks rather than the full three courser to which we have become happily accustomed. I feel that this is a mistake. Sure, offer this style of service in the bar, but please provide a pukka lunchtime service for those wanting to sit down for a couple of hours. The food itself was great - no doubt about it - and the 4 course tasting plate option was an interesting offer (served mezze or thali-style on one large platter - meaning that the dessert has to be wrapped in tissue to keep it warm, or the entire meal has to be wolfed down sharpish - the option I chose). Service was as bright and friendly as ever although there was some uncertainty - on this opening day - regarding the precise nature of the plates on offer.

It is plain to see why Greywalls has decided to adopt this course: It smacks of efficiency and cost-effectiveness. Perhaps, in time, I will come to love it but I can't deny a hankering for the traditional regime - and a good digestif!

Thankyou for yet another lovely afternoon Greywalls. I hope you won't mind my offering an opinion.

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Reviewed 31 March 2018

We had a family Sunday lunch here. Greeted at door and as we were early, waited in library. Such a nice way to start and relax rather than charging in. Canapés were tasty. The maitre d was excellent and attentive. Food was traditional rather than contemporary but was classy, both in construction and cooking. Liked that the meat and supporting elements we proportionate rather than the danger of huge helpings designed to please with quantity over quality in some other places. After dessert we had coffee back in lounge which was a great way to enjoy the relaxed atmosphere and digest. In Summer the beautiful gardens are worth a stroll. So I would happily recommend if you let yourself relax into it. It is traditional and it could be argued that some menu elements could be contemporised but this is conform and tradition with a touch of Franci Scots.

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Reviewed 17 March 2018

Excellent menu choice with good seasonal ingredients. A bit of a flash back to the 1980s I would say but in the setting all in keeping and thoroughly enjoyable.

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Reviewed 17 December 2017

Weve been several time to Greywalls for afternoon tea.

Lunch today was a family lunch and it was ok.

Canapies at the fire lovely

Bread ok sliced no brown and no lovely warm rolls, gluten free bread poor, butter warm and soft.

Boudin Blanc,taste delicious, texture not a favorite, lobster bisque very good, leek and potato soup good

Mains beef delicious, fish ok vegetarian well a potato rosti and a spoon of polenta not so great.

Its the 3 potatoes and two carrots thing that really gets me, I emailed to request in advance good portions.

Desserts yule log again rich and nice coffee icecream but this lunch was more of a Sunday lunch traditional kind of
event not a michelin chez roux experience.

Coffee and petit fours excellent.

All in all the ambiance is lovely but I prefer afternoon tea.

Thank sergentLondonUK
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Reviewed 16 December 2017 via mobile

Fantastic wee hotel and Chez Roux dining. The food was incredible and the service by a young waiter especially, Javier, was a real experience. Great time of year for game and they really know how to cook it and present it. Amazing value and incredible wine list. Will be back!

Thank DJWEdinburgh
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