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“A welcome return to this old favourite, food is fab but service is slooooow.”
Review of La Potiniere

La Potiniere
Ranked #1 of 11 Restaurants in Gullane
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$98 - US$98
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Good for: Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Romantic
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Reservations
Reviewed 9 September 2017

Keith is a charming and courteous as ever. It was our sixth visit here since they took over and in respect for the 80-mile journey, we stayed nearby overnight. The restaurant was quiet for a Friday evening, only eight folk who arrived in three distinct phases, so no big surge. Our food was a delight. I had grouse followed by a lovely coconut Thai soup and then unctuous lamb before I finished off with a choccy delight. The amuse bouche of tomato consomme and palate cleanser of rhubarb smoothy were a total WOW! However, we found the service glacially slow; it took three hours exactly to have the four courses and took the edge of a totally delicious meal.

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Thank Bob T
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Reviewed 6 September 2017 via mobile

Enjoyed a delicious lunch here today and although there was much to admire, there is a distinct lack of atmosphere and the rather sterile environment was not enhanced by the rather frosty manner of the owner/ chef.
A choice of two homemade bread was a flavoursome start and there was an excellent wine list.The starters were both delicious, a courgette and rosemary soup enhanced with crispy bacon and a lovely light parmesan tart served with basil pesto and tiny sweet tomatoes.
The mains of perfectly cooked lamb and salmon with a parmesan crust served with samphire and fresh seasonal vegetables could not be faulted. An excellent cheeseboard and coffee with home made petit fours finished off a lovely late summer lunch. Just a shame that a friendlier manner and a bit of light background music might have made it perfect!

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Reviewed 27 August 2017

We came here for my wife's birthday with friends who had been here before. We were not disappointed. Friendly reception and very simple menu - only two choices for each course - but everything was delicious so it was no problem. The food is part served by the owner/chef who is charming and helpful. Pleasant surroundings made it a most enjoyable - and above all - reasonably priced evening.

Thank RobGfromWorcs
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Reviewed 26 August 2017 via mobile

A small restaurant it may be but our annual trip to this most desirable of restaurants proved to be as fulfilling and desirable as ever.

One could not have a better standard of service, crisp, clean and efficient ,and a quality of food which never fails to impress . Lunching at La Potinierre is a joy and although the menu is small and limited we have never failed to be delighted with the choices with which we are presented

Running a restaurant these days must be fraught with regulations and the like but Keith and Mary seem to overcome all the obstacles and provide their customers with a couple of hours of true culinary enjoyment.

Keep it up please. We shall be back.

Thank JohnSnel
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Reviewed 17 August 2017

We had lunch here on a weekday. The three of us including our 3 year old couldn't have been treated any better. Our meal was perfectly prepared and was delicious. We had discussed the little ones meal the day before and he loved his croque messieur.
If visiting or living in East Lothian you really should give La Potiniere a try.

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Thank Allan j
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