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La Potiniere

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La Potiniere Main Street, Gullane EH31 2AA, Scotland
+44 1620 843214
12:30 - 13:30
19:00 - 20:30
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Wed - Sun 12:30 - 13:30
Wed - Sat 19:00 - 20:30
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Visited with "foody" friends from London, and we had a really great meal. Went for 4 course option including the Thai Scallop soup - amazing. Monkfish with mussels also beautiful. Mango mousse really stunning. Very relaxed. Highly recommended and outstanding value for money. Foody friends truly impressed by this lovely East Lothian gem.

Thank Barry_White270
Level Contributor
28 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Fabulous meal here in January. We opted for 3 courses although this was interspersed with delicious amuse-bouches. Wine is reasonably priced and service subtle and excellent. It's not a rushed experience so be patient but it's well worth a visit.

Thank KMcR11
Gullane, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2017

The food and the service at this restaurant were outstanding. Keith one of the owners was front of house and made the whole experience unforgettable

Thank Robert M
Market Harborough, England, United Kingdom
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82 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2017

Not cheap (£127 for a meal for two, with a bottle of wine), but a lovely intimate restaurant with excellent food and helpful unobtrusive staff. How nice not to have loud music in the background too. Check the menu in advance, as there is not a huge choice of dishes - but the ones we had were faultless. Recommended for... More 

Thank Charles O
North Berwick
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 December 2016

Had a lovely experience out with friends at La Potiniere. The food was faultless and service was unobtrusive and very professional. My only comments would be thus: I felt the lighting was too harsh for dinner and could have been softer with candles on the tables. It would have afforded a more intimate atmosphere. Also perhaps soft background music would... More 

Thank J F
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50 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 November 2016

Haven't been here in a while. Had lunch with four friends and everything was faultless - linen, decor, service, food, drink. Understated perfection. One of East Lothian's gastronomic gems that delivers consistently at a fair price.

Thank butterflyScotland
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187 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 November 2016 via mobile

I looked at the menu online and was a bit concern d about having only two choices for each course. I'm not an adventurous eater and thought I might struggle. But, I was wrong. The staff were so friendly and helpful, and when I said I would just miss out the intermediate course they immediately gave me a choice of... More 

Thank Jordan1964
Kelso, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016

Our experience of lunch here did not match the experience of the other positive reviews. We found the food to be mediocre (at best) and the service unfriendly and unacceptably slow. No explanation was given for our LONG wait. A great disappointment. Will not return or recommend.

Thank mosstopher
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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77 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

Phoned in the morning - sat down in the evening - what luck. This is such a nice place with beautifully cooked food. Small, intimate but not crowded with great care given to quality and serving of the best East Lothian has to offer - and further afield no doubt. We've been for Hogmanay - this time we just went... More 

Thank Boatman100754
Newcastle, England
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26 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016 via mobile

We have just returned from a ruby wedding celebration at this wonderful restaurant. The meal, for 20, was probably the best meal I have ever had, and weve eaten in lots of places all over the world. The service and the quality of the food was superb. I really liked the fact that there were pauses between courses. There were... More 

Thank jenNewcastle

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 98 - USD 98
Scottish, European, British, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
12:30 - 13:30
12:30 - 13:30
19:00 - 20:30
12:30 - 13:30
19:00 - 20:30
12:30 - 13:30
19:00 - 20:30
12:30 - 13:30
19:00 - 20:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: La Potiniere Main Street, Gullane EH31 2AA, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  East Lothian  >  Gullane
  • Phone Number: +44 1620 843214

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?