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The Tolbooth

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)
Open Now
09:00 - 16:00All hours
British, Scottish, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
63D High Street, Musselburgh EH21 7BZ, Scotland
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Lunch out with the girls :-) Beautiful eggs florentine, thumbs up for the toastie and omelette too. Service is very friendly and relaxed and the food is simple and tasty. Proper home made food, specials on the board follow a theme, different soups and quiches...More

Thank jop2001
Reviewed 1 week ago

Lovely food and nice atmosphere. Compact and unique in a good way. Food always lovely and Lemon and coconut cake was 5 star. Whether you want coffee and cake, breakfast or lunch, this is the place to go. So nice to find somewhere that takes...More

Thank TravellerTreat
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went here in august for late lunch lovely clean and tidy friendly staff good food at a reasonable price .only thing wrong with here is its too small .

Thank Elaine R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The original tollbooth with the restaurant beneath it. A quaint place, small but comfortable. Service a bit slow but worth the wait as food is cooked to order. A good menu with variety to meet most people's needs.

Thank James D
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Never fails to deliver. Favourite place for lunch family, friends or as a couple it is always great. Lovely scenic location and beautiful gardens. Always attentive service and the best quality food with wonderful flavours.

Thank mrsmouse
Reviewed 5 August 2017 via mobile

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

Thank Elaine R
Reviewed 27 July 2017

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 12 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
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 16 - USD 25
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine
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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