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The Tolbooth - CLOSED

63D High Street, Musselburgh EH21 7BZ, Scotland
+44 113 665 9072
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  • Excellent71%
  • Very good24%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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“eggs benedict” (10 reviews)
“scones” (17 reviews)
Restaurant Hours Closed
French, British, Scottish
$$ - $$$
63D High Street, Musselburgh EH21 7BZ, Scotland
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1 - 10 of 171 reviews

Reviewed 11 December 2017

Been there for lunch twice and it was fine just an average place . Food was average, service was fine and price was reasonable too.

2  Thank warnock4444
Reviewed 18 November 2017

I've been to the Tolbooth several times for breakfast or lunch and have always been completely satisfied. I recently arranged a dinner there for a celebration. That was a bit of a risk, as I had not tried any of the food we planned to...More

Thank greencase
Reviewed 8 November 2017 via mobile

Excellent breakfast and prices are very reasonable . Coffee is 1st class . Very friendly helpful staff

Thank Doug R
Reviewed 28 September 2017 via mobile

And we have finally found somewhere that does an excellent scone in Musselburgh. The Tolbooth Cafe is tucked under the old Town Hall rigg in the centre of Musselburgh. Parking is available right outside of here are 2 other local car parks within easy walking...More

1  Thank Margaret W
Reviewed 27 September 2017

Wide range of food including veggie food, great friendly service, reasonable prices. Recommend going here.

Thank Kate S
Reviewed 12 September 2017 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 11 September 2017

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 8 September 2017 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 6 September 2017 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 22 August 2017

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
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Restaurant Details

Average prices
US$16 - US$25
French, British, Scottish
Open Hours
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
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
  • E-mail
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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