Eating and drinking in Midlothian
Discover the amazing range of food and drink Midlothian has to offer. From charming cafés to bustling breweries and family friendly restaurants, Midlothian has something for all tastes!
Dolcetti is an Italian café and bakery offering homemade sweet and savoury Italian pastries. Takeaway, sit in and order and collect available.
Gigi’s is a popular Italian family restaurant with kid’s menus and a friendly vibe.
The Dungeon and Orangerie, Dalhousie Castle
Dalhousie Castle offers fine dining, afternoon teas, lunches and family friendly options
Beetroot Bar and Grill
Beetroot Bar and Grill offers all day dining and children’s menus
The Kitchen, Restoration Yard @ Dalkeith Country Park
The Kitchen at Restoration Yard is an award winning restaurant in the heart of Dalkeith Country Park, with children’s menus, inside and outdoor eating and take away options.
The Sun Inn
The Sun Inn is a multi award winning pub with a coffee shop and restaurant. Options for early bird dinners to suit the children.
Itihaas is a well established Indian and Bangladeshi family restaurant in Dalkeith with sit down and takeaway options.
Bombay Lounge is an Indian and Bangladeshi restaurant and takeaway with large inside space and outdoor eating.
Cavaliere is a family run Italian restaurant. Famous for daily fish specials, homemade fresh pasta and log fired pizzas.
Lavender Coffee and Crumbs
Lavender Coffee and Crumbs is new and frequently recommended café for delicious cakes on Dalkeith's high street.
Nicky’s Coffee Lounge and Takeaway
Nicky's Coffee Lounge and Takeaway offer great cakes and treats for all the family.
Brew! is a real find. Situated in the beautiful historic Ironmills park you can enjoy great coffee and some fantastic sweet treats.
The Flotterstone Inn
Nestled at the foot of the Pentland Hills, The Flotterstone Inn is a family friendly business serving locally sourced food and drinks. Enjoy a hearty meal or just a light snack after adventuring in the hills.
Pentland Hills Café Express
The perfect spot to stop off at to fuel your walk or revive you after a walk in the hills.
The Beacon Café
Beacon Café is a community cafe, with fresh baking on site daily from local bakers and chefs.
Tree Top Café, Vogrie Country Park
Tree Top café is located in Vogrie House in the grounds of Vogrie Country Park. Close to play time!
The Paper Mill
The Paper Mill is an all day bar and restaurant overlooking the River Esk in Lasswade. Lovely airy building with fabulous outdoor dining terraces.
Luci's is a modern Italian restaurant and bar, with a focus on fresh ingredients and changing menus.
Laird & Dog Inn
The Laird & Dog is a traditional country pub with freshly prepared meals in the heart of Lasswade.
Dobbies offers a wide range of food and drink and fantastic shopping opportunities.
Kings Acre Golf Club
Enjoy breakfast, lunch or dinner at the Clubhouse Restaurant with great Golf Course views.
Melville Inn is a pub with hearty food and a cosy roaring log fire in winter. Takeaway service is also available.
Stewart Brewing Pizza Kitchen
The Stewart Brewing Pizza Kitchen offers great pizzas, great service and great beer with plenty of board games to keep the kids amused. Indoor and Outside seating is available and don't forget to check out their brewery tours!
The Radhuni is an award-winning Indian and Bangladeshi restaurant known for their fantastic food and welcoming atmosphere.
Fresh homemade food is available with views out to the Pentland Hills at Café Panola in Pentland Plants garden centre.
Secret Herb Garden Café & Bistro
The Secret Herb Garden Café & Bistro offers a truly unique experience to drink and dine among grapevine, fruit trees and herbs in a beautiful glasshouse all year round. Ever-changing menus are inspired by the amazing fresh produce grown on - site all year.
National Mining Museum Scotland Café
Hot and cold food and snacks are served all day with outdoor picnic tables too in the National Mining Museum Café.
The Craigie Hotel
The Craigie has a flair for serving top quality Scottish fayre in its restaurant with options for all day dining in this delightful refurbished hotel.
Penicuik Storehouse is a community grocery shop with a mission to stock local and environmentally friendly produce. A full café menu is also available for sit in and take away.
The Gallery Café
The Gallery Café is a much loved cosy cafe in the Community Arts Centre. Home made food and a friendly welcome greet you and they have a small outdoor space to enjoy.
The HUB Café
A brilliant café inside Edinburgh Technopole, The Hub offers a variety of home baking, coffee and a friendly atmosphere.
Dolly’s Tearoom at Chapel House Guest House
Afternoon teas and home baking are a speciality at Dolly’s Tearoom along with their now famous supershakes.
The Original Rosslyn Inn
The Original Rosslyn Inn is a long standing family business in Rosslyn with a focus on quality Scottish food and a great family welcome.
Rosslyn Chapel Visitor Centre Coffee Shop
At the Rosslyn Chapel Visitor Centre Coffee Shop there’s freshly prepared food on offer daily and seating inside and out for relaxation.
Angelina Coffee Snug
At Angelina Coffee Snug there’s great cake and fantastic views. Daily specials are available and great local walks on Whitehill estate are on the doorstep.
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Midlothian Family Days has been created by Midlothian Tourism Forum. Midlothian Tourism Forum brings together the wide range of businesses making up Midlothian’s vibrant tourism sector. This includes attractions, transport, accommodation, venues, retail, hospitality, events and festivals, all of which contribute to putting Midlothian on the map.
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