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We love a trip to North Berwick in East Lothian.

Tantallon Castle from Seacliff Beach - Tantallon Castle from Seacliff Beach at sunset (© Visit Scotland)
Tantallon Castle from Seacliff Beach at sunset
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North Berwick offers everything from independent eateries to award-winning restaurants - book now with Lettings of Distinction.

Lobster baskets, North Berwick Harbour - Lobster baskets at North Berwick Harbour (© Visit Scotland)
Lobster baskets at North Berwick Harbour
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When you book a North Berwick holiday let with Lettings of Distinction there will be plenty to explore…

Best places to eat in North Berwick

Discover the best places to eat in North Berwick

The area has developed a unique atmosphere of independent, homegrown eateries focused on ethically sourced, mouth-watering food with an individual twist. 

It's this individual style that makes North Berwick one of the best places to eat in East Lothian

When you book a North Berwick holiday let with Lettings of Distinction there will be plenty to explore…

Best restaurants in North Berwick

When you plan to eat out in North Berwick you’ll be spoilt for choice.

Visitors can choose from award-winning, sumptuous tasting menus to more humble local specialities; North Berwick is sure to delight. 

The Rocketeer

The Rocketeer is located in North Berwick’s Coastguard Station at North Berwick Harbour. 

Enjoy tasty locally caught lobster, fish and chips, seafood platter or beef burgers, and take in the magical views over the Firth of Forth. 

 As a First Fish Buyer, The Rocketeer team buys their produce fresh from the fishermen in the harbour, bringing it hot to your plate. 

Michelin star restaurants in North Berwick

Award-winning Osteria never disappoints, with friendly, knowledgeable and welcoming staff and outstanding food.

Their daily special menus always offer something new to sample, with Italian meals and Scottish tastes intertwining for a unique flavour. 

Edinburgh also has Michelin-starred restaurants for you to enjoy when you take a day trip to the city from East Lothian. 


We have several properties a short distance from the harbour and town centre. 

East Cliff is just minutes from North Berwick High Street, with all it has to offer, while Clova Penthouse offers unrestricted views of the bay.

If you’re looking for a property with the beach and harbour right on your doorstep, choose Beach Cottage, a traditional seaside cottage located on West Bay Beach. 


Restaurants near North Berwick

If you're looking for a light, tasty meal, then take a trip to Fenton Barns Farm Shop and Cafe.

Fentons is located just outside of North Berwick, on the way to Haddington. They provide tasty, unassuming foods; simple, yet tasty and filling. 

 If you like what you eat, you'll enjoy strolling through the farm shop, browsing for foodie treats to sample at home. 

There is also plenty to explore in nearby Gullane, including more award-winning restaurants and local delicacies. 

Lunch in North Berwick

There are plenty of options for a quick bite or a lazy brunch in North Berwick. 

A team favourite is Steampunk Coffee. They are specialists in fresh, ethically sourced coffee, which you can taste aside gorgeous cake with gluten-free and vegan options available.

If you are a coffee lover you can also purchase the freshly ground beans for your very own taste of Steampunk at home. 

If you like to sit in comfort while you sample local produce, take a trip to Drift Cafe. The views over the Forth of Firth from the comfort of your seat are breathtaking and provide the perfect backdrop to their locally sourced produce.

If you want to eat your lobster in the elements of Scotland’s best weather, check The Lobster Shack, run by the same lobster-loving bunch that serves excellent foods in Rocketeer. 


If you’re dreaming of sea views, why not choose Pointgarry? This elegant Victorian property looks over the beautiful West Bay, as well as North Berwick golf course.

Bay View also offers this panorama, while The Beach House offers a spectacular position on Milsey Bay. 


Cooking in North Berwick

Are you a foodie looking for a hands-on experience? 

Just 20 minutes drive from North Berwick just outside East Linton, lies Yarrow cookery school, an unmissable experience. 

Join in with others or book your own private class. Classes take place in the airy farmhouse kitchen, full of charm and rustic style. 

You can book classes covering a range of different meals and tastes including Thai, Seafood, Curries, American... the options are endless. 

If you'd like to cook at home, why not find some fantastic local ingredients at Haddington Farmers' Market?

This monthly market showcases the very best of Scottish produce and is well worth a visit.

Drinks made in North Berwick

NB Distillery is an award-winning, 5* distillery, offering tasting sessions and tours of their gins, rums and vodkas.

Beginning in a home kitchen, this family-run business is now housed in a purpose-built, eco-friendly distillery on the outskirts of the town. 


Other North Berwick properties in our portfolio offer a wide range of experiences for your trip to the town. 

5 bedroom Balgone Coach House, only 2.5 miles from the town, is situated in an idyllic rural location.

Lofty Links meanwhile is a spacious Victorian flat in the heart of North Berwick, right next door to Alanda’s Gelato. This eatery offers seafood, fish and chips and, of course, ice cream.


Lobster Shack, North Berwick - Pan of seafood cooking at Lobster Shack, North Berwick (© Visit Scotland)
Pan of seafood cooking at Lobster Shack, North Berwick
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If this blog post has whet your appetite for visiting North Berwick, book one of our self-catering holiday lets now! We look forward to welcoming you.

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