Best food in Haddington

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The beautiful town of Haddington has a long history as a market town and the birthplace of John Knox, leader of the Scottish Reformation.

Cinnamon rolls - Basket of cinnamon rolls (© Beth MacDonald on Unsplash)
Basket of cinnamon rolls
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Situated 20 miles from Edinburgh, today the town is home to several great places to eat and drink.

Jar of honey (© Arwin Neil Baichoo on Unsplash)
Jar of honey
© Arwin Neil Baichoo on Unsplash

The beautiful town of Haddington has a long history as a market town.

Best food in Haddington

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With an idyllic location on the River Tyne, there is plenty of tasty food on offer for your stay in Haddington.

Cafés in Haddington

The Loft Café & Bakery is a must when you visit Haddington.

Situated in a beautiful stone building with a courtyard, this café offers gluten-free and vegan options, as well as a click-and-collect service.

When you visit you can sample their freshly ground coffee as well as produce made with ingredients from local suppliers, including artisan Belhaven Smokehouse in Dunbar.

Falko Konditormeister, meanwhile, is located on the High Street and has been named as one of the 6 best bakeries in the Edinburgh area.

Taste their homemade cakes, soups or even a refreshing espresso martini – ideal for a rewarding rest after climbing nearby Traprain Law or visiting Edinburgh on a sightseeing trip. 

Restaurants in Haddington

If you are looking for something more substantial, head to Waterside Bistro.

With an enviable riverside location, this restaurant offers a seasonal menu, which changes throughout the year. 

For more restaurants with beautiful waterside locations, read our blog on the best places to eat in Edinburgh

Alternatively, for an authentic Italian experience, why not try Mazzoli?

Housed in the birthplace of the former principal of Edinburgh College of Art, Sir William Gillies, this pizzeria offers both indoor seating and take-away food.

With traditional Italian coffee on the menu, as well as freshly baked Italian goods, the Mazzoli team knows how to put on a good spread.


Explore our properties in Haddington

No 70 is a great base for exploring Haddington and the surrounding area.

Located in the heart of the town, this first-floor, one-bedroom apartment is ideally located for exploring coffee shops and restaurants in Haddington.

From No 70 you can make the most of the great public transport networks in our region to travel to the capital city of Edinburgh, where you will find even more top cafés and restaurants.


Local produce in Haddington

If you are looking to savour more local produce during your time in East Lothian, we highly recommend Haddington Farmers’ Market.

Scheduled for the last Saturday of each month, there is so much to sample, from dairy and meat produce to honey to soft and alcoholic drinks.

There is even the opportunity to have a truly Scottish experience, as the Haddington Pipe Band sometimes pays a visit to entertain customers. 

For inspiration on how to use your purchases, you can find tasty food recipes on the market’s website. 


Explore more properties in Haddington

Birchbank at Chesters Farm is the ideal Haddington holiday let for trying out your new purchases.

This pet-friendly property, which started life as a sheep shed, sleeps up to 6 guests and is located in a picturesque countryside setting with views over the fields.

Birchbank, situated at the foot of the Lammermuir Hills, offers a great location for walkers, cyclists and nature lovers.


Scottish Pipe Band (© Visit Scotland)
Scottish Pipe Band
© Visit Scotland

There is plenty more food and drink to explore in East Lothian, with seaside towns such as Gullane and North Berwick offering their own unique culinary experiences.

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