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Old Colliery

24 Wester Shawfair, Edinburgh, EH22 1FD +44 1312680569

((()* British
Main course: £9
Food spend: £17
Opening hours
Monday to Saturday: 11:00 - 22:00
Sunday: 11:00 - 21:00

Very slow service but exceptional food, all made fresh.

Stephen Page 17 March 2014
from Edinburgh

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Set in rural Midlothian, Old Colliery offers comforting British food from a trusty menu, and serves a variety of drinks from the half-circle bar, championing regionally-sourced cask ales. The family-friendly restaurant enjoys a pretty garden for al fresco dining, as well as both an indoor and outdoor play area where children can keep themselves entertained.

Served straight from the rotisserie, succulent roast chicken covered in crisp, golden skin is paired with a chilli, lime and lemongrass glaze, homemade potato wedges and buttery corn on the cob. Scottish salmon and crab cakes lead the starters on the Old Colliery menu, while a slow-cooked hotpot of rich, melting lamb, golden potatoes and vegetables heads the main courses.

Homely and snug, the dining room matches sanded oak furnishing with hazy lamps and dappled wooden panelling. A montage of history-rich artwork lines the walls, highlighted by the contemporary spotlights that punctuate the ceiling.

An 8-minute drive from the beautiful Old Wood, Old Colliery near Edinburgh is just a 17-minute drive to the bustling city centre.

Old Colliery

24 Wester Shawfair, Edinburgh, EH22 1FD

Contact +44 1316542822
Reservations +44 1312680569

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Customer reviews for Old Colliery

3.3 ((()* (based on 3 reviews)
66% of diners recommend this restaurant
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Recommended for

  • dinner (2)
  • child friendly (1)
  • large parties (1)
  • lunch (1)
  • (**** 4 November 2014 by June Mclean from Edinburgh

    food poor leek and potato soup was water with some leeks and that was only the first course

  • ((((* 17 March 2014 by Stephen Page from Edinburgh

    Very slow service but exceptional food, all made fresh.

  • ((((( 6 July 2013 by Patricia from Edinburgh

    Our first time at the colliery. and will not be our last.Paul our waiter was very nice and friendly Food took a bit longer after ordering it (not worried about that ) Overall very nice

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