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The Sun Inn

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Lothianbridge, Dalkeith EH22 4TR, Scotland
08:00 - 23:00
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Sun - Sat 08:00 - 23:00
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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163 reviews
120 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

I live relatively close & hadn't been to the sun for a while. Due to its proximity, Christmas & an itison voucher I have been three times in as many months. The first visit was relatively good, second ok & 3rd pretty dismal. The bar has been open since December but is still not complete! This resulted in a beer... More 

Thank lexisa
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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29 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

My husband and I were passing this pub and decided to pop in for food. It was approximately 4.30pm. The menu we were provided with was limited but sufficient for our needs. There was an afternoon tea option and high tea option. We opted for a meal. I asked for the gammon steak and my husband ordered the steak pie.... More 

Thank Lorraine D
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361 reviews
200 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 150 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Booked in for food on our way home - loved the decor, atmosphere, friendly, efficient, professional staff. All of the food was freshly made and very tasty and presented beautifully. A particular hit was the surf n turf, wow!! We will be back.

Thank Hassendeanbandb
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Went to the Sun Inn about 4/5 years ago and thought, this is Michelin star quality but outside of the city. Went back recently and thought that it was no more than a decent gastro pub but prices were too high for the food we received. Also watch out for "deals" on sites like itison as when you book, it... More 

Thank Alan S
Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Heard great things about this place,had lunch there and to be honest it was not that great,nice enough decor but slow service once the place got busy,ended up not having dessert as we waited 15 mins after we asked for dessert menu and still no one came back to our table,as for the food i had fish and chips it... More 

Thank Grant S
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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47 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Had a meal with my husband, food was 1st class so well done to the chef! Ambiance superb and well worth a visit although awkward to get to without a car in my opinion as at a difficult junction, spotlessly clean and would certInly visit again. Only critics is could do with more than the one small piece of bread... More 

Thank sheilam16363
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We visited this place yesterday for Sunday lunch. It was very busy which is always a good sign, and although we took our time trying to find a space (car park needs serious work done on it) we managed to finally slot the car in. Walking in, the narrow hallway is clean, fresh and covered in awards certificates. Another good... More 

Thank Chris M
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

First night out in along time. Service was friendly polite and prompt. Food was delicious. I had lobster risotto to start which was fabulous my husband had cold meat platter. Then onto the main pork in serra serrano ham and cod with haggis neep & tatties. Pudding were a joy even though not essential as we were full but so... More 

Thank Fredmum
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18 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This Inn has a great reputation for locally source food but is now suffering from its own success. It is essential especially at the weekend to pre-book a table. They are currently completing a large extension but it has not yet had a positive impact on the very overcrowded main restaurant. The tables are very close together, the numbers being... More 

Thank Rio W
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I have been multiple times and have been impressed all the time. New bar is small but the food is great, air dried steaks, game dishes and sea food. Wine is making be on the expensive side but is still good, and they have a good range of spirits and beers

Thank Angus M

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Bar, British, Scottish, European, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Business meetings, Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic
Open Hours
08:00 - 23:00
08:00 - 23:00
08:00 - 23:00
08:00 - 23:00
08:00 - 23:00
08:00 - 23:00
08:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Lothianbridge, Dalkeith EH22 4TR, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Midlothian  >  Dalkeith

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?