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Seafood Week – October 2017

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Seafood Week

Pre starters

Oysters – Plain with shallots, sherry vinegar & tabasco


Beer battered


NB Gin cured salmon, watermelon, cucumber & lime

Queenie scallops topped with hot smoked salmon, beetroot & dill butter

Cullen skink veloute, curry oil, rarebit toast

King scallops ‘New England’, clam chowder

Shetland mussels cooked in leek & bacon topped with Kintyre blue cheese

Salt ‘n’ pepper calamari, aioli

Cold shellfish platter;

Oysters, rollmop herring, sushi, hot smoked salmon, mackerel pate toasts

Hot smoked salmon pate, whisky jelly, melba toasts


John Dory fillets, palourde clams, apple & curry

North East coast cod chunk, Spanish style stew of chorizo, red peppers, chick peas & smoked paprika

Hot & cold shellfish platter for two to share, skinny fries, aioli, wasabi & soy dips

King prawns upon noodles, pak choi, chilli & ginger broth

Whole lemon sole, buttered shrimps & samphire, new potatoes, tenderstem brocolli

Mackerel burger, horseradish mayo, watercress, apple & beetroot slaw, straw fries, brioche bun

Our famous fish ‘n’ chips & Fish Pie

Lobster thermidor

Surf ‘n’ turf; picante steak, king prawn crevettes, chilli & garlic butter, French fries.

Christmas Day Menu 2017…

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Soups – Parsnip, apple & chestnut
Cullen skink veloute, rarebit toasts

Smoked duck breast, duck liver pate,
crispy duck leg, quince jelly, figs

Pan seared king scallops, pickled cauliflower
puree, fennel & apple salsa, crispy pancetta

Celeriac & sweet garlic tart, grape & onion chutney

Chicken liver parfait, cranberry
chutney, chicken fat buttered brioche

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Our Newest Accolade…

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As some of you may have heard, we arrived back for the Scottish Hotel Awards 2012 on Sunday the 20th May with a new accolade under our belt ‘Gastropub with Rooms of the Year’. We are all very grateful to have received this award for the third year in a row and would like to thank all our loyal customers for their continued support!!

Ian, Bernadette, Gill, Maxine, Ben, Barry and all the team, here at the Sun Inn.

Evening Dessert Menu – Everything homemade, no bought in junk here!

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A turn of the year and a change in the ranks!

We have said goodbye to Maxine as she moves on to pastures new, we wish her all the best for the future and thank her for her service during our setup period, when she won patisserie of the year at The Scottish Hotel Awards.

Olly Knuckey is our new Head of Pastry, he has a BA in French but loved cooking so much he followed his heart and has subsequently worked in some of the best restaurants and hotels both here and in France including Two Michelin starred The Vineyard @ Stockcross, working under the famous Michael Caines. Continue reading →

Business 7

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Bright outlook at Sun Inn
Scott MccullochNov 6 2009 Award-winning restaurant does not compromise on quality and taste

Describing a restaurant as a ‘hidden gem’ is a bit of a cliché although it is probably still the best way to describe The Sun Inn at Eskbank. Continue reading →

Suite 101 – Mike Gerrard…

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The Sun Inn in Dalkeith was the 2010 Scottish Gastro-Pub of the Year and its beautiful boutique rooms offer top quality accommodation at budget prices.

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Fluid Edinburgh – AA Accolades…

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The boutique hotel and gastropub received the prestigious award at London’s Hilton this week, where the ceremony was held. 
Craig Minto, chef of The Sun Inn with his parents said: “We are all so proud to be awarded Pub of the Year. The team at the Sun Inn is fantastic and everyone on board has really contributed to make it the great place that it is today. I do believe that using local produce and sourcing only the best has helped us win this award.” Continue reading →

Scotsman – AA Judges take a shine…

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Judges take a shine to Sun

Published on Wednesday 29 September 2010 12:19

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The Sun Inn in Lothianbridge, Midlothian has been named this year’s AA Pub of the Year for Scotland. Continue reading →

The Scotsman – Unknown…

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IF EVER anyone wanted an identikit plan for how to create a successful gastropub, they need look no further than The Sun Inn just outside Dalkeith.

Right on the busy A7, and with unmissable billboards advertising their achievements – primarily multiple Scottish gastropub of the year awards – this place epitomises what can be done with a bit of thought and elbow grease. Continue reading → – Leandra Box…

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The Sun Inn is an idyllic country Inn. A restaurant serving delicious and well crafted gastro pub fare amongst glorious countryside with a small number of bedrooms upstairs so that you can fall into bed after eating and drinking until you can move no further. Continue reading →

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