The Stables at The Bonnie Badger

“Pub grub with a touch of the Tom Kitchin magic” - AA Inspector

LOCATION

GULLANE, EAST LOTHIAN

Official Rating
Inspected by
Visit England Logo
Awards
award

Our Inspector's view

Nestled between Gullane’s golf courses and beaches, The Bonnie Badger’s The Stables restaurant has become a coveted destination among guests and locals in the area. It has built a reputation for boasting a stylish Highlands-meet-Scandi interior and some seriously good food driven by the ‘From Nature to Plate’ philosophy of its founders. Soaring rafters and original sandstone walls create the setting for a roster of updated comfort-food classics.

Awards, accolades and Welcome Schemes

award
2 Rosette Award for Culinary Excellence
The Stables at The Bonnie Badger
Main Street, GULLANE, EAST LOTHIAN, EH31 2AB
Phone : 01620 621111

Features

Facilities
  • Seats: 106
  • Private dining available
Accessibility
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Accessible toilets
  • Assist dogs welcome
Opening times
  • Open all year
  • Lunch served from: 12 noon
  • Lunch served until: 2.30pm
  • Dinner served from: 5pm
  • Dinner served until: 9pm
Food and Drink
  • Wines under £30: 4
  • Wines over £30:
  • Wines by the glass: 21
  • Cuisine style: Modern Scottish
  • Vegetarian menu

About the area

Discover East Lothian

Said to be the sunniest area of Scotland, East Lothian boasts a dramatic coastline. In summer, you’ll hear larks singing high above the four-mile sweep of dunes, sandy shoreline and saltmarsh that forms the John Muir Country Park, named after the Dunbar-born explorer, naturalist and father of conservation. Eider and shelduck nest in the dunes, and gannets skim the waves on their way to and from their fishing grounds and roosts on the nearby Bass Rock.

Dunbar’s prosperity was built on fishing and whaling, and its three historic harbours are still home to a busy fleet of small fishing boats. The oldest is overlooked by Dunbar Castle whose ruins now provide a home to a vast colony of 600 pairs of kittiwakes. Tucked beside a rocky headland, North Berwick’s harbour is a yachting and lobster fishing centre. For 500 years it provided a ferry on the pilgrimage route to St Andrews, which dramatically shortened the journey from the south. The handsome market town of Haddington is set in prime agricultural country on the River Tyne. It was granted the status of a royal burgh in the 12th century and later became the county town for East Lothian.

Why choose Rated Trips?

Your trusted guide to rated places across the UK
icon example
The best coverage

Discover more than 15,000 professionally rated places to stay, eat and visit from across the UK and Ireland.

icon example
Quality assured

Choose a place to stay safe in the knowledge that it has been expertly assessed by trained assessors.

icon example
Plan your next trip

Search by location or the type of place you're visiting to find your next ideal holiday experience.

icon example
Travel inspiration

Read our articles, city guides and recommended things to do for inspiration. We're here to help you explore the UK.