North Berwick is a pretty seaside town that's been popular with visitors since Victorian times. With attractions such as three top-class golf courses, long sandy beaches, the iconic Bass Rock and the Scottish Seabird Centre, it draws thousands of day trippers from nearby Edinburgh and beyond. The town itself is full of interesting cafes and atmospheric bars and the restaurants of North Berwick have a well-deserved reputation for quality. So whether you're planning a visit or you're lucky enough to live in this attractive town, check out our selection of the best North Berwick restaurants and enjoy some seriously good cooking in fabulous surroundings.
Signals Bistro is typical of the new wave of British cooking you can find in many North Berwick restaurants. Fresh and local is the order of the day and this is reflected in starters such as creamy cullen skink or Stornoway black pudding with glazed apples topped with a poached egg and served with a crisp salad. Popular mains include a haggis tower and the ever-popular North Sea haddock and chips. Signals crumble with local ice cream is the ideal way to finish off a fine meal.
The beautiful coastal setting and availability of fine local ingredients has attracted a number of talented international chefs to the area. Zitto Italian Wine Bar is an excellent example of North Berwick restaurants where local produce is combined with continental expertise to create some stunning dishes. A starter of cartocci scozzese, for example, wraps haggis in delicate parcels of filo pastry, which are served with a sweet plum sauce. Not classically Italian, perhaps, but a wonderful marriage of Scottish ingredients and Italian culinary flair. Pasta marinara, meanwhile, showcases a selection of the best Scottish seafood.
Whether you're planning a leisurely weekend brunch, relaxing lunch or special dinner, the restaurants of North Berwick can meet your needs perfectly. Why not book a table to recover after a strenuous round of golf or rest your legs after a bracing walk along the beach? On the other hand, just skip the exercise and move directly to enjoying a well-cooked meal in the comfortable surroundings of one of North Berwick's top restaurants.