About Signals Bistro

Located inside the No.12 Quality Street Hotel, Signals Bistro is equally as popular with East Lothian locals as it is with hotel guests, offering seasonal Scottish cuisine in a tranquil setting. Champions of local produce with a focus on market-fresh seafood, the menu features traditional British dishes as well as some international influences. Start your day off Scottish style with the traditional Scottish breakfast (bacon, sausage, haggis, black pudding, potato scone and tomato served with your choice of fried, scrambled or poached egg), try a bowl of some traditional cullen skink for lunch or feast on some Belhaven Best steak pie, North Sea haddock and chips or the haggis tower. The perfect way to start or end a day exploring the charming seaside town of North Berwick, you’ll find Signals Bistro on Quality Street in the town centre – book ahead to guarantee a table!

Opening Times

Open today - Opens at 8:00 am
8:00 am - 10:30 pm
8:00 am - 10:30 pm
8:00 am - 10:45 pm
8:00 am - 10:45 pm
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
8:00 am - 10:30 pm
8:00 am - 10:30 pm


Signals Bistro
12 Quality Street, Town Centre
North Berwick EH39 4HP

Menu Highlights



Cullen Skink

Creamy fish soup made with smoked haddock, chunks of potato and onion. Served with crusty bread.

Stornoway Black Pudding

Stornoway black pudding and glazed apples topped with a poached egg, served with a salad garnish & finished with wholegrain mustard sauce.

John Dickson’s Smoked Salmon

Served with mixed salad leaves, spring onion & brown bread, finished with a mustard, honey & lemon dressing.


Haggis Tower

Haggis, Neeps and tatties served with our own whisky sauce.

North Sea Haddock & Chips

Fresh North Sea haddock in your choice of our own Belhaven beer batter or breadcrumbs. Served with homemade chips, salad garnish and tartar sauce.

Signals Lamb Shank

Braised lamb shank on a bed of creamy mash potato with fresh vegetables and a red wine jus.


Signals Crumble

Please see board for today’s crumble served with S. Luca’s Ice cream.

Lemon Tartlet

Sweet shortcrust tart filled with a zingy lemon custard served with elderflower sorbet.

Sticky Toffee Pudding

Served with S. Luca’s fudgy wudgy ice cream.

32 Signals Bistro Reviews

32 Reviews
Value for money:Great value
Waiting time:Exceptionally good
Noise levels:Very pleasant
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Alan P.a month ago · 1 review

Great food and service. If you get the chance to sit outside on a sunny day it makes the experience all the better as it is a sun trap!

Catriona B.a month ago · 1 review

Wonderful time - as usual. Food and service as always, impeccable. This is place is consistently good and the menu varies from season to season.

Karen C.a month ago · 1 review

Fresh varied menu, large portions, be careful! Friendly, attentive, but not over imposing service. Best meal experience we've had in Scotland this week. Thank you.

Irene W.2 months ago · 1 review

Excellent selection of food with a great service. Portion sizes, as per previous visits, are generous. Good value for money. Thanks to Sean and his team for a wonderful family dinner.

John F.a year ago · 1 review

Food was delicious very tasty our guests who stay in the area thought the food wonderful and they will be returning for more. The bistro was very comfortable some people say the service was slow considering the fact that each course is freshly cooked we found the service very good and efficient. Both the waiters were very good and knowledgable and couldn't do enough for us we will certainly return . A very enjoyable experience and a fantastic night was enjoyed.

Alexander H.2 years ago · 1 review

Signals Bistro offers a delightful dining experience. The food, much of which is of local provenance, is delicious. The menu is suitably varied with an emphasis on fish, though other options are well represented.

Evelyn M.4 months ago · 1 review

I had a lovely meal at Signals Bistro - my husband felt his breaded fish was a bit overdone. Quite a few choices on the menu but not too many that you can't choose. Friendly, helpful staff.

susan P.a year ago · 1 review

lovely meal - service briliant only downside the size of their tomato ketchup - I love my sauce and there just was not enough of it - oh and a wee pepper sauce as an extra side dish would have been great with my steak :) all in all a nice meal though will be back

Susan B.a year ago · 1 review

Food good as always! Would recommend you visit signals if in area! Service started of great but felt after main plates were cleared no-one came near to ask if we wanted anything else! Which we have never experienced before in this bistro! So we asked for bill and left to get coffee elsewhere!☹

Sheila C.a year ago · 5 reviews

The food was lovely but our overall experience of Signals Bistro was spoiled by rather chaotic service while most of the waiting and bar staff seemed detached and disinterested in their customers.