Our Place, Your Place is the motto of this cosy cafe and restaurant, and with its log fire, exposed brick walls and vintage-style furniture, you will certainly feel at home. Located on Waterside in Haddington, The Waterside Bistro’s picturesque setting only adds to its appeal, attracting visitors from all over the Edinburgh area. Tuck into some British classics like the traditional cullen skink and the beef & ale pie, a pub food favourites like the Waterside burger or build your own sharing board by choosing from the range of delicious options that include black pudding bon bons with a sweet n sour chilli syrup, haggis pakora and creamy garlic mushrooms. To guarantee a table at The Waterside Bistro, make a reservation in advance!
Dissappointed, poor selection on menu, lots of meals not available on the day, hardly any selection for vegetarian guests, value for money, very poor, will not be back.
We visited the Waterside on the strength of their steak every Thursday. The bar was friendly and welcoming and we enjoyed a pre dinner drink before heading through to the main restaurant. So far, so good. After this, however, things went gradually downhill. The steak we ordered was of very poor quality, with more gristle and fat than meat. When we mentioned this to the server she acknowledged our complaint and promised to feed our comments back to the kitchen. We waited for the server to come back to our table with either a discretionary drink or money off our bill, however we were to be disappointed again. There was no offer of any compensation nor were any further orders for drinks or dessert taken. While other tables around us were brought the bill, we had to pay at the bar. When mentioning our compliant to the owner we were informed that 20% had been taken off our bill. Great! But no one had had the courtesy to inform us of this. Had we known this we would have possibly ordered more drinks, so they effectively did themselves out of additional sales. In conclusion The Watersise Bistro is a pleasant enough place to go for a drink however I'd give the food a miss in future and wouldn't recommend the service.
great food, excellent service, would highly recommend, thursday night is steak night, ( steak, chips, drink) for £10 so also great value for money too