The Old Bakehouse Restaurant

This restaurant has ceased trading.

The Old Bakehouse Restaurant
Main Street, West Linton, Scottish Borders, EH46 7EA
  • Telephone 01968 660830
  • Seasonal times Open Mon/Tue during the summer
  • Food served Wed–Sun 9.30am–9pm. Closed Mon/Tue. Closed Mon/Tue in winter
  • Average price £10 (set lunch); £21 (evening meal)
  • Website www.theoldbakehouserestaurant.com
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Taken over by Tony Singh in April 2014, the Old Bakehouse has been given a facelift that retains the traditional, country-inn feel of the place, as well as a revamped menu. This is a cross-cultural mix of spiced up bistro/pub favourites, including the Bangra Burger, a classic from his time owning Edinburgh's Oloroso, potted salmon with coriander and lime, and Tony's curry of the day. There's a Josper grill for steaks, seafood and burgers, and they also do takeaway food.

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Tony Singh, the man behind such Edinburgh institutions as Roti, Olorosso and Tony’s Table, has upped sticks to The Old Bakehouse in West Linton. The team insist that it’s nothing more than an attempt to swap the high costs of a city centre business for a more bucolic, and less financially challenging, environment. The low ceilinged dining room, with its briskly modern pine tables, light olive chairs and cool lighting gives the timeworn bakehouse a contemporary air, and the food remains a reliable fusion of locally sourced Scottish ingredients with an Indian inflection. Haggis pakora may be a little less outré all these years on, but it's still a rich, unctuous bite of warm spices and crisp batter served with contrasting dips of fragrant tamarind and minty citrus. Salmon Punjabi flakes easily and is stickily soft while the Banghra Burger offers chargrilled lamb, buttery aloo tikki, tangy pickled onions and rich, crispy scrumpets (slow cooked lamb, breaded and deep fried). On a similarly indulgent theme, desserts including banana, ginger and sticky toffee breads with butterscotch sauce offer a magnificent finish to proceedings. If you’re passing, it’s well worth the detour for an undeniably pleasurable feast even if, at this stage, the Old Bakehouse isn’t quite destination dining transposed from Edinburgh central.

  • High point: The cosy bar with its range of rare whiskies
  • Low point: You're probably driving
  • Notable dish: Bhangra Burger
  • Average price: £10 (set lunch); £21 (dinner)
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  • Private dining: Up to 30 covers
  • Provides: Children's portions, Children's high chairs, Wheelchair access, Free wi-fi
  • Music on stereo: Classical/chill out
  • Capacity: 65
  • Largest group: 65
  • Open since: 2014
  • Number of wines sold by the glass: 8
  • House wine: £16.50 per bottle

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Restaurant review: The Old Bakehouse Restaurant

13 Nov 2014

Tony Singh's latest venture in Pentland foothills offers mixed bag of Scottish Indian fusion food

Can it be true? Tony Singh, the man behind such Edinburgh institutions as Roti, Olorosso and Tony’s Table, has left the capital and upped sticks to the Old Bakehouse in West Linton. The team insist that it’s nothing more than an attempt to swap the high…