Independent watering hole by the sea in North Berwick.
With a clever day-long menu, a couple of dozen wines by the glass and a full complement of cocktails and craft beers, Herringbone on North Berwick’s Westgate does a nifty job of being most things to most people. Bright natural light, bleached timbers and chalky paintwork nod to the seaside, but we’re talking cool, not buckets and spades here. You can find a place for coffee and a quiet read of the newspaper, it’s good for lunch, decent for dinner, there are big rough wood tables for a crowd to perch for a glass at night. Local sourcing includes North Berwick gin and Thistly Cross Cider, and food runs from porridge and a full Scottish, through snacks and desserts to dinner dishes of line-caught bass, slow-braised East Lothian lamb and roast guinea fowl.