Penicuik Food Guide: 10 Must-Eat Restaurants & Street Food Stalls in Penicuik

January 18, 2018 Giuseppe Pratt

Penicuik (/ˈpɛnɪˌkʊk/ PEN-i-kuuk) is a town and former burgh in Midlothian, Scotland, lying on the west bank of the River North Esk. It lies on the A701 midway between Edinburgh and Peebles, east of the Pentland Hills.
Things to do in Penicuik

1. The Flotterstone Inn

Biggar Rd, Penicuik EH26 0PP, Scotland Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar Bar, British, Pub, Scottish, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Late Night +44 1968 673717
Excellent
25%
Good
31%
Satisfactory
12%
Poor
14%
Terrible
18%
Overall Ratings

3.5 based on 402 reviews

The Flotterstone Inn

Reviewed By Brian W

Charged me 50p to use the toilet. Won't be going back!!!!! Charged me 50p to use the toilet. Won't be going back. Apparently they also charge British soldiers 50p to use the toilet , even though they've been clearing snow outside in freezing conditions...

2. Gigi's Restaurant

72-74 Lothian Street, Bonnyrigg EH19 3AQ, Scotland (Formerly Gigi's Ristorante) Takeout, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Accepts Credit Cards Italian, Pizza, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Drinks, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch HK$110 - HK$439 +44 131 660 6906
Excellent
73%
Good
20%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 550 reviews

Gigi's Restaurant

A family run Italian restaurant that works hard to give the locals the very best in Italian cuisine. With a proven record of quality, we show off many of our accolades as soon as you walk through the front door. It doesn't end there. With great food comes world class customer service.. Sceptical? Come try us out for yourself!

Reviewed By Frances H - United Kingdom

Was taken to Gigi's for a family treat. The ambience, staff & food excellent. Great service, hot food on hot plates and good size portions. You must try the new 'Fettuccine Osso bucco' absolutely delicious. Excellent specials board with lots of fish. My husband was in seventh heaven. When next in Scotland we will be back.

3. Whitmuir the Organic Place

Lamancha | West Linton, Penicuik EH46 7BB, Scotland Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Takeout, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi Cafe, British, Scottish, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch, Dinner +44 1968 661908
Excellent
42%
Good
31%
Satisfactory
9%
Poor
14%
Terrible
4%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 141 reviews

Whitmuir the Organic Place

Part Of A Farm Specialising In Organic Foods

Reviewed By Jayne T

My husband and I popped in today hoping to have a look at some plants.....I have given 1 star and that is for the disabled parking spaces. I didn't get much further than that because I am in a wheelchair and the huge stones everywhere made it pretty much impossible. We tried to enter the organic area and it was pretty tight. There is a path made from slabs leading to the plant area so I thought that would be easy....not at all. I made it round with a cut to my face from the overgrown bushes that stick out over the path only to find that the way to the plant area was a stoney hill that my wheelchair would never make the journey. I was really upset by this point but I now had to head back to the car past those jaggy bushes again. I protected my face with my arms but left with a torn jacket. I was disgusted that in this day and age that I had to suffer this disregarded and ignorance toward wheelchair users. I have been to lots of different Gardens in this country and in Europe and so far this place is at the bottom as far as I am concerned. These people who run this place should be embarrassed. If you use a wheelchair and plan on visiting don't expect to get past the parking space.

4. Clippers

26 High Street, Penicuik EH26 8HW, Scotland Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar Indian, Asian, Balti, Eastern European, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options Lunch, Dinner, Late Night +44 1968 679977
Excellent
64%
Good
22%
Satisfactory
3%
Poor
3%
Terrible
8%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 87 reviews

Clippers

I have been going to Clippers in Penicuik for over five years and would highly recommend the restaurant to anyone. We are always greeted with respect and a warm smile from the staff and especially the owner. The service is always good and the food has always been very good. We have been encouraged to try new dishes to help educate my palate, but I tend to stick with the 'chicken tikka buna'. This dish suits my palate and my digestive system. I/we have tried other places but always come back to clippers and in our/my estimation is the best one for me.

Reviewed By Andrew G - Penicuik, United Kingdom

Ate here on Saturday 29 July 2017. Food was quite superb, and a good reminder of how lucky we are to have this place within a five minute walk. Service a bit slow at first, but soon picked up, and a mistake on our bill...MoreThank you very much for your support and good review.

5. The Radhuni

93 Clerk Street, Loanhead EH20 9RE, Scotland Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Delivery, Reservations, Waitstaff, Full Bar, Accepts Credit Cards Indian, Asian, Balti, Bangladeshi, Eastern European, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options Lunch, Dinner, Late Night HK$220 - HK$337 +44 131 440 3566
Excellent
79%
Good
13%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
2%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 314 reviews

The Radhuni

Reviewed By sdl1010 - Bonnyrigg, United Kingdom

Been a couple of times - food is very good. My preferred indian restaurant in Midlothian. Service very good. Friendly staff. I have asked for advice from the menu and the waiter is happy to give some info.Hello sdl1010, thank you for the excellent review. It's always a pleasure to read about our guest's experiences at The Radhuni.

6. The Royal Hotel

34 High Street, Penicuik EH26 8HU, Scotland Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Buffet, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Parking Available, Accepts Credit Cards Bar, British, Scottish, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch HK$31 - HK$275 +44 1968 676979
Excellent
75%
Good
19%
Satisfactory
3%
Poor
1%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 113 reviews

The Royal Hotel

Reviewed By NurseNay1 - Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Visited here with some friends, having never been before. Thankfully trip advisor reviews were helpful, otherwise I'd have missed this absolute gem.
Food was delicious, starter main dessert. Would definitely recommend the chicken strips or pâté for a starter. The fudge cake was a total winner. Very good value for money, and the service was great, very attentive staff! Top marks....will definitely be back x

Bar & Bistro 23-25 Bog Road, Penicuik EH26 9BY, Scotland Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol Bar, British, Scottish, Pub, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly Dinner, Lunch HK$55 - HK$220 +44 1968 672683
Excellent
66%
Good
29%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
1%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 64 reviews

Navaar House Bar & Bistro

19th century house converted to a Family run Bar and Bistro. Real fires throughout. Homemade food. Private function rooms. Live Sports. Private Car Park. Great Beer Garden!

Reviewed By Robert M - Penicuik, United Kingdom

Eaten here thrice in last month, never disappointed, soups and broth top drawer, mains come in large and larger, I have only just learned about the reduced portions, next time ??? Great service and no pressure...Thank you for leaving us a review! I'm glad you have enjoyed your meals with us! 'Small eaters' portions are available at anytime, just ask the waiting staff the next time you are in. Hopefully see you in the Navaar soon!

8. Spice House

28 The Square, Penicuik EH26 8LH, Scotland Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff Indian, Asian Dinner HK$86 - HK$173
Excellent
68%
Good
22%
Satisfactory
8%
Poor
0%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 35 reviews

Spice House

Reviewed By Andrew G - Penicuik, United Kingdom

Regularly use this for take away. Decided to sit in on 1 April 2017, a Saturday. Very basic, but clean and welcoming. Food, as usual, absolutely superb. Possibly even better than take away, but I guess that's because it's straight from kitchen without a Delivery journey. This is a bring your own alcohol place, so remember to take something with you -- then sit down and enjoy superb food.

9. The Original Rosslyn Inn Gastropub

2-4 Main Street, Roslin EH25 9LE, Scotland Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar Bar, British, Pub, Scottish, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Drinks HK$31 - HK$86 +44 131 440 2384
Excellent
31%
Good
40%
Satisfactory
17%
Poor
3%
Terrible
9%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 241 reviews

The Original Rosslyn Inn Gastropub

About The Original Rosslyn Inn<br>The Original Rosslyn Inn is an idyllic village inn, set in the romantic village of Roslin, just 8 miles from Edinburgh’s City Centre.<br>This privately owned family-run hotel maintains the character and charm of an old inn while continuing to lead the way in customer service, charm and elegance.<br>Only 12 miles from Edinburgh’s International Airport, this is a perfect base whether you are a tourist, or here on business.<br>Perhaps you are a grail hunter, here to study our famous Rosslyn Chapel set in the beautiful Roslin Glen Country Park and thrust into the global public eye by Dan Brown’s worldwide bestseller The Da Vinci Code.<br>Those here on business will find we are also very close to The Roslin Bio Centre, Edinburgh University’s Royal Dick Veterinary College, The Bush Estate, Bilston Industrial Estate and Straiton Retail Park.<br>Whether it’s business or pleasure – to chase down tourist hot spots or to have a romantic relaxing get-away in our country park The O

Reviewed By David O - Penicuik, United Kingdom

Been 3 times to this place over recent months. It is an excellent restaurant with a bar and good selection of drinks. Very comfortable. We have thoroughly enjoyed every meal we have had, 2 in the bar area and one in the conservatory which is lovely. The only minor criticism I would have is that their mixed drinks and coffees are expensive. Other than that, go there if you haven't been. I think that most people would enjoy it!

10. The Food Lodge

1 High Street, Penicuik EH26 8HS, Scotland Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible Chinese, Vegetarian Friendly Dinner +44 1968 677692
Excellent
57%
Good
29%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
6%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 47 reviews

The Food Lodge

Reviewed By Andrew G - Penicuik, United Kingdom

Ate here on Saturday 18 March. Have had takeaway in the past, but never sat in. Food was excellent. Service efficient and friendly. Whole place was clean. Can't ask for anything more. Even kept a 10 year old grandchild happy. Hope to be back soon.

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