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The Great Story Of
Our Culinary Journey
The secret behind our delicious food is so simple!
Top notch ingredients gathered locally from both land and Sea & simply paired with great flavours.
Come and try it for yourself.
The Creel Hours
Winter Opening Hours
November to April
Monday – Tuesday:
Thursday – Saturday:
Lunch & Dinner
Summer Opening Hours
May to October
Monday – Tuesday:
Wednesday – Sunday:
Lunch & Dinner
Lunch 12:00 – 2:00pm Dinner 6:30 – 9:00pm
Reservations are accepted in advance and are recommended to be made at least 1 ahead for weekends.
Local Fish & Shellfish Soup
(Coley, Lemon Sole, Partan Crab & Langoustine)
Toasted Sesame Oil
Grilled Fillet of Dunbar Mackerel
Apple, Potato & Dill Salad
Steamed North Atlantic Shell-on Prawns Served Chilled
Bruschetta of Garlic & Thyme Infused Vine Tomatoes
Virgin Olive Oil & Balsamic Dressing
Warm Assiette of Fir Apple Potatoes, Pear, Prawns & Black Pudding
Cream Fraiche Dressing
Grilled Chunky Fillet of Eyemouth Coley
Aromatic Salsa of Ripe Vine Tomato, Spanish Onion & Tarragon
Fried Baby Potatoes & Sherry Vinegar Sour Cream
Crisp Soda Battered Fillet of Eyemouth Haddock
Hand Cut Chips, Mushy Peas & Homemade Tartar Sauce
Griddled Collops of Chicken Breast
Warm Mustard Dressed Bacon, Potato & Water Cress Salad
Creamy Nutmeg Scented Local Mushroom Stroganoff
Homemade Smooth Chicken Liver Pate Potted with Lemon Thyme Butter
Pan-crisped Strips of Belly Pork
Shallot Puff Pastry Tart & Spiced Orange & Truffle Oil Dressing
Crispy Chinese Style Strips of Beef
Sesame & Soy Dipping Sauce
Classic Tartar of Belhaven Oak Smoked Salmon
Homemade Soda Bread
Pan-fried Local Crab Cakes
Apple Vinegar, Tomato & Tarragon Butter Dressing
Pan-fried Thai Fish Cakes
Lemon Grass & Red Chilli Dipping Sauce
Simply Grilled Whole Sardines
Dijon, Pastis & Tarragon Butter
Baked Fillet of Eyemouth Hake
Classic Spicy Patatas Bravas and Sour Cream
Classic Navarin of Lamb
Light and Tasty Lamb & Vegetable Casserole
Local Wild Garlic & Thyme Infused Mash
Spanish “El Arrizo Verdura”
Smoked Paprika & Vegetable Braised Rice
Seared Courgettes, Peppers, Green Beans & Chick Peas
Hot & Sour Yellow Cauliflower & Coconut Curry
Crispy Shallots, Peanuts & Aromatic Basmati Rice
Seared 8oz Ribeye of Aged Borders Beef
Hand Cut Big Chips, Roasted Vine Tomato, Wilted Bitter Leaves
Black Pepper & Dijon Cream Sauce
Whole Baked Local Plaice
Lemon Grass, Lime & Coriander Butter
Whole Baked Fish of the Day
Laced with Ginger, Garlic & Fresh Curry Leaves
Classic Cinnamon Beignet Souffles
Rich Chocolate Sauce and Fresh Pouring Cream
Classic Creamed Farola
Creel Duo of Cheeses
Strathdon Blue and Mature Arran Waxed Cheddar
Classic Panna Cotta
Homemade Rose Petal Syrup
Dairy Ice Cream with Shots of Espresso & Amaretto
Classic 70% Chocolate Torte
Moist Orange and Almond Cake
Rich Chocolate Sauce & Kumquat Marmalade
Apple & Shortcake Crumble
Full Dairy Cream Custard
& Cinnamon Sugar
We run frequent specials
Depending on the Fish it may contain a modest supplement.
but we do try our very best to assure you great value for money using as much local produce that warrants possible.
The Creel is a cosy wood panelled Scottish restaurant nestled between the two historic harbours of Dunbar. The perfect retreat after a windswept walk around the wilds of the John Muir country park and beaches or checking out the Kittiwakes that take residence in Dunbar castles craggy ruins for the summer months. The famous Dunbar Championship Golf course is very close to hand and the local shops on the high street are only a stones throw away. The train link from Edinburgh Waverly to Dunbar Station only takes 25 minutes and also we have plenty of street parking outside of the Creel.
The food is inspired by East Lothians picturesque coastline where a clean modern-rustic style has been created. Logan Thorburn is the Chef proprietor of The Creel Restaurant since 2006
The Creel restaurant has been blessed with its’ fair share of Awards for its cookery from both regional and national bodies of the Scottish food & Drink industry.
We cater for parties up 36 People. House Specialities being Tapas Parties and Family Dining.
We run regular themed evenings which have included Multi-course Tasting menus, Tapas dishes and we have even hosted a highly successful Gourmet Burger Night!
Lovely atmosphere, staff are very welcoming & take care of you very well, service is really quick considering everything is freshly cooked, you don’t wait ages. The food is amazing, well presented, tasty & not too much or too little, just right portions.
I would highly recommend.
Lunch today was truly outstanding; chef still very much at the top of his game. Smoked Salmon Tartare with soda bread was a beautiful balance of lightly smoked salmon, capers hint of chilli: beautiful presentation. My coley on patatas bravas had so many lovely flavours supporting a brilliantly cooked coley fillet. The home-made ice cream with espresso and amaretto on the side was just so clever and fun to mix the flavours; you gotta try that!!
Definitely worth checking out, may need to book first though.
Telephone bookings only.
Call us on 01368 863279
If I’m busy when you call then please leave a message and I will get back to you as soon as I can.