The Great Story Of

Our Culinary Journey


The Creel Hours

Of Operation

Winter Opening Hours

November to April

Monday – Tuesday:




Thursday – Saturday:

Lunch & Dinner


Sunday Lunch

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.

Lunch Menu



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

Homemade Mayonnaise

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

Pan-fried Gnocchi



Homemade Smooth Chicken Liver Pate Potted with Lemon Thyme Butter

Arran Oaties

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

Fino Dressing

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

Caramelized Oranges

Creel Duo of Cheeses

Strathdon Blue and Mature Arran Waxed Cheddar

Classic Panna Cotta

Homemade Rose Petal Syrup

Creel Affogato

Dairy Ice Cream with Shots of Espresso & Amaretto

Classic 70% Chocolate Torte

Clotted Cream

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.

Quality costs,

but we do try our very best to assure you great value for money using as much local produce that warrants possible.


Warm Atmosphere

Our Story

About Us

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.


Private dining

& events

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!



Book a Table

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.

Our Suppliers

Whitecross Quality Butcher, Dunbar

Ross Dougal   Fish Merchant, Eyemouth

Mark Murphy   Fruit & Vegetables, Edinburgh

Crunchy Carrot   Specialist Local Fruit, Vegetable & Potato Suppliers, Dunbar

Braehead Fine Foods,   Specialist Dry goods supplies,  Braehead

Inverarity Morton   Wines & Spirits

Belhaven Brewery,   Bottled Beers and Soft Drinks, Belhaven

Logan Thorburn   Occasional Woodland & Hedgerow Forager, Aka Chef Proprietor at The Creel Dunbar


The Creel Restaurant, The Harbour, 25 Lamer Street, Dunbar, East Lothian, EH42 1HJ

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01368 863279