Food and Drink in South Queensferry

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From restaurants with stunning waterside views to family friendly cosy cafes, all kinds of tasty treats await in South Queensferry.

Casual eats and coffee shops

The Little BakeryWhether it's brownies or bloomer bread, the speciality of The Little Bakery is their gorgeous looking baked goods, but they also serve a varied breakfast and lunch menu as well as afternoon tea. With everything made in-house using fresh and seasonal ingredients, the menu at child and dog-friendly Manna House Bakery is sure to please all the family, whether stopping by for a pick-me-up coffee or a relaxed brunch.

If it’s coffee and a pastry on the go you’re after, Dalmeny Deli is conveniently located beside Dalmeny Train Station, while the satisfying sandwiches at The Picnic Kiosk will fill you up until dinner time. 

Big on flavours and big on portions, Down the Hatch serve up bowls of authentic Canadian food with a local twist. If you haven't tried it before, make sure you try their speciality, Poutine. Originating in Quebec, it consists of hand cut chips, cheese curd and a rich brown gravy.  They even come with a variety of crazy toppings!


With panoramic views across the River Forth, several of South Queensferry’s restaurants offer the perfect backdrop to wine, dine and gaze across the picture-perfect view.

Orocco PierFor a mouth-watering selection of the finest seafood and prime Scotch steaks, Samphire Seafood Bar & Grill is situated within the stylish boutique hotel Orocco Pier. The hotel is also the home to Antico Café Bar – open all day it has a more casual atmosphere, but with an equally impressive drinks list and dining menu.

Situated against the stunning backdrop of the Bridges and Firth of Forth, Scotts Bar & Restaurant at Port Edgar Marina has an extensive menu featuring everything from traditional fish & chips, to dry aged steaks and freshly landed seafood, while the bar is home to a tempting wine list, classic cocktails and plenty of favourite local artisan gins and craft beers. The nearby Boat House is billed as South Queensferry’s best kept secret, and it’s here that you can indulge in gorgeous plates of pan-fried scallops, wild Scottish halibut, local lobster, crab and rock oysters.

Railway Bridge BiestroFresh, seasonal and local produce is also at the fore at The Railbridge Bistro. Open for breakfast, light bites and dinner, they also have a varied children’s menu. Or for a range of both traditional and exciting new Indian cuisine dishes head to Queen’s Spice on the High Street. 

The Hawes InnIf you’re looking for a traditional inn packed with charm and character, it has to be The Hawes Inn. This country pub and restaurant has a range of local specialities, including hand-crumbed langoustines and mussels, and seasonal favourites such as pan-fried lamb. Why not treat yourself and stay over – you’ll certainly be in good company as the author Robert Louis Stevenson stayed in the Inn and wrote part of the famous novel 'Kidnapped' in one of the rooms!

Pubs and bars

The Ferry Tap ED 500If you’re in need of a pint of fine ale, then a trip to The Ferry Tap, a quaint pub situated on the main street, is a must. Traditionally an alehouse for the Forth's ferrymen, they have over 52 single malt whiskies – the perfect thing to put some colour in your cheeks!


From a unique range of boutique shops to a year-round programme of family-friendly events, discover more about the delights of “The Ferry” in our Guide to South Queensferry >