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“Linton Hotel & Steakhouse Under New Management”

Linton Hotel & Steak House
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$ 8 - US$ 28
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Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Description: Traditional village inn with a cosy country bar and traditional steakhouse Our menus offer all homemade produce, enjoy local produce offered from local suppliers. Stunning beer garden and Lovely steak restaurant mixed with the best fish and vegetables east Lothian has on offer local is our thing .
Reviewed 21 August 2015

Our Kids took us out for their dads birthday last night to the Linton arms which has very recently changed hands (2 weeks). We had a drink in the public bar before being taken upstairs to the dinning room. Patrick ( The new owner) introduced himself and seated us at a beautifully set table with loads of elbow room for the 6 of us. Patrick also gave us a little bit of his own history and chatted away like an old friend. The menu was suitable for all and as you would expect an extensive steak menu.

The meal was superb. We are a sharing family so everyone had a taste of everyone's dish. The prawn & avocado salad came with king size prawns, the starter meatballs were sooo tasty as was the Pate and the leek & potato soup was as good as any granny ever made.

The mains were 5 steaks, all varying in size and the way they were cooked with different sauces arrived at the same time and were all fantastic. Succulent meat that could be cut with a butter knife. Patrick told us he sourced his meat from the local butchers (Linton Butchers) who I use myself and know they sell only quality produce.
There was also one beer battered fish was delicious with a light batter.

2 sweets were ordered and that was just greed. The fresh berry Eton Mess was huge and enough for 2 but to be honest you don't want to share it. The fruit was fresh and just lovely.

Our waitress for the night was a lovely young girl called Caroline who was polite, friendly and attentive without being intrusive providing excellent service along with Patrick.

After dinner we were shown to a lovely cosy lounge where you could relax with a coffee and just chill.

Well done to the chef's Sean & Dawn (yes we did point that out). Excellent food and presented beautifully.

All in all we can't wait for a return visit and would recommend to anyone.

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4  Thank LorraineCullen
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Reviewed 13 August 2015 via mobile

Out for a family meal excellent can't fault the place great value kids menu good choice . Great choice off steaks something to suit everyone. Well worth a visit .

2  Thank Robert R
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Reviewed 9 August 2015 via mobile

My family had enjoyed a lovely stay in the area and the perfect end to our holiday was to have a lovely laid back pub dinner. After reading TripAdvisor reviews and walking past and admiring the lovely flowers and window boxes we felt confident with our decision to dine at The Linton.

When we first arrived we were advised that they were under new management and were finding their feet so there may be a few pauses between courses! We were in no rush so ordered and enjoyed our drinks.

The starters we had were Chicken Liver Pate which was distinctly average, Meatballs in a Neopolitan sauce (which when it arrived was raw on the inside, burnt on the outside meatball in a barbecue sauce and grated cheddar), and Vegetable soup which can only be described as a bowl of slop.

The mains were Fish and Chips with homemade triple cooked chips (this was overcooked fish in soggy batter and frozen chips), New York Chicken (an overcooked chicken breast, the same frozen chips and the same barbecue sauce from the meatball starter) and then 3 steaks - the first was a sirloin steak, well done, (which was a medium rare fillet and the same chips again from all main courses......not exactly ideal when the well done stipulation was due to my sister in law being pregnant and not able to eat anything but thoroughly cooked meat) the second a medium rare fillet (which was a rump steak cut into the shape of a fillet, charred on the outside and rare on the inside.....and the peppercorn sauce side never appeared). The third steak was the worst by far - a fillet steak was ordered rare with blue cheese sauce....a charred sirloin appeared with a macaroni style cheese sauce congealed on the top. When this was sent back a twenty minute wait resulted with the smallest offcut of fillet steak served with no chips but one leaf of lettuce, one tomato and a jug of cream and chopped onion pretending to be a sauce. In the end this member of the family got no dinner at all.

The manager gave us excuse after excuse eg. 'The chef has been up since breakfast cooking' 'I have been working since breakfast so you can see why mistakes happen' 'I am sorry because when you ask staff to do a service and they don't it's not good enough.' By this point our waitress had gone home due to being reduced to tears by the chef and Manager.

The icing on the cake when having had to pay £50 for starters, two of the mains and our drinks.....the Manager reassured my sister in law that when she is next in she will be taken care of with lots of drinks and have a great night.......this is again him not remembering she is pregnant.

My recommendation is to stay well clear of this place as even if you do end up with a meal it is a huge disappointment.

19  Thank Kirsten T
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Reviewed 4 August 2015

We just wandered to "The Linton" and we're delighted at what we found, the upstairs dinning room was a joy, the staff friendly and helpful and the food was very good and at a price which was very fare. A really good find.

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1  Thank Dennis R
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Reviewed 7 July 2015

Tucked away in a corner just before the bridge, this hotel doesn't look much from the outside - but don't be put off by appearances. Stepping into the bar you find a good selection of beers, plenty of table games to enjoy if that is your wish, and excellent food.

We decided to stop for lunch. We each had a different main course - all standard pub fare but exquisitely done. The chips were fabulous and quite unusually all three of us completely cleared our plates - not because the portions were small, they weren't, but because the food was just to good.

We may have to stay over here so that we can enjoy the beer properly with the food next time, definitely worth stopping in.

2  Thank Neil D
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