More about Old Colliery
Set in rural Midlothian, Old Colliery offers comforting British food from a trusty menu, and serves a variety of drinks from the half-circle bar, championing regionally-sourced cask ales. The family-friendly restaurant enjoys a pretty garden for al fresco dining, as well as both an indoor and outdoor play area where children can keep themselves entertained.
Served straight from the rotisserie, succulent roast chicken covered in crisp, golden skin is paired with a chilli, lime and lemongrass glaze, homemade potato wedges and buttery corn on the cob. Scottish salmon and crab cakes lead the starters on the Old Colliery menu, while a slow-cooked hotpot of rich, melting lamb, golden potatoes and vegetables heads the main courses.
Homely and snug, the dining room matches sanded oak furnishing with hazy lamps and dappled wooden panelling. A montage of history-rich artwork lines the walls, highlighted by the contemporary spotlights that punctuate the ceiling.
An 8-minute drive from the beautiful Old Wood, Old Colliery near Edinburgh is just a 17-minute drive to the bustling city centre.