Tranent is a small town in East Lothian (formerly Haddingtonshire), in the south-east of Scotland. It is near the A1 road and about 9 miles east of Edinburgh. It is one of the oldest towns in East Lothian, and built on a gentle slope, about 300 feet above sea level. The population of the town is approximately 11,642, an increase of over 3,000 since 1991. Tranent was formally a major mining town, but now serves as a commuter town for Edinburgh. Tranent is located within the Edinburgh City Region.
Things to do in Tranent
4 based on 364 reviews
Called in early on a cold winter night...the cafe looked inviting although I was just after ice cream. The place was busy, lots of happy looking customers in the cafe and in the shop where not only ice cream but also high quality chocolates and other sweet treats were on offer. I can officially confirm that the Xmas pudding flavour and the pistachio flavour ice creams were delicious (no, I did NOT have both merely a lick of my companion's for Tripadvisor reasons!). The staff seemed very pleasant, acknowledging regular customers and waving to small children. NOTE - they actually VEGAN ice cream...well done.
4.5 based on 41 reviews
Live locally so have been a number of times. Really good sandwiches, breakfast fair, jacket potatoes, burgers and steak sandwiches. Also started doing really super pies. I haven't got a sweet tooth but the scones are really good. Worth dropping in if you are passing.
3.5 based on 465 reviews
Went for a family birthday meal, had not been for a while and had heard mixed reviews about it after booking. Was extremely busy when we arrived, good sign. Shown to a table in a nice room, decor good. Was a bit worried that it was off the main restaurant and we might be forgotten. We arrived 1st and had to go through to the bar to order our own drinks, no big deal and the other tables quickly filled up, and more staff arrived.
Gluten free menu, always a plus. Not a massive selection for the celiac, a lot of the main menu was deep fried in batter - menu’s ok but I thought expensive for what it was. Staff very friendly, all very young looked like school kids working part time (was a Sunday dinner) didn’t look like any body senior was keeping an eye on things, and they’re lack of experience showed -food order taken, food brought to table, glasses not cleared, and nobody came to check if the food was ok, did we need more drinks, we had a pile of around 10 empty glasses in the table and they just seemed not to notice!? Would normally just take some back ourselves - we are not that precious- honest, but there was not an open bar, or anywhere obvious in the room we were in to take them too!? Went up to pay the bill, didn’t ask what table I was from and was presented with a bill. was given the wrong bill (much cheaper than ours - but because I’m honest I pointed it out and paid the correct amount!).
So, was ok, seemed like the service was lacking a bit due to inexperience and that’s fine we’ve all had new jobs, but mix up your junior and senior staff so the young guys can learn. Menu ok, a bit overpriced for a lot of deep fried food in batter - oh and they managed to burn the nachos! Looks like that day they might have been just too busy to offer the service and quality other people have mentioned. I don’t think we’ll be back in a hurry.
4.5 based on 82 reviews
Birthday Celebrations at Craigielaw
Having visited the area on many occasions visiting friends
As it was my wife's birthday we decided to celebrate with a meal at this renowned golf clubs restaurant.
The Restaurant must have on of the finest views across the Firth of Fourth in the area situated in the club house with ample seats for large parties up to sixty.
We booked a table for two on a Tuesday evening quite and not to busy
the staff were polite and efficient having presented the menus and orders taken.
After a short wait our meals arrived expertly presented and extremely tasty ordered lamb shank / salmon for our main courses
The sweets were also excellent apple sponge custard and a lemon desert .
Finishing the evening with a bottle of Prosecco no we didn’t drive but stayed in on of the clubs luxury suites we weren't disappointed with the excellent breakfast the next morning.
Come and experience this yourselves
4 based on 109 reviews
The Prestoungrange Gothenburg was established in 1908 and still continues as a bar and restaurant to this date. There is also a microbrewery attached, which produces some of our own real ales served from casks. We have a varied menu that changes regularly as well as an excellent selection of beers, malt whisky and gin. Every Saturday night there is live music in the bar and on the first Sunday of each month we have an open folk music session. Light lunch options are available during the day. Our evening menu is varied and includes many dishes using locally sourced produce.
Visited during a busy Friday night looking for a bite to eat with a group of friends who were over for the Edinburgh Festival. Thought we'd go for a drive to the coast and found this place right by the sea. I didn't realise how...MoreThank you so much for your kind words. We are delighted that you enjoyed your visit and that you appreciated everything that makes our place quite unique. Be great to see you return. Our quiz nights and Saturday entertainment are particularly popular. See you soon.
4.5 based on 271 reviews
About Gurkha’s"Better to die than be a coward" is the motto of the world-famous Nepalese Gurkha soldiers who are an integral part of the British Army.The potential of these warriors was first realized by the British at the height of their empire-building in the last century. The Victorians identified them as a "martial race", perceiving in them particularly masculine qualities of toughness."If a man says he is not afraid of dying, he is either lying or is a Gurkha." -Sir Sam Manekshaw “There is No safer place to be then with Gurkhas” -Prince Harry
6 pm. Saturday evening. Place was full.......luckily we had booked. Food was fabulous BUT tables were squashed in. We were sitting feet from door where it opened constantly on a cold evening. Customers but also food deliveries. Just beside us the phone shrilled out non stop with orders for take away. There was no chance of conversation!!!!!!!!
Slight difficulties with waiters not quite knowing what was happening. Shame.
4.5 based on 103 reviews
Great place to have locally and you forget it does the evening option and BYOB. We were there for my mother in laws 70 and have in the past had other celebrations there. It is great place for kids and adults and the relaxed setting makes it a great place for a catch up and full night. The food and portions are always fantastic and the skewers and kebabs are worth a visit for alone. Service was excellent and friendly.
whether breakfast (awesome), lunch or dinner great family friendly place to visit.
4.5 based on 438 reviews
Dined in the restaurant tonight I was pleasantly surprised. It was a frosty Wednesday evening outside but the cosy, comfortable dining room took our minds off this. We all ordered different dishes Hawaian Chicken, steak and ale pie and fish and chips - all fresh and all tasty. Desserts were not needed but enjoyed by us all - sticky toffee pudding with ice cream and a selection of sorbets.
A delightful local (ish) resturant.
3.5 based on 58 reviews
Visited on the recommendation of friends, we ordered online and when the order was complete, we were sent a link to a progress meter which counted down, how long it would take until our order was ready, we went to the restaurant at the appointed time to be told 5 minutes, 20 minutes later we eventually left with our food. Another minor detail, the online app charged us for 4 carrier bags when we were only given 2. It was only 10p, but it is the principle.
3.5 based on 50 reviews
I recently visited ordering special fish and chips which was delicious. Assistant was young, pleasant and helpful. However, on second visit ordering a double pepperoni pizza was very disappointing nice thin crispy edge but base was soggy and slimy as well as the cheese being slimy and if that was double pepperoni anything less would have been hunt the pepperoni - won’t order again.
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