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west lothian cake stop?

Discussion in 'CycleChat Cafe' started by purpleR, 26 Jan 2008.

  1. purpleR

    purpleR Senior Member

    Location:
    Edinburgh
    Hello,
    can anyone recommend me a not-too-pricey place to get a nice lunch in West Lothian ?
    cheers ;)
     
  2. Cycling Naturalist

    Cycling Naturalist Legendary Member

    Location:
    Llangollen
    So, that's the question. ;)
     
  3. Speicher

    Speicher Vice Admiral Staff Member

    Do you want a Cake Stop or a Lunch Stop? You might need to clarify your requirements.:biggrin:

    Do you want Choc Cake soup?
    or Steak and Kidney Pudding with Custard? :biggrin::biggrin:
     
  4. TVC

    TVC Living La Mala Vida

    As an English cake stop user I am not allowed to have an opinion on West Lothian Cake stops.
     
  5. Sir Thomas Dalyell of the Binns is your man - pm him if you need advice...(PM :ohmy:!)

    He'll often tell you that you can't have your cake and eat it too - but that's another question :smile:
     
  6. Noodley

    Noodley Guest

    I'm never sure what/where "West Lothian" is. :ohmy:

    If you name names of places...
     
  7. OP
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    purpleR

    purpleR Senior Member

    Location:
    Edinburgh
    God, you lot are exacting! Like it. I'd like a lunch stop with optional cake please. :biggrin:

    Round these 'ere parts there is indeed an establishment called Chocolate Soup. I've never been in because it sounds so disgusting... :smile:
     
  8. OP
    OP
    purpleR

    purpleR Senior Member

    Location:
    Edinburgh
    I was thinking of either South Queensferry, or maybe a trip over the bridge to North Queensferry... ?
     
  9. Noodley

    Noodley Guest

    Have only ever used the garage at the bridge - if Ginsters is your "thing" it will be okay. If, like me, Ginsters = Rat Food then I cannae help further :ohmy:;)

    Although I do have a friend who has a very nice restaurant at Torphichen:

    http://www.bruntonside.co.uk/location.html
     
  10. OP
    OP
    purpleR

    purpleR Senior Member

    Location:
    Edinburgh
    ta noodley, think I might give the garage a miss... your friend's place at torphichen on the other hand looks great, I'll make an effort to go out there at some point.
     
  11. Noodley

    Noodley Guest

    Ask for Gordon, and pass on my best wishes from dreary Forfar...he'll know who it's from.
     
  12. Scoosh

    Scoosh Velocouchiste Staff Member

    Location:
    Edinburgh
    There's always the bistro, which is either called The Rail Bridge or the Two Bridges. It's the one one the left, with big glass windows, good views and Orkney ice cream:smile:

    ....then you get to go UP Hawe's Brae - just like at the end of Pedal for Scotland last year :ohmy::biggrin:

    I'll be seeing some folk from the 'Ferry tomorrow, so I'll try and get some more info for you.

    .
     
  13. Scoosh

    Scoosh Velocouchiste Staff Member

    Location:
    Edinburgh
    Right, I spoke to some SQ/NQ residents and here are their suggestions:
    SQ:
    - Rail Bridge Bistro - down Hawes Brae, on left past pier
    - Boat House - further on through the village, on right towards the water, before the Orocco Pier (the posh reshtrant)
    NQ:
    - Ferry Bridge Hotel - in the middle of NQ "you can't miss it"
    - small cafe, which used to be the PO, opposite Ferry Bridge "nice home baking"

    Also:
    - Hopetoun House cafe
    - (?) Klondike Garden Centre on right of main road from SQ to Bo'ness
    There is also a nice place down on the canal east of Linlithgow but that is as much as I can remember but I can describe how to get there ! PM me for directions;)

    ;)
     
  14. Dave5N

    Dave5N Über Member

    No. "To be or not to be"

    That is the question.
     
  15. OP
    OP
    purpleR

    purpleR Senior Member

    Location:
    Edinburgh
    Hey, Scoosh, cheers for that! Will probably be back in south queensferry again so will def take up some of your suggestions... :smile:
    Dave5n... tish, posh!