Dear friends, customers and colleagues.

It is with sadness we announce that from today Monday 23rd March 2020 The Balerno Inn will TEMPORARILY halt all avenues of service including our popular home delivery service.

This decision has been taken with a heavy heart but the health, wellbeing and protection of my AMAZING STAFF has always the biggest priority for me.

We are grateful beyond measure for the support we have received from all of our customer and from our land lord who has wavered rent repayments for the foreseeable future. Our voucher sales, revenues from our takeaway service and our rent rebate will all go directly towards supporting my incredible staff. I will take whatever measures necessary to support my entire staff through the days, weeks and months ahead whether it be financial, compassion or a friendly chat. My staff have been and will be again the beating heart and soul of the Balerno Inn.

To all future bookings, as you will expect all bookings within the period of closure are deemed cancelled and to confirm the small volume of deposits we held as security have already been refunded.

Our thoughts and good wishes are firmly with the frontline staff who are doing all they can to help those who have fallen unwell already, we wish you strength and we admire your dedication, heart and bravery.

We wish for you all, good health and safety throughout this time, we urge you to remain strong and follow official advice and guidance to protect the yourself and the population.

With love all our love and best wishes

Ben Watson and my INCREDIBLE team.

Always Fresh. Always Good.

We offer incredibly fresh and delicious food all day. Morning baking, relaxed lunch, bar snacks and evening dining – everything cooked fresh in house by Chef Andy and his team.


We serve from:

Monday – Saturday 10:00am – 9:00pm

Sunday 10:00 am – 8:30pm

Early Supper Menu

All Day Dining

Dessert Menu

Bairns just want to have fun

The bairns like to eat, but they LOVE to play even more. We’ve designed our space with the kids in mind, offering a play area that is safe and secure. You can relax and keep a watchful eye out whilst the wee ones go and have a ball in the enclosed play area.

Drinks Menu

A whole new spin on outside dining

Our unique enclosed garden is the perfect setting to relax and catch up with friends. Whether you’re looking to enjoy some fabled Scottish sun at an outside table or have a private get together in one of our cosy bothys – complete with heating and surround sound – you’ll feel comfortable and right at home.

Reserve one of our lovely private dining rooms for groups or special events. 

The Malleny Room

The Malleny Room is located on the first floor and accomodates groups up to 12. It's stunning bay window provides a sweeping view of the historic high street. The room also features fully restored cornicing and a beautiful ceiling rose.

The Library Room

The Library Room was purpose-built and located off our gorgeous Garden Room. The Library can accommodate parties up to 10. It is bright and airy and features a beautiful interior design with tasteful furnishings.

The Garden Dining Room

Our light and bright garden dining room also caters up to 50 guests and is perfect for wedding, graduation, engagement or birthday parties.

Reservations by appointment only.
We will be delighted to discuss your specific requirements.

Stay over in luxury

If you’re visiting Edinburgh, there are many accommodations to choose from, but only one Balerno Inn. Our rooms have been lovingly renovated, incorporating original Victorian features with just the right amount of modern touches.

When are we open?

Monday - Thursday

10am - 11pm

Friday & Saturday

10am - 12am


10am - 10pm

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0131 202 3220

The Balerno Inn, 15 Main Street, Balerno, EH14 7EQ