Review on Deveau's Brasserie, The Open Arms Hotel

Set directly opposite Dirleton's thirteenth-century castle, this family-run hotel really does live up to its name, and visitors can expect a genuine welcome with open arms – as well as cosy log fires in winter.

Deveau's Brasserie at the front of the hotel is bright, cheery and informal, a pleasant setting for an extensive menu of modern dishes along the lines of fishcakes with lemon beurre blanc, Ballancrieff organic pork cutlet with sherry, mushroom and cream sauce or char-grilled fillet of hake with fresh limes and sesame oil. Pork and wild herb sausages are a speciality, and you might round things off with blueberry cheesecake with double peach ice cream.

Alternatively, put on your glad rags and go for the intimacy, charm and soft lights of the Library Restaurant. Menus here are fixed-price and intricate. You might begin with pan-fried lamb's sweetbreads with Madeira jus 'lie' and red onion marmalade, before poached fillet of lemon sole and Orkney halibut with crab risotto and basil beurre blanc or wild Craigadam venison with smoked ham and pea purée and a Drambuie and orange jus. Round things off with syrup sponge or caramel and Glayva cheesecake.

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Modern Scottish


Peter Forster

Restaurant Opening Times

Lunch: 12.00 - 2.00pm Mon-Fri (12.00 - 2.30pm Sat & Sun)
Dinner: 6.00 - 8.30pm Mon-Thu (5.30 - 8.30pm Fri to Sun)

Accepted credit cards

Visa, Master Card

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Facilities at Deveau's Brasserie, The Open Arms Hotel

  • Private dining room
  • Private parties
  • Vegetarian menu
  • 30 covers


Accomodation is available, (12 rooms)


Deveau's Brasserie, The Open Arms Hotel
Main Street
East Lothian
EH39 5EG

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5  / 5

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    September 2018

    7 people found this review helpful

    Excellent food & service. The steak was the best that I have ever tasted. A very happy birthday meal/treat. We had not been since The children left home & did not know what to expect, but it has actually improved. Well done.

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