North Berwick’s Herringbone reopens its doors after a major refurb 

frontage of Herringbone-North-Berwick restaurant and bar

ONE of East Lothian’s best-loved venues, Herringbone, now operated by the Buzzworks Holdings hospitality group, is back in business after a month lay-off for modernisation.

Designed by Buzzworks’ in-house team, Herringbone has been restored with a new central wine bar acting as a focal point in the venue, with natural furnishings in a ‘casual coastal’ style and botanical plants throughout.

The reimagined venue also includes a new wall mural by Glasgow’s famous artpistol Gallery, an eclectic mix of upcycled furniture, and an infusion of colour through wallpaper and new handmade clay tiling.

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However, the biggest transformation is the venue’s new, state-of-the-art kitchen which has allowed its chef team to add to its already impressive menu. Dishes include roasted monkfish wrapped in parma ham and a plant-based option of spiced celeriac steak with cannelloni beans and spinach, as well some true Herringbone classics such as the seared flat iron steak slices with rocket, parmesan and fries or the sesame crusted Bass Rock salmon burger with wasabi mayo, crispy nori and fries.

For drinks connoisseurs, the enhanced modern bar will also be stocked with local craft beers, 30 wines by the glass and ‘beautifully crafted’ cocktails.



Operations director at Herringbone, Ash Bairstow, said: “Having opened our much-loved Herringbone in 2014, we’re delighted to invest in this substantial refurbishment after almost a decade of trading and to modernise it for the team, local community and visitors alike.

“It’s a fantastic venue which is loved in the area, therefore we have kept many of our key features whilst modernising the interior and bolstering the enjoyable experience we offer to visitors.

“All of the changes have been made with our guests in mind and we very much look forward to welcoming them to our newly revamped venue whilst providing the exciting and engaging experience that Herringbone is known for.”

As a result of the investment, Herringbone now has some job opportunities available for locals of varying skill levels and experience to join its team across front of house, kitchen and management roles.

Buzzworks was recently named in the Best Companies to Work For list, offering ‘industry-leading’ health and wellbeing benefits, competitive rates of pay, ongoing training and development, career progression and flexible working.