Discover a wealth of restaurants in Penicuik. No tour of Midlothian is complete without a visit to the historic town of Penicuik (pronounced “Pennycook”). Its restaurants specialise in the sort of heart-warming fare that sets you up nicely for long excursions into the Scottish Borders with their acres of rugged, unspoiled countryside and ancient forts and kirks. But needless to say, many other culinary tastes are catered for too. There's plenty to see and do in and around the town, from snagging photo ops at landmarks like the stately Penicuik House to dry skiing at nearby Hillend and checking out the amenities at the well-equipped local leisure centre.