Eating out

A taste of the Borders – and the world!

A taste of the Borders – and the world!

Top-end fine dining, adventurous independents and a great range of ethnic cuisine means you’ll never go hungry here.

Black Bull

Black Bull

The Black Bull pride themselves on their warm and welcoming atmosphere and great food. The chefs prepare the dishes from the menu using only with the best quality local beef, lamb, fish and seasonal game.

Blackies Filling Station

Blackies Filling Station

At Blackies Filling Station diners will not only enjoy the traditional home-cooking, but also experience the delights of local seafood, whilst enjoying the breath taking views overlooking the beach and Eyemouth Bay.

Buccleuch Arms

Buccleuch Arms

Set in the heart of the Scottish Borders, the Buccleuch Arms is a charming inn with an incredible history dating back to 1836. Both from a farming background, the owners Billy and Rachael Hamilton hold a field to fork ethos.

Buon Gusto Ristorante

Buon Gusto Ristorante

Delivering a “true taste of Italy”, Buon Gusto Ristorante rolls out impressive home-made fresh pastas, crispy pizzas and mouthwatering traditional dishes, all complemented by fantastic wines in a charming atmosphere.

Burts Hotel

Burts Hotel

The award-winning restaurant at Burts Hotel is one of Scotland’s finest. Here you will find a truly gastronomic experience in elegant surroundings. The restaurant has been awarded two AA Rosettes every year since 1995.

Carfraemill

Carfraemill

Carfraemill is renowned for its food and warm hospitality – a local favourite for family and romantic dinners, Sunday roasts, afternoon teas and breakfast. Wherever possible, Scottish Borders-sourced ingredients are used.

Chez Roux

Chez Roux

Spread across four rooms, including The Main Dining Room, The Conservatory, The Library Bar and The Roxburghe Room, Chez Roux can offer a rage of dining settings to suit the occasion, season or time of day.

Cringletie House

Cringletie House

The Cringletie House dining room is the perfect dining getaway, quality, unpretentious excellent food in just the right atmosphere. Expect a relaxed and enjoyable experience with a fine dining feel and good size portions.

Dryburgh Hotel

Dryburgh Hotel

Dryburgh Hotel is situated in the very heart of the Scottish Borders and is justifiably proud of what the area has to offer in terms of food produce. As a result the menu is all about local produce and what is available on the day.

Ednam House Hotel

Ednam House Hotel

Ednam House Hotel is a beautiful dining venue for special occasions, a relaxed afternoon tea or an evening out with friends. The head chef and his team are delighted to use fresh local produce offering creative cuisine.

Firebrick Brasserie

Firebrick Brasserie

Firebrick is passionate about cooking the best seasonal ingredients with style, in a relaxed atmosphere. Chef David Haetzman and pastry chef Amanda Jordan have over 20 years’ experience at some of Scotland’s top restaurants.

Flat Cat Gallery & Coffee Shop

Flat Cat Gallery & Coffee Shop

The vibe of the coffee shop at the Flat Cat Gallery is relaxed and friendly. It offers up a tempting range of freshly-made sandwiches, cakes and tray-bakes, as well as delicious coffees and a wide range of speciality tea.

George & Abbotsford

George & Abbotsford

The George & Abbotsford is a classic Scottish bar and restaurant that has been delighting customers with tasty plates and favourite drinks. Join the venue for a tasty steak, quick drink or stay for some great entertainment!

Giacopazzi’s

Giacopazzi’s

Giacopazzi’s is an award-winning fish and chip restaurant, takeaway and ice cream parlour. The modern, bright 50 seater restaurant is the perfect place for you to experience Giacopazzi’s in comfort with your friends and family.

Glentress Peel Café

Glentress Peel Café

Located in the heart of the Tweed Valley Forest Park, Glentress Peel Café is open for coffee, cakes, light bites and lunch. The cafe is open daily from 9am and offers free parking on-site and complimentary WiFi is available.

Greenhouse Café

Greenhouse Café

The Greenhouse Café is set in the heart of Melrose. Pop in and discover the hand-made, home-baked, breakfasts, brunches, lunches and afternoon bites with a wide selection of teas, freshly-ground coffees and soft drinks.

Herges on the Loch

Herges on the Loch

Herges on the Loch overlooks a scene of wildlife and tranquillity. The panoramic views and al fresco areas will capture your imagination. 
The extensive menus include, lunch time ‘lite bites’, evening pizza and a full a la carte.

Hunters Stables Wine Bar & Bistro

Hunters Stables Wine Bar & Bistro

Hunters Stables Wine Bar & Bistro have an appreciation of local produce and will be serving a range of dishes which you can enjoy at very reasonable prices. The menu offers diners a fusion of Italian and Scottish cuisine.

Jammy Coo

Jammy Coo

Jammy Coo specialises in delicious home-baked cakes and tray bakes. Light lunches featuring soup served with cheese scones or seeded bread, quiche and all home-made and paninis with a choice of popular fillings.

Kingsknowes Hotel

Kingsknowes Hotel

The Kingsknowes Hotel is set in a converted imposing Scottish baronial mansion. Whether it’s for a morning coffee, light lunch, dinner from the Table d’Hote menu or a bar supper, it is perfect for every occasion.

Lauderdale Hotel

Lauderdale Hotel

The kitchen is the heart of the Lauderdale Hotel. Head chef Martin has cooked across the world and returning to his native Scotland, has brought this experience home with him. You are spoilt for choice when selecting from the menu.

Le 2016

Le 2016

Le 2016 offers traditional French cuisine using fresh, seasonal local produce. The restaurant provides a small menu which changes regularly, around every six weeks, complementing the seasons and they come and go.

Liddesdale Hotel

Liddesdale Hotel

At the Liddesdale Hotel, the menu is expertly prepared by the experienced chef. You can have a choice of being served either in the public bar, lounge bar or the more formal surroundings of the dining room.

Lilliardsedge

Lilliardsedge

Lilliardsedge is a cosy, friendly bar and restaurant with superb dining. Locally-sourced produce and real ales from the local brewery are on offer. Why not visit on Sunday and experience the popular three roast carvery?

Mansfield House Hotel

Mansfield House Hotel

Situated within the Mansfield House Hotel, the award-winning Amarone Thistle Restaurant offers delicious Italian/Scottish cuisine using local suppliers. All prepared and cooked by head chef Fabrizio Portella.

Maplehurst

Maplehurst

Maplehurst has a special foodie twist, thanks to Peter’s chef skills and passion for cooking and fine dining. Join for gourmet hosted dinners, enjoy the fantastic wine cellar and special events at the Maplehurst Cooking Academy.

Night Safe Bistro

Night Safe Bistro

Night Safe Bistro, which has taken its name from the original night safe displayed outside, has been transformed into a first class eating establishment by its husband and wife team, David and Karen Wilson.

No1 Peebles Road

No1 Peebles Road

Craig and Emma would like to welcome you to No1 Peebles Road, they have created a special little space for coffee lovers and foodies. Their aims are simple, to provide top quality coffee, food and home baking.

Oblò

Oblò

Open from early until late, Oblò offers a fantastic range of food, snacks, coffees and drinks throughout the day, served in modern and ambient surroundings. Oblò also has its own deli area selling a range of handpicked produce.

Saffron

Saffron

At Saffron restaurant and take away, full attention is paid to the preparation of your food and only the best ingredients are used. Meals are available for vegetarians and those with a nut allergy and require a gluten-free diet.

Seasons

Seasons

Seasons is committed to creating menus that are truly seasonal and as local as they can be. The imaginative menus feature delicious fresh produce from handpicked local suppliers which genuinely reflect the best seasonal ingredients.

Simply Scottish

Simply Scottish

Simply Scottish is the perfect place to enjoy breakfast, lunch or light bites. Delicious soups, mouth watering gourmet burgers and tempting favourites such as steak and ale pie, everything is homemade and freshly prepared.

Stewarts’ Café/Bistro

Stewarts' Café/Bistro

Stewarts’ Café/Bistro offers two dining options, the Café is open from Tuesday until Sunday whilst The Bistro is open Thursday, Friday and Saturday evenings. Both prepare the menus fresh to order using the best produce available.

Taste of Spice

Taste of Spice

At the Taste of Spice the exciting flavours of authentic Indian cuisine is brought to life by the inspirational chef. he new menu features a fascinating range of 101 dishes from all over India, including meat, fish and vegetables.

The Allanton Inn

The Allanton Inn

The Allanton Inn is a charming coaching inn dating from the 18th century. The quality of the local produce and the skills in the kitchen provide the basis for interesting menus, often offering that something a little bit different.

The Border

The Border

The approach to food at The Border is to use the best local ingredients, cook them simply and let the quality speak for itself. The seafood is landed at Eyemouth, the Scotch beef and Border lamb come from local estates.

The Caddy Mann

The Caddy Mann

The Caddy Mann is the perfect place to meet up with friends, enjoy a relaxing lunch, a luxurious evening meal or just while away the time over a cup of coffee, a glass of wine and a tempting selection of delicious home-baking.

The Capon Tree

The Capon Tree

By day at The Capon Tree you are welcomed into a cosy cool interior flooded with light, then as the evening draws in you are seduced into sitting down and relaxing with a fantastic drink in the candle lit lounge.

The Cobbles

The Cobbles

With character, atmosphere and an award-winning menu, The Cobbles is Kelso’s must-visit gastropub. There’s dining options for all, whether you’re looking for a relaxing lunch or celebrate with a special dining experience.

The Contented Vine

The Contented Vine

The Contented Vine in Kelso offers a new style of Mediterranean dining in the Scottish Borders. It has gained a great reputation for fresh, delicious, well presented food served in stylish contemporary surroundings.

The Cream Chimneys

The Cream Chimneys

The Cream Chimneys sells delicious freshly-ground coffees, teas and soft drinks as well as light lunches. You are welcome to visit, meet with friends or go on your own and enjoy a tasty treat from the table of temptation.

The Cross Keys Inn

The Cross Keys Inn

The Cross Keys Inn in Etterickbridge offers a perfect destination for any visit to Scotland. The traditional 17th century former coaching house offers a variety of home-cooked food from a Scottish breakfast to fresh Eyemouth fish.

The Mayfield Bar & Restaurant

The Mayfield Bar & Restaurant

The Mayfield Bar & Restaurant is a family-run business set in the heart of Hawick. With its cosy interior and welcoming atmosphere, you can relax in the bar or the beer garden, where well-behaved dogs are welcome.

The Old Bakehouse

The Old Bakehouse

Situated in beautiful West Linton, The Old Bakehouse source the very best food, wine and spirits, combining this with the warmest and friendliest of service, ensuring you have great memories of this beautiful pub restaurant.

The Park

The Park

From the moment you open the door, the quirky welcome is sure to spark your imagination. Locally-sourced ingredients, freshly-baked bread, and barista coffees – food and drink at The Park is all about delicious, simple pleasures.

The Plough Inn

The Plough Inn

The Plough Inn serves the surrounding area and villages as well as welcoming all visitors. Enjoy the warmth of the cosy, real fires in the winter or the pub garden in the summer with open views across the village and Border countryside.

The Salmon Inn

The Salmon Inn

The Salmon Inn at Galashiels wants you to sit back, relax and enjoy yourself at this traditional Scottish pub that serves good honest pub grub and real ales. The menu offers all the usual fare you would find in a traditional pub.

The Ship Restaurant

The Ship Restaurant

The Ship Restaurant is an elegant restaurant and bar, set on the quayside in the heart of the picturesque fishing community of Eyemouth. The chef and his team, create dishes from fresh local ingredients in a delicious menu.

The Tontine

The Tontine

The Tontine uses only the freshest, locally-sourced produce in their dishes. Keep an eye out for the golden crown symbol on the menus, that means that the produce has been sourced locally within the Scottish Borders.

The Townhouse Hotel

The Townhouse Hotel

When it comes to award-winning cuisine you are spoilt for choice at The Townhouse Hotel, serving superb food using many local ingredients from the rich Borders larder. Offering creative food ideas for lunch and dinner.

The Waggon Inn

The Waggon Inn

The Waggon Inn in Kelso is located centrally in the charming historic Border town. A treat awaits within, with excellent food offerings, at great value for money prices, available both in the restaurant and bar area.

The Wheatsheaf

The Wheatsheaf

The Wheatsheaf provides a convivial, cosy atmosphere with open log fire and comfortable armchairs to relax in. Great food and friendly, efficient staff with an excellent selection of wines by the glass, 50 malt whiskies and real ale.

Woll Restaurant

The Wall Restaurant

Open all year round and overlooking the beautiful Woll Golf course, the Woll Restaurant is a great place to meet up, relax and enjoy life. The friendly staff and exciting menus make eating out at the Woll a pleasure!

Woodside Garden

Woodside Garden

The cosy Birdhouse Tearoom overlooks the bird-feeding station, where you can enjoy up close views of the garden birds, whilst enjoying a cup of freshly-made coffee and delicious home-baking, or a light lunch.