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More restaurants and places to eat in the Scottish Borders and the Lothians

  • Fresh local produce in The Restaurant at Kailzie Gardens, near Peebles
    Fresh local produce in The Restaurant at Kailzie Gardens, near Peebles
  • Cafe area of the Mainstreet Trading Company, St Boswells
    Cafe area of the Mainstreet Trading Company, St Boswells
  • Sticky ginger and date pudding at the Cobbles Inn, Kelso
    Sticky ginger and date pudding at the Cobbles Inn, Kelso

The Scottish Borders natural larder boasts succulent meats and seafoods, as well and eclectic mix of seasonal fruit and vegetables. With menus bursting with local flavours, you're guaranteed a real foodie experience when dining out in the region.

Whether you're after a quick bite to eat or are looking for something more substantial, there are plenty of restaurants and cafes across the Scottish Borders to suit all taste and budgets.

Take a break from exploring the region and indulge in delicious home baking at Yummleys Country Coffee Shop in Reston. Or why not try the award-winning bistro and bar at the Horseshoe Inn, on the outskirts of Peebles, which was once home to a blacksmith's shop.

If you're looking for a relaxing dining experience, the Herges on the Loch restaurant in Galashiels offers just that. Enjoy the beautiful panoramic views of the birdlife across Gunknowe Loch as you tuck in to your meal. You can also sample the many hotel restaurants across the region which offer wonderful food and drink and make the most of flavours of the Borders.

Have you heard about Taste Our Best, a new award which recognises establishments which put quality and Scottish ingredients at the forefront of everything they do? Search through accredited Taste Our Best restaurants and caf├ęs in the Scottish Borders.

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  1. Alex Dalgetty & Sons Ltd

    Type

    Craft, Baking & Confectionary

    Gradings

    Melrose

    Alex Dalgetty & Sons is a fifth generation family craft bakery based in Galashiels, in the heart of the Scottish Borders. We specialise in hand made artisan bakery products.

  2. Gradings

    Newcastleton

    Welcome to The Grapes Hotel & Vine Restaurant

  3. 1745 Cottage Restaurant

    Type

    Cafes & Tearooms

    Gradings

    • Taste Our Best
    Taste Our Best

    Innerleithen

    The 1745 Cottage Restaurant is situated in the old walled garden and has delicious home made soups and lunches as well as tempting scones and home baking.

  4. Born in the Borders

    Type

    Coffee & Sandwich Bars

    Gradings

    Galashiels

    Our café will act as a constantly changing showcase for the very best of Borders produce.

  5. The Blue Coo Bistrot & Bar

    Type

    Bistros & Brasseries

    Gradings

    Melrose

    Breakfast favourites are porridge, Baked Eggs, Kippers or the incredibly popular classic, eggs Benedict to name a few. Take away bacon rolls and coffee are available too. These begin from 6.45am every day.

  6. The Harrow Inn

    Type

    Bar and Pub Food

    Gradings

    Galashiels

    The Harrow Inn is a bar at the heart of the community. It is a real hub within the centre of the town where old and young can meet and enjoy the friendly atmosphere. Venue to suit all.

  7. The Cobbles Inn

    Type

    Bar and Pub Food

    Gradings

    Kelso

    From bar lunches to fine dining, specialist steaks to Sunday roasts, our menus feature locally sourced, delicious food to whet your appetite.

  8. Herges on the Loch

    Type

    Restaurants

    Gradings

    Galashiels

    Herges on the Loch is ideally situated for anyone visiting Melrose or Abbotsford, home of Sir Walter Scott. It nestles just off the A68, at the top of Gunknowe Loch in Tweedbank with panoramic views of birdlife on the water.

  9. Gradings

    The Scottish Borders

    Welcome to Thomson’s @ The Castle, Barony Castle Hotel. This imposing 16th century Castle has evolved into a modern welcoming Hotel, Conference & Wedding Venue. Located just 35 minutes (17 miles) south of Edinburgh on the edge of the Scottish Borders

  10. The Old Bakehouse

    Type

    Restaurants

    Gradings

    West Linton

    Welcome to The Old Bakehouse We are a fun family run Bistro , all homemade, homely food with local and seasonal ingredients .

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