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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.

Browse the listings for more restaurants and places to eat across the Scottish Borders.

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  1. 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

  2. Gradings


    Welcome to The Smiddy, Ashkirk, country pub restaurant

  3. Baytree Café


    Cafes & Tearooms



    At the Baytree Café all of our food is homemade and freshly prepared… We provide daily specials, delicious sandwiches, rolls, panini’s and toasties.

  4. County Hotel


    Bar and Pub Food



    Welcome to County Hotel

  5. Alex Dalgetty & Sons Ltd


    Craft, Baking & Confectionary



    Alex Dalgetty & Sons Ltd is a fifth generation bakery with shops in Galashiels and Melrose in the heart of the Scottish Borders. Our Melrose shop also has the delightfull addition of a traditional TeaRoom where you can sit in comfort.

  6. White Swan





    Welcome to the White Swan, Situated in the centre of the town. A homely Pub, B+B and Coffee House, where you will be made most welcome!

  7. Buon Gusto Ristorante





    Buon Gusto is an exciting restaurant with cozy, casual atmosphere. We offer delicious, authentic and fresh Italian food. We also serve our full menu for takeout. We strive to have great customer service and fabulous food.

  8. Oblo Bar & Bistro


    Bistros & Brasseries


    • Taste Our Best
    Taste Our Best


    Oblo is an award winning Style Bar and Bistro situated on the harbour front. Located on the first floor, with a street-facing floor to ceiling porthole, Oblo provides the perfect surroundings in which to sit back and watch the world go by.

  9. Chapters




    • Awaiting Grading
    Awaiting Grading


    Chapters is an informal restaurant, serving local, seasonal produce from the Scottish Borders. We are in walking distance of Melrose and Tweedbank the hub for the new Borders Railway

  10. The Lauderdale Hotel





    This family owned and run hotel is the ideal place to enjoy a well earned break, hold a special occasion or simply as a place to stay overnight. It is also a perfect base if you want to explore the Borders or enjoy a round of golf.


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