Food and drink in The Scottish Borders

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Come and discover a regional feast of flavours as you enjoy food and drink across the Scottish Borders. Choose from a great selection of bars, pubs, restaurants and cafes where you can indulge in an exciting range of dishes which make the most of delicious locally sourced produce.

Menus burst with the succulent meat from locally-reared livestock and fresh seasonal berries, as well as excellent sweets and seafood. Whatever your taste and budget, there's a suitable eatery for you.

Pick up fresh raw ingredients for yourself at farmers' markets and try your hand at recreating delicious dishes, or sample one of the region's thirst-quenching ales.

The Scottish Borders is a real gem for foodie lovers, so make the most of the wonderful food and drink and the warm welcome during your visit.

  • A display of local curly kale
    A display of local curly kale
  • A couple fine dining at the Roxburghe Hotel near Kelso
    A couple fine dining at the Roxburghe Hotel near Kelso
  • A brewer holds a handful of hops
    A brewer holds a handful of hops
  • A couple relax with a drink by a log fire at the Cringletie Hotel near Peebles
    A couple relax with a drink by a log fire at the Cringletie Hotel near Peebles
  • Jethart Snails
    Jethart Snails
High tea at The Black Bull, Lauder

Restaurants and places to eat

Find information on the many restaurants across the Scottish Borders where you can enjoy delicious food and drink.

Traditional ale, Scottish Borders

Bars and pubs

Discover bars and pubs across the Scottish Borders where you can relax and enjoy great food and beers, wines and spirits.

Fresh local salmon at the Waterwheel Restaurant, Selkirk

Local produce

Discover food attractions and local food producers across the Scottish Borders, where you can discover regional produce.

Strawberries on display

Farmers’ markets

Discover farmers’ markets and farm shops across the Scottish Borders where you can purchase fresh regional favourites direct from the producers and get advice on how best to cook them.

Bottled beer straight from the brewing process

Drink attractions

Discover drink attractions including breweries in the Scottish Borders