The picturesque rural setting of the Scottish Borders makes it easy for local chefs to get their hands on tantalisingly fresh fruit and vegetables from nearby farms and the succulent meat of locally-reared livestock. These very same farms also supply their highly sought after produce to Michelin-starred restaurants across the country.
From tender slices of Cheviot lamb to award-winning ales brewed from centuries-old recipes and freshly caught fish off the Berwickshire Coast, the region’s produce ranks as some of the most varied and delicious in Scotland.
Savour the taste of traditionally prepared smoked salmon in seaside villages and pick up fresh ingredients direct from suppliers at farmers’ markets held in the major towns.
Indulge in the region’s many sugary delights from its wonderfully named boiled sweets including Jethhart snails and Galashiels Soor Plooms, to the fabulously fruity Selkirk Bannock, a favourite cake of Queen Victoria.
Whatever your palate, there are a diverse array of establishments in which you can enjoy the fantastic flavours and superb quality of the region’s food and drink.