Restaurants, Coffee Shops & Takeaway

******Restaurants & Eating Out******

Information taken from the website. Pre- Booking is essential.

Use the Eat Out to Help Out Scheme at these establishments:

  • to get 50% off your food and non-alcoholic drinks up to a total value of £10 per person if you eat or drink in
  • every Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday between 3 August and 31 August
  • as many times as you like

You don’t need a voucher to use the scheme and you can use it at the same time as other offers and discounts. There is no minimum spend.

Alcoholic drinks and service charges are excluded from the offer.

  1. The Ship Inn, East Port, Melrose, TD6 9RA – pub food

  2. Rhymers Fayre / Abbey Fine Wines, 17 Market Square, Melrose, TD6 9PL – enjoy lunch in the Square

  3. Burts Hotel, Market Square, Melrose, TD6 9PL – family run quality hotel. Good for lunch or dinner

  4. The Townhouse Hotel, 3 Market Square, Melrose , TD6 9PQ – family run quality hotel. Good for lunch or dinner

  5. Buccleuch Arms, The Green, St Boswells, TD6 0EW – family run quality hotel. Good for lunch or dinner. Lovely outdoor space. Family & Dog friendly

  6. The Kings Arms Hotel, High Street, Melrose, TD6 9PB

  7. Marmions Place, 7 The Wynd, Melrose, TD6 9LD

  8. Marmions Brasserie, 5 Buccleuch Street, Roxburgh, Melrose, TD6 9LB

  9. Milestone Garden Centre, Newtown St Boswells TD6 0PL

  10. Greenhouse Cafe, Buccleuch Street, Melrose TD6 9RU – lovely for coffee or lunch – dog friendly.

  11. Provender, West End House, Melrose TD6 9RU – a lovely family run restaurant serving great food

  12. Old Melrose Tearooms, Old Melrose Dairy Steading, By Ravenswood, Melrose TD6 9DF



For local Teas, Coffees & delicious cakes and lunches:-

Jammy Coo, The Green, Lilliesleaf

Main Street Trading Co, St Boswells

Apples for Jam, High Street, Melrose 

The newly opened Greenhouse Cafe next to the Abbey carpark in Melrose – dog friendly (water bowls provided) inside and lovely outside seating area to watch the world go by. Lovely view of the Abbey.

Floors Castle Terrace Cafe & Garden Centre, Kelso (also sells delicious ready meals prepared in the castle kitchens for an easy but very tasty dinner – try the sticky toffee pudding to take away!)

Gardens and grounds, walks and cycle trails, Castle tours – lots to do and great food too ! Dog friendly outdoors – see the website for details.

Cocoa Black Chocolate Boutique, in beautiful Peebles – an absolute must for chocoholics. This ‘coffee shop’ was opened by the local chocolatier and allows you to totally indulge your sweet tooth. You can also book ahead for the Chocolate & Pastry School. With classes and recipes developed by Ruth Hinks, the school provides tuition for all levels from beginner to professional. Whether you’re looking to spend a lazy afternoon preparing French patisserie, a chef seeking to develop your pastry section, or are training for international culinary competition we have a course to suit. Well worth the scenic 20 mile journey with lots of lovely independent shops and Galleries there too.

Due to the changing covid-19 restrictions, please use the hyper-links provided for each restaurant – they are updating their own websites with information regarding opening times, booking requirements etc. This will allow you to pre-book in plenty of time for your stay at Kirkton Cottage.

For something a bit more special for lunch or dinner :-

Seasons Restaurant, Gattonside 01896 823217

The Hoebridge Restaurant, Gattonside   01896 823082

The Townhouse, Melrose 01896 822645

The Burts Hotel, Melrose 01896 822285

Marmions Restaurant, Melrose 01896 822245

Monte Casino Italian Restaurant, Melrose 01896 820082

Provender, Melrose 01896 820319

The Bloo Coo Bistrot @ The Buccleuch Arms Hotel, St Boswells – Just 2 miles down the road (dog and family friendly – lovely gardens with outside seating and a small park for young children) 01835 822243

*****Our Favourite !!*****

Hunters Stables Wine Bar & Bistro, Main Street, St Boswells –  a fusion of great Italian & Scottish food with a kids menu to suit all tastes (including pizza from their huge pizza oven) in a laid-back setting- they also do takeaway for you to uplift 01835 822710

The Capon Tree Townhouse, High Street, Jedburgh 01835 869 596

These are just a few of the many fine places to eat in the area. Please ask us if you would like further advice.

Takeaway/Home delivery

Mannos, Main Street, St Boswells 01835 823344                                                                       Fish & Chips and associated Fayre

Melrose Abby – order & pay online , home delivery
Fish & Chips, Pizza etc
9 Scotts Place, Melrose

Award-winning Indian Restaurant                                                                                            Taste of Spice Restaurant & Take Away
3 Market Place
Tel No. 01750 20210 e-mail: – order & collect

Hunters Stables Wine Bar & Bistro, Main Street, St Boswells (a fusion of Italian & Scottish food – also do takeaway for collection) 01835 822710 for full menu

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