Restaurants, Coffee Shops & Takeaways

Restaurants & Eating Out

Most places are running at reduced capacity due to Covid-19 restrictions. It is advisable to prebook your table ahead of your stay.

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

All the stately homes around the Borders have lovely tearooms where you can enjoyed some fabulous coffee, homebaking and lunches.

Jammy Coo, The Green, Lilliesleaf

Main Street Trading Co, St Boswells fabulous award-winning bookshop with great coffee, cakes and lunches. Also has the Mainstreet deli – full of delicious artisan goodies to enjoy on your holiday

Apples for Jam, High Street, Melrose 

Milestone Garden Centre, Newtown St Boswells Lovely garden centre with fabulous luxury homeware goods, gifts and cakes to takeaway!

Old Melrose Tea Rooms, Old Melrose, by Ravenswood, Melrose with antique and bookshop – great walk by the river Tweed.

Greenhouse Cafe, Melrose – next to the Abbey carpark – dog friendly (water bowls provided) inside and lovely outside seating area to watch the world go by. Lovely view of the Abbey. Great for lunch or coffee and cake.

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.

Contemporary Tarts

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 they have a course to suit. Well worth the scenic 20 mile journey with lots of lovely independent shops and Galleries there too. Lots of great walks in the area 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 :-

*****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

Seasons Restaurant, Gattonside awarded Michelin 2021 status for excellent food. 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

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.

Takeaway/Home delivery

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

Istanbul takeaway – 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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