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Herges on the Loch

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Tweedbank Drive | Tweedbank, Galashiels TD1 3RP, Scotland
+44 1896 759909
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night, Dessert
Description: Herges is a superb place to watch the wildlife outside on the water. The...
Herges is a superb place to watch the wildlife outside on the water. The ambience is magical, the food delightful and the staff friendly and helpful.
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Good for:
Families with children
Large groups
Doing business
Local cuisine
Special occasions
Entertaining clients
Dining on a budget

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Visitor rating
  • 89
    Excellent
  • 53
    Very good
  • 16
    Average
  • 10
    Poor
  • 5
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Becoming a regular venue for eating out

We have sampled Herges on and off over the years but recently have been very impressed recently with what seems to be a consistently good experience - new chef? The food has been of a very high quality with interesting combinations and tastes - heading for a more fine dining experience. Visited... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 14, 2015
Ally051
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Galashiels, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Large groups
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Dining on a budget
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173 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
London, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015 NEW via mobile

It was busy but we got a window seat in the end which looked out to the loch. Beatiful view, lovely atmosphere and friendly staff. Tasty food!

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Scotland uk
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW

Wow just back from a delightful meal at Herges on the Loch was impressed am i a vegetarian and a fussy eater and waitress really went out of her way to ensure there was something for all even offered for chef to make something special. My party arrived late without prebooking and staff were very welcoming. Our meal was what... More 

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Galashiels, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
30 reviews 30 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

Booked a meal here for a 30th birthday and the service was very accommodating - the chef prepared a special vegan meal for me and I asked if they could make a meringue cake for the group to which they created an amazing tower of meringue, cream and fresh summer fruits. Everyone enjoyed their main courses - it was a... More 

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Wokingham, England, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

It's sort of a pub / restaurant in an unusual setting just outside Melrose in a housing estate, Not a Loch for me, more of a park pond but we sat outside and it was lovely with the tinkling of the fountain. Two attentive and polite waitresses, nice menu and children friendly. I had a ham and Mull cheddar panini,... More 

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East Kilbride, United Kingdom
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92 reviews 92 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

We were down visiting Abbotsford House and decided we had best book somewhere for lunch given it was Easter Monday. This looked a good choice so we booked. Was lovely day and with all the glass overlooking the loch this is a bright welcoming place. The menu looked interesting if perhaps a little safe. Although it at first looked safe,... More 

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sandysan0189, Owner at Herges on the Loch, responded to this review

I'm so glad you had an enjoyable lunch and like our chef's recipes and combinations. Perhaps when the train comes here in September, you might visit again? Thank you More 

Belfast, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

Had red and white wine and broken glass fragments spilt on me before our meal was served. No apology as such. The manageress was more interested in getting her carpet cleaned and moved us to another table so that she could deal with it! No-one even enquired if my clothes had been ruined apart from the other customers. We were... More 

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sandysan0189, Owner at Herges on the Loch, responded to this review

I was and am sorry, I was sure that I had said that when i moved you to a different table. Aplologies for the misunderstanding. Accidents on a busy night have a habit of being compounded! I do hope that you reconsider and give us a second try. More 

Glasgow, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

Best pizza since Tuscany, couldn't quite believe it but it's true, will definitely work my way through the pizza menu!!

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Galashiels, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
41 reviews 41 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

We have sampled Herges on and off over the years but recently have been very impressed recently with what seems to be a consistently good experience - new chef? The food has been of a very high quality with interesting combinations and tastes - heading for a more fine dining experience. Visited with family for my birthday recently and had... More 

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sandysan0189, Manager at Herges on the Loch, responded to this review

Thanks for your comments. I'm glad you enjoyed your evening with us. len Cummings, our head chef, has been with us from the beginning, 5 years ago, so perhaps, we're all getting used to each other's tastes? love to see you again. Try the lamb rump, that's my favourite. More 

Falkirk, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
33 reviews 33 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015

Popped in for coffee n cake on our return journey to Falkirk. Excellent gingerbread, fresh coffee and good conversation made me want to linger longer! Pretty views over the loch too but my favourite sight is the wooden carving of Tintin at the door. My other half knows Herges of old and demanded we stop by, he highly rates the... More 

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Dunbar, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

Was disappointed at not getting the hand cut chips with my meal but everything was up to the usual high standard and when I telephoned the proprietor he explained all I had to do was ask for the hand cut chips and I'd get them. So if you prefer the hand cut chips to the insipid chilled ones just ask.... More 

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sandysan0189, Owner at Herges on the Loch, responded to this review

I so glad you called and we could provide both an explanation and a solution to your disappointment. Thank you for your rating on the rest of your experience with us and I hope that we can welcome you back and cook our hand cut chips. More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Tweedbank Drive | Tweedbank, Galashiels TD1 3RP, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Scottish Borders  >  Galashiels
  • Phone Number: +44 1896 759909

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 18 - 24
  • Cuisine: Bistro, Brasserie

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients, Dining on a budget

Description

Herges is a superb place to watch the wildlife outside on the water. The ambience is magical, the food delightful and the staff friendly and helpful.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?