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Kingsknowes Hotel

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Tweed Road, Galashiels, Scotland
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Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 21
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  • 12
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  • 0
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Birthday Lunch

Excellent restaurant on the banks of the River Tweed. Very good choice of dishes at good prices. Usually a regular visitor when visiting Dad in Galashiels.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
Bryan G
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Northamptonshire, United Kingdom
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Scottish Borders
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34 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We dropped in on a Saturday lunchtime. The menu was fairly good if a bit expensive for the sort of food on offer. Unfortunately, the meal took 45 minutes to arrive - insufficient number of staff. The meal was good but the service will ensure I won't rush back!

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Thank sgdh
Northamptonshire, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent restaurant on the banks of the River Tweed. Very good choice of dishes at good prices. Usually a regular visitor when visiting Dad in Galashiels.

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Thank Bryan G
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We booked a table for a hen party and was given a function room free of charge!! When we arrived we were greeted by a young gentleman who was very nice. He showed us to our function room and asked if he could help with anything. As we were putting up the decorations, he came back with a cd player... More 

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Thank Natalie M
Belfast
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20 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2016 via mobile

Decided to book somewhere for dinner for 7 at the last minute for New Year's Day and looked at several places before deciding on here. Nice old building and location and welcoming staff contributed to a very good experience. The food was lovely and much better than I had expected. Venison loin was very tender and steak had a fantastic... More 

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Thank drfm
Selkirk, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2015

Works xmas dinner outing...superb meal and lovely staff, thanks folks! And we're picky, as we do the same, but at lunch! My first visit....will go again....spesh if GF options fer Dad!

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Thank P H
Galashiels, Scotland, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2015

The Kingsknowes is close to home so we can walk and enjoy a drink with our meal. Staff are very friendly and helpful. Not consistently good but never bad!

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Thank Davanne31
Livingston, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2015

From booking for a work group lunch right through to afterwards, communication between myself and staff has been professional. We are from the pre-christmas menu and pre-ordered. We were treated extremely well by attentive staff. Manager and waiting staff were polite, well-presented and spotlessleesy clean. The atmosphere was lovely and the food exceptionally good value for money. The hotel is... More 

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Thank Caroline A
Kelso, United Kingdom
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40 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2015 via mobile

Went to the Kingsknowes Hotel for a meal tonight with my family. Staff very friendly. Great menu choice and food was tasty as always. Would highly recommend eating here. Very busy so make sure you book a table.

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Thank JCLogan
Berwick upon Tweed, United Kingdom
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41 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2015

We had a beautiful family meal at Kingsknowes Hotel, Galashiels on Saturday to celebrate my brother and sister-in-law's Golden Wedding Anniversary. The service was spot on, the food delicious and the staff were friendly and helpful. We had a great choice of starters, mains and desserts, and all at very reasonable prices. It was nice to have a choice instead... More 

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Thank harvess
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2015

Lovely old hotel fabulous atmosphere, all the staff were friendly helpful and professional. Our meal in the courtyard bar was delicious and the poached egg at breakfast were perfect

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Tweed Road, Galashiels, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Scottish Borders  >  Galashiels

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: British, Scottish

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?