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Damascus Drum

Silver Street, Hawick, Scotland
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Ranked #2 of 32 Restaurants in Hawick
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Hours:
Mon - Thu 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Fri - Sat 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Cuisines: Turkish
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations
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English first
Nelson, New Zealand
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117 reviews 117 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

The best coffee and hot chocolate we have had since we got to the UK. The service was great and very personal, perhaps because the staff member got homesick at our accents! The decor is quirky but very comfortable. We could have spent hours there. Lovely collection of books.

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Scotland, United Kingdom
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17 reviews 17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

We had a nice cup of coffee and cake at Damascus Drum. The service was very helpful and pleasant. I did not particularly enjoy the taste of my coffee and it was served with a jug of hot milk. It would be best to ask if the customer prefers hot or cold milk. I was slightly disappointed upon the arrival... More

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Aberdeen, Scotland, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

A Hawick glassblower recommended the Damascus Drum for lunch. Veggie burger and a bagel burger eaten and the clean plates at the end say we approve. Great price as well as a relaxed atmosphere. They even provide water for a dog outside.

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Darlington, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

Nice little cafe..everyone enjoyed their meal..arabic coffee was great..will call back when next in the area

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Sussex, UK
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133 reviews 133 reviews
102 restaurant reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

We were staying near Hawick on holiday and visiting the town to stock up on supplies. Hawick is nice enough but quite conventional in terms of eating out so knowing there was somewhere a bit different tempted me to try Damascus Drum. It's a great little cafe type place with young, relaxed staff. There are shelves full of really interesting... More

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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

Myself and my partner popped in on Monday after meaning to for a very long time. I used to live in Hawick and always meant to go along. We were very pleasantly surprised! The food is locally sourced where they can which I love and it tasted delicious! So fresh and well made. With a take away brownie for the... More

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Jedburgh, United Kingdom
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2014

What can I say about this wonderful little Cafe, I've been returning for 10 years and every time is like my exciting first. I urge you to spend an hour or two there if you are passing . Satisfaction on every avenue.

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Cotonou, Benin
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29 reviews 29 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

As ex-residents of Syria, the restaurant name caught our eye on a stopover in Hawick around late lunchtime. Maybe the staff had been working flat out until we arrived and we were interrupting their rest-time but service was distinctly off-hand. More likely we didn't fit their customer profile by being insufficiently pretentious like both the presumably regular clientele and the... More

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Hawic
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

Great food, relaxing atmosphere , perfect for lunch. Also nice at night as by the river, all food is fresh and homemade

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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

Lovely food - I had homemade soup and a bagel which were both very tasty. Colleagues use Damascus almost weekly for lunch and are never disappointed.

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