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Damascus Drum

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Turkish
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Silver Street, Hawick, Scotland
07707856123
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10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Thu 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Fri - Sat 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Coffee & Tea, Brunch, Lunch, Reservations

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  • 46
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  • 20
    Very good
  • 3
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  • 1
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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
    4.5 of 5 stars
Stop over refreshment

We stopped off in Hawick on our journey along the A7. I have visited this charming cafe before and found it very relaxed and quirky. Love the colour scheme, books and rugs ...I have no idea whether they are overpriced as another reviewer suggests. My only gripe was this visit was slightly spoiled... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 28, 2015
Jill O
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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31 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

We stopped off in Hawick on our journey along the A7. I have visited this charming cafe before and found it very relaxed and quirky. Love the colour scheme, books and rugs ...I have no idea whether they are overpriced as another reviewer suggests. My only gripe was this visit was slightly spoiled by the couldn't careless attitude of the... More 

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Hawick, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

The Damascue Drum is Hawicks gem. Always warm and welcoming, with staff always smiling. Not many cafes these days where there is a feeling of complete unhurried ness, but this is spot on. Fresh healthy food in a relaxed pleasant atmosphere - what else could you want?

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Hawick, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

Funny places, café’s. Sometimes, when you walk into one, it’s like stepping into someone’s living room – home made food,gentle lamplight, music, conversation, kettle boiling. When we first open the door of a café we’ve never been to, we make ourselves guests in someone’s home. The question is, whose? This is usually an easy answer, but The Damascus Drum is... More 

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Penrith, United Kingdom
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66 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015

this is such a lovely little place. A collection of mismatched chairs and tables that all add to its charm. It is surrounded by secondhand books that you can browse through and buy if you would like to. Super staff and a really relaxing little place to take a break. We didn't have it but the French Onion soup looked... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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43 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

Popped in a for a quick light lunch and found delicious home made soup and a quirky friendly atmosphere.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

It's a welcome change to find a quirky, independent establishment instead of the usual high street mega chains. The atmosphere was relaxed (helped by the extensive range of secondhand books to browse); the food was good and tasty and the staff were pleasant and friendly. We will be back!

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Hawick, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

One of the best things about Hawick hands down. Great food, friendly staff, and a superb range of second hand books. Don't miss it!

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Hawick, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Lovely little place with wonderful food. Staff were cheery and helpful, as well as prompt with service. I appreciated that the noticed I was having mobility problems and offered help without being asked - nice to not have to feel needy!

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Newcastle, United Kingdom
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56 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

I'm not a Bible Thumper but one of the disciples - Matthew - had it spot on in 7/7 when he wrote: "Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you." There I was with hubby in Hawick in search of a good place to go for... More 

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Hawick, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

This small intimate cafe is one of the best you will find anywhere. The friendly atmosphere matches the quality of the home cooked food

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Additional Information about Damascus Drum

Address: Silver Street, Hawick, Scotland
Phone Number: 07707856123
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Scottish Borders  >  Hawick
Open Hours:
Monday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Cuisine: Turkish

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Silver Street, Hawick, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Scottish Borders  >  Hawick
  • Phone Number: 07707856123

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Turkish
Open Hours
Monday
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
10:00 am - 10:00 pm

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