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The Townhouse

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British, Scottish
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Market Square, Melrose TD6 9PQ, Scotland
01896 822645
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Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Lunch, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • Food
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Nice place

A very pleasant lunch, a good menu, efficient staff. No view as such but still a pleasantly decorated environment to eat in. I would definitely return.

4 of 5 starsReviewed today
Margate, United Kingdom
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English first
Margate, United Kingdom
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83 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed today NEW

A very pleasant lunch, a good menu, efficient staff. No view as such but still a pleasantly decorated environment to eat in. I would definitely return.

Thank GRAHAMK1234
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22 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Had a lovely meal in the townhouse. Everything from the starter to the wine was excellent. Had been recommended this place by several locals and it didn't disappoint. Friendly staff and nice inside. Will be back!

Thank freddy3034
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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54 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My family and I were here last night to celebrate my sisters birthday. Restraunt staff were kind enough to but balloons and banners on the table for us before she arrived. Everyone at the table enjoyed their food, my grandpa even said 'it was one of the best meals he'd ever had!' (He had the lamb cutlets). I had the... More 

Thank LGJ752
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186 reviews
111 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had intended booking this at the last minute, thank goodness we didn't, we looked in just for a coffee, were shown through to the "conservatory" which is really a glazed lean to, coffee eventually arrived and it was instant, I can't believe that a hotel is still serving that and expecting people to pay the same as barista coffee,... More 

Thank Albanach
Level Contributor
17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Really nice dinner with friends. Excellent ingredients perfectly cooked and presented, and delightfully served. What else can you ask for? We'll be back.

Thank Mary P
Atlanta, Georgia
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Excellent wine selection and fantastic selection of local and seasonal menu items. It has a relaxing and intimate environment, great for a romantic dinner or nice evening out with friends.

Thank Michelle A
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66 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The food and Menu here is excellent, as is the service and very helpful and friendly staff , we will most definately be back

Thank Twizzel
Fife, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2015

Everything about the Townhouse was superb. The staff, the menu, quality of food and service. We chose to eat there as it came recommended and we were not disappointed. As a vegetarian, gluten free were included in the party the choice was excellent. . The scallops were plentiful as were the other starters, the duck was exquisite as was the... More 

Thank RMil52
Bristol, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2015

Great place to stay in Melrose. Rooms are nice and comfortable. Food is good. Breakfast old fashioned good, you can order within reason everything you like. The sausages at breakfast are a must eco/bio meat and just gorgeous! Good selection of food in for dining.

Thank Sailor1_10
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26 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2015

We dined here a couple of years ago and were pretty disappointed. The quality of the cooking didn't come close to the standards set by the excellent accommodation. In fact, the kitchen seemed to rely on frozen catering packs. On a return visit, there was an evident transformation. On what might have been a quiet night, the brasserie was about... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Market Square, Melrose TD6 9PQ, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Scottish Borders  >  Melrose
  • Phone Number: 01896 822645

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 38 - 151
  • Cuisine: British, Scottish


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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?