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The Townhouse

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

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Visitor rating
  • 76
    Excellent
  • 38
    Very good
  • 12
    Average
  • 4
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Nice place, attentive staff, lovely food.

We ate in the restaurant in a group of 9. Very nice surroundings, friendly & attentive staff and very good food. Highly recommended. Thank you for a lovely evening!

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 26, 2015
graham07930
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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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133 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
34 reviews 34 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

We ate in the restaurant in a group of 9. Very nice surroundings, friendly & attentive staff and very good food. Highly recommended. Thank you for a lovely evening!

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Gateshead, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

Lovely restaurant with friendly staff & efficient service. Select & private pre-dinner drinks lounge in the back with views over the walled patio area. Great food - salmon & scallops, sea-bass in a delicious Asian-fusion style followed by chocolate fondant teamed with nuggets of intensely-flavoured gingerbread & ice-cream. Amazing !

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Boroughbridge, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

Superb food - we had evening meal & breakfast here. The food was freshly cooked, the service was excellent - delicious will dine here again

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tyronegael
Senior Contributor
35 reviews 35 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

Recommend the 3 course early bird. It is a good idea to book in advance as the dining room is small and can get busy.

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Leicester
Top Contributor
59 reviews 59 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

Nice welcome and atmosphere with very nice food on a Monday lunchtime,my cullen skink was fantastic followed by a club sandwich with perfectly cooked butterflied chicken breast homemade colslaw a pity the fries were not hand cut!

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Rugby, United Kingdom
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82 reviews 82 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

11 of us visited for dinner on a Sunday evening. The food was excellent, although the serving of the main course was a little slow, for which the dining room manager was most apologetic. Al in all, a fine way to spend an evening.

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Cheddleton
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5 reviews 5 reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

Had a delicious meal whilst staying in Melrose. The haggis bon bons were perfect. Good price for the 'early bird' menu. Water, bread and dips came as a given. Would highly recommend!

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
129 reviews 129 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

This was our second visit to the hotel's restaurant. On both occasions we have been served excellent quality food. Very professional service from booking to leaving.

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Edinburgh
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19 reviews 19 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015 via mobile

Visited the Saturday night in between christmas and new year... So place was reasonably quiet. Welcome from front of house was warm and welcoming! Great choice of wines and reasonable prices and good menu selection. Food was excellent quality and well presented. We only had s main course after the excess of Christmas and never felt under any pressure to... More 

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2015

Had Sunday lunch here as live in the Borders and had read good reviews. We had just been walking the Eildons & were ready for a nice Sunday Lunch so we both ordered the Roast Beef. Our experience lasted about 5 minutes as this is how long it took us to eat our meal. The vegetable portion size was unbelievably... 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 - 153
  • Cuisine: English, Scottish

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