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The Townhouse

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

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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Very nice

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!

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 31, 2015
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Leicester
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128 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Leicester
Top Contributor
59 reviews 59 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 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
26 helpful votes 26 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
56 helpful votes 56 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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18 reviews 18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 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
2 helpful votes 2 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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Galashiels, United Kingdom
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44 reviews 44 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015

We had an anniversary dinner at the Townhouse recently and it was just lovely. We made it in for the Early Bird special (which we hadn't known about, but was an added bonus!) so had 3 courses for £18.50 a head. The place has a really nice, laid back ambience but actually looks quite modern, fresh and luxurious inside. The... More 

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Brighton
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30 reviews 30 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

Spent a few days in the Melrose area last week and popped into this restaurant for lunch. Very glad that I did as the meal was excellent. I began with the Scottish traditional Cullen Skink. It was lovely and creamy with plenty of fish and so full of flavour. This was followed by an enormous and perfectly sirloin steak. I... More 

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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49 reviews 49 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014

We were just driving through Melrose and were looking for somewhere nice to stop for some lunch and settled on the Townhouse which is in the town centre. I didn't have great expectations - I was hoping for some pub-style food I suppose, but was really impressed with the food and service here. The food was absolutely delicious, very well... More 

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South Queensferry, United Kingdom
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20 reviews 20 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

The townhouse is very up to date, with modern interior, good food also wines. The staff are very friendly and anxious to help any way they can. There are spaces directly outside the hotel for parking.

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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: English, Scottish

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