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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, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations

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    Very good
  • 13
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
NO ART FARTY DISHES HERE

Superb; good old fashioned cooking of fresh Scottish produce including sea bass, venison, lamb, sirloin and fillet steaks and don`t forket the cullen skink.

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 24, 2015
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Greater London, United Kingdom
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English first
Greater London, United Kingdom
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55 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

Superb; good old fashioned cooking of fresh Scottish produce including sea bass, venison, lamb, sirloin and fillet steaks and don`t forket the cullen skink.

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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48 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015 via mobile

Early bird menu is served between 6-7. And is excellent food and value for money. Although the main reason I was drawn to that menu was the curry for the main, which was delicious, my husband had the breaded fish, which he also enjoyed, but could not finish. Staff were friendly and attentative and well worth a visit.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

Excellent service, good food in nice surroundings - this was all achieved for a large group and very much appreciated.

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Galashiels, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

Good service and the roast beef was cooked perfectly with generous portions. Pleasant surroundings with attentive staff in a lovely location. As it can getbbusybit is best to book in advance.

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Wokingham, England
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116 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

Our first visit to The Townhouse. We went in on Saturday lunchtime and was surprised how quiet it was. There was little atmosphere which was a shame as it is a beautiful setting. A little Scottish music in the background might have helped but it just lacked atmosphere. The waiting staff were lovely and the food good.

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Singapore, null, Singapore
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17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

Well, I had hoped to be able to review the food. I called in advance to reserve a table for lunch just as a precaution; the call was answered abruptly and I was told that, 'I'n on another call, please wait'. Well fair enough, but I waited, waited and waited. During this time I could hear clearly the conversation going... More 

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Strathaven, United Kingdom
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7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

Nice location and packed for a Monday night so there was a great atmosphere.The food was excellent, perhaps the best steak I've had and the local ice cream they use is fantastic. Good value, will be back.

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Nashville, Tennessee
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12 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

The food was delicious and served with attention to detail by a very professional and warm wait staff. Great selection of local scotches and don't miss the Cullen Skink!

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St. Boswells, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

Went here a couple of weeks ago with my wife on a Saturday evening. Have always had a lovely meal in the past so was looking forward to it. Unfortunately I feel the menu was a disappointment. There were too many fish dishes on the menu so not good if you are not too keen on fish. There was approx... More 

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newcastle
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37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015

My partner and myself booked this for a birthday meal for the two of us and I must say the food was great and the staff pleasant to deal with. My only disappointment was the lack of beers available as I could only see lager or the black stuff but that is just me. We shall return.

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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 39 - 156
  • Cuisine: British, Scottish

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