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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: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night

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Visitor rating
  • 73
    Excellent
  • 33
    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
Most recent review
Second Visit

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.

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 14, 2015
OrchidScotland
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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125 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
115 reviews 115 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 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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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 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 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
Senior Contributor
43 reviews 43 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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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17 reviews 17 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 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
Senior Contributor
48 reviews 48 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 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
6 helpful votes 6 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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Melrose, Scotland, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

Dropped into the Townhouse today for Sunday lunch as the sister hotel Burts was full. Very pleasant experience. Menu was broad and varied with quite a few things taking my fancy. Went for the pulled pork burger in a seeded bun with coleslaw and wedges. It was fantastic! My wife had the roast beef which also looked amazing. To finish... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014 via mobile

From the warm freshly baked rolls with pesto to the perfectly cooked scallops to the delicious venison and finishing with trio of pear and peanut parfait it was a really memorable meal . Ate at Burts the previous night and this meal was so much better .

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cape town
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

The evening was spoiled by another guest who was determined to join in our conversation. Meal was good but not as good as Burts.

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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 - 154
  • Cuisine: English, Scottish

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