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High Street, Melrose TD6 9PD, Scotland
+44 1896 822308
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Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 14
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  • 1
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  • 1
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  • 9
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Three Day Holiday

On holiday in Melrose, came in to the city late and chose this restaurant. The food was good, staff polite and price were very fair. We had salmon and rump steak. The locals indicated the restaurant was know for a more general menu. I would agree with that statement, but found the menu allowed us... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 24, 2015
Ken D
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Ozark, Missouri
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Ozark, Missouri
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

On holiday in Melrose, came in to the city late and chose this restaurant. The food was good, staff polite and price were very fair. We had salmon and rump steak. The locals indicated the restaurant was know for a more general menu. I would agree with that statement, but found the menu allowed us choice.

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
43 reviews 43 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

Thought we would like a Sunday lunch and came here. The food was lovely, nice and hot. Had a homemade soup and the lunch. Certainly we didn't need any tea later and I only had a light breakfast the following day because the lunch was so massive. Lots of lovely fresh vegetables. Staff were fine serving us. We will certainly... More 

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Northumberland National Park, United Kingdom
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72 reviews 72 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

We were walking past on a Sunday lunch time and thought the Sunday lunch menu looked good. We had excellent service, and the meal was hot and plentiful so much so that we could not eat a dessert. We had a bottle of house wine.....not brilliant but it was just house wine. We will return. Service excellent and staff very... More 

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

It was perfect for what we wanted: Booze served by a welcoming bartender, no one smoking, no TV, and no music. Just our drinks, some birds doing their thing, and other people chatting or reading, enjoying themselves and the space. Thanks! The lovely April weather that afternoon didn't hurt either.

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Aberdeenshire, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

We visited after Gala 7s on our way home.We had 4 steaks,1camel,2fillets and 1 ribeye.All cooked rare and perfect.Would recommend,great service,good value,nice to see a well run hotel.Will be back.See you all soon☺

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

Probably one of my worst dining experiences. Staff were rude. Advertised as a steakhouse and serves the worst steak I have ever had. Asked for medium rare and received well done on three out of four meals. Should specialise in steak instead of having such a wide range on menu.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

Staying at this Hotel was not a e xperience. The staff had no customer skills at all they all looked miserable. No smiles. I stayed a week my room wasn't cleaned nor towels changed during that time. Tea tray filthy,dead fly, ants and dirt. Sink too small to fill kettle which i did with a cup.no wardrobe or chest of... More 

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015

my wife and I visited the hotel tonight as, since we moved back into the area after 8 years, we have been looking for decent restaurants. after hearing an advert on the local radio, we decided to give this place a wee try, and so pleased we did!!. my wife and I are well travelled, Australia, Africa, Europe the Caribbean... More 

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Greater Manchester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

Well run hotel. Staff excellent and very friendly. Find some of the negative comments baffling - can only comment on our experiences. One particular issue dealt with promptly and extremely professionally. Owners clearly care deeply about their customers and their business. I was particularly impressed with the local real ales - not just the usual range of keg fizz you... More 

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

This hotel is badly run, poor cleanliness, expensive to eat and drink in and outdated décor. The owner doesn't seam to like complaints but I guess she gets loads of them

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: High Street, Melrose TD6 9PD, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Scottish Borders  >  Melrose
  • Phone Number: +44 1896 822308

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: British

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