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

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Good quality and good value

The George & Abbotsford changed hands a couple of years ago and has improved greatly, not only for food but for accommodation and bar offerings as well, plus the hotel has a much fresher and more pleasant feel to it. The Steakhouse menu offers all sorts of meats, including camel, kangaroo, alpaca... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 26, 2015
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English first
London, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

Room was not ready when we checked in..linen not ironed,my daughter's bed was the worst bed I have seen.a few springs and dirty matress...the lady who was at reception had a dirty cardigan which gave a very poor first impression,breakfast was also like we were not welcome...we could not get warm as the bar was not open.the lady serving breakfast... More 

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scotland
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015

We dropped into the G&A for Sunday lunch while holidaying locally . Overall first impressions were good and my husband and I both ordered the beef Sunday roast as did another couple who sat at an adjoining table . A short time later the plates were served up and as soon as I looked at the meat I knew that... More 

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Hawick
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

The George & Abbotsford changed hands a couple of years ago and has improved greatly, not only for food but for accommodation and bar offerings as well, plus the hotel has a much fresher and more pleasant feel to it. The Steakhouse menu offers all sorts of meats, including camel, kangaroo, alpaca and wagyma japanese cow, to name but some!

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Lincolnshire, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

Good but basic well presented evening meals always hot and as we were a coach party a good choice. Breakfast had superb porridge but like all beffet style breakfast bars some food went cold quicker than others

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Ozark, Missouri
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

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
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015

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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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
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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
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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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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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