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The Horseshoe Inn

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Edinburgh Road, Eddleston EH45 8QP, Scotland
+44 1721 730225
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Description: Relaxed, easy dining is offered here at The Horseshoe Inn���s Bistro, a...
Relaxed, easy dining is offered here at The Horseshoe Inn���s Bistro, a low key alternative to the sumptuous Bardoulet���s Restaurant, which has made The Horseshoe famous on the Scottish dining scene. Cosy and rustic, the Bistro is centered around a wood paneled main bar with small round tables edged by linen covered chairs, dark wood original beams overhead and a wood fired stove throwing out warmth just perfect for those cold Scottish winters. A regularly changing menu allows acclaimed chef Patrick Bardoulet to tackle favourite classics from throughout Europe but with his trademark creative twist, using excellent seasonal ingredients from the many excellent producers Scotland has to offer. A children���s menu is available throughout the day, with equally carefully created dishes introducing small gastronomes to the world of good food. Meanwhile, the bar stocks an array of excellent ales well suited to the casual dining approach offered by The Horseshoe Inn Bistro.
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Good for:
Romance
Doing business
Local cuisine
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

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Visitor rating
  • 96
    Excellent
  • 27
    Very good
  • 13
    Average
  • 10
    Poor
  • 5
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Outstanding...truly outstanding on all fronts.

If I could write a review to do this Chef justice, I would. But words fail me. My evening was a culinary delight, tasting food that transported me back to memories of a by gone age when food really was flavoursome through its own natural goodness. He combines simplicity with unpretentious taste... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 27, 2015
Ottie_12
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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151 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Contributor
18 reviews 18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015 NEW

If I could write a review to do this Chef justice, I would. But words fail me. My evening was a culinary delight, tasting food that transported me back to memories of a by gone age when food really was flavoursome through its own natural goodness. He combines simplicity with unpretentious taste sensations that truly titilate the taste buds. Sorry,... More 

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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12 reviews 12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 NEW

The restaurant is very comfortable, with the staff delivering excellent service and a nice atmosphere. We took the tasting menu, which was great (especially the pork belly), each course was delicious and the wine excellent. I took guests from Norway, and I would recommend this restaurant for a special occasion.

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Perth, United Kingdom
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26 reviews 26 reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

In a nutshell, we had a tremendous two night DBB stay at the Horseshoe, revelling in discreet and attentive service, with delicious food accompanied by a fine choice of wine. (More than 150 bottles on the wine list). The Horseshoe is on the main road at the tiny village of Eddleston a few miles out of Peebles and, blink, and... More 

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015 via mobile

Visited here for dinner while staying at Barony Castle we wanted somewhere nice for dinner as it was our daughters birthday. We didn't quite realise how fantastic it was going to be they fitted us in at short notice and the food was fab. Expensive but worth it if you want a treat. Service was 1st class really could not... More 

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Edinburgh
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24 reviews 24 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

In the past I have regarded this as a very good restaurant but it is probably a mistake in what must be considered a fine dining establishment to go as a party of 11 or 12 for a Christmas lunch. Certainly our experience would suggest that that is the case. The Christmas lunch menu was interesting but the portion size... More 

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Edinburgh
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5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015

Spent my birthday here for dinner and overnight stay. The pre dinner canapes were delicious followed by the most amazing dinner every coarse was fantastic full of flavour and served by very attentive staff.I have eaten in many restaurants around the world and around Scotland and have never been more pleasantly surprised at the quality of the food in this... More 

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Senior Contributor
40 reviews 40 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015

We had some lovely canapes whist we ordered, followed by a delicious artichoke soup, and then fabulous hot smoked salmon on risotto. Food quality is fantastic and really incredible value. Being a cold January afternoon meant restaurant not busy but it will be at other times. Hadnt been for a long while but will certainly be back.

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Sofia, Bulgaria
Top Contributor
74 reviews 74 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

Masquerading as a simple roadside inn/reststop (which it has been for centuries, I suspect) get an excellent meal with excellent service and gracious attitude. All within easy reach of Edinburgh and the main roads to everywhere. Beautiful accurate descriptions on an appropriately short but comprehensive menu, well-stocked bar and wines. And a half-hourly bus service north and south if you... More 

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Newcastle upon Tyne
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47 reviews 47 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015

We celebrated my birthday lunch on Sunday 25th January at one of the best restaurants in the Borders on a long weekend break. I had booked the table via their web site and it was great to be acknowledged and booked in by return of emails. On arrival, we were welcomed by staff, coats taken off and shown to the... More 

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Senior Contributor
41 reviews 41 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

We stayed with friends for 2 nights and greatly enjoyed our welcome to The Horseshoe Inn and the attention we received from everyone there. The building, the décor and the staff create an experience like a very friendly country house - warm throughout with lots of extra touches to enjoy and appreciate. Our first evening meal from their own menu... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Edinburgh Road, Eddleston EH45 8QP, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Scottish Borders  >  Eddleston
  • Phone Number: +44 1721 730225

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 25 - 85
  • Cuisine: European

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients

Description

Relaxed, easy dining is offered here at The Horseshoe Inn���s Bistro, a low key alternative to the sumptuous Bardoulet���s Restaurant, which has made The Horseshoe famous on the Scottish dining scene. Cosy and rustic, the Bistro is centered around a wood paneled main bar with small round tables edged by linen covered chairs, dark wood original beams overhead and a wood fired stove throwing out warmth just perfect for those cold Scottish winters. A regularly changing menu allows acclaimed chef Patrick Bardoulet to tackle favourite classics from throughout Europe but with his trademark creative twist, using excellent seasonal ingredients from the many excellent producers Scotland has to offer. A children���s menu is available throughout the day, with equally carefully created dishes introducing small gastronomes to the world of good food. Meanwhile, the bar stocks an array of excellent ales well suited to the casual dining approach offered by The Horseshoe Inn Bistro.

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