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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: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
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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  • 106
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  • 28
    Very good
  • 13
    Average
  • 11
    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
Quality all the way.

Although The Horseshoe does not (yet) have a Michelin Star, this is the standard it tries to set, indeed a few Michelin Star chefs could learn a thing or two here. In particular, the preparation shows an understanding of subtlety of flavour, rather than assaulting our tastebuds with a... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 10, 2015
Rick E
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Edinburgh
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Doing business
  • Entertaining clients
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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

This restaurant has a set menu three course for fifty pounds the choice on the menu is very poor and limited so called fine dining .poor service too wine spilled on to the table and water poured over my hand instead of into my glass

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Edinburgh
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224 reviews 224 reviews
135 restaurant reviews
147 helpful votes 147 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

Although The Horseshoe does not (yet) have a Michelin Star, this is the standard it tries to set, indeed a few Michelin Star chefs could learn a thing or two here. In particular, the preparation shows an understanding of subtlety of flavour, rather than assaulting our tastebuds with a sledgehammer. Delicious hors d'oeuvres in the bar, were followed by an... More 

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

loved every thing ,can't fault a single thing,it was a joy from arrival to departure.the staff are so welcoming nothing was a problem to them , the rooms are small but you have everything you need from beautiful toiletries to fresh fruit,and so clean and comfortable,ok you have to leave the old school house to get to the restaurant but... More 

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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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17 reviews 17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

This was one of the best meals we have had in a very long time. We were passing through Eddleston on our way to Edinburgh and this was a spur of the moment stop. The food was mouth watering and the service as spot on. And all at a very reasonable price. Highly recommended. We will be going back.

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Top Contributor
57 reviews 57 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

We were staying at the Horseshoe Inn and on arrival were warmly welcomed and given a complimentary cup of tea and cake. Arriving for dinner we had a pre dinner drink, were able to leaf through the menu for the evening and we settled on having the tasting menu, pre dinner canapes were fantastic and I have to say the... More 

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Esher, United Kingdom
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49 restaurant reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015

It is obvious from the first booking that the management of the Horsehoe are going to provide a meal to remember . We visited for Sunday roast lunch a not always easy meal to prepare and serve just right in any restaurant. The Horsehoe achieved this to perfection : Fresh , tender and flavoursome beef, with just enough well cooked... More 

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london
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69 reviews 69 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

We stayed for 2 nights and wished it had been longer. The staff are welcoming, friendly with good service that was not intrusive. The restaurant itself is not at all what you expect from the outside - fabulous deep seated sofas in the bar area, lovely dining tables and chairs creating a warm ambience with soft lighting and candles. The... More 

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Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

Second year in a row my husband's treated me to dine in style this time with an overnight stay. Lovely food & excellent value.

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Motherwell, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

This was our first visit to the Horseshoe and I have to say we were thoroughly delighted! It was clear from the outset that this is no ordinary restaurant. From the warm welcome on arrival, right through to the owner spending some time with us at the end of our meal, the Horseshoe clearly sets out to make an impression... More 

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

My brother-in-law was visiting us from London and wanted to take us out for Suday lunch. The Horseshoe Inn at Eddlestone had been recommended to us by friends, but this was our first visit. From the friendly email following our initial booking, to our welcome on arrival, the canapés with our pre-lunch drinks, followed by a menu which competed with... 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: Romantic, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Doing business, 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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