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The Horseshoe Restaurant

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Edinburgh Road, Eddleston EH45 8QP, Scotland
+44 1721 730225
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Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Breakfast, Lunch, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for: Romantic, Special occasions, Business meetings, Local cuisine
Description: Relaxed, easy dining is offered here at The Horseshoe Inn���s Bistro, a low...
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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  • 11
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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
Happy Birthday

Had a lovely birthday lunch excellent service, friendly staff and the food was well cooked and very tasty. Highly recommend a visit.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
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Haltwhistle, United Kingdom
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Haltwhistle, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Had a lovely birthday lunch excellent service, friendly staff and the food was well cooked and very tasty. Highly recommend a visit.

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UK
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35 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

4 of us for lunch on 23rd January 2016 and I have to say it was difficult to fault. Very attentive service and great advice to match wines with the food. The meal was excellent, beautifully prepared and served with flavours that were a delight to savour. What more can I say

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Thank 2cavalierssofar
Peebles, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Went there for a Friday lunch as a belated wedding anniversary meal. The attention to detail and personal touches were immaculate. I had told them in advance that I was lactose intolerant and my own personal menu was adjusted accordingly. The gentleman who looked after us from arrival to departure was very helpful and in particular had excellent knowledge of... More 

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Thank IndianaBec
Edinburgh
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent way to bring in the new year, fantastic food and wine and nice friendly staff. Couldn't fault it in any way. It is also a great venue for Sunday lunch.

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Thank macjezza
Dorking, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2015

We dined here last Saturday evening, started off with drinks in the very comfortable lounge where we were served delicious hors d'oeuvres, beautifully presented, the waiter explained what each dainty little dish was. Then to the restaurant which was very tastefully decorated for Christmas, the tables looked lovely - beautiful glasses and cutlery. The attention to detail of all the... More 

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Thank StokerTwin
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2015

Anything I put here will not do justice to the food which was outstanding or the service which was impeccable. The whole experience was unforgettable for all the right reasons and I cannot recommend this restaurant highly enough (Tripadvisor you need a sixth level of rating for places like this). In addition to the dishes on the menu there were... More 

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Thank DSPWF
Edinburgh
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26 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2015

Ate lunch here recently and the service was excellent with great attention to detail and the cooking was way above average. 2 courses for £20 or 3 for £25 with an on the day menu for £16 makes it very cost effective fine dining. Apparently the head chef came from a Michelin starred restaurant and it shows in the imaginative... More 

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Thank dunworkingforever
Central Scotland
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65 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2015

We wanted a nice night away with some good food, and we weren't disappointed. Our room was in the annex behind the restaurant (an old school). We went over to the restaurant to sit in the lounge to decide what we wanted to eat that evening over a lovely G&T, they provide a suggested pre dinner drink list, which included... More 

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Thank Scotsbunny
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2015 via mobile

We visited this Horseshoe last year to celebrate my eldest daughters 21st and returned again at the weekend for my youngest daughters 21st. The party was for eight and was made up of three different generations. A menu had been specially prepared for us and we were in the private dining area. The meal was truly special with some delicious... More 

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135 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2015 via mobile

This is definitely a place for Michelin to visit! I was flabbergasted by the food so intense flavored. Lots of organic ingredients and very nicely served. The staff is extremely well trained and makes the evening complete. This is the place when willing to drive an half hour from Edinburgh

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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 23 - 80
  • Cuisine: European, British

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic, Special occasions, Business meetings, Local cuisine

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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