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Chapters Bistro

Main Street, Gattonside, Melrose TD6 9NP, Scotland
01896 823217
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Ranked #1 of 2 Restaurants in Gattonside
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Hours:
Tue - Thu 6:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Fri - Sat 6:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Cuisines: English
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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English first
Glasgow, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
33 reviews 33 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

Out with family last night to Chapters, one of our local restaurants (which opened earlier this year). A warm welcome awaited us, the restaurant having a pleasant atmosphere, if slightly dated. Heading to our table, it was good to see an open kitchen: somehow I always feel reassured that chefs are happy to be seen working (and not engaging in... More 

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Tiina P, Owner at Chapters Bistro, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your review and visit to Chapters. We are glad you enjoyed near enough all aspects of your dining experience at Chapters. It's a shame you found the sauce too garlicky and salty. This was first time anybody had commented on the sauce as previously all the comments have been very complimentary even on the same... More 

Carlisle, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

We have visited Chapters at least 3 times and it is always very good. Very good menus selection, very good portions and good value for money. The steak is particularly good and my favourite starter is the goats cheese with caramelised onions. Very friendly staff, quick service, lovely food, nice decor what's not to like, can't be back when we... More 

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Tiina P, Owner at Chapters Bistro, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your many visits to Chapters and the review about us. We are very happy you have enjoyed your visits and everything about Chapters so much and we would love to see you again dining with us when you are visiting the area. Many thanks. More 

Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

Our second visit here and it definitely is my new favourite restaurant. Every mouthful was delicious - it feels like fine dining but with decent portion sizes. I cannot praise the chef enough. You are welcomed and looked after from the minute you arrive with even the chefs at the open pass saying hello. My only criticism was that we... More 

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Tiina P, Owner at Chapters Bistro, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your review and your second visit to Chapters. We are ever so grateful and glad you enjoyed the food, atmosphere and service so much. Thank you also for your recommendation regarding side plates and bread. We hope to see you soon dining in Chapters again! More 

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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014 via mobile

Dated decor,abrupt service from the elderly gentleman and disappointing food. We were expecting a Mediterranean style bistro with food to match. Majority of food could be quickly cooked from the freezer and was rather bland. Chef had on obvious love of decorating plates with balsamic glaze, so much so I expected it on the deserts.

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Tiina P, Owner at Chapters Bistro, responded to this review

We are saddened to hear that you didn't enjoy your recent visit to Chapters and the food we serve. As you notice from previous reviews we get a lot of good comments regarding our food and service. We can assure you that everything is freshly cooked. Our suppliers are listed at the back of the menu and we use local... More 

Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

We have visited Chapters before and always enjoyed our meals there, however we did not realise that it was under new management. We were not disappointed. the meal was delicious, the warm character of the bistro has been kept, and the staff were very friendly and attentive without being over powering. We will definitely be back again.

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Melrose, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
74 reviews 74 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

Although we've been coming to Melrose for a few years we'd never got round to going to Chapters. Based on this first visit we'll certainly return. The atmosphere and service were excellent and the food matched it. I had garlic mushrooms with dip for starter and my wife had a brie filled pastry. Both were excellent. For main I decided... More 

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Tiina P, Owner at Chapters Bistro, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your review and recent visit to Chapters Bistro. We are glad you enjoyed Chapters' food, atmosphere and service. We look forward to seeing you again in Chapters when you return to Scottish Borders. Many thanks. More 

Sacramento, California
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014 via mobile

Absolutely worth the short walk from downtown Melrose! All four of our entrées were totally delicious.I had the duck and it was tremendous. My appetizer chicken salad was was incredibly tasty with nice smoked chicken,lettuce and apples. My wife had the scallops and she loved him. We all argued over which of us ordered the best of the best. The... More 

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Tiina P, Owner at Chapters Bistro, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your review and recent visit to Chapters Bistro. We are glad you enjoyed all your food and we appreciate your comments regarding the wine list. We look forward to seeing you back in Chapters next time you are in the Scottish Borders. Thank you very much. More 

Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

Chapters has been a family favourite for years and we were keen to visit under new management. The menu is similar to before but with a few changes- some of which we sampled and found delicious. My go-to dish has always been the half-duckling, now in a red wine sauce. The duckling was as brilliant as ever and the sauce... More 

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Tiina P, Owner at Chapters Bistro, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your review and visit to the Chapters. We are glad you enjoyed your evening and food so much and we look forward to having you dine with us soon again. Many thanks. More 

Oban, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

On arrival we where greeted with a warm welcome by the host , the menu had plenty to choose from, once we had chosen our order was taken and our first course arrived a short time after, we each had three courses and each course was lovely. The young staff where very attentive and helpful and made the whole experience... More 

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Tiina P, Owner at Chapters Bistro, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your review and visit to Chapters. We are glad you found your dining experience such a joy. We look forward to having you dine with us soon again. Many thanks. More 

Isle of Mull, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

Down visiting friends near Melrose and decided to dine out one evening. Chapters Bistro was recommended by friends so decided to give it a try. Very pleased to say we were not disappointed. From the moment we arrived in the restaurant until we left Chapters Bistro, we were well looked after by Alex and his friendly staff. We had 3... More 

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Additional Information about Chapters Bistro

Address: Main Street, Gattonside, Melrose TD6 9NP, Scotland
Phone Number: 01896 823217
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Scottish Borders  >  Melrose  >  Gattonside
Open Hours:
Tuesday 6:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Wednesday 6:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Thursday 6:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Friday 6:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Saturday 6:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Cuisine: English

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