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Chapters Bistro

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Main Street, Gattonside, Melrose TD6 9NP, Scotland
+44 1896 823217
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6:30 pm - 11:30 pm
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Hours:
Tue - Thu 6:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Fri - Sat 6:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night

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Visitor rating
  • 75
    Excellent
  • 13
    Very good
  • 5
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
A lovely Valentine

A very cheerful welcome with a complimentary glass of fizz for both of us and a wee, handmade heart choccy for me. We also had our Guide Dog puppy with us, who was also welcomed and even when we requested a change of table so he wouldn't be tripped over we were changed with a smile. The food was... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 22, 2015
Vee F
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

A very cheerful welcome with a complimentary glass of fizz for both of us and a wee, handmade heart choccy for me. We also had our Guide Dog puppy with us, who was also welcomed and even when we requested a change of table so he wouldn't be tripped over we were changed with a smile. The food was excellent... More 

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

Thank you very much for your review. We are glad you enjoyed your Valentine's night so much at Chapters and we look forward to having you all in Chapters again. Many thanks. More 

Edinburgh, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

Our family booked Chapters Bistro out with opening hours this past week, it was for our Mums funeral meal. We asked for plenty coffee, drinks and a warming meal. That is exactly what we got, the beef bourguignon, mash and veg, were delicious, then we had a gorgeous brownie and ice-cream and cheese boards. We were made very welcome and... More 

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

Thank you very much for your kind review. We are happy we were able to help you on this difficult occasion and make it memorable. We look forward to welcoming you to dine in Chapters again either with out of hours or when we are open. Many thanks and all the best. More 

Worcester, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

Just back from our first visit to Chapters on a wet January evening! Cheered up by the lovely food and friendly service. Great menu with lots of choice , beautifully presented. Really can't fault this local gem!

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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 your meal with us so much and we look forward to having you dine with us soon again. Thank you. More 

Cramlington, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

Very friendly and welcoming. Menu was of local produce and the food was very nice. Service was very attentive.

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
35 reviews 35 reviews
27 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
2 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
Contributor
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 

Contributor
11 reviews 11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

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
Reviewer
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
83 reviews 83 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 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 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Main Street, Gattonside, Melrose TD6 9NP, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Scottish Borders  >  Melrose  >  Gattonside
  • Phone Number: +44 1896 823217

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Mediterranean
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

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?