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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 - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Tue - Thu 6:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Fri - Sat 6:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: Local, seasonal scottish food from the borders in a relaxed informal...
Local, seasonal scottish food from the borders in a relaxed informal atmosphere. Chef patron and wife restaurant manager.
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  • 82
    Excellent
  • 14
    Very good
  • 5
    Average
  • 4
    Poor
  • 0
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
New owners bring a change for the better!

Visited this restaurant with friends and we all had a wonderful meal. Everything was delicious and beautifully presented. As soon as their homemade bread arrived, we were won over and the meal only got better. Meat was cooked as requested and melted in the mouth. We had a beautiful fresh piece of... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 31, 2015
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London, United Kingdom
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English first
London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015 NEW

Visited this restaurant with friends and we all had a wonderful meal. Everything was delicious and beautifully presented. As soon as their homemade bread arrived, we were won over and the meal only got better. Meat was cooked as requested and melted in the mouth. We had a beautiful fresh piece of cod, a succulent steak, fabulous tender venison and... More 

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015 NEW

Lovely table in the window, very good choice of mainly local produce. Cooked and served to high standard. We will return again!

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Pettistree, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 NEW

We just had the most amazing evening at Chapters. Fantastic local seasonal food, i had the tomato fish broth to start which was beautiful such amazing flavours then to follow Wild Boar Shoulder, so tasty and succulent. My husband had the Short Rib of beef which he loved, but he was also equally impressed by the quality of the wine... More 

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Gateshead
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

Me and a large group of friends were staying nearby in a local house for the bank holiday weekend and we were recommended by the lady who owned the house to book a table at this restaurant. There was 16 of us in total and the table was booked for 6pm. I called a little before 6pm to say we... More 

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CHAPTERS2015, Owner at Chapters Bistro, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time and trouble to write a review. We are disappointed you did not enjoy your hen party with us last saturday evening. We do take feedback very seriously and if you had mentioned your concerns we would have strived to make amends. Our set priced menu at £13.45 for 2 courses, 16.95 for 3, plus... More 

Melrose, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

We are just back from a very lovely meal at Chapters. The new owners seem to have brought the sparkle back. You get a very good choice of meals from all the menu's. The drink menu is also very extensive. We had the set Sunday lunch menu (2 courses). The pate was very tasty and well presented. We had lamb... More 

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Melrose, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

Went to Chapters to celebrate my birthday 6 of us in the party the choices were outstanding. Everything was beautifully prepared and served. The staff were very friendly and helpful. Altogether an unforgettable event.

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CHAPTERS2015, Owner at Chapters Bistro, responded to this review

Thank you for you comments. We try to keep our menu local and seasonal using the fantastic local produce from the Borders. More 

Lauder, United Kingdom
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

Party of 10 of us ate here last night - this included 4 kids. The food was excellent and we had a lovely time. The staff were very accommodating and looked after the kids despite there being no kids menu. Believe this is new owners, just 3 weeks in and they deserve success. A place worth supporting...

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CHAPTERS2015, Owner at Chapters Bistro, responded to this review

Thanks for the comments. We are happy to accommodate children, the local corn fed chicken followed by our homemade ice cream seemed to keep them happy! More 

2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

Just returned from chapters , and yet again wonderful meal , lovely setting, highly recommend 😊 will be back soon .

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
37 reviews 37 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
84 helpful votes 84 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

Had a lovely evening at Chapters. the atmosphere was very relaxing, meal its self was delicious. service first class. love going to Chapters this is certainly one restaurant that you can totally relax in. So pleased the New owners are doing so well. will be back very soon. Love the menu certainly caters for all.

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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33 reviews 33 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 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 

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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

  • Average Prices: USD 30

Description

Local, seasonal scottish food from the borders in a relaxed informal atmosphere. Chef patron and wife restaurant manager.
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?