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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
Cuisines: English
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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English first
Aberdeen, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014 NEW

Excellent attentive service, high quality locally sourced cuisine. They accommodated our table of 13 very well and the children's meals were top quality specially made. Would come back again.

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Essex
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

The first time we visited, we went as a party of four and we had 3 excellent courses - spoilt for ch oice really. Service was spot on and the decor was welcoming. We enjoyed it so much that we went back on Friday and again we couldn't fault anything. I think I could eat there every day!

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Jedburgh, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

This is going to be a short and to the point review.............Alex and his team done it again- excellence in abundance. Thanks for another great night on Saturday. Please take the Duck off the menu, it's stopping me sampling the rest of the menu!! See you this Saturday with 4 of our friends.

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

Loved this place from the welcome on arrival, the decor, the service and most of all the food! Lovely menu and I especially enjoyed my goats cheese starter and sticky toffee ice cream - yum yum! For some reason, I played slightly safe with my main and chose the chicken with brie which I enjoyed, it was just a little... More

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Galashiels, United Kingdom
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68 reviews 68 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014

The new owners of Chapters Bistro have maintained the same atmosphere as the previous owners, whilst adding their own "personality". The décor and style are very warm and welcoming with rich music playing in the background, making a great ambiance - you feel as if you are going to have a good time even before seeing the menu! The menu... More

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Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

We had heard that Chapters had changed hands so thought we would pay a visit. The ambience and decor are wonderful, very authentic and homely. Menu and specials selection both very varied with a lot of locally sourced products. Lots to choose from! All our meals were excellent, the desserts even better. White chocolate cheesecake and baileys Creme brûlée were... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

The new owners are starting to make their mark and everything we ate was beautiful. The homemade bread was a delicious extra touch.

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Edinburgh
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22 reviews 22 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

My first visit since it changed hands. The food was good, especially the delicious French onion soup. Service ok as long as you say everything's fine. The student staff are attentive and friendly.

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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2014

Visited this super little Bistro whilst staying in Gattonside with my husband for the weekend. What a treat! So much better than we were expecting, being rather unprepossessing from the outside. I had possibly the best French Onion Soup I've ever tasted, and the most succulent, moist, plump chicken breast to follow, which was a delight. Sadly by this stage... More

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

Thank you very much for your recent review and visit to Chapters Bistro. We are glad you enjoyed your dinner and experience so much and we look forward to having you eating with us soon again. Many thanks. More

Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
79 helpful votes 79 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014

Had a lovely meal.lots of choice ,very relaxing restaurant to eat in. Service was very good. Will be back very soon. We wish the new owners every success with the restaurant.

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

Thank you very much for your recent review and best wishes. We are glad you enjoyed your dinner so much and we look forward to having you dining with us soon again. More

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