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The Forresters Restaurant sb

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Mediterranean, Spanish, Grill, Tapas
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23 Castlegate, Jedburgh TD8 6AS, Scotland
+44 1835 862380
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Description: Newly refurbished and relaunched family run restaurant vino y tapas at the...
Newly refurbished and relaunched family run restaurant vino y tapas at the forresters restaurant aka the belters bar is the only spanish tapas restaurant in the scottish borders serving authentic tapas and mediterannean style food,we have a vast selection of spanish beers,lagers, liqueurs, sherry and wine to suit all tastes so why not come in and soak up the warm friendly atmosphere and experience a little bit of spain here in jedburgh. We now offer a large selection of home-made gourmet burgers and grill menu consisting of steaks, chicken dishes and ribs with a large selection of side dishes
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  • 56
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  • 12
    Very good
  • 4
    Average
  • 4
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  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Tapas was amazing

I have to say that I am very disappointed in Pat V's review of the forresters tapas last Saturday. I was in the restaurant at the same time as her and her partner, I was with my husband, daughter and son -in - law, we all ordered 4 tapas dishes each which were all excellant, the waitress was was... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 22, 2015
Katie H
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015 NEW

I have to say that I am very disappointed in Pat V's review of the forresters tapas last Saturday. I was in the restaurant at the same time as her and her partner, I was with my husband, daughter and son -in - law, we all ordered 4 tapas dishes each which were all excellant, the waitress was was very... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

We arrived in town on a Sunday evening with most restaurants closed. B&B suggested this spot. Find the restaurant up two separate flights of stairs, first taking you from Belters Bar, then walk through another casual lounge with bar to a second flight of stairs to the small restaurant above. Spanish tapas in Scotland's Border? Yep, and quite good, too!... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

This was altogether a very disappointing culinary experience. The eating area was shabby and more like a transport cafe than a restaurant. I ordered 3 tapas dishes and none of them even remotely resembled the tapas I have had before. There was no evidence of any properly cooked food: boquerones, which tasted dreadful, a fish dish which was described as... More 

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lorraine e, Owner at The Forresters Restaurant sb, responded to this review

thank-you for joining tripadvisor..... I personally haven't eaten in a transport cafe so i wouldn't know what they were like... what I do know is our restaurant is not shabby and is clean and well decorated. As for the food the boquerones come from Spain in tins so they are always fresh the monkfish was indeed monkfish and as for... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

Lovely friendly atmosphere my wife had ribs and struggled to finish them I had a rare steak think it was still mooing as was so fresh and tasty great hosts too

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2015

To be perfectly honest from outside you wouldn't expect much re the food as the photo's look like something from the 1980's.Sorry!! A wee update might help because the food (burgers) i think a choice of 24 are the best i have had and the chips are superb.From Glasgow there is now so many burger joints you could choke a... More 

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Jedburgh, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 via mobile

Had tapas here before but they have a new menu so just had to give it a try well yummy and the service excellent as always

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015

Recommended by Amanda at Airenlea B&B following our first stage (19miles) walk of the St Cuthbert's Way - The Forrester's definitely hit the spot. An extensive menu of American Diner style food of outstanding quality, with wonderful hosts, great service and excellent value. This was good quality, wholesome food with an imaginative interpretation & presentation by a talented cook intent... More 

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Jedburgh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

great variety of food Tapas is amazing Lovely atmosphere although stairs for wheelchair users Family friendly Dog friendly Near to town centre

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Blairgowrie, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

Prices were very reasonable and some of the menu choices we made were excellent, whilst others missed the mark and were not authentically Spanish. There were a few minor problems with one dish being very bland and another having a strong taste of raw garlic but overall it was acceptable for the amount charged. Serving staff were friendly though there... More 

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Jedburgh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

Normally go for the burgers but decided to try the pulled pork tonight , brilliant not something I would normally go for but it was amazing.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 23 Castlegate, Jedburgh TD8 6AS, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Scottish Borders  >  Jedburgh
  • Phone Number: +44 1835 862380

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 13
  • Cuisine: Mediterranean, Spanish, Grill, Tapas

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Large groups

Description

Newly refurbished and relaunched family run restaurant vino y tapas at the forresters restaurant aka the belters bar is the only spanish tapas restaurant in the scottish borders serving authentic tapas and mediterannean style food,we have a vast selection of spanish beers,lagers, liqueurs, sherry and wine to suit all tastes so why not come in and soak up the warm friendly atmosphere and experience a little bit of spain here in jedburgh. We now offer a large selection of home-made gourmet burgers and grill menu consisting of steaks, chicken dishes and ribs with a large selection of side dishes

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