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“Hidden Gem” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Damascus Drum

Damascus Drum
Silver Street, Hawick, Scotland
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Ranked #5 of 32 Restaurants in Hawick
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Turkish
Dining options: Breakfast, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast, Reservations
Manchester, United Kingdom
2 reviews
“Hidden Gem”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2013

We visited family in Hawick and they recommended this place. Anthony and Theresa were lovely and very welcoming. The food was delicious with that home made feel and they cater well for vegetarians. The book area was like stepping back in time and very cosy. Overall we will definitely visit again and it will always stick in our minds as it's very unique.


Katherine & Steph

  • Visited October 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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English first
Hawick, United Kingdom
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214 reviews 214 reviews
130 restaurant reviews
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87 helpful votes 87 helpful votes
“Really Nice Place”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2013

Nice little place, a bit tucked away but worth seeking out! Coffee very good and a nice selection of home cooked cakes etc

Visited August 2013
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Langholm, United Kingdom
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30 reviews 30 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 18 cities Reviews in 18 cities
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
“An iffy day in the Damascus Drum?”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2013

I'd been told great things about this place. Sadly I think we hit a bad day. On the negative side, the bagel was like an offensive weapon it was so tough, the g-f brown bread very disappointing, and the guy serving was unfriendly, and the staff bickered making it awkward for sensitive folk like me! Oh dear.
On the plus side brill apple juice from a chap in Innerleithen, excellent books to look at (and buy) and an interesting cafe.
Would we try it again - I'm not sure. I do think we hit them on a bad day, so perhaps a coffee if we go back ...and perhaps a look at other food being served to see if it's any better than the experience we had.

  • Visited October 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Food
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aberdeen
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“One of a kind”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2013 via mobile

Unlikely location but such a pleasant surprise. One of those places where everything feels carefully chosen.......the antithesis of 'corporate' cooking. Excellent minestrone followed by a bagel stuffed with feta and roasted tomatoes. Nothing complicated but great flavours and i am fussy !! Will definitely include it on any further trips down the A7. Good value too.

Visited October 2013
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Lunch in Hawick”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2013

Nice atmosphere - included a small bookstore/library. Soup was ok - very hot, and I mean temperature, so I had to wait for it to cool awhile. Loved the bread.

Visited September 2013
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