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“a drop in meal” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Oscars Wine Bar and Restaurant

Oscars Wine Bar and Restaurant
35-37 Horsemarket, Kelso TD5 7HE, Scotland
44 (1573) 224008
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Ranked #3 of 28 Restaurants in Kelso
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Durham, United Kingdom
1 review
“a drop in meal”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2013

We arrived in Kelso on Thursday and decided to stay the night, we went looking for a restaurant and found a Gem OSCARS. We went into lovely surroundings and was greeted by a very friendly waitress called Sarah. The meal was fabulous, that starter we had was monk fish in tempura batter, this was to die for. my husband had venison and he is still raving about it, I had a chicken dish which was wonderful it melted in my mouth, the tables, cutlery and glasses were very clean. We can't wait to go back again. We would recommend it to anyone.

  • Visited August 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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steve o, Owner at Oscars Wine Bar and Restaurant, responded to this review, September 21, 2013
Many thanks for your wonderful review. Thank you for making special mention of Sarah - waiting staff are not always appreciated in these pages and we have passed your comments on. We hope to welcome you back soon.
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Melrose, United Kingdom
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4 restaurant reviews
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“grandsons birthday tea”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2013

went for our grandsons 7th birthday they put sparklers on his cake as the candles kept going out
food was excellent and very tasty
all food is local and cooked fresh
well worth a visit if you are in the area

  • Visited August 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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steve o, Owner at Oscars Wine Bar and Restaurant, responded to this review, September 21, 2013
Many thanks guys - hope to see you again soon.
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“A very nice meal with friendly service”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2013 via mobile

With attentive service, spotless tables and cutlery and a wide range of options on the menu this was a good choice for a family meal. Only minor grumble was that beware of sitting too close to the open front door. I presume this was open to attract passers by and it wasn't so bad that we asked for it to be shut but we found it just slightly chilly. All meals were good home cooked dishes and we left content and full.

Visited August 2013
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steve o, Owner at Oscars Wine Bar and Restaurant, responded to this review, August 24, 2013
Many thanks for your comments regarding our food and service - these have been passed to our staff. We hope you will visit us again when you are next in Kelso.
We have had a wonderful summer (even here in Scotland!) and, in truth, the door has been pinned open on some of the recent "muggy" evenings we have had to avoid the restaurant becoming stuffy for the comfort of customers. If anyone gets in any way even slightly chilly, please let us know and we can shut the door.
Steve
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Loud music, and foul mouthed customers in the next table”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2013 via mobile

This place is gone down hill, greasy seats and tables greasy plates and cutlery the fish tasted off! Men swearing and shouting at each other in the next table. Not the best thing when you hv kids with you! Shall not recommend or return

  • Visited August 2013
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 1 of 5 stars Food
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steve o, Owner at Oscars Wine Bar and Restaurant, responded to this review, August 7, 2013
Hi trevorsmithy - I'm so sorry that your experience at Oscar's was so disappointing. You will be aware that I have contacted you personally as we confess we have no recollection of a party swearing badly and it would be useful to have more details. We do not tolerate bad language at Oscar's and if either my staff or I hear it those customers are asked to refrain. We sometimes have the occasional boisterous party and we are always prepared to re-locate customers if they prefer a quieter table. The comments about tables, chairs, cutlery and crockery surprise us. The restaurant is cleaned thoroughly everyday and tables and chairs are further cleaned between parties. Our crockery and cutlery goes through an industrial dishwasher and is hand-checked to make sure it is clean. The cutlery is then steamed and polished before being placed on tables. I am sorry that you found them to be not up to standard.
Your comments about the fish being "off" I'm afraid we simply just don't accept. My wife, the Chef Patron personally prepares every main course that leaves our kitchen and does not serve anything that is off. I accept you may not have liked your choice of dish and had you made comment at the time we would have tried to offer a suitable alternative. I share the frustration of other restauranteurs in these pages when nothing is said at the time when we can do something about any issues. We, as you may recall, "check back" every table when they have received their meal and provide a "feedback" form with every bill. Our records show that you said nothing at the time.
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“Family Meal - Excellent”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2013

Didn't book, but dropped in at opening time at 5. Welcome and friendliness of the server was first class, sorry didn't get her name. We tried to talk our boys out of ordering the minute steak on kids menu, but it is the best 'kids' steak they have had, perfectly cooked and not bone dry like many they have had. My wife and I had the burgers with pepper sauce, again these were both delicious. Should have said that the starters of King Prawns and Garlic bread also hit the mark. Not often in Kelso, but would definitely return and recommend to other visitors.

  • Visited July 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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steve o, Owner at Oscars Wine Bar and Restaurant, responded to this review, August 7, 2013
Many thanks for your review. We are so pleased you had a good time with us and have passed your comments on to the staff.
We hope to see you again in the future.
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