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Kingsknowes Hotel

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
British, Scottish, European
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Kingsknowes Tweed Road, Galashiels TD1 3HG, Scotland
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Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
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25 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We did dine at the bar of the hotel, as our dog was allowed to accompany us. Very cozy corner and great ambiance. Good choice of dishes and great service with a smile.

Thank georges1961
scottish borders
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52 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 23, 2016

Visited the kingsknowes for supper, where food was superb. Unfortunately we had to wait about 3/4 hour after ordering for our meal to actually be delivered to the table. We were in two minds whether to just give up and go else where. The bar area where we were was not busy either. Could not fault the food or the... More 

Thank galaleans
Scotland, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 21, 2016 via mobile

Came here for my father in law surprise birthday party meal..we had pre booked our meals and rooms. We couldn't fault anything at all apart from the wifi not connecting for our son but he survived a night without it.. The food was amazing the staff was very helpful even till the early hours. The rooms were a bit dated... More 

Thank Michelle H
Mirfield, United Kingdom
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82 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 25, 2016 via mobile

We are part of a group of 18 members of Mirfield Petanque Club from West Yorkshire who were spending four days in the area playing Petanque against Melrose and Walkerburn petanque clubs. Our hosts had erected a marquee next to the petanque terrain close to the hotel and what a magnificent backdrop the hotel made. However, we were invited to... More 

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119 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 5, 2016

I attended a tea party there and the selection of food was excellent and plentiful. The conservatory was absolutely wonderful.

Thank Avril S
Chichester, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 20, 2016

we were a large group of 20 plus, The staff gave good service the food was of high standard and we ate in one of the lovely function rooms all together a pleasant experience

Thank 75louise
Uddingston, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 28, 2016 via mobile

What a delightful experience my partner and I had eating an evening meal at this establishment. The food was delicious and the staff were open, friendly and welcoming. Portions were very generous and left us feeling full without the need (or want) for a dessert. Though the dessert menu was fabulous!

Thank Frankiebhoy1974
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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69 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 13, 2016 via mobile

I visit this hotel on occasion and always find it warm and welcoming. The staff are very friendly without being overbearing. Being privately owned and not a large chain appears to make a difference. We had the light lunch this visit, which was delicious. Lovely fresh salad, baked potato and homemade soup. I highly recommend this hotel to anyone looking... More 

1 Thank Scotty_Trix
Lanark, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 12, 2016 via mobile

Stopped in today for lunch . Excellent soup/prawn baked potato and prawn ciabatta with salad. Beautiful hotel and surroundings. Friendly helpful owners - Caroline, Robert and Jenny. Definitely make the trip back down to Galashiels to pay another visit . Thanks again for the teas in the garden.'

Thank pamage69
Galashiels, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 14, 2016

If you are not too fussy about fine dining and like good pub food the Kingsknowes Hotel is the place to go. The Courtyard Bar in this impressive building provides very good food at fairly reasonable prices. Main courses are priced around £11 - £12 and are good sized portions however the desserts I feel are a bit overpriced at... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
British, Scottish, European
Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Romantic, Large groups, Special occasions, Business meetings, Families with children
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Kingsknowes Tweed Road, Galashiels TD1 3HG, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Scottish Borders  >  Galashiels
  • Phone Number: 01896758375

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?