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The Horseshoe Restaurant

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Edinburgh Road, Eddleston EH45 8QP, Scotland
+44 1721 730225
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Although it is advertised as a Restaurant (with rooms), we thought we would try it as a base to travel around the Borders. The rooms are not the Ritz, but very clean and comfortable. The bed gave you a very good nights sleep in a quiet atmosphere. But where this Inn excelled was the food and service. I have never... More 

Thank D2886TXpeters
Dollar, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had an amazing experience at the hotel. Complimentary tea and coffee on arrival and was shown to our room. The room is ok for us and the bed is great with the free cake and fruit downstairs. We decided to go for the Surprise menu which was a ten course tasting delight with wine paring. It was fantastic. We... More 

Thank Graeme Cochrane
Perth, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Absolutely worth a visit. Very upmarket, wonderful food and excellent service. Stopped in by chance after a long journey north on our way back to Scotland. Very busy for a country restaurant but once you are in you can understand why. 3 set menu's to choose from all reasonably priced and varied.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had a wonderful weekend in the Scottish Borders which included a walk beside the river Tweed on Saturday afternoon. Saturday evening was spent in the dining room of this exceptional restaurant where we enjoyed one of the best meals we have ever had. The service was very good and every course was served with great care and attention to... More 

1 Thank Sandyretriever
Glasgow, United Kingdom
1 review
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2016 via mobile

We visited the horseshoe for a meal whilst on holiday for my wife's birthday. We had not heard of the restaurant before and had no preconceived expectations. We were both delighted to find this was one of the best meals we've ever had. We ordered the a la carte menu with wine. The food and accompanying wine were delicious. The... More 

1 Thank JPB7413677
Glasgow, United Kingdom
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2016

Very lucky to enjoy weekend break here.Taster menu was excellent--beautiful presentation and great mix of flavours from locally sourced produce all served in luxurious but homely surroundings by staff who were attentive and knowledgeable about their food.Accommodation had everything you would need with lots of nice personal touches.Would highly recommend this gem in the borders

Thank BARL4
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2016 via mobile

Visited this restaurant not realising its quality given its location. Was pleasantly surprised at the quality of food and service. Staff were a bit stiff but none the less a lovely meal. And a nice finishing touch for our anniversary

Thank Keith F
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2016

Dinner and an overnight with friends which we were looking forward to as we had make numerous visits under the previous regime.We were not disappointed! A warm welcome, friendly and utterly professional staff and lovely surroundings, The one gluten free eater among us was looked after to an excellent extent, as good as we have had anywhere. The £10 upgrade... More 

1 Thank embee52
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2016 via mobile

What can you say! Service, Food, Value! What an experience! If you are ever in Edinburgh it is worth the 30 minute drive! Don't miss it! 3 couples, everyone raved!

1 Thank Richardwbarker
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2016 via mobile

We live in Edinburgh but the Horseshoe is just far enough away to qualify as a great location for a weekend break. The staff are so nice and the younger members are clearly really well trained which makes a difference. We had dinner on both evenings and whilst the menu is not extensive, chef tweaked and substituted to meet our... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$21 - $72
European, British, Scottish, Gluten Free
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Private Dining, Free Wifi
Good for
Special occasions, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Romantic
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Edinburgh Road, Eddleston EH45 8QP, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Scottish Borders  >  Eddleston
  • Phone Number: +44 1721 730225
Relaxed, easy dining is offered here at The Horseshoe Inn���s Bistro, a low key alternative to the sumptuous Bardoulet���s Restaurant, which has made The Horseshoe famous on the Scottish dining scene. Cosy and rustic, the Bistro is centered around a wood paneled main bar with small round tables edged by linen covered chairs, dark wood original beams overhead and a wood fired stove throwing out warmth just perfect for those cold Scottish winters. A regularly changing menu allows acclaimed chef Patrick Bardoulet to tackle favourite classics from throughout Europe but with his trademark creative twist, using excellent seasonal ingredients from the many excellent producers Scotland has to offer. A children���s menu is available throughout the day, with equally carefully created dishes introducing small gastronomes to the world of good food. Meanwhile, the bar stocks an array of excellent ales well suited to the casual dining approach offered by The Horseshoe Inn Bistro.

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