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“Great place for a family get-together”
Review of Herges on the Loch

Herges on the Loch
Ranked #2 of 51 Restaurants in Galashiels
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $9 - $24
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Good for: Local cuisine, Families with children, Business meetings, Special occasions, Large groups
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Lunch, Breakfast, Delivery, Reservations
Description: Herges is a superb place to watch the wildlife outside on the water. The ambience is magical, the food delightful and the staff friendly and helpful.
Reviewed March 9, 2013

We booked for lunch for a large family gathering and we all agreed it was very good. From the friendly welcome to the relaxed but efficient service and good food we all really enjoyed the experience. The staff went to the trouble of arranging one big table for us overlooking the loch which was great as we could all join in the conversation. The pork belly in particular went down well and there was a good choice for the children. Would definitely recommend for larger groups.

Thank ethrell2016
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sandysan0189, Owner at Herges on the Loch, responded to this reviewResponded March 31, 2013

thanks for taking the time to rate us so positively. Herges is well suited to larger parties and we love a "party atmosphere". try us on a romantic night as well.

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Reviewed February 24, 2013

Nice view. Nice location. Great food and great staff. My favourite restaurant by far in the Scottish Borders.

Thank EColinK
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sandysan0189, Owner at Herges on the Loch, responded to this reviewResponded March 31, 2013

thanks for your positve review. we will soon be changing some of our dishes, but we will try and keep pork belly on, with a few tweaks!

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Reviewed February 8, 2013

Never thought of travelling the ten miles to eat here till my daughters birthday last Friday.
The welcome and the restaurant was warm,the service was great and the food was as good as I have had anywhere, probably better!
If its on the menu try the sea bass and seafood rissotto with confit of lemon.This was one of the best rissotto`s Ive ever tasted and my daughters belly of pork was just about as good,my wife had the goats cheese gnochi,which I didnt get to taste so cant comment .
Well done Herges,we will return and recommend to others.

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Thank Bordertroot
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sandysan0189, Owner at Herges on the Loch, responded to this reviewResponded February 10, 2013

Thanks for your postive review, we hope to welcome you back very soon. Why wait for another birthday?

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Reviewed January 26, 2013

We live locally (well, a few miles down the road in St Boswells) & often come here to eat with the family.

The welcome is always warm & service prompt & attentive.
I always find the mark of a good restaurant is that choosing your main course is difficult & that's certainly the case at Herges, as the range on offer always tantalises!
My kids always like eating here too, as they are catered for with REAL sausages for example & properly cooked to order food, not just reconstituted/reheated rubbish - all of this is much appreciated.

The kids like to feed the ducks in the pond behind the restaurant & visit the playpark there too.

Keep it up guys, we'll be back (soon!)

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Thank gogsfromscotland
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sandysan0189, Owner at Herges on the Loch, responded to this reviewResponded February 10, 2013

Thanks for taking the time to post your review and even more for your positive comments. We hope that we can continue to please and look forward to welcoming you back.

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Reviewed January 20, 2013

We had our late Christmas night on the 18th January 2015 and were welcomed warmly, with a great table overlooking the loch. We brought crackers and poppers and the staff were very accommodating. Food was wonderful! Even when choosing off menu the staff were tremendous. Great food, great wines, great ambience. We even returned for coffee and cakes the next day after our wintery wonderland walk around the loch and park and along the river. Well recommended, thanks to all in Herges.

Thank Romac41
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sandysan0189, Manager at Herges on the Loch, responded to this reviewResponded January 22, 2013

Thanks for your positive feedback. We're really happy you had such a good night, hoping to welcome you back again.

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