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“A great find!”
Review of Damascus Drum

Damascus Drum
Ranked #3 of 38 Restaurants in Hawick
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Turkish
Dining options: Breakfast, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast, Reservations
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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43 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“A great find!”
Reviewed August 28, 2012

Damascus Drum is an excellent find in a little street in Hawick, quality of the food and coffees were really amazing, proper "home made" stuff and the cakes are actually "home made" by a lady who delivered the yummy goods while we were there. Staff treats you like you are guest in their home. Can not fault this little foodie heaven really. Parking might be a little problematic but there is a giant free car park about 5 minutes walking distance and disabled car park just round the corner (1 minute). The cafe doubles as a second-hand bookstore and a rug store. Some of the rugs are actually cheaper than what we would have paid in Turkey, and there is a very interesting selection of books. Prices are lot cheaper than London, and considering the quality, definitely a good bargain. There are two tables outside by the river for the ones who would like to have a smoke or just sit by the river.

  • Visited August 2012
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English first
Sittingbourne, United Kingdom
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38 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Small, interesting and excellent food”
Reviewed August 24, 2012

We opted to go to this independent restaurant/cafe as the food offered was far more varied and vegetarian friendly then many other places. We were spoilt for choice and pleased with the opportunity to browse books whilst waiting to eat.

  • Visited August 2012
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Selkirk, United Kingdom
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37 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“So much nicer than their neighbours”
Reviewed May 29, 2012 via mobile

I usually visit Hawick once a month, and used to go into bean scene until I spotted this little place :)
Food is very nice and more unusual than the norm in cafes. Great coffee too for coffee lovers like me.
Highly recommend a visit.

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1 Thank Brydonuk
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Clent, Worcestershire
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131 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 172 helpful votes
“Superb chilled out cafe”
Reviewed May 12, 2012 via mobile

Great food, wonderful atmosphere, good value. What a find, will be back next time I am in town

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1 Thank Ian B
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Hawick
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Damascus Drum”
Reviewed April 28, 2012

a brilliant place to just have a quiet sit and a blether with friends, or meeting with a work colleague - the best arabic coffee this side of Jerusalem, and makes me a bit homesick for Palestine.

  • Visited October 2011
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1 Thank etully4
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