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“Love it!!! Lynne makes the best cakes and tray bakes! Free refills of coffee!”
Review of Russells Restaurant - CLOSED

Russells Restaurant
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $4 - $19
Cuisines: British, Healthy, Cafe, Scottish
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Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch, Digital Payments, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Love it!!! Lynne makes the best cakes and tray bakes! Free refills of coffee!”
Reviewed December 4, 2013 via mobile

So, what can I say? Colin the owner is sarcastic, his singing is appalling, but he is a genuinely amazing guy. The food, beautifully presented and tastes wonderful. I had a chicken, ham, pineapple and melon salad today. The chicken was so moist and tender, the pineapple was fresh and the chips were lovely too. Hubby had a panini. Mmm, plenty of filling, fresh off the bone ham, fresh pineapple and mozzarella cheese. And a lovely side salad. Then there's the coffee. Decent coffee, free refills. Colin comes round and refills your cup as many times as you like.
Pudding today was a double chocolate orange cheesecake. Absolutely beautiful! We couldn't fit room for a tray bake, so we got it to go. We love it here and would recommend it to everyone. You need to book if you want lunch though.
They have a high chair for young children. The only issue is accessibility for disabled. There are 3 steps up to the main door and the toilet is down some stairs.

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Thank sunshineskier
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Scotland
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18 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“Excellent and welcoming restaurant”
Reviewed October 27, 2013

We had stopped here for coffee in the past and thought we would try lunch. The salmon three ways and the ham/chicken salads were very large, made from tasty produce and beautifully presented.The young staff were very professional and attentive. I would definitely suggest booking as many people were pleasantly turned away or had to book for later. In a small town with many good restaurants this is a little gem and most certainly worth a visit.

  • Visited October 2013
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2 Thank lakes61
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Hertfordshire
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22 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Booking essential!.......”
Reviewed October 26, 2013

Because I would hate you to miss out on the joy of eating in this lovely little cafe! Going to Melrose at least once per visit to my family in Peebles has become something of a tradition, whether for coffee and cakes - fabulous selection of truly delicious home-made cakes - or full blown lunch. Which is what we enjoyed earlier today along with the relief of not being turned away to try our luck elsewhere. Beautifully fresh, imaginatively prepared and presented and served with warmth and confidence, the food is marvellously comforting and filling, representing good value too. So, be organised and you won't miss out.

  • Visited October 2013
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Thank HertfordshireDebbie
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Orlando, Florida
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299 reviews
124 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 230 helpful votes
“Loved this!”
Reviewed October 23, 2013

We had a fantastic lunch here on our visit to the Melrose Abbey. Delicious food and the tea with the scones were perfect. The people were gracious and things were done and presented in the proper and courteous manner that is very enjoyable.

  • Visited August 2013
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1 Thank chris_explorer
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29 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Great food”
Reviewed August 25, 2013 via mobile

Had a lovely late lunch. The salmon was excellent and the chicken salad more than we could eat. Friendly staff and good food, a perfect combination.

Visited August 2013
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