The Scottish Borders is a famous for its incredible produce and natural larder, you just have to dine at any of the top Edinburgh restaurants to see that most of the ingredients on their menus originate in the Scottish Borders! The area has plenty or superb eateries of its own and fantastic new cafes and restaurants are opening up all the time. Below is a list of our favourite places that we wanted to share with our guests, we hope you enjoy!
House Recommendations – just a few to get you started!
Description Wheelchair Accessibility Contact
Recommended Restaurants
Melrose
The Townhouse Restaurant or bistro Yes – request ramp 01896 822645
Burts Hotel Restaurant or bistro Yes but no disabled w.c. 01896 822285
Marmions Bistro Bistro Yes 01896 822245
The Kings, TD6 9PB Bistro Yes but not ladies w.c. 01896 800335
Monte Casino Italian Restaurant There is a disabled w.c. but access to restaurant is up 2 small steps, the waiters are happy to lift wheelchair users over the steps 01896 820082
Gattonside (Across river from Melrose!)
Seasons, TD6 9NP Bistro Yes 01896 823217
The Hoebridge Inn, TD6 9LZ Bistro Yes but no w.c. 01896 823082
Local Area
Abbotsford House, TD6 9BQ Visitor centre restaurant and cafe Yes 01896 752043
Drybrugh Hotel restaurant, Drybrugh TD6 0RQ Hotel Bistro Yes 01835 822261
Roxburghe Hotel, Heiton, TD5 8JZ Smart restaurant Yes – request ramp 01573 450331
Born in the Borders, TD8 6ST Visitor centre restaurant and cafe Yes (gravel car park) 01835 830495
Ancrum Cross Keys, TD8 6XH Pub restaurant Yes & dogs welcome 01835 830242
Hunters Stables, TD6 0AT Restaurant Yes 01835 822710
The Cobbles, Kelso, TD5 7JH Gastro-pub Yes – request ground floor table 01573 223548
Caddy Mann, Jedburgh, TD8 6TJ Restaurant Yes 01835 850787
Oscar’s Restaurant, Kelso, TD5 7HE Restaurant No 01573 224008
Kailzie Gardens, Peebles, EH45 9HT Visitor centre restaurant and cafe 01721 720007
Dawyk Botanical Gardens, EH45 9JU Visitor centre restaurant and cafe Yes 01721 760 254
Collington Arms, Cornhill, TD12 4UH Restaurant or Brasserie Yes – mention wheelchair user when booking 01890 882424
Wheatsheaf, Swinton, TD11 3JJ Restaurant Small step, portable ramp provided, wheelchair access into w.c.’s but no grab handle in gents 01890 860257
Sun Inn, Dalkeith, EH22 4TR Gastro-pub Yes 0131 663 2456
The Old Bakehouse, West Linton, EH46 7EA Restaurant No 01968 660830
Buccleuch Arms and The Blue Coo, St Boswells, TD6 0EW Bistro Yes 01835 822243
Hershey’s on the Loch, Tweedbank, TD1 3RP Bistro Yes 01896 759909
Gala Tandori, Galashiels, TD1 1SQ Indian restaurant Small step at entrance, disabled w.c. 01896 759990
Recommended Local Food Shops
Country Kitchen – Delicatessen Melrose Step
Martin Baird – Butcher Melrose Step 01896 822016
Williamson Greengrocer Melrose Step
Dalgetty – Baker Melrose Step
Made by Marion Melrose Step
Simply Delicious Melrose Step
Main Street Tading Delicatessen, TD6 0AT St Boswells Yes (gravel car park) 01835 824087
Kelso Farmers Market, Kelso square, TD5. Fourth Saturday of each month from 9.30am – 1.30pm
Recommended Takeaways
Gala Tandori – Indian Galashiels – free delivery 01896 759990
Amber Chinese Take Away Galashiels – delivery available 01896 668899
Station Hotel – fish and chips Melrose 01896 823147
Melrose Abby Fast Food – kebabs, pizza, burgers, fish & chips etc Melrose – delivery available 01896 822822
Monte Casino – Pizza & Italian Melrose – delivery available 01896 820082
Domino’s Pizza Galashiels – delivery available 01896 754440
Recommended Cafes
Abbotsford House, TD6 9BQ Tweedbank Yes 01896 752043
Waterwheel Cafe, TD7 5LX *Great for riverside walk too with tarmac path for wheelchairs or kids scooters Selkirk Yes 01750 22258
Lochcarron Woolen Mill, TD7 5DZ Selkirk Yes 01750 726100
Apples for Jam, TD6 9PA Melrose No 01896 822042
Main Street Trading Company, TD6 0AT *Lovely bookshop and deli St Boswells Yes (gravel carpark) 01835 824087
Rhymers Fayre, TD6 9PL Melrose No 01896 823224
Cocoa Black, EH45 8HX * Best place for chocoholics! Peebles Yes 01721 723764
Floors Castle Terrace Cafe, TD5 7SF Kelso Yes 01573 223333
Jammy Coo Coffee Shop, TD6 9JB Lilliesleaf No 01835 870537
Simply Delicious, TD1 311 Galashiels No 01896 208947
Hoot ‘n Cat, TD5 7BH Kelso Yes 01573 228288
Old Melrose Furniture Studio and Tea Room, TD6 9DF * Brilliant place for lovely riverside walks too Just outside Melrose Yes (gravel carpark) 01835 824597
Pirn House Interiors Cafe St Boswells Yes (gravel carpark) 01835 823014
Flat Cat Gallery, TD2 6SR Lauder No 01578 722808
Woodside Plant Centre Birdhouse Tearoom, TD8 6TU Ancrum D/k 01835 830315
Harestanes Countryside Visitor Centre, TD8 6UQ Ancrum Yes 01835 830306
Recommended Drinking Pubs
The Ship Inn, Melrose Pub Yes & dogs welcome 01896 822190
The Kings, Melrose Public bar Yes but not ladies w.c. 01896 800335
Recommended Childrens Soft Play/Cafe
Mojo’s Soft Play Galashiels, TD1 2HQ 01896 752981
Mudhoney Lauder, TD2 6SX 01578 722833
Hurley Burley Duns, TD11 3HT 01361 884433
N.b. These are just our recommendations based on our experiences! Please let us know if you find any other good places!
Supermarkets
Co-op, Melrose Small
Spar, Melrose Small
Tesco, Galashiels, TD1 3AT Large, 24 hour
Asda, Galashiels, TD1 2AG Large, 24 hour
Sainsburys, Kelso, TD5 8DW Large
M&S Simply Food, TD1 3AP

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