PLACES TO EAT IN AND AROUND KELSO
With three well equipped one bedroom self catering cottages near Kelso, Burnbrae Holidays provides the perfect basecamp to enjoy the many activities and places to see on both sides of the Scotland / England Border. After your day exploring why not treat yourselves to a meal out in one of the many places to eat in and around Kelso. There are many Restaurants and Cafes near Burnbrae, too many to mention. Here are a few of our suggestions located in Kelso and slightly further afield.
also known as Under the Sun
Address: 45 Roxburgh St, Kelso.
Cheerful, very child friendly with a play area at the back of the café. Wonderfully organic; lots of vegetarian options. Delicious food, and homemade scones made daily (nearly as good as ours !). In front of, and to the right of, the Tourist Information Centre; towards Floors Castle almost opposite Co-Op. Two very convenient car parks. Open 9.30 - 5pm .Closed on Sundays and Mondays
The Cobbles Freehouse and Dining
Address: 7, Bowmont Street, Kelso.
An old pub which is now primarily a restaurant, very popular with our guests as well as many locals. It is necessary to book your table at the weekend and maybe also during the week. Drive to the centre of Kelso past the library. At the corner where the main road turns left, enter the car park straight ahead. The Cobbles backs onto the adjacent parking area to the right. CAMRA's 2013 Scottish Pub of the Year, CAMRA Regional Pub of the Year 2014 2013, 2012– Edinburgh, Lothians and Borders and also featured in Waitrose Good Food Guide 2014.
Address: 10 Coalmarket, Kelso
Great Value, locally sourced produce. Varied menu. Kiddies room.
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Queens Head Hotel and Restaurant
Address: 24 Bridge Street, Kelso.
The menu is very varied, has senior citizen's and children's options, and the food is excellent. The restaurant area is small; it is popular, so it's worth booking ahead. There is a shared car park a couple minutes away, plenty of on-street parking nearby, and level access for wheelchairs via the rear of the property.
Cross Keys Hotel and Restaurant
Address: 36-37 The Square, Kelso.
Large hotel in Kelso square. Known for 'Early Bird' offer dine between 5.30pm and 6.30pm - an ideal time for families - Monday to Saturday and enjoy 20% off the cost of your meal. Sunday lunch has also been recommended by guests staying at Burnbrae.
Contented Vine Restaurant
Address: 60 Horsemarket, Kelso.
A bright and cheery establishment, serving Italian Mediterranean food, pasta and more. Easy access for the less able, via a slope or a lift.
Floors Castle - Terrace Cafe
From Burnbrae, drive towards Kelso, turn right at the junction where you see the corner of the estate wall and then left into the grounds(about 2 miles).
The Terrace Cafe found near the garden center sells drinks and cakes or something more substantial. Outdoor and indoor seating. If you prefer to eat in the comfort of your cottage but do not wish to do much cooking, the Terrace café at the garden centre in the grounds of Floors Castle offers frozen take-away dishes prepared by the chef to the Duke of Roxburgh. The Cafe also sells delicious gluten free shortbread.
Restaurants slightly further from Burnbrae
Birdhouse Tearoom at Woodside Plant Centre
Address: Woodside Plant Centre & Birdhouse Tearoom, Woodside Walled Garden, Nr Ancrum, Jedburgh, Scottish Borders. TD8 6TU.
Delicous fresh soup made on site, cakes and sandwiches, all made on-site. Eat outside in sheltered, walled garden or inside watching birds on feeders in the garden. Food allergies, intolerances and preferences, including gluten-free, dairy-free and vegetarian catered for. Open 10am - 4pm year round, 9am - 5pm in summer.
and the Town house both in the Square in Melrose
Both opposite each other and owned and operated by the same owners. Great food in an elegant Dining Room or slightly more relaxed in the Brasserie. Parking on street . Excellent for lunch or dinner.
The Wheatsheaf Hotel and Restaurant at Swinton
Address: Main St, Swinton, Berwickshire TD11 3JJ
14 miles from Burnbrae. Fantastic restaurant worth the journey for a special occasion. Located on the main road through the village opposite the green. Accessibility: There are two steps to the main entrance, but they have a ramp. Very helpful staff.
The Town House Hotel, Melrose
Address: Market Square, Melrose, Scottish Borders TD6 9PQ
Family run hotel & restaurant. Good food, in lovely surroundings, along with friendly Scottish hospitality. make this a unique setting for our guests to enjoy. Excellent for lunch or dinner. Parking on street .
The Lodge at Carfraemill
Carfraemill is located mid-way between Burnbrae and the Edinburgh, by the junction of the A68 and A697 (TD2 6RA) .
A great place to stop on your way home after a day out in Edinburgh. Tasty varied menu. Accessibility: There is a ramp at the Jo’s Kitchen door !
There are many more excellent restaurants and Cafes near Burnbrae, too many to mention.