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. Why not order your homemade dinner delivered to you from Puddle Duck, a local farmhouse kitchen.

Many of our local cafes and restaurants are offering takeaways or “At Home” menus.

Cafe U in Kelso

Cafe U

Address: 45 Roxburgh St, Kelso.

Cheerful. Lots of vegetarian options. Delicious food, and homemade scones made daily (nearly as good as ours!). Now with plastic-free dried groceries for sale, bring your reusable pots, jars, bags and fill them up, just buy the quantity you want. Located on Roxburgh Street from town square walk towards Floors Castle almost opposite Co-Op.

Open 9.30 am – 4 pm Closed on Sundays and Mondays.

The cobbles pub in Kelso

The Cobbles Freehouse and Dining

Address: 7, Bowmont Street, Kelso.Tel: 01573 223548

An old pub which is now primarily a restaurant, serving locally sourced, delicious food very popular with our guests as well as many locals, we advise you to book your table. 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 The Good Beer Guide 2009-2014.

Dog friendly.

Open Tues to Sat 12 -10pm Sun 12-7pm Closed Mon & Tues

The Wagon restaurant in Kelso

The Waggon

Address: 10 Coalmarket, Kelso Tel: 01573 224568

Family-friendly, (can be noisy). Great Value, varied menu. Gluten-free & Vegan menus. Young children’s playroom. Dog friendly.

Food served every day 11.30am – 9pm

Lemon and thyme restaurant in Kelso. Places to eat.

Lemon & Thyme Restaurant

Address: 35-37 Horse Market, Kelso. Tel :01573 348324

Small, interesting menu, lots of fish and game, vegetarians catered for. Service superb. The restaurant area is small; it is popular, so it’s worth booking ahead. Plenty of on-street parking nearby. Steps up into the restaurant.

Open 5-10pm Mon – Sat

Cross Keys hotel in Kelso town square

Cross Keys Hotel and Restaurant

Address: 36-37 The Square, Kelso.

Large hotel in Kelso square. Open every day. Spacious restaurant. Sunday lunch has been recommended by previous guests staying at Burnbrae Holidays.

The outside of the Contented restaurant in Kelso

Contented Vine Restaurant

Address: 60 Horsemarket, Kelso. Tel: 01573 224777

Mediterranean food, pasta, fish and more. Excellent presentation, friendly staff. Easy access for the less able, via a slope outside and lift inside. Minimal Covid precautions.

Open 6-9 pm Tues- Sun. Closed Mon

The Gordon Arms Bar in Gordon

Bar/ pub on one side and tearoom/ cafe on the other. Plenty of seating in the garden.

Address: The Gordon Arms, Main Street, Gordon. Tel: 01573 410746

Floors Castle – Terrace Cafe

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 Apple Shed near the Terrace Cafe 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. 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), follow the road within the estate as directed.

Visit the Terrace Cafe and the Apple Shed

Food cooking on a BBQ at Burnbrae Holidays

BBQ in your cottage garden

Admire the views while cooking your food outside in the peace of Burnbrae.

We can provide the BBQ and equipment including charcoal. You just need to provide your food.

Restaurants slightly further from Burnbrae

The Hunters Stables Wine Room & Bistro

Address: Main Street St Boswells Tel: 01835 822710

Delicious food for all the family. Mix of Scottish & Italian food. Very friendly staff.

Excellent Covid precautions. Also 6 tables outside. Take away available. Booking advised.

Open lunchtime and evening. Closed Tuesdays 20 mins drive from Burnbrae Holidays.

Birdhouse Tearoom at Woodside Plant Centre

Address: Woodside Walled Garden, Nr Ancrum, Jedburgh. TD8 6TU. Tel:01835 830315

Delicious fresh soup, salads, paninis, cakes and sandwiches, all made on-site. Eat outside in a sheltered, walled garden with a marquee or inside watching birds on feeders in the garden. Food allergies, intolerances and preferences, including gluten-free, dairy-free and vegetarian options.

Open 10am – 4pm year-round – 5pm in summer.