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.
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 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.
Open Tues to Sat 12 -10pm Sun 12-7pm Closed Mon & Tues
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 & 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 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.
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
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 Green House Café
Address: 6 Buccleuch Street, Melrose town center, near to Melrose Abbey and bus interchange Tel: 01896 800360
Delicious varied menu seating inside and out. Very helpful staff.
Open: Everyday 8am – 6pm
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.