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.

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, friendly cafe. Delicious food, known for gluten-free, vegan and sustainable food. Soups, quiches, salad, scones & cakes, paninis Now with plastic-free dried groceries for sale, bring your reusable pots, jars, and bags, fill them up, and just buy the quantity you want. Located on Roxburgh Street. From Kelso town square walk towards Floors Castle almost opposite Co-Op. Dog friendly. Very popular with the locals. To book 01573 225177

Open 9.30 am – 4 pm Tuesday-Saturday

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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 Borders pub of the year 2024.

Dog friendly.

Open Tues 5-10 pm, Wed 3-10 pm Thurs to Sat 12 -11 pm Sun 12-6 pm Closed Mon

The Wagon restaurant in Kelso

The Waggon

Address: 10 Coalmarket, Kelso Tel: 01573 224568

Family-friendly, (can be noisy). Great Value, varied menu. Sunday carvery. Young children’s playroom. Dog friendly.

Food served every day 11am – 9pm

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 at lunchtime. Mon-Sat for dinner.

Spacious restaurant.

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 Mon – Sun.

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, 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 takeaway 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. Take away available. Booking advised.

Open lunchtime 12-2pm and evening 5pm – 830pm. Closed Mondays & Tuesdays. 20 mins drive from Burnbrae Holidays in St Boswells

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.