Restaurants

Top Choice Bistro in Peebles

Coltman's

This main street deli has numerous temptations, such as excellent cheeses and Italian smallgoods, as well as perhaps Scotland's tastiest sausage roll. Behind the shop, the good-looking dining area serves up confiden…
Top Choice Bistro in Kelso

Cobbles

This inn off the main square is so popular you will need to book a table at weekends. It's cheery, very welcoming and warm, and serves excellent upmarket pub food in generous portions. Pick and mix from bar menu, st…
Top Choice Bistro in Hawick

Night Safe Bistro

Lively and attractive, this High St coffee stop and restaurant occupies the ground level of a handsome bank building. Morning coffees and light lunches give way to sturdier dinner mains based around well-sourced duc…
Scottish in Jedburgh

Capon Tree

Attractively combining smart and casual, this welcoming bistro and bar does modern Scottish cuisine. Plates are beautifully, though not fussily, presented and ingredients are of high quality. The overall package is …
Bistro in Selkirk

Fleece

Selkirk's best place to eat is in the heart of things. It has a bar as well as a well-thought-out range of classic Scottish and other British ingredients. Presentation is strong and it manages to cover both pub-styl…
Cafe in Hawick

Damascus Drum

The Middle East meets the Borders in this enticing cafe behind the tourist office. Patterned rugs and a secondhand bookshop make for a relaxing environment to enjoy breakfasts, bagels, burgers and tasty Turkish-styl…
Scottish in Melrose

Townhouse

The brasserie and restaurant here turn out just about the best gourmet cuisine in town and offer decent value. There's some rich, elaborate, beautifully presented fare, with plenty of venison and other game choices,…
Scottish in Peebles

Tontine Hotel

Glorious is the only word to describe the Georgian di­ning room here, complete with musicians' gallery, fireplace and fabulous windows. It'd be worth it even for cat food on mouldy bread, but luckily the meals – ran…
Scottish in Kelso

Contented Vine

Upmarket pasta dishes take their place alongside quality dishes of Scottish produce with a Mediterranean inflection at this popular, welcoming central restaurant that has a real throwback vibe and a curious setting …
Bistro in Peebles

Osso

A good stop for home baking, coffee, light meals or sandwiches at any time of day, this bistro comes into its own at dinner time. A short, regularly changed menu of delicious dishes offers a quality dining experienc…