Eating Out

Burts Restaurant-4125Enjoy eating out & fine dining with the best hotels, restaurants and caterers in the beautiful Scottish Borders.

The Scottish Borders has some fantastic hotels, restaurants and bistros for staying over, eating out or afternoon teas. Whether you’re local to the Borders or visiting on holiday, there’s a great eatery for every occasion.

Melrose and the surrounding area has some of the best hotels and restaurants in the Scottish Borders, including several award-winning chefs and lots of recommendations from the AA, the RAC and Visit Scotland. The Borders’ combination of first-class food and drink, friendly service and a relaxed country atmosphere makes us very special.

You’ll also find first-class caterers for outdoor events and weddings, with the same friendly service and impeccable standards.

Get a flavour of some our favourites below!

Bars & Pubs

Traditional Scottish country pubs, stylish bars and chic bistros – you’ll find them all in Melrose and the surrounding area. Most serve food as well as being child and dog-friendly - with some having beer gardens for those that enjoy being outside. Read More


Melrose and the nearby towns and villages have some lovely cafes and chic bistros where you can enjoy traditional Scottish baking, freshly ground coffee and light savoury bites in welcoming surroundings. Read More

Events & Outside Catering

The Scottish Borders has some excellent caterers and suppliers specialising in weddings, festivals, outdoor and sporting events. If you have an outdoor wedding or event that requires a marquee then we have suppliers of those to. Read More


The Melrose area has some of the finest dining in the Scottish Borders. Our award-winning chefs offer something to delight every taste and style of cuisine, from traditional Scottish game and fish to elegant fusion and contemporary French and Italian, in both formal and informal settings. See our favourites below for a taster. Read More

Take Away

Every Scottish Borders town has a favourite takeaway - enjoy a family treat and let someone else do the cooking. Read More