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Russells Restaurant - CLOSED

28 Market Square, Melrose TD6 9PP, Scotland
+44 1896 822335
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  • Excellent82%
  • Very good14%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
28 Mar 2016
“Russells no more”
24 Mar 2016
“So,sorry to see it closing - a big loss to Melrose”
Restaurant Hours Closed
British, Healthy, Cafe, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
28 Market Square, Melrose TD6 9PP, Scotland
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Reviewed 29 March 2016

Gone forever, such a shame. Such a popular venue has now closed a big loss to Melrose and surrounding area visitors and locals alike. Anyway thanks to all involved.

2  Thank Ontario160
Reviewed 25 March 2016

Russell's is our favourite place to eat in Melrose, and we are so sorry to hear that Lynne is selling up. It is only a small place -24 covers, but always busy and turning people away at lunchtime. Today I had a salad with delicious...More

1  Thank Susan D
adminJAM, Guest Relations Manager at Russells Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 26 March 2016

Thanks for your comments, Susan. Glad to hear you enjoyed your visit to us. Agree with you, certainly, Lynne's homebaking, meals & coffees are going to be a big loss in the town square!

Reviewed 15 March 2016

I went with my mum for a walk into Melrose and we decided to stop off for a pot of tea amd if anywhere had gluten free cakes. I had a fantastic gluten free Raspberry brownie which was delicious and my mum who doesn't need...More

Thank Jenny A
Reviewed 28 February 2016 via mobile

This was my first visit to Russell's and went with my family. It was early afternoon and it was busy which was a good sign. We just had popped in for a coffee but we saw that there was home baking on sale and so...More

Thank Bordersgeezer
Reviewed 28 February 2016

Was on holiday at Waverly castle hotel and walk into Melrose and stop at Russell Restaurant asked if they did gluten free food and they had a quite a few selection. I had cheese and ham and tomato sandwich with salad and coleslaw and chips...More

Thank TeresaHull
Reviewed 27 February 2016

After a very enjoyable visit to Melrose Abbey Russells was close by for lunch. The staff were welcoming, the food was very good and the hot chocolate was sensational. The atmosphere was friendly and warm - as you would expect in this beautiful town. There...More

Thank Gary H
Reviewed 26 February 2016

This is our favourite place for lunch and have been coming for years. Lynne is a fabulous cook and her lemon meringue pie is to die for! Open from Tuesday to Saturday there is a lovely selection of home baking,sandwiches,soups and lunch menu. Everything is...More

Thank Teemac14
Reviewed 22 February 2016 via mobile

Very nicely presented tea and bakes. Shortbread was melt in the mouth and I understand from my companion that the Almond Slice was also delicious. Staff were attentive and cheery. Only trouble was the distinct odour of smoked fish which was emanating from the kitchen....More

Thank Jen L
Reviewed 15 February 2016

Had breakfast here several times, the food is beautiful, well presented, the staff are so friendly and it's great that you can take the furry member of the family in (Jess the dog) she was even offered a custard cream. Cheese scones to die for...More

Thank Jacqueline L
Reviewed 14 February 2016

Couldn't have been made to feel more welcome. Excellent coffee with top up offered and the most mouthwatering bacon roll I have ever had.

Thank June2459
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Restaurant Details

Average prices
USD 4 - USD 21
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Open Hours
9:30 am - 4:30 pm
9:30 am - 4:30 pm
9:30 am - 4:30 pm
9:30 am - 4:30 pm
9:30 am - 4:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 28 Market Square, Melrose TD6 9PP, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Borders  >  Melrose
  • Phone Number: +44 1896 822335
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