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The Horseshoe Restaurant

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Edinburgh Road, Eddleston EH45 8QP, Scotland
+44 1721 730225
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 January 2015

We had some lovely canapes whist we ordered, followed by a delicious artichoke soup, and then fabulous hot smoked salmon on risotto. Food quality is fantastic and really incredible value. Being a cold January afternoon meant restaurant not busy but it will be at other times. Hadnt been for a long while but will certainly be back.

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Sofia, Bulgaria
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37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 January 2015

Masquerading as a simple roadside inn/reststop (which it has been for centuries, I suspect) get an excellent meal with excellent service and gracious attitude. All within easy reach of Edinburgh and the main roads to everywhere. Beautiful accurate descriptions on an appropriately short but comprehensive menu, well-stocked bar and wines. And a half-hourly bus service north and south if you... More 

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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55 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 January 2015

We celebrated my birthday lunch on Sunday 25th January at one of the best restaurants in the Borders on a long weekend break. I had booked the table via their web site and it was great to be acknowledged and booked in by return of emails. On arrival, we were welcomed by staff, coats taken off and shown to the... More 

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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2014

We stayed with friends for 2 nights and greatly enjoyed our welcome to The Horseshoe Inn and the attention we received from everyone there. The building, the décor and the staff create an experience like a very friendly country house - warm throughout with lots of extra touches to enjoy and appreciate. Our first evening meal from their own menu... More 

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New Albany, Ohio
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8 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2014

excellent food and atmosphere. we had a large group (13) for a wedding rehearsal lunch and everyone thoroughly enjoyed themselves. The staff were wonderful and very helpful.

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West Linton
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8 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2014

Fabulous to be back at the Horseshoe for our wedding anniversary! Yet another fine evening with service that makes the experience even better than the lovely atmosphere in the building. With knowledgable advice on wines and attention to detail in presentation, the dinner was given a final icing with our coffee and confectionary was served on a platter decorated with... More 

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Peebles, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2014

My husband and I had a great Sunday lunch today Everything was spot on They even saw I was uncomfortable were I was sitting and moved us to another table My food was so tasty and tender just as I had asked it to be served My husband really enjoyed his meal to Very friendly Would recommend this restaurant to... More 

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Thank Elizabeth C
Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2014

We chose to go Mountain Biking at Glentress and treat ourselves to a lovely hotel with a wonderful restaurant. I was hesitant is there going to be enough food for a Mountain Biker, We settled on the set menu, amazing soup with the main ingredient being Artichokes....sounds horrible? the taste was wonderful..the Bread that accompanied the meal all fresh and... More 

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Thank Trixsimtb
Inverness, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 September 2014

The staff couldn't have been more unobtrusively attentive and informed for our small Birthday group, for a delightful late lunch,linger and tea (and breakfast for 2)! The food lived up very well to its reputation and we appreciated the unsolicited birthday extra touches. Thanks again to all the staff we met.

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Thank Neil M
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2014

Friends invited us out for lunch to celebrate my husband's birthday . The adventure began with a bus trip from Edinburgh .We boarded a 62x and 45 minutes later having had a relaxed journey with time to view the lovely scenery we arrived right outside the Inn. There was a welcoming fire and equally welcoming staff. We had a superb... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 20 - USD 70
Cuisine
European, British, Scottish, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Private Dining
Good for
Romantic, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Edinburgh Road, Eddleston EH45 8QP, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Borders  >  Eddleston
  • Phone Number: +44 1721 730225
Description
Relaxed, easy dining is offered here at The Horseshoe Inn���s Bistro, a low key alternative to the sumptuous Bardoulet���s Restaurant, which has made The Horseshoe famous on the Scottish dining scene. Cosy and rustic, the Bistro is centered around a wood paneled main bar with small round tables edged by linen covered chairs, dark wood original beams overhead and a wood fired stove throwing out warmth just perfect for those cold Scottish winters. A regularly changing menu allows acclaimed chef Patrick Bardoulet to tackle favourite classics from throughout Europe but with his trademark creative twist, using excellent seasonal ingredients from the many excellent producers Scotland has to offer. A children���s menu is available throughout the day, with equally carefully created dishes introducing small gastronomes to the world of good food. Meanwhile, the bar stocks an array of excellent ales well suited to the casual dining approach offered by The Horseshoe Inn Bistro.

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