Tweed Valley, Walkerburn, Scottish Borders, EH43 6AA
  • Telephone 01896 870636
  • Seasonal times Closed Jan.
  • Food served Mon–Sun 6.30pm–8.30pm.
  • Average price £46 (set evening meal)
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This Edwardian country house in Walkerburn overlooking the Tweed Valley is an intimate restaurant with rooms created by chef Alan Reid and his wife Julie. It feels like their family home, and diners are welcomed to a log-fire in an elegant, convivial salon for aperitifs and canapés before Julie escorts them to an oak panelled, candlelit dining room. Alan’s daily changing menus of seasonal Borders produce reflect his food philosophy of 'sourcing the finest ingredients from Scotland’s larder': from fish and shellfish fetched from Eyemouth harbour to game hunted on Peeblesshire’s estates and the herbs and salad leaves grown in their own glasshouse. The wine list is imaginative and the exquisitely-painted china changes with each of the four courses (£46), enhancing the beauty of the host's interesting and masterful cooking.

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Windlestraw is a magnificent Edwardian Manor overlooking the river Tweed in the Beautiful Scottish Borders- Home to six bedrooms, an intimate fine dining restaurant and landscaped gardens. Restaurant open to non residents subject to availability

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  • No. overnight rooms: 6
  • Provides: Vegetarian options (at least ¼ main courses), Outdoor tables, Free wi-fi
  • Capacity: 18
  • Largest group: 18
  • Open since: 2005
  • Number of wines sold by the glass: 10
  • House wine: £20 per bottle