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The Tontine Hotel

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
British, Scottish, Bar, Gluten Free Options
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High Street | The Tontine Hotel, Peebles EH45 8AJ, Scotland
+44 1721 720892
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Heraklion, Greece
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25 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Looked into this wonderful old building when exploring the Peebles High Street. We came back on another day and had a snack lunch. Both of us really enjoyed our food. The bar area has some great photos of buildings in town and local events. I had soup, which was delicious and my partner has smoked pidgeon which he said was... More 

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Thank Elizabeth H
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13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 December 2016 via mobile

Called in here last night for a nice chill out meal with a friend. Usually go to Wetherspoons in Peebles but decided as it's nearly Christmas we would have a treat...........well treat it was not........both ordered Lasagne with a side order of chips and garlic bread. Lasagne was served in a huge soup plate floating in what could only be... More 

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Thank Annie B
Gordon I, Owner at The Tontine Hotel, responded to this review

Sorry "Annie B" that your recent visit proved disappointing and that you did not enjoy your meal. We do make a fresh Tomato sauce, perhaps too thin on this occasion. The huge soup plate is in fact sold and described as a "Pasta Bowl". However we do take on board your point of view. Thank you very much for responding... More 

Peebles, United Kingdom
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103 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 December 2016

We tend to go here if wanting some where nice to eat if just as a couple. Always find staff friendly and nice and cosy inside. A good choice of food, but on this occasion a little disappointing as the portions smaller than before, my wife who often struggles to finish a starter and main course, found room for dessert.... More 

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Thank Mohsoldier
Gordon I, Owner at The Tontine Hotel, responded to this review

Thanks for your review "Mohsoldier". Firstly we are delighted you visit regularly finding us a nice place to eat. We take "on board" your comment regarding portion size, either too big or too small? We always try and work to get portion size correct, but do find a huge range of opinion when talking with guests and gaining feedback. But... More 

Peebles, United Kingdom
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85 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 November 2016

This is one of our favourate places to go for lunch as the service and the food are really good. The fish is always totally fresh (from Eyemouth) and one of the best choices on the menu. Again an establishment that likes to use as much of local produce as it can and this doea show in the superb quality... More 

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Thank George B
Gordon I, Owner at The Tontine Hotel, responded to this review

An amazing review "George B" thank you very much indeed, a great recommendation. With Ross Dougal (Eyemouth) Fishmonger, supplying great local fish product, we were delighted to learn that "The Tontine" is one of your favourite places. Thanks again for taking time to post a review via TRipadvisor! Kate, Gordon Innes & "The Tontine Team". More 

Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 November 2016 via mobile

Visited for 2 night stay with 4 friends. Stayed Bed and breakfast. Hotel bedroom very comfortable . Breakfast in large diningroom was excellent and cocktails in bar delicious. Staff very very helpful and couldnt do enough for us. We will be back again as really enjoyed our stay. Great location centre Peebles.

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Thank Joan M
Gordon I, Owner at The Tontine Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you ladies & "Joan M", really pleased to read of your enjoyable "days away" and especially pleased you will consider visiting us again. Also a big thanks for mentioning the team of staff! Kate, Gordon Innes & "The Tontine Team". More 

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17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 2016 via mobile

We visited with friends and started our evening with a few pre meal cocktails. "Edinburgh bramble" wow - prepared with care 👍 not cheap but so worth the money All four of us thoroughly enjoyed the food. I had a fillet steak for my main course and it was cooked to perfection and was delicious - as was everything on... More 

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Thank Asha L
Gordon I, Owner at The Tontine Hotel, responded to this review

Many thanks "Asha L", a "Fantastic" review. The "Edinburgh Bramble" is certainly a favourite and we were also delighted to read that your party so enjoyed your meal and the food on offer. We agree that the Lounge is a great place to sit and relax and hope you will do exactly that, and soon! Thanks so much for taking... More 

Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 2016

we visited this hotel on advice from others only to be very very dissapointed.We arrived on a cold afternoon and saw there was a real fire in the loung which appeared very welcoming , however the fire soon went out and none of the staff seemed able to relight it despite attempts to do so, my partner had to go... More 

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Thank Leelee305
Gordon I, Owner at The Tontine Hotel, responded to this review

It certainly was a "chaotic" and very busy Saturday. So sorry "Leelee305", as the owner I was personally horrified to spill the drinks. I had hoped that my heartfelt and genuine apology, along with the complimentary offer of the drinks, would go some way to make amends for the obvious embarrassment and inconvenience caused. I must say I am a... More 

Harrogate, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 November 2016 via mobile

My Mum and I ate here for dinner and I was struck by how staff meant well but just didn't hit the mark. We ordered a glass of champagne each and shortly after gave our food order. I asked for some olives and almonds to go with our champagne. We had to chase this 'snack' up 15 mins later by... More 

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Thank carolt743
Gordon I, Owner at The Tontine Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for your feedback "carolt743", sorry we did not perform at our best on your visit. Thank you also for responding to my private message via your profile. Your feedback has been constructive and it will help us to review the particular service period and review exactly what happened. We always try to learn a lesson and improve. Apologies... More 

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90 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2016 via mobile

Visited on a Tuesday evening for a meal and yet again a great seasonal choice on the menu as well as their classics. You will never be dissapointed with eating here if you like good food The scallop starter was lovely and the medallions of venison awesome and cooked to perfection.

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Thank Norrie9032
Gordon I, Owner at The Tontine Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you very much "Norrie9032", a great review and so pleased to read and note your satisfaction with our food offer. The Autumn Menu certainly looks to have made a great impression. Thanks again, a great recommendation! Kate, Gordon Innes &"The Tontine Team" More 

Haddington, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016

We popped in for Sunday lunch here and had a choice of the lounge (but whilst the sofa seating looked comfy, we felt it would be too low for eating), the elegant restaurant or the less formal dining area behind the lounge and it was there that we chose. Things didn't start well in that drinks were very slow to... More 

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Thank chrystaf
Gordon I, Owner at The Tontine Hotel, responded to this review

A very interesting review "chrystaf" with some good constructive feedback, which we will review with the team. Delighted you so enjoyed the food, but again thanks for the super feedback! Kate, Gordon Innes & "The Tontine Team". More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$14 - US$45
Cuisine
British, Scottish, Bar, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, View, Kids, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: High Street | The Tontine Hotel, Peebles EH45 8AJ, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Borders  >  Peebles
  • Phone Number: +44 1721 720892

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