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The Horseshoe Restaurant

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Edinburgh Road, Eddleston EH45 8QP, Scotland
+44 1721 730225
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Motherwell, United Kingdom
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40 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 March 2015

This was our first visit to the Horseshoe and I have to say we were thoroughly delighted! It was clear from the outset that this is no ordinary restaurant. From the warm welcome on arrival, right through to the owner spending some time with us at the end of our meal, the Horseshoe clearly sets out to make an impression... More 

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Thank Alan S
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 March 2015

My brother-in-law was visiting us from London and wanted to take us out for Suday lunch. The Horseshoe Inn at Eddlestone had been recommended to us by friends, but this was our first visit. From the friendly email following our initial booking, to our welcome on arrival, the canapés with our pre-lunch drinks, followed by a menu which competed with... More 

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Thank David M
Galashiels, United Kingdom
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39 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 March 2015

Went to the Horseshoe Inn for a Mother's Day treat - party of 6. The whole experience was excellent! There was a very relaxed atmosphere for the whole time - we did not feel rushed at all. The meal started with canapes - delicious! The options for starters, mains and desserts were varied and catered to most tastes! Everyone was... More 

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Thank Mary B
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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20 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 February 2015

If I could write a review to do this Chef justice, I would. But words fail me. My evening was a culinary delight, tasting food that transported me back to memories of a by gone age when food really was flavoursome through its own natural goodness. He combines simplicity with unpretentious taste sensations that truly titilate the taste buds. Sorry,... More 

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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88 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 February 2015

The restaurant is very comfortable, with the staff delivering excellent service and a nice atmosphere. We took the tasting menu, which was great (especially the pork belly), each course was delicious and the wine excellent. I took guests from Norway, and I would recommend this restaurant for a special occasion.

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Perth, United Kingdom
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28 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 February 2015

In a nutshell, we had a tremendous two night DBB stay at the Horseshoe, revelling in discreet and attentive service, with delicious food accompanied by a fine choice of wine. (More than 150 bottles on the wine list). The Horseshoe is on the main road at the tiny village of Eddleston a few miles out of Peebles and, blink, and... More 

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Thank ThunderRoad123
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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14 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 February 2015 via mobile

Visited here for dinner while staying at Barony Castle we wanted somewhere nice for dinner as it was our daughters birthday. We didn't quite realise how fantastic it was going to be they fitted us in at short notice and the food was fab. Expensive but worth it if you want a treat. Service was 1st class really could not... More 

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Thank RelaxingMum
Edinburgh
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60 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 February 2015

In the past I have regarded this as a very good restaurant but it is probably a mistake in what must be considered a fine dining establishment to go as a party of 11 or 12 for a Christmas lunch. Certainly our experience would suggest that that is the case. The Christmas lunch menu was interesting but the portion size... More 

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Thank cageybee
Edinburgh
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17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 February 2015

Spent my birthday here for dinner and overnight stay. The pre dinner canapes were delicious followed by the most amazing dinner every coarse was fantastic full of flavour and served by very attentive staff.I have eaten in many restaurants around the world and around Scotland and have never been more pleasantly surprised at the quality of the food in this... More 

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102 reviews
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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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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
US$20 - US$69
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, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine
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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