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Ochiltree's Dining

Abbotsford House, Melrose TD6 9BQ, Scotland
+44 1896 663962
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  • Excellent45%
  • Very good36%
  • Average12%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“lunch” (49 reviews)
“sandwiches” (20 reviews)
“cake” (16 reviews)
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Cafe, British, Scottish, Vegetarian Friendly
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Abbotsford House, Melrose TD6 9BQ, Scotland
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Reviewed 22 September 2016 via mobile

Extremely well appointed, classy venue within the Abottsford House Visitor Centre. Menu ranges from traditional scones and cakes to a tasty selection of light lunches and snacks. Local friends use it as a destination in its own right. Not sure if they sometimes feature evening...More

Thank BrendanEugene
Reviewed 14 September 2016

Only three young members of staff struggled to cope on a busy Sunday afternoon. The food was okay and the views are nice.

Thank MLRP001
Reviewed 12 September 2016

We had a buffet lunch as part of the Sunday 'Royal Scot' tour from Tweedbank and enjoyed the quality of the food however the staff were far to busy due to the fact that their weren't enough of them. We eventually found our own table...More

Thank Rossergruffydd
Reviewed 6 September 2016 via mobile

Table booked on phone 2 days prior to our visit. We visit this restaurant fairly regularly and are never disappointed, welcome on arrival efficient and courteous. The 3 of us had different dishes the burger, the haddock and the beef. Our guest commented that his...More

1  Thank Paul G
Reviewed 5 September 2016 via mobile

Had a coffee and scone before looking around the house. Quick efficient service. Went back , warmly welcomed and recognised and sat on balcony.Lovely salad and great sandwich order. Again fast and efficient service. Lovely way to end our weekend break.

1  Thank TrevitTreels
Reviewed 4 September 2016

As a local it disappointments me to have to give a comparatively low rating but I'm afraid that service is just too slow at this place. On my last 3 or so visits I've had to wait far too long either to get the order,...More

1  Thank Al M
Reviewed 29 August 2016

Excellent lunch spoiled by 15 min wait for menu,20 min wait for table to be cleared,longish wait for cake and drinks.At one point ten tables waiting to be cleared.It made the restaurant look messy.The staff were over stretched.

2  Thank Joan B
Reviewed 29 August 2016 via mobile

We decided to have lunch at the ochiltrees restaurant today and managed to get a nice table outside on the balcony overlooking Abbotsford House. After being seating it took quite a while for the waiter to take our order and we were not offered a...More

1  Thank Tracy R
Reviewed 28 August 2016 via mobile

Lunch on balcony was delicious. Warm welcoming staff seated and served us smoothly and with a smile. Staff are very helpful and happily serve lovely food. We've been before and very certainly we will be returning soon. Well done and thank you.

Thank meadowmaid
Reviewed 26 August 2016

We had afternoon tea here, after visiting Abbotsford House.We arrived 30 minutes before the usual aftenoon tea serving time of 2.30pm but as my clients had come all the way from Texas, the kitchen very kindly said they would provide afternoon tea for the seven...More

Thank blackfaceewe
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
Ros A
How much is afternoon tea, and do I need to book?
18 April 2017|
Response from Justin O | Property representative |
Afternoon tea costs approximately £12.95 per person and it is advisable to book. Call direct on 01896 663962 to do so. It's delicious!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly, View, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
10:00 - 17:00
10:00 - 17:00
10:00 - 17:00
10:00 - 17:00
10:00 - 17:00
10:00 - 17:00
10:00 - 17:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Abbotsford House, Melrose TD6 9BQ, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Borders  >  Melrose
  • Phone Number: +44 1896 663962
  • E-mail