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Reviewed 5 April 2024

Very poor communication in respect of getting back to you and enquiring about vegetarian meals. Still not resolved . Asked for vegetarian option for April, after 3 attempts at contacting them . Still haven't seen a menu even though I was told it would be...available early April.More

Date of visit: April 2024
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Reviewed 14 March 2024

We always enjoy an evening at Number One. The set price menu which changes each month is good value and gives you plenty of choice with a good selection of French bistro dishes. The quality of the food is impressive and the cocktails are excellent...to. You can be guaranteed of a friendly welcome and a great atmosphere. We will be returning very soon :-)More

Date of visit: March 2024
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Trevor Ward, Owner at Number One, responded to this reviewResponded 16 March 2024

Many thanks for your kind comments, always a pleasure having you both 😊 we look forward to seeing you again soon!

Reviewed 18 February 2024

Ate here whilst we were staying in Selkirk for the weekend. All three courses were delicious. The restaurant has a nice informal atmosphere and the staff were all very friendly

Date of visit: February 2024
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Trevor Ward, Owner at Number One, responded to this reviewResponded 16 March 2024

Thanks so much for your kind comments, delighted you enjoyed your time with us 😊 we look forward to welcoming you back if you’re in the area again!

Reviewed 27 January 2024

Really enjoyed our lunch at this Bistro in Selkirk town centre. Opens for a couple of hours (12 til 2 pm) offering a fixed price 2 or 3 course lunch menu.They are also open in the evening. We visited on a Wednesday and were warmly...welcomed and felt totally relaxed. Highlight for Mrs C was the Crevette starter In a Gruyère cheese sauce. I loved the 3 Boulette de Chèvre, the goat’s cheese was great. We both had the pan fried cod that just flaked apart. I chose the brioche bread and butter pudding a crème anglaise very tasty. We’re in the area for another couple of weeks so it’s a case of a bientot..More

Date of visit: January 2024
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Trevor Ward, Owner at Number One, responded to this reviewResponded 29 January 2024

Many thanks for your kind comments, we’re delighted you enjoyed your lunch with us 😊 we look forward to welcoming you back again during your stay!

Reviewed 28 December 2023 via mobile

A couple dining on a wet and windy Thursday evening between Christmas and New Year. Good atmosphere with around a dozen covers, excellent welcome from very nice staff. Three superb courses for £28.95, including hot smoked salmon rillettes, confit duck and a very good crème...brûlée, all washed down with a very acceptable Pinot noir. Highly recommended!More

Date of visit: December 2023
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Trevor Ward, Owner at Number One, responded to this reviewResponded 29 January 2024

Thanks so much for your kind words, it’s a pleasure having you with us and we really appreciate all your support 😊 look forward to seeing you again soon!

Reviewed 25 November 2023

We had another superb meal here recently, after being twice in October too. Didn't disappoint, food well presented, tasty and good value for money. Staff are friendly and attentive. I highly recommend it - C'est magnifique

Date of visit: November 2023
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Trevor Ward, Owner at Number One, responded to this reviewResponded 29 January 2024

Many thanks for your kind words, we’re delighted you enjoyed your time with us 😊 we look forward to welcoming you back again soon!

Reviewed 18 November 2023

How lovely to have a little taste of France in the middle of Selkirk. An inspired menu with so many familiar delights for a really good fixed price. Charming, friendly staff and prompt service. Quality ingredients treated with care and very well cooked. Succulent, sweet...scallops with an unusual citrus spin. Fillet of cod also juicy with crispy skin enhanced with Parmesan and prawn and chive butter. Superb venison fillet and dauphinois. Most enjoyable. The only downside was the cool temperature and very noisy air conditioning unit(?). However, we shall definitely be back for some more of that cooking!More

Date of visit: November 2023
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Reviewed 14 November 2023

Had been wanting to try Number One for ages, last time I noticed it when was up in the Scottish Borders and the visit didn't disappoint! The menu is exceptionally good value - my parents and I came for lunch and it was definitely a...highlight of the weekend, as I wanted to try as much as possible we enjoyed an aperitif whilst perusing the menu and some of the bar snacks - I had the recommended gin Opihr with Ginger Ale, Orange and Chilli - superb! Great mixed olives but the haggis bon bons were phenomenal - perfect texture and flavour would happily go back just for those and a glass of wine! Onto the food for starters we had; Boulettes de Chévre, Pètoncles & Gratin de Crevettes - all throughly enjoyed, presentation well thought out and flavours perfectly balanced. To follow we had Chicken Supreme, Steak Frites & Chevreuil - apt as it was Game Week. Again dishes were super good presentation, tasty and complimented with top notch service. Wine list to order by the glass also well thought out, which helps if you want different wines with course to compliment the dishes. To end there was tarte tatin & taste bourdaloue - I opted for a pumpkin spice espresso martini after seeing it on their social media plus the steak was very decent size so couldn't manage a dessert even though they looked delicious! I can see why this place is so popular with locals and those slightly further afield around the Scottish Borders. Traditional French dishes done with Scottish flair - well worth a visit, already looking forward to returning in the not so distant future!More

Date of visit: November 2023
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Trevor Ward, Owner at Number One, responded to this reviewResponded 29 January 2024

Thank you so much for your lovely comments, we’re delighted that you enjoyed your time with us 😊 we look forward to hopefully welcoming you back again soon!

Reviewed 10 November 2023

Oh my goodness another fantastic tasting menu. Just when you think the menu can’t be bettered Trevor goes up another gear! This winter tasting menu was a delight from start to finish with ever course absolutely delicious. We have to keep pinching ourselves that this...gem is in Selkirk!More

Date of visit: November 2023
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Trevor Ward, Owner at Number One, responded to this reviewResponded 29 January 2024

Thank you so much once again for your lovely words, we’re so grateful that we have the pleasure of seeing you regularly and for all your support 😊 look forward to seeing you again soon!

Reviewed 7 October 2023

Best restaurant we’ve visited in the Borders (in 5 years) - also pretty good value 😊 lots of lovely attention to detail … we had options for a table and unusually went for the one by the door as there was a good heater by...it and I never noticed a draft. Chairs much more comfortable than most, nice choice of both cocktails and wine by the glass and food all you could hope for. Very happy 😊 will be back 😊😊More

Date of visit: October 2023
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Trevor Ward, Owner at Number One, responded to this reviewResponded 29 January 2024

Many thanks for your kind comments, we’re delighted you enjoyed your time with us 😊 we look forward to hopefully welcoming you again soon!

Reviewed 4 October 2023 via mobile

We greatly enjoyed lunch in this charming and friendly restaurant. Service was attentive, engaging and friendly. Between us we had most of the dishes on the menu and everyone enjoyed their food. Wine list is varied and very well priced. Highlights were confit duck and...sole Veronique. This is a gem of a place with great food, wine and very reasonable prices.More

Date of visit: October 2023
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Trevor Ward, Owner at Number One, responded to this reviewResponded 29 January 2024

Thank you so much for your kind comments, we’re delighted that you enjoyed your time with us 😊 we look forward to hopefully welcoming you back again soon!

Reviewed 22 September 2023

A lovely experience at Number One. Gorgeous food and great value for money. Three courses for under £25 was an absolute steal considering the quality of the food and the brilliant service. Special mentions to the Chèvre and Steak frites. Thank you so much!

Date of visit: September 2023
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Trevor Ward, Owner at Number One, responded to this reviewResponded 29 January 2024

Many thanks for your kind comments, we’re delighted you enjoyed your time with us 😊 we look forward to hopefully welcoming you again soon!

Reviewed 6 September 2023

Small and well presented restaurant that delivered good food at a sensible price. What's not to like about it? Since I asked... the only complaint would be that we weren't able enjoy the chat with our server as others poured in to fill the place....The poor old chef had his hands full, so we enjoyed the ambience without that feeling that 'they' want the table back. But, that isn't a complaint, its an observation, and a very positive one. The competent chef was on top of the case, turning out a steady stream of delicious looking items, and even made a couple of personal appearances regarding the onion soup. We were a walk in, and just in time, and were invited to choose our table, which we did, and despite the other inviting items on the menu went for what seemed to be the house recommendation of the week, and enjoyed an excellent meal, attentive and friendly service, concluding with an indulgence of desserts. In the French style, we spent longer than anticipated over the meal, and felt all the better for it. Next time we're in Selkirk, we'll be sure to book ahead.More

Date of visit: September 2023
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Trevor Ward, Owner at Number One, responded to this reviewResponded 29 January 2024

Thank you so much for your lovely words, we’re delighted you enjoyed your time with us 😊 we look forward to welcoming you back again soon!

Reviewed 2 September 2023

Tasting menu tonight was absolutely superb. We are so very fortunate in our wee Borders town to have such a fantastic restaurant with such exceptional cuisine. Every dish was a delight to the eyes as well as the tastebuds with Trevor making sure each component...was exquisitely made. Can’t wait till the next one! Thank you to Trevor, Tracey and Team Number One for another night to remember.More

Date of visit: September 2023
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Reviewed 30 August 2023 via mobile

A group of non-french people have a good french restaurant in Scotland. It’s a nice indoors place where you can find good meals, not really french, but a good menu. Above all, I would highlight the onion soup and the duck.

Date of visit: August 2023
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Number One is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 5
  • Service: 5
  • Value: 5
  • Atmosphere: 4.5