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“Enjoyable Sunday lunch” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Herges on the Loch

Herges on the Loch
Ranked #2 of 51 Restaurants in Galashiels
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$9 - US$22
Cuisines: European, British, Scottish
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, View, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Dining options: Brunch, After-hours, Dinner, Breakfast, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Off-Street Parking, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Description: Herges is a superb place to watch the wildlife outside on the water. The ambience is magical, the food delightful and the staff friendly and helpful.
Essex
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27 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Enjoyable Sunday lunch”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 June 2014

We had a really nice lunch there last Sunday. Portion size was good and the food was hot, service was friendly and prompt. Noticed that there was a lots of age groups there too. Have no problem recommending this restaurant

  • Visited June 2014
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Thank ShoozofShotgate
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English first
Borders, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
“Pretty pricey......but”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 June 2014

My experience was....nice enough setting for this establishment,
The staff were attentive enough,
Didn't get the pairing up of lovely home made pâté / parfait and a cold (presumably shop bought) crumpet!,,,,did not do the pate justice.
The sweet and savoury just not right.
In my humble opinion, pate and hot toast always......

  • Visited June 2014
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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4 Thank NorthSeaTimmy
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sandysan0189, Owner at Herges on the Loch, responded to this review, 2 July 2014
I'm sorry that you felt our Parfait was not well matched with "toasted Crumpets", but many other customers do. We have to try new ideas with our taste buds or else we'd all still be eating porridge!
If you order our Parfait again, then we can always give you toast instead, please ask us.
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Galashiels, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
“Salmon with Japanes Miso soup.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 May 2014

One of the nicest meals I have ever had , great personal service , really friendly atmosphere, a pleasure to visit.

  • Visited May 2014
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank georgepow
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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64 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
“New menu is lovely”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 May 2014 via mobile

We had a great meal last night. The new menu was terrific, the pork belly was great and the raspberry parfait was heaven. Also still some family favourites and we all loved the pizza. A five star meal. Our children were all made welcome too.

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1 Thank annerory
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sandysan0189, Manager at Herges on the Loch, responded to this review, 28 May 2014
Thanks for your vote of confidence, I hope that you return to try one of our other dishes.
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Pelham, New Hampshire
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“Hmm..”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 May 2014

Hard to fault the setting, the service and the place itself, but one thing did strike me. Locals were conspicous by their absence. The reason? Edinburgh prices and small portions. The food was tasty enough, but theres a whole 'chain approach' to the place - small portions in large plates designed so you look you're getting more, and you'll only fill yourself up with three courses with no change from 50 quid for two. Considering that the borders has plenty of independent eateries who dont scrimp and who appreciate the money more, i wont be back. Great setting though. Head into gala itself, or selkirk.

  • Visited May 2014
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Buster075
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sandysan0189, Owner at Herges on the Loch, responded to this review, 28 May 2014
Mmm........ I'm glad that you enjoyed both our service and food, but frankly do not understand your other comments.
We attract mainly local people, who regularly return and I do wonder if you have dined out much in Edinburgh? Our prices hardly reflect the quality and culinary skill that goes into our menu.
Sorry that you did not enjoy what our restaurant offers but I suppose no one can please all of the people all of the time.
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