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“A Culinary Delight”

The Horseshoe Restaurant
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Ranked #1 of 3 Restaurants in Eddleston
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$23 - US$78
Cuisines: European
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Good for: Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Romantic
Dining options: After-hours, Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Reservations
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.
Reviewed 28 July 2014

The food in the Horseshoe is a delight although the menu is very limited. Three or four of our party were disappointed by the choices on offer, due to medical reasons, and had to request alternatives. The staff did try to accommodate their requests but the alternatives were very limited. The rest of our group thoroughly enjoyed the meal and the wines were superb.

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Reviewed 26 July 2014

If you've never visited this exquisite, charming former coaching inn in the Scottish Borders, you simply don't know what you've missed. The welcome from friendly, yet polite, discreet staff is the first delight of your experience. Every mouthful of the food was a revelation, from the canapés, served in the bar area, through the amuse Bouche and each and every wonderful creation. Each dish was executed to perfection and delivered more than we could ever have imagined.

This was our third visit, and certainly won't be the last. We had a three day stay last autumn and the rooms are very comfortable and have everything you could wish for. The breakfasts were delicious, again everything cooked to perfection and sourced locally - mouthwatering!

I cannot recommend this restaurant/inn highly enough.

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Reviewed 20 July 2014

This is the second time I've been here with my family and again, we all really enjoyed the evening and the food really was excellent, certainly enough to rival some restaurants we've eaten in with Michelin stars - I'm not really sure how the Horeshoe doesn't have one yet!! The service was generally good with friendly and knowledgeable staff although a few points to pick up - my dad tasted the wine but then didn't have a glass poured, my mum didn't get any water and there were several times when we had empty glasses on the table which we couldn't top up as the wine isn't at the table. Mentioning any of these to a staff member quickly resolved them so these were very minor points. The food itself was excellent, and I was struggling to decide whether the smoked salmon with brown shrimps or the white chocolate and strawberry cheescake was the best course - both were great. On the dessert point, we ended up having a rather heated debate on whether the cheescake or the lemon posset with basil sorbet was the best!

If you've not been, it's a lovely location on the way south from Edinburgh to the Scottish Borders and definitely worth the drive (probably 30-45 mins from Edinburgh depending on how clear the roads are).

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Thank CraigS78
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Reviewed 20 July 2014

We visited for our wedding anniversary, and from start to finish everything was perfect.
We enjoyed the tasting menu of 7-8 courses, and the food and service were excellent. Every course was faultless, and the food coming from the kitchen was top class cooking with fresh local ingredients.
We loved every minute!!

Thank Andy M
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Reviewed 8 July 2014

We have eaten here three times and it has never let us down at all. Wonderful cooking,probably one of the best places we have eaten in. The menu is good and its a really attractive, comfortable restaurant. The staff are unobtrusive, very efficient and professional.

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Thank Alex S
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