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The Horseshoe Restaurant
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Ranked #1 of 3 Restaurants in Eddleston
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$22 - US$76
Cuisines: European
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Good for: Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Local cuisine
Dining options: Dinner, After-hours, Lunch, Breakfast, 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 10 August 2014

We had lunch in this inn and the experience was exceptional with a very discreet polite staff member looking after us very well indeed. The decor is beautiful and the atmosphere is welcoming and very calm. The wine was chilled to perfection. Our meal arrived and tasted delicious. My one observation would be that the service was rather slow even taking into account the fact that the meal was obviously freshly cooked. The portion size of the starter and also main course were small to the point of the main course appearing more like the size of a starter. Personally as the food tasted so delicious I would happily pay more to eat slightly more. A very enjoyable dining experience.

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Thank scamboScotland
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Reviewed 3 August 2014

Words do fail me for what a wonderful experience we had here.

Party of nine, so we booked rooms on a DB&B, no big deal but......a truly unique location, setting, and a restaurant with rooms. From the minute we arrived, age range 20-80+ to celebrate our daughters 21st , the service was exceptional, starting with tea, cake and fizz on arrival, a fantastic silver service dinner in the private dinning area, followed by a superb breakfast the next morning.

The foregoing is a simplistic way of summing up our experience. It was one of those occasions that will always be remembered with a big smile!

The rooms were very well appointed and extremely well attended to, thank you, so didn't expect the turn down service as well!

The food, well, wow! Excellent! Excellent choice (especially for the age range in the party) and so well presented and all cooked, to order. The little things so often make a difference and the in between course nibbles were magnificent....the beetroot, apple and horseradish amuse-bouche was absolutely spectacular!

The service, well, what can I say. A magnificent team. It is so rare that all the team are so engaged, and care about your stay, but everyone here does. Thank you so much!

Finally, what measures this place for me is, would I come back,.......YES I would, a truly memorable experience.

Thank you and well done all!

1  Thank DMac60
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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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1  Thank Michael F
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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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Thank wicklowwanderers_10
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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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