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“What a treat”

The Horseshoe Restaurant
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Ranked #1 of 3 Restaurants in Eddleston
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$22 - US$77
Cuisines: European
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Good for: Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Romantic
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, After-hours, 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 25 August 2014

Had a special meal there with family and cannot fault any aspect of the food/ service/ ambience. Private dining area allowed us to really relax. All the little extras like canapes and sweets with our coffee. Very attentive and discrete staff and mouth watering food. I wish we lived a bit closer but we will be back!

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Thank Chillaxcouple
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Reviewed 18 August 2014

We stayed and the Horseshoe Inn on a saturday night in mid August. We wanted to have a special dinner in nice surroundings and served in a similar fashion, and we were not disappointed. The atmosphere before, during and after the dinner was very nice, relaxing, friendly but professional. The quality of products, cooking and presentation was just what we would have wanted when we booked. Most of the produce is locally sourced from quality suppliers, and it shows. Even the breakfast was very nicely done, adequate quantities and very high quality. We also stayed overnight in one of the 8 bedrooms whcih were in the old school house. The quality and facilites were very good, with the only negative being that the rooms are very small, but we were at the Horseshoe Inn for the dinner, and to visit the surrounding area, so the size of room for one night really wasn't an issue.

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Thank Tabby2011
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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!

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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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