A68, Junction Tweedwood Cottage; 4 minutes
Wed-Sun from 6pm
Vegetarian or vegan options
Parking available onsite
One diner described the cooking here as ‘sorcery of the best kind’, and it’s worth making a little extra time in your journey to pause at this exceptional restaurant. A flat-roofed building with rows of flower boxes, it stands in Gattonside, just outside Melrose, on the banks of the pretty River Tweed.
Firm foodies, Roger runs the kitchen and Bea keeps everything ticking over seamlessly in the relaxed restaurant, and their devotion to seasonal food is in the title.
The lunch menu is reasonably priced and enticing with starters such as smoked fish pâté on buckwheat oatcakes or beetroot and soft cheese salad, and mains such as slow-cooked shoulder of lamb or a tortilla stuffed with foraged mushrooms and spinach. Dinner might be Eyemouth crab with bloody Mary mayo or smoked duck. Everything is delicious and the atmosphere is relaxed and friendly.