Our Top Picks of Michelin-Rated Restaurants in the Scottish Borders
The Scottish Borders are an often-overlooked part of Scotland’s culinary crown, but with the river Tweed on our doorstep and local chefs dedicated to making use of seasonal local produce, there’s a cluster of Michelin-rated restaurants in Melrose and beyond. Here we share our favourites for your next trip to the Borders:
Fresh, locally-sourced seasonal fare
Gattonside is a short drive from Bowden House B&B. Specialising in local cuisine, the Michelin-Rated Seasons Restaurant was set up and run by restauranters Roger and Bea. Chef Roger works with local Borders’ producers to source his meats and fish, which he smokes in his own smokehouse. He even makes his own bread, pickles, jams and vinegar from scratch. The flavour matches the care taken to make sure every ingredient on your plate is a delight - which is reflected in glowing reviews across the board. Be sure to give Seasons a try. Find out More.
The Hoebridge, Gattonside
Local Seasonal Food with a Modern Twist
Just a stone's throw away from Seasons, you'll find The Hoebridge, another Michelin-rated restaurant that boasts a menu filled with mouthwatering delights. This family-run establishment puts a modern twist on local and Scottish produce, creating a culinary experience that's hard to forget. The focus here is on quality over quantity, ensuring that every dish is full of flavour. Plus, if you visit during warm summer evenings, you can enjoy your meal in their lovely outdoor area. Find out More.
Contemporary Cuisine with a Dedicated Vegan Menu
In the heart of Melrose, Provender is a friendly, family-run contemporary restaurant that has earned its Michelin rating through its classy approach to Scottish, British, and French cuisine. The chef is local, but spent time cutting his teeth in London before returning to Melrose. The menu here is a delightful fusion of flavours, and they even offer a dedicated vegan menu. With glowing reviews and a reputation for excellence, Provender is the perfect spot for a memorable dining experience. Find out More.
Gourmet Weekend 2024
If you’re after a culinary experience, why not make a weekend of it? Following the success of our 2023 Gourmet Weekend, we’re bringing it back bigger and better than ever for 2024! We’ve invited guest chef Konstanze Hanke to be our head chef for the weekend. She was a 2022 runner up on Germany’s version of Masterchef ‘Küchenschlacht’ and runs cooking courses and private functions in her home country of Liechtenstein. We would be delighted for you to join us for Bowden House’s Gourmet Weekend 2024. Book now to avoid disappointment!