Abbey Bistro

Dryburgh Abbey Hotel, TD6 0RQ

Galashiels & Melrose, Borders

Cuisine: British, Traditional

About Abbey Bistro

  • Food: 4

    Ambience: 4

    Service: 5

    Value: 4

    Bistro visit

    Very nice food in a cosy atmosphere. Excellent service. Very good food and drink. Very enjoyable.
    - dined in restaurant 29/02/2016

Traditional bistro by St Boswells in Borders

The Abbey Bistro is part of the Dryburgh Abbey Hotel which sits in a private estate, adjacent to the ruins of the eponymous abbey, by the Borders village of St Boswells. A ground floor space, it has lovely views of the River Tweed, the Abbey and the hotel gardens. When the weather is fine, diners can enjoy eating al fresco.

Fresh ingredients from kitchen gardens

Traditional, home-style dishes are the focus here with many of the vegetables and herbs used coming from the hotel’s kitchen gardens. As well as afternoon tea and a light lunch menu of sandwiches, soups and baked potatoes, the Abbey Bistro has a seasonal, all day menu. Typical starters might be the prawn cocktail or the pressed ham hock with pineapple pickle. In addition to a grill selection, main courses include beer battered haddock ‘n’ chips; haggis, neeps ‘n’ tatties; braised daube of beef and a lamb ‘n’ mint burger. Staff recommend the sticky toffee pudding. Children are very welcome and have their own menu.

Parking and attractions at Dryburgh Abbey Hotel

Dryburgh Abbey Hotel, home of the Abbey Bistro, is just off the A68 by St Boswells in the Scottish Borders. Edinburgh and Newcastle are around a one hour drive. There is ample free parking at the hotel. Local attractions include the ruins of Dryburgh Abbey, final resting place of Sir Walter Scott.

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