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Region: South of Scotland Members - Borders

Market Square

South of Scotland - Borders
Tel:01896 822285

Lovely hostelry with award winning fare in pretty border town with its famous abbeyburts_exterior.jpg and beautiful gardens. The staff here - and at their sister venue the Townhouse across the square - are friendly and helpful and the food is carefully sourced and beautifully presented, whether you are dining in the restaurant (pictured) or their charming and relaxing lounge bar for more informal meals.

Members of the prestigious Scotch Beef Club. A great place to tarry awhile, eat and stay.

Edinburgh Road

South of Scotland - Borders
EH45 8PL
Tel:01721 725750

This fairytale castellated country house is within a stone’s throw of Edinburgh - nearcringpud1 enough to enjoy a pleasant trip for a romantic gourmet meal…yet just far enough to justify a night away if you feel like it!

Head Chef Cameron MacMichael is a huge success in the kitchen (and incidentally on stage at Royal Highland Show!). Cringletie’s faith in giving the young a chance to shine has again proved an incredible success and under the mentoring of the one and only Willie Pike, Cameron is enjoying his leading role at the Borders Top hotel and dining experience.

Working with fresh produce, much grown in the hotels walled garden Cameron says “we concentrate on locally available, quality ingredients to produce well presented dishes where taste and flavour are paramount” and that is what the customers keep coming back for.

Wedding parties can have exclusive use and enjoy the intimacy with world class food. Cringletie can proudly take its place alongside the finest in Britain.

7 Market Place


South of Scotland - Borders
Tel:01578 718915

Chef proprietors David Haetzman and Amanda Jordan opened this lovely brasseriefirebricksteak.jpg late summer 2015 and were Catering in Scotland Excellence Finalist Newcomer of the Year 2016 by May and Winners in 2017

They are both superb chefs in their own right and having their own place is the culmination of much planning and determination to fulfill their dream. Although skilled across the board, David leans towards the starters and mains, leaving gifted Patisserie Chef Amanda to excel at the desserts! With enthusiastic offspring watching and learning this is certainly a family business!

They are dedicated to the use of local produce and David has given fine performances at the Royal Highland Show with local venison. His knowledge of beef is superb and the meat dishes on their menus also tell you the exact breed and sourcing - and you can really taste the difference!


South of Scotland - Borders
Tel:01578 750750

Travelling northwards or southwards - or just having a pleasant drive out fromcarfraeexterior.jpg Edinburgh, this family run hotel is perfect for a lovely lunch or dinner. Family friendly with a lovely range of options for all. Great informal atmosphere and quite a landmark in the region. The meals are all delicious - and their desserts a treat as you can see for yourself!

They have great accommodation, flexible dining times and host many local events, festivals, weddings and meetings.

'The hotel has been nestled into the edge of the Lammermuir Hills in Lauderdale for well over a century. Today, Carfraemill brings people together to eat and meet, celebrate, relax and rest a while. We are truly family-friendly and baby-friendly.'

Now with Soutra Coffee House nearby - see separate entry

Soutra Hill

South of Scotland - Borders
EH37 5TF
Tel:01875 833795

A delightful addition to the Carfaemill family enterprise is this super coffee shop 4 miles along the road from the hotel.

A perfact place to tarry awhile for home baking and wonderful lunches, all with a spectacualr view.

Photo credit: Soutra Coffee House

Market Square

South of Scotland - Borders
Tel:01896 822645

Just across the square from Burts and equally delightful in its own individual way, Thetownhouse Townhouse is also owned by the Henderson family, who have deservedly won many accolades for their fine food and hospitality.

Members of the prestigious Scotch Beef Club, you have the choice of relaxed eating in the Brasserie or dining in the elegant Restaurant, both menus famed for their local produce, finest game, seafood and vegetables.


South of Scotland - Borders
EH46 7BB
Tel:01968 661908

This organic restaurant is light and airy within a lovely building and great 'green' credentials. Serving local artisan produce, with delicious results. 

Whitmuir is an organic working farm growing seasonal produce and rearingwhitmuir_cheesetrail.jpg Tamworth pigs, Shorthorn cattle and lamb. They have also planted an "edible and boozy hedge" - sounds like years of interesting tasting ahead!

Excellent organic food hall, restaurant and art gallery. The Food Hall/Farm Shop features on Scottish Cheese Trail and also stocks a great range of their organic meats and a full range of organic goroceries. The gallery is filled with highly unusual beautiful handcrafts and artwork. A lovely trip out of the city.


Region: South of Scotland Members - Dumfries & Galloway


South of Scotland - Dumfries & Galloway
Tel:01556 650233

A fine country house set amidst the rolling Dumfries and Galloway hills with a workingcraigadam_logo.jpg farm, game estate and delightful hosts. Rod and Gun experiences are also on offer here so check out the weblink for full details.

Superb local food including their own game off the hill. Celia's award-winning game dinners are part of her superb menus with local seafood and delicious desserts all served in their gorgeous diningroom. You will have wonderful memories after a stay here - and the bedrooms are all individually designed too.

Check out Craigadam Game in meat section for further info. Also a splendid venue for that romantic wedding.



South of Scotland - Dumfries & Galloway
Tel:01557 814 040

Cream O' Galloway is quite a destination! They have long been famous for their award-winning ice cream, cafe and incredible playground adventure facilities for children. Now they are making their own cheese too - see Scottish Cheese Trail Section for more details.

On farm they have their own organic beef and dairy herds of cattle. Their dairycream_o_g_calf.jpg methods are highly ethical and their sustainability record has won them several Green Awards. This is a fine organic farm that has been in the same family for generations.

The menu in their spacious café features the farm’s own organic cheeses and organic beef, vegetarian and vegan dishes plus bakes, fairtrade tea and organic coffee. The full selection of luxury dairy ice cream is available together with some dairy-free sorbet options.
It is also a popular party destination and groups can be booked. Tasting events and farm tours are available daily – pre-booking is always recommended. 

Winner of Rural Tourism category for 2017 Scottish Rural Awards.

High Street

South of Scotland - Dumfries & Galloway
Tel:01557 814 001

In 2011 Galloway Lodge opened up a 60-seater licenced coffee shop serving home-made food and baking paired with wonderful Galloway Lodge products.

They serve barista prepared coffees alongside locally brewed Sulwath beers, salds, soups and paninis.

Also now in Clatteringshaws Visitor Centre, Castle Douglas.

They make a delicious range of jams and chutneys and some of the best wholegrain mustard ever!

Photo credit: Galloway Lodge Preserves




South of Scotland - Dumfries & Galloway
Tel:01776 810 471

This idyllic spot could be straight from an Agatha Christie novel! Indeed it has anknockinaamHead_Chef_Tony_Pierce_ interesting past and has played its part in the history of Scotland as the location for a meeting between Churchill and General Eisenhower in World War II and played a role in John Buchan's 39 Steps - a favourite of mine. Set on its own bay and only a short distance from the pretty village of Portpatrick, this beautiful mansion is stunning and the food award-winning.

As they rightly say 'If the landscape doesn't take your breath away, the food will.' Renowned for their 3AA Rosettes and 1* Michellin Star dinners (please book) and David's fine wine cellar. Members of the prestigious Scotch Beef Club. Check on website for morning coffees, bar lunches and afternoon teas. As with dinner, more formal lunches need booked.Photo: Head Chef Tony Pierce.

Loch Arthur Camphill Community

South of Scotland - Dumfries & Galloway
Tel:01387 259669

The Loch Arthur Creamery and Farmshop's new buildings are now in their second year and a great asset to Dumfries and Galloway. Creating a home, community, family and valued work, The Camphill Community offers ‘co-operation not competition’ to co-workers and has resulted in an organic food hub creating award-winning dairy produce, breads from their bakery, meats, fruit and vegetables and home baked goodies. Winner of the Artisan Food category for 2017 Scottish Rural Awards.

Offering Southwest Scotland’s finest selections of Organic foods complimented by a carefully chosen selection of crafts and produce. This lovely Café serves a delightful selection of cakes, soups and light meals produced from the finest ingredients….predominantly organic and very fresh. It has already become a much appreciated meeting place in Dumfries and Galloway, and a very welcome addition to what was already a very special place.

We had a delicious lunch of savoury handmade pies, and their rare roast beef open sandwich – we even did some early Christmas shopping from their carefully selected range of food and nature books!

See Scottish Cheese Trail entry for more about their cheeses.

Region: South of Scotland Members - Ayrshire

West Clerkland Farm

Dunlop Road


South of Scotland - Ayrshire
Tel:01560 482 494

Dunlop Dairy is where the Traditional Ayrshire Dunlop cheese is made near Stewarton Ayrshire.

Within the beautiful historic farm buildings there is also a lovely Cheese Shop and Cafe where they serve home made soups, light meals - with her cheeses of course - and home bakes. The cafe was the old barn with the inscribed lintel dated 1766 and now all beautifully converted.

For more details on Ann's range of beautiful cheeses, see Scottish Cheese Trail sectiondunlop_exterior.jpg


 The Dunlop cheese is in the final stages of PGI  (Protected Geographical Indication) status.

Region: Ayrshire

Souter Johnnie's Inn.
47 Main Road

KA19 8HY
Tel:01655 760653
Souter Johnnie
This delightful wood panelled inn with its crackling hearth has a thatched roof, a couthy bar and a great bistro. The food is great and the service warm and friendly. It has a lovely mix of speedy service and informality with delicious food served very attractively. The building is on the site of where Robert Burns attended school in 1775 and the history is reflected in the arty displays all around you. Souter Johnnie was the shoemaker in Burns' famous poem Tam o’ Shanter.

Region: Ballantrae

Glenapp Castle

KA26 0NZ
Tel:+44 (0)1465 831212
Glenapp Castle

Winner of Most Hospitable Hotel, Regional Thistle Awards 2017. Stylish and baronial luxury in the heart of Ayrshire. From afternoon teas, to Sunday lunches and gourmet dinners this establishment has received many plaudits. They are sticklers for local produce and also grow much of their produce in their own vegetable gardens. CiS Excellence Award Restaurant of the Year 2011, Michelin starred and 4 AA Rosettes. Members of the prestigious Scotch Beef Club.

Region: Biggar

Mill Inn
Coulter Village

ML12 6PZ
Tel:01899 220950
Mill Inn
The Coulter Mill restaurant is now the village inn. It has been attractively restored and has all-day food bistro-style on offer. The food is quite traditional with well known favourites and care taken to source high quality produce with the provenance noted on the menus. Honest good fare with lovely friendly staff - a handy place to take a break on a north-south journey. Members of the prestigious Scotch Beef Club.

Region: Dalry

Drumastle Mill Cottage

KA24 4LN
Tel:01294 833544

An intriguiing little cottage, this tiny restaurant consistently has a big reputation and a Michellin Star - a delicious combination in a rural setting. Members of the prestigious Scotch Beef Club.

Region: Dumfries


Tel:01387 880234
Absolutely charming country house set amidst beautiful gardens. Advocates of Slow Food, your hosts will give you a wonderful relaxing break from life's merry-go-round. With fine food and wine and gracious surroundings, you can book to dine as a non resident or stay a while.

Kilnford Farm Shop
Kilnford Barns
The Glen

Tel:01387 253087
Kilnford Farm Shop

This cafe forms an integral part of a very fine farm shop west of Dumfries by the road to Castle Douglas. What a place! Particularly known for their home reared Galloway Beef, also Blackface sheep and Kilnford pigs. The family have been farming hereabouts for 300 years. The Galloway beef and Blackface graze on high land just a few miles from their farm shop and their home reared meats are delivered nationwide. In the restaurant you can select a full Scottish breakfast with homemade sausages, their cured  bacon and local free range eggs or the range of daily lunch specials, and occasionally evening steak nights - check first.

Region: Dumfries & Galloway

Blackaddie House Hotel & Restaurant

Dumfries & Galloway
Tel:01659 50270
Blackaddie House Hotel & Restaurant

Catering in Scotland Excellence Award Chef of the Year 2016 and Finalist Restaurant of the Year 2015,  Ian & Jane McAndrew purchased this 9 bedroom hotel in 2007 and have created destination dining in this small hamlet. That same year he was awarded the honour of Chef Laureate of the British Academy of Gastronomes. They use as much as possible from their own vegetable garden along with local meats, seafood and game. Ian has also written a number of cookery books and is Chairman of Dumfries & Galloway Chefs Association.

Region: Fairlie

The Catch @ Fins Restaurant
Fencefoot Farm

KA29 0EG
Tel:01475 568 989
The Catch @ Fins Restaurant

Light and airy seafood bistro with a friendly welcome and fine food, incorporating Fencebay smokehouse and farm shop, craft and cookshop. A proper little community here!

Region: Moffat

Buccleuch Arms Hotel
High Street

DG10 9ET
Tel:+ 44 (0)1683 220 003
Buccleuch Arms Hotel
This hotel owned and run by the Smith family is in the heart of the bonnie market town of Moffat. Outside it is a lovely traditional country inn and inside this is a mecca for local produce skilfully and highly professionally handled by Lara Smith at the helm in the kitchen. She is both gifted and delightful and entertained us all at the Royal Highland Show celebrating the flavours of Dumfries and Galloway. Her father in law (the boss), husband, and all the Smith family play key roles in making this a great place to stay. Members of the prestigious Scotch Beef Club. No e mail address at present so please telephone.

Region: New Abbey

Abbey Cottage Tearoom

New Abbey
Tel:01387 850377
Abbey Cottage Tearoom
Quaint yet spacious, ideally located adjacent to Sweetheart Abbey, this tearoom is a delightful haven for locals and day trippers... and even near the beach. They use a wide range of organic food and ingredients from local suppliers and have won awards.

Region: Peebles

Coltman's Delicatessen and Kitchen
71-73 High Street

EH45 8AN
Tel:01721 720405
A lovely find in the High Street. Out front is a pretty and very useful delicatessen. Delve deeper and you find a lovely bistro with contemporary style and a log stove glowing in the hearth. With daily blackboard specials and a mouthwatering menu it has much to offer. Our fried lambs' liver and smoked haddock risotto dishes were delicious... not to mention the creme brulee with fruit compote!

Region: Sorn

Sorn Inn
35 Main Street

Tel:01290 551305
Sorn Inn
Gastro pub in the heart of Ayrshire that has put the village of Sorn on the map. Members of the prestigious Scotch Beef Club.

Region: St Boswells

Buccleuch Arms & The Blue Coo Bistro & Bar
The Green

St Boswells
Tel:+44 (0)1835 822 243
Buccleuch Arms & The Blue Coo Bistro & Bar

This traditional hostelry on the edge of the pretty border town of St Boswells is anything but traditional! It has been sensitively renovated to retain original features but give a contemporary twist.

From the lovely entrance through to the Blue Coo dining in a modern rustic setting, it sets the scene for an excellent meal. The menu is just what you would hope for, including local steaks and burgers from Hardiesmill, local roe deer and seafood. Great to see such support for local produce, skilfully cooked.

Main Street Trading Company
Main Street

St Boswells
Tel:01835 824087
Main Street Trading Company

A delightfully eclectic mix of books, cafe and fine delcatessen - the sort of place any small community would cry out for - a real focus for the village. Beautifully laid out in a sensitively restored historic building with a great innovative range of books for all ages and a cafe serving high quality locally sourced produce. It has been comprehensively extended and now also has a lovely courtyard and an excellent deli.

Region: Troon

Lochgreen House Hotel
Monktonhill Road

KA10 7EN
Tel:01292 313343
Lochgreen House Hotel
Renowned for its luxury & fine dining in the famous golf & seaside town of Troon.

McCallums of Troon Oyster Bar
Harbour Road

KA10 6DH
Tel:01292 319 339
McCallums of Troon Oyster Bar
A lovely harbourside seafood restaurant run by the famous fishmongers of the same name and well known to yachtsmen who tack and reach to the Troon shore to enjoy! Next door is their quick stop fish bar The Wee Hurry. No e mail at present.

Scotts at Troon Yacht Haven
45a Harbour Road

KA10 6DJ
Tel:01292 315315
Scotts at Troon Yacht Haven
This first floor restaurant has spectacular views over Troon Marina and a great menu to enjoy too. A very popular spot as you can imagine. Ample waterfront parking for the car and vast walls of glass for panoramic views within. Delicious dishes for light bites or more substantial dinners. Members of the prestigious Scotch Beef Club.

Region: Walkerburn

Windlestraw Lodge
Tweed Valley

EH43 6AA
Tel:01896 870 636
Windlestraw Lodge
This charming house has all the ingredients for a romantic getaway and superb food. Members of the prestigious Scotch Beef Club.