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Ochiltree's Dining

₱₱ - ₱₱₱Cafe, British,
Abbotsford House, Melrose TD6 9BQ, Scotland
+44 1896 663962
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  • Excellent44%
  • Very good35%
  • Average15%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible1%
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“lunch” (59 reviews)
“sandwiches” (27 reviews)
“cake” (19 reviews)
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Cafe, British, Scottish, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
₱₱ - ₱₱₱
Abbotsford House, Melrose TD6 9BQ, Scotland
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Top 3 Reasons to Eat Here
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1. Great food
"Amazing and delicious cakes"
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2. Nice @@Cream@@ Tea
"Lovely scones with jam and clotted cream!"
Elizabeth C
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3. @@Lunch@@
"A very pleasant way to spend 2 hours on Monday lunch time"
Paul G
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Great location and the food is nice but overpriced! Get a good deal of coach trips so you need to time your visit well or it could be a little ng wait!

Thank ElaineG123
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Reviewed 2 September 2017 via mobile

We arrived around 1pm and hadn't booked a table. They were just waiting on a coach of customers coming in so we didn't have any tables for about 20 minutes we were happy to wait and 10 minutes were seated outside. It was amazing weather...More

Thank Saw2009
ochiltrees, General Manager at Ochiltree's Dining, responded to this reviewResponded 12 December 2017

Looking forward to seeing you again!

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Called in prior to a lovely walk around grounds and house. Granted it was lunchtime but it was not full capacity. Sat for 15 mins and no order taken despite tables surrounding who were seated after me having orders taken. Unfortunately walked out !!

1  Thank Valerie315
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had a late lunch before visiting the house .only one choice of soup which was disappointing . Food fresh but felt it was quite expensive .

1  Thank lanarkpc
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This place is a lovely stop after taking the dog a walk around Abbotsford's extensive estate. The walks are very scenic and very well laid down with whinstone-ideal for a dampish muddy day and entrance is free (ie you do not have to pay to...More

Thank happyholidays8
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A pleasant enough restuarant with inside and outdoor terrace seating but the food was of low quality. I ordered the chicken and vegetable pie which was a gloop of stringy chicken with a piece of dry papery pastry on top. My friend had fish which...More

Thank James E
Reviewed 13 July 2018

The cafe is on the first floor above the visitors' centre at Abbotsford House, home of Sir Walter Scott. It is fully accessible to visitors with restricted mobility. There was a wide choice of meals ranging from sandwiches, cooked dishes and cream teas. Look for...More

Thank Steve M
Reviewed 12 July 2018

The staff were very friendly and the establishment is well laid out and organised. Views are beautiful outside and a convenient covered area for those who aren't sun worshipers. The food was acceptable, well presented and tasty. The issue that I found was twofold. For...More

Thank Galalass
Reviewed 15 June 2018

Ochiltree's Dining is at the entrance to Abbotsford House, the castle Sir Walter Scott built for himself (author of Ivanhoe). The staff is very friendly and smiling and I had a great chicken pie with fresh vegetables, all at a very reasonable price.

Thank Lidija F
Ochiltrees, Manager at Ochiltree's Dining, responded to this reviewResponded 24 June 2018

Thank you for the review, we look forward to welcoming you back soon!

Reviewed 15 June 2018

Rather a long wait at lunchtime with very few staff. The meal was wholesome though not outstanding, with vegetables a little too al dente. Pastries looked very appetising though we did not have time for more than a main course. Decor was attractive and the...More

Thank RockyGateshead_UK
Ochiltrees, Manager at Ochiltree's Dining, responded to this reviewResponded 24 June 2018

Thank you for your feedback and it is valued, the staffing levels have since been increased ensuring a fast and efficient service. We hope to see you back soon!

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Questions & Answers
Ros A
19 April 2017|
Response from Justin O | Property representative |
Afternoon tea costs approximately £12.95 per person and it is advisable to book. Call direct on 01896 663962 to do so. It's delicious!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Families with children, Scenic view, Business meetings, Special occasions, Large groups
Open Hours
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Abbotsford House, Melrose TD6 9BQ, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Scottish Borders  >  Melrose
  • Phone Number: +44 1896 663962
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