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Ochiltree's Dining

₱₱ - ₱₱₱Cafe, British,
Abbotsford House, Melrose TD6 9BQ, Scotland
+44 1896 663962
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  • Excellent47%
  • Very good34%
  • Average14%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
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“lunch” (56 reviews)
“sandwiches” (25 reviews)
“cake” (20 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 via mobile

Had a great smoked salmon salad before touring Abbotsford Manor. The view was lovely as was the food and the service. This is a great place for dining my al fresco on their terrace. Definitely worth checking out

Thank Sue S
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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 6 days ago via mobile

Had lunch here twice recently, the Vege burgers were very good, as were the soup and sandwiches. Carrot cake was nice , scones ok but expensive for 2 small scones. Coffee was a disappointment on both visits, tried americano, presumably from the espresso machine, and...More

Thank VinceLedge
Reviewed 1 week ago

Visited after a lovely day exploring Abbotsford House and its grounds and what a lovely surprise . This is not your usual museum / stately home cafe .Greeted at the entrance and shown to a table by a very pleasant waitress our order was taken...More

Thank tiffanylover
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Visited here recently and the sandwiches were excellent, really lovely interior and friendly helpful staff.

Thank missminnie2
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

popped in here for late lunch after visiting Abbotsford house. I had the cream tea with smoked salmon sandwiches, fruit scone, lemon drizzle, cream and jam plus coffee which was great value. Partner had soup and bread and a side of good chips with mayo....More

Thank PerthicPete
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Went for a Sunday afternoon family coffee today. Restaurant was nearly full as there was a coach party in. Despite this the staff were excellent and the coffee, tea, cakes and scones were prompt, hot and tasty. Manageress was excellent as she is every time...More

Thank BowdenLad
Ochiltrees, Manager at Ochiltree's Dining, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for such positive feedback, we look forward to seeing you again soon!

Reviewed 15 April 2018

Lovely restuarant beside Abbotsford House, that was the home of Sir Walter Scott. Very friendly and efficient staff and the scones and coffee are very tasty indeed

Thank Weerux
Ochiltrees, Manager at Ochiltree's Dining, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for taking the time to review us, we really appreciate your feedback! Haste ye back!

Reviewed 9 April 2018

This was our first time visiting Abbotsford House and we were looking forward to Coffee and cake before commencing our visit of the actual house. The scones were fine, although a bit on the dry side, and could be improved. Nevertheless, the real issue was...More

Thank Lesley L
Ochiltrees, Manager at Ochiltree's Dining, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for your feedback and it is greatly valued. We are sorry on this occasion our scones and coffee did not reach expectations. Many of our customers are exceptionally happy with the freshly ground coffee we serve. We hope you will visit us again...More

Reviewed 18 March 2018 via mobile

I came with my Mother in Law and daughter for afternoon tea. The selection of food was lovely and plentiful. The setting was peaceful. The staff were brilliant and made sure my 6 year old daughter had the foods she enjoys. They were so friendly...More

Thank ClaireDodds
Ochiltrees, Manager at Ochiltree's Dining, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for taking the time to review us, it is greatly appreciated. We look forward to seeing you again soon!

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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, Special occasions, Kids, Families with children, Scenic view, Business meetings, Large groups
Open Hours
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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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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