Review on Burt's Hotel

Built in 1722 and still the hub of town life in Melrose, Burt's has been in the safe hands of the Henderson family for more than 30 years – which may explain its rock-solid local reputation.

A daily-changing set menu is served in the elegant restaurant. For a true taste of the Borders, you could start with a plate of Teviot Smokery smoked salmon with lemon and caperberries, before loin of Border lamb with Savoy cabbage, ratatouille and redcurrant jus. Otherwise, opt for a char-grilled Scotch steak or tournedos of cod wrapped in Parma ham with pea risotto. To finish, why not try Selkirk bannock pudding scented with lemon?

You can also get innovative bar lunches and suppers in the recently refurbished Bistro Bar. Here, the menu goes walkabout for Thai prawn fishcakes, beef Stroganoff and fillet of sea bass with crab risotto and lime cream sauce. The Henderson's wine list is a knowledgeable and enthusiastic selection of carefully chosen, interesting bottles.

Burt's Hotel is also featured in: Good Food Guide, AA Guide

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Modern European


Trevor Williams

Restaurant Opening Times

Lunch: 12.00 - 2.00pm Sun
Dinner: 6.00 - 9.00pm

Accepted credit cards

Visa, Master Card

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Facilities at Burt's Hotel

  • Private dining room
  • Private parties
  • Vegetarian menu
  • 50 covers


Accomodation is available, (20 rooms)


Private parking is possible at a location nearby


Burt's Hotel
The Square
Scottish Borders

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