Review on Cringletie House

An imposing mansion surrounded by 28 acres of private grounds and woodland complete with a waterfall and dovecote, Cringletie makes a rather grand initial impression – although the place itself exudes informality and personal warmth. A working walled garden, established way back in 1661 and one of the oldest in Scotland, provides the kitchen with abundant vegetables, fruit and herbs – so summertime menus are a special treat. Part of the garden is also dedicated to outdoor games of chess, draughts and pétanque.

A beautiful hand-painted 'trompe l'oeil' ceiling, great views and an ornate carved oak fireplace may distract you momentarily from the food served in the stylish Sutherland Room. The kitchen delivers seasonal menus with a French accent, but true loyalty to native Scottish produce.

Pigeon roasted on the bone with sauté of ceps and chestnut cappuccino, and rack of lamb with a pistachio croûte, braised sweetbread and fondant potatoes are typical offerings, while desserts might feature a duo of orange and rose soup with Glenkinchie whisky sorbet. A seven-course 'dégustation' menu is available for whole tables.

Cringletie House is also featured in: Michelin Guide, AA Guide

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Iain Gourlay

Restaurant Opening Times

Lunch: 12.30 - 2.30 Sun
Dinner: 6.00 - 9.00pm

Accepted credit cards

Visa, Master Card, American Express

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Facilities at Cringletie House

  • Childrens menu
  • Disabled access
  • Private parties
  • Vegetarian menu
  • 60 covers
  • Family Friendly


Accomodation is available, (13 rooms)


Private parking is possible at a location nearby


Cringletie House
Edinburgh Road
Scottish Borders
EH45 8PL

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