Food

Places to Eat

The Scottish & Northumberland border region is a harvest basket of fresh seafood, fish, meats, vegetables and cheeses. The Scottish borders even roasts its own coffee and of course, produces that well known dram of Whiskey, while the Northumberland area produces many local beers and wines.

For more information on award winning producers, farmers markets, food trails, recipes, cafe’s, restaurants, pubs and hotels offering a wide and varied range of quality local food and drink, check out these websites:

https://www.bordersfoodnetwork.co.uk/
http://www.yournorthumberland.co.uk/eat-drink

The Allanton Inn, Allanton

The Allanton Inn endeavours to source fresh, quality and seasonal ingredients which are locally sourced as much as possible. These ingredients are passionately and proudly used to create dishes for our regularly changing menus and specials board. They also offer a wonderful seafood platter (pre-order) showcasing the local catch from the heritage coastline. Their menus reflect the wonderful and varied food the borders and North Northumberland has to offer. (Dog Friendly)
(http://www.allantoninn.co.uk/)

The Wheatsheaf Hotel, Swindon.

With menus reflecting the very best of locally available seasonal produce, the food brings about a fusion of modern and traditional culinary styles. Lovely cosy traditional Scottish welcome and surroundings, with an open fire in the bar area and a great selection of the wee drams. (Dog Friendly)
(http://www.wheatsheaf-swinton.co.uk/)

The Cross Inn, Paxton.

A traditional pub! Tartan fabrics and log burners furnish the bar and dining room, coupled with a lovely warm welcome and atmosphere. Serving real ales, and locally sourced ingredients forge a menu of traditional pub fare, daily specials and a great Sunday lunch!
(http://www.thecrossinn.co.uk/)

Fish, chips and ice-cream anyone?

The award winning fish and chip restaurant, takeaway and ice-cream parllour is a long established, family run and family friendly business. Classically situated next to the herbour in the seaside town of Eyemouth.
(http://www.giacopazzis.co.uk/)

Fine Dining Experience.

Dine in opulent surroundings whether it’s a library bar lunch, dinner or the more formal dining room. With menus overseen by the legendary French chef, Albert Roux. French classical cuisine with a flair and lightness, using locally sourced ingredients a fine wine, whiskey and cognac selection can accompany and complete your meal. Afternoon teas also provided in the library bar or in front of a roaring fire in the Drawing room.
(http://roxburghe-hotel.net/dining/lunch-dinner/)

The Potted Lobster.

Lying on a sweeping beach of white sand and dunes, you will find the hidden gem of the village of Bamburgh, in North Northumberland. The village is dominated by the famous castle, and opposite this spectacular sight you will find the Potted Lobster. An unforgettable dining experience awaits for seafood and meat lovers alike, using locally sources ingredients from the farms and sea. Booking is essential – 01668 214088
(http://www.thepottedlobsterbamburgh.co.uk/)