A day spent exploring around our beautiful region will definitely whet the appetite for some delicious local food and drink.
From cosy pub lunches to award winning pies, seasonal hampers to fish and chips by the harbour, we have some of the finest food producers in the country on our doorstep and something for everyone to enjoy. Here are just some of some of our favourites.
THE RIVERSIDE BAKEHOUSE
Abbey St. Bathans
The Riverside Bakehouse is a small bakery and cafe located in rural hamlet of Abbey St Bathans near Duns.
Handcrafted small batches of slowly fermented sourdough bread made in a time honoured way using the power of the wild yeasts. The Cafe also offers a range of delicious seasonal cakes, soups and salads with focus on local produce.
Autumn / Winter Hours: Friday-Sunday 10.00 AM – 4.00 PM
THE ALLANTON INN
Set in the centre of the peaceful conservation village of Allanton, The Allanton Inn is a charming coaching inn dating from the eighteenth century. Delicious, seasonal local food and award winning local produce.
Champions of fine local Borders produce such as Preston Farm Beetroot and Standhill Tomatoes from Denholm. Local farmer, butcher & friend, Adam, supplies pork products from Reivers Foods. Organic free range eggs, freshly laid two miles away at Edington Mains, and honey from the Robson family at the Chain Bridge Honey Farm. Fresh fish is caught or landed locally at Eyemouth and delivered daily. We make our own bread daily using flour milled locally at Heatherslaw Mill. We have a good selection of Northumbrian and Scottish Cheeses to choose from. Our desserts are all home-made although we do source the best award winning ice cream from Giacopazzis in Eyemouth.
Our award winning Fish & Chip Restaurant, Takeaway and Ice Cream Parlour is a long established, family run and family friendly business. Classically situated next to the harbour in the seaside town of Eyemouth. All of our ice cream and sorbet is made fresh each day on the premises and on any given day we have a wide range of both traditional and original flavours.
Our ice cream and sorbet can be served in a wide variety of cones, tubs, or dishes, topped with a fantastic selection of toppings and sauces or even turned in to a fabulous ice cream dessert or sundae. When you visit, you can choose to simply enjoy your favourite flavour in a cone or treat yourself to a classic 99, a memorable slider or a jaw dropping Knickerbocker Glory!
JIM CLARK CAFÉ & BISTRO
17 Market Street
Enjoy breakfast, Lunch, Coffees, Teas and delicious home baked scones and cakes – the perfect place to make a pitstop as you start or finish the Jim Clark Trail. Jim Clark Café Bistro has become locally renowned as the place to eat and drink in Duns.
With carefully chosen items from small artisan Italian producers and an impressive selection of Scottish foods and unique items you won’t find in the supermarkets, our new range provides you with a deli shopping experience that’s unique in Eyemouth.
Nestled in a corner of Oblo Restaurant, we now have a hand-picked range of gorgeous food and drink products for you to browse when visiting or while you dine!
Our hampers make a superb gift come ready made or they can be tailored from our deli range to your bespoke requests.
St Abbs St Abbs Harbour
Ebbcarrs friendly run café located on the harbour front in the picturesque fishing village of St Abbs. Serving local seafood, light lunches soup and sandwiches.
Open 10am- 4pm (November-Easter) Closed Monday’s
Open 10am-5pm (Easter- October) 7 days a week
Jarvis Pickle manufacture award winning pies in Eyemouth, you can buy them here at the Food Store along with many other local and speciality products.
Good food from the Scottish Borders. We make pies and we’ve been told they’re pretty tasty – traditional meat, fish, vegetarian and vegan filled pastry pockets.
We’ve won 30 British Pie Awards in our three years attending. Including Champion Fish Class 2018 with our Cullen Skink Pie, Best Meat Pie Scotland 2018 with our Pork and Blue Cheese Pie, Champion Vegetarian Class 2019 with our Spinach, Goat Cheese and Sweet Potato Pie and Champion Steak and Kidney 2020 with our Steak and Kidney Pie. We’ve also got Great Taste Awards for our Vegan Mushroom and Chestnut with Truffle Oil Pie, Pork and Blue Cheese Pie, Venison, Port & Redcurrant Pie and Cullen Skink Pie.
We have something for everyone from organic meats to vegan goods and a wide range of gluten free products. We are licensed and stock beer from several regional brewers, a range of craft gins, a selection of quality whisky and more.
THE BLACK BULL
Black Bull Street
This family run 200-year-old hotel is well worth seeking out. The cosy wood panelled bar is popular with locals while the lounge is well suited to families. The restaurant specialises in fresh local sourced produce and has an intimate, relaxed and candlelit atmosphere. The secluded beer garden has a gazebo and play area and can be enjoyed during the summer. The bedrooms are named after local historical figures.
NOTE: No food on Mondays or on winter Sundays
THE SPOTTY DOG
3 High Street
Dedicated to supplying a fantastic range of local, seasonal and organic produce alongside continental specialities. Now with fine wines, beers and spirits alongside fabulous hampers.