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We have added details of a great way to serve Venison Tenderloin Fillets on the Recipe page.....just to give you some ideas.
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CHAPTERS BISTRO - Gattonside
FLOORS CASTLE TERRACE CAFE - Kelso
HAMMOND CHARCUTERIE - Eyemouth
J. WADDELL & SON (FISH) - Eyemouth
You will find descriptions and full contact details for our new Network members in the Who Makes It? and Who Sells It? areas of this website
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Why not treat yourself or your family to a sensational local meal made from fabulous Scottish Borders produce?
The Scottish Borders is a land of rolling hills, farmland and rugged coast, and the area produces some of the most delicious food in the country. You can sample it at one of the many excellent pubs, cafes and hotels listed on this website, but if eating at home is more your thing, then why not have your own celebration using some of the stunning produce available from the Scottish Borders Food Network members listed on this website?
Scottish Borders Food Network members all have a commitment to producing, using and showcasing the world class food which comes from this stunning part of Scotland. You can find out more about the producers, places to eat local food, and Farmers Markets in the area by clicking on the links above or on the left.
SCOTTISH BORDERS FOOD & DRINK DIRECTORY
Newly launched and FREE to pick up and take home!
A 32 page guide to over 90 Scottish Borders food and drink producers, suppliers, cafes and restaurants - PLUS great recipes to try, features and delightful images. Borders Food and Drink have worked in conjunction with Borders Events to produce this brilliant guide - anywhere you would normally pick up your copy of 'What's On', you will find a copy of the Directory. If you are not in the area to find a copy - you can also download from this site by going to Food Trails and Recipes by clicking on the tab above
Enjoy the Directory and we hope it will lead you to trying lots of new food and drink from the Scottish Borders - and eating out at some of our great hotels, restaurants and cafes.
HAVE YOU TRIED CHAPTERS BISTRO IN GATTONSIDE - NEAR MELROSE?
Roger and Bea took over Chapters in April 2015. This informal restaurant is a ten minute walk from Melrose over the picturesque chain bridge, in the centre of Gattonside village.
Choose from a selection of fresh fish from Eyemouth or excellent Scottish Border beef and lamb, all sourced locally. Everything is made on the premises - bread, ice creams, shortbread, oatcakes. Also on the menu are Roger's own-cured meats and fish. The ingredients are always in season, from the daily caught fish to vegetables and fruit brought in by the local greengrocers. There is a set menu with 2 courses at £13.45 as well as a Staples Menu where you can choose from different options including char-grilled meat, poultry, game and fish as well as an always changing Specials Blackboard. There really is something for everyone!
Main Street, Gattonside, Melrose TD6 9NP
Tel: 01896 823217
You can find out more about this award winning hotel and restaurant via the Who Sells It? pages on this website - just click on Eastern.....and it will take you there!
PEEBLES FARMERS MARKET
The Farmers Market runs every Saturday from 10 am until 3 pm with an array of fresh and unique local produce available to try and to buy - direct from the makers. You will find the Farmers Market on the High Street outside the Eastgate Theatre (where you can also get a good cup of coffee or tea!).
Scottish Borders - a traditional larder
Robert Burns spoke of southern Scotland as a ‘land o’ cakes’ - his reference was not to any sweet confection but plain oatcakes and barley bannocks, baked on an iron girdle over the fire. Wheat wasn’t really grown in the Borders until the late18th century, as oats and barley were more reliable crops - so wheat flour for bread was a later introduction to daily fare.
Whilst we still enjoy oatcakes today, the barley bannock has now disappeared. It was made by heating milk with a knob of butter and a pinch of salt, adding the barley flour until it swelled into a pliable dough. The bannock was baked until thin and crispy, with a slightly moist centre, and eaten hot.
The yeasted wheat Selkirk bannock reputedly made its first appearance around 1859, deliciously incorporating sugar, spices, and dried fruit. Queen Victoria is said to have enjoyed Selkirk bannock on a visit to Abbotsford House in 1867, after which the demand for these succulent, sultana-stuffed breads soared. It endures as a delicious Scottish Borders delicacy – whether eaten fresh or toasted, warmed and spread with butter – or made into a delicious variation of standard bread and butter pudding.