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Lemon & Thyme Restaurant

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Polish, Seafood, Scottish
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Lunch, Dinner
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  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
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Reviewed 28 July 2022 via mobile

Poor show, booked this restaurant over a month ago and only found out by accident it was closed. Luckily we managed to get booked in elsewhere, but no contact from them at all

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed 14 July 2022

Booked a table a couple of weeks ago via their website, and received an automated reminder emails three days ago. However, on arriving at the restaurant yesterday evening, found it closed. No explanation, and no response to a phone call. Very disappointing. Their website no...longer takes table bookings, but there are no other indications that the restaurant is not open.More

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed 10 June 2022 via mobile

Inventive menu, delicious, well balanced food. One of the nicest meals out we've had in ages - and we eat out a lot! Pigeon tacos delicious. Duck and Lamb main courses wonderful. Almond tart well worth a nibble. Super friendly service. Great, reasonably priced wine...list. Highly recommend - wish we lived closer.More

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed 31 May 2022

We came on the Friday evening for dinner and a couple of cocktails. We returned the next night with friends for drinks (we already had dinner booked elsewhere - but wish we had eaten here again!). Really lovely staff, excellent food and lovely cocktails. The...4 of us can't wait to return next year.More

Date of visit: April 2022
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Reviewed 18 May 2022 via mobile

Innovative menu design, changing regions every 3 to 4 months. Well-presented dishes, but rather uncommitted flavour-wise. For example, the duck piripiri was very tasty, but under flavoured. Prices a little high. Decor needs addressing, but the potential for this place is amazing. Go for it...please....All the talent is there.More

Date of visit: May 2022
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Reviewed 13 May 2022 via mobile

Excellent restaurant, by far the best restaurant we ate in, and well worth it's place as number one on the Kelso restaurants list.

Date of visit: May 2022
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Reviewed 10 May 2022 via mobile

We are here due to the reviews. Food was very good and service was reasonable. It has a reasonable wine selection Deserves it rating as best in Kelso

Date of visit: April 2022
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Reviewed 6 May 2022

We had a delightful evening at this restaurant with very pleasant service. The cuisine is Portuguese - Moroccan fusion and works really well. We both enjoyed the monkfish tagine to start, which was served in a flatbread, followed by peri peri duck and lamb cutlets...with quinoa salad (all delicious) and lychee and rosewater ice cream (a bit overwhelming) and orange and almond tart for dessert. It came a very close second to the Night Safe in Hawick as best dinner of our holiday. The bill was really reasonable as well.More

Date of visit: April 2022
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Reviewed 4 May 2022

Excellent food and service - really interesting, imaginative fusion menu perfectly prepared. We both chose the shakshua to start - very tasty indeed - then duck piri piri and lamb cutlets both excellent. Desserts also very good. Only caveat is that the the restaurant is...rather dark and decor tired. White walls would cheer it up greatly with the odd picture! But that’s only a suggestion.. Service was friendly, prompt and efficient.More

Date of visit: May 2022
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Reviewed 9 April 2022

I’ll keep it brief,as life is busy! Absolutely outstanding food! Do yourself a favour and book a table. I have eaten out all over Scotland but to have this on my doorstep is awesome!

Date of visit: April 2022
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Reviewed 19 March 2022

What a meal this was! The restaurant changes its menu every 3 months and focusses on a different area/country every change. And they try to source ingredients from wherever the inspiration comes from. The current is a Mexican-inspired menu, and it is just superb. VERY...imaginative, perfectly cooked. Good wine list. Excellent service.More

Date of visit: March 2022
Helpful?5  
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Reviewed 9 February 2022 via mobile

Wonderful food - menu choice made it difficult to make a decision. In the end could not have been happier and each one of us had beautiful food

Date of visit: February 2022
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Reviewed 6 February 2022 via mobile

Great fine dining experience in the borders. The menu changes theme regularly. Friendly, knowledgeable servers. Highly recommend.

Date of visit: February 2022
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Reviewed 20 January 2022

Booked for a meal on my 60th birthday. It was their first night back after the New Year and we wondered if it would be busy due to this. We were wrong, a very quiet January Monday night, but the food was fantastic. Two different...starters, both cooked to perfection and two Duck mains. Probably the best cooked duck I have ever eaten out! Unusually we both had room for dessert, Churros to die for and a scrumptious Selkirk Bannock. We shall definitely be back! Thank you to all the team.More

Date of visit: January 2022
Helpful?5  
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Reviewed 20 January 2022 via mobile

I had an amazing meal at Lemon & Thyme with my 2 girlfriends! The food was just divine, not only the taste but also the presentation of it was just wonderful. My 2 girlfriends had some amazing cocktails, as I don’t drink I asked for...a mocktails, gosh what a treat! The service was probably the best I have ever had! We will definitely be back!More

Date of visit: January 2022
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Lemon & Thyme Restaurant is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5