Where to Eat in Peebles
We have fallen in love with Peebles market town, it has some great places to dine and we have only scratched the surface. we are always on the look-out for where to eat in Peebles on our many visits.
1. The Prince of India (first visit)
We first tried The Prince of India which has an Indian, Bangladeshi menu and the food was superb ( we even went back on a subsequent visit)
lance had the mixed grill which in his words was delicious ( I’ll take his word for that). I had aloo gobi which is cauliflower and potato in Indian curry spices. I also had the mutter Panneer, which is an Indian goats cheese with peas in a rich curry gravy yum yum. Could eat some right now. As accompaniments we had a Peshawar nan, tastily filled with spices and raisins inside nan bread. We had a bottle of Stoneburn wine (Sauvignon blanc) which was a lovely subtle crisp wine which went down well with the spicy food.
Lovely Stoneburn wine crisp and dry !!
Great food but it is a little on the expensive side !! This is the most we have ever paid for an Indian dining experience in the Uk.
2. Mercat View ( second visit and the question again was, where to eat in peebles?
The Mercat view is a semi hidden gem being located next door to the John buchan museum. Getting inspiration from Mr Buchan, you feel you are climbing 39 steps to the restaurant but well worth it. The restaurant has good views over the high street and is very nicely decorated. They support local artists and as a result have some lovely art works displayed on the walls, which we thought was a nice added touch.
Mercat view inside restaurant Peebles town !!
The food was superb, fresh and all home cooked. We started with the Nachos and even these were hand-made so really fresh and a treat from the pre-packaged nachos. I had the vegetable stack as a main and although good, could have had more vegetables than the mostly aubergine, and lack of any other veg !!.But the flavor was there.
Vegetable aubergine Pie tasty !!
My partner had the Steak and Stilton pie with chips and vegetables, which in his words was lorvvvvvelly !!. so I guess it was really very good !! ha ha.
Steak and stilton pie Yum yum !!
To top the night off I had a chocolate brownie, which was lip smacking good and oh so gooey yum yum !!. ooh could eat some now just thinking about it.
Choc Brownie yum Yum !!
3.The county Inn
We are not really into the franchise style pub dining experience, but we decided to try the county Inn as they had a fantastic offer on.
County Inn Hotel peebles town
The offer was so good we forgot to take pictures of food, Oh that and the fact Scotland was playing Poland in the football. The deal was 2 rump steaks, chips and peas for £ 19.99 including a bottle of house white ( we normally pay around that just for the wine). As I am not a fan of rump steak but I do love chips. I ordered a macaroni cheese and as I would normally order chips I didn’t need to. I therefore had the chips and my carnivorous partner ate 2 rump steaks (Henry the 8th anyone ha ha). I also ordered peppercorn sauce to go with the steak and had that on my chips delish!!.
Inside the county inn Peebles town
The waitress did laugh when she came with the dishes and said ” well you guys certainly worked the system”. I thought to myself it’s the Scottish coming out in me. Well I am a Celt even if I am not Scottish. We stayed on after we ate the amazing food, as it was quiz night. In our true style and form, we were awful !. Just glad that we were alone !! oh the peer pressure !
The food was surprisingly Very good and we would definitely go back again.
4 The Tontine hotel
Another place in where to eat in Peebles town was the Tontine, on the outset we thought it maybe a little expensive and we passed it a few times. The Tontine is a lovely hotel and very classy. To look at the hotel itself it is not that inspiring but on entering you feel completely different decorated to a very high, modern standard and is really very plush!!.
The staffs are also very highly trained and sharply dressed ( very dapper). The food was superb!!!. We ordered a wine labelled First Dawn another Sauvignon blanc which was light crisp with gooseberry notes, went down very well.
Beef Lasagne !!
I had the lasagna which and it was cooked to perfection and my partner had the borders beef and Broughton ale pie which was delicious ( I know because I tasted some, yum yum)
5 The oven Door
Last but not least was the Oven door, this is a little hidden Gem of a cafe that we found down one of the allies off the main peebles high street. Very warm and cosy with a real mumzy feel to it.
Superbly decorated with flowers and quaint homely pictures. The old oven bakers door and oven is still in the building and has been polished and blackened to a high standard of the days of old. The atmosphere is very welcoming and was quite busy even though it seemed tucked away.
So if you are looking where to eat in peebles? I hope this helps a little. lip smacking good food !!