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Allanton Inn, Duns, Scottish Borders

Allanton Inn

4.8
4.8
91 Reviews
£26 to £40
Scottish
Sourcing and showcasing local and seasonal produce are the primary focus of the Kitchen team at the Allanton Inn. The Borders is rich in a wide variety of produce from local land and waters, and we are proud of our connections with local farmers where quality is allied to best farming practices.

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2 people

19:00


Booked 2 times today

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    £26 to £40
  • Cuisines
    Scottish
  • Hours of Operation
    Lunch Mon, Thu–Sun 12:00–14:00 Dinner Daily 17:30–20:00
  • Phone number
    01890 818260
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Area
    Duns
  • Parking Details
    Street Parking
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Beer Garden, Cafe, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Outdoor Firepit, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Vegan, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 91 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.7Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Edinburgh/Midlothian

    Best Overall

  • Edinburgh/Midlothian

    Best Food

  • Edinburgh/Midlothian

    Best Service

  • Edinburgh/Midlothian

    Best Value

  • Edinburgh/Midlothian

    Neighbourhood gem

  • Edinburgh/Midlothian

    Scottish

91 Reviews
  1. Veg4me

    London

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Warm welcome, good selection of drinks, varied menu,friendly service.

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  2. MaureenF

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Superb meal great menu. Service first class. Great value for money.

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  3. Bigchipper

    Edinburgh

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely lunch and great value. High quality produce and friendly , attentive service. Nice atmosphere.

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  4. SarahD

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Good was exceptional, all high quality. Excellent range of drinks, including non-alcoholic. Friendly but not intrusive service. Would definitely return.

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  5. Shaun

    Newcastle

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 18 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    As it always is, everything about the Allenton Inn was as good as it gets. Excellent food,service and ambience. We can't wait to go back

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  6. PennyS

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We were looked after very well with appropriately timed & warm service. The ambience is welcoming & spacious, a lovely inn setting. The food was very yummy & good portion sizes. Would definitely recommend .

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  7. OpenTable Diner

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fabulous meal with great service. I also came away better informed as the staff told me all about the Lintlaw honey berries used in my dessert

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  8. RobK

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The ambience, food and service were outstanding! Thank you

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  9. Mateja

    Newcastle

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 7 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent food and atmosphere. Perfect place for a romantic dinner.

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  10. Dave

    Aberdeen

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 6 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Warm friendly Inn with good decor/atmosphere. Very comfortable with good food and service at very reasonable cost. Good selection of beers and wine. Would recommend.

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  11. RuthK

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I could not fault anything from walking through the door to leaving the next morning. The Inn was immaculate, food amazing and the staff were very welcoming and friendly, I would definitely recommend staying here and will we will be going back, superb 😀

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  12. Circler

    Newcastle

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 28 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Everything was excellent. Friendly, helpful staff and good food, at fair prices.

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  13. AshleyC

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 28 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Tasty food choice for all diets , particularly nice variety for veggie & vegan . Good wine list. Thank you

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  14. Goodgrublover

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 19 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Absolute gem! Fab food, service and vibe. Highly recommend!

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  15. KateM

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely lunch - very glad we popped in and will definitely be back for a Sunday lunch

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  16. GillC

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    As ever absolutely brilliant meal and service. Great variety of options on the menu.

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  17. AlanM

    Dumfries and Galloway

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 6 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Really enjoyable experience, many thanks to everyone

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  18. ClaireM

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 5 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Once again fabulous food and service. Made our family get together just perfect! Thank you! So lucky to have this gem of a place right on our door step!

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  19. AndrewD

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 5 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    This was a lovely evening with excellent food and great service - no more than we would expect from the Allanton Inn!! Thank you all so much!

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  20. AllanC

    Glasgow

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 30 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    A lovely simple meal well served and the bar has a great ambiance.

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  21. JackG

    Newcastle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 29 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fantastic from start to finish. Food amazing, staff couldn't have been more helpful.

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  22. EveB

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 28 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A fantastic meal, left a family of five feeling full and satisfied. Saving the pennies for next time!

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  23. JohnF

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 23 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Love the food here. Booked with family who live in Scotland whilst visiting for Xmas. This is the 3rd time we have been for lunch and would always return when in the area.

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  24. Shaun

    Newcastle

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 23 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our first visit to the Allenton Inn and it definitely will not be our last. For us it is everything we could want. Really lovely staff great service and the food was superb. Many thanks to the entire team

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  25. MaryC

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Table for two was in bar and a large party also in bar. Not too noisy for the number of diners. At this time of year views outside do not really matter but in summer a view outside would be good. Food, as always, excellent . Staff pleasant and helpful.

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  26. KairenK

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 8 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    3rd time eating here and it was again fabulous! Great food, great service, highly recommend

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  27. OpenTable Diner

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 22 November 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food and friendly, welcoming service. Nice atmosphere.

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  28. Aileen

    Aberdeen

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 20 November 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent food, innovative cooking and a lovely friendly atmosphere ... and the restaurant is open on Mondays! Love it!!

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  29. ElaineG

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 20 November 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely lunch in a nice setting. Quite busy for a Monday, which is always a good sign.

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  30. DuncB

    Edinburgh

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 19 November 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A deserved winner of all their awards and accolades - a fantastic meal in every respect

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  31. Cate

    Newcastle

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 18 November 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had such a lovely evening. The food was imaginative, beautifully presented and absolutely delicious. The staff were all so friendly and helpful. Lovely ambience. Will definitely be going again soon. Thank you all so much for a lovely evening.

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  32. Tully

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 November 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The best Sunday Lunch I have had ever! It was for my 80th Birthday! Everything was perfect. I had three courses and coffee and all were first class. Thank You. I shall remember it for a long time and may make it a annual event, especially if my Wife continues to pay! Thomas

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  33. SallymayJ

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 4 November 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Very welcoming and friendly staff. The food was excellent. Good value for money. We will be back

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  34. DavidT

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 November 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent menu made it difficult to choose. In the event each dish we picked had interesting combinations of tastes. All were delicious and very nicely presented. Friendly service helped decision making. A relaxed atmosphere mad the whole experience very satisfying.

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  35. MyraW

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 November 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    A warm welcome. Food was served very quickly and efficiently. Was a bit cool in the dining room.

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  36. GraemeB

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 1 November 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Never disappointed eating here. Food is top class, staff are brilliant and the restaurant itself is cosy and welcoming. A must visit for anyone who hasnt been.

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  37. SarahD

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 23 October 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food, friendly service, lovely decor and nice ambiance. Highly recommended.

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  38. ScottM

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 20 October 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food is superb, especially the wonderful steaks, which are as good as any I have ever tasted.

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  39. CarolP

    Inverness

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on 8 October 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent food and service. Good choices and tempting menu which avoids cliche

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  40. JohnM

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 6 October 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Very pleasant service with no fuss. Meal was exceptional and served at a steady pace - no rush to get ready for next customer! Knowing they support local suppliers was an attraction too. Would highly recommend Allanton Inn.

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FAQs

Allanton Inn is rated 4.8 stars by 91 OpenTable diners.

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2 people

19:00


Booked 2 times today
Google Map for Allanton Inn

Main Street, Duns, Scottish Borders TD11 3JZ

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Area
    Duns
  • Hours of Operation
    Lunch Mon, Thu–Sun 12:00–14:00 Dinner Daily 17:30–20:00
  • Price
    £26 to £40
  • Cuisines
    Scottish
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking Details
    Street Parking
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Beer Garden, Cafe, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Outdoor Firepit, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Vegan, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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