The Blackadder Bar & Restaurant

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42 reviews
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£26 to £40
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Set in the heart of the historic border town of Greenlaw. In Berwickshire by the foothills of the Lammermuir Hills, just 38 miles from Edinburgh. This former hotel takes its name from the local river: Blackadder Water. Recently refurbished and given new life as a restaurant and bar. The Blackadder Bar and Restaurant welcomes you to enjoy delicious local produce in a stylish new venue. Here at the Theatre of Food and Drink, we want our fine food to take centre stage. Supported by a cast of carefully-selected wines, quality beers and a wide selection of spirits, presented to you in chic. Comfortable surroundings.
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AL
Edinburgh
2 reviews
Dined on 21 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service and food was delicious would highly recommend

AL
Edinburgh
3 reviews
Dined on 14 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Another lovely meal had quiet a few meals never had a complaint about any of them. Great ambiance in restaurant afterwards they had a race night even managed a wee win 😁

B
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 13 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We enjoyed it so much we went back for a second night. It is lovely

AL
Edinburgh
3 reviews
Dined on 24 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a fantastic meal service was excellent all staff very friendly great prices. The entertainment was 1st class to finish of a great night with friends

SN
1 review
Dined on 4 August 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great service, lovely food, generous portions. Would highly recommend you pay a visit.

CR
1 review
Dined on 19 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Just moved into town and first time visit. Food was lovely . Dog slept under the table. All was good

SH
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 15 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First class service, great food. Well worth a trip :-)

AG
1 review
Dined on 25 May 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Although the quality of the food was good, I was somewhat disappointed. I got the haddock and asked for veg instead of chips. I got mangetout and green beans and that was it, didn’t even get the peas which was standard with the chips, a wee bit stingy for the price. The pudding again was nice although a bit sickly, it was supposed to be chocolate fondue cake with white chocolate delice, but it was covered in chocolate sauce with a small blob of chocolate ice cream on the top! I didn’t query this as the waiter was so polite and I would only complain if I was really unhappy with the overall experience.

L
Lancashire
2 reviews
Dined on 9 May 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

Five of us enjoyed an evening meal at the Blackadder last week. Between us we had two different starters and four different main courses - all were very good. The food was of high quality, well prepared, nicely presented and portion sizes were generous. We stayed on for the monthly quiz, which was good fun, and we were made to feel welcome by both staff and locals. If we were in the area again, we would happily return. Thank you.

LR
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 4 May 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Friendly atmosphere. Good food and excellent service by young locals.

KS
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 13 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely lovely meal, even though it was very busy, the food arrived quickly and piping hot. Staff were very cheerful and helpful. Can't wait to go back.

Definitely recommend

BM
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 13 April 2019
Overall 5food 3service 4ambience 5

Everything was fine except my burger it had no taste at all. Everything else was lovely and tasty.

CB
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 31 March 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

The food was excellent and all staff very pleasant. We have been before and have always enjoyed it.

JA
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 16 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great staff. Great food. Also had Sunday lunch and it was fabulous. Compliments to the staff and the chef.

L
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 9 March 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 4

The menu and setting were so promising but it didn’t live up to our expectations. The food wasn’t good- my pastry was raw. I complained and no one spoke to me about it. Once our plates were cleared, we didn’t see our server again.

SH
Edinburgh
6 reviews
Dined on 7 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went shopping and thought on the way home call at the blackadder

LH
Edinburgh
2 reviews
Dined on 1 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beautiful, tasty food everytime we've visited.
Always a warm, polite, professional welcome from the staff.
Restaurant quality food at pub prices.
Yum.

SH
Edinburgh
6 reviews
Dined on 20 February 2019
Overall 5food 3service 5ambience 5

The special my husband had was lovely the venison, I had fish and chips the batter was a bit wishy washy left most of my dinner. The starter was spot on perfect i think future starter for starters and main course

PR
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 1 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent food and service. Bit chilly but it was a cold night!!!

BE
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 25 January 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

Booked table for myself and 3 friends. Was expecting a fairly quiet evening. How wrong were we? We had fallen lucky to a Burns night menu and live music. The place was very busy which made for a wonderful atmosphere. Staff couldn't have been friendlier. Very modern but warm decor. Will definitely be back.

SH
Edinburgh
6 reviews
Dined on 25 January 2019
Overall 5food 3service 5ambience 4

As always a good night with my husband at the blackadder inn it was burns night so a set menu very nice to much black pudding in the chicken also the black pudding had no taste but other than spot on

LH
Edinburgh
2 reviews
Dined on 28 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A very well presented pub with well presented, well priced food.

SW
Edinburgh
2 reviews
Dined on 11 November 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

An enjoyable lunch with excellent service This is a return visit

DR
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on 11 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

Service was slow as there was only two staff on serving and working on the Bar but the food was brilliant

GP
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 27 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is a lovely please to eat. Modern decoration. Lovely staff and food has always been tasty,good portion size and price compares with other resturants that do fresh food

MD
1 review
Dined on 26 October 2018
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

A nice place to come to eat and have a drink. The service was friendly and efficient and the food was good.

JW
Edinburgh
3 reviews
Dined on 20 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Another fabulous meal, great place and super staff. Can’t recommend enough.

B
1 review
Dined on 13 October 2018
Overall 4food 2service 4ambience 5

Overall a very nice place, had been a few times previously and no complaints whatsoever. However on this occasion I was quite unhappy with the food I ordered. The chicken smelt and tasted really bad. My friend tasted it and agreed it tasted off. I mentioned to the waitress who spoke to the chef who in turn said that it had been marinated in vinegar and something else, giving it the odd taste. I don't understand why chicken would be marinated in vinegar??? To me it just smelled and tasted bad. Anyway I asked for just a salad after this, which was perfectly nice and a good portion. I was not charged for my meal.

CC
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 23 September 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We had a lovely lunch, hadn't been in for a while but glad we went back :)

JW
Edinburgh
3 reviews
Dined on 8 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Another fabulous meal at the Blackadder, can’t recommend enough. Great service from staff who were very busy. Thank you.

D
1 review
Dined on 26 August 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

All round very good, the only thing lacking for me is a lack or a proper IPA beer like tempest or Stuart brewing.

ZK
1 review
Dined on 16 August 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Really lovely homemade pub food. Staff were friendly and kind.

SW
Edinburgh
2 reviews
Dined on 25 July 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

friendly welcome and atmosphere. good food and service. An enjoyable evening.

GP
Edinburgh
2 reviews
Dined on 23 June 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Lovely modern bar and restaurant. Staff lovely and helpful. Food was lovely and price is within keeping with other resturants like this.

SA
1 review
Dined on 10 June 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

Very expensive, and not worth the money. Food was ok, but certainly not worth what they charge. More like Edinburgh prices.

SA
1 review
Dined on 18 May 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

This is the second time we’ve been here and the chef has changed, however we were not disappointed. Food was well presented and very tasty and the waitress was very attentive. Would recommend

SH
Edinburgh
6 reviews
Dined on 12 May 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I was very happy with the service also I had a special request which worked out really well. My daughter and her husband were well impressed

SH
Edinburgh
6 reviews
Dined on 25 April 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Booked the blackadder inn as I have been there before but this was for my husbands birthday and I asked for something to be brought to the table after our meal, a glass of single malt whiskey which did happen the the waiter kept me in touch and checking when we were ready Andrew the waiter was very helpful polite and good service by him. My husband was surprised with his birthday surprise. Thank you for a good night

JW
Edinburgh
3 reviews
Dined on 14 April 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely place with pleasant, attentive and friendly staff. Varied menu with a daily specials board ( which is unfortunately almost impossible to read from the tables). Meal and wine was excellent and will certainly return.

SH
Edinburgh
6 reviews
Dined on 1 April 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very good service good food clean restaurant, staff listens and chatt you are never rushed

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