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Allanton Inn, Duns, Scottish Borders

Allanton Inn

4.8
4.8
109 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

11:30 PM


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 pm–2:00 pm Dinner Daily 5:30 pm–8:00 pm
  • Phone number
    01890 818260
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Neighborhood
    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 109 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
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.7Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Edinburgh/Midlothian

    Best Overall

  • Edinburgh/Midlothian

    Best Food

  • Edinburgh/Midlothian

    Best Service

  • Edinburgh/Midlothian

    Best Value

  • Edinburgh/Midlothian

    Good for business meals

  • Edinburgh/Midlothian

    Good for business meals

  • Edinburgh/Midlothian

    Neighborhood gem

  • Edinburgh/Midlothian

    Great for outdoor dining

  • Edinburgh/Midlothian

    Scottish

109 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful dining experience as always. Consistently great food and service looking forward to our next visit.

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  2. OpenTable Diner

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We thoroughly enjoyed our lunch and hope to return

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  3. OpenTable Diner

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Beautiful sunny day so ate outside in lovely large garden looking out on open countryside. Food was excellent ( lunch) and service was great; we were served by a lovely lady who was bright and jolly. I’ll certainly be back again. Added bonus, the garden is v dog friendly.

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  4. GaryR

    Edinburgh

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent country Inn. Food was excellent as was the service. Its not the first time I've been and definitely won't be the last.

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  5. MaryC

    Edinburgh

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 7, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Always excellent, I was not feeling very well but it did not interfere with the meal. My husband needed to eat and he enjoyed his food as always. Always a friendly welcome and no rush to finish.

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  6. Fishoutofwater

    Seattle

    13 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on April 29, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Service was excellent. Venison burger was dry, battered fish was more batter than fish.

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  7. Loulou

    London

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 29, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Food was fantastic. Haddock was super fresh & so lightly battered. Good value wine too. 2 main courses, 2 desserts & carafe of wine - £66. Brilliant value. Highly recommend.

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  8. OpenTable Diner

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 28, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Absolutely outstanding food and service at the Allanton Inn Went for a birthday meal and were extremely impressed with the food and the fantastic customer service Highly recommend to anyone

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  9. AlanM

    London

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on April 22, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My first visit to the Allanton Inn. Lovely food, great local beers and friendly service. Will definitely be coming back next time I’m in the Borders.

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  10. NickF

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 22, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Food was excellent there was just too much for us to eat even though it was meant to be a sharing plate. Lovely lady Steph, served us very friendly

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  11. NicolaB

    Edinburgh

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 21, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Extensive range on the menu. Excellent quality, locally sourced food. Friendly efficient service . Great ambience. The best in the eastern part of the Borders.

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  12. Haggis

    Dumfries and Galloway

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Country Inn, small and well run, service very good, staff friendly and informative, food excellent.

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  13. RobertP

    Yorkshire

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We have been coming the Inn 3 or 4 times a year for the last 4 years It has always been great and our destination restaurant when we are near

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  14. paulS

    Cumbria

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 29, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Ww biked there, the staff were great , the pub was vibrant, and the food was great

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  15. OpenTable Diner

    Newcastle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We're new to the area but we have been here quite a few times and always take visitors. Everything is so lovely about this place. Food, staff, cleanliness, professionalism, friendly and so much more. We'll continue our visits and can't wait until the next time. Don't miss out!!!

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  16. Mona

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 21, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    First and third course excellent, main failed to excite, otherwise a very nice place to have lunch.

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  17. OpenTable Diner

    Edinburgh

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on March 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Absolutely fabulous meal with lovely friends. Great service. Superb service.

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  18. Mags3886

    Yorkshire

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Love this place. Can't fault anytime we've been. Staff are great. Food delicious.

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  19. Veg4me

    London

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on February 24, 2024

    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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  20. MaureenF

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 24, 2024

    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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  21. Bigchipper

    Edinburgh

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 23, 2024

    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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  22. SarahD

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 19, 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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  23. Shaun

    Newcastle

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 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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  24. PennyS

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 17, 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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  25. OpenTable Diner

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 16, 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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  26. RobK

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 16, 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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  27. Mateja

    Newcastle

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 7, 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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  28. Dave

    Aberdeen

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 6, 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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  29. RuthK

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 3, 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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  30. Circler

    Newcastle

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 28, 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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  31. AshleyC

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 28, 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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  32. Goodgrublover

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 19, 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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  33. KateM

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 18, 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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  34. GillC

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 12, 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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  35. AlanM

    Dumfries and Galloway

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 6, 2024

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

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  36. ClaireM

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 5, 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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  37. AndrewD

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 5, 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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  38. AllanC

    Glasgow

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 30, 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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  39. JackG

    Newcastle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 29, 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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  40. EveB

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 28, 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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FAQs

Allanton Inn is rated 4.8 stars by 109 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

11:30 PM


Booked 2 times today
Google Map for Allanton Inn

Main Street, Duns, Scottish Borders TD11 3JZ

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Neighborhood
    Duns
  • Hours of operation
    Lunch Mon, Thu–Sun 12:00 pm–2:00 pm Dinner Daily 5:30 pm–8:00 pm
  • 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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