This fairytale castellated country house is within a stone’s throw of Edinburgh – near enough to enjoy a pleasant trip for a romantic gourmet meal…yet just far enough to justify a night away if you feel like it! With new owners in residence (2019) Cringletie is entering a new chapter, building on its fine reputation and looking to a bright future.
Awarded 2 AA Rosettes, one of only two restaurants in the Scottish Borders with this accolade, Gourlay is Head Chef here. Local to the Peebles district he is delighted to take the helm in this prestigious kitchen and warmly invites you to sample his creations such as their fabulous and popular Sunday lunches (pictured), personally carved at your table, from noon – 3pm. Always with a choice of two roasts, plus other menu specials, we opted for the prime roast of Scottish beef with all the trimmings, skilfully cooked and thoroughly enjoyed! Our starters of Trio of Salmon and Nori Wrapped Duck Terrine were also a great success. We only managed one dessert between us however somehow I managed to find room for a tasty petit four!!
Working with fresh produce, much grown in the hotel’s walled garden, Cringletie focusses on locally available, quality ingredients to produce well presented dishes where taste and flavour are paramount. The dining room ambience is delightful and there are beautiful drawing rooms and cocktail/whisky bar to withdraw to with your coffee. They also serve traditional afternoon teas to tempt you.
This is a stunning place to visit, and indeed has even appeared in a movie or two! They will arrange all you require for a wonderfully romantic wedding or celebration, indeed wedding parties can even have exclusive use if they wish. Cringletie can proudly take its place alongside the finest in Britain.