Carfraemill, Lauder TD2 6RA, UK
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CarfraemillA family-run restaurant nestled into the Lammermuir Hills, the award-winning Carfraemill makes use of the many ingredients from the fertile Scottish Borders. Cheese and ice cream come from local dairies, while meat, haggis, black pudding, and sausages are sourced from regional farms. The fish is freshly caught from the Eye Water, the wild rabbit hunted on moorland, and the red berries grown under the Border sun. The restaurant’s “farm-to-fork” ethos is particularly evident in such dishes as local estate pheasant casserole with oat-nut crumble topping, and Peelham Farm pork meatballs with haggis mash.
When dining here, guests can choose between three distinct areas: the cozy Bistro, with a roaring fireplace; the sunny Conservatory & Terrace, with views of the local landscape; and Jo’s Kitchen, a proper farmhouse kitchen that’s particularly family-friendly. Should you wish to make a night of it, Carfraemill also features 10 attractive guest rooms and two self-catering cottages.