Iconic Borders Hotel Receives AA Rosette for Riverside Restaurant

Under the direction of Head Chef Peter Carr, the Riverside Restaurant in Kelso’s Ednam House Hotel, has been awarded a highly coveted AA Rosette. This is a tremendous achievement for the hotel, Peter who only joined the hotel a year ago, and his talented brigade of chefs.

As Head Chef, Peter has exceptional skills, passion and ambition gleaned from some of the leading chefs he has worked with including Heston Blumenthal. In his menus he combines his experimental and inspired techniques with the wonderful fresh produce available in the Scottish Borders. In receiving this AA Rosette, the Ednam House’s entire food and beverage team have clearly shown that they maintain very high standards, consistency, precision in cooking and make use of only quality ingredients.

On hearing that they had secured this their first rosette Peter said: “We are delighted to receive this accolade from one of the most influential hotel representatives, the AA. It demonstrates that the common goal of excellence and innovation, adopted by the entire team, has been both successful and recognised.

“In terms of our menu, we are all passionate about using local produce and seasonal ingredients wherever possible, and there is certainly no shortage of such here in the Borders. It is a joy to take classic recipes and give them a modern twist using lamb, beef and game from local farms and estates. In addition to this, we also have access to our own Pedigree beef herd on the Tedsmore Estate, Shropshire.”

Currently, the a la carte menu in the Riverside Restaurant includes such delicacies as starter of pan fried rabbit with blood orange jelly and a main course of roast loin of venison with beetroot and blackberry sauce. In addition the lounge bar is open for lunch and dinner seven days a week, providing an extensive range of quality bar meals, and traditional Scottish afternoon tea is served daily with sandwiches, scones, cakes.

Ednam House Hotel is part of the Robert Parker Collection of Hotels, which also includes Dalhousie Castle near Edinburgh, Doxford Hall and Eshott Hall in Northumberland, and The Wordsworth Hotel in the Lake District. Testament to the quality of food, and attention to detail throughout this portfolio each hotel has a minimum of a one AA Rosette restaurant.
Bill Kilday, General Manager of Ednam House, says:

“Ednam House is a fabulous property in a beautiful location on the banks of the River Tweed. Our aim is to provide our guests with a combination of memorable dining with the highest levels of service, and the restaurant is open daily to both residents and non-residents, providing a variety of menus throughout the day.

“We are delighted that Ednam House has been awarded this esteemed accolade under Peter’s direction. It is thoroughly deserved, and we look forward to continuing to build on our growing reputation for fine dining and pioneering cuisine.”

The Hotel itself was restored to its former glory in 2014 and is now one of the leading establishments in the Scottish Borders, acting as an impressive wedding/banqueting venue and regularly hosting events from the prestigious Northumbrian Music Festival. For more information about Ednam House please visit www.ednamhouse.com or call 01573 224168.

Editor’s Notes
Ednam House is a former 18th Century Georgian Mansion located on the banks of the River Tweed in the centre of Kelso
It was built as a mansion by James Dickson a Kelso lad who had returned to his hometown after making his fortune in the Spice trade.
The property has 33 guest bedrooms.
There are three acres of landscaped garden overlooking the river Tweed.
The Hotel has a ballroom, restaurant overlooking the river Tweed and Cocktail Bar which serves bar meals.
Ednam House also has its own smoker.

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