Coming up smelling of roses...
If Provender is full, here are three more top-draw Melrose restaurants that are worth taking a look at, says local foodie
This family-run hidden gem is in the Michelin guide and is part of the Slow Food Scotland Alliance. www. seasonsborders.co.uk
Open since 2015, this pared-back, stylish, whitewashed gastropub does wonderfully healthy and ambitious dishes. www.thehoebridge.com
Whether in the restaurant or the bar, good traditional dishes make this towncentre hotel a perennial Melrose favourite. www.burtshotel.co.uk