The Sunflower Restaurant

The Sunflower Restaurant


0.5 miles
4 Bridgegate, Peebles, EH45 8RZ
The Sunflower Restaurant can be found just off the historic Northgate in the beautiful Borders town of Peebles. Over the last nine years it has flourished under the loving ownership of Val and Andrew Brunton to become a local dining institution with many devoted followers. Locals and visitors alike appreciate the welcoming, laid-back atmosphere, excellent wines and exciting menus that tempt and tease the palate. Whether a romantic meal for two or group celebration, you'll find a relaxed atmosphere owed to an uncomplicated design of simple wooden tables offset by low lighting and an array of interesting photographs that adorn the walls.

Passionate about ingredients and full-on flavours, owner Val cannot hide her love of good food. Travelling has become a source of inspiration as she talks to chefs from around the world about taste and produce, before bringing her new found knowledge back home to Peebles. Then, with a sprinkling of culinary magic, adds her own twist and flair to excellent locally sourced, seasonal ingredients. The restaurant offers coffee, home baking and tasty lunches, but we sampled the dinner menu. I chose a mascarpone cheesecake with herb salad and red onion marmalade (£6.95), while my partner opted for spicy fish cakes, brimming with flavour and served with a chilli dip (£7.95). The cheesecake was hot and light and contrasted beautifully with the zingy marmalade. I soon made short work of tender pan-fried duck with an Oriental parcel and sweet plum sauce (£13.95), while my partner went for rack of lamb with rich, fragrant red wine and rosemary gravy served with roasted vegetables (£15.95). Puddings of baked chocolate mousse with wild raspberry sorbet and sticky toffee pudding with butterscotch sauce (£5 each) rounded off the meal in sweet style.

If you can't wait until your next visit, you can always buy some Sunflower goodies such as red onion marmalade or their special salad dressing to take home with you. Inspiration can also be found in their own cookbook, soon to be released in a vegetarian edition.
+4The Sunflower Restaurant
Open: Coffee: Mon-Sat 10am-11.30am; Lunch: Mon-Sat noon-3pm; Dinner: Thurs-Sat 6pm-9pm

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