Kailzie in the Borders

I survived the most of last week on ginger tea, ibuprofen and decongestants, so our weekend camping plans had to be postponed. But it’s not like us to give up completely! Especially not on the rare Scottish days when we’re graced with cloudless skies and stunning weather. Neither of us visited the Borders properly yet, so we headed out South for a drive in the lazy sunshine.

We planned a whole day driving around in the countryside, but the first stop had to be Kailzie Gardens near Peebles, or more precisely their restaurant, with brunch and cake on our minds.

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My first impression was that the whole place is Pinterest worthy.

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What blew my mind were the cake options. Their plum and frangipane tart completely wiped any and all memories of brunch that I may have had. I can’t even!  Just mouthwatering. I was so in awe, I completely forgot to take pictures. With a pot of tea, it was pure bliss. I must find a recipe! They sell pan-sized take-home versions of this cake in their farm shop, The Larder, which was a very dangerous discovery indeed. I could just about resist – I could have eaten the whole thing in one go and no-one needs that many calories in a single sitting.

The Kailzie Gardens Restaurant is open Wed-Sunday with access to the gardens around for a £4.50 fee. You could head there for soup and a sandwich (and cake!), and then go for a wander in the grounds to walk it off. It also looked like a fantastic events venue too, especially in the summer.

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The Restaurant does monthly seasonal dinner nights, which is definitely something I will keep an eye out for. I have a feeling that their cooking prowess would shine on their evening menu, and the drive down and the beautiful setting alone would make it worth the short trip South to experience something different. So stay tuned for more Kailzie stories!

Kailzie in the Borders
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