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“Good food but poor service”
Review of The Contented Vine

The Contented Vine
Ranked #2 of 36 Restaurants in Kelso
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Italian, Mediterranean, Scottish
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, After-hours, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, After-hours, Reservations
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A group of 8 of us visiting the area booked to go to this restaurant on a Sunday evening there is a large parking area at the front but when we arrived at 6.45pm it was full.
The decor is pleasant, one of my party heard someone say they were short staffed and as we were a large group we expected a delay.
The lighting makes it hard to read the menu and the background music was something unidentifiable and tinny.
The food was lovely, the main courses of spaghetti/pasta are filling, several of us had a spaghetti with smoked salmon and samphire which we all enjoyed. My husband had a trio of fish which looked good.
Unfortunately the disjointed service was not great and both the waitresses were sullen, not a smile passed their lips, such a shame as we all commented to each other about it.
Food was a positive, customer service experience a negative. Hope they were just having an off day.

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1  Thank MrsKF
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Wide choice of food freshly cooked and well presented. The surroundings are very tasteful and comfortable. The only criticism is that the mood lighting makes it very difficult to read the menu.

2  Thank David T
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is a lovely place to eat whilst you are in Kelso. I would definitely recommend the food here.

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1  Thank scottoshearer
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Reviewed 15 May 2018 via mobile

We were not going to eat here as we initially thought it would be to much of a fine dining establishment. However we happened to walk past and read their menu board and realised that it was just the type of eatery we enjoyed. .
We each chose a pasta dish. My smoked salmon and prawn pasta was lovely, positively full of fish.
Would recommend paying a visit, good food, friendly staff and good atmosphere.

2  Thank Elaine T
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Reviewed 6 May 2018 via mobile

We visited the Contented Vine on Friday 4th May. The Service was first class and all 3 courses for all 4 of us was first class. The atmosphere was also perfect.
We will be back next time we are in Kelso.

3  Thank KACH40
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