Front of House Manager Michelle tells us what’s great about Borders College Restaurant

Picture of Michelle Blaikie outside Restaurant

The Borders College Restaurant has for many years been an essential learning environment for our Catering and Hospitality students, offering them the real-life experience of working in the industry.

As well as this, it’s a great place for members of the public to come along and enjoy the freshly prepared food and excellent culinary service provided on a weekly basis.

We caught up with our new Instructor and Front of House Hospitality Manager Michelle Blaikie to talk about her role and the unique experience that the Restaurant has to offer. Here’s what she had to say:

“I have a passion for this industry and I have been presented with a fantastic opportunity and an exciting challenge to prepare our students for a new way of working in our industry.

“My new role at the College involves providing practical services and assessments and I will also be working with various organisations and partners to develop our Hospitality and Tourism offer to support the region’s economic recovery.

“The Restaurant does indeed provide a fantastic and unique service to students, staff and members of the public and, having 16 years experience in the industry, I’m looking forward to passing on the skills I have learned over that time, as well as having a passion to improve the Restaurant and commercial services.

“Providing a service to the public gives students first-hand experience of the Hospitality working environment and we’re delighted to let people know that we will be opening up once again after a long spell of being closed due to Covid. I feel our students have so many new avenues that they can pursue and I am excited to be part of their journey.

“I would say to anyone looking to take up a career in this sector that Hospitality and Tourism has so many diverse and exciting avenues waiting for you. With dedication and determination, your opportunities will be endless. Be ready and be open-minded.”

The Borders College Restaurant will be open to the public on the days and times below. Why not pop in and sample the great atmosphere, as well as the top-notch food and service provided.

  • Tuesday Evening opening – 18:00 – 19:45 – Last orders at 18:30
  • Wednesdays Lunch – 12:00 - 14:00 – Last orders at 12:30
  • Thursday Lunch – Orders from 12:00 – 14:00 - Last orders at 12:30
  • Friday Lunch – Orders from 12:00 – 14:00. - Last orders at 12:30

Booking is essential! Please call or 01896 662588 or email

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