noun: provender

Meaning: Food / fodder

“From the field or the plate, provender requires
care and attention; love and passion.”

Provender, owned and operated by Justin & Christian Orde alongside lifelong friend and  Executive Head Chef Christian Edwardson, is a convivial haven for good times and contemporary Scottish, British and French Bistronomy.

Our food & drink is sourced from local, seasonal, ethical and sustainable suppliers across Scotland and the British Isles. When the time is right, the produce is right. Leave any preconceptions at the door; relax with great food & drink whilst enjoying good times in the heart of your Scottish Borders.

Provender is open for bookings:

Lunch – Wednesday to Saturday – 12 noon – 15:00

Dinner -Wednesday to Saturday – 18:30 – 21:00

Bar – Friday, Saturday Evenings – 18:30 – 00:00

“Slick, cosmopolitan gastronomy” – The Scottish Field


“Upmarket eats in the Scottish Borders” –  Gaby Soutar, The Scotsman

Our food & drink is sourced from local, seasonal, ethical and sustainable suppliers across Scotland and the British Isles. Our menu alters daily to reflect the ever changing and developing seasons and cuisine that Provender provides. We have regular specials and highlighted dishes that showcase the best of each season’s fare.

We host a number of offers and menus through the course of the Provender Week (Wednesday to Sunday):


Sample list of food suppliers

Bowland Estate, soft fruits & veg. Galashiels, Scottish Borders
Philliphaugh Estate, soft fruits & veg. Selkirk, Scottish Borders
Julian’s Veg, fruit & vegetables, Kelso, Scottish Borders
James Wellocks & Sons, fruit & vegetables, Lancaster, Lancashire

Lindisfarne Oysters, oysters, Lindisfarne, Northumberland
Flannigan’s Seafood, crab & lobster, Berwick, Northumberland
Simply Fish, day boat fish, Looe, Cornwall
Coast & Glen, fish & seafood, Inverness, Invernesshire
Rock Shellfish, mussels and clams, Rock, Cornwall

Shaw’s Fine Meats, beef & pork, Lauder, Scottish Borders
Calroust Estate, game, Yetholm, Scottish Borders
Braehead Foods, game, Kilmarnock, Ayrshire
Hannan Meats, beef & lamb, Co Moira, Ireland
Doddington’s Dairy, cheese, Wooler, Northumberland


Our drinks programme fiercely supports ethically, sustainably and locally sourced produce. Our innovative bar team have crafted an exciting cocktail menu so you can enjoy the unique characteristics of these drinks in our comfortable surroundings.

Sample Cocktail Menu

We spend a lot of time working closely with our chefs to craft a wine list, which truly compliments our food offer. We’re always happy to provide recommendations. You can enjoy a flight of paired wines every Thursday alongside our supper club menus or alternatively navigate our diverse list at your own leisure.

Sample Wine List

Sample list of drink suppliers:

Villeneuve Wines, Peebles
Tempest Brewery, Tweedbank
Campbells Brewery, Peebles
Corney & Barrow Wine Merchants, Pathhead
Justerini & Brooks Wine Merchants, Edinburgh
Great Grog Wines & Spirits, Edinburgh
Bon Accord Drinks, Aberdeen


Vouchers & Gifts

You can treat your friends and family or a business client to the provender experience by purchasing a gift voucher to be redeemed by them at their leisure.

We have a range of gifts and vouchers available to suit all budgets.


Two course “Set Lunch” for two with a carafe of house wine – £57

Three course “Set Lunch” for two with a carafe of house wine – £65

Provender Prints:

The first Provender New Media Art Commission was awarded to Charlie McCulloch, an Illustrator, Animator andDigital Product Designer with family in the Scottish Borders.
McCulloch studied Fine Art Painting (BA.hons) at Grays School of Art before taking a Masters degree in Digital Media at Glasgow School of Art. Following this a career working across Europe on diverse projects and products such as Fan Duel and Sky Scanner has lead to him critiquing our relationship with handheld digital media through his own art work.

The Yair
Three Brethren

A4 Individual – £65
A4 Set – £170

A3 Individual – £100
A3 Set- £275


£25, £50, £75, £100

When placing your order via email or over the phone for gift cards, prints or vouchers please provide information regarding invoicing and delivery addresses. A charge for delivery will be applied.


Events & Group bookings

Provender is available to book for events and special occasions. If you have a party of more than 6 guests then please contact us directly to book one of our spaces.

We have expertise in hosting birthday parties, weddings, wedding receptions and all sorts of Events for family and friends or business associates. Our main dining room comfortably seats fifty guests, with the option of up to 20 further seats in the bar lobby. The bar area and terrace serve as perfect reception areas for guests to gather before your private lunch or dinner. We also host special functions for businesses. Inquire further via eat@provendermelrose.com or +44 (0) 1896 820319 to arrange your private lunch or dinner at Provender.

For larger events our Sister company, The Orde Food Company, can provide event planning, management and outside catering services including bars and street food. to find out more visit the website and book a consultation with their helpful team.


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