“Pin-sharp modernist cooking on the quayside” - AA Inspector
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Squirrelled away just off the harbourfront, this 17th-century house has food and drink in the very bones of its history. A one-time cooperage and smokehouse, it now houses a destination restaurant where chef-patron Billy Boyter continues the traditions by drying, fermenting, salting and smoking his ingredients. The ambience is captivatingly rustic-chic, with beamed ceilings, rough stone walls and wood-burning stoves, and friendly staff playing their part in its appeal. Boyter's intelligent modernist cooking draws the faithful for eight-course tasting menus at dinner (six if you’re in for lunch). An inventive workout opens with an intense pairing of ox tongue with 36-month-aged parmesan cream and cherry tomatoes, then introduces an Eastern note via the pork fat dashi that intensifies a plate of halibut, razor clams and wild garlic. Meaty mains match local beef rump and shin with yellow carrots, and the finale arrives in the form of a creative composition of koji rice, black banana, finger lime and chocolate.
Awards, Accolades & welcome Schemes
- Seats: 28
- Steps for wheelchair: 3
- Assist dogs welcome
- Days Closed: Monday to Tuesday
- Lunch served from: 12.30
- Lunch served until: 1.30
- Dinner served from: 6.30
- Dinner served until: 8.30
- Wines under £30: 12
- Wines over £30:
- Wines by the glass: 14
- Cuisine style: Modern British
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About The area
This 20-mile wide peninsula between the Firth of Forth and the Firth of Tay is an ancient kingdom, once the home of Scotland’s kings and saints. Despite its modern bridges it still seems curiously detached from the rest of the country. Travelling along Fife’s grand coastline reveals a fascinating legacy of caves, castles, and ancient fishing ports. Blend coast and countryside by following stretches of the Fife Coastal Path, or take an exhilarating trek in the Fife Regional Park.
St Andrews has a unique place in Scotland’s heritage. According to legend, the city was founded by St Regulus in the 4th century, who was carrying relics of St Andrew, patron saint of Scotland, when his ship was wrecked off the coast. Thereafter, the town grew as an important religious centre, eventually home to the largest church in Scotland, now an attractive ruin, with the powerful bishops wielding great influence over church and state. Today, St Andrews is famous for its university, the oldest in Scotland, and as a world golfing mecca. The Old Course at the Royal and Ancient Golf Club claims to have 15th century origins and to play a round on these hallowed links is many golfers’ dream.
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