“Intelligent and exciting cooking by the sea.” - AA Inspector
ST ANDREWS, FIFE
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Named after the cold sea fog that hits the east coast of mainland Britain, HAAR is located just 50 metres from the most iconic golf course in the world. This is a cosy restaurant-with-rooms designed and styled around the sea, with wood and exposed stone used to great effect. A deep-rooted commitment to local provenance and confident technical skills produce elegant global dishes. Creel-caught langoustine, fresh peas and Thai red bisque is an arresting starter and might lead to roe deer, celeriac, preserved bramble, venison and haggis pie. End with ‘Nana’s banoffee’ and tonka ice cream.
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Credit cards accepted
- Cuisine style: Modern
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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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