“Atmospheric, high-quality dining in a characterful setting.” - AA Inspector
Our Inspector's view
From starters of tender Balcaskie ox tongue, or the Cullen skink vibes of a golden ball of lightly smoked haddock filled with creamed leek, you’ll be treated to some fantastic local flavours here. Dishes are thoughtful and precise, and the tasting menus change according to what’s available, making great use of the best local suppliers for the sharp modern Scottish cooking, whether a main course of North Sea turbot or succulent Newtonmore red deer. Finish up with beautiful crowdie cheesecake with rhubarb and orange. The restaurant has been a popular destination for great food for decades, and is set in a picturesque cobbled close just a couple of narrow side streets away from the harbour and sea front. There’s a small bar area with a wood burner, and the intimate, heavily-beamed dining room is a comfortable, unpretentious place. The wine list is excellent, with plenty by the glass.
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Facilities – at a glance
Credit cards accepted
- Seats: 28
- Steps for wheelchair: 3
- Assist dogs welcome
- Closed: 25–26 December, 1 January, 3 weeks January, 1 week May, 10 days September
- Wines under £30: 12
- Wines over £30: 54
- 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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