Dining in St Andrews
t Andrews and the local area boasts an impressive and diverse range of eating places and restaurants.
The Seafood Ristorante - +44 (0) 1334 479475
Newly refurbished and under new management. The Seafood Ristorante has the best location in town, with views across St Andrews Bay. They serve the freshest locally caught seafood with an authentic Italian Twist.
Advanced bookings recommended.
The Peat Inn - +44 (0) 1334 840206
Open Tues - Sat, lunch is served from 12.30-1.30pm, dinner 7-9pm.
Named Scottish Restaurant of the Year 2010 and the chef/proprietor, Geoffrey Smeddle, Chef of the Year 2010, the Peat Inn is located just six miles from St Andrews. The restaurant is undoubtedly one of the most famous in Scotland with the chef relying on local suppliers to provide the best quality produce. It is also home to a celebrated wine cellar.
The Adamson - +44 (0) 1334 479191
Open Mon-Fri - 12noon-midnight, Sat & Sun - 10am-midnight.
The Adamson menu has been developed by head chef, Stewart MacAulay, and is inspired by classic, brasserie cooking with a contemporary twist. A fresh take on dining, using the finest, locally-sourced produce.
The Vine Leaf Restaurant - +44 (0) 1334 477497
Open Tues-Sat from 7pm, dinner only.
Located in the centre of St Andrews, and now in its 21st year, the Vine Leaf Restaurant prides itself in the use of local top quality produce and favourites such as St Andrews Bay Lobster, Scottish beef, game and lamb and gourmet vegetarian dishes.
Playfair’s Restaurant - +44 (0) 1334 472970
Open daily, lunch 12-noon-6pm, dinner 6pm-10pm
A long established restaurant, recently refurbished. Offering high end, casual dining in a friendly atmosphere. The A La Carte menu offers a tempting range of dishes from steaks and locally caught fish to venison.
The Dolls House - +44 (0) 1334 477422
The Doll’s House is one of St Andrew’s most recognisable spots to eat & drink.Specialising in hearty “good mood food”, The Doll’s House offers a diverse range of quality offers- from weekend brunch to value market menu dining. There is a comprehensive list of wines and beers from which to choose.
Ziggy’s - +44 (0) 1334 473686
Lunch 12noon-2.30pm, dinner Sun-Thu 5pm-10.30pm, Fri-Sat 5pm-11pm
St Andrews’ original theme restaurant, Ziggy’s menu offers an extensive range including their award-winning burgers and flame-grilled steaks.
Pizza Express - +44 (0) 1334 477109
Open daily, 11.30am-10pm.
Pizza Express is a modern, stylish restaurant offering al fresco during the warmer months.
Forgans - +44 (0) 1334 466973
Open daily, 10am-midnight.
Built on the site of an old golf club factory, Forgans believes in using local, sustainable produce. The menu caters for all tastes, offering everything from fish & chips and pastas to a selection of steaks and salads.
The Grill House - +44 (0) 1334 470500
Open daily, 10am-midnight.
Offering traditional Mexican favourites, char-grilled steaks and vegetarian delights. The Grill House offers informal dining in colourful surroundings.
The Balaka - +44 (0) 1334 474825
Open for lunch - Mon-Sat, 12noon-3pm. Dinner - daily, 5pm - 1am.
An award-winning Bangladeshi restaurant, the Balaka’s reputation has earned its place as one of the top ten curry houses in the UK. The menu provides all the usual dishes as well as an excellent selection of specials.
Zizzi’s - +44 (0) 1334 474676
Open Mon-Sat, 12noon-11pm. Sun, 12noon-10.30pm.
Located in the centre of St Andrews, Zizzi’s offers a wide selection of Italian favourite dishes. Open all day and serving anything from the menus be it a light snack, three course meal or just dessert and a coffee.
The Dining Room - +44 (0) 1334 467822
Specialising in Chinese and Oriental cuisine, the Dining Room offers a wide variety of favourite dishes. The Dining Room is located in the town centre of St Andrews and the menu provides a varied choice.
Little Italy - +44 (0) 1334 472595
Located in the centre of St Andrews Little Italy offers a varied selection of Italian favourites. Advance booking recommended.
Maisha - +44 (0) 1334 476666
Open daily. Lunch Mon-Sat, 12noon- 2.30pm. Dinner Sun-Thu, 5pm-Midnight. Fri & Sat, 5pm-1am.
A family-run Indian restaurant specialising in seafood, Maisha uses fresh, local produce and offers a mouth-watering range of delicious dishes from India, Bangladeh, Thailand and Scotland.
The Dunvegan - +44 (0) 1334 473105
Good, freshly prepared, homemade meals are served using fresh, local produce. The menu includes a variety of sandwiches, burgers, fish & chips and steak pie. The Dunvegan also offers bar snacks such as nachos and chicken wings.
The Russell Hotel - +44 (0) 1334 473447
Open daily (bar food not available on Saturdays).
This friendly, relaxed bar offers a typical pub grub style menu while the restaurant offers a more traditional and formal selection. Both use fresh, local produce and the atmosphere is welcoming and cheery.
Westport Bar & Kitchen - +44 (0) 1334 473186
Open daily, 9am-9pm.
With a contemporary design, the Westport Bar & Kitchen appeals to all tastes, offering a wide selection of food from lunch to a three-course evening meal. The blackboard menu is available every day from 12 noon to 9pm and features a selection of traditional dishes.
The One Under - +44 (0) 1334 473393
Open Mon-Fri, 12noon-2.30pm and 6-9pm. Sat&Sun, 12noon-9pm. July & August - open daily, 12noon-9pm.
This gastro pub concentrates on using the finest, locally-sourced ingredients along with a great selection of wines and beers. Located on the Links, below Rusacks Hotel, it’s just a short walk from the 18th green of the Old Course.
The Jigger Inn - +44 (0) 1334 474371
Open daily, 12noon-10pm.
Located next to the Old Course Hotel, this building dates back to the 1850s and offers traditional Scottish pub hospitality at its best, serving good quality food throughout the day in a welcoming atmosphere.
Hams Hame Pub & Grill - +44 (0) 1334 474371
Open daily, 7.30am-Late.
St Andrews’ newest 19th hole - set beside the18th green of the Old Course - Hams Hame serves breakfast, lunch and dinner and uses the best ingredients from across Scotland. The bar offers an excellent selection of beers, wines and whiskies as well as teas and coffees.