Popular Restaurants in St. Andrews

Top Rated St Andrews Restaurants

St. Andrews is popular for its breathtaking landscapes and exciting festivals, which make this place one of the most loved destinations in Scotland. If you plan to visit this lovely town, you should consider checking out the different restaurants that will enhance your overall dining experience. Whether you plan to have a taste of Scottish delicacies or Indian dishes, you can find just the right one you need from a wide selection of restaurants in St. Andrews. You can also select from a range of cafes, bars and pubs for a drink with some friends, or maybe grab a delectable scone or dessert in these fine restaurants in town.

So, to help you with your dining options, check out these top-rated restaurants which may be just a short stroll away from you St. Andrews accommodation as they are certainly worth your time and money. These are the perfect spots to dine on weekdays, or even during special occasions no matter what time of the year.

Guardbridge Inn

This family-run restaurant is famous for its homemade local products that will leave you craving for more. The moment you step inside this cozy inn, you will feel at ease because of its friendly and warm ambiance that’s perfect for unwinding. It offers a typical country setting where you can find a nice wood burning stove and brewery ale. Moreover, food is served from 11 in the morning until 9 in the evening, regularly although the inn is closed every Tuesday. If you want to have a taste of their scrumptious roast inner then the best day of the week to visit is every Sunday. This is the best place for families and friends to dine and have a relaxing time in this great restaurant in St. Andrews.

MusclesWaterfront Restaurant

What’s distinct about this restaurant is the fact that it overlooks the stunning Anstruther Harbour, which adds to the distinct appeal of this place. This restaurant is set in one of the finest locations in St. Andrews and you can find amazing views while dining such as the Anstruther’s marina and the Firth of Forth. Aside from the spectacular views, the Waterfront Restaurant features a wide selection of menus that will suit your preference and budget. It is the best place to go when you are craving a healthy breakfast, lunch, light snack or a full dinner. You will also find this restaurant as an excellent choice when you feel like having a nice cup of coffee or a slice of cake at any time of the day. Lastly, the restaurant boasts of its outstanding selection of seafood dishes such as citrus salmon, steamed mussels, stuffed sea bass and everyone’s favorite – fish and chips.

Playfair’s Restaurant

Grilled SalmonAnother highly recommended restaurant in St. Andrews is Playfair’s which has been in the business for a number of years. It is known to offer customers a variety of scrumptious and nutritious dishes, as well as the best value for your money. Whether you look for casual or fine dining, then this restaurant is the perfect choice for you. Most importantly, menus are made from the finest and freshest ingredients, so you can expect great quality when it comes to the products and services provided by Playfair’s Restaurant.

Dining is a treat in St. Andrews, as long as you choose to spend some time in these highly-recommended restaurants that will exceed your expectations.


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A Halt To The Culture Of Eating Out? Not In Inverness!

Eating Out In InvernessWith the recent news reports of the number of unemployed people throughout the UK dropping, it may have acted as a kick in the teeth for the Scottish, who are still in the slump of employment opportunities.

As Christmas draws ever closer, the purse strings seem to be doing likewise as we all watch the pennies carefully during weekly food shops, Christmas present buying and general expenditure. Local businesses in retail, luxury items, the leisure industry and even restaurants and eateries have predicted a fall in sales.

Partially this can be put down to research which indicates that our spending, specifically in regards to eating out, is directly proportional to how we perceive the economy as a whole, as well as our own financial well being. Which is perhaps an obvious statement. However, in the last couple of years we have been in the throws of full-blown recession, whereas 2012 has seen, generally, a slight improvement in the economy and production throughout the UK, so why is it that statistically we have reduced our ‘eat out’ rate from 2011?

Possibly a worrying prospect for the Restaurant industry here in the highlands. But having said this, I know that personally I would rather cut down on the luxury food items I have at home and save to go out once a month, to give myself the treat of well-managed finances and that sense of luxury on a semi-regular basis. And here-in lies the hope of the restaurant business.

Throughout Inverness and the surrounding areas a surge of incredibly good deals, special meal offers and freebies have cropped up within the last few months to tickle our taste buds and lore us into the Restaurants, bars and pubs.

Meals out that are affordable, value for money and accessible to the general public.

Just a short snippet of what’s currently on offer:-

  • Steak and Wine Nights for just £9.99 per person at No. 27, Inverness on Mondays and The Room in Inverness on Thursdays!
  • 2 for 1 Tapas at Bar One, Inverness on Mondays.
  • 2 for 1 Meal Offer at The Mallard, Dingwall Mondays-Thursdays.
  • 3 courses for £9.95 on Sunday Carvary at The National Hotel, ???
  • Kids Eat Free at the Clachnahrry Inn, Inverness.

And it’s not just for evening meals, all these deals are with lunch menu’s:-

  • Free tea or coffee with any cake at Glenmoriston Arms Hotel, Glenmoriston.
  • Free cake with any meal at Taste of Joy, Inverness.
  • 2 Course Business Lunch for £7.95 at Rajah Indian Restaurant, Inverness.

Eating out is surprisingly inexpensive at present, and the deals just keep coming! Have a browse through an extensive list of eating offers in Inverness.

Not only does eating out encourage and support the local Restaurant businesses across the highlands but it also celebrates the diversity of cuisine available. And what better time to do so than on the back of National Eating Out Week – celebrated 18th – 24th November!


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New Year’s Eve – Inverness Restaurant

The Redcliffe Restaurant located at 1 Gordon Terrace Inverness has announced details of their Hogmanay Hooley 2009.

The Hogmanay Bash will cost £39.95 per person but includes a 3 course meal, live music, a Scottish Welcome Cocktail on arrival and a toast at midnight with Champagne and stovies. Cloaks and carriages at 2am.

This should be an excellent way to see in 2010 and you can book now by calling the Redcliffe Hotel & Restaurant on 01463 232767.

If you are not staying at the Redcliffe you can choose from a number of Inverness Guest Houses by visiting the Inverness Guest House Association website.


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