Where to Eat in St Andrews

The Cottage Kitchen

The Cottage Kitchen is a small, family run coffee shop and restaurant. They love our furry friends, and always welcome them downstairs with a fresh bowl of water. They have a wide range of food choices including salads, soups and our famous enormous sausage rolls using delicious locally sourced pork. They also have a large and ever changing range of cakes, scones, cookies, biscuits, meringues and other goodies, perfect with a locally roasted coffee or cup of tea at any time of day.

In the summer the courtyard garden is a real suntrap, and the perfect place to relax and while away an hour or so.

Find out more information or to contact them click here.

+44(0)1334 479901

Forgan's, St Andrews

Housed in a former “cleek factory”, some of the best golf clubs in the world were once manufactured on this site. The proprietor, Robert Forgan, was one of the most successful and well liked men in town, and thus our little restaurant and bar was named in honour of a St Andrews hero. 

Forgan’s have adopted a simple ethos, to deliver quality Scottish produce-led food and drinks in a warm and welcoming atmosphere. At our original site in St Andrews, we have developed a reputation for throwing a rip roaring ceilidh, hosting exclusive meals in our private Bothies and treating our guests to a dose of famous Scottish hospitality. Whether you’re looking for great place to wine and dine friends old & new, or simply a table to enjoy a tipple or two, we have something for everyone.

For more information click here or call 01334 466 973

Mitchell's, St Andrews

Housed in a former Butcher’s in the heart of St Andrews, Mitchell’s is a restaurant & deli which specialises in Scottish produce. They are proud to work with over a dozen local suppliers to bring you the very best artisan breads & cakes, craft spirits, gourmet cheeses, preserves and specially selected wines.

Mitchells is the perfect place to stop by for a long and lazy brunch, or a warming hot drink and indulgent sweet treat in the afternoon. Come nightfall, Mitchell’s is transformed with a seasonal menu of hearty and wholesome dishes and is fully licensed.

For more information click here or call 01334 466970

The Steak Barn, Balgove Larder

This former sawmill clings to its rustic past with walls of potato boxes and rough hewn communal tables made of wind blown beech from the estate; all cut and made on the farm by our resident joiner. 

The menu: Steaks, hung for no less than 28 days, burgers and sausages made here in our butchery, all cooked to order on our massive wood-fired BBQ. Add twice fried chips, or crispy beer battered onion rings, wine and local beer and enjoy. Complete the experience a little something sweet and perhaps a wee espresso.

In the Steak Barn we like to keep things casual. No bookings. Just turn up and we’ll take good care of you.

For more information click here or call 01334 898 145

Blackhorn, St Andrews

A small, quirky little establishment, Blackhorn is an unmissable destination for all burger enthusiasts. The restaurant has a simple, pared-down menu which focuses above all on quality. All meat is locally sourced and delivered daily, resulting in juicy, melt-in-the-mouth burgers which can be topped with cheese, bacon, salad, or the special Blackhorn sauce. They also have a range of build-your-own toasted wraps, which can be filled with gourmet ingredients such as Milano salami, harissa, hummus and sun-blushed tomatoes, and thick, creamy milkshakes made with fresh ice cream. The restaurant has a small town, American-diner feel, with cosy corner seating, burgers wrapped in red and white chequered paper and quirky cow-themed decorations scattered about.

For more information click here or call 01334 467 777

The Seafood Ristorante, St Andrews

The Seafood Ristorante is perhaps St Andrews’ most dramatic and picturesque place to eat. Located on the edge of a high bank with the sea foaming just below, the restaurant affords spectacular views of the Scottish coastline, thanks to the floor-to-ceiling windows which make up its four walls. The interior is fresh and modern, with white tablecloths and contemporary furniture providing a calming contrast to the awe-inspiring views outside. For seafood enthusiasts, the menu is a treasure trove. Lobster is grilled with garlic butter and served with sautéed potatoes and samphire, Shetland Isle mussels are steamed in local St Andrews beer, and scallops are fried with broccoli, honey and black pudding crumbs for a mouthwatering, fresh approach to seafood.

For more information click here or call 01334 479475

Tailend Restaurant and Fish Bar, St Andrews

A cross between a traditional British chippie and contemporary dining, Tailend Restaurant and Fish Bar provides all the satisfaction and tastiness of classic fish and chips, with the freshness and quality of a coastal restaurant. All of their dishes, from their haddock supper, served battered, breaded or lightly fried with homemade pesto, to their chargrilled garlic and chilli king prawn skewers are made fresh to order, and the specials board regularly features seasonal fresh fish sourced locally. The restaurant also offers a wide selection of wines and locally brewed beers to complement the dishes, making Tailend the perfect spot for a relaxed evening out with friends.

For more information click here or call 01334 474 070

North Point, St Andrews

North Point made a name for itself as one of the favourite meeting places of Prince William and Kate Middleton during their St Andrews days, but this charming café was worth a visit long before. Located just a few minutes walk from the beach, the bustling, cosy atmosphere makes it an ideal spot for a casual study session or lazy brunch with friends. The breakfast menu has something to suit all tastes, from freshly baked scones and tea to an extravagant breakfast burrito, while the lunch menu includes a selection of soups, panini and toasted bagels. Try the North Point bagel with smoked salmon, cream cheese, bacon, rocket and mango chutney for a uniquely delicious experience.

For more information click here or call 01334 473 997

Ziggy's, St Andrews

St Andrews original theme restaurant, after the 'Hard Rock' tradition. Offers an extensive choice of starters, main courses and sweets. Highlights include award-winning burgers and flame-grilled steaks. If you can manage it, indulging in one of their unashamedly wicked puddings is a must.

For more information click here or call 01334 473 686

Where to Drink in St Andrews

The Criterion Bar

The Criterion is a multi award winning small family run traditional Scottish Pub established in 1874 in the heart of St Andrews, we have a wide range of locally sourced food and drink specialising in Cask Ale & Whisky, with over 160 whiskies, 70 Scottish Gins and our FAMOUS CRI PIES. Our year-round outdoor seating area is the perfect place to while away the hours people watching and enjoying our locally sourced pub food menu. One of the few remaining family-run locals in St Andrews where you will experience genuine Scottish Hospitality. We are open and licensed from 10 am every day of the week and Dog-Friendly. We look forward to welcoming you. Our FAMOUS CRI PIES are served until 11:45pm We do not take reservations.

The Jigger Inn

'This historic building dates back to the 1850s, when it was the stationmaster’s lodge, and the history and heritage live on. Today, The Jigger Inn is home to golfing memorabilia, crackling open-hearth fires, home-cooked food and a superb selection of Scottish beers. The Belhaven Brewery was charged by Herbert V Kohler, owner of the Old Course Hotel, Golf Resort & Spa and The Jigger Inn, with the task of creating a brew in the style of a classic Scottish Ale that would be as unique as The Jigger Inn itself. 

Regarded by many as the town's best 19th hole, the Jigger Inn is situated on the Old Station Road which runs adjacent to the final hole of the famous Old Course. Expect warm Scottish hospitality, refined pub grub and a quality pint of ale at this revered establishment.

The Central Bar

As the name suggests this pub is situated in the busy cobbled market square of this historic university town. The bar has a Victorian style interior with an island bar, ornate ceiling and a fine collection of historic brewery mirrors. Customers are a wide range of locals, tourists, students and golfers. 

A wide selection of real ales is available, mainly from Scottish breweries. A small seated area is located at the front of the building.

Hams Hame

As its address suggests, the Golf Place bar and restaurant Hams Hame is just a stone's throw from the 18th green of the world famous Old Course and St Andrews' other glorious links courses.

Golfers can enjoy a no-nonsense selection of pub grub at Hams Hame, with simple, but delicious plates of fish and chips, cheeseburgers and steaks populating the menu.

Molly Malones St Andrews

We're proud of our history without being complacent and we love to see a happy customer. We've always focused on making our pub unique and we are sure you will notice. So pull up a seat, take a tour round our pub and discover what sets us apart from the rest.

The Saint Bar

Formerly St Andrews institution The West Port, the Saint has recently received an extensive renovation creating cosy, modern lounge areas and a refreshed, extensive garden area so you can enjoy whatever the Scottish weather throws your way. Whether you are a visitor or local and in sunshine or rain, The Saint is the ideal spot to while away a sunny afternoon, tuck into some locally sourced, quality bar dining or have a wee dram courtesy of our knowledgeable, passionate bar team.

The Road Hole Bar

Whisky aficionados around the globe flock to the Road Hole Bar to sample more than 250 whiskies from distilleries all over Scotland; past and present. The bar, which is located on the top floor of The Old Course Hotel,  also has an excellent selection of cocktails, champagnes and wines for you to enjoy whilst experiencing the very best view in golf.

Enjoy our resident pianist every Friday & Saturday evening.

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