ST ANDREWS RESTAURANTS

Located on the Scottish coast and home to the oldest university in the Scotland, St Andrews is a town filled with history, beauty, and a diverse local culture. Fiercely proud of its heritage and small town appeal, St Andrews has notably managed to stave off many of the larger chain restaurants and fast food outlets, relying instead on its enormous variety of independent cafés and restaurants. Here are a few of our favourites…

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.

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.

Forgan’s is a St Andrews institution and a favourite among locals, students and tourists alike. The restaurant is housed in an old golf-club factory, and charmingly features crates of produce and fairy lights leading up to the main entrance. Stepping through the doors, visitors are greeted by a stunning interior. Gold thread lanterns hang low from the ceiling, old-fashioned farmhouse tables are paired with contemporary chairs, and roomy private alcoves filled with bookshelves and curiosities line one side of the room, creating the perfect juxtaposition between rustic and an industrial aesthetic. The menu features delicious twists on British classics, such as the duck shepherd’s pie or the haggis served with neeps, tatties and a whisky gravy, and on Friday and Saturday evenings, dinner culminates in a traditional ceilidh with a live band.

Little Italy has all of the character and charm of an authentic, small town Italian restaurant. The interior is small and intimate, with red walls and tall candles placed in old wine bottles at each table, creating a warm, cosy atmosphere. Red and white chequered tablecloths, framed vintage posters, black and white photographs, and a vibrant red and green ceiling add to the authentic Italian feel. This carries over to its menu. Pizzas are served with stretched, crisp bases and piled generously with traditional tomato sauce, mozzarella, and a range of toppings, while the pasta dishes are an explosion of rich sauces, spices and fresh herbs.

18 St Andrews is the town’s newest restaurant and provides arguably the most dramatic setting. With views over West Sands Beach and the 18th fairway of The Old Course, 18 is led by award winning chef Derek Johnstone, serving the very best seasonal and locally sourced Scottish beef, seafood and game. The 18 Bar offers a broad range of bespoke and classic cocktails, fine wines and specialty beers

Rogue offers the best of seasonal, sustainable Scottish seafood and dry aged beef. This stylish restaurant is hidden away at the end of South Street in St Andrews… At the back of their restaurant you’ll find a gin still which is where they create their very own no nonsense, contemporary Felons Gin. Rogue has created an intimate, elegant atmosphere to be in – whether it’s champagne and oysters, martinis and lobsters, or even something as simple as burgers and beers… You’ll find something for everyone at Rogue

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Jackie Lundin 2019

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INCREDIBLE. BEST IN CLASS. GENUINE. Stop your search now and book with St. Andrews Golf Travel. They provided best in class service and arrangements while my family and friends were overseas. All 6 travellers would recommend them to anyone looking for an amazing golf trip. We couldn't be more appreciative of their help to design lifelong memories.

Tom Ferry 2019

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5 stars isn't enough to describe how much Marc & Graeme pay attention. From their level of detail, hospitality, their level of connection, personalized service, transportation, hotel and dinner reservations, changes, tee times at world class golf courses, Google should add a 10 star review, because that's what they deserve. We started planning our next trip with them at dinner the last night. Whether you're going to Scotland, Ireland, Dubai, S. Africa, New Zealand, Australia... if you expect the best. You found it!

Cory Monette 2019

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We’ve been fortunate enough to use the services of St Andrews Golf Travel multiple times. Each and every time, Marc and Graeme have taken care of us like no other. Their customer service is amazing and attention to detail is incredible. They make this experience worry and hassle free. And to top it off, they are two of the nicest guys you’ll ever meet. Absolutely amazing people providing an amazing experience.

George Thompson 2019

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An absolutely perfect trip to St. Andrews! The guys never missed a detail and provided the best possible service you could ever want or expect. It was like having a 24/7 Golf Concierge on wheels! It was apparent to me that Graeme and Marc are highly regarded in the St. Andrews community by the golf course management, caddies, restaurants and hotel staff. And, more importantly, they are great guys!

Cindy Stratiner 2019

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I can't say enough about our fantastic vacation to Scotland. Graeme & Marc took such great care of our group from start to finish. They helped us plan which courses we wanted to play, which tours to take, the restaurants to eat at, and everything before, after and in between. They took care of all the details. They went above and beyond to make us feel comfortable and welcome. I would highly recommend St. Andrews Golf Travel to all of our friends. In fact, we will use them again in the future.

David Montgomery 2019

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Went with a group of ten friends to experience Scotland at its best. Marc and Graeme were nothing short of fantastic. They put their personal touch on everything and are VERY interested in making sure you are enjoying your vacation time. They took care of all of the details for which there are many when planning a trip like this. Everyone we were involved with from the accommodations, golf and day to day schedule were better than I could have expected. These guys have it figured out and I would highly suggest you give them a go. I guarantee you will not be disappointed.

Gary Carter 2019

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From pick up to drop off no one does it better than St Andrews Golf Travel! For the record it's no fluke. After experiencing their fantastic customer service for the 3rd time, I'm still amazed. Two trips to Scotland, this one to England. Every detail is managed with precision and every need is met with a smile. That's why we are booking our 4th trip while the 3rd is ending

Simon Muska 2021

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Top tier personal service, and great trip management. Will use them again and again.

Jenny Middlemass 2021

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What a fantastic trip, Graeme left nothing for us to do except turn up at the right time and place. Fabulous accommodation, restaurants and wonderful golf courses. Absolute 5*+ cannot recommend high enough. We will return!

Matt Rutter 2019

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Marc and Graeme are the best in the business. VIP service with the best accommodations and nicest guys you will find. They have great attention to detail making sure nothing is left out. I have been on 4 trips with St. Andrews Golf Travel and will continue to ONLY use them in the future. Don’t waist your time with anyone else.
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