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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Brett Ellsworth May 2022

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St Andrews Golf Travel did a marvellous job and made our trip go off flawlessly. Darren was an extra-special addition to our trip as well and you, your team, and Darren are all to be highly commended for your kindness and professionalism. You are great Ambassadors for Scotland!!

Dan Pezley May 2022

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Graeme & Marc were fantastic to work with, were all over every detail of our trip, and exceeded our expectations in every regard. I would highly recommend them.

Nate Bullen May 2022

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I highly recommend St Andrews Golf Travel! They did an incredible job managing the logistics of our trip, including hotels, restaurants and transfers to and from the airport and to each course. Our driver Ewan paid attention to every detail and made adjustments where needed. Graeme and his team were very responsive and helpful in planning all aspects of our trip. I will definitely use them for my next golf trip to Scotland.

Mike Levey May 2022

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Marc and Graeme went above and beyond on every level to ensure our trip was incredible! I would recommend working with them to anyone looking for a VIP Scottish golf experience! Thank you guys and look forward to working with you both again!

Charles Brown April 2022

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If you’re planning a golf trip to Scotland, England or Ireland, I highly recommend St Andrews Golf Travel. Graeme and Marc were exceptional. They helped us plan all aspects of our golf itinerary including; lodging, course selection, tee times (including guaranteed tee times for the Old Course), caddies, transportation and excursions/dinner reservations. All done professionally and seamlessly. As important, they were very responsive to all questions / issues, and flexible when we changed our plans. EXCEEDED OUR EXPECTATIONS. Can’t wait for our next trip

John Czulno April 2022

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Just shortly back from our trip to St. Andrews and could not have been happier. St. Andrew’s Golf Travel did an outstanding job, second time we used them and will definitely rely on them again. We had a few personal challenges and Graeme stepped up to do what we needed to make this trip a truly memorable one. They handled everything from airport pick up, course tee times, caddies, even dining suggestions and reservations. There as not a course, caddie or dinner that did not live up to our expectations. They truly made us feel as if we were home. If golf is your thing and you have not looked in your bucket in a while, tip that thing over and start ticking off the things on the list. Make St. Andrews a number one priority and make St. Andrews Golf Travel your go to guys for a trip of a lifetime, or maybe 2 or 3 trips. I guarantee once you use their services you will be eager to return to Scotland via St Andrews Golf Travel.
Can’t wait to do it all again!

Tara Watkins April 2022

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Let me just say that this is a wonderful company to work with. Our trip was originally scheduled for June, 2020 and Marc was easy to work with regarding our options. We were given the opportunity to cancel or postpone (which we ended up doing twice). I know it was difficult to work our group into a year with the Open occurring in St. Andrews and he was great at working around our dates. All pick-ups were prompt, everything was available as discussed or communicated as soon as possible if not available. Marc was great with getting the guys around and Ewan was the absolute best driver for the non-golfers in the group. They accommodated our crazy ideas and were fun, professional, and overall great to work with. We were all sad to leave.

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.
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