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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Christie Austin September 2022

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Just returned from a magical golf trip to St. Andrews, Scotland. After 2 years of Covid related cancellations, Graeme managed to arrange an incredible array of golf for the 8 of us, including a last minute booking of 2 helicopters to transport us to Muirfield! Everything went smooth as silk, with Graeme and Ewan serving as our drivers and tour guides through the week. Thank you both for making our trip so effortless, it was perfect! We especially want to thank you for arranging glorious and dry weather the entire time. If you haven’t used St. Andrews Golf Travel to assist you with your trip you NEED to!! They’re experts in everything Scotland and Ireland and have now expanded to Australia and New Zealand.

Sherry Schafer September 2022

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We began planning our Ireland golf trip with Marc at St. Andrews Golf in 2019 .... he expertly navigated us through the required cancellations. We have just returned from our 10 days and were so happy with all arrangements and planning. Our driver was with us throughout and made the transfers so easy while noting so many landmarks and history of the beautiful countryside. We will look forward to our next opportunity to use St Andrews Golf Travel and will wholeheartedly recommend.

Mark Marchetti September 2022

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I can’t emphasize enough how much I enjoyed, without exaggeration, the golf trip of a lifetime! The professionalism exhibited by Marc and Graeme, along with their attention to detail, and excellent customer service, was totally first class. Two great guys, accomplished golfers, who get it! If you’re considering a trip to the home of golf, I highly recommend St. Andrews Golf Travel!!

Chris King September 2022

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Graeme and his team put together a trip that was 100% successful, right down to the weather-no rain during golf for 6 days. Ewan shared great stories while driving us to world class golf, and the prearranged dinners were all very good. Personal attention from the team with good recommendations for our non golf days made the trip a total joy.

Craig McQuillen September 2022

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We’ve just completed a visit to St Andrews arranged by Graeme over 3 years ago and delayed by Covid. Graeme could not have been easier to deal with in the time prior to our trip and on the ground, both he and Ewan our other driver were professional, Friendly, Helpful and a great deal of fun. No stone was left unturned, our accommodation at The Fairmont was 1st class, the courses we played were tremendous & Graeme even helped a few of our party secure both Old Course times through the Ballot & a tee time at Prestwick post our official time with them. I couldn’t recommend their business highly enough, they knew all the little things that a self arranged trip may miss and never know! Thanks guys!

Mitchell Song September 2022

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Graeme helped my group for almost three years due to the delay caused by Covid-19. He was very responsive and helpful throughout. The experience at St. Andrews was exceptional, which would not have been possible without his assistance. I will be his unofficial salesman in Korea

Robert Niehaus September 2022

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Marc and Graeme did a superb job in organizing and executing on our recent 8 man golf trip to Scotland. The hotel accommodations at the Old Course Hotel and the Links House in Dornoch were quite good, and Marc and Graeme are well known at the top Scottish golf courses, and ensured that we had terrific caddies. They arranged an extra morning round for several of our players on short notice, and also arranged a golf cart at the last minute for one of our players who developed a medical issue during the trip.They are both quite professional, knowledgeable and pleasant to be around. We will be using them for our next golf trip to Scotland and highly recommend them to others.

Michael Martin September 2022

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Words can not describe how amazing this trip was. Graeme and the rest of the team took what would have been a good trip and made it fantastic! Graeme's attention to every detail of golf, transportation, dinner reservations and their insights to get the most out of the experience is what made the difference. 100% spot-on on every aspect of this trip. I can't wait to go back and wouldn't think of going without Graeme there to lead us the way. BRAVO guys, BRAVO! (insert golf clap here).

Brett Beckman September 2022

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Wonderful experience working with St Andrews Golf travel to attend 150th Open. With Covid interruption I worked with Graeme over 3 years setting this trip up. He was always responsive to my questions and helpful in making our trip low stress and enjoyable. I was initially concerned sending large amounts of money overseas to a company I’d never heard of before, but I can assure you are in good hands. For example, with Covid and delays their costs went up but they honored our original price from 2019. I would use them again in heart beat for any golf trip to Ireland or Scotland.

Kerry Ross August 2022

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Graeme went above and beyond to make our trip a success. We like many others were victims of the Covid trip reschedule. He set our week up to optimize our opportunities in the lottery for the Old Course and when that failed had an open date for Thursday with the greatest number of potential walk up slots. We were successful after getting up at 2 am to get in line but we’re still 30 people deep on the list. He rescheduled restaurants and tours through the week as we needed a few times as well. Our favorite courses other than the Old Course were Kingsbarns and Royal Dornoch. Whatever your particular desires Graeme will go out of his way to make them possible. I can’t recommend them more highly.
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