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Playfair's Restaurant

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€€ - €€€
European, British, Soups, Scottish
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2 Playfair Terrace | North Street, St Andrews KY16 9HX, Scotland
+44 1334 472970
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12:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Sat 12:00 - 22:00
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Kirkcaldy, United Kingdom
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232 reviews
164 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 116 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very comfortable venue, nice friendly staff. Menu has enough choices without making it difficult. Freshly cooked homemade food! 5 meals ... all good! Nice coffee too, on my return visit list!

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Thank bettyfithey
PlayfairHotelsLtd, Manager at Playfair's Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear bettyfithey, Thank you for taking the time to leave such a nice review. We pride ourselves on our fresh homemade food and are glad that you enjoyed all your meals. We look forward to welcoming you back on your return visit! Kind regards, James Cantlie Manager More 

Falkirk
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13 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My wife and I were in St Andrews for the weekend, and as ever I check places to eat via TripAdvisor. The reviews were very good and I with no hesitation booked a table for the Friday night. The whole experience was excellent from the initial welcome as we came through the door, the atmosphere inside, the menu was varied... More 

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Thank DrewFalkirk
PlayfairHotelsLtd, Manager at Playfair's Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear DrewFalkirk, Many thanks for a lovely review! I'm really happy that you enjoyed BOTH of your dining experiences with us here and that the consistency and enjoyment of both your meals was of a high standard. I will personally be passing on this review to all members of staff involved. Many thanks again and we look forward to welcoming... More 

Newport-on-Tay, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Excellent food with fantastic service! Highly recommendable place for any occasion. Never disappoints!

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Thank Maria L
PlayfairHotelsLtd, Manager at Playfair's Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Maria L, Thank you for your kind review! We're really glad you enjoyed your return visit to playfairs and look forward to welcoming you back in the future. Kind Regards James Cantlie Manager More 

Cupar
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43 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This restaurant is consistently impressive as was proved again last night. We were accompanied by two couples for their first visit and they were not disappointed. The menu choice is varied to suit different tastes, the staff are quietly efficient and the ambience is great. The little extras like home-made bread and petit fours just added to the experience. Our... More 

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Thank Arranlover
PlayfairHotelsLtd, Manager at Playfair's Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Arranlover, Many thanks for leaving such a nice review. I'm really glad you enjoyed your evening and your guests enjoyed their first visit. Reading reviews as nice as yours makes all the hard work our team does worth the effort. We look forward to welcoming you back soon. Kind Regards, James Cantlie Manager More 

Paisley, United Kingdom
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53 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We ate here with friends and had a really good night. The food was lovely and the service attentive. The restaurant is quite small which gives it a great ambience. If you happen to be in St Andrews you should give it a try, you won't be disappointed

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Thank MJ3110
PlayfairHotelsLtd, Manager at Playfair's Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear MJ3110, Thanks for leaving us such a lovely review. We're really glad that you had such a nice evening with us! We look forward to seeing you again. Kind Regards James Cantlie Manager More 

Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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111 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Wow. What a meal. Absolutely stunning food, perfect service, excellent wine, cosey setting. Completely objective review too - I had a bug that made me feel sick and sore, my fiance had some other kind of bug making him sick and tired, we'd had a bit of an argument on the way to the restaurant - normally these things would... More 

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Thank Rustylou63
PlayfairHotelsLtd, Deputy Manager at Playfair's Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Rustylou63, Thank you for taking the time to leave us such an amazing review! We respect all of our customers feedback and it's great to hear how much you enjoyed your evening with us! We are glad you enjoyed your steaks and even had room for our delicious homemade assiette of desserts! We're also so happy to have to... More 

Glasgow, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016

ovely little restaurant at edge of town centre close to Old Course. Fantastic menu and well cooked food. Staff were brilliant. Must visit

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Thank carloss67393
PlayfairHotelsLtd, Deputy Manager at Playfair's Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Carloss67393, Thank you for taking the time to write us such a kind review! You're right, just at the end of North Street we are in fact just around the corner from the 18th hole! Great for a late night stroll after dinner. We are so happy to hear how much you enjoyed your evening with us and found... More 

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22 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 November 2016 via mobile

Don't let the small restaurant put you off. The food here is of the highest standard and has great wine to match. Friendly and efficient service.

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Thank TED0268
PlayfairHotelsLtd, Manager at Playfair's Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear TED0268, Many thanks for taking the time to write this kind review. We look forward to welcoming you back. Kind Regards James Cantlie Restaurant Manager More 

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16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 November 2016 via mobile

Just walking past and fancied the look of the place .... booked a table for that evening (21st Nov)...I am so glad I did as the meal that my wife and I had was superb. The look and feel of the resteraunt was excellent and we were made to feel very welcome by the two girls who were on that... More 

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Thank Jamie H
PlayfairHotelsLtd, Deputy Manager at Playfair's Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Jamie H, Thank you for leaving us such a lovely review! We are so happy to hear how much you enjoyed your evening and that you chose us to celebrate your wedding anniversary. It was Shea and I on shift last night and we are both very grateful for your kind comments on our service! We welcome you back... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 November 2016 via mobile

We came here as were we staying at the hotel and our only complaint was that we only visited on our last night so we couldn't come back!! By far the best food we have had while in St. Andrews and the service was top notch as well. Highly recommended.

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Thank Iain S
PlayfairHotelsLtd, Deputy Manager at Playfair's Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Iain S, Thank you for taking the time to leave us such a lovely review! We are so happy to hear how much you enjoyed your time with us and we certainly would have loved to have you back in the restaurant again!! If you're ever back in St Andrews we welcome you back and look forward to seeing... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$6 - US$43
Cuisine
European, British, Soups, Scottish
Meals
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Free Wifi, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Highchairs Available
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 22:00
Monday
12:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
12:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
12:00 - 22:00
Thursday
12:00 - 22:00
Friday
12:00 - 22:00
Saturday
12:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2 Playfair Terrace | North Street, St Andrews KY16 9HX, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Fife  >  St Andrews
  • Phone Number: +44 1334 472970
Description
Playfair's is one of the oldest established restaurants in St Andrews and continues to offer great value for high end casual dining in a relaxed and welcoming atmosphere. All our food is freshly prepared with ingredients from local independent businesses wherever possible. Our dishes are created in house by our experienced chefs led by Head Chef Duncan McLachlan. Duncan's skills were refined at Gleneagles before he joined Playfair's last year, and we now have three highly trained Gleneagles chefs. To complement the food there is a tempting wine list with great choices offered at reasonable prices. We also serve a wide selection of beers including more unusual choices such as a St Andrews Ale and our very own Playfair's Ale Our day menu is available from12 noon in the restaurant and bar and offers dishes for a casual meal such as Bookmaker Sandwiches and Highlander Steak Burgers as well as homemade soup and fresh salads. Alongside this, the brand new lunch menu, served until 6pm in the restaurant, offers a choice of delicious dishes for a fixed price of £12.95 for two courses and £14.95 for three. The A La Carte menu, served from 6pm, has a range of dishes from prime steaks served with chunky hand cut chips and local mussels in a spiced tomato sauce to more exotic daily specials which celebrate the best in seasonal produce. Children can enjoy their own exciting menu, also prepared from fresh ingredients, in both Playfair's restaurant and bar. Join us in Playfair's and enjoy good food as it should be.

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