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Playfair's Restaurant

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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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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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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18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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 2 weeks ago 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 

2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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 

Glasgow, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The food was excellent and the prices were surprisingly reasonable. The pigeon starter was fantastic and the chocolate fondant desert was incredible. We will be back.

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

Dear Robscotjar, Thank you for taking the time to leave us such a lovely review! We love how much you enjoyed your meal with us and found our homemade Chocolate Fondant to be so incredible!! We welcome you back and look forward to seeing you again in the near future. Warmest Regards, Jordanne Imrie Deputy Manager More 

Bakewell, England, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had a set meal here as part of our hotel deal here, but the clientele were mainly non residents, with lots of American tourists. They specialise in grills so that may be why? Our set menu was more traditional ... lovely rosemary & tomato soup with home made rosemary bread, beef stovies with homemade oatcakes and a fab Irn... More 

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

Dear Amanda C, Thank you for your kind review. I'm glad you enjoyed your experience with us during your stay. We like to have a good range on our menu from a more traditional style on our menu along with our locally sourced steaks for our grill range. Also with the excellent Eden Mill just down the road, they take... More 

Cupar, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Fantastic meal, with exceptional puddings, all home made. Good selection of food on the menu. Very relaxing meal, with attentive service in nice surroundings. Looking forward to returning

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

Dear Eric D, Thank you for taking the time to leave us such a kind review! Its great to hear how much you loved you meal with us, especially our lovely homemade desserts! We welcome you back and look forward to seeing you again very soon. Warmest Regards, Jordanne Imrie Deputy Manager More 

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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We LOVED eating here last night! Everything was perfect! I brought my partner to St. Andrews for his birthday and chose the restaurant via google.. I am so happy I did! What a beautiful place, such a cosy atmosphere, friendly staff and incredible food! My partner couldn't have enjoyed it any more, it really topped off his birthday. I had... More 

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

Dear Emma M, Thank you very much for such a great review! I am so happy that you had such a great night! It's great to read such a good review as we do put a lot of time into staff training and this is the result we strive to get. We have a small but very happy and friendly... More 

Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My daughter booked this resturanf for her Grandfathers birthday, mostly as trip advisor reviews were positive. We were not disappointed . Food was delicious, service was swift and first class. Would go back in a heartbeat.

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Thank McMillan57
PlayfairHotelsLtd, Deputy Manager at Playfair's Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear McMillan57, Thank you for taking the time to leave us such a kind review! We are so happy to hear how much you thoroughly enjoyed your evening with us and chose us to share birthday celebrations! We welcome you back and look forward to seeing you again soon! Warmest Regards, Jordanne Imrie Deputy Manager More 

Poole, United Kingdom
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43 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Lovely venue and atmosphere. The staff are friendly and attentive (without being pushy). Good drinks menu. But oh the food - stunning. Wonderful choice and variety. The quality and presentation is second to none. Who knew the was such a thing as "iron bru Creme Brûlée". Whole heartedly recommended this restaurant

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

Dear BleddynWilliams, Thank you for taking the time to leave us such a great review! We are so happy to hear how much you enjoyed your evening with us and found our service to be so attentive. We welcome you back and look forward to seeing you again soon. Jordanne Imrie Deputy Manager 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$44
Cuisine
European, British, Soups, Scottish, Gluten Free Options
Meals
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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