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The Terrace Restaurant

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Strathkinness Low Road | Rufflets St Andrews, St Andrews KY16 9TX, Scotland
+44 1334 472594
12:00 - 21:30
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207 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We took advantage of an Itison promotion and although we have had occasions where we have not received the same level of service with this type of offer, this was certainly not the case at Rufflets. The menu offered a good choice of dishes and the food was cooked to perfection and well presented. Service was fast, professional and efficient.... More 

Thank joabil
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a 4 star hotel so we chose to go for lunch. 2 Courses only £14.50 3 courses only £17.50... I would say the quality was very average would willingly pay more for better. Service was amazingly slow..led to a lounge with menus to decide on bar or restaurant..no requests for drinks. Chose restaurant and handed the same menus... More 

Thank Howard D
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74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Very good Food and good service. Will certainly return to be able to stroll in the gardens. The Chef certainly considers his guests

Thank Kachanovka9
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Had a delicious a la carte evening meal red wine and prices would not break the bank.... Breakfast very good and had plenty of choices. Staff are well trained and very attentive.

Thank Maureen M
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24 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The restaurant has a lovely setting with views over the fantastic gardens. The menu on offer although small had enough to satisfy all of us. The food arrived well presented and was absolutely delicious. A choice of freshly made bread rolls were a lovely touch. Coffee was served in the lounge sitting on comfortable sofas. A very relaxed lunch. The... More 

Thank Maureen F
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94 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 February 2017

went for lunch, and it was fantastic, great service and the food was outstanding. well worth the journey, would recommend it for a fantastic meal.With lovely settings, nice chance we get we will definitely book a stay over the rooms look fantastic.

Thank paul_foulds
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 February 2017

We had afternoon tea last saturday. now, I love my afternoon tea and have been made to loads of different venues. My favourite to date has been butterfly and pig on bath street in Glasgow for the quality of the sandwiches and cakes. However, it has now been surpassed by rufflets. the location is beautiful and the library room where... More 

Thank mb1981Glasgow
Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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380 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 181 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 February 2017 via mobile

Enjoyed a lovely Valentine dinner with first class food. From the welcome when we arrived, to our departure, the quality of service was exceptional. The amuse bouche of scallop on a crouton with pineapple salsa was very good, as was the bread. I chose scallops with pomegranate & hazelnut garnish to start, then had a twice cooked cheese soufflé served... More 

Thank MLW28
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4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 February 2017

Went for afternoon tea at Rufflets and we were immediately impressed by the entrance and lobby. It was all downhill from there. The staff weren't bad, but just didn't seem all that bothered that they had customers in. The waitress asked on at least 3 occasions about allergies, (once would have been enough) but disappeared with items not served and... More 

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Livingston, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 January 2017

Took my parents and son here today for lunch to celebrate mum's 80th as she has always wanted to dine at Rufflets. Great choice! The food was fab, in fact my son declared it the best tasting meal he had ever had. The staff were just delightful - cheery, helpful, obliging and attentive without being intrusive. Couldn't fault it. We'll... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$10 - US$44
British, Scottish, European, Gluten Free Options
Drinks, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar, Reservations, Waitstaff, Free Off-Street Parking, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Outdoor Seating, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 - 21:30
12:00 - 21:30
12:00 - 21:30
12:00 - 21:30
12:00 - 21:30
12:00 - 21:30
12:00 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Strathkinness Low Road | Rufflets St Andrews, St Andrews KY16 9TX, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Fife  >  St Andrews
  • Phone Number: +44 1334 472594
We strive to provide a range of fabulous dishes, using the best of local produce, handled with passion, care and knowledge. The elegant, relaxing and spacious 2AA Rosette Terrace Restaurant offers a seasonally changing a la carte menu. At Rufflets, we spend much time sourcing the ingredients for our menus - working with local small producers within the region, to find the very best of what is available. We are also proud to be able to boast "zero food miles" for the herbs, vegetables and soft fruits grown in our grounds. Chef David Kinnes and our gardener, Phil Harper, work together to supply the kitchen with an eclectic range of fresh produce all year round. All this effort has been recognised by VisitScotland who awarded 'Taste our Best' for use of Scotlands' Larder, presentation, quality and service standards. To complement your meal, our wonderful cellar offers an eclectic choice of wines from around the globe, including an extensive selection of half bottles and wines by the glass.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?