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Restaurants And Places To Eat In St Andrews

Although St andrews is a relatively small town, it has a large and diverse range of restaurnats and places to eat out. We have compiled a list of restaurants from around St andrews as follows:

Little Italy
St Andrews?2 Logies Ln, St Andrews
KY16 9NL
01334 479299

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.

Strathtyrum Farm, Strathtyrum,
St Andrews KY16 9SF 
01334 89814

Located on the outskirts of St Andrews in the midst of beautiful, sprawling farmland, Balgove Larder is a butchery, farm shop, caféand restaurant all in one. An old, converted barn filled with wooden crates, timber beams and a fire pit, the building exudes a rustic charm, which entirely complements its old-fashioned, rural surroundings. The Balgove Larder?s emphasis is on a farm-to-table approach to food, with all of its produce being locally sourced. The caféis open year round and serves delicious breakfasts and a range of light lunches, such as sandwiches and soups, while the Steak Barn restaurant is open between April and October, and offers hearty meals made with meat from its own butchery.

110 Market St
St Andrews KY16 9PB  
01334 466973

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.

130 Market St 
St Andrews KY16 9PD  
01334 474070
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.

127 South St
St Andrews
KY16 9UH
01334 479191
In the heart of St Andrews at 127 South Street, The Adamson is the perfect place to eat, drink and socialise. Throughout 2018, The Adamson is creating a set of seasonal menus as part of the restaurant?s dedication to using the freshest ingredients and commitment to sustainability with our suppliers. We continue to support &train new talent entering the industry and participate each November in the St Andrews Food &Drink Festival.
Founded in 2012 by Managing Director Julie Lewis and Director Graham Dalton, The Adamson occupies a historic site in the town. The property was originally home to the Adamson family in the early 1800s. Their eldest son, Dr. John, was a physician and pioneer photographer. He took the first calotype portrait in Scotland in 1841.

6 Murray Place, St Andrews
01334 473686
St Andrews original theme restaurant, after the ´Hard Rock´ tradition. Offers an extensive choice of starters, main courses and sweets. Highlights include award-winning burgers and flame-grilled steaks. If you can manage it, indulging in one of their unashamedly wicked puddings is a must.

Golf Courses In St Andrews

Within 6 miles of the Old Station are some of the worlds most famous golf courses. Owner of the Old Station Colin Wiseman is very familiar with these course and plays them often so can give first hand advice on the best courses to play in the area.

Golf Courses within 6 miles of The Old station

The Old Course
The New Course
The Eden
The Jubilee
The Balgove (9 holes)
The Castle ( bottom of the road ) all these courses can be booked through www.standrews.org.uk
The Torrance and The Kittock at Fairmont
These courses can be booked through www.fairmont.com/standrews

Kings Barns - this course can be booked through www.kingsbarnslinks.com

Crail - this course can be booked through www.crailgolfingsociety.co.uk

Tourist And Visitor Attraction In St Andrews

St Andrews and the surrounding areas are lines with picturesque beaches and places of interest including

Kings Barns Beach
Fife Coastal Path
Tentsmuir forest and beach
only 5 miles from The Old Station Guest House, St Andrews isThe Secret Bunker. Hidden beneath a farmhouse for over 40 years and now open to the public, the Secret Bunker is a must see tourist attraction.

Anstruther, just 15 minutes drive from The Old Station is a quaint fishing village which is steeped in history.
Visit the Scottish Fisheries Museum website for more information.

A Brief History Of St Andrews
St Andrews is a university town and was named after Saint Andrews the Apostle now our Patron Saint the cathedral of St Andrews was founded in 1158, today you can visit the ruins and climb the Square tower which is still standing 33 metres high.

St Andrews Castle was the official residence of Scotland's leading Bishop and was the setting for many important events which determined the course of Scottish history, built around 1160AD the castle fell rapidly into ruin in 1592 and you can now view the remains and read about it's past in the visitor centre. The town eventually
grew around the Castle and Cathedral

St Andrews is also known as 'The Home of Golf'. the Royal and Ancient golf club was founded in 1754 although golf had been played here since the 15th Century. There are now 7 public courses, the newest being The Castle Course.

More recently St Andrews became famous as the place that Prince William met and fell in love with Catherine now the Duchess of Cambridge when they both attended university here. They have been regular visitors to the town.