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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:

The Balaka
3 Alexandra Place, St Andrews
Tel : 01334 474825
Serves award winning, traditional Bangladeshi & Indian cuisine - a St Andrews institution. Dishes feature Scottish produce including organic herbs grown from the proprietors own garden. Currently listed in the top 10 curry houses in the UK, a richly deserved accolade. Friendly ambience and open until late, but can get busy so often best to book.

The Doll´s House
3 Church Square, St Andrews
Tel: 01334 477422
Very popular restaurant with food on offer incorporating French-Scottish influences. The varied menu changes regularly and caters well for vegetarians. There is a comprehensive list of wines and beers here and scottish fiddle evenings are a popular draw on Thursdays.

The Grange Inn
Grange Road, St Andrews
Tel: 01334 472670
This charming 17th century inn with superb views over St Andrews Bay has imaginative modern scottish cuisine as well as classic scots dishes on offer. Friendly and attentive service. Slightly out of town centre.

L´Orient Restaurant & Lounge
62 Market Street, St Andrews
Tel: 01334 470000
A husband and wife team, working with a kitchen and waiting crew comprising many Thai staff, have created a friendly and bustling operation. Varied menu and banquets. Good drinks list. Late night opening at the weekend.

The Seafood Restaurant
Below The Scores, St Andrews
Tel: 01334 479475
This new addition to the St Andrews restaurant scene, sees a new sibling for the excellent eponymous establishment in St Monans. Housed in a new glass-walled building, perched immediately over the sea. 3 AA Rosettes.

Ziggy´s
6 Murray Place, St Andrews
Tel: 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.