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The 10 best restaurants and gourmet pubs in St. Andrews, Scotland

on the Scottish coast and home to St Andrews is the oldest university in Scotland and a city full of history, beauty and diverse local culture. Heavily proud of its heritage and small town, St Andrews has managed to fend off many of the larger chain restaurants and fast food outlets, relying instead on its enormous variety of independent cafes and restaurants. Here we list the 10 best restaurants in St. Andrews.

St. Andrews Cathedral / | © Pixabay Blackhorn Restaurant, eatery, European, $$$

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A small, quirky little establishment, Blackhorn is a must for every burger lover. The restaurant has a simple, reduced menu that focuses primarily on quality. All meat is sourced from the region and delivered daily. The result is juicy, melting burgers that can be garnished with cheese, bacon, lettuce or the special black horn sauce. They also have a range of their own toasted wraps that can be filled with gourmet ingredients like Milano salami, harissa, hummus, and suntanned tomatoes, and thick, creamy milkshakes made with fresh ice cream. The restaurant has a small town, American-diner feel, with cozy sitting areas, burgers scattered around in red and white checked paper, and whimsical cow-themed.

Learn more Mon - Thu: 11:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m. Fri - Sat: 11:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m. Sun: 12:00 p.m. - 9:00 a.m. 10 Church Street, Saint Andrews, Scotland, KY16 9NW , UK +441334476777 Go to website

Meals:

Lunch, dinner

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Cozy, Funky, Casual Balgove Larder Restaurant, Cafe, European, €€€

Butchers / | © Sofia Dench / Flickr
Balgove Larder is on the outskirts of St. Andrews in the midst of beautiful, extensive farmland and is a butcher, farm shop, café and restaurant all rolled into one. An old converted barn filled with wooden boxes, wooden beams and a fire pit. The building exudes a rustic charm that perfectly complements its old-fashioned, rural setting. Balgove Larder's focus is on a farm-to-table approach to food, with all of its products sourced locally. The cafe is open all year round and serves delicious breakfasts and a variety of light lunches such as sandwiches and soups. The Steak Barn restaurant is open from April to October and offers hearty meals made with meat from their own butcher's shop.

More info Mon - Sun: 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Saint Andrews, Scotland, KY16 9SF, United Kingdom +441334898145 Visit website

Dining options:

Brunch, breakfast, lunch

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Casual, Fancy Forgan's Restaurant, European, British, $$$

Pork tenderloin / | © Pixabay
Forgan's is a St. Andrews institution and a favorite with locals, students and tourists alike. The restaurant is located in an old golf club factory and has charming boxes of produce and fairy lights that lead to the main entrance. Visitors step through the doors through an impressive interior. Gold-colored lanterns hang low from the ceiling, old-fashioned farmhouse tables are paired with contemporary chairs, and spacious private alcoves with bookcases and curios line one side of the room, creating the perfect juxtaposition of rustic and industrial aesthetics. The menu includes delicious classics from British classics, such as the duck shepherd cake or haggis with neeps, tatties and whiskey sauce. On Fridays and Saturdays, dinner ends in a traditional ceilidh with a live band.

More info Mon - Wed: 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Thu: 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 a.m. Fri: 11:00 a.m. - 2:00 a.m. Sat: 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 a.m. Sun: 10:00 am - 12:00 am Visit the website of Saint Andrews, Scotland, KY16 9PB, UK +441334466973

Meals:

Lunch, dinner

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Casual Das Jigger Inn Restaurant, European, British, $$$
St. Andrews is known not only for its beautiful scenery and historic university, but also for being one of the best golfing destinations in the world. Thousands of people flock to the city to enjoy its scenic golf courses. The Jigger Inn perfectly blends this aspect of the city's culture with luxurious dining. The restaurant is located in a 19th century mansion on the Old Course, a prestigious golf course that stretches along the coast of St Andrews. The menu offers a selection of international, homemade dishes - from the grilled rib-eye steak to the aromatic Thai green curry - and a large selection of drinks, including the in-house beer.

For more info Mon - Sat: 11:00 am - 11:00 pm Old Station Road, Saint Andrews, Scotland, UK +441334474371 Visit website

Meals:

Lunch, dinner

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Fine Dining Little Italy Restaurant, European, Italian, $$$

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St. Andrews Little Italy has all the character and charm of an authentic little Italian restaurant. The interior is small and intimate, with red walls and tall candles in old wine bottles at every table, creating a warm, cozy atmosphere. Red and white checked tablecloths, framed vintage posters, black and white photographs and a bright red and green blanket add to the authentic Italian flair. This carries over to the menu. The pizzas are served with stretched, crispy bases and generously topped with traditional tomato sauce, mozzarella and various toppings, while the pasta dishes are an explosion of rich sauces, spices and fresh herbs.

For more info Mon - Sun: 12:00 pm - 10:30 pm 2 Logies Lane, City Center, Saint Andrews, Scotland, KY16 9NL, UK +441334479299 Visit website

Dining options:

Lunch, dinner, late evening

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Cozy Maisha Restaurant, Asian, Indian, none

Prawn curry | © Geoff Peters / Flickr
Maisha was named one of the top five restaurants for curry in Scotland by the Scottish Curry Awards in 2011, and just one visit is enough to show you why. They specialize in authentic Indian and Bengali cuisine using traditional techniques while also taking inspiration from the fresh local ingredients and flavors of their Scottish coastal environment. The result is a variety of classic and experimental fish and seafood specialties as well as more traditional meat and vegetarian dishes. Highlights of the menu include the tandoori salmon, which is cooked with fresh Scottish salmon and marinated in spices and grilled, as well as royal chicken with fresh garlic, ginger, and coriander and spices.

Further information Mon - Thu: 12:00 p.m. - 2:30 a.m. Mon - Thu: 5:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m. Fri - Sun: 12:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. Fri - Sun: 5:00 p.m. - 12:00 p.m. 5 College St, Saint Andrews, Scotland, KY16 9AA, UK +441334476666

Meals:

Lunch, dinner

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Relaxed, traditional North Point Cafe, British, $$$

Smoked salmon and cream cheese | © Jessica Spengler / Flickr
North Point made a name for itself in St. Andrew's day as one of Prince William and Kate Middleton's favorite hangouts, but this charming café was well worth a visit. Just a few minutes' walk from the beach, the bustling, cozy atmosphere is an ideal place for casual study or a relaxed brunch with friends. The breakfast menu offers something for everyone, from freshly baked scones and tea to an extravagant breakfast burrito, while the lunch menu includes a selection of soups, panini and toasted bagels. Try the North Point Bagel with smoked salmon, cream cheese, bacon, arugula and mango chutney for a unique, delicious experience.

Learn more Mon - Fri: 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Sat: 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Sun: 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. 24 North Street, Saint Andrews, Scotland, KY16 9AQ, UK +441334473997

Meals:

All day

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Casual The Seafood Ristorante Restaurant, British, Seafood, €€€

Seafood | © Stu_spivack / Flickr
The Seafood Ristorante is perhaps St Andrews' most dramatic and picturesque place to eat. The restaurant is located on the edge of a high bank with the foaming sea directly below the hotel. Thanks to the floor-to-ceiling windows that make up the four walls, the restaurant offers spectacular views of the Scottish coast. The interior is fresh and contemporary, with white tablecloths and contemporary furnishings that provide a calming contrast to the sweeping views. For seafood enthusiasts, the menu is a treasure trove. Lobster is grilled with garlic butter and served with sautéed potatoes and shrimp, Shetland clams are steamed in local St. Andrews beer, and scallops are fried with broccoli, honey and black pudding for a delicious, fresh fish.

More info Mon - Sat: 12:00 - 22:00 Sun - none: 12:30 - 22:00 Saint Andrews, Scotland, KY16 9AB, UK +441334479475 Visit website

Meals:

Brunch, lunch, dinner, late night

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Casual, Cozy Tailend Restaurant and Fish Bar Restaurant, Seafood, British, $$$

Classic fish and chips / | © Pixabay
A mix of traditional British chippie and contemporary food, the Tailend Restaurant and Fish Bar offers all the satisfaction and palatability of classic fish and chips, with the freshness and quality of a seaside restaurant. All dishes, from your haddock dinner, served battered, breaded or lightly fried with homemade pesto, grilled garlic and Chilli King prawn skewers are freshly made to order, and the Specials Board regularly features seasonal fresh local fish. The restaurant also offers a wide range of wines and locally brewed beers to compliment the dishes, making Tailend the perfect place for a relaxing evening with friends.

For more information Mon - Sun: 11:30 a.m. - 10:00 p.m. 130 Market Street, Saint Andrews, Scotland, KY16 9PD, UK +441334474070 Visit website

Food:

Lunch, dinner, late evening

The atmosphere:

Casual, Cozy The Vic Restaurant, European, North American, none

Mac & Cheese | © Cookbookman17 / Flickr
The Vic is a popular meeting place for students and locals. A staircase printed with comic strips leads to the dining area, where a street sign points the way to burgers and free Wi-Fi. Inside the bar, quirky wire lamps illuminate exposed brick walls, a ceiling-high bar display with unusual bottles, and wall decorations from surfboards to overcrowded bookshelves. The Vic's menu fits in with this eclectic, lively atmosphere with a selection of delicious pub dishes such as macaroni, Cajun-spiced chicken wings with blue cheese dressing, a 2-4-1 burger menu and unique cocktails in rustic jam jars.

For more information Mon - Tue: 10:00 am - 1:00 am Wed - Sat: 10:00 am - 2:00 am Sun: 10:00 am - 1:00 am 1 Saint Marys Place, Saint Andrews, Scotland, United Kingdom +441334476964 Visit website

Dining service:

All day

The atmosphere:

Unusual, bizarre

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