This famous restaurant with rooms is now under new ownership after many years; but the high standards seem to have been maintained.
From the outside, the building looks rather like a white-washed pub, but inside, the beamed dining rooms (of which there are three) are bedecked in luxurious fabrics, and all is comfort.
The dinner choice lies between à la carte, the menu of the day, and the tasting menu (the last may only be ordered for your whole table). There's a short set menu at lunchtime, and a few vegetarian offerings.
Expect to find the likes of 'Crispy Home-Smoked Pork Belly with Pearl Barley Poached in Port, Celeriac Purée & Glazed Onions'; 'Lobster Thermidor' or 'Roast Breast & Tortellini of Quail with Black Pudding & Truffled Sherry Velouté'' to start.
Maybe 'Maple-Glazed Breast of Gartmorn Farm Duck with Braised Chicory, Salsify, Pearl Onions & Madeira Sauce'; 'Seared Fillets of Lemon Sole with Poached Lobster, Confit Fennel, Young Leeks & Saffron Dressing' or in winter,'Roast Loin of Venison with Savoyarde Potatoes, Braised Shallots, Red Cabbage & Sauce Grand Veneur' to follow.
Desserts - such as 'Chocolate Delice with Malted Milk Ice Cream, Orange and Pistachios' and 'Iced Toffee Apple Crumble with Cinnamon Ice Cream, Praline Mousse & Butterscotch Sauce'' are excellent, as are the offerings from the cheese trolley.
- Food Style: Modern European
- Lunch: Tues-Sat 12.30-13.30; set L £19 (3 courses); mains about £13 to £16
- Dinner: Tues-Sat 19.00-21.00; set D from £40 (3 courses); mains about £23 to £26
- Seats: 40
- Wine: An enormous wine takes a bit of digestion, but is clearly laid-out. Prices kick off in the low £20's
- Children's portions: Yes, when possible
- Wheelchair access: Yes (also lavatory)
- Nearest station: Cupar Rail (about 6 miles)
- Directions: See the map at the top of the page - situated at the junction of the B940 and B941, 9km SW of St. Andrews
- Parking: Yes
- Rooms available