One of Britain's best seafood restaurants, another being Craig Millar @ West End (q.v.) - not so far away.
The building itself is also designed to impress, appearing to be suspended over the bay. While clever use of interior lighting enforces this impression - making you feel that you might be at sea.
Food is produced in an open plan kitchen, also adding to the theatre.
The menu depends largely on the daily catch, but starters such as 'Seared Scallops and Foie Gras with Beans and Pesto'; 'Lobster Salad with a Mango and Chili Sauce and Parsley Risotto' and 'Escabeche of Red Mullet with a Cherry Tomato and Chili Fondue and Beetroot syrup' set the style.
Maybe to be followed by 'Baked Halibut with Shellfish Risotto'; 'Grilled Fillet of Cod dusted with Cajun Spices, with Roast Fennel and Garlic and Herb Butter' or a token offer to carnivores, like 'Breast of Duck with Dauphinoise Potatoes'.
Desserts, such as 'Pineapple Pain Perdu' and 'Drambuie and Raspberry Mousse' maintain the high standard; as does their selection of farmhouse cheese.
They aim to balance their professional service with unstuffiness.
- Food Style: Seafood
- Lunch: Mon-Sat 12.00-14.30; Sun 12.30-15.00; Express L £12.95 (2 courses); set L £22 (2 courses), £26 (3 courses)
- Dinner: all week; 18.30-22.00; set D £38 (2 courses), £45 (3 courses), £52 (4 courses); Tasting Menu £67.50 (6 courses)
- Seats: 60, plus 25 outside
- Wine: a good list, obviously concentrating on whites, kicks off in the low £20's, and offers a good selection by the glass
- Children's portions: When possible at lunchtime, no children under 12 at dinner
- Wheelchair access: Yes, including lavatory
- Nearest station: Leuchars
- Directions: See the map at ther top of the page
- Parking: Car park nearby
- Closed: 25th & 26th Dec, 1st Jan
- Outside eating