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Craig Millar @ 16 West End / (previously Seafood Restaurant St Monans)

16 West End, St Monans, Fife, KY10 2BX
Previously named the Seafood Restaurant, there has been an ownership split with what was its sister restaurant at nearby St Andrews.

Both are still amongst Britain's best seafood restaurants. Although having a modern feel, the restaurant was converted from a former fisherman's cottage. The large windows give diners marvellous views over the rocky harbour and the sea towards Bass Rock.

The menu depends largely on the daily catch, but starters such as 'Seared Scallops with Goats' Cheese and Basil Mousse, Sweet and Sour Butternut Squash and a Pumpkin Seed Dressing'; '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 a Herbed Crust with Pancetta, Crab and Mushroom 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'; 'Lemon Thyme Pannacotta' and 'Drambuie and Raspberry Mousse' maintain the high standard. As does their selection of farmhouse cheese.

Eating outside in these pleasant surroundings is a fair weather bonus.

They aim to balance their professional service with unstuffiness.
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Other Details

  • Food Style: Seafood
  • Lunch: Weds-Sun 12.30-14.00; set L £22 (2 courses), £26 (3 courses)
  • Dinner: Weds-Sun 18.30-21.30; set D £35 (2 courses), £45 (3 courses)
  • Seats: 45, plus 30 outside
  • Wine: an excellent list, offers all sorts of various treats. Prices kick off at about £20
  • Children's portions: Yes, when possible
  • Wheelchair access: Yes, including lavatory
  • Directions: close to the harbour - see the map at the top of this page
  • Parking: Yes
  • Closed: Mon, Tues, 25th & 26th Dec, 1st Dec
  • Outside eating

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Contact Details

Tel: 01333-730327
Address: 16 West End, St Monans, Fife, KY10 2BX
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