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Playfair's Restaurant

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Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2018 Winner
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Food and ambience

Local cuisine, European, British, Soups, Scottish, Vegetarian Friendly
Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Groups

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About
Playfair's is one of the oldest established restaurants in St Andrews and continues to offer great value for high end casual dining in a relaxed and welcoming atmosphere. All our food is freshly prepared with ingredients from local independent businesses wherever possible. Our dishes are created in house by our experienced chefs led by Head Chef Duncan McLachlan. Duncan's skills were refined at Gleneagles before he joined Playfair's last year, and we now have three highly trained Gleneagles chefs. To complement the food there is a tempting wine list with great choices offered at reasonable prices. Children can enjoy their own exciting menu, also prepared from fresh ingredients, in both Playfair's
PRICE RANGE
US$6 - US$45
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
CUISINES
European, British, Soups, Scottish
FEATURES
Free Wifi, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Accepts Credit Cards
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Reviewed 5 days ago

We were really looking forward to our return to Playfairs as we were again visiting St Andrews. Booked in advance for 6 adults. Our previous visits have been fabulous. This evening this was far from the case. Restaurant was busy but there seemed to be...More

Date of visit: February 2019
1  Thank Kate M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Went to this restaurant tonight 02 Feb, so glad we went. The food was amazing, full of flavour, beautifully presented. The staff were exceptional, very friendly, always smiling and attentive! I would highly recommend this restaurant, absolutely love it! Thanks everyone for such a lovely...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank 353stellam
PlayfairHotelsLtd, Manager at Playfair's Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear 353stallam, Thank you for writing this amazing review. I am glad to hear that you enjoyed your food. We strive to provide amazing dishes using only the best ingredients. I am also glad you enojoyed the service. I will pass these lovely comments onto...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My partner and I dined here last night and thoroughly enjoyed our meal. We were warmly greeted by the Manager and shown to our table. It was a busy Saturday night so it was a little while before our drink order was taken. No problem...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Jordan T
PlayfairHotelsLtd, Manager at Playfair's Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear Jordan T, Thank you for taking time to write us this review. I am glad you enjoyed your meal with us. Your comments have been noted and I will take action for your return. Looking forward to welcoming you back to Playfair's Kind Regards,...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

One of the best steaks I’ve ever had,cooked to perfection ,as was everything on the plate ! Really nice place to eat,excellent service from the young man that served us and fantastic quality of food from the skilled chef, would highly recommend this place and...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank colinh898
PlayfairHotelsLtd, Manager at Playfair's Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear Colin H, Thank you for writing this amazing review! I am glad that you really enjoyed both the food and service from or team at Playfair's! We look forward to welcoming you back again. Kind Regards Scott Harris Restaurant Manager

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We exploded through the door of this lovely restaurant on a Sunday lunchtime, causing chaos, with a screaming baby, two 5 year olds and a toddler. The gentleman who greeted us at the door and served us throughout was exceptionally friendly, welcoming and accommodating. He...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank ellier597
PlayfairHotelsLtd, Manager at Playfair's Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear ellier597, Thank you for this wonderful review! I am glad you enjoyed our friendly family service. At Playfair's one of our main focuses is our guests and I'm glad your family was comfortable. I am also really glad you enjoyed our food. Finally, the...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Not the biggest menu, but very nicely prepared and served and reasonably priced. Wine was a bit steep in contrast, but nice selection. Breakfast was great!More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Peter G
PlayfairHotelsLtd, Manager at Playfair's Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Dear Peter G, Thank you for taking time for writing this review! I am glad you enjoyed both the food and service. We try to offer a variety of dishes which cater to everyone's needs. I am also glad you enjoyed breakfast. We look forward...More

Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Saw this on Tripadvisor, arrived on a Saturday afternoon and it was completely empty. Not always a good sign. But first impressions were wrong. Welcoming atmosphere. Kind staff, courteous and warm. Family friendly and helped us take care of our one year old. We had...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Bimbo2Baggins
PlayfairHotelsLtd, Manager at Playfair's Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Dear Bimbo2Baggins, Thank you for taking time to write us this review. I am glad you liked the atmosphere in the restaurant and that the staff catered to your needs. I am also glad to hear you loved our food at Playfair's. The highlander burger...More

Reviewed 28 December 2018 via mobile

Why close at Christmas? We’ve come for a visit, so disappointed to not eat at our favourite Playfairs as it’s closed. Competition in the adamson now. Equally as good. Had you not been closed, we’d be regularly at playfairs. But now we have to choose...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank JHill486
Reviewed 12 December 2018

Visited recently for birthday meal with husband and thoroughly enjoyed our meal. Lovely setting and the staff were superb - short handed but nothing was too much trouble and great care taken to see that we were enjoying our meal. Steaks were superb - tastiest...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank couchant
PlayfairHotelsLtd, Restaurant Supervisor at Playfair's Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 13 December 2018

Dear couchant, Thank you for taking time to write us this review! I am glad to hear you enjoyed your dining experience with us at Playfair's. Our steaks come in fresh daily from our butcher John Henderson's in Glenrothes and we take great pride in...More

Reviewed 27 November 2018 via mobile

We found this place on trip advisor and noticed the good reviews, although the restaurant doesn’t look like much from the outside, it was incredible. One of the best steaks I’ve ever had, I even got the skewer with king prawns which were amazing. The...More

Date of visit: November 2018
1  Thank hollyf338
PlayfairHotelsLtd, Manager at Playfair's Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 30 November 2018

Dear Holly f, Thank you for a fantastic review, We are glad you were able to celebrate your birthday with a lovely meal here at the Playfair's restaurant. We pride ourselves in sourcing local produce that cooks well and tastes great. Scott your waiter is...More

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Ernie N
12 March 2017|
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Response from PlayfairHotelsLtd | Property representative |
Yes we do! the menu is available to view on our website
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Ktbeagle
26 October 2015|
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Response from PlayfairHotelsLtd | Property representative |
Hi Ktbeagle, Thanks for your enquiry. We will have our TVs on in Playfair's during lunch time (12pm-5pm) and we can put it on the Rugby channel for you if it's not already!
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