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Playfair's Restaurant

2 Playfair Terrace | North Street, St Andrews KY16 9HX, Scotland
+44 1334 472970
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Overview
  • Excellent65%
  • Very good28%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“steak” (131 reviews)
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CUISINES
European, British, Soups, Scottish, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
££ - £££
RATINGS
Service
Food
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Atmosphere
LOCATION
2 Playfair Terrace | North Street, St Andrews KY16 9HX, Scotland
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

The service was prompt and courteous. We had wonderful steaks with various sides including fresh vegetables, tasty potatoes, and others. The sticky taffey pudding wth Smokey whiskey vanilla ice cream was the best. Excellent restaurant.

Thank Vikingtravellers
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

I booked to eat at Playfairs Restaurant when staying in the Ardgowan hotel. We were in on a busy Saturday night and sat in a nice wee table for two beside the front door. The food, drinks and service were all perfect. I had pigeon...More

Thank LWFB1984
PlayfairHotelsLtd, Restaurant Manager at Playfair's Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Dear LWFB1984, Thank you for taking the time to leave us such a wonderful review! We love hearing our customer feedback, especcially when you've clearly had such a great time! Our thick cut chips are amazing if I do so so myself. Even better Smothered...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The choice on the menu was really interesting and I had the pigeon for my starter and it was one of the tastiest dishes I've eaten in a long time. Good menu and caters for fish eaters and meat eaters alike! Service attentive - a...More

Thank Melanie B
PlayfairHotelsLtd, Restaurant Manager at Playfair's Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear Melanie B, Thank you for taking the time to leave us such a lovely review! We love hearing our customers feedback and esspecially when youv'e had an all in all, good evening. We welcome you back when you are next in St. Andrews and...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We booked a night's stay in St Andrews to enjoy a bit of golfin' on the links where we hoped to wrestle with our mashies on the way to a good score. This didn't transpire but nevertheless we were in hearty mood to enjoy our...More

Thank ProfessorGoldfish
PlayfairHotelsLtd, Restaurant Manager at Playfair's Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear ProfessorGOldfish, Thank you for taking the time to leave us such a tremendous review! We love hearing all of our customers feeback esspecially when you've had such and outstanding experience! We are glad you found our steaks to be "top notch" and I have...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Had a great seat by the window in what is a really inviting atmosphere. The food was good from starter to desert. Great choice of well priced wine to suit all pockets In the centre of St Andrews and popular so book in advanceMore

Thank Peter W
PlayfairHotelsLtd, Restaurant Manager at Playfair's Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear Peter W, Thank you for taking the time to leave us such a lovely review! We love recieving feedback from all of our customers and its great to hear the we have such a welcoming atmosphere! We welcome you back next time you're visiting...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

After a day trip to St Andrews my fiancee and I decided to stay the night and got a B&B for the night. We happened to get recommend Playfair fir dinner from a pub we were in and it did not disappoint. Food was excellent,...More

Thank Douglas R
PlayfairHotelsLtd, Restaurant Manager at Playfair's Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear Douglas R, Thank you for taking the time to leave us such a kind review! We are so happy to hear how much you and your fiancee enoyed yourselves and found our staff to be so attentive, even through a busy rush! you're right,...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Was going out as family as usual have been here about 7 times before food is good but service was very poor Jordana was our server was very abrupt and slamming plates down and icing on cake was reminds us at 8.40 table will be...More

Thank Gary G
PlayfairHotelsLtd, Owner at Playfair's Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear Gary G, I'm very disappointed to read your review about your recent experience at Playfair's. I have spoken to Jordanne about the events that occurred and I believe your review to be quite inaccurate. When you book a table online with us we respectfully...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Small restaurant but friendly. Not especially cheap and a fairly limited menu. Husband and daughter really enjoyed their steak. This comes with a mushroom and tomato and just one choice of side. I had salmon, again one choice of side, so portions are quite small.More

Thank harvey10
PlayfairHotelsLtd, Restaurant Manager at Playfair's Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Dear Harvey10, Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review. Here, at Playfair's we are a small family run hotel & restaurant and it's great to hear that you found our staff to be so friendly! As we are aiming for our...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was definitely one of our best meals while traveling Scotland. We found the menu to be very creative and with many good choices. After traveling 2 weeks plus in a wonderful country we were pleased to have a dining experience with some creative flair...More

Thank Ontheroadagainsoon
PlayfairHotelsLtd, Restaurant Manager at Playfair's Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Dear ontheroadagainsoon, Thank you for taking the time to leave us such a kind review! It's always great hearing such positive feedback from our customers. Thank you for recomending us and we hope to see you again next time you are visiting St Andrews! Warmest...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The second time we have been gere and again we were really happy. We sat outside for a snack lunch and were really happy with the food. In particular the scotch egg, freeshly cooked, was excellent. Great service again and a good place in my...More

Thank BrushM
PlayfairHotelsLtd, Restaurant Manager at Playfair's Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Dear BrushM, Thank you for taking the time to write us such a lovely review! We are so happy to hear how much you enjoyed your lunch with us, especially our homemade black pudding scotch egg! We welcome you back and look forward to seeing...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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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$7 - US$46
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Free Wifi, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover
Good for
Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 17:00
18:00 - 22:00
Monday
12:00 - 17:00
18:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
12:00 - 17:00
18:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
12:00 - 17:00
18:00 - 22:00
Thursday
12:00 - 17:00
18:00 - 22:00
Friday
12:00 - 17:00
18:00 - 22:00
Saturday
12:00 - 17:00
18:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2 Playfair Terrace | North Street, St Andrews KY16 9HX, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Fife  >  St Andrews
  • Phone Number: +44 1334 472970
  • E-mail
Description
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. We also serve a wide selection of beers including more unusual choices such as a St Andrews Ale and our very own Playfair's Ale Our day menu is available from12 noon in the restaurant and bar and offers dishes for a casual meal such as Bookmaker Sandwiches and Highlander Steak Burgers as well as homemade soup and fresh salads. Alongside this, the brand new lunch menu, served until 6pm in the restaurant, offers a choice of delicious dishes for a fixed price of £12.95 for two courses and £14.95 for three. The A La Carte menu, served from 6pm, has a range of dishes from prime steaks served with chunky hand cut chips and local mussels in a spiced tomato sauce to more exotic daily specials which celebrate the best in seasonal produce. Children can enjoy their own exciting menu, also prepared from fresh ingredients, in both Playfair's restaurant and bar. Join us in Playfair's and enjoy good food as it should be.
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