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The Terrace Restaurant

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Strathkinness Low Road | Rufflets St Andrews, St Andrews KY16 9TX, Scotland
+44 1334 472594
12:00 - 21:30
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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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517 reviews
374 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 180 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Enjoyed a lovely Valentine dinner with first class food. From the welcome when we arrived, to our departure, the quality of service was exceptional. The amuse bouche of scallop on a crouton with pineapple salsa was very good, as was the bread. I chose scallops with pomegranate & hazelnut garnish to start, then had a twice cooked cheese soufflé served... More 

Thank MLW28
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went for afternoon tea at Rufflets and we were immediately impressed by the entrance and lobby. It was all downhill from there. The staff weren't bad, but just didn't seem all that bothered that they had customers in. The waitress asked on at least 3 occasions about allergies, (once would have been enough) but disappeared with items not served and... More 

2 Thank Bruceart
Livingston, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Took my parents and son here today for lunch to celebrate mum's 80th as she has always wanted to dine at Rufflets. Great choice! The food was fab, in fact my son declared it the best tasting meal he had ever had. The staff were just delightful - cheery, helpful, obliging and attentive without being intrusive. Couldn't fault it. We'll... More 

1 Thank ShirleyMac13
Greenville SC
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51 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2017

Our family of 6 had Christmas dinner here. Lovely, charming atmosphere. Loved how they sat us in the bar before our seating for relaxing drinks before dinner and then afterwards for after dinner drinks or tea/coffee. Food was very good. Service was very good. Meal was complete with Christmas crackers. A very enjoyable time for this family from USA!

Thank Kim G
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14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2016

We arrived on time for our Sunday lunch and were asked by Reception to take a seat in the lounge, which we did. This has been standard practice previously, so we didn't think anything of it. Minutes ticked by and we were effectively ignored. One couple appeared to be told to go straight to the Restaurant, where they were greeted... More 

Thank Watsie127
Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 December 2016

The service and food were excellent, they must have a very creative Chef. Cosy environment and was nice to have coffee after the meal by the fireside.

Thank gordonmurray0003
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137 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 December 2016

The food in this restaurant is outstanding, great menu choices, beautiful restaurant with lovely views over the gardens.

Thank molliescotland
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12 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2016 via mobile

Once again Rufflets excelled in providing excellent food & service. My daughter who is Vegan. The chef advised what food would be available. This is going the the extra meal in providing outstanding customer service. We all thoroughly enjoyed our experience dining at the hotel. The waiting staff were very attentive as always. Thank you for making our family meal... More 

Thank Norrie H
StephenOwen, General Manager at The Terrace Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Norrie Many thanks for the very kind feedback - Chef is always happy to be able to alter what he offers on the menus to be able to suit our customers with special requests - I know that you had been in touch with the team prior to your dinner, and I was pleased to see that all had... More 

Cardiff, United Kingdom
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37 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016

I booked an afternoon tea for two people at the Rufflets Hotel using a Gift Card that I received for my birthday. The hotel is very quaint inside and decorated lovely. We were seated in the tea room and were the first people to arrive for afternoon tea (3pm) so took the opportunity to sit at the window seats. We... More 

Thank Angelica O
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80 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 November 2016

Took a friend for lunch, three of us. Greeted nicely and sat on comfortable sofas for a short time, our choice as we had arrived earlier than intended. The menu is comfortably short with good choices. We all had 2 courses which were beautifully presented and very tasty. Coffee was good and served in a nicely furnished sitting room. Staff... More 

Thank Willows6

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$10 - US$43
British, Scottish, European, Gluten Free Options
Drinks, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar, Reservations, Waitstaff, Free Off-Street Parking, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Outdoor Seating, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Romantic
Open Hours
12:00 - 21:30
12:00 - 21:30
12:00 - 21:30
12:00 - 21:30
12:00 - 21:30
12:00 - 21:30
12:00 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Strathkinness Low Road | Rufflets St Andrews, St Andrews KY16 9TX, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Fife  >  St Andrews
  • Phone Number: +44 1334 472594
We strive to provide a range of fabulous dishes, using the best of local produce, handled with passion, care and knowledge. The elegant, relaxing and spacious 2AA Rosette Terrace Restaurant offers a seasonally changing a la carte menu. At Rufflets, we spend much time sourcing the ingredients for our menus - working with local small producers within the region, to find the very best of what is available. We are also proud to be able to boast "zero food miles" for the herbs, vegetables and soft fruits grown in our grounds. Chef David Kinnes and our gardener, Phil Harper, work together to supply the kitchen with an eclectic range of fresh produce all year round. All this effort has been recognised by VisitScotland who awarded 'Taste our Best' for use of Scotlands' Larder, presentation, quality and service standards. To complement your meal, our wonderful cellar offers an eclectic choice of wines from around the globe, including an extensive selection of half bottles and wines by the glass.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?