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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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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

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 3 days ago NEW

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

Thank molliescotland
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11 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW 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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36 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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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81 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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
Perth and Kinross, United Kingdom
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26 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Spent a couple of enjoyable hours here with my girlfriend Gill (from Dundee). Gill had a "canon" of beef and I had the fish pie followed by the panacotta all well first class, Gill had even mentioned she thought the panacotta was better than any she had tasted in Italy(and she has been from Turin in the North to Rome... More 

Thank AntonioMacaronio3101
StephenOwen, General Manager at The Terrace Restaurant, responded to this review

Delighted to read that you had enjoyed the lunch - especially the Pannacotta (we do have an Italian chef in the team at the moment so it should be good!). Hope that you might find a date to come and see us again soon - all three fire places are being well used at the moment....... Regards Stephen Owen General... More 

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126 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We visited here today for lunch. On arrival you were greeted at the reception and were offered drinks in the lounge or at our table. It was an excellent menu and very reasonably priced. Service was friendly and efficient and the could not be faulted. Would also be a great hotel for a weekend break. If you are ever in... More 

Thank paterson5
StephenOwen, General Manager at The Terrace Restaurant, responded to this review

Many thanks for taking the time to leave your thoughts, we were delighted to see that you had enjoyed the lunch. We work hard to ensure that we offer the quality expected and at a good price (some people feel that we are expensive....). Hope to be able to welcome you back soon. With my best regards, Stephen Owen General... More 

St Andrews, United Kingdom
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57 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016

The lunch menu is very affordable and there is plenty of choice of high quality options. We chose a great 3 course lunch each & washed it down with prosecco. The menus as always are superb, the restaurant was a bit quiet when we were there but service and food were of a high standard. The location on the Western... More 

Thank WilliamHorn
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11 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016 via mobile

We had a family lunch today. My daughter who is Vegan had a fantastic array of splendid food from starters, main course and dessert. The other members were equally pleased with the superb food we received. The service was as usual exceptional. Great atmosphere very relaxed.

Thank Norrie H
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25 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016 via mobile

We were given a voucher for a 3 course lunch by some friends, and were very impressed by this place just over a mile outside St Andrews. The setting is rather formal for my own personal taste but this added to the grandeur, and certainly suited the menu. I don't like to focus on price but the 2 and 3... More 

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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$9 - US$44
British, Scottish, European, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Drinks, Breakfast, 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
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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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?