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“Not What it Used To Be”

Dysart Harbour & Harbourmaster's House
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US$470.79*
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Private Outlander Day Tour from Edinburgh
Ranked #2 of 29 things to do in Kirkcaldy
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 5 August 2014

Have used the Harbourmaster's House Bistro occasionally for a good few years. It is a lovely little spot all round but regrettably it is losing its gloss. Food quality has gone downhill and prices for what you now get are verging on the expensive. Please do not destroy yourself - if times are hard you need to attract a larger clientele by recommendation, not turn your existing trade against you by ruining a well earned reputation.
The community wants this facility to succeed and survive but it needs to maintain its standards from the past.

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Reviewed 21 July 2014

Visiting harbour and harbourmaster's house in a tribute of remembrance to a recently deceased and very valued friend, sadly missed but remembered always.

1  Thank malcolmcarr19ml
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Reviewed 27 May 2014

I grew up visiting Dysart harbour and it is wonderful to see how this lovely old building has been restored and is brought back into use. The cafe is very pleasant indeed and it serves good coffee. There is also a good range of the food of my childhood - stovies, mac & cheese though we never called it that way back. And it would not be Scottish if there were not lots of cakes! Upstairs is the office of Fife Coast and Countryside Trust and they have information and books on the district. Downstairs is an exhibition.
There is much to see in this wee town. Outside is the ancient harbour, no longer exporting coal but safe haven for sailing boats and other craft. Nearby are St Serf's Tower, the Pan Ha' houses, restored and sold on by the National trust for Scotland, and the house that was the birthplace of John MacDouall Stuart who was the first person to cross the continent of Australia from south to north and return alive (it is now a holiday apartment) and much else scattered around what is otherwise a sad town that has seen much of its former glory pass.

1  Thank Kirkcaldylad
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Reviewed 25 May 2014

Very clean, modern; pleasant ambiance. The latte was very good and reasonably priced. The scones were nice but expensive. The first time we went it was 4.20pm (the cafe closes at 5pm) and we were given the strong impression that our presence at that time was unwelcome as cleaning up for the day was in progress. When we returned one morning for a coffee, there was still no warm welcome or conversation. It's a nice place for a snack but don't expect any pleasant chitchat!

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Reviewed 3 May 2014

This is a lovely café, the décor is very fresh and modern and the staff are friendly and service is fast. Prices are reasonable too. It is an ideal place to visit if walking the coastal path, or just drive to Dysart! It has an interesting room downstairs to learn a little of the Harbourmasters House,Dysarts history and the coastal path. Worth a visit!

1  Thank jasGlenrothes
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