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“Great place to eat”

Playfair's Restaurant
Ranked #6 of 142 Restaurants in St Andrews
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$6 - US$44
Cuisines: Scottish
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Restaurant details
Good for: Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, After-hours, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
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.
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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43 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“Great place to eat”
Reviewed 11 August 2014

Had a lovely meal here and very reasonably price. Staff were nice and polite and food was delicious.

  • Visited August 2014
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Thank Fiona M
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ArdgowanHotel, Manager at Playfair's Restaurant, responded to this review, 14 August 2014
Dear Fiona M,

Thank you for taking the time to review our restaurant. We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed your meal with us and look forward to welcoming you back next time you visit St Andrews

Regards

Darren Trimble
Restaurant Manager
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Mablethorpe, United Kingdom
1 review
“Visit to St Andrews”
Reviewed 10 August 2014

We have been to this restaurant many times before and never been disappointed. The staff are always very polite and very friendly. We would definitely recommend this place.

  • Visited July 2014
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Thank wheels3406
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ArdgowanHotel, Deputy Manager at Playfair's Restaurant, responded to this review, 11 August 2014
Dear wheels3406,

Thank you so much for taking the time to give us such a great 5* review! We are always striving to make sure that our guests have a wonderful experience while they are here, and it's nice to know that this has not gone unnoticed. We're glad you keep coming back to us and look forward to having you again!

Many Regards,

Rhea Weston
Deputy Manager
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Nice dinner”
Reviewed 7 August 2014

We had a nice dinner after a round of golf. The food was very good, both the ribeye and the mango sorbet for dessert, The service was perfect. Highly recomendable!

  • Visited August 2014
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Thank Calle P
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ArdgowanHotel, Manager at Playfair's Restaurant, responded to this review, 9 August 2014
Hello Calle P,

Thank you for your review! We are pleased to know that you enjoyed every aspect of your time with us at Playfair's, both the food and the service. Thank you for your future recommendations, and we look forward to being able to welcome you back soon!

Regards,

Darren Trimble
Restaurant Manager
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New York City, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Reviewed with Ardgowan Hotel”
Reviewed 5 August 2014

Ardgowan Hotel restaurant. Food is good with local ingredients. Not gourmet but substantial. Serves late - until 10 PM.

Visited July 2014
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ArdgowanHotel, Manager at Playfair's Restaurant, responded to this review, 7 August 2014
Hello WorldTraveler75968,

Thank you for taking the time to fill out a review for us. We're glad to know that you not only enjoyed your stay at the Ardgowan, but also that you enjoyed your meal with us as well. We do pride ourselves in using fresh, local ingredients at Playfair's, and we're glad that you appreciated this. Should you be visiting St Andrews again in the future, we would be happy to serve you again!

Regards,

Darren Trimble,
Restaurant Manager
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“Excellent!!”
Reviewed 5 August 2014 via mobile

Everything is perfect. We tried haggis, fish & chips, and ribeye. I will defiantly recommend this lovely restaurant to my friend!

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Thank 笑尘 王
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ArdgowanHotel, Manager at Playfair's Restaurant, responded to this review, 7 August 2014
Hello,

Thank you for taking the time to fill out an excellent review for us! We're so pleased to hear that you enjoyed your meals while you were with us and that you will wholeheartedly recommend us to your friends. We hope to see you again soon for another fantastic meal!

Regards,

Darren Trimble
Restaurant Manager
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