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“Playfair played fair”

Playfair's Restaurant
Ranked #15 of 158 Restaurants in St Andrews
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$6 - US$45
Cuisines: Scottish
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Good for: Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine
Dining options: Dinner, After-hours, Breakfast, Lunch, 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. 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.
Reviewed 22 June 2018

The menu appealed to us much more than any other in St Andrews.
Opens at 12 noon, so we went walkabout waiting for opening time.
So worth the walkabout.
Sophie, young waitress was very welcoming, extremely knowledgeable regarding the menu and all the wines.
As was the Down Under young man (manager? ) didn’t catch your name - sorry!
Food excellent variety on the menu, served promptly, hot and freshly cooked.
Tasty and looked good too.
We will return to here next time we visit St Andrews.
Keep up the good standards.

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Thank HEMac_11
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PlayfairHotelsLtd, Manager at Playfair's Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 22 June 2018

Dear HEMac_11

It was a pleasure serving you today and we are very grateful for the positive comments you have left. Sophie is a great asset to the team and I will make sure she is aware of your kind words.

We look forward to welcoming you back to the Playfairs restaurant.

Kind regards
Down Under young man :)

David
Restaurant Manager

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Reviewed 19 June 2018

After a disappointing meal when we visited in 2017 we were keen to try Playfair's again as it's been a favourite of ours for a while. Glad to say it was back to it's usual good service and reasonably priced food. Our friends were impressed as well and plan to go back.

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Thank spa2n
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PlayfairHotelsLtd, Manager at Playfair's Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 22 June 2018

Dear spa2n,

It is great to hear you have enjoyed your recent meal with us. We are always trying to improve our service and food and appreciate the positive feedback. I hope you can come back soon so we can provide another memorable dinning experience.

Kind regards

David
Playfair's Restaurant Team

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Reviewed 19 June 2018 via mobile

Sat outside on a beautiful day. Had a couple of local ales and their pub food fare. All was good. Service was very good!

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PlayfairHotelsLtd, Manager at Playfair's Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 22 June 2018

Dear spikenails,

Thank you for your review, I am glad you have been able to enjoy our patio in the sunshine. We hope the sunshine continues for summer so you can come back and enjoy our wonderful offerings again.

Kind regards

David
Playfair's Restaurant Team

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Reviewed 15 June 2018

My husband and I were looking for a place to get a good meal after golf that wasn't real expensive but had great food and we found it at Playfairs Restaurant. Both our meals were execellent but the chicken pie I had stood out. I usually put tobasco sauce on my pot pies here in the US and when I asked for hot sauce was surprised that they had good ole Louisiana tobasco sauce there as well. Also the wines they served were really tasty as well. Much enjoyed our meals.

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Thank ldoster
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PlayfairHotelsLtd, Manager at Playfair's Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 16 June 2018

Dear ldoster, Thank you very much for a wonderful review we appreciate your nice comments. As a family run business we pride ourselves in providing fantastic homemade food at a reasonable price.We would like to welcome you back to the Playfairs restaurant next time your travels take you through st Andrews.

Kind regards, David

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Reviewed 31 May 2018

Located in probably one of the best areas in St Andrews , Playfairs is conveniently located. My wife and I thoroughly enjoyed our diner ( I had a Linguine entrée and the Halibut as the main - both just great ). The menu is extensive and complimented by a reasonably priced and substantial wine list.
The staff were friendly and efficient. The inside décor is of superior quality , exterior is average.,

Thank spikeoscar
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PlayfairHotelsLtd, Manager at Playfair's Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 1 June 2018

Dear Spikeoscar,

Thank you for your review upon your recent visit to Playfair's Restaurant.

We are delighted to hear that both you and your wife enjoyed your dinner with us. Your comments have been passed onto the team and are greatly appreciated.

We take great pride in our restaurant, including our outside patio's. With us being located in Scotland however, we do keep our outside area minimalistic given the weather we are faced with.

We welcome you back and hope to see you again soon.

Kind reagrds,
Ailsa

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