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Road Hole Restaurant
Ranked #35 of 141 Restaurants in St Andrews
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$24 - US$70
Cuisines: British, Contemporary, Scottish
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Restaurant details
Good for: View, Groups, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Romantic
Dining options: Dinner, After-hours, Lunch, Full Bar, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Validated Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: With an award-winning team, the very best of Scotland’s larder and a passion and flare for the delicious and delectable. This is the Road Hole Restaurant at the Old Course Hotel - The Home of Scottish Cuisine in the Home of Golf.
United Kingdom
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Reviewed 11 May 2014 via mobile

This is a less is more review.

Venue, ambience and view exceptional.

Service levels of the highest standard.

The tasting menu was both delicious and imaginative. Have eaten tasting menus in Michelin star restaurants and the food compares favourably. Well worth the money.

Will certainly dine here again. Well done Old Course Hotel.

Visited May 2014
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Auckland, New Zealand
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
“Excellent experience all round”
Reviewed 21 April 2014

Thank you to Gordon for the welcome, to Chris, our wait person, to the other staff, for a wonderful first time experience of the taste menu. We had a prime table overlooking the golf course and so were able to watch the last of the golfers and watch the fog roll in and out which was quite dramatic. The taste menu was varied, portions were just right and I managed to get through all of it. I particularly enjoyed the haibut dish, although all were very flavioursome with some interesting combinations of taste. The waiters were knowledgeble about the food and friendly in a very professional manner. Their timing was spot on. It was the birthday of one of the party and at then end a plate of petit fours with Happy Birthday in chocolate was a very nice touch. I thoroughly enjoyed the evening. Thank you all very much

  • Visited April 2014
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Thank bjm286
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St Andrews, United Kingdom
1 review
“Great Service”
Reviewed 30 March 2014

Great lunch out with my family for my gran's 70th!
Our waiter, Josh, gave fantastic service and was really friendly!
I was especially impressed with the complimentary chocolates arranged at the last minute for my gran!
Overall great experience!

  • Visited March 2014
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“Over priced”
Reviewed 27 March 2014

Nice decor but very quite so atmosphere wasn't really there. Nice food but the portion sizes are extremely small yet the price was very large. On but not great

  • Visited February 2014
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Thank heather791212
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OldCourseHotel, General Manager at Road Hole Restaurant, responded to this review, 29 April 2014
Dear Guest,

Many thanks for taking the time to review the Road Hole Restaurant.

I am disappointed that you felt that the portion sizes were small, however heartened to hear that the food was enjoyable. In The Road Hole we aim to provide a fulfilling meal to our guests and allow them to enjoy the full range of options available throughout the menu, whilst enjoying stunning views across the Old Course to West Sands beach. I do hope that you will return to the Old Course Hotel and enjoy our range of dining options in the future.

Many Thanks,

David Scott
Director of Operations
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“Excellent Food But Small Portions And Very Pricey”
Reviewed 18 March 2014

The quality and presentation of the food in the Road Hole restaurant are excellent but, taking into account the premium prices charged, the portion control is miserly. For the main cousrse I opted for the belly pork which consisted of two cubes of pork only 30mm square. I would suggest that the total cost of the ingredients on the plate to be no more than £2 for a dish priced at £22,
The views from the restaurant are stunning and service was leisurely and efficient without being obtrusive.
If you are happy with small portions beautifully presented then the Road Hole Restaurant is certainly worth a visit. However, there are many other restauarants in St Andrews which serve food of equally good quality and provide much better value for money.

  • Visited March 2014
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Thank joabil
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