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Playfair's Restaurant

) #6 of 108 Restaurants in St Andrews ₹₹ - ₹₹₹ European, British, Soups
2 Playfair Terrace | North Street, St Andrews KY16 9HX, Scotland
+44 1334 472970
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  • Excellent64%
  • Very good29%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“steak” (132 reviews)
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CUISINES
European, British, Soups, Scottish, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
₹₹ - ₹₹₹
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LOCATION
2 Playfair Terrace | North Street, St Andrews KY16 9HX, Scotland
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1 - 10 of 775 reviews

Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

All courses we had in our group were well presented, good quality and delicious. All steaks cooked to perfection. Service a little slow but they were busy. A little expensive for lunch time menu though.More

Thank Spewy87
PlayfairHotelsLtd, Restaurant Manager at Playfair's Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Dear Spewy87, Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review. It's great to hear how much you enjoyed lunch with us. I am sorry you found our service a bit slow. Lunch time is our busiest service, but we do our best...More

Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We visited this quaint establishment recently for lunch and had a very pleasant surprise. The enviroment is cosy, the staff very attentive and the food delicious. Our starter of mussles in a garlic, butter and cream sauce were extremely tasty. I could have had a...More

Thank BMaksy
PlayfairHotelsLtd, Restuarant Manager at Playfair's Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Dear BMaksy, Thank you for taking the time to leave us such a kind review! We are so happy to hear how much you enjoyed your lunch with us and found our fresh mussels to be so delicious! We hope you will return to try...More

Reviewed 6 days ago

Perfect location just a few doors down from Dunvegan on the corner. Outdoor patio for beautiful evenings meal. Inside is just a little off and needs some finishing touches. We were unlucky at 8 pm, to many kids at tables but THE FOOD was great....More

Thank m p
Reviewed 1 week ago

We booked this restaurant based on Trip Advisors reviews and so happy we did. The entrance is like walking into a farmers market so instantly you think you are about to be served a home cooked meal. You will not be disappointed

Thank Bookit-Packit-Go
PlayfairHotelsLtd, Restaurant Manager at Playfair's Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Dear Bookit-packit-go, Thank you for taking the time to leave us such a lovely review! We are so happy you enjoyed your visit with us and we hope to see you again soon. Warmest Regards, Jordanne Imrie Restaurant Manager

Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and I ate here three times during our 2 wks in St A. Uniformly good food, prompt service, enjoyable meal at reasonable prices. One of the best in St. A. Sister bar next door is a decent pub but not comparable to this...More

Thank jarydzel
PlayfairHotelsLtd, Restaurant Manager at Playfair's Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Dear Jarydzel, Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review! We are so happy to hear how much you enjoyed dining at our restaurant and found "Playfair's Bar" to be a good and decent pub. We welcome you back the next time...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The service was prompt and courteous. We had wonderful steaks with various sides including fresh vegetables, tasty potatoes, and others. The sticky taffey pudding wth Smokey whiskey vanilla ice cream was the best. Excellent restaurant.More

Thank Vikingtravellers
PlayfairHotelsLtd, Restaurant Manager at Playfair's Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear Vikingtravellers, Thank you for taking the time to leave us such a kind review! It's great to hear how much you enjoyed your meals with us, esspecially our delicious homemade sticky toffee pudding! We welcome you back the next time you are visitng St....More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I booked to eat at Playfairs Restaurant when staying in the Ardgowan hotel. We were in on a busy Saturday night and sat in a nice wee table for two beside the front door. The food, drinks and service were all perfect. I had pigeon...More

Thank LWFB1984
PlayfairHotelsLtd, Restaurant Manager at Playfair's Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear LWFB1984, Thank you for taking the time to leave us such a wonderful review! We love hearing our customer feedback, especcially when you've clearly had such a great time! Our thick cut chips are amazing if I do so so myself. Even better Smothered...More

Reviewed 13 July 2017

The choice on the menu was really interesting and I had the pigeon for my starter and it was one of the tastiest dishes I've eaten in a long time. Good menu and caters for fish eaters and meat eaters alike! Service attentive - a...More

1  Thank Melanie B
PlayfairHotelsLtd, Restaurant Manager at Playfair's Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 15 July 2017

Dear Melanie B, Thank you for taking the time to leave us such a lovely review! We love hearing our customers feedback and esspecially when youv'e had an all in all, good evening. We welcome you back when you are next in St. Andrews and...More

Reviewed 9 July 2017 via mobile

We booked a night's stay in St Andrews to enjoy a bit of golfin' on the links where we hoped to wrestle with our mashies on the way to a good score. This didn't transpire but nevertheless we were in hearty mood to enjoy our...More

1  Thank ProfessorGoldfish
PlayfairHotelsLtd, Restaurant Manager at Playfair's Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 11 July 2017

Dear ProfessorGOldfish, Thank you for taking the time to leave us such a tremendous review! We love hearing all of our customers feeback esspecially when you've had such and outstanding experience! We are glad you found our steaks to be "top notch" and I have...More

Reviewed 4 July 2017 via mobile

Had a great seat by the window in what is a really inviting atmosphere. The food was good from starter to desert. Great choice of well priced wine to suit all pockets In the centre of St Andrews and popular so book in advanceMore

Thank Peter W
PlayfairHotelsLtd, Restaurant Manager at Playfair's Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 5 July 2017

Dear Peter W, Thank you for taking the time to leave us such a lovely review! We love recieving feedback from all of our customers and its great to hear the we have such a welcoming atmosphere! We welcome you back next time you're visiting...More

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Ernie N
12 March 2017|
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Response from PlayfairHotelsLtd | Property representative |
Yes we do! the menu is available to view on our website
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Ktbeagle
27 October 2015|
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Response from PlayfairHotelsLtd | Property representative |
Hi Ktbeagle, Thanks for your enquiry. We will have our TVs on in Playfair's during lunch time (12pm-5pm) and we can put it on the Rugby channel for you if it's not already!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$ 6 - US$ 45
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Free Wifi, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 17:00
18:00 - 22:00
Monday
12:00 - 17:00
18:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
12:00 - 17:00
18:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
12:00 - 17:00
18:00 - 22:00
Thursday
12:00 - 17:00
18:00 - 22:00
Friday
12:00 - 17:00
18:00 - 22:00
Saturday
12:00 - 17:00
18:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2 Playfair Terrace | North Street, St Andrews KY16 9HX, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Fife  >  St Andrews
  • Phone Number: +44 1334 472970
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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.
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