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Playfair's Restaurant

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2 Playfair Terrace | North Street, St Andrews KY16 9HX, Scotland
+44 1334 472970
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17:00 - 22:00
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Hours:
Sun 18:00 - 21:00
Mon - Thu 17:00 - 21:00
Fri 17:00 - 22:00
Sat - Sun 12:00 - 17:00
Sat 18:00 - 22:00
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Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom
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38 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

What a fantastic restaurant this was. The food was amazing, the staff were super friendly and couldn't do enough for you. I booked in advance for an Anniversary Dinner and had asked for a nice table, and we were given a lovely table by the window. We got some complimentary bread, 2 different flavours, which was lovely. For starters I... More 

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PlayfairHotelsLtd, Deputy Manager at Playfair's Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear blackfluffy_kat, Thank you for taking the time to leave us such a kind review! We are so happy you chose us to celebrate you anniversary and thoroughly enjoyed your evening with us! We welcome you back and look forward to seeing you again in the near future! Warmest Regards, Jordanne Imrie More 

Oxford, United Kingdom
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599 reviews
313 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 227 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

None of us had ever been to Playfair's before and we regretted that after an excellent meal. Our charming waitress Anna set the tone for a really good meal, all of which was delicious, and also satisfying. I wouldn't recommend any one dish in particular as we had quite a selection and it was all first class. We will be... More 

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Thank BrushM
PlayfairHotelsLtd, Manager at Playfair's Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear BrushM, Many thanks for leaving us such a lovely review!! I'm really glad that you enjoyed your evening with us at Playfairs and that Anna was a stand out for you! I will pass on your kind words too her. We look forward to welcoming you back in the future. Kind Regards, James Cantlie Manager More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went to Playfair's with my partner yesterday for Valentine's Day. The standard of food and service was outstanding! Our experience was made so enjoyable with the food and staff. Definitely our favourite place to go now. Can't recommend it enough! Brilliant!

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PlayfairHotelsLtd, Manager at Playfair's Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Amy M, Many thanks for leaving such a kind review! I'm over the moon that you really enjoyed your valentines meal us and that we are now your favourite place to go! We look forward to welcoming you back in the future. Warmest Regards James Cantlie Manager More 

Inverurie, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Had a delicious meal at Playfair's Restaurant. We would highly recommend this restaurant. The flavours in the food were excellent as was the service.

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PlayfairHotelsLtd, Manager at Playfair's Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear angiekev2017, Many thanks for taking the time to leave us such a lovely review! The 'Playfairs Army' works hard to deliver a high standard of service and food and it all makes it worth while with kind reviews like yours. We look forward to welcoming you back in the future. Kind Regards, James Cantlie Manager More 

Marlow, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Great service & wine to match. Value for money, highly recommend. Will definately be returning very soon!

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PlayfairHotelsLtd, Manager at Playfair's Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Lizzie F, Many thanks for leaving such a kind review! I'm glad that you enjoyed your evening with us here at Playfairs and we look forward to welcoming you back in the future. Kind Regards James Cantlie Manager More 

Cupar, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Delicious meals. Love visiting here. Quite expensive but worth it. Quality food and wine. Just lovely. Been twice recently - wish it were more often.

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PlayfairHotelsLtd, Manager at Playfair's Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear katjoh520, Thank you for taking the time to leave us such a kind review! I'm glad that you enjoyed both your dining experiences with us here at playfairs and the quality of food and wine was up too your expectations! We look forward to welcoming you back in the future! Kind Regards James Cantlie Manager More 

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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Going to this somewhat off the beaten track restaurant (considering it wasn't Market Street!) was definitely a good move. The service was excellent, the food was top notch, and I can say that it really was the cozy setting that helped make the wider atmosphere so much more enjoyable. It's easy to slow down here and really enjoy the food... More 

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PlayfairHotelsLtd, Deputy Manager at Playfair's Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Andrew F, Thank you for taking the time to leave us such a lovely review! We are so happy to hear how much you've enjoyed your experience with us and found our restaurant to have a warm and cosy atmosphere! We welcome you back and look forward to seeing you in the near future! Warmest Regards, Jordanne Imrie Deputy... More 

St Andrews, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My husband and I attended a wine tasting evening, with Playfair's sommelier leading us through 6 wines, specially chosen to accompany 6 canapés. I usually choose my wines according to what is Spanish, Red, and on offer in the supermarket, so a bit of a philistine! My husband has a rather better educated palate. All the 12 guests were seated... More 

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PlayfairHotelsLtd, Manager at Playfair's Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear JEHSmith, Many thanks for leaving us such a kind review about our first wine and canape evening! I'm really glad that you enjoyed your evening with us and Gordon. A good night was had by all and with the success of that we are already planning our wine and cheese event in the not so distant future. We like... More 

Blackpool, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My sister, niece and I had a lovely lunch at playfairs restaurant this afternoon. The atmosphere was lovely and relaxed, the staff friendly and most importantly the food delicious. My niece is a very fussy eater but she tucked right in to the chicken goujons off the children's menu. The quiche my sister had was clearly home made and very... More 

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Thank Kim M
PlayfairHotelsLtd, Deputy Manager at Playfair's Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Kim M, Thank you for taking the time to leave us such a kind review! We are so happy to hear that you all enjoyed your lunch, especially your niece. We welcome you back and look forward to seeing you again soon. Warmest Regards, Jordanne Imrie More 

Dumbarton, United Kingdom
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112 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Visited this restaurant last night as the kitchen in the restaurant in our hotel was being renovated. I am so glad it was - otherwise we might not have experienced this. The food was delicious from starters to sweets - the service was excellent - I could not fault it - will definitely return here next time we are in... More 

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PlayfairHotelsLtd, Manager at Playfair's Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Sandra S, Thank you for leaving us this kind review! I'm glad that you enjoyed your meal with us the other night! We look forward to welcoming you back in the future. Kind Regards James Cantlie Manager More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$6 - US$44
Cuisine
European, British, Soups, Scottish, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Lunch, Brunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Free Wifi, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Highchairs Available
Good for
Child-friendly, Romantic, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
18:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 17:00
Monday
17:00 - 21:00
Tuesday
17:00 - 21:00
Wednesday
17:00 - 21:00
Thursday
17:00 - 21:00
Friday
17:00 - 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
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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