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Playfair's Restaurant

2 Playfair Terrace | North Street, St Andrews KY16 9HX, Scotland
+44 1334 472970
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Overview
  • Excellent64%
  • Very good28%
  • Average5%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“steak” (136 reviews)
“creme brûlée” (12 reviews)
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CUISINES
European, British, Soups, Scottish, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
RATINGS
Service
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LOCATION
2 Playfair Terrace | North Street, St Andrews KY16 9HX, Scotland
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Walked into the restaurant on Friday evening to 3 members of staff standing behind the bar too busy to speak to us as they were gossiping, they eventually took the time out of talking to each other to rudely point to our table instead of...More

Thank AmyRG47299976
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Food was brilliant, presentation was faultless. Great customer service by the staff. Was very well priced for what we actually had.More

Thank Rosscable
PlayfairHotelsLtd, Restaurant Manager at Playfair's Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Dear Rosscable, Thank you for taking the time to leave us such positive feedback! It's always great to hear how well our staff have been doing, I will be sure to pass over your kind comments. We welcome you back to dine with us again,...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

Locally sourced ingredients and fantastic menu. Order the asiago crusted cod - superb! Cozy downstairs restaurant with a cozy yet upscale atmosphere. Street level patio looks wonderful for warmer weather. Excellent choice in local dining.

Thank Kari B
PlayfairHotelsLtd, Restaurant Manager at Playfair's Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Dear Kari B, Thank you for your lovely review. We are so happy to bear how much you enjoyed your meal with us. We welcome you back and look forward to seeing you again soon. Warmest Regards, Jordanne Imrie Restaurant Manager

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

There is a wide choice on the men catering for all tastes. We were a party of five and each of us enjoyed a tasty well presented meal. Apparently they were the best haggis Bon Bon’s ever for starter, the terrine was also very good...More

Thank SB0601
PlayfairHotelsLtd, other at Playfair's Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear SB0601, Thank you for taking the time to leave us such a lovely review. We are so happy to hear how much you all enjoyed your meals especially our haggis bon bons! We welcome you back and look forward to seeing you again soon....More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Very good choice of local, traditional and modern food. The early evening menu is very good value and a good choice if you want to avoid the busier evenings.More

Thank Peter G
PlayfairHotelsLtd, Restaurant Manager at Playfair's Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Dear Peter G, Thank you for taking the time to leave us such a lovely review. We are so happy to hear that our new early evening menu is going down so well! We welcome you back the next time you are visiting St Andrews,...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Such a shame as was looking forward so much to my first visit to Playfairs and had excitedly told my dining partner (best friend) we were going to one of the, if not the best restaurant in St Andrews. Had heard such excellent things, but...More

2  Thank Gary M
PlayfairHotelsLtd, other at Playfair's Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear Gary M, We are sorry to hear that you did not fully enjoy your experience with us last weekend.  On the night that you dined with us, the weather was rather dreich and this meant that we had a quieter Sunday service compared to...More

Reviewed 14 January 2018

Great restaurant and great food, particularly breakfast which was plentiful and filling. Staff very friendly and looked after us well.More

Thank Ailie34
PlayfairHotelsLtd, Restaurant Manager at Playfair's Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Dear Ailie34, Thank you for taking the time to leave us such a lovely review! We are so happy to hear how much you enjoyed your stay with us and found our restaurant to have such good food with a friendly service. We welcome you...More

Reviewed 27 November 2017

This is a really lovely Bistro type restaurant, the steak and fish dishes are excellent. The staff where very friendly and helpful, great place to eat.More

Thank markyboy55
PlayfairHotelsLtd, Restaurant Manager at Playfair's Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 28 November 2017

Dear Markyboy55, Thank you for taking the time to leave us such a lovely review! We are so happy to hear how much you enjoyed your evening with us and found our staff to be so friendly and helpful. We welccome you back and look...More

Reviewed 15 November 2017

Booked as a deal when staying at ARDGOWAN, the food was excellent and staff great nothing to much bother. Will definitely go backMore

Thank IANTT2012
PlayfairHotelsLtd, Restaurant Manager at Playfair's Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 19 November 2017

Dear IANTT2012, Thank you for taking the time to leave us such a great review! We are so happy to hear how much you enjoyed your visit with us, and found our staff to be so friendly and attentive. We welcome you back the next...More

Reviewed 12 November 2017 via mobile

I can’t fault this place. Service was great but food was incredible. We both had medium rare steaks and they were perfectly cooked. Best steaks we’ve had in a long time! Wine was excellent also. It was our favourite meal whilst we were in St...More

1  Thank R8C7
PlayfairHotelsLtd, Restaurant Manager at Playfair's Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 19 November 2017

Dear R8C7, Thank you for taking the time to leave s such a lovely review! We are so happy to read such fantastic comments regarding our incredible steaks and great service. We welcome you back the next time you're visitng St. Andrews and look forward...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
26 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$7 - US$49
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, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
12:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Monday
5:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Tuesday
5:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Wednesday
5:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Thursday
5:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Friday
5:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Saturday
12:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
6:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
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
  • E-mail
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.
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