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The elegant modern dining room has a relaxed welcoming atmosphere. Short hand-written menus change frequently, as they are based on local seasonal ingredients. A concise interesting choice ensures that each dish is prepared individually for each customer, allowing for great attention to detail. The restaurant is an ideal place to book for a private party to celebrate a special occasion, birthday, anniversary or an intimate wedding. Set tasting menus are tailor-made to the diners choice. The restaurant can accommodate special dietary requirements easily, as everything is home-made - just let us know in advance when you book. For example, we bake our own gluten-free bread for coeliacs. If you
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Dinner
CUISINES
European, British, Scottish
FEATURES
Serves Alcohol, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Accepts Credit Cards
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Amanda squeezed us in on a late booking after a cancellation, and we're very happy she did. The atmosphere is very intimate and homely, and Amanda is very, very friendly, giving us information about the food and the restaurant and keeping us happy. Lovely warm...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank Raymond S
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Mushrooms a specialty here. The menu never fails to impress. We have been eating here for over twenty years, and always great quality and friendly service.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank TheSkiMonkeys
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

3rd visit and didn't disappoint (weekend organised around making sure I could get a reservation at this restaurant) Excellent food, excellent service and outstanding hosts, I can't wait to go back again

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank joanne h
Reviewed December 2, 2018 via mobile

Amazing restaurant perhaps the best in the area. So friendly owners who make you feel warm and welcome. Local mushrooms a real must try in the tart. Scallops and fresh seafood fish medley platter are a jewel. Do not miss!

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Alessio C
Reviewed November 17, 2018 via mobile

Visited midweek, relatively busy with few tables left. As it was anniversary of restaurant they offered a 5 course tasting menu that we opted to try. Pigeon starter was decent, lamb for main course was unbelievably tender and gravy packed with flavour . Inbetween the...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank yarasper
Reviewed November 1, 2018

...and it has been for a very long time. I took Madame there for her birthday treat, which is exactly what it turned out to be. We were accompanied by a foodie friend. The husband and wife team are highly knowledgeable in matters culinary. True...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank jlgiacopazzi
Reviewed October 5, 2018 via mobile

Fantastic food. Wonderful local produce. Wild mushrooms handpicked by the chefs was such a treat. We were hoping for a superb meal for a 50th birthday with friends. Didn’t disappoint. Every part of the meal was amazing. Lots of generous extras coming from the kitchen...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Nicky S
Reviewed September 22, 2018 via mobile

We really enjoyed our dinner here. The food was delicious and perfectly cooked. Service was very good and came with a smile. Standout for me was the saddle of lamb and the damson tart. We would love to return.

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Vancatwoman
Reviewed September 14, 2018

Ostlers is a tiny family run restaurant in Cupar a short 15 minute drive from St Andrews. The husband and wife combo create interesting and delicious menus from what is in season and fresh. I had a mushroom tartin, which was exquisite, as an appetizer...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank BobbyFair
Reviewed August 27, 2018

This is a fantastic (and for me local) restaurant run by Jimmy and Amanda Graham. We try to eat here whenever we have a special occasion or with friends. You are always assured of a warm welcome and the food is outstanding .

Date of visit: August 2018
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