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The Cellar

24 East Green, ANSTRUTHER, KY10 3AA

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Tucked away behind the Scottish Fisheries Museum, this 17th-century house may not get the waterside views of Anstruther's harbour front but its intimacy and character more than makes up for it. Accessed via a pretty cobbled courtyard, the building was once a cooperage and smokery so chef-patron Billy Boyter is continuing half a century of tradition here, with plenty of smoked ingredients on the menu. A sizzling fire and the soft glow of candles illuminate the dining room with its ancient beams and stone walls. The classy modern British menu offers dishes steeped in classical technique. Beef shoulder is cooked with great skill and served with hay-baked celeriac, charred baby gem and smoked onion. For a restaurant so close to the harbour, it comes as no surprise that fish cookery is also note-perfect - a precisely-timed stone bass turning up with brown shrimps, sprouting broccoli, quinoa and lemon butter sauce. Before this, pork belly is paired with an oyster tempura, parsley and pickled fennel, or you could kick off with beetroot, vintage Gouda custard and smoked apple jelly. Finish with coconut parfait, chocolate cremeux, mint and cacoa ice cream or Crowdie mousse, parsnip cake, maple oats and lemon thyme.

Further information

Tel: 01333 310378
Please quote 'The AA'.
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Open/closed

Days closed: Mon-Tue
Dates closed: 25-26 Dec, 1 Jan
Sunday lunch available.
Days closed for lunch: Wed

Restaurant information

Cooking type: Modern British
Chef: Billy Boyter
Number of seats: 28
Steps for wheelchair: 3

 

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Behind Scottish Fisheries Museum
Nearest station: Leuchars

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