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Rocca Restaurant

Macdonald Rusacks Hotel, Pilmour Links, ST ANDREWS, KY16 9JQ

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There are a number of fine-dining establishments offering wonderful vistas of the Old Course at St Andrews but only Rocca provides unparalleled views of the world-famous 18th hole - window seats here are hotly contested by those wishing to overlook the fairway. The cooking at the Rusacks Hotel combines Italian simplicity with inventive Scottish modernism conjured from top-drawer produce sourced from Fife and Perthshire. The ingredients shine throughout a meal that might kick off with perfectly timed hand-dived West Coast scallops, their sweet freshness accentuated by acorn-fed black ham, a robust orange purée and added textural contrast from hazelnuts and chicory. At main course, impressively tender Goosnargh duck appears with crisp and golden sarladaise potatoes, sweet and full-flavoured heritage carrots, rhubarb and gingerbread. Another second course sees Anstruther lobster teamed with a tagliatelle of herbs and sauce vièrge. A dessert of dark chocolate pavé delivers a bitterness that is perfectly complemented by the light and creamy dulce de leche and crunch of the hazelnuts. The well-constructed wine list, featuring a fair few meaty Italians, offers a generous number by the glass. The hotel's One Under gastropub offers simpler bistro fare.

Further information

Tel: 01334 472549
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Open/closed

Open all year.
Days closed: Sun-Mon (Nov-Mar)
Days closed for lunch: all week (Oct-Apr)
Days closed for dinner: all week (Oct-Apr)

Restaurant information

Cooking type: Modern Scottish, Italian
Chef: Davey Aspin
Number of seats: 70
Accessible for wheelchairs.
Steps for wheelchair: 5
Disabled toilets.
Vegetarian meals available.
Children welcome.
Children's portions.
Parking available.

 

Restaurant price guide

A La Carte Dinner Main Course from: £27.50
Prices are for guidance only. Please check when booking for current rates.

 
Rocca Restaurant, St andrews

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M90 junct 8, A91 to St Andrews. Turn left onto Golf Place, then right onto the links. Within Macdonald Rusacks Hotel
Nearest station: Leuchars

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