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Restaurants are awarded from 1 to 5 Rosettes for culinary excellence. One Rosette restaurants are highly recommended in a local area and five Rosettes have reached the pinnacle of culinary excellence at a world class level.

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Stylish modern Scottish cooking overlooking the 17th hole

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At a glance

Open all year
Tasting menu
Private dining
Wines by the glass
Wheelchair access
Credit cards accepted

There is no shortage of five-star hotels on the Scottish golfing circuit, but the famous Old Course overlooks the cradle of the game at the world-renowned links at St Andrews, specifically the hallowed Road Hole of the 17th green, and that's a hard-to-beat location. As you'd expect, the interior bears the elegant trappings of a top-class hotel, all swish drapes, squishy sofas and deluxe appointments, with the Road Hole Restaurant, with panoramic views across the stick-swinging action, Swilcan Bridge and West Sands Beach, done out in shades of gold. There are set-lunch, tasting and dégustation menus as well as the carte, with the kitchen working around a modern Scottish style. Given the surroundings it's no surprise to find luxuries of foie gras and lobster among the starters, the former in a pavé of foie gras with confit leg cromesquis, the richness cut by caramelised orange and cocoa granola - a well-conceived dish of top-class ingredients all perfectly prepared - the latter as a deeply flavoured dish of lobster gratin with parsley purée and hollandaise. Timings and techniques never falter and dishes are not too complex, witness tender loin of venison with smoked rosemary spätzle, carrot gratin and broccoli, or a robust partnership of Black Isle beef fillet and curried oxtail with cauliflower purée, Roscoff onion and red wine salsify. Fish treatments are pretty robust all round, as is seen in monkfish served with with persillade noisette, a langoustine, Morteau sausage and leeks. Breads are of the same high standards, canapés are a delight, and puddings include the appealing balance of flavours in caramelised bananas with blonde Dulcey crème and salted toffee. Staff contribute to a memorable experience with their clued-up, correct but unfussy and friendly manner.

Opening hours

  • Open all year
  • Closed for lunch: Thursday to Sunday (April to September), Friday to Sunday (October to March)
  • Lunch served from: 12.30
  • Lunch served until: 2
  • Dinner served from: 6
  • Dinner served until: 10


  • Chef: Savich Phannoi

Food and drink

  • Cuisine style: Modern Seafood
  • Vegetarian dishes available
  • Wines under £30: 15
  • Wines over £30: 100
  • Wines by the glass: 11

Price guide

  • Starter from : 6.50
  • Main course from: 14.50
  • Dessert from: 8.50
  • Tasting menu from: 55
  • Credit cards accepted


  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Accessible toilets
  • Assist dogs welcome


  • Seats: 70
  • Private dining available
  • Private dining seats: 16
  • On-site parking available

Additional information

  • Seats: 70
  • Private dining available
  • Private dining seats: 16

Getting here

M90 junction 8 then A91 to St Andrews

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