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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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Steaks, seafood and modern dishes with views of the golf

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At a glance

Open all year
Private dining
Wines by the glass

There is no shortage of five-star hotels on the Scottish golfing circuit, but for golf-mad gourmets only one do: the Old Course overlooks the cradle of the game at the world-famous links at St Andrews and will certainly keep you fed and watered in grand style while basking in a spectacular location with views of West Sands beach and the majestic coastline. The grand old pile towers above the 17th hole, the 'Road Hole', so it seems only right that the main dining room here has been named after it. It's a civilized, upmarket spot with highly professional, genuinely engaged staff delivering perfectly pitched service, and an open kitchen providing an alternative theatre for those who have no interest in the stick-swinging action outside. Given the setting, luxurious items come as no surprise – Martin Hollis's modern Scottish menus are built on the finest produce from Scotland’s larder, including some classic local seafood and steak options, so why not open with some thoroughbred shellfish? Keep it simple with Kyle of Tongue oysters brought to life with the acidic kiss of shallot vinegar and lemon, or if you’d prefer the chefs to do more than merely open shells, langoustines paired with pork belly come with the textural interest of crisp pancetta and crackling, all enhanced with liquorice sauce. As for main courses, Dover sole fillet comes with crab, crushed Jersey Royals, sauce Grenoble and lemon gel, while red meat aficionados can expect prime cuts of pedigree Black Isle rib-eye or fillet, or perhaps a modernist idea serving venison loin with vanilla mash, ginger and lime swede, rhubarb, and ginger sauce. Waiting at the end, the grown-up bitterness of an ultra-rich Guanaja chocolate marquise is offset by salted toffee, honeycomb and white chocolate ice cream. If you prefer a savoury finish, superb artisanal cheeses come with truffle honey and black grapes.

Opening hours

  • Open all year
  • Lunch served from: 12.30
  • Lunch served until: 2.30
  • Dinner served from: 6
  • Dinner served until: 9.30

Chef

  • Chef(s): Martin Hollis

Food and drink

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

Price guide

  • Credit cards accepted

Accessibility

  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Accessible toilets
  • Assist dogs welcome

Additional information

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

Getting here

M90 junction 8 then A91 to St Andrews.

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