St Andrews West Sands

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Food and Drink scene in St Andrews & Fife

You'll find that St Andrews and the wider region of Fife have a diverse mix of restaurants and eateries so it's almost impossible to have a forgettable meal here.

From scrumptious brunches at cafés and fish and chips at picturesque seaside diners, to sumptuous afternoon tea at historic properties and world-class experiences at fine dining venues, the region is packed with fantastic dining options.

Fine dining and Michelin star restaurants

When it comes to a special experience, there's nothing better than fine dining. Each plate is a mini work of art. The region's top eateries feature local produce prepared to the highest standards, designed to please the eyes and palate. Choose from stylish town centre hotels, stately homes with meticulously designed interiors, or venues with a modern open kitchen. Whatever you choose, you'll have a fantastic culinary treat.

Browse some of our suggestions for refined dining in St Andrews and Fife:

Restaurants with private dining 

Private dining is more than just delicious food. It's an unforgettable experience with first-class service, attention to detail and that something extra special - your own private space. You'll find many restaurants and eateries in St Andrews and Fife that offer exclusive dining options. Create the menus and wine list to suit your needs, pick the décor, and the chefs will do the rest, making sure that your culinary experience will be elevated to another level.

Browse our collection of private dining rooms in St Andrews and Fife:

Scottish cuisine 

If you're in the area and are in the mood for top-notch, traditional Scottish food, local restaurants will certainly give you more than enough options to consider. Using fresh, seasonal ingredients, the creations that come out of the local kitchens are full of wonderful, rich and unique flavours. From haggis, neeps and tatties, to smoked Atlantic salmon and Aberdeen Angus beef, the list of delightful Scottish delicacies is endless.

We've rounded up some of the best spots in the region for an authentic Scottish experience:

Afternoon tea

There are several venues throughout the area serving delightful afternoon teas. If that's what you're looking for at your next off-site work meeting, you're in for a treat. Sample some tea or a glass of bubbly, alongside tempting towers of finger sandwiches, clotted cream-topped scones and a selection of handmade cakes, served in a relaxed atmosphere.

Check out some of the best places to try this British staple:


Planning a day of meetings but fancy trying out something a little different? Reserve a spot in a quiet corner of a local bar and enjoy a tasty lunch or dinner with exquisite cocktails to follow after. There is a fantastic range of bars in St Andrews and Fife that are suitable for a corporate outing. Meetings need never be boring again!

Whisky and Gin Distilleries 

Although at first glance a distillery doesn't sound like the ideal place to get some serious work done, many are remarkably well-equipped for a working lunch with a group of colleagues. Alternatively, visit to learn about the processes behind distilling whisky, Scotland's national drink, or pop to a gin distillery to hear about the botanicals behind their distinctive flavours. Join a tour or have a private look behind the scenes and enjoy a tasting at the end. It's an unforgettable way to discover Scotland's heritage.

Here are just a few gin and whisky distilleries in St Andrews and Fife: