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Playfair's Restaurant

2 Playfair Terrace | North Street, St Andrews KY16 9HX, Scotland
+44 1334 472970
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Overview
  • Excellent64%
  • Very good28%
  • Average5%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“steak” (143 reviews)
“hand cut chips” (11 reviews)
“creme brûlée” (12 reviews)
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CUISINES
European, British, Soups, Scottish, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
RATINGS
Service
Food
Value
Atmosphere
LOCATION
2 Playfair Terrace | North Street, St Andrews KY16 9HX, Scotland
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1 - 10 of 815 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago

Not great service in the restaurant, but food was good. I've eaten here three times and food is good to excellent all three occasions.More

Thank cityfellah
PlayfairHotelsLtd, Manager at Playfair's Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Dear Cityfellah, Thank you for your review regarding your recent visit to Playfair's Restaurant. We are delighted to read that you enjoyed your meal on all three occasions, your loyalty to us is greatly appreciated. We send our apologies rearding the service at the bar....More

Reviewed 1 week ago

First visit to this restaurant situated near the golf course. The menu is large and should suit all tastes. Lunch is served up until 5pm and dinner from 5.30. We had mussels, a burger, home made onion rings and black pudding scotch egg served with...More

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Thank elly57Lanark
PlayfairHotelsLtd, Manager at Playfair's Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear elly57Lanark, Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review. We are delighted to read that you enjoyed your meal whilst dining with us. Your kind words have been passed on to the staff and the kitchen. Selling some of our produce...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Ridiculously priced, had to send fish back as burnt not chargrilled, and very noisy, lots of people at the bar right beside restaurant tables. Staff were friendly and apologised for fish with 10% off. Will not return though as 2 bad experiences in 6 months.More

Thank Nessie1975
PlayfairHotelsLtd, Manager at Playfair's Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear Nessie1975, Thank you for sharing your experience on your recent trip to Playfair's Restaurant. We are glad to hear that you found the staff friendly and that they dealt with your complaint on the evening you dined with us. However we are disappointed to...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a lovely time for my daughters birthday, the food was excellent, it was a busy evening, two girls serving drinks and taking orders, they did a fabulous job. Will certainly be back.More

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Thank Jennifer M
PlayfairHotelsLtd, Manager at Playfair's Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear Jennifer M, Thank you for your review on your recent visit to Playfair's Restaurant. We are delighted to read that you had a lovely evening with us on your daughters birthday. Your comments regarding the service and food are greatly appreciated and shall be...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I've been here many times but yesterday, Easter Sunday was different. Normally the place is reasonably busy, yesterday lunch time it was full within a few minutes of me arriving. Not just couples but with groups of six and eight. Tables were rearranged and people...More

Thank Allister1960
PlayfairHotelsLtd, Manager at Playfair's Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear Allister, Thank you for sharing your experience on your recent visit to Playfair's Restaurant. We are delighted to read that you were impressed with the service and quality of food you recieved. As we are a family run restaurant, we try our best to...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We were first attracted by the halibut dish on the street display menu. This led us to book a table for that evening in what turned out to be a lively, busy restaurant with an interesting atmosphere. All aspects of our evening were outstanding. The...More

Thank Skibum369
PlayfairHotelsLtd, Manager at Playfair's Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear Skibum369, Thank you for your review on your recent visit to Playfair's Restaurant. We are pleased to read that you enjoyed the food, wine and service that you recieved whilst dinning with us. Your comments regarding the staff are greatly appreciated and shall be...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had a pleasant though noisy evening at Playfairs. The head waitress was very efficient and her assistants were also pleasant. the food was very good and the prices very competitive.More

Thank MichaelAtwell
PlayfairHotelsLtd, Manager at Playfair's Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Dear Michael Atwell, Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review. We are glad to hear that you enjoyed your meal with us here at Playfair's and that our staff were attentive. I am sorry to hear that the restaurant was particularly...More

Reviewed 8 March 2018 via mobile

We have been to Playfair’s several times and every time it has been excellent! Locally sourced, seasonal food means that there is always something new and delicious on the menu. They also have an impressive selection of Scottish gins; would love to try them all....More

Thank jen d
PlayfairHotelsLtd, Restaurant Supervisor at Playfair's Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 9 March 2018

Dear JenDavies2, Thank you for taking the time to leave us a lovely review! We are happy to hear how much you enjoyed your evening, food and the atmosphere! We welcome you back next time you are visiting St Andrews! Kind Regards, Dana Matenko Restaurant...More

Reviewed 5 March 2018

We had a fabulous meal. A scallop starter served in the shell and pigeon breat followed by delicious crusted halibut on a bed of cabbage.and two superb desserts of clootie dumpling and irn bru creme brulee. Excellent service,memorable cookingMore

Thank susanwalsh
PlayfairHotelsLtd, Restaurant Supervisor at Playfair's Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 9 March 2018

Dear susanwalsh, Thank you for taking the time to leave us such a lovely review! We are so happy to hear how much you enjoyed your visit with us and food all of your meals to be so delicious. We hope to see you again...More

Reviewed 3 March 2018

Visited on Saturday lunchtime and found no staff about, after 5 mins barmaid/waitress came through and asked us to take a seat. After ordering our food and drink waited for ages ,when it arrived it was at best, below average.Sorry will not returnMore

Thank gordon d
PlayfairHotelsLtd, Restaurant Supervisor at Playfair's Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 9 March 2018

Dear gordon d, Thank you very much for taking the time to leave us a review and for your feedback regarding your experience at Playfair's Restaurant. We pride ourselfs on always giving the highest level of service, I am really disappointed to hear of your...More

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Ernie N
13 March 2017|
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Response from PlayfairHotelsLtd | Property representative |
Yes we do! the menu is available to view on our website
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Ktbeagle
27 October 2015|
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Response from PlayfairHotelsLtd | Property representative |
Hi Ktbeagle, Thanks for your enquiry. We will have our TVs on in Playfair's during lunch time (12pm-5pm) and we can put it on the Rugby channel for you if it's not already!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
USD 7 - USD 50
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Free Wifi, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Romantic, Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday
12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2 Playfair Terrace | North Street, St Andrews KY16 9HX, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Fife  >  St Andrews
  • Phone Number: +44 1334 472970
  • E-mail
Description
Playfair's is one of the oldest established restaurants in St Andrews and continues to offer great value for high end casual dining in a relaxed and welcoming atmosphere. All our food is freshly prepared with ingredients from local independent businesses wherever possible. Our dishes are created in house by our experienced chefs led by Head Chef Duncan McLachlan. Duncan's skills were refined at Gleneagles before he joined Playfair's last year, and we now have three highly trained Gleneagles chefs. To complement the food there is a tempting wine list with great choices offered at reasonable prices. Children can enjoy their own exciting menu, also prepared from fresh ingredients, in both Playfair's restaurant and bar. Join us in Playfair's and enjoy good food as it should be.
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