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The Terrace Restaurant

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Strathkinness Low Road | Rufflets Country House Hotel, St Andrews KY16 9TX, Scotland
+44 1334 472594
12:00 - 21:30
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Sun - Sat 12:00 - 21:30
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78 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Took a friend for lunch, three of us. Greeted nicely and sat on comfortable sofas for a short time, our choice as we had arrived earlier than intended. The menu is comfortably short with good choices. We all had 2 courses which were beautifully presented and very tasty. Coffee was good and served in a nicely furnished sitting room. Staff... More 

Thank Willows6
Perth and Kinross, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Spent a couple of enjoyable hours here with my girlfriend Gill (from Dundee). Gill had a "canon" of beef and I had the fish pie followed by the panacotta all well first class, Gill had even mentioned she thought the panacotta was better than any she had tasted in Italy(and she has been from Turin in the North to Rome... More 

Thank AntonioMacaronio3101
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159 reviews
125 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We visited here today for lunch. On arrival you were greeted at the reception and were offered drinks in the lounge or at our table. It was an excellent menu and very reasonably priced. Service was friendly and efficient and the could not be faulted. Would also be a great hotel for a weekend break. If you are ever in... More 

Thank paterson5
St Andrews, United Kingdom
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57 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The lunch menu is very affordable and there is plenty of choice of high quality options. We chose a great 3 course lunch each & washed it down with prosecco. The menus as always are superb, the restaurant was a bit quiet when we were there but service and food were of a high standard. The location on the Western... More 

Thank WilliamHorn
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10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

We had a family lunch today. My daughter who is Vegan had a fantastic array of splendid food from starters, main course and dessert. The other members were equally pleased with the superb food we received. The service was as usual exceptional. Great atmosphere very relaxed.

Thank Norrie H
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25 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2016 via mobile

We were given a voucher for a 3 course lunch by some friends, and were very impressed by this place just over a mile outside St Andrews. The setting is rather formal for my own personal taste but this added to the grandeur, and certainly suited the menu. I don't like to focus on price but the 2 and 3... More 

2 Thank James H
Bradford, United Kingdom
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34 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016 via mobile

For many years I have been to Rufflets for meals with my family - it never disappoints and the food and service are always second to none - you are always made to feel special, and long may it continue!

Thank gordonmpearce
Kirkcaldy, United Kingdom
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73 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2016

We were given a voucher for afternoon tea as a gift we were really looking forward to the whole experience. My Mum and Sister accompanied me and we had one voucher for just afternoon tea and one for prosecco afternoon tea for two. The waitress was slow and disinterested we asked to change two of the smoked salmon sandwiches for... More 

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San Francisco, CA
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257 reviews
118 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 111 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 July 2016

This is a review of the Terrace restaurant at Rufflets. We were here with friends for lunch in May. We were a bit early for our reservation and enjoyed a stroll round the beautiful gardens – nice setting for the old manor-style house which was a private house until the 1950’s. We started with drinks in the lounge and then... More 

Thank Whistledown
London, United Kingdom
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10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 July 2016

we went to this hotel because a close friend was getting married and she had arranged for the reception at rufflets. as we were coming from quite a distance, london, we decided to go up a few days ahead and leave a few days after the reception, the idea being to have a mini holiday. we flew from gatwick (big... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 12 - USD 44
British, Scottish, European, Gluten Free Options
Drinks, Breakfast, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar, Reservations, Waitstaff, Free Off-Street Parking, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Outdoor Seating, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 - 21:30
12:00 - 21:30
12:00 - 21:30
12:00 - 21:30
12:00 - 21:30
12:00 - 21:30
12:00 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Strathkinness Low Road | Rufflets Country House Hotel, St Andrews KY16 9TX, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Fife  >  St Andrews
  • Phone Number: +44 1334 472594
When it comes to food, we strive to provide a range of fabulous dishes, using the best of local produce, handled with passion, care and knowledge. The elegant, relaxing and spacious 2AA Rosette Terrace Restaurant offers a seasonally changing a la carte menu. At Rufflets, we spend much time sourcing the ingredients for our menus - working with local small producers within the region, to find the very best of what is available. We are also proud to be able to boast "zero food miles" for the herbs, vegetables and soft fruits grown in our grounds. Chef David Kinnes and our gardener, Phil Harper, work together to supply the kitchen with an eclectic range of fresh produce all year round. All this effort has been recognised by VisitScotland who awarded 'Taste our Best' for use of Scotlands' Larder, presentation, quality and service standards. To complement your meal, our wonderful cellar offers an eclectic choice of wines from around the globe, including an extensive selection of half bottles and wines by the glass.

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