Dining in St Andrews: Our top picks

Here at Elderburn Lodges, weโ€™re committed to providing outstanding holiday experiences. Of course, being hardcore food lovers, weโ€™re always looking to share our favourite eateries with you. Food is a huge part of our culture and when dining in St Andrews it is our unwritten responsibility as locals to ensure your dining experience is the best we can offer! So, here are a few of our top picks, a mix of fine dining and relaxed pub grub, all within a short drive from our luxury lodges…

The Peat Inn

The Peat Inn is a wonderful Michelin-star restaurant near St Andrews. It’s located in Peat Inn village (the village is named after the inn itself!). The original building dates from the 1700s, but today’s inn is contemporary, both in its style and cuisine. Tuck into a delicious seasonal menu and relax in an intimate setting.

Hamโ€™s Hame Pub and Grill

The Hamโ€™s Hame is a St Andrews hidden gem. Definitely the place for a not-so-light lunch. This pub and grill is an informal choice, where you catch up with friends and catch the latest match on TV. Serving up outstanding heaty meals in its unique location next to the 18th green of the Old Course.

Road Hole Restaurant

The Road Hole is the Old Course’s fine dining option with 3 AA Rosettes. Named after the 17th hole on the course, it’s a 4th floor restaurant offering spectacular coastal views. Enjoy fine local ingredients and exceptional service here.

The Grange Inn

This cosy inn with stone walls, wooden beams and an open fire has a friendly atmosphere. It serves exceptional cuisine in an unpretentious setting, with stunning views out to the garden.

The Seafood Ristorante

This is one of the best seafood restaurants in Scotland. Its stunning setting on the shores of St Andrews Bay, overlooking the beach, makes dining here a memorable experience. So if you love seafood, this Michelin-star restaurant is a must!

The Criterion

The Criterion is a family-run pub with a menu of homemade pub favourites. Famous for its Cri’ Pies – huge all-in-one pies packed with a choice of filling, plus veg and potatoes.

With so many wonderful dining options in St Andrews, we’ve just scratched the surface. With our self-catering lodges near St Andrews, you can stay in and cook, or eat out at a different restaurant every night of the week. The choice is yours!