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Playfair's Restaurant

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2 Playfair Terrace | North Street, St Andrews KY16 9HX, Scotland
+44 1334 472970
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17:00 - 21:00
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Hours:
Sun 18:00 - 21:00
Mon - Thu 17:00 - 21:00
Fri 17:00 - 22:00
Sat - Sun 12:00 - 17:00
Sat 18:00 - 22:00
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67 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Ate here recently with some friends and all enjoyed our meals fro steak to risotto to salad! Varied menu all reasonably price Service was good and nice atmosphere

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Thank missattention2detail
PlayfairHotelsLtd, Deputy Manager at Playfair's Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Missattention2detail, Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review! We are so happy to hear how much you enjoyed your evening with us, we welcome you back and look forward to seeing you again in the near future. Warmest Regards, Jordanne Imrie Deputy Manager More 

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42 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

My fiancée and I went along to The Playfair for her birthday dinner. I had only booked this a couple of days beforehand so was pleased to get a table on a Saturday evening. I had asked them if I could bring a birthday cake with me and they were more than happy to help (I managed to drop it... More 

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Thank Christopher M
London, United Kingdom
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57 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is my second visit to Playfairs, the first one was excellent and i booked again without hesitation. I was staying round the corner in Murray Park so the restaurant location helped this decision to. My mother and i were warmly greeted by the waiter who welcomed me back which was a nice touch. Food was excellent, i was a... More 

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Thank tom_uk1976
PlayfairHotelsLtd, Manager at Playfair's Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear tom_uk1976, many thanks for leaving us such a kind review! I'm so happy that you enjoyed your return visit to playfairs and that it was just as enjoyable as the the last visit. The halibut is one of our favourite main courses too so we don't blame you for having it twice! We look forward to welcoming you back... More 

Chelmsford, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The staff were friendly and helpful. The food was very good (we chose the onion soup, the bouillabaisse/ the halibut with the leeks crust and we share the excellent real Scottish cheeseboard )

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Thank mchr24
PlayfairHotelsLtd, Manager at Playfair's Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear mchr24, Many thanks for leaving us such a lovely review! I'm glad that you enjoyed your meal with us, the cheeseboarsd is one of my favourite ways to end the meal as well. We look forward to welcoming you back in the future. Kind Regards James Cantlie Restaurant Manager More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Was treated by a family member and was delighted by the quality of the food. The staff were friendly, helpful and we were served quite quickly too. Best chicken dish I have had.

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Thank Iain B
PlayfairHotelsLtd, Manager at Playfair's Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Iain B, Many thanks for leaving us such a great review. I'm really glad that you enjoyed your meal with us and that you especially enjoyed the chicken dish. We look forward to welcoming you back in the future. Kind Regards, James Cantlie Restaurant Manager More 

Glasgow, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife took me to St Andrews for 2 nights for my 50th birthday. We booked this restuarant for my birthday. The food was great as was the service. I would recommend it tomanyone who is visiting St Andrews. We had mussels to stzrt with.I then had mushroom risotto and my wife had sirloin steak. Both of these were exvellent.

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Thank Michael D
PlayfairHotelsLtd, Deputy Manager at Playfair's Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Michael D, Thank you for taking the time to leave us such a lovely review! We are so happy to hear how much you enjoyed your evening with us and thoroughly enjoyed your birthday celebrations. We welcome you back and look forward to seeing you again soon! Warmest Regards, Jordanne Imrie Deputy Manager More 

Shanghai, Shanghai, China
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34 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This resturant also has a small bar, unfortunately during the first part of our evening we were unable to have much of a converstaion as we were drowned out by a large group of male guests having noisy drinks.soem swearing and a little josling, all good natured im sure.... Food was great, service was good, but maybe not an ideal... More 

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Thank MrsRCO
PlayfairHotelsLtd, Manager at Playfair's Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear MrsRCO, Many thanks for taking the time to leave us a review, I'm sorry to here that the first part of your evening was interrupted by the large group of gentleman at the bar. I can only apologise about this. Unfortunately we do only have a small bar and when we have a large group of golfers in they... More 

Glasgow
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Excellent service, wonderful food, really enjoyed the atmosphere, staff were extremely pleasant and helpful

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Thank pennydunne
PlayfairHotelsLtd, Deputy Manager at Playfair's Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear pennydunne, Thank you for taking the time to leave us such a lovely review! We welcome you back and look forward to seeing you again soon. Warmest Regards, Jordanne Imrie Deputy Manager More 

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14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

One of the best voted on TripAdvisor so we booked it was really nice and staff were very helpful, food was of a pretty high standard

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Thank Ashley W
PlayfairHotelsLtd, Manager at Playfair's Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Ashley W, Many thanks for taking the time to leave us such a great review! I'm really glad that you enjoyed your evening with us here at Playfairs and you thought our food was of a pretty high standard. We look forward to welcoming you back in the future. Kind Refards, James Cantlie Restaurant Manager More 

Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom
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42 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

What a fantastic restaurant this was. The food was amazing, the staff were super friendly and couldn't do enough for you. I booked in advance for an Anniversary Dinner and had asked for a nice table, and we were given a lovely table by the window. We got some complimentary bread, 2 different flavours, which was lovely. For starters I... More 

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Thank blackfluffy_kat
PlayfairHotelsLtd, Deputy Manager at Playfair's Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear blackfluffy_kat, Thank you for taking the time to leave us such a kind review! We are so happy you chose us to celebrate you anniversary and thoroughly enjoyed your evening with us! We welcome you back and look forward to seeing you again in the near future! Warmest Regards, Jordanne Imrie More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$6 - US$44
Cuisine
European, British, Soups, Scottish, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Lunch, Brunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Free Wifi, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Highchairs Available
Good for
Groups, Romantic, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
18:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 17:00
Monday
17:00 - 21:00
Tuesday
17:00 - 21:00
Wednesday
17:00 - 21:00
Thursday
17:00 - 21:00
Friday
17:00 - 22:00
Saturday
12:00 - 17:00
18:00 - 22:00
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
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. We also serve a wide selection of beers including more unusual choices such as a St Andrews Ale and our very own Playfair's Ale Our day menu is available from12 noon in the restaurant and bar and offers dishes for a casual meal such as Bookmaker Sandwiches and Highlander Steak Burgers as well as homemade soup and fresh salads. Alongside this, the brand new lunch menu, served until 6pm in the restaurant, offers a choice of delicious dishes for a fixed price of £12.95 for two courses and £14.95 for three. The A La Carte menu, served from 6pm, has a range of dishes from prime steaks served with chunky hand cut chips and local mussels in a spiced tomato sauce to more exotic daily specials which celebrate the best in seasonal produce. 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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