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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
  • Excellent65%
  • Very good28%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“steak” (134 reviews)
“creme brûlée” (12 reviews)
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CUISINES
European, British, Soups, Scottish, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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Service
Food
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Atmosphere
LOCATION
2 Playfair Terrace | North Street, St Andrews KY16 9HX, Scotland
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1 - 10 of 795 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago

Booked as a deal when staying at ARDGOWAN, the food was excellent and staff great nothing to much bother. Will definitely go backMore

Thank IANTT2012
PlayfairHotelsLtd, Restaurant Manager at Playfair's Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Dear IANTT2012, Thank you for taking the time to leave us such a great review! We are so happy to hear how much you enjoyed your visit with us, and found our staff to be so friendly and attentive. We welcome you back the next...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I can’t fault this place. Service was great but food was incredible. We both had medium rare steaks and they were perfectly cooked. Best steaks we’ve had in a long time! Wine was excellent also. It was our favourite meal whilst we were in St...More

1  Thank R8C7
PlayfairHotelsLtd, Restaurant Manager at Playfair's Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Dear R8C7, Thank you for taking the time to leave s such a lovely review! We are so happy to read such fantastic comments regarding our incredible steaks and great service. We welcome you back the next time you're visitng St. Andrews and look forward...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Have eaten at hundreds of restraunts but first time I have ever been compeled to write a review. Staff were downright rude to us, we felt entierly unwelcome. Had to go up to the bar to order our drinks as service was so slow. Slow...More

2  Thank Hallaig15
PlayfairHotelsLtd, Restaurant Manager at Playfair's Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear Hallaig15, I’m truly shocked to hear that you did not fully enjoy your experience with us, could you please send us some more information on this so I could investigate the issue further. Please send us the time, date and any other information regarding...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Friendly service who knew what they were talking about. Nice wine selection and atmosphere. And the food was delicious - pheasant casserole, the filet, and scallops with a unique presentation.More

Thank Ridewinter
PlayfairHotelsLtd, Supervisor at Playfair's Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

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 found our service to be outstanding! We welcome you back and look forward to seeing you again...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

booked an early table here at last minute. staff friendly and efficious. Meal somewhat expensive but excellent quality. Food cooked to perfection. Would definitely return.More

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

Dear Pamela D, Thank you for taking the time to leave us such a lovely review! We are glad to hear you found our service staff to be friendly and efficious and our food to hav been at an excellent quality. We welcome you back...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Very lucky to get a table booked. Lovely food and service at a reasonable cost. Would definitely go back againMore

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

Dear Janis, Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review! We are so happy to hear how much you enjoyed your eveing with us and found our meu to be set at a reasonable cost. We welcome you back the next time...More

Reviewed 18 October 2017 via mobile

The 3 stars is really for price of food. The service was good, and nice atmosphere but £20 for a risotto is a bit steep. The kids menu is an ok price but tiny portions.More

Thank Nessie1975
PlayfairHotelsLtd, Restaurant Supervisor at Playfair's Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

Dear Ness 1975, First of all, thank you very much for acknowledging the quality of service and the good atmosphere! I am sorry to hear you thought the prices were a bit steep. Regarding the price of the risotto: we do acknowledge that the price...More

Reviewed 17 October 2017

Hi, My wife and I visited Playfairs on Saturday for dinner with friends. Before I go any further the setting id beautiful, the place is immaculate and the staff first class. For some reason the food had a bit of an off-night . My wife...More

Thank Ally S
PlayfairHotelsLtd, Restaurant Supervisor at Playfair's Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Dear Ally S, Thank you very much for leaving us a review! We appreciate the compliments regarding our staff, atmosphere and overall impression of the restaurant: thank you. I am sorry that your food was not up to your exspectations. I indeed want to echoe...More

Reviewed 11 October 2017 via mobile

We had a late lunch here. Food was very good, reasonably priced and they were very accommodating of our 6 month baby. Service was excellent.More

Thank UkSkigirl
PlayfairHotelsLtd, Supervisor at Playfair's Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 12 October 2017

Dear UkSkigirl, Many thanks for taking the time to leave us such a lovely review. I'm so glad that your afternoon with us was so enjoyable for you. I'll pass on your kind words to the chef about our food and to the staff about...More

Reviewed 5 October 2017

My wife and I literally stumbled across Playfairs Restaurant and we're glad we did. The service from Jasper was the BEST service we've experienced over our two week vacation across Ireland and Scotland; simply OUTSTANDING. Plus, the food was great too. My wife and I...More

Thank Keith T
PlayfairHotelsLtd, Restaurant Manager at Playfair's Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 6 October 2017

Dear Keith T, Thank you for taking the time to leave us such a fantasic review! We are so happy to hear how much you and your wife enjoyed your evening with us and found our service to be outstanding! I will be sure to...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
US$7 - US$47
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
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Groups, Romantic, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Monday
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Tuesday
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Wednesday
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Thursday
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Friday
5:00 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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