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Balgove Larder

Strathtyrum, St Andrews KY16 9SF, Scotland
+44 1334 898145
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  • Excellent57%
  • Very good29%
  • Average8%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
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“scones” (124 reviews)
“steak” (211 reviews)
“onion rings” (51 reviews)
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Cafe, British, Scottish, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Strathtyrum, St Andrews KY16 9SF, Scotland
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great place for lunch after a walk. Small but well executed lunch mean offering tremendous value for money. Nice staff and warm, comfortable surroundings. Butchery on site at not unreasonable prices. Free parking on-site. Definitely will return and recommend 😁

Thank Stevensnr
Reviewed 1 week ago

We stopped for lunch on Saturday 6 January. The shop and restaurant were busy but the staff were very efficient, friendly and helpful. My smoked haddock chowder was very good indeed, the coffee was very nice too. The indulgent highlight was the fruit scone laden...More

Thank Leginyllek
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

When you enter Balgove, you're met by lovely fresh veggies, then the scent of freshly baked breads and rolls. The deli counter has tasty pies, salads and cheeses and there is an extensive butchery. The restaurant has a selective menu and everything is wonderfully fresh....More

Thank Mary S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were strongly recommended to try Balgrove and walked the kids for hours in a bid to create hunger... we arrived at 3pm and was only offered soup and sandwiches..... only 3 choices, ham, beef or cheese... The waitress recommended a combination dish of soup...More

1  Thank LondonWaynef
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We just walked out. Disinterested, glum staff and no sense of customer service. You may have ‘too notch’ food but it’s irrelevant without welcoming, friendly staff. There was an empty table and, giving them a chance to retrieve their poor service after 5mins delay, I...More

1  Thank shambles1
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We have been coming here regularly since it opened but today was disappointing food still as good but young staff working weren’t on the ball in both the restaurant and shop.. Won’t put us off visiting because usually very good..

1  Thank angckirrie
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Their meats and fresh vegetables are terrific if you plan to cook your own dinner. Or, enjoy the next door Steak Barn where they do the cooking for you, even if you are sitting on long picnic tables inside a barn. Very enjoyable and recommended....More

Thank popeofslope
Reviewed 30 November 2017

Visited Balgove a number of time on visits to Fife...each time experiencing a very special atmosphere...the Night Markets and the Steak Barn have a unique 'feel' which really makes a trip special. Also ordered goods online...Carlos & Will were more than happy to deal with...More

1  Thank christopher l
Reviewed 30 November 2017

We stopped off for a Scone...and then also had a steak! :-) Wonder place for scones and tea. The steaks at the Steak Barn were great as well! Lots of food for the price and homey, rustic atmosphere! Would definitely visit again!

Thank mye1522
Reviewed 28 November 2017

Lovely cakes and rustic atmosphere await. A funky gift shop and butchery and food sales that are a little different have you linger enroute to the cafe. Hot home made tomato soup was first out of the gate, along with coffees and teas all of...More

Thank RichardUpshall
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natasha s
24 March 2017|
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Response from Pilar A | Reviewed this property |
I don't remember seeing one on that particular day, but many places are dog friendly in Scotland. Probably you should call the restaurant to make sure.
Kathryn H
9 October 2016|
Response from rd3audi | Reviewed this property |
I would not think they do
25 September 2016|
Response from louise605 |
Hi Jane, We're currently experiencing a temporary fault on our lines. If you would be so kind enough to email us your telephone number at, we will call you straight back. Many thanks
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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Average prices
US$4 - US$41
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids, Groups
Open Hours
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Strathtyrum, St Andrews KY16 9SF, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Fife  >  St Andrews
  • Phone Number: +44 1334 898145
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