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The Terrace Restaurant

Strathkinness Low Road | Rufflets St Andrews, St Andrews KY16 9TX, Scotland
+44 1334 472594
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  • Excellent50%
  • Very good25%
  • Average13%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible5%
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Strathkinness Low Road | Rufflets St Andrews, St Andrews KY16 9TX, Scotland
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We had a private area for our celebration lunch which was rather nice as we did not feel we were disturbing the other guests. We had a long, leisurely lunch with no sense of anyone trying to rush us. My smoked salmon starter with capers...More

Thank Susan A
Reviewed 6 September 2017

Beautiful views of the gardens from the library where we had pre dinner drinks. Attentive staff but not over powering. The food was beautifully presented and tasted lovely. Unusual choices like a starter of pig cheeks served with small haggis balls. The service was good,...More

Thank Les H
Reviewed 27 July 2017

Friends treated us to a lovely lunch in this lovely place. Welcoming, friendly and helpful staff, good menu with a lot of choices made the dining experience one to remember. After lunch coffee and shortbread in a relaxing sitting room/lounge added an extra dimension to...More

Thank Karl743
Reviewed 20 July 2017 via mobile

Move over, the Seafood Ristorante, The Vine Leaf, The Adamson, The Grange: you have real competition here and what is astonishing is that so few people know it. The food is deliciously fresh and local, the presentation elegant and enticing, the wine list versatile and...More

Thank onclejacquestati
Reviewed 2 June 2017

Ate in Rufflets yesterday with my elderly father and cousin. 2 of our party ordered the warm feta and roasted red pepper tart for a £10.95 main course. It was the most overpriced and unimpressive dish I have EVER eaten, as was no more than...More

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Reviewed 18 March 2017 via mobile

We took advantage of an Itison promotion and although we have had occasions where we have not received the same level of service with this type of offer, this was certainly not the case at Rufflets. The menu offered a good choice of dishes and...More

Thank joabil
Reviewed 8 March 2017

This is a 4 star hotel so we chose to go for lunch. 2 Courses only £14.50 3 courses only £17.50... I would say the quality was very average would willingly pay more for better. Service was amazingly slow..led to a lounge with menus to...More

Thank Howard D
Reviewed 2 March 2017

Very good Food and good service. Will certainly return to be able to stroll in the gardens. The Chef certainly considers his guests

Thank Kachanovka9
Reviewed 26 February 2017

Had a delicious a la carte evening meal red wine and prices would not break the bank.... Breakfast very good and had plenty of choices. Staff are well trained and very attentive.

Thank Maureen M
Reviewed 24 February 2017

The restaurant has a lovely setting with views over the fantastic gardens. The menu on offer although small had enough to satisfy all of us. The food arrived well presented and was absolutely delicious. A choice of freshly made bread rolls were a lovely touch....More

Thank Maureen F
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7 August 2017|
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Response from StephenOwen | Property representative |
Hello and thanks for the question. Dress code is 'smart casual' - no requirement for 'jacket and tie'
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$11 - US$47
Drinks, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar, Reservations, Waitstaff, Free Off-Street Parking, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Outdoor Seating, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Groups, Romantic, Child-friendly, Kids, Business meetings
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 9:30 PM
12:00 PM - 9:30 PM
12:00 PM - 9:30 PM
12:00 PM - 9:30 PM
12:00 PM - 9:30 PM
12:00 PM - 9:30 PM
12:00 PM - 9:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Strathkinness Low Road | Rufflets St Andrews, St Andrews KY16 9TX, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Fife  >  St Andrews
  • Phone Number: +44 1334 472594
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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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