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Reviewed 1 week ago

Had a lovely meal at The Waterfront tonight , the young ladies who waited our table were very pleasant and polite. Will definitely visit again

Date of visit: October 2021
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Had Scottish full breakfast and friend had vegetarian version brilliant well worth having choices of food really great

Date of visit: September 2021
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Wanted a light breakfast so ordered the scrambled eggs on toast - very tasty and 2 slices of toast was just a tad too much. I would ask for no leaves, looked pretty but tasted rank. Partner had the poached eggs as Benedict was not...available, gorgeous deep yellow yolks and a 4 rashers of bacon. A latte & Americano were great quality. Staff were all polite, attentive & friendly.More

Date of visit: September 2021
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Had a lovely meal here last May and just a few days ago ,lovely staff ,very attentive and friendly , ant fault anything .

Date of visit: September 2021
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Booked lunch for 4 ,and were shown to our window table by friendly and helpful Erin . We ordered 3 fish and chips and a fish pie all served piping hot followed by an excellent apple pie and ice cream . The staff were all...working hard and tables were cleaned and sanitised as soon as they were vacated We thought it was a great meal and thank you to Erin who looked after usMore

Date of visit: September 2021
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Visited The Waterfront to eat 3 times between 8th to 10th Sept 21and found all the food and service to be excellent. The fish and chips are superb and very fresh. Also Visited throughout our stay for drinks and coffees at various times and again...found everything very nice and good service. You can also sit outside and look directly over the harbour which is very nice in good weather. Would recommend booking as it is very popular. Found it to be the best place to eat In Anstruther.More

Date of visit: September 2021
Reviewed 20 September 2021

Great food, reasonably priced with lots of choice, good service to - we went back for a 2nd time later in the week as a result

Date of visit: August 2021
Reviewed 15 September 2021

Arrived without booking but the staff were quick and attentive and soon cleaned and set a table for us. I noticed that their sanitising of everything was meticulous. Efficient waitresses and unfussy menu made for a lovely evening. It may seem a tad harsh to...knock off a star for it but the frozen chips were a mild disappointment, it’s the kind of place where hand cut, triple cooked chips would have been more appropriate. Just my opinion but there again, that’s what Tripadvisor is…More

Date of visit: September 2021
Reviewed 28 August 2021 via mobile

Great location (right on the shore), with great food and tremendous variety of choices (smoked haddock and prawn timbale was braw). Great advice from the staff on where the nearest petrol station was (even though they had no petrol for a week), and what the...backup plan should be). Will certainly be back.More

Date of visit: August 2021
Reviewed 27 August 2021

Jo was our server and was very helpful in answering all our questions. The food was absolutely delicious and the atmosphere in the restaurant was really lovely. Just a few days away for us but if in the area again we will be back.

Date of visit: August 2021
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19 August 2020|
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Response from franna | Reviewed this property |
No idea as it was not live when we were there. It is very much worth full price if not.
28 May 2017|
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Response from Diablo6666 | Reviewed this property |
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27 August 2016|
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Response from xenical | Reviewed this property |
No lobster, however if you give prior notice they might be able to provide some,if in season.
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Frequently Asked Questions about Waterfront Restaurant

Yes, Waterfront Restaurant offers takeaway services.

Waterfront Restaurant is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4