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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
  • Excellent64%
  • Very good28%
  • Average5%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“steak” (143 reviews)
“hand cut chips” (11 reviews)
“creme brûlée” (12 reviews)
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Hours
CUISINES
European, British, Soups, Scottish, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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Service
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LOCATION
2 Playfair Terrace | North Street, St Andrews KY16 9HX, Scotland
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1 - 10 of 824 reviews

Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

What a treat! Absolutely perfect from start to finish, beer and rose to drink, 2 salmon and capers pasta starters, one soup of the day- mushroom and celeriac, fresh bread, rosemary and thyme and whole and poppy seed, one haggis needs and tatties, two haddock...More

Thank EmDoo
PlayfairHotelsLtd, Manager at Playfair's Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Dear EmDoo, Thank you for leaving us such a wonderful review. Our early evening menu is always a popular option and we are glad to hear it did not disapoint! Your comments are greatly appreciated and have been fed back to both the front of...More

Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Highly recommend this meal with superb service from Alicia, Tilly and Scott. Ate from the early bird menu which was faultless and excellent value for money. If you’re in St. Andrews would advise to have an eve here.More

Thank adabournemouth
PlayfairHotelsLtd, Manager at Playfair's Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Dear adabournemouth, Thank you for taking the time to leave us such a positive review and recommending us to others. Your comments are greatly appreciated and have been passed onto the team. We welcome you back and hope to see you again in the near...More

Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Just had a lovely evening at Playfairs restaurant, beautiful presentation and really yummy. Really excellent wait staff who helped make our evening so special. Really affordable and I'd recommend this restaurant to everyone 👍😊More

Thank a_boath
PlayfairHotelsLtd, Manager at Playfair's Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Dear a_boath, Thank you so much for taking the time to leave us such a lovely review. We are delighted to hear that you found our dishes as delicious as we do and that our staff looked after you so well. Your comments have been...More

Reviewed 5 days ago

This is a lovely restaurant, i already told me friends they most visit her. i'll be back the haggis bon bon and the fish was just amazing.More

Thank Angela R
PlayfairHotelsLtd, Manager at Playfair's Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Dear Angela R, Thank you for taking the time to leave us review upon your recent visit to Playfair's Restaurant. We are thrilled to hear you enjoyed your dinner with us so much so that you recommended us to your friends. The Haggis bon bons...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

Excellent meal for 6. Big table of 15 next to us but service excellent especially Scott. Starters and mains all good. Would definitely go back, pitching wedge from our hotel on the Scores excuse the pun. Thanks againMore

Thank MoscowFlyer25
PlayfairHotelsLtd, Manager at Playfair's Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Dear MoscowFlyer25, Thank you review on your recent visit to Playfair's Restaurant. We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed your meal with us and that Scott looked after you so well. Your comments have been passed onto the team and are greatly appreciated. We...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

Well presented food but was constantly asked by foh staff if I was enjoying my meal... throughout starter, after we finished starter, during mains (p.s. if I wanted any condiments, I would have asked for them when I initially ordered!), end of main, after first...More

Thank Keith2356
PlayfairHotelsLtd, Manager at Playfair's Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Dear Keith2356, Thank you for your recent review upon your visit to Playfair's Restaurant. We are thrilled that you enjoyed your food and the presentation provided by our chefs. Here at Playfair's we highly regard our customers feedback and your comments regarding our 'overcompensating staff'...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Heard good things about the food here so booked weeks in advance for a table of 8 at a fairly quite time for dinner service -seems now there are many similar reviews to the following. We were in the restaurant for over half an hour...More

Thank Carys M
PlayfairHotelsLtd, Manager at Playfair's Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear Carys M, Thank you for your review upon your recent visit to Playfair's Restaurant. I am disappointed to read your review and all I can do is apologise for the experience you had. Here at Playfair's we always strive to deliver both excellent customer...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The food and service were excellent, Tilly our waitress was very friendly. Quite good value for money for what we had, not the cheapest but worth the little bit extraMore

Thank PartTimer33
PlayfairHotelsLtd, Manager at Playfair's Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear PartTimer33 Thank you for your review on your recent visit to Playfair's Restaurant. We are delighted to read that you had a lovely evening with us and that Tilly looked after you well. Your comments have been passed on to the team and are...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

9 of us ate here 11/4/18 food was ok but the night ended up sour,we were told after 2 hrs that " in line with restaurants around the world" we would have to vacate our table, despite having spent £450 we couldnt finish our deserts...More

3  Thank DerekL390
PlayfairHotelsLtd, Director of Food and Beverage at Playfair's Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

To DerekL390, I just wanted to clarify some of your points made in your review and on the night you dined with us as this is not an accurate account of what happened that night. You had your entire meal with nothing but great service...More

Reviewed 15 April 2018

Not great service in the restaurant, but food was good. I've eaten here three times and food is good to excellent all three occasions.More

Thank cityfellah
PlayfairHotelsLtd, Manager at Playfair's Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

Dear Cityfellah, Thank you for your review regarding your recent visit to Playfair's Restaurant. We are delighted to read that you enjoyed your meal on all three occasions, your loyalty to us is greatly appreciated. We send our apologies rearding the service at the bar....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
Local cuisine, Groups, Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Monday
12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Tuesday
12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Wednesday
12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Thursday
12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Friday
12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
6:00 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
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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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