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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 good29%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“steak” (134 reviews)
“creme brûlée” (12 reviews)
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CUISINES
European, British, Soups, Scottish, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
RATINGS
Service
Food
Value
Atmosphere
LOCATION
2 Playfair Terrace | North Street, St Andrews KY16 9HX, Scotland
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1 - 10 of 789 reviews

Reviewed yesterday 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.

Thank Nessie1975
Reviewed 3 days ago

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
Reviewed 1 week ago 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 1 week ago

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 2 weeks ago

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 1 week ago

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

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Had a lovely meal in here. Food was fabulous. Perfect for the season. Staff were friendly and welcoming. Can t wait to come back next time we are in st AndrewsMore

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

Dear Gillian H, Thank you for taking the time to leave us such a kind review! It's great hearing how much you enjoyed your evening with us! We welcome you back when you are next visiting St Andrews and look forward to seeing you again....More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Server was new and needs a bit of polishing but lunch was very good value, tasty and well presented.More

Thank Walkmen
PlayfairHotelsLtd, Restaurant Manager at Playfair's Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear Walkmen, Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review! It's great to hear your lovely comments about our menu and found it to be good value for money. We have employed several new team members recently and they are all currently...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Terrific steaks and great service. My daughter is a student at the university and always wants to go to Playfairs when we visit.More

1  Thank 12365Steve
PlayfairHotelsLtd, Restaurant Manager at Playfair's Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Dear 12365Steve, Thank you for taking the time to leave us sush a superb review! It's great to hear how much you must have enoyed your visit and I will be sure to pass your comments over to the staff. We welcome you back the...More

Reviewed 10 September 2017 via mobile

What a shame. I loved coming to this restaurant, and have been many times. But last night was the final visit unfortunately. This place is relatively expensive, as are many places now in ST Andrews, so a certain expectation is set. The food was very...More

Thank Peperd
PlayfairHotelsLtd, Restaurant Manager at Playfair's Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 12 September 2017

Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review. We respect all customer feedback and take all negative and positive comments seriously and we are saddened to hear that we didn’t reach your expectations from your previous visits. I would however like to...More

Reviewed 7 September 2017 via mobile

Went here based on trip advisor ranking. 2 people working bar, hostess, and serving. Food was mediocre at best. Ask locals for recommendations. Went to Forgans the next night and it was awesomeMore

Thank David W
PlayfairHotelsLtd, Restaurant Manager at Playfair's Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 12 September 2017

Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review. I would like the opportunity to look further into this as I’m unsure to why you’ve mentioned how many members of staff we had on, was this an issue for you? We would also...More

Reviewed 5 September 2017

We have visit St Andrews yearly on holidays for many years and eaten at many restaurants including Playfair's but this years visit to this restaurant ranks as the poorest. My husband ordered haggis, neeps and tatties and it was good, However, I ordered the local...More

Thank Jinty1034
PlayfairHotelsLtd, Retaurant Manager at Playfair's Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 12 September 2017

Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review. We respect all our guest’s comments and are saddened to hear about your recent experience. We change our menu seasonally and this one has only been launched for a couple of weeks. Our localbeets...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$46
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
Kids, Child-friendly, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Romantic
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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