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The simple combination of great quality seafood and commanding bay views is a sure-fire winner at this smart restaurant housed in a striking glass cube...
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The Seafood Ristorante is located in St Andrews most iconic venue with views that will take your breath away. Traditionally an all seafood restaurant but now has the right amount of Italian flair though its dishes to give you an authentic feel while sitting in an spectacular setting.
PRICE RANGE
RM 151 - RM 603
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks, After-hours
CUISINES
Seafood
FEATURES
Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Free Wifi, Gift Cards Available, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Waterfront
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Reviewed today via mobile

Been coming here many times on and off over the years and had a superb meal last night during graduation week. It’s the best place in this town and whilst the menu isn’t big the food really is excellent and whilst priced as if it’s...a London restaurant it is worth coming. Many of the other restaurants here are increasingly steak oriented and have jacked prices up ridiculously since the pandemic - but guess that’s aiming for the American golf tourists who seem happy. The wine list here is reassuring punchy and we have had a couple of duffs but last night we enjoyed a decent ribolla gialla which I’d recommend. As well as here at the other end of the scale Tailend has always been decent!More

Date of visit: June 2024
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Fantastic food, great staff and magnificent view over St Andrews Bay. Had the seasonal menu which offered a good choice and value. Loved it!

Date of visit: June 2024
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This restaurant is in a beautiful spot with fantastic views of the beach and sea. The menu, although small, was perfect for us. The food was delicious, probably the best we have had out. Would highly recommend. Service a wee bit over the top for...us.More

Date of visit: June 2024
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Food was lovely, portions not too big. Service initially first rate then they seemed to forget we were there. Restaurant busy but not full. Asked if we wanted coffee to finish when we’d not yet been asked about desert, drink order not right - attention...to detail I’d expect better in Michelin rated establishments.More

Date of visit: June 2024
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Delighted to once again enjoy the delicious food and drinks in this awesome restaurant . 3 little things...I was asked if wanted a cocktail and I said Pornstar martini please...do which the waiter replied we are not that kind of establishment!! really! Harvey Nics Gleneagles,...The Ivy , The Balmoral all serve a fabulous one and even The Waterside in haddington have it on tap!! I settled for a kir royale to not cause offence! We then shared a main course as per the new Sunday lunch menu and asked if they could plate it for us as my husband and I were sitting apart with a party of 6. he said this could not be done . I then asked again but it was still no so my husband had to move seats and by the time we had shared the food , mine was cold as the food was served onto a cold plate as so many dishes on the table!! It was still very nice but halibut cold not quite so good. My husband enjoyed his as I served him and he had a hot plate. Then my pudding order was forgotten. All in all petty things wrong with the service but I did point them out to management on way out. It a great experience but an expensive lunch total £735 for 6 expect perfect service to match the wonderful drinks and food But still go back and recommend.More

Date of visit: May 2024
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I have been here for two weeks from USA. I would say this restaurant had the best attentive service you would expect from a fine dining experience. It has huge windows overlooking the sea near the Old course at St Andrews. I had a fantastic...scallops as a starter, Caesar salad with anchovies as it should, and homemade spaghetti. The whole meal was fantastic. The wait service were spot on so I gave a good tip. The chef is tops. This is rated high with Michelin.More

Date of visit: May 2024
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Wow! What a fantastic place for a culinary experience. The staff were superb - faultless in their attention to detail and hospitality. The food was fantastic. The views are to die for. This really is a must for anyone in St Andrew's. Thank you to...all the wonderful people at The Seafood Ristorante who made my birthday special.More

Date of visit: May 2024
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The food at this restauant is very good but perhaps the most over-priced I have had in the past decade. The menu is very limited. Wine selection is good but looks to have at least a 400% mark-up. I will not be returning! The experience...with the restaurant started on a bad note. I had car trouble the day of my reserevation and called to ask about pushing the time back. Not surprisingly they said they couldn't do that. I said that I thought I probably ought to cancel the reservation. The reply was that they would charge me for 4 dinners since I would be canceling within 24 hours Even though my call was made as a courtesy to them. Be careful about dealing with this business!More

Date of visit: May 2024
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Reviewed 7 May 2024

For the "rating" this restaurant has, I felt that the service was poor. The open concept of the kitchen being in the actual restaurant made it very difficult to hear the other people at our table. I also feel that for the price that is...charged, the service could have been much better. The food was good, but not exceptional.More

Date of visit: May 2024
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Reviewed 13 April 2024 via mobile

Excellent food and excellent service - well deserving of a 5 star review. One of the best meals we have had for quite some time ….and we eat out a lot.

Date of visit: April 2024
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Reviewed 1 April 2024 via mobile

Booked this restaurant after a recommendation. What a total delight. Great view, and vibe. Staff are excellent. It's the food that blew us away. First class. As good as any top restaurants we've tried. Stunningly presented, flavoursome and so fresh. Please visit Thanks again X

Date of visit: April 2024
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Reviewed 30 March 2024 via mobile

I not often moved to write a review but when I get the best service and best seafood I’ve ever tasted with a world class selection of wines it motivates me to write a note to tell everyone to get yourselves down to this gem...of a restaurant in St Andrews. Every aspect of the food and service was incredible. Drop what you are doing and go down. Immediately. You won’t regret it.More

Date of visit: March 2024
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Reviewed 24 March 2024 via mobile

Never fails to impress! Loved doing a late lunch with the girls and enjoying those fabulous beach views this time around! Exquisite as always! From the service to the food right down to the location! Perfection!

Date of visit: March 2024
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Reviewed 19 March 2024

Excellent food, excellent view, excellent service! Highly recommended!!! The terrine, the smoked salmom, the desserts, all were delicious! I'll visit it again soon!

Date of visit: March 2024
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Reviewed 17 March 2024

Exquisite food in a delightful setting. Thoroughly enjoyed our dinner at The Seafood Ristorante. Stunning menu and very attentive front of house staff. Many thank for a lovely evening, Andy & Mary

Date of visit: March 2024
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Yes car park near the water and free.
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Would think so. They are very friendly. As are the dogs I presume. Enjoy!
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Absolutely - I took my donkey here last week - they are 100% donkey friendly.
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The Seafood Ristorante is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4