If you’re looking for the mouthwatering temptations of some of the best traditional food, like award-winning fish and chips, or if you’re planning to celebrate a special event with a more elegant dining experience, then you’ll find something from the following list.
THE ANSTRUTHER FISH BAR AND RESTAURANT, 42-44 Shore Street, Anstruther – 01333 310518, www.anstrutherfishbar.co.uk
Award-winning, family-run and always busy. Be prepared to queue for the best fish and chips you’ll ever have tasted – either eat in or out.
THE HAVEN Restaurant and Bar, 1 Shore Street, Cellardyke – 01333 310574, www.thehavenrestaurant.co.uk
Good range of bar meals by day, including award winning steak pies, fresh seafood and local produce. The restaurant has an excellent reputation for fine food and generous portions. Wine list available. Live music regularly all year. Children welcome. Summer BBQs.
THE ROCKIES RESTAURANT at Anstruther Golf Club, 2 Shore Road, Anstruther – 01333 313314, www.therockiesrestaurant.co.uk
The Rockies Restaurant is run by local man & Anstruther golf club member John Anderson and his wife Amanda. The restaurant welcomes all and serves delicious lunches, traditional high teas and dinners, using the best produce available. Uninterrupted views across Anstruther and the Forth. Booking recommended.
THE WATERFRONT RESTAURANT, 18/20 Shore Street, Anstruther – 01333 312200
Located opposite the picturesque harbour. Comfortable and spacious restaurant with al fresco dining during the summer months. Serving breakfast, lunch, high tea, dinner, coffee & cake. Children welcome.
The Cellar, 24 East Green, Anstruther, KY10 3AA, 01333 310378, www.thecellaranstruther.co.uk
Fine dining restaurant which re-opened its doors in April 2014 under the ownership of Billy Boyter and his family. One Michelin Star. Booking essential.
GOLF HOTEL, 4 High Street, Crail – 01333 450206, www.thegolfhotelcrail.com
All day menu available 7 days offering a varied and exciting selection from popular snacks to main courses including fresh Crail crab, juicy steak pie and fresh haddock. High tea served daily with freshly made pancakes. Spacious and refurbished dining room opens onto a sheltered garden, a suntrap in good weather – popular local bar serves real ale.
THE LOBSTER HUT, Crail Harbour
Enjoy freshly prepared lobster and crab and enjoy al-fresco dining on the harbour front. Seasonal opening.
THE ELIE DELI, 55 High Street, Elie, KY9 1BZ Tel. 01333 330 323 www.eliedeli.co.uk
A friendly family run Delicatessen and licensed general grocers, offering a substantial choice of products. Freshly baked bread, croissants and pain au chocolate available every morning. Filled rolls, baguettes and coffee to order with the choice of cold cuts and cheese from the deli counter. An extensive range of wines and spirits including a large collection of Scottish Gins.
THE PAVILLION RESTAURANT AND CAFE, Golf club lane, Elie, KY9 1AS, Tel. 01333 331132. www.thepavilionelie.co.uk
The Pavilion is a family run and family friendly business. With a varied menu of hot and cold drinks, locally sourced snacks, light meals and main meals/desserts, It is open all year round, with hours that vary by the season. In the summer it is open in the evenings serving an evening menu. Please see their notice boards for upcoming events
The 19th Hole, 5 Links Road, Earlsferry, KY9 1AW, Tel. 01333 330610, www.19thhole.scot
Traditional friendly pub overlooking Elie golf course. Serving delicious home-made food including fajitas, burgers and fish dishes. Enjoy a coffee and home baking in front of the fire or choose from the range of Scottish ales and whisky while watching BT Sports from the other side of the bar.
THE SHIP INN, The Toft, Elie, KY9 1DT – 01333 330246, www.shipinn.scot
Completely refurbished in 2015, this popular eating venue with the most stunning views over Elie Bay offers fresh Scottish seafood, fish & chips and other pub favourites. Cosy bar with open fires and wood burning stoves, and in the summer you can sit in the beer garden and dine outdoors in its new Beach Bar.
THE HARBOUR CAFE, The Toft, Elie Harbour, Elie, KY9 1DT – www.theharbourcafe.co.uk
In a stunning location close to the waters edge, and serving a selection of freshly caught and expertly prepared local seafood and produce to eat-in or take away.
KENNEUCHAR INN, 9-11 Main Street, Kilconquhar – 01333 340377 www.kinneucharinn.com
The Kinneuchar Inn is a 17th-century pub and restaurant which champions great food in an intimate setting. The regularly changing menu is based on ingredients sourced from the Balcaskie Estate and a handful of carefully curated partners.
LATHONES, by Largoward, KY9 1JE – 01334 840494, www.innatlathones.com
Old coaching inn serving breakfast, lunch, afternoon tea, bar suppers and dinner. Guests can eat in the cosy bar in front of the log burning stove or reserve a table in the restaurant.
The Crusoe, 2 Main Street, Lower Largo, KY8 6BT – 01333 406775. www.thecrusoe.com
Re-opened on 16th July 2021, following extensive refurbishment, this water front building has been taken over by the great team from The Ship Inn in Elie. The Crew are friendly and professional, and you can have a coffee, a drink, or dine inside in the lounge, or outside on the quay . The menu is comprehensive and full of delicious, locally sourced seafood and produce.
THE OLD MANOR, 55 Leven Road, Lundin Links, KY8 6AJ – 01333 320368, www.theoldmanorhotel.co.uk
The Seaview Restaurant – High quality food and service and always a warm welcome. Serving a snack menu, lunch, afternoon tea, high tea, dinner and also the popular Sunday Carvery. Booking recommended.
White Chimneys Sandwich Bar & Tearoom, Cupar Road, Pitscottie, KY15 5TB, Tel. 01334 828863
Serving cafe snacks including breakfasts, soup, filled rolls, burgers etc.
THE GANTRY, 32 South Loan, Pittenweem – 01333 311587, www.westendbarandgantry.co.uk
Saturday night dinners – booking essential. Good range of Scottish fayre, including seafood, game, good small family restaurant run by resident proprietors Margaret and Jonny Pattisson. Bar snacks available including toasties, soup etc.
THE DORY BISTRO AND GALLERY, 15 East Shore, Pittenweem – 01333 311222 email@example.com
Primarily a fish restaurant with its own kitchen garden, the menu is seasonal and changes in response to the local catches of fish and shellfish and the availability of their own vegetables and fruit. They also source ingredients from local suppliers. They have some, but limited, vegetarian and vegan options.
LITTLE ITALY, 2 Logies Lane, St Andrews, Tel. 01334 479299
Lovely Italian restaurant in the centre of St Andrews serving delicious food. Friendly staff.
PLAYFAIR’S RESTAURANT & STEAKHOUSE, 2 Playfair Terrace, North Street, St Andrews, Tel. 01334 472970, www.playfairsrestaurant.co.uk
Family run business specialising in steaks cooked on a chargrill and delicious seafood. You can also pop in for a sandwich or a burger. Children’s menu available. Fresh local produce.
BALAKA, Alexandra Place, St Andrews, Tel. 01334 474825
Family run restaurant serving high quality Bangladeshi/Indian food.
THE SEAFOOD RESTAURANT, Bruce Embankment, St Andrews, KY16 9AB, www.theseafoodrestaurant.com
Wonderful views from this award winning restaurant. Pop in for a coffee or make a reservation for lunch/dinner.
THE VINE LEAF, 131 South Street, St Andrews KY16 9UN, Tel. 01334 477497, www.vineleafstandrews.co.uk
Recently celebrated its 30th anniversary in 2016, the Vine Leaf is open for dinners only.
Serving fresh local produce including seafood, game, beef and vegetarian dishes.
ZIGGY’S RESTAURANT, 6 Murray Place, St Andrews, KY16 9EG, Tel. 01334 473686, www.ziggysrestaurant.co.uk
Casual, themed restaurant which has been open since 1983. Specialising in delicious burgers.
CRAIG MILLAR @ 16 West End, St Monans – 01333 730327 www.16westend.com
Located on the water’s edge, this beautiful restaurant has won many awards and currently holds 2 AA Rosettes. Only uses the best fresh produce. Relaxed atmosphere, excellent service. Fine wine list available, stunning views.
EAST PIER SMOKEHOUSE, St Monans – 01333 405030 www.eastpier.co.uk
This smoke house serves freshly caught and freshly smoked fish for lunches. Open seasonally. May: opening Wednesday – Sunday 11 – 5pm. June, July and August open every day with late opening on Friday & Saturday until 9pm. It does not take bookings, just go on down. BEER ON THE PIER. Bar open every night June, July & August until 9pm.
THE WOK AND SPICE, Elm Grove, St Monans – 01333 730888
Extensive Far East takeaway menu cooked to order, delivers also.
THE DIVING GANNET, 10 Station Road, St Monans, Tel. 01333 730959
Lovely coffee shop/gift shop also serving ice creams, milkshakes, hot chocolate, hot & cold snacks to sit in or take away. A welcome stop while doing the coastal walk.
UPPER LARGO HOTEL and Restaurant, 4 Main Street, Upper Largo – 01333 360347, www.upperlargohotelandrestaurant.co.uk
Chef’s Daily Specials, High Teas, Children’s Menus, plus Sunday Roasts. Great selection of freshly prepared with locally sources produce. Food served all day.