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Restaurant Reviews

Restaurant review: Haar, St Andrews 49/50

May 18 2019

I’m kicking myself for not watching the recent series of MasterChef: The Professionals. Although it did mean that I experienced finalist Dean Banks’s new venture, Haar, without expectation or preconception. And, after meeting Dean, the concept makes perfect sense. Riding the tide of MasterChef success, everything about Haar is fresh-faced and brimming with his contagious enthusiasm.

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Restaurant review: Blu, Carnoustie 35/50

May 4 2019

Oh Blu in Carnoustie, there is so much to love about you but sometimes you make it so hard! Dinner there tonight was a game of two halves, opening up such an abundance of emotions we often felt like we were characters in a play – Pinteresque in parts, Ortonesque in others. But thankfully, at the heart of it all, some food was good.

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Restaurant review: Forbes of Kingennie (43/50)

April 29 2019

If, as US novelist and poet Gertrude Stein once said, we should forget grammar and think about potatoes then Forbes of Kingennie, a resort in a beautifully rural location mere moments outside Dundee, would be a very good place to let yourself come to a full stop and get back in tune with the land.

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Restaurant review: The Pitcairngreen Inn, Perth: 36/50

April 20 2019

Do you remember when top model Kate Moss popularised the use of the word ‘basic’ as an insult back in 2015? Used with food, however, ‘basic’ can be problematic; one culture’s cucina povera is another’s reductive, boring bowl of pasta. That’s how the taste cookie crumbles.

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Restaurant review: The Kingarroch Inn, Craigrothie 45/50

April 6 2019

We are always on the lookout for restaurants that are child-friendly without compromising on grown-up ambience or the quality of the food. In our neck of the woods they are few and far between, without trekking to St Andrews or settling for fish and chips every time we want to go out for tea. Well, it turns out there was one on our doorstep all along and I didn’t even know. Don’t you just love it when you find a hidden gem?

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RESTAURANT REVIEW: 16 West End, St Monans (43/50)

February 9 2019

Tucked away by the harbour in St Monans is one of the East Neuk’s dining gems although the downside to eating here in winter is that you don’t get to enjoy the beautiful sea views. Upon being welcomed by the friendly staff, we were shown into the cosy bar area, where we sat by an open fire, sipping G&Ts while we perused the menu, and made our choices.

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