In prime position overlooking the 18th green of the Old Course and the iconic Royal & Ancient Clubhouse, Rocca diners are entitled to expect a privileged experience. However, with that comes the expectation of an equally impressive culinary experience, particularly given the restaurant’s three AA rosette status.
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.
Hidden along a lengthy driveway off the main street in the Fife village of Crossford on the outskirts of Dunfermline, Keavil House Hotel is part of the Best Western group but maintains the look and feel of an individual establishment, with its Scottish baronial architecture and sympathetically modernised light, airy interior spaces.
In spite of our current, somewhat fractious – to say the least – relationship with the rest of Europe, it’s still a racing certainty that, if asked which nation they would ideally like to belong to, many Brits would pass go and head straight for Italy.
It’s been a few years since I last dined at Little Italy in St. Andrews, and since I was last there it is not so little any more… it has in fact doubled in size. I was always fond of this restaurant, but was worried that since it has expanded the quality of the experience would have been affected, but my fears were soon gone.
Location, location, location? If that’s the criterion for buying a house, purchasing a meal might just have other priorities built in, too. Suffice to say that when you take yourself off to The View at Wormit, right on the river Tay on the Fife side of the estuary, you get location, location, location and good, good food.
Tucked away at the foot of South Street, in what was formerly Drouthy Neebors pub, one of St Andrews’ newest and most exciting eateries beckons. Visiting on a rain sodden Sunday night, the wind howling through the West Port, Rogue’s understated exterior glowed invitingly with lamplight and twinkling fairy lights.