Restaurant reviews in The Courier don’t award marks for a room with a view. If they did, the Ship Inn in Broughty Ferry would surely score 10 out of 10.
Half-hidden under the Ardgowan Hotel and sited just a couple of hundred yards from the world-famous Old Course is one of St Andrews’ best kept secrets Playfair’s Restaurant and Steakhouse.
Perched on the crest of a hill just outside St Andrews in the village of Strathkinness, looking north over the Eden estuary towards Dundee and beyond, the Tavern at Strathkinness couldn’t have a better view.
The Inn at Lathones is an old coach house nestled in the countryside a few miles inland from St Andrews.
From the outside, the Four Seasons Hotel in St Fillans isn’t the most promising. Seventies motel, rather than the kind of place that would feature a two AA rosette restaurant.
If you’ve ever been to Italy, then you’ll no doubt know the welcome feeling of ducking out of the heat and into a cool, dark trattoria or ristorante that you have happened upon whilst exploring the streets.
It is said that we can thank Anna, the 7th Duchess of Bedford, who needed a little something to lift that “sinking feeling” between luncheon and dinner, for the great British tradition of afternoon tea.