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The Links | The Links, St. Andrews KY16 9JQ, Scotland
+44 1334 472549
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Ranked #5 of 108 Restaurants in St. Andrews
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $31 - $86
Hours:
Mon - Sat 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Cuisines: Italian, Scottish
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Good for: Romance, Large groups, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Description: At Rocca St Andrews our recipe for success is a fusion of exquisite food with a backdrop of one of the world's most famous sporting locations - the Old Course. Like the many champions that have graced the hallowed course, we too top the leaderboard as one of only 25 restaurants in the country with three AA Rosettes in 2013 - a reward for the creativity and passion of the Rocca family. The stunning view over the 18th means guests enjoy much more than just a delicious meal. Our menu features Scottish cooking with an Italian twist. Fresh ingredients are sourced from artisan producers either on our doorstep or in Tuscany and there is something to suit every palate. With a real pedigree in both our front-of-house and in our kitchen, you can rest assured a visit to Rocca will live long in the memory. Come and visit us and let our passion for food become your passion for delicious dining.
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edinburgh
Top Contributor
110 reviews 110 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
79 helpful votes 79 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014 NEW

We ate here last week and the food was brilliant. I wonder if it was cooked by JAMIE. So deserved to win. We shall return soon.

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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21 reviews 21 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

The Rocca Grill is located in the McDonald Rusacks Hotel. Based on other hotel dining experiences, expectations of a having a memorable dinner were not that high . Although housed in the hotel, Rocca is a separate business, and therefore not apparently governed by McDonald Hotels corporate policies. Does this make a difference? Suffice to say that our expectations were... More 

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St Andrews in Scotland
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014

Congratulation to The Rocca Grill team on pulling off a fabulous evening of award winning food and fun entertainment in a relaxed casual atmosphere. The restaurant was buzzing partly because of the dressed down casual look of the staff in their Italian T shirts and jeans. We couldn't have had a more enjoyable night to help launch the start of... More 

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8 reviews 8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

My partner and I arranged a trip to St Andrews especially to visit Rocca and it did not disappoint! One of our favourite hobbies is eating out and I can honestly say this was the best meal we've ever had. We started off in the cosy yet contemporary Rbar for a few drinks from their extensive wine and cocktails lists.... More 

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pieraccinis, Guest Relations Manager at Rocca Grill, responded to this review

All the team at Rocca would like to say a big thank you for such great feed back on your recent dining experience. Regards Sue More 

aberdeen
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112 reviews 112 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

Although the menu is not extensive, the food and atmosphere is good. The staff are very attentive and friendly

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pieraccinis, Guest Relations Manager at Rocca Grill, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review your recent dining experience at Rocca. All the team appreciate your positive review. Regards Sue More 

Warsaw, Poland
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

We went there based on Tripadvisor ratings and spent really nice time. Liked ambience, food and experienced good service. We were warmly welcomed by the staff and got the table with very nice view. Food was tasty and nicely prepared. The only dissappoitment we experienced was connected with rib-eye steak, which was not warm enought and bit rough.

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pieraccinis, Guest Relations Manager at Rocca Grill, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review your dining experience at Rocca. Our beef is renowned for its prime quality and I am disappointed to read that your steak did not meet with our usual standards for which I can only apologise. Regards Sue More 

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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

I write this review having lived in Edinburgh, Glasgow and the Highlands and also been fortunate enough to dine in a number of great and prestigious restaurants. Edinburgh in particular is blessed with some great restaurants. However having said that; this restaurant and experience tops the lot. From the well designed opulent surroundings, creative and seasonal menu, execution of the... More 

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pieraccinis, Guest Relations Manager at Rocca Grill, responded to this review

Thank you for your review and we are so pleased you enjoyed your dining experience and our new Autumn dishes at Rocca. All the team appreciate your feed back and we look forward to welcoming you back soon. Regards Sue More 

2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

We all had a great time and had the best steak in Scotland. The chef knows how to handle the purchasing and it was evident in the quality of the Chateaubriand. Our service was excellent and they even know how to have fun with their customers. A must with the service, wine and location. Big thanks!

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pieraccinis, Guest Relations Manager at Rocca Grill, responded to this review

We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed your evening at Rocca and appreciated our top quality beef which is so popular with our diners, along with the good humoured service! Thank you Sue More 

Naples, Florida
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24 reviews 24 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

It's difficult to fault a bay window table looking out over The Old Course on a beautiful late summer's evening. The cuisine is excellent with highly competent service, led by Sue’s ever watchful eye, to match. Rocca Bar & Grill is a ‘can’t miss’ evening experience when visiting St. Andrews. We look forward to a return visit some day soon.... More 

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pieraccinis, Manager at Rocca Grill, responded to this review

Our window tables are SO popular and I am pleased to hear that it enhanced your evening at Rocca. Thank you for your review and we will keep up the great work especially with our new Autumn dishes and we look forward to welcoming you back I the near future. Sue More 

Scottish Borders, United Kingdom
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19 reviews 19 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

Had a bit of difficulty with the web booking service. That said, we got it sorted. Staff keen to know of problem and to get it fixed. Welcome great, table with view of most of the restaurant was ideal. We loved it. The food was amazing, the advice re wine was spot on (and not trying to sell us something... More 

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pieraccinis, Guest Relations Manager at Rocca Grill, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to reflect your visit to Rocca. We are delighted to hear how much you enjoyed the food and the vibe! More 

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Additional Information about Rocca Grill

Address: The Links | The Links, St. Andrews KY16 9JQ, Scotland
Phone Number: +44 1334 472549
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Fife  >  St. Andrews
Open Hours:
Monday 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Tuesday 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Wednesday 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Thursday 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Friday 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Saturday 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Average Prices: USD 31 - 86
Cuisine: Italian, Scottish

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