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Rocca Restaurant

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The Links, St. Andrews KY16 9JQ, Scotland
+44 1334 472549
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6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Sat 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
Description: At Rocca St Andrews our recipe for success is a fusion of exquisite food...
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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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Not quite so fine dining

We had a lovely table in the window overlooking the 18th green on the Old Course. We opted for the tasting menu with wines. The dining experience itself was very good. Staff were very attentive and all courses and accompanying wines were well described.Unfortunately, the restaurant itself could... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 29, 2015
maggie55186534
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Entertaining clients
  • Special occasions
  • Local cuisine
  • Doing business
  • Large groups
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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37 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

We had a lovely table in the window overlooking the 18th green on the Old Course. We opted for the tasting menu with wines. The dining experience itself was very good. Staff were very attentive and all courses and accompanying wines were well described.Unfortunately, the restaurant itself could not be described as a fine dining restaurant, given the preponderance of... More 

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Huddersfield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

We had daughters Graduation Dinner the venue was fantastic , very warm welcome, aware of the occasion and asked about the day . We were made to feel very special and the food matched the welcome. Even though the menu was a graduation dinner menu the choice was extensive and the preparation was of a high standard. A treat worthy... More 

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Kilsyth, North Lanarkshire
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

Visited here as an anniversary treat. Waiting staff were very attentive, but felt plates were whipped away almost as soon as you put down your cutlery, so maybe service was a bit rushed. Nice menu but as a vegetarian I felt my starter and main course were almost identical - both had goat's cheese which I love but the dishes... More 

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Dundee, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015 NEW

Great to see a restaurant with an award winning chef visited it in May but told that the award winner was in great demand and was elsewhere giving a cookery demonstration but his mentor was cooking that night who has "lots of Michelin stars". Sorry? Despite that gaffe the service was from the younger members of staff very good and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015 NEW

Everything about Rocca is fantastic. The service is exceptional, the food is indescribable, and the atmosphere is unforgettable. Chef Jamie Scott, winner of Masterchef, prepares traditional Italian food with a modern flair. The filet of scotch beef is the signature dish and it is not to be missed, but the menu has an excellent variety of food for different palates.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015 via mobile

Myself and my girlfriend came here for our anniversary meal as she had treated me to come and stay at the home of golf. However it was topped with the restaurant she had picked, it blew me away! Roccas style of service, atmosphere and food was something special. Everything was perfect. We went for the tasting menu together, served at... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

While the food was good, it was not up to standards they hold for themselves. The setting on 18th fairway can't be beat. It is very expensive, and we had better food in St. Andrews. The only place in Scotland that has ever refused to allow corkage, and did so in a fairly brusque manner. Wouldn't return

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Rocca G, Manager at Rocca Restaurant, responded to this review

We have a £250k cellar and employ Christopher Delalonde Master Sommelier. One of only a few Master Sommeliers in THE WORLD . Voted Master Sommelier of the year 2010. Obviously we do not allow people to Bring a Bottle. More 

Uttoxeter, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

On our five day trip to St Andrews we dined at Rocca twice simply because it was that good. St Andrews has a lot of nice places to eat and a variety of cuisines but we felt from what we had Rocca Restaurant offed the best of the best. The waiting staff all extremely friendly and have great personalities looked... More 

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Methil, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

This place has amazing food ,beautiful setting by the Old Course first class service,award winning menu from tvs master chef

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Middletown, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015

We enjoyed a Fantastic gourmet dinner overlooking the 18th hole of the Old Course, a perfect table for the British Open. The wait staff were attractive, professional, and friendly. The presentation and the quality of the food including appetizers, entrée, and dessert was fantastic. The Rocca Restaurant is one of the best restaurants where I have eaten on 3 continents.

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Additional Information about Rocca Restaurant

Address: 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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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: The Links, St. Andrews KY16 9JQ, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Fife  >  St. Andrews
  • Phone Number: +44 1334 472549

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 31 - 86
  • Cuisine: Italian, Scottish

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic, Entertaining clients, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Doing business, Large groups

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.
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

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