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Rocca St. Andrews

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Italian, Scottish
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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: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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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Good for:
Romance
Large groups
Doing business
Local cuisine
Special occasions
Entertaining clients
Breakfast/Brunch
Lunch
Dinner
Reservations
Late Night

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  • 222
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  • 59
    Very good
  • 18
    Average
  • 10
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
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
Most recent review
Almost but not quite

Resident upstairs for a night and chose Rocca partly due to the reviews and partly due to not wishing to " walk out " for dinner. It was a quiet Monday night and we were one of only four tables ( until the works night out arrived - ok it was an upmarket drinks company and they were well behaved... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed February 24, 2015
GoVanBoy99
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Large groups
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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311 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Glasgow, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
40 reviews 40 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015 NEW

Resident upstairs for a night and chose Rocca partly due to the reviews and partly due to not wishing to " walk out " for dinner. It was a quiet Monday night and we were one of only four tables ( until the works night out arrived - ok it was an upmarket drinks company and they were well behaved... More 

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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16 reviews 16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015 NEW

On our recent visit to Rocca we did the tasting menu and it was out of this world. On a par if not better than the many Michelin starred restaurants that we've eaten in locally and in Edinburgh. The tasting menu was exciting, and perfectly balanced. We loved it and will return however the service was poor and will be... More 

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Newport-on-Tay, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015 NEW

We loved watching Jamie on Masterchef and were very excited when we discovered we could sample his cooking at Rocca in St Andrews. Four of us ate there yesterday and can't stop talking about how delicious the food was. Two of us had the full Masterchef menu while the other two chose starters prepared by executive chef Davey Aspin ...amazing... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

Superb. Delicate flavour-packed bliss! We had the 3 course Masterchef winning lunch menu. Cannot believe the value for money. Gorgeous view, fantastic atmosphere, and Daniel, our waiter, was enthusiastic, highly skilled, a real pleasure to talk to. Genuinely on a par with the Fat Duck - cannot recommend this little gem highly enough.

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Troon, Scotland
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23 reviews 23 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Our trip to St Andrews in mid-January was for the express purpose of sampling the cuisine at the Rusacks Rocca restaurant. We had been so impressed by the talents of Masterchef winner, Jamie Scott and were anxious to discover if his food tasted as good as it looked on TV. We were well seated at a table at the window... More 

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Edinburgh, Scotland
Top Contributor
180 reviews 180 reviews
107 restaurant reviews
98 helpful votes 98 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

We had a table booked for dinner mid-week. Although it was out of season, the restaurant (or that portion of it which was open) was full. We were given plenty of time to make our choices from the menu, and then it was some time while the food was prepared; from the time we sat down to beginning our starters... More 

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Scotland, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

Four of us were fortunate to have a table in the bay window looking over the 18th fairway to the West Sands. We came for the Masterchef Winners menu and were delighted with everything, from the warm bread and rolls at the start through to the end of the meal, with other choices apart from the Winner's menu available. Each... More 

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Cupar, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

My girlfriend and I enjoyed the masterchef final inspired tasting menu at Rocca and I would say it was the best meal I've ever eaten. The beef main course was a particular favourite for me while my girlfriend thought the smoked haddock veloute was the star. We both agreed that every morsel was utterly delicious. I'd recommend this restaurant and... More 

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Dundee, Scotland, United Kingdom
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27 reviews 27 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015 via mobile

We had a great meal at Rocca, the food was excellent, the staff were welcoming and engaging and the surroundings were classy, but comfortable. The new found celebrity status of the chef is well deserved, but the food and service speak for themselves, and this restaurant should be on your list of places to eat at when your in St... More 

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Falkirk, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

We had the three course Masterchef menu for £25 and it was fantastic, both in taste and in value. Would definitely recommend it.

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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 - 85
  • Cuisine: Italian, Scottish

Restaurant Characteristics

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

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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