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The Links, St. Andrews KY16 9JQ, Scotland
+44 1334 472549
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Ranked #7 of 111 Restaurants in St. Andrews
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $30 - $83
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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English first
Newport-on-Tay, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015 NEW via mobile

My husband and I attended on a Friday lunch time having heard rave reviews about the food here. We were not disappointed. Extremely flavoursome food (the Orkney beef, and especially the mushroom ketchup, were bursting with flavour and a particular highlight). Just the right level of attention from serving staff without feeling too formal and overbearing lending a perfect relaxed... More 

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Dundee, Scotland
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7 reviews 7 reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015 NEW via mobile

Had visited this restaurant with friends a few months agonizing and had a very special night. Decided to take my daughters to celebrate my 50th birthday tonight and were very disappointed! Stuck round a corner and virtually left to fend for ourselves. Have to say the staff were very pleasant however we hardly saw them the entire evening- not sure... More 

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Letham Grange, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015 NEW

Fabulous food great atmosphere and brilliant staff. There was absolutely nothing negative about this restaurant... Left feeling very special. A must for fine dining in St. Andrews. However I would book in advance. Masterchef professional chef winner 2014 creates wonderful food.

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St. Andrews, United Kingdom
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39 reviews 39 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

(Apologies for the date - it's been a while since we went and TA doesn't give the ability to go back that far). We visited for a Hogmanay Dinner and I should have reviewed a while back. It was a stunning meal - one I'd have been happy to have ordered in any high class restaurant a la carte in... More 

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Crail, United Kingdom
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115 reviews 115 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

Only became aware of this restraunt after Jamie won the BBC Masterchef title. Hidden away behind Rusacks Hotel overlooking the Old Course the setting is magnificent. Can the food match the setting?... Oh Yes! The set lunch matching the Masterchef winning menu was superb and great value at £25, grab this opportunity while it lasts. Ask for a window table... More 

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Dundee, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

Enjoyed an amazing meal cooked by the latest Masterchef Winner "Jamie" He came out to restaurant to speak to several diners which was a nice touch. From when we arrived until we left the service was outstanding. Started with Venison Ragu Parpadelle which reminded me of the Wild boar Ragu we had enjoyed in Florence in June 2014. My wife... More 

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pieraccinis, Manager at Rocca St. Andrews, responded to this review

Dear Peheater, Thank you very much for your 5* review of Rocca. We are delighted that you enjoyed your experience with us and our recommendations on the dishes. We have been overwhelmed with comments on the Perthshire Hare in particular, which seems to be becoming one of our most popular dishes, a truly excellent dish. We are now open for... More 

Inverness, United Kingdom
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16 reviews 16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

Rocca overlooks the 18th green and clubhouse of the famous St. Andrews golf course and beach. We were given a window seat and enjoyed these exceptional views, bathed in winter sunshine. The Christmas Lunch menu provided a good choice across the three courses and every offering was of exceptional quality. Further, the staffing to customer ratio was excellent, with friendly,... More 

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pieraccinis, Manager at Rocca St. Andrews, responded to this review

Dear Sandy5547, Thank you for choosing Rocca for your Christmas celebration this year. We agree that we are absolutely spoiled with stunning views overlooking the Old Course and on to the West Sands, with the window seats being very popular, especially on a lovely day as it was this Christmas. Excellent, we are glad she enjoyed her day! Hope to... More 

St. Andrews, United Kingdom
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29 reviews 29 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

Generally very pleased with the meal. Starter was very good, as was the cheeseboard I chose instead of a sweet. Main course was turbot, which was nicely presented, and well cooked. It came with a few additions including caviar. The main problem for me was the portion was very small, and considering my relative who was with me thought the... More 

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pieraccinis, Manager at Rocca St. Andrews, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review Rocca. we are very pleased that you enjoyed your Rocca experience and as a forth time diner we thank you for your support. Prices are in line with similar standard of restaurants in Scotland and we do use the best quality ingredients throughout. We have launched a new lunch menu for 2015... More 

edinburgh , scotland
Senior Contributor
44 reviews 44 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

We were keen to visit the restaurant cheffed by Jamie Scott the winner of Professional Masterchef 2014. The quality of food was superb, both in terms of presentation and flavouring. Unfortunately the front of house service was not of a consistent standard, particularly the wine offering. The food service was engaged and informative but guests at a restaurant of this... More 

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pieraccinis, Manager at Rocca St. Andrews, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review Rocca. We will take on your comments to make sure that the Rocca dining experience excels in every way. Our separate vegetarian menu is normally very well received and I apologise if it did not suit your requirements. More 

Glasgow, Scotland
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8 reviews 8 reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

We visited Rocca last night and were hugely impressed by the experience. The waiting staff were knowledgeable and attentive, and made this an excellent evening out. Clearly, a Friday evening in January is a little quiet, so the restaurant was not full. Nevertheless, there is a decent atmosphere without the place seeming crowded. The food was quite superb - and... More 

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pieraccinis, Manager at Rocca St. Andrews, responded to this review

Dear jmcc1m, Thank you for taking the time to place a review with us at Rocca. We are absolutely delighted you hold us in such high regard as Michelin starred eateries, we do strive to provide the best dinning experience possible for our guests. We hope to welcome you again very soon. Kind Regards, The Rocca Team. More 

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Additional Information about Rocca St. Andrews

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 30 - 83
Cuisine: Italian, Scottish

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