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Balgove Larder

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Strathtyrum, St. Andrews ky16 9sf, Scotland
+44 1334 898145
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Today
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Mon - Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Reservations, Late Night
Good for:
Breakfast/Brunch
Lunch
Reservations
Late Night

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  • 207
    Excellent
  • 106
    Very good
  • 31
    Average
  • 12
    Poor
  • 15
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Didn't miss the chance this time

I've been in love with Scotland and St Andrews since long time. This time I didn't miss the chance to visit Balgove Larder. It was a pleasant surprise to me and my girlfriend: you can buy healthy food or enjoy a lunch or a drink in the restaurant area. We ordered a fish cake and a chicken... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 25, 2015
valerioragazzoserio
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Riccione, Italy
Good for:
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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371 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Riccione, Italy
Top Contributor
73 reviews 73 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 NEW

I've been in love with Scotland and St Andrews since long time. This time I didn't miss the chance to visit Balgove Larder. It was a pleasant surprise to me and my girlfriend: you can buy healthy food or enjoy a lunch or a drink in the restaurant area. We ordered a fish cake and a chicken salad and two... More 

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Belfast, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
150 reviews 150 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

Not cheap and do get there before the rush at lunch time. Good service from pleasant staff. Huge buns, biscuits and scones seem to be the order of the day everywhere these days and the Balgove doesn't disappoint.

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St Peter Port, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

Called in here for lunch while visiting daughter at university .....wow...... Amazing food, great service, yummy things in farm shop! Food was delicious, the cakes looked amazing. Bought some huge scones to eat later, they didn't last long and were amazing. If you're in St. Andrews you must go here.

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St. Andrews, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Balgove is a great place to meet friends for a coffee or a meal, it is generally always busy, but you can always browse the farm shop while waiting. The staff are tip top and nothing seems to be too much trouble. The menu is good with plenty of choice. It is not too expensive. As it is on the... More 

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St. Andrews, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Had our breakfast here Staff friendly and efficient Top quality produce Cooked to perfection Been on many occasions for lunch ,first time for breakfast

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St. Andrews, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

This busy restaurant and high quality shop is a must for any visitor to St Andrews. In the high season you will very probably have to wait in line for a table, but the staff are very good and won't keep you waiting any longer than necessary. Food is very very good, coffee is excellent, and not too expensive. The... More 

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Top Contributor
69 reviews 69 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

A fun roadside farm shop we have frequently visited for several years enjoying meals and treats to go. Run by an energetic young man and able staff that try to accommodate and serve. Close to the Univ of St Andrews, with easy parking and home cooking, you can't go wrong. Stop by and enjoy!

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Cupar, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

As a fruit scone addict these cannot be beaten in the restaurant here, simply delicious, warmed plate, scones oven warmed ( well worth the short wait), superb, cannot fault anything about Balgove other than popularity which can lead to a wait for a seat at busy times. Please keep up what you are doing, "simply consistently first class". One bit... More 

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Dundee, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
42 reviews 42 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

Balgrove is definitely doing something right as the place had a long queue to be seated, including Americans, who don't really get the British thing about forming a patient queue for anything - far less a restaurant. We only had coffee and cake but the food people were eating round us looked good. Not too expensive either. An interesting deli... More 

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Aboyne, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
58 reviews 58 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

Headed out to Balgove earlier today for coffee and a cake, but ended up having a delicious lunch instead. It was very busy when we arrived, and we had to queue for 15 minutes for a table, but it was definitely worth the wait. Both of us ordered the roast chicken which came with dauphinoise potatoes and roasted veg. Not... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Strathtyrum, St. Andrews ky16 9sf, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Fife  >  St. Andrews
  • Phone Number: +44 1334 898145

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 9 - 31
  • Cuisine: British
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Monday
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday
9:00 am - 5:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?