We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Cupar, St. Andrews KY15 5LH, Scotland
+44 1334 840206
Improve this listing
Ranked #2 of 105 Restaurants in St. Andrews
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $31 - $105
Cuisines: European
More restaurant details
Restaurant details
Good for: Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Description: The Peat Inn is owned by award winning Chef and columnist Geoffrey Smeddle and his wife Katherine. With Geoffrey at the heart of the kitchen and Katherine's warmth and care filling the restaurant, they have been successful in building on the very fine reputation of one of Scotland's most cherished destinations. The Inn has existed on this spot since the 1700s. Today, the Michelin starred restaurant with rooms continues to welcome guests who appreciate the special and very personal experience which is the hallmark of The Peat Inn. Three small dining rooms make up the restaurant, providing an intimate setting for lunch or dinner. Each room is also available for private parties if required. The reception lounge with its deep sofas and open log fire, creates an atmosphere which is elegant and refined and made all the more enjoyable by the friendly and attentive service. A few steps from the restaurant is The Residence where eight individually designed luxury suites offer the opportunity for a rather special night away, where the pleasures of the table spill over into a charming over-night setting. From your aperitif upon arrival to coffee and a liqueur before you have to depart, we are sure you will enjoy every moment of the wonderful cuisine and hospitality at The Peat Inn.
Write a Review

340 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
Rating summary
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Any
English first
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
58 reviews 58 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014 NEW

We went with old friends who were also celebrating their Ruby Wedding. To start the rooms are wonderful small suites on two levels. The visit was an anniversary gift from friends . We had the 6 course taster menu which was absolutely splendid from first course to last. We opted for selecting our own wines. It is certainly not cheap... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 3
Fife, Scotland
Senior Contributor
39 reviews 39 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014 NEW

I'm going to come over as such a heathen but the food is, no doubt spectacular - it just didn't suit me at all. It is beautifully presented and the best of ingredients are used but it's just not my kind of thing! However, the staff are faultless, they are very attentive and serve very professionally. The ambience of the... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014 via mobile

Visited the Peat Inn for lunch having not eaten there for several years and having read great reviews of lunch in The Herald. We were not disappointed a Michelin starred restaurant doing lunch for £19, We decided on the Chefs Menu, 4 fantastic courses delicately presented full of flavour and freshest of ingredients which was fantastic value at £45. I... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Senior Contributor
33 reviews 33 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014 via mobile

We booked the Peat Inn as a special treat for our silver wedding anniversary and were suitably delighted by every aspect of the dining and guest experience. We had talked about going there for years but just never got around to it. We now know what we have missed out on over the years. From arrival for dinner to departure... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

We stayed at the Peat Inn on a Friday night and had the "taster" menu with the listed wines. From the very first greeting, to our departure on the Saturday, we were treated to excellent hospitality, great food and outstanding levels of service. I particularly enjoyed the unusual wines that accompanied the food, and the degree of knowledge displayed by... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
142 reviews 142 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
125 helpful votes 125 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

Third time in ten years and don't know why I do not go more often! Wonderfully picturesque hidden spot in Fife, but a short drive from St Andrews. We enjoyed the luxury dinner bed and breakfast and could not fault the staff, accommodation or food. A tremendous experience. We had a warm welcome and were offered tea on arrival on... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014 via mobile

We visited The Peat Inn for my 60th birthday lunch in early October. We waited for 35 minutes before being seated. My starter (lemon sole with pickled scallop) contained 18 large bones and bone fragments. No comment from the waitress when I drew this unpleasant surprise to her attention. Our mains (venison osso buco) were dry and completely without flavour.... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 3
Nashville, Tennessee
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

Without a doubt one of the best restaurants I have ever been in! Travelled all over world & this is one for top 10 list. Food amazing & service impeccable! 5 stars plus plus! From the moment we arrived until we left superb. We are still talking about the food & service! #peatinn

Was this review helpful? Yes 3
Dundee, Scotland
Top Contributor
80 reviews 80 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

Had a lovely meal here as a birthday celebration with family of all ages from 9 to 92. Attention to detail from the moment you arrive is what makes us choose this place. The food is exquisite and the pre meal "tasters" just add to the enjoyment. When I booked, I was also able to forward plan for my 9yr... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 3
Glasgow UK
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

We had been to The Peat Inn before and had greatly enjoyed the entire experience and were keen to return. This we did just a few days ago and it did not disappoint. A lovely spot in the Fife countryside the facilities are calm and welcoming - there is something different about eating in the country away from the noise... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 1

Travelers who viewed Peat Inn also viewed

St. Andrews, Fife
St. Andrews, Fife

Been to Peat Inn? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing