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Ostlers Close

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25 Bonnygate, Cupar KY15 4BU, Scotland
441334655574
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Tue - Sat 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Serves Alcohol
Description: The elegant modern dining room has a relaxed welcoming atmosphere. Short...
The elegant modern dining room has a relaxed welcoming atmosphere. Short hand-written menus change frequently, as they are based on local seasonal ingredients. A concise interesting choice ensures that each dish is prepared individually for each customer, allowing for great attention to detail. The restaurant is an ideal place to book for a private party to celebrate a special occasion, birthday, anniversary or an intimate wedding. Set tasting menus are tailor-made to the diners choice. The restaurant can accommodate special dietary requirements easily, as everything is home-made - just let us know in advance when you book. For example, we bake our own gluten-free bread for coeliacs. If you require a vegetarian menu or have any other dietary requirements, please let us know when booking. The wine list offers an interesting reasonably priced selection, hand selected affordable quality wines to compliment the food.
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    Very good
  • 3
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  • 4
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Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
A yearly treat

We ate dinner here twice in a week in late August. We ate scallops, superbly cooked, still tasting of the sea. Main was a plate of mixed local fish - salmon hake monkfish crab and halibut elegantly presented in saffron sauce. Each fish rested on a different vegetable. Pudding was beautifully... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 1, 2015
Janet D
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London, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
  • Romantic
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English first
London, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

We ate dinner here twice in a week in late August. We ate scallops, superbly cooked, still tasting of the sea. Main was a plate of mixed local fish - salmon hake monkfish crab and halibut elegantly presented in saffron sauce. Each fish rested on a different vegetable. Pudding was beautifully flavoured apricot sponge with ice cream and a coulis.... More 

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Cupar, United Kingdom
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11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

Fantastic as usual! What more can I say? I cannot rate this restaurant too highly. It's a small, intimate place hidden away in a little alley. After the friendly welcome and reasonable time to settle, the journey begins. The food opens with an amuse bouche, which sets the palate and the stomach yearning for more. I do not normally get... More 

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Framlingham, England, United Kingdom
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25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

Cupar has streets lined with buildings separated by narrow alleyways each called a close. In Temperance Close is the restaurant called Ostlers Close - confusing. I guess they were worried people might fear they wouldn't get a drink in Temperance Close. It is an up market restaurant in terms of menu and price. The special was lobster salad to start... More 

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Arbroath, United Kingdom
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114 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 109 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

First time here. Came on the recommendation of a friend and it was a perfect evening. From the scallops, lobster and couchette fritters, to the venison and fillet beef - we all agreed that every dish was delicious. It's always a good sign when you're saying, "Try this" and swapping samples between plates, and it happened all night here. Lovely... More 

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Solihull, England
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015 via mobile

What a gem. We wanted a special place for our anniversary and thanks to the proprietors we found it. A lovely small cosy restaurant with superb service and great food. Just what was wanted.

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Cobham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

Excellent Food, varied Wine List, very friendly smiley professional service. A gourmets delight ! So much so , we returned for a second evening in a 5 days Golfing ~ Break. We were all very impressed and would highly recommend this little Gem . Amanda ( The properitor ) looked after us well and made the evening a very pleasurable... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

The combination of excellent service and attention from Amanda plus the cooking of Jimmy(?) made for a memorable first dinner. Good quality wine list supported by excellent recommendations to try a Spanish red (not a Rioja) and white meant the food was accompanied by unusual but very enjoyable wine. The food choices were all appealing and our table thought their... More 

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Cupar, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 via mobile

We go to ostlers when we need to be sure we will get a great meal. Service is friendly and efficient, the menu innovative and exciting and the food always first class. Highly recommended

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Germany
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29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015

We stumbled in for family dinner tonight based on the positive reviews here on TA. In short, we were surely not disappointed, as we enjoyed the finest dinner experience that we had in a very long time. The restaurant serves fine seasonal scottish dishes with a delicate twist. Even without a reservation, we were welcomed and hosted very special and... More 

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

My boyfriend took me here for my birthday. We had read about it a while ago and have been dying to go ever since. All food is either locally sourced, handpikced/foraged for, caught by friends etc... The couple who run this restaurant really live and breathe it. Every flavour and item on the plate was thought of an intended. Loved... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 25 Bonnygate, Cupar KY15 4BU, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Fife  >  Cupar
  • Phone Number: 441334655574

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine, Doing business, Special occasions, Romantic

Description

The elegant modern dining room has a relaxed welcoming atmosphere. Short hand-written menus change frequently, as they are based on local seasonal ingredients. A concise interesting choice ensures that each dish is prepared individually for each customer, allowing for great attention to detail. The restaurant is an ideal place to book for a private party to celebrate a special occasion, birthday, anniversary or an intimate wedding. Set tasting menus are tailor-made to the diners choice. The restaurant can accommodate special dietary requirements easily, as everything is home-made - just let us know in advance when you book. For example, we bake our own gluten-free bread for coeliacs. If you require a vegetarian menu or have any other dietary requirements, please let us know when booking. The wine list offers an interesting reasonably priced selection, hand selected affordable quality wines to compliment the food.
Open Hours
Tuesday
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Saturday
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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