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25 Bonnygate, Cupar KY15 4BU, Scotland
(01334) 655574
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7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Tue - Sat 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Good for:
Romance
Doing business
Local cuisine
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

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Visitor rating
  • 105
    Excellent
  • 13
    Very good
  • 3
    Average
  • 4
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
A Great Night Out

We went out for a night of good food and wine and almost all our expectations were exceeded. The only thing I can say detracted from the whole night was the size of the place. It felt small, not quite cramped but small. Apart from that everything was great, food, service, wine, atmosphere. I would... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 21, 2015
Haggislad
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Cupar, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
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127 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Cupar, United Kingdom
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015 NEW

We went out for a night of good food and wine and almost all our expectations were exceeded. The only thing I can say detracted from the whole night was the size of the place. It felt small, not quite cramped but small. Apart from that everything was great, food, service, wine, atmosphere. I would definitely go back again so... More 

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Cupar, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

We have come to visit here on special occasions as it is the best restaurant we have had the pleasure of dining in, anywhere in the world. The food is absolutely top notch, the ambiance is romantic and intimate for couples, but also suitable for larger parties. It is amazing to get the mix of such excellent food in such... More 

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2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015 via mobile

This restaurant is a must if you are in the area and is well worth the money. I would go as far as to say it is the best meal I have ever had at a restaurant. The service is great as well and the owners, who cook and prepare all the food themselves are very friendly. I cannot wait... More 

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Cupar, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

We have visited the restaurant many times over the years and find the quality of the food superb. This October we celebrated our wedding anniversary with a meal there . (we normally are away for this) and Amanda and Jimmy the owners made us so welcome and once again the presentation and quality of the food was fantastic. The Scallops... More 

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Falmouth, Massachusetts
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

Ostler's Close is the best restaurant in which my husband and I have ever had the pleasure to dine. Amanda and Jimmy are both fabulous cooks, passionate about using the best possible ingredients, relentlessly attentive to every detail, resulting in superb food. They are genuinely warm and friendly, non-pretentious, and good humored - we immediately felt welcomed and at home.... More 

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Oxford, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
168 reviews 168 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
107 helpful votes 107 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

I will start with the negatives about this restaurant as there are many positives. The décor is a bit dated, the menus are hand-written and really difficult to read, but...what fantastic food. Run by a husband and wife team who clearly love what they do, the food was an absolute delight. Lots of wild mushrooms which were in season, and... More 

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Cupar, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

We have visited this restaurant over the years for special occasions but popped in on the off chance tonight. The meal was brilliant as usual with freshly picked mushrooms, a special of grouse and yummy pudding. Along with little extras and a really good bottle of wine the meal set us up for the weekend. Such a relaxing atmosphere and... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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107 reviews 107 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

I don't get here often enough...the restaurant is in a small close (alley) in the small-ish Fife town of Cupar and it's not easy to find. If you do take the time to figure it out, you will not be disappointed. The food is excellent. Ingredients are locally sourced and simply prepared. The wine list is also excellent and chosen... More 

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Lundin Links, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

a wonderful evening celebrating a 60th birthday with fantastic food, wonderful wines, warm and friendly, thoughtful and intelligent service of a fabulous meal - locally sourced produce cooked to perfection accompanied with flavoursome sauces and a good variety to select from - tuck yourselves away up the close for an absolute treat - Ostlers Close, Cupar should be very proud... More 

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St. Andrews
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21 reviews 21 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

I have dined in this restaurant for as long as it has been open (30+ years). Founded by a couple from St. Andrews, they chose a highly unlikely location: off a small close by Cupar's main road, offering barely room to squeeze a quality eating place. There can't be more than 6/7 tables, but the charm of the place is... 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: (01334) 655574

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?