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Playfair's Restaurant

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Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2019 Winner
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PRICE RANGE
$6 - $44
CUISINES
European, British, Soups, Scottish
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
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Reviewed yesterday

My wife and I enjoyed our food which was exactly as ordered and served reasonably promptly. Our issues were with service. we were given two choices only for water, still or sparkling. Not informed that we could simply have a carafe of tap water, we...More

Date of visit: September 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago

By far the best food we had in St Andrews. The food was prepared exactly as ordered in a timely fashion. A great experience

Date of visit: September 2019
Thank airplanefanatic
PlayfairHotelsLtd, Manager at Playfair's Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear airplanefanatic, Many thanks for taking the time to leave us such a lovely review! I'm so glad that you enjoyed your experience with us and look forward to welcoming you back in the future! Kind Regards James Cantlie Restaurant Manager

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Had a light lunch here on Saturday. Food was good, only had a sandwich but it was well presented very tasty. I have a garlic allergy and when l asked the staff if there was garlic in the salad dressing they checked quite happily and...More

Date of visit: August 2019
Thank sheenamcintyre
PlayfairHotelsLtd, Manager at Playfair's Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear sheenamcintyre, Thank you for leaving us a lovely review. We are always happy to help with dietary requirements, especially when it comes to allergies. I'm glad you all enjoyed your food and I hope you come back soon to enjoy it again. Kind regards,...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Thank you Playfair for a beautiful meal last night. We were looking for somewhere different and thanks to the positive reviews here on TripAdvisor we booked on line for a table at 6:30 to take advantage of their Early Meal Offer, we were not disappointed....More

Date of visit: August 2019
Thank Sallie A
PlayfairHotelsLtd, Manager at Playfair's Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Dear Sallie A, Many thanks for taking the time to leave us such a lovely review! I'm really glad that you enjoyed your dining experience with us. We look forward to welcoming you back in the future. Kind Regards James Cantlie Restaurant Manager

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We were in St Andrews for a couple of days. August 12 was my sister-in-laws birthday. This place was recommended to us. The guy who took our orders (he may have been the manager and/or owner) was not friendly and certainly not helpful. He may...More

Date of visit: August 2019
Thank btwilliams1955
PlayfairHotelsLtd, Manager at Playfair's Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Dear btwilliams1955, I am truly shocked to here about you experience overall at Playfair's. If you could email me at playfairs@ardgowanhotel.co.uk with some more information about what happenend so I can investigate this properly it would be very much appreciated. Kind Regards Duncan Director

Reviewed August 11, 2019 via mobile

Everything here is done the proper way a restaurant is supposed to function. The star of the show was the pork belly dish I had. Wow. I usually tend to steer away from pork but I thought I'd give it a try and I was...More

Date of visit: May 2019
Thank CristianBuhus
PlayfairHotelsLtd, Manager at Playfair's Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

Dear ChristianBuhus, Thank you for taking the time to leave us such a lovely review! I'm so happy that you enjoyed your meal with us, especially the pork belly, it is a wonderful dish. I'll be sure to pass on your kind comments to all...More

Reviewed August 11, 2019

Went with some friends for dinner. Menu was a bit limited as it was Early Bird but suited all and chef was able to change the battered fish to crumbed as one of my friends was allergic to the batter, which was a nice touch....More

Date of visit: June 2019
Thank Elizabeth S
PlayfairHotelsLtd, Manager at Playfair's Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

Dear Elizabeth S, Thank you so much for taking the time to leave us such a lovely review! I'm so happy that you enjoyed your visit to Playfair's and I'm glad that we ticked all the boxes. We look forward to welcoming you back in...More

Reviewed July 31, 2019

Superb meal , great service..can only compliment everyone at playfairs on our meal. The steak was perfectly cooked, the seafood tasty and the special of the day was to die for. Keep up the great work ...you have our custom in the future.More

Date of visit: July 2019
Thank Eric W
PlayfairHotelsLtd, Manager at Playfair's Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded August 4, 2019

Dear Eric W, Many thanks for taking the time to leave us such a lovely review!! I'm really happy that you enjoyed everthing during your meal with us and i will certainly pass on all the lovely comments to the kitchen staff. We look forward...More

Reviewed July 30, 2019 via mobile

Great food late in St Andrews Many great beers on tap Good verity on menu Friendly, helpful staff Convenient location near Old courseMore

Date of visit: July 2019
Thank MRHFWB67
PlayfairHotelsLtd, Manager at Playfair's Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded July 31, 2019

Dear MRHFWB67, Many thanks for taking the time to leave us such a lovely review!! I'm glad that you enjoyed your meal and the beer and found our staff friendly and helpful. We look forward to welcoming you back in the future. Kind regards James...More

Reviewed July 24, 2019 via mobile

We had a lovely meal at the restaurant. As I had been on a course we had an early dinner and managed to take advantage of the Early Bird menu which was excellent. All courses were beautifully presented and tasted delicious! Personally, the steak was...More

Date of visit: July 2019
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PlayfairHotelsLtd, Manager at Playfair's Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded July 25, 2019

Dear jennifereU9777EI, Thank you for taking the time to leave us such a lovely review!! I'm really glad that you enjoyed your meal with us and thank you for your kind comments about the staff and myself, I do hope you enjoyed your walk! We...More

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Ernie N
March 12, 2017|
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Response from PlayfairHotelsLtd | Property representative |
Yes we do! the menu is available to view on our website
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Ktbeagle
October 26, 2015|
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Response from PlayfairHotelsLtd | Property representative |
Hi Ktbeagle, Thanks for your enquiry. We will have our TVs on in Playfair's during lunch time (12pm-5pm) and we can put it on the Rugby channel for you if it's not already!
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