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Balgove Larder

Certificate of Excellence
Cafe, British, Scottish, Gluten Free
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Strathtyrum, St. Andrews ky16 9sf, Scotland
+44 1334 898145
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Sun 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Mon - Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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St. Andrews, United Kingdom
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140 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed today NEW via mobile

We have been before and it was a super - the ambiance of the barn is super. However, we were disappointed last night after taking friends. The chips were a bit floppy - not crispy as in previous visits. The steaks were not all cooked consistently. The worst is a smell outside coming from a septic tank! On a positive... More 

Thank AlDearle
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22 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Went to Balgove ,regulars there. This time we took family ,and were disappointed . Does it really need your restaurant Manager ,who is very capable, to be on duty for you to get the very basics correct ? It was evident that she was off, as this would not have happened. Additionally ,very sorry to hear Linda is retiring ,a... More 

1 Thank eldersyde
Belfast, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Only a very small menu served, especially after peak lunchtime hours. Shop and deli is nice though. Quite pricey.

Thank jkts2016
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Great place to eat and don't be put off by the queues that sometimes form inside they always move quickly. Food is outstanding particularly any of the seafood based dishes and the outside area is great when the weather permits

Thank Mark D
St. Andrews, United Kingdom
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40 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Shopped at the larder on a few occasions and had lunch but this was my first time at the steak barn. The ambience is of a pleasantly rustic steak house with long trestle tables and benches so expect to share your table if you go as a couple or small group.

Thank Anne T
Paisley, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Decided to take a stroll along the Old Course on Sunday evening and headed for the Balgove Steak Barn that I had always wanted to visit. The larder is a stop every time we are in St Andrews but had never made it to the barn. Was a nice evening and all the windows open making it a lovely airy... More 

Thank Longmur
Wick, United Kingdom
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26 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

My third visit to Balgove larder lived up to expectations- great soup, wonderful coffee, polite and attentive service and treats to take home - looking forward to my next visit already

Thank Northstar2014
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Wanted to go to St Andrews for a drive/lunch. Googled it first and decided it was worth a look. Wasn't disappointed. Quirky and quaint with a lovely butchery/deli department. Soup & half sandwich + chicken liver pate were tasty, well presented and good value. Staff were cheery and helpful. Had a look in the Steak barn and will definitely go... More 

Thank Alison562
Stonehaven, United Kingdom
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148 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 112 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The Balgove is a bit of a culinary sensation all round. Fresh local produce to buy in the shop then once your taste buds are whetted a really really nice cafe at the far end of the shop. I highly recommend buying some of the home bakes .. the scones in particular are a triumph.

Thank Ally S
Glenrothes, United Kingdom
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30 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Larder has a large selection of select local produce , also have a good gluten free selection. Only down fall was restaurant was very busy with a queue out the door ,so didn't stay for something to eat. Think they need a larger restaurant.

Thank mathew_king

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$4 - $40
Cafe, British, Scottish, Gluten Free
Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Dining on a budget, Large groups, Local cuisine, Families with children
Open Hours
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?