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The Terrace Restaurant

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Strathkinness Low Road | Rufflets Country House Hotel, St. Andrews KY16 9TX, Scotland
+44 1334 472594
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25 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were given a voucher for a 3 course lunch by some friends, and were very impressed by this place just over a mile outside St Andrews. The setting is rather formal for my own personal taste but this added to the grandeur, and certainly suited the menu. I don't like to focus on price but the 2 and 3... More 

2 Thank James H
Bradford, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 11, 2016 via mobile

For many years I have been to Rufflets for meals with my family - it never disappoints and the food and service are always second to none - you are always made to feel special, and long may it continue!

Thank gordonmpearce
Kirkcaldy, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 25, 2016

We were given a voucher for afternoon tea as a gift we were really looking forward to the whole experience. My Mum and Sister accompanied me and we had one voucher for just afternoon tea and one for prosecco afternoon tea for two. The waitress was slow and disinterested we asked to change two of the smoked salmon sandwiches for... More 

1 Thank wendyrae13
San Francisco, CA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 12, 2016

This is a review of the Terrace restaurant at Rufflets. We were here with friends for lunch in May. We were a bit early for our reservation and enjoyed a stroll round the beautiful gardens – nice setting for the old manor-style house which was a private house until the 1950’s. We started with drinks in the lounge and then... More 

Thank Whistledown
London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 7, 2016

we went to this hotel because a close friend was getting married and she had arranged for the reception at rufflets. as we were coming from quite a distance, london, we decided to go up a few days ahead and leave a few days after the reception, the idea being to have a mini holiday. we flew from gatwick (big... More 

1 Thank IVAN B
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47 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 30, 2016

For a relaxed atmosphere and some lovely food this is a very nice location. Looking onto the gardens it really is peaceful. Lunch menu is very reasonably priced considering the quality and service. I would strongly recommend a visit if you fancy being spoiled.

Thank Wewanttobe2gether
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 14, 2016

Very good breakfast with a buffet for fruit and cereals. Good range of cooked food including haggis. Very pleasant view of the garden.Spacious and nicely decorated.

Thank Alasdair M
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 4, 2016

What can I say except the food did not disappoint . Each course was what I would have expected from such a hotel. Service was friendly & attentive. Couldn't be bettered

Thank Scotspearl
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 28, 2016 via mobile

We visited the Terraced Restaurant for the first time last week are were amazed! As residents in St Andrews for the last 4 years we have become bored by the lack of fine dining options. St Andrews is filled with many great restaurants and although many have a great dining atmosphere the food is simply mediocre. After viewing the menu... More 

Thank bexalex167
Stirling, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 26, 2016

I visited Rufflets with my 2 elderly parents. Despite having booked, we were kept waiting for more than 15 minutes before I had to ask to get seated. There was a wedding on at the same time and it was absolutely clear that this took priority over everything else. There were other issues with service you would associate with a... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$15 - $49
British, Scottish, European, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar, Reservations, Waitstaff, Free Off-Street Parking, Free Wifi, Outdoor Seating, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Families with children, Business meetings
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Strathkinness Low Road | Rufflets Country House Hotel, St. Andrews KY16 9TX, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Fife  >  St. Andrews
  • Phone Number: +44 1334 472594
When it comes to food, we strive to provide a range of fabulous dishes, using the best of local produce, handled with passion, care and knowledge. The elegant, relaxing and spacious 2AA Rosette Terrace Restaurant offers a seasonally changing a la carte menu. At Rufflets, we spend much time sourcing the ingredients for our menus - working with local small producers within the region, to find the very best of what is available. We are also proud to be able to boast "zero food miles" for the herbs, vegetables and soft fruits grown in our grounds. Chef David Kinnes and our gardener, Phil Harper, work together to supply the kitchen with an eclectic range of fresh produce all year round. All this effort has been recognised by VisitScotland who awarded 'Taste our Best' for use of Scotlands' Larder, presentation, quality and service standards. To complement your meal, our wonderful cellar offers an eclectic choice of wines from around the globe, including an extensive selection of half bottles and wines by the glass.

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