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The Waterfront
Ranked #3 of 9 Anstruther B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed September 5, 2013

Stopped here on the way back home from the North of Scotland - and had been planning to visit the East Neuk for a while. We were not quite sure what to expect but were pleasantly surprised when we were shown the room in a private courtyard area behind the hotel. The room was clean and comfortable - and as a nice touch had fresh flowers. We ate both nights in the restaurant where the food was good and plentiful. And also went to their sister establishment/pub The Bank for drinks in the early evening.

The proximity of the harbour was a bonus. I would also recommend the walk along the coast to Crail (about 4 miles) and there is a bus back if you want.

  • Stayed: August 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed September 4, 2013

I was really looking forward to staying here. The location was perfect and the rooms on the website looked inviting. As we were travelling with our elderly father and planning to stay for 4 nights, on booking I asked for 2 rooms close together with as few stairs as possible. This request was apparently not passed on to the hotel who allocated us rooms on the 2nd and 3rd floor up very steep and narrow staircases. This was never going to work and even though they were fully booked, the lady on duty did everything possible to get dad a room on the ground floor for the first night. Thank you for that. Regrettably we decided to find a more suitable hotel, so we only spent the one night. We were surprised and very grateful that the hotel didn’t charge us for the cancelled nights – again thank you. In any case we enjoyed an afternoon of cocktails followed by a delicious dinner. We enjoyed it so much we returned 2 nights later for dinner with friends.
This is a lovely boutique hotel with very well appointed rooms, super comfortable beds and all the facilities you would expect with a 4 star rating. This is not your average hotel with a lobby and 3 floors – instead a quirky conglomerate of nooks and crannies, laneways and courtyard that has loads of character and if you don’t mind a climb to your room, it’s a great place to stay.

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  • Stayed: July 2013, traveled with family
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Reviewed September 3, 2013

My husband and I stayed at The Waterfront; a small, but delightful hotel, for four days.
The staff was wonderfully helpful and very professional, the the ambiance of the hotel was perfect to the setting and the meals were excellent and well presented. The entire stay was a pleasant experience from start to finish.

  • Stayed: August 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed August 30, 2013

We ate here on a busy Friday evening in August and were very pleased that we had pre-booked as people were being turned away. Good menu with good food, efficient service and a good atmosphere. Staff were smartly presented, polite and attentive without being intrusive.

  • Stayed: August 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed August 27, 2013

On our first visit to Anstruther this attractively appointed and located restuarant seemed the most up-market venue in town
We were warmly welcomed and given a window table to accomodate my wife's request for brightness due to being partially sighted, and they did this even tho it was a reserved table and the place was chocco! Full marks.Fabulous fresh mussels and great homemade pie.

  • Stayed: August 2013
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Reviewed August 16, 2013

We stayed for three nights earlier this month and had a really good experience. Our room was comfortable and clean and the bathroon was in excellent order.

The restaurant, which we ate in for two of the nights was very good indeed. The food was well cooked and well presented and portion sizes were exceptional. The waiting staff were very friendly and the service was prompt and efficient. The breakfast menu was extensive and would suit everyone, even the fussiest of eaters.

We would certainly recommend The Waterfront to all looking for accommodation and food in Anstruther.

  • Stayed: August 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed August 13, 2013

I am writing my review here as can't find a separate part for the fish & chip shop. We have been frequent visitors to Anstruther for many years and always went to a well known chip shop further down the street. This normally meant long queues so when a friend recommended the Waterfront we decided to give it a try. We are so very glad we did. All the food is cooked to order. The first time we ate from there we decided that this little gem was going to give the competition a run for its money. We have been back twice since and each time we have found consistently good quality food. Lovely golden chips and boneless crispy battered fish. This is now our fish & chip take away of choice. The "award" winning chip shop further down the street has gone way down hill and has not actually won an award since 2009 but is still trading on it's past merits. I think that as more and more people try the Waterfront and compare it they will soon be the ones with queues a mile long with customers prepared to wait for a good fish tea.

  • Stayed: August 2013, traveled with family
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Additional Information about The Waterfront

Address: 18/20 Shore Street, Anstruther KY10 3EA, Scotland
Location: United Kingdom > Scotland > Fife > Anstruther
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 9 B&Bs / Inns in Anstruther
Price Range: $89 - $171 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — The Waterfront 4*
Number of rooms: 10
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Described as "One of the treasures of the East Neuk," The Waterfront was proudly opened in May 2003, hosting a 55 seat a’ la carte restaurant. Personally run, The Waterfront has Anstruther’s finest location situated just a few steps from Anstruther’s harbour and marina with views over the Firth of Forth. During the warmer months we boast al fresco dining to the front and a mature courtyard for relaxing to the rear. We aim to cater for all tastes. Varied Seafood selections, chef’s specials, children’s menu, delicious coffee and cakes. The Waterfront seafood selection is surely there to impress boasting freshly delivered fish from local markets including oriental scallops, citrus salmon, stuffed sea bass, steamed mussels and a true Scottish favourite that has stood the test of time, good old Fish and Chips. ... more   less 
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