We popped in at the Golf for an early dinner, as we were passing through Crail, returning to Edinburgh. We chose to sit outside as the it was a lovely evening. The menu itself was impressive, but the food was completely underwhelming and overpriced.
I knew the meal was going to be disappointing as soon as the starters arrived. The "Brie in Breadcrumbs" was lukewarm and most of it was still solid. the breadcrumbs were in sold sheets and looked more like batter. My wife had "homemade" mackeral pate which was ok, but it looked like both starters had been bought in and i suspect mine was straight out the freezer. The side salads were good and fresh.
The "Medley of prawns", which my wife had, was supposed to consist of various different types of prawns. What she received was a plate of prawns that had been deep fried, so that any subtlety was lost. All prawns appeared to be in batter and half of them were scampi! My battered fish had a thick black hair embedded in the batter, which i had to prise out before starting. At least i know the hair was there before the frying commenced, so any germs would have been killed instantly.
The service was also poor. One of the waitresses was nice, but the other had a face like our presence offended her. We had to walk through the hotel to order at the bar, then had to go back inside to find the waitress to ask for the bill, which seemed like a supreme effort on her part.
Two courses for two cost £30, which, given the quality of the food was was overpriced. We couldve paid the same for a nice fresh, healthy meal at the much more welcoming Ship Inn in Elie. No tip was left as the waitresses only delivered the "food".
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Golf Hotel is a quality hotel, bar and restaurant in a 18th century Grade A listed building, perfect for a relaxing weekend away or golfing holiday. Situated in the picturesque village of Crail and with fantastic facilities and great food, visit us to wind down or for a weekend getaway. For golfers, Crail has two links courses and is perfectly situated for a trip to 'the home of golf', St Andrews. If you're simply looking to relax, the scenic coastal paths offer a fantastic opportunity to explore the stunning eastern coastline of Scotland. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- The Golf Hotel Crail, Scotland