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“Lovely little restaurant.”
Review of Ostlers Close

Ostlers Close
Ranked #4 of 57 Restaurants in Cupar
Certificate of Excellence
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Special occasions
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
Description: The elegant modern dining room has a relaxed welcoming atmosphere. Short hand-written menus change frequently, as they are based on local seasonal ingredients. A concise interesting choice ensures that each dish is prepared individually for each customer, allowing for great attention to detail. The restaurant is an ideal place to book for a private party to celebrate a special occasion, birthday, anniversary or an intimate wedding. Set tasting menus are tailor-made to the diners choice. The restaurant can accommodate special dietary requirements easily, as everything is home-made - just let us know in advance when you book. For example, we bake our own gluten-free bread for coeliacs. If you require a vegetarian menu or have any other dietary requirements, please let us know when booking. The wine list offers an interesting reasonably priced selection, hand selected affordable quality wines to compliment the food.
Melbourne, Australia
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288 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 126 helpful votes
“Lovely little restaurant.”
Reviewed March 22, 2011

Lovely little restaurant with just a few tables. Very friendly and helpful staff. Food was on the whole very good. A tough piece of duck spoiled an otherwise superb meal, although it was worth the chewing for the delicious flavours. Very small portion for the price too, however we didn't leave hungry! Excellent choices for our vegetarian which was a lovely touch. Excellent house wine and the cheese board was impressive. Will definitely go back.

  • Visited March 2011
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English first
North Little Rock, Arkansas
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70 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
“Average at best.”
Reviewed November 28, 2010

Had been looking forward to going to this place for a while, after reading all the good reviews, but both myself and my gf were left very disappointed. The menu was extremely limited, I was served my drink in a dirty glass, twice, and the owner kept talking at us for ages!

Food was ok, but nothing special. Overall, the place didn't feel like a fine dining experience, and it was very expensive for what you got.

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Fife
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127 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
“What a great hidden gem”
Reviewed November 2, 2010

When I couldn't get into the restaurant I wanted to for my birthday earlier this year I found Ostlers Close and I am glad I did.
This is a tiny place along an alley in Cupar town centre but fabulous food and brilliant service. The wife runs front of house and the hubby is in the kitchen.
This is proper fine dining with a price tag to match but well worth every penny. It is the extra touches that make the difference such as the amuse bouche and chocolates, meringue or tablet with the coffees.
The menu is very much based on seasonal availability.
Enjoyed the first visit so much that we went back in July. This time it was a set menu as the Open was on in St Andrews but the same attention to detail and attentative staff. There was an extra dessert amuse bouche too! The pannacotta is to die for, second time was served with rhubarb with cinnamon - wow, never thought of that combination but absolutely fab.
This is definitely the place for couples or groups of adults, with a friend but not somewhere to take the children.

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Thank PartTimer33
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Dundee, United Kingdom
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78 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
“Excellent Dining Experience”
Reviewed October 17, 2010

Had lunch at Ostlers Close recently with friends. The menu was extensive enough for everyone to find a lunch of their choice. When delivered ....the quality and presentation of the food was excellent. We had lamb and halibut between us .....the lamb was so tender and the halibut very fresh and locally sourced.
I highly recommend this restaurant to lovers of fine dining. Excellent value for money. Must try a full dinner next time!

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Thank Suddy
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scotland
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“Fantastic quality food.”
Reviewed October 16, 2010

This restaurant should boast a mitchelin star. Excellent food always executed to perfection.
Only niggle would be the hostess tends to be a little talkative for my liking.

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