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“It was like there was a party in my mouth and everyone's invited.”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Ostlers Close

Ostlers Close
Ranked #4 of 57 Restaurants in Cupar
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: British, Scottish, European
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Good for: Romantic, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Dining options: Dinner, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
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.
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“It was like there was a party in my mouth and everyone's invited.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 5, 2013

We found this restaurant online we rang an hour earlier on a Friday and lucklily for us they had one table. It is hidden in a cozy little alley. A very nice lady served us and took the time to chat to all of the guests. The food came out quickly on a busy night we had a free starter of sweet potato and parmesan soup it was absolutely delicious, We had the beef and lamb for a main course with seasonable vegetables potato mash and some other kind of potato, it was amazingly good every last bite. The dessert was really good as well. The only problems I had were that it was extremely warm in there and I couldn't wait to go out for air. And the decor was a little outdated but never the less really cozy and fresh flowers on the table. The plumbing in the bathroom was bad and it smelled. Aside from that it was totally worth it and i would love to go back. The owners are obviously very passionate about good food and service.

Visited September 2013
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GLASGOW
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“EXCELLENT”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 24, 2013

We were recommended this restaurant by our host at the bed and breakfast we stayed at.We had read some of the reviews on tripadvisor and the excellent ones are so true but the ones commenting on small portion sizes are so wrong .We had a fabulous meal comprising of a starter and a fantastic main course I was so full but managed a little room for the vanilla panacotta {my favourite dessert } and dessert wine.The service was excellent and very personal and the food was not only of an extremely high standard but also pipping hot can't wait to return to both this restaurant and also the fabulous bed and breakfast {Ferrymuir Stables}

  • Visited September 2013
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Dundee, United Kingdom
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“One of the best in Scotland”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 23, 2013

We frequent Ostlers for all our special occasions as well as in the company of visiting friends who totally agree, without fail, that it is unique and ranks amongst their top restaurant of choice. We once took visiting French friends from Paris who recommended the restaurant to Michelin. Not long afterwards a coveted Michelin star was awarded. Jimmy and Amanda work tirelessly to seek out the best of local produce, often adding a twist of Mediterranean to the cuisine. They both go that extra mile to ensure personal attention and service. Jimmy is a very accomplished chef. Amanda's desserts are amazing, always delicious and, for example, on Saturday evening we experienced a wonderfully seasonal damson plum crumble tart with a touch of fabulously tongue teasing damson sorbet. It is an entirely different gourmet experience compared to other restaurants in the town. Cupar is extremely lucky to have such a gem of a restaurant. Wherever we go in the world we use the standards of Ostlers as our measure of quality and it has not been surpassed to date.

  • Visited September 2013
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Knysna
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“An Incredible Find”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 23, 2013

How fortunate could we have been to find this charming, intimate, family run restaurant in the heart of Cupar? Fortunately we heard about it and called and booked before hand! The ambience was perfect, food delicious and wine list very impressive. It certainly was one of the best meals we have had in Scotland!

  • Visited September 2013
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Dunfermline, United Kingdom
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“Had a wonderful experience”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 22, 2013

Just can't say enough about this restaurant. The food is incredible. We started with wood pigeon and black pudding, really lovely sauce. I opted for the grouse and my partner had the steak. Delicious. Dessert of almond and plum tart with home made vanilla custard, very nice. We really enjoyed our meal, and we'll be back again. It is a small restaurant and it did get warm and noisy, but the quality of the food makes you forget this easily.

  • Visited September 2013
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