DINING & RESTAURANTS
Along with the hotel restaurants, St Andrews has a fantastic choice of places to eat
The St Andrews Golf Week Includes Breakfast and Dinner every day. Full Scottish Breakfast is included in the hotel of your choice.
Participants receive dinner each evening as detailed below:
~ Welcome Reception and Buffet Dinner on the first night
~ Casual dinner after golf at Kingsbarns Golf Links
~ Two dinners in your chosen hotel
~ Dinner in one of St Andrews’ many fine restaurants
~ Gala Dinner with presentation of prizes
St Andrews has many, many great restaurants and places to eat. There is a wide range of options available including more formal fine dining restaurants, casual dining experiences and great pub/bar food. Most of the restaurants are within easy walking distance from the hotels and golf courses and offer a wide variety of cuisine including: Traditional Scottish, Seafood, Italian, Indian and Chinese to name a few. Below is a list of some of the St Andrews Restaurants many of our St Andrews Golf Week participants have enjoyed over the years.
A unique dining experience awaits at The Road Hole Restaurant which has been awarded three AA red rosettes. Located on the top floor of the hotel, the elegant grill room offers panoramic views over the St Andrews Links, the surrounding countryside and the sea. Inside, a genuine Scottish welcome awaits you along with the very best of Scottish and organic produce. The menu is complimented by an extensive wine list of more than 165 wines.
A casual, yet quality dining experience, Sands Grill specialises in seafood and steak. Inspired by a traditional grill house, it promotes Scotland’s finest seasonal ingredients with a twist of international flavours, serving the freshest locally caught seafood from Anstruther to Crail and the finest Black Isle beef. All meats are cooked in the Josper oven, giving a unique flavour from the finest charcoal embers.
At Bistro du Vin St Andrews it’s about serving up dishes that rely heavily on fresh, seasonal and locally sourced produce. It’s about enjoying moderately priced à la carte dining in a down-to-earth, warm and relaxing setting. From simple starters like French onion soup and pan fried scallops to mains of 28-day dry-aged steaks, it’s about tucking into even better value bistro classics.
Overlooking the spectacular St Andrews Bay, Alexanders Restaurant offers an excellent location for a memorable dinner. A carefully crafted menu and superb attention to detail from our highly respected Chef combine with the relaxed and intimate setting to produce a truly unforgettable dining experience.
Tucked away in the heart of the old town, overlooking a herb garden, the Vine Leaf is one of St Andrews’ most popular restaurants. Seafood, game, gourmet vegetarian dishes and Scottish beef make up the fixed-price 2 or 3 course dinner menu. The wine list is an added attraction with most labels being unique to The Vine Leaf.
This Michelin-starred, multi-award-winning restaurant is renowned for its superb food and wine list. Privately owned by Chef Geoffrey Smeddle and his wife Katherine, the Inn is full of charm and offers guests a special experience. The Peat Inn is a not to be missed experience. Advanced booking is highly recommended.
Forgans in St Andrews opened in 2013 with the promise of bringing something different to the eating and drinking scene in St Andrews. The design is certainly the eatery’s strongest and most eye-catching feature with rustic wooden floors and sturdy timber stools. Forgans hosts regular events, including tea dances, bring-your-own-bottle nights, and food and drink masterclasses.
The Grange Inn at St. Andrews has reopened under the new ownership of Award Winning Chef John Kelly. The Grange is a lovely 17th century converted farmhouse with a cosy bar, open fires and a delightful restaurant with lovely panoramic views looking out over St Andrews and St. Andrews Bay. Chef John Kelly has created a superb menu using the freshest of local produce available.
The Jigger Inn is home to golfing memorabilia, crackling open fires, home-cooked food and a superb selection of Scottish beers – this is traditional Scottish pub hospitality at its very best. Fondly referred to as ‘the towns best 19th hole’ and much loved by the many celebrities who visit. The Jigger Inn is located alongside the 17th fairway of the St Andrews Old Course.
New Dynasty is a Chinese restaurant tucked down an alley “Crail’s Lane” in St Andrews town centre. The restaurant is open all day from midday until late. The Dining Room restaurant also offers a take away service.
Tulsi is located in the town centre and specialises in Indian and Thai Cuisine. Tulsi is popular with locals, students and visitors offering a large variety of food and warm hospitality in a rustic historically preserved building.
An informal & friendly restaurant specialising in thick, juicy char-grilled steaks whilst also offering other mouth-watering dishes such as a superb rack of lamb and fresh seafood. The restaurant is owned and operated by ‘hands on’ golfers, which will become evident by the 45 photos and prints of Open Champions (many of whom have dined in the restaurant) holding the coveted Claret Jug.
“Steve and I want to thank Mark, Sarah and the Links Golf crew for another absolutely unforgettable experience. This was our second time attending the event and can’t wait to come back again. On a scale of 1 to 10, Golf Week is an 11+. Its a first class international event. Everything is taken care of for you. From the organized events (Jigger Inn night is so much fun), to tee times and transporting us to/from the courses. If you are looking for a “once in a lifetime” trip to St Andrews, Golf Week is for you.”
“Sarah, I was telling a friend last evening about the great trip we made to Scotland and what a fantastic event you all hosted. You all are the best, not a thing was missed. I tell people to imagine what an “over-the-top-awesome” golf trip to Scotland would be like, that was what this was. Thanks you for all your efforts. My best to Mark and the rest of your team.”
“First of all, this is to express my most sincere appreciation to you for your hospitality during The Golf Week. It was great fun. I enjoyed thoroughly every day of the week. I was impressed very much by your excellent management of the Golf Week and sheer hard work. I understand I was the oldest age participant, but I was very happy to play every day pleasantly at the Home of Golf.”
“Dear Friends & Links Golf, Just arrived in our city in Argentina and we want to express our sincere thanks for making our trip to St Andrews a week of fantastic golf. Being able to play in St Andrews was a dream with perfect organisation, first class hotels and superlative attention. Everybody made us feel very welcome. Thank you very much for everything. Undoubtedly a wonderful experience and we hope to repeat. Our sincere greetings.”
“This is just to say thank you very much for an outstanding week of golf. Your team at Links Golf are true professionals. The week was professionally handled and organized. Have to say, that I am already thinking of doing it again next year.”
“Both Phyllis, and especially I would be available as a shining endorsement of the St. Andrews Golf Week. The only thing I would change regarding our week at St. Andrews would be some of my fluffed golf shots. We speak in nothing but superlatives of every aspect of the experience. It is our sincere hope that it was not a “once in a life time experience”, returning to the beauty as well as charm of St. Andrews, the warmth of the Scottish people, and the incredible efficiency of Links Golf of St. Andrews. Thank you seems insufficient.”
“On behalf of Chris, Rob, Ross and myself, many thanks and congratulations to you, Mark and the Links Golf team for the fantastic Golf Week. Our expectations for Golf Week were high; by a wide margin they were exceeded. The attention to detail, the personalized service, and all of the little extras and surprises provided by Links Golf made Golf Week very special, indeed unforgettable. We plan to return in 2020.”
“On behalf of Rob and myself I would like to thank you, Mark, Jamie and all the team for making the October 2018 golf week so memorable. Your organisation was faultless and the help and consideration of all the team to even the most minor request was fantastic. But, what impressed us most was that you kept surprising us with extra events and touches. In an era when most companies under-deliver against what they advertise your Company does the complete opposite. Brilliant. We will have no hesitation in recommending the week to anyone who is interested in enjoying the St Andrews experience. Kind regards. Paul. PS. And you arranged the weather as well. Can’t wait to see to photos posted on your site.”
“Just a quick note to say Thank You to yourself and all of the Links Golf team for another wonderful week at St. Andrews. I can’t believe we had such good weather especially on the Old Course. That was very special. I really enjoyed the day. Thank you again. Please pass on my thanks and best wishes to Mark and all the team. All the best.”
“What a fantastic week. Who would have thought it could get better than the 2 previous trips. I cannot thank the team at Links Golf enough, your combined efforts are awesome and you ensure that we have a sensational week. Please pass on my sincere thanks to all the team at Links Golf. Kind Regards,”
“Words cannot describe the wonderful experience I had attending the St Andrews Golf Week. You, Mark, Ross, the entire team (Andrew, Cameron, Kenny) are amazing – it is difficult to come back to reality. With sincere appreciation for your service excellence, attention to detail and follow up.”
“I would like to extend my heartfelt appreciation for organizing such a wonderful Golf Week. The attention to every details (such as snacks and soup at the half way house and hand warmers), the passion and very warm smile and service from all of your staff, and many special highlights such as the the Scottish band performance, and many others, made this trip one of my best golf trip I ever had. Definitely this is an event that any golfers around the world should not miss, and I definitely want to come again and recommend to my friends. Great job for the team and hope that you will continue to host such event continuously with your great passion and Scottish hospitality.”