With Scotland enjoying a long bank holiday weekend, Director‘s James Revell paid a visit to St Andrews Bar & Grill for a indulgent lunch
Spend time in St Andrews and you’ll hear frequent mention of its golf courses being “hallowed turf”. However, judging by the Fairmont’s clifftop eyrie, St Andrews Bar & Grill, the surrounding seabeds should receive a sanctified status too.
Serving traditional golfers fayre by day and the finest Scottish Steak and Seafood by night, Fairmont St Andrews offers a variety of unique dining experiences with an array of options to cater for every palate. They pride themselves on sourcing local, seasonal produce from the finest farms and suppliers in Scotland.
Local signature dishes are cooked to perfection from the East Neuk of Fife. As well as launching a new summer menu for 2016, they have tailored the menu to showcase only the very best ingredients and their passion for promoting local food and drink.
Its £60 Grand Platter for Two (St Andrews Bay lobster, Loch Fyne oysters, St Monans crab, Tarbert langoustines and Skye smoked salmon) is every bit as salivating and extravagant as that crustacea-heavy cargo suggests, while the East Neuk crab and crayfish salad tasted so fresh, it could have been hoisted from the trawler moments earlier.
The wine list, of course, isn’t so local, but the dram list is definitely reassuring. Once you’ve finished the meal with diver-caught scallops and 28-day Black Isle beef steak, the panoramic views across St Andrews Bay and the championship courses will fortunately remind you there’s plenty of golf buggies to haul your sated frame around the fairways afterwards.