Rufflets Country House Hotel

Rufflets Country House Hotel
Strathkinness Low Road, St. Andrews, Fife, KY16 9TX
  • Telephone 01334 472594
  • Seasonal times Closed first two weeks of January.
  • Food served Mon–Sun 8am–9pm.
  • Pre-theatre times Sun–Thu 5.30–6.30pm.
  • Average price £13.95 (set lunch); £25 (set evening meal)
  • Pre-theatre price Two courses £14.95, three courses £17.95
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A four-star hotel in a turreted mansion just outside St Andrews which has offered golf breaks, weddings and fine dining since 1952.

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Set just outside St. Andrews is the four-star Rufflets Country House Hotel, a turreted mansion which has offered golf breaks, weddings and fine dining since 1952. Twenty-four bedrooms, self-catering lodges, spacious gardens and dog-friendly grounds make Rufflets a favourite with locals and international visitors. Menus include a pre-theatre bar supper and two- and three-course lunches and dinners in the terraced restaurant. The dining room embodies a romantic air with red and white striped walls, rose carpeting and white tables. Dishes have a colourful yet delicate presentation and the chef’s seafood creations won’t disappoint. For starters, a Scottish salmon roulade with a crab filling comes dotted with capers and a lemony herb salad. A goat’s cheese soufflé, warm in the centre, arrives with lines of pesto dressing and tiny cubed sun-blushed tomatoes. Seared Scottish sea trout lies atop a bed of leek and smoked haddock risotto, enlivened by slivers of pancetta and a herb and shallot dressing. For dessert, one can enjoy a sumptuous cheese plate or a velvety rhubarb crème brûlée. For those needing a luxurious break away from the boisterous university town, Rufflets is a promising option.

  • High point: Terrific fish dishes
  • Low point: Caters to an older crowd
  • Average price: £13.95 (set lunch); £25 (set dinner)
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The hotel serves organic, fine dining cuisine in its Seasons restaurant, including produce grown in their own kitchen garden.

  • Provides: Children's portions, Children's high chairs, Wheelchair access, Pre-theatre menu, Free wi-fi
  • Music on stereo: classical music
  • Capacity: 70
  • Largest group: 70
  • Open since: Built in 1924, became hotel in 1952.
  • Number of wines sold by the glass: 10
  • House wine: £22.00 per bottle
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