There are some nice cafés in Dunfermline these days, but Reuben’s stands tall as the one which is vigorously championing an appreciation for good food and drink in the town. With a new wine bar section having opened in late 2011, the place now plays host to semi-regular wine-tasting events, guest culinary speakers and acoustic music events, while the established café-deli section offers quality meals and snacks in relaxed and modern surroundings, proving itself to be a refined meeting point. Their dried goods selection is small but expertly chosen from local suppliers, while the artisan cheeses can be bought in takeaway slices or shared on a cheeseboard with oatcakes, biscuits and chutney. The enticing menu also features a charcuterie plate and sandwiches made with fresh ingredients and bread from the Steamie Bakehouse, while warm treats include macaroni cheese, vegetable cassoulet and the decidedly Scots options of potted stovies or a toasted bacon sandwich.
- High point: Dunfermline’s first stop for fine foods
- Low point: Would be lovely if the wine bar could stay open a little later
With a firmly established name as one of Dunfermline’s main homes of quality upmarket produce, Reuben’s is two destinations in one. On one side it’s a laid-back and smartly attired café which sells carefully chosen cheese and charcuterie platters and homemade hot meals, as well as a range of dried and deli goods which are unlikely to be found elsewhere on the high street. On the other it’s a popular wine bar with an exceptional off-licence stock of wines, designer spirits and beers, including Reuben’s own de Brus range of beers and ciders.
- Delivery: Sandwiches to local businesses; wine within ten miles, only if bought by the case or more, free
- Private dining: Up to 60 covers
- Provides: Children's portions, Children's high chairs, Wheelchair access
- Live entertainment: Monthly live music, also wine tasting, talks, etc
- Capacity: 40
- Largest group: 10
- Open since: 2009
- Number of wines sold by the glass: 12
- House wine: £10.50 per bottle
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Reuben’s in Dunfermline producing new de Brus beer26 Jun 2012
Cafe-deli launches pale ale
Reuben’s Café and Wine Store in Dunfermline has started producing its own beer, named after the ancient family name of Robert the Bruce.