Playfair's Restaurant and Steakhouse


Playfair's Restaurant, Ardgowan Hotel, 2 Playfair Terrace, St Andrews, KY16 9HX

    At Playfair’s we are passionate about three things when it comes to food; flavour, origin and seasonality. It’s that simple. Our Head Chef, Duncan McLachlan sources ingredients from carefully selected suppliers with all our dishes prepared in house (we are very proud of our bread!). Our a la carte menu features a wide selection of locally sourced steaks and seafood cooked on our chargrill as well as some creative and classic dishes for those that fancy ‘something different’ – quite literally! And you can’t leave without trying one of our decadent desserts! Lastly, our special wee guests can even choose from a freshly prepared children’s menu.

    If the Scottish weather permits, our terraces are the perfect sun trap to enjoy a summer lunch with friends and family or to relax with some pre-dinner drinks.

    Join us at Playfair’s Restaurant and Steakhouse for a warm Scottish welcome and good food as it should be.

    Taste Our Best
    Opening Times
    Open All Year
    2015 Opening Times
    1 Jan 2015 - 22 Dec 2015
    Day Times
    Monday 12:00 22:00
    Tuesday 12:00 22:00
    Wednesday 12:00 22:00
    Thursday 12:00 22:00
    Friday 12:00 22:00
    Saturday 12:00 22:00
    Sunday 12:00 22:00

    Open daily main season noon to 10.00 p.m. for meals , bar later.

    Best for

    • Budget Meals
    • Business Lunches
    • Group Dining
    • Kids & Families
    • Late Dining Until 10.00 p.m.
    • Lunches
    • Outdoor Dining
    • Pre/Post-Theatre Dining
    • Romantic Meals
    • Sourcing Policy - Local, Seasonal, Organic
    • Special Occasion
    • Weekend Brunch
    • Whisky Selection Excellent selection of Malts
    • Wine By The Glass


    • Baby Changing Facilities Available
    • Children Welcome
    • Children's Menu Available
    • Highchair Available

    Dietary Options

    • Dietary needs can be accomodated
    • Vegetarian Meals available


    • No Smoking Permitted


    • Town Location Within the main area of St Andrews close to the University and only 200 yards to the 18th on the Old Course

    Special Requirements

    • No Pets Allowed

    Typical Prices

    • Breakfast £11.50 per person for full Scottish breakfast
    • Dinner 3 course around £25
    • Lunch Special sandwiches from £4.95 to £7.95 Main course around £8


    • Outdoor dining area where smoking is permitted
    • Patio/Beer Garden

    Cuisine Types

    • British
    • Scottish


    • Big screen for sporting events
    • Public Toilet Facilities
    • Toilets

    Leisure Facilities

    • WiFi

    Payment Methods

    • Debit Card
    • Delta Card
    • Electron
    • Maestro Card
    • Mastercard
    • Switch Card
    • VISA Card


    • Free Parking Off-Site/Street
    • Public Transport Close By
    • Taxi rank nearby

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