Edinburgh to St. Andrews
- Sarah Apr 26, 2006 10:14 PM
DH and son(adult) will be landing in Edinburgh in June, renting a car to meander the countryside enroute to St. Andrews (to play the Old Course of course). Any recs re. route/places to stay/places to chow appreciated. Last visit was 20+ yrs ago, and I know, we are talking Scotland and food!
"I know, we are talking Scotland and food!"
Some of the best food I've ever eaten was in Edinburgh, about 8 years ago, expecially the fresh seafood. The best mussels I've ever tasted, great oysters, salmon. Excellent wild game too.
In Edinburgh I'd recommend Jackson's, an upscale "nouvelle Scottish" place, and Creelers, a casual "seafood bistro."
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If you take the coast road after Kirkcaldy, then my favourite place is the Ship Inn on the harbour in Elie. They have the best fish and chips and creamy smoked haddock crepes. The daily soup is also worth ordering. If you are lucky, there may be a cricket match on the beach and they also have a simple patio for fine weather. Afterwards you can "stretch your legs" and walk up to the point. All of the fishing villages on the way are worth a visit, and if you like gardens, Kellie Castle is a must. It has a great history. Not so sure of places to stay as we stay at Kilconquhar, which is a great time share place a few miles outside of Elie, though I believe they do have rooms available in the Castle on site. Enjoy!
The Peat Inn is very very good.
The Seafood Restaurant in St. Andrews and St. Monans are both fantastic. The location in St. Andrews in amazing. Basically a glass cube over the water. Gorgeous views.
Balbirnie House in Markinch (also an expensive place to stay)
Rescobie House in Leslie. A real hidden gem for food and a clean place to stay
Luvians for ice cream or whisky in St. Andrews.
...and make sure they also play Kingsbarns!