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Jul 10, 2010 02:01 PM

dinner between Edinburgh and St. Andrews

Hi all,
We will be driving back from St. Andres to Edinburgh next Wednesday probably about 6:30 or so. We're looking for a decent place to get a meal. Two kids in tow and a long day behind us will mean we're tired, so reasonably quick service and a simple but quality menu are important. Anything other than fast food worth stopping for? Thanks!

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  1. Is there any reason why you would prefer to have a meal in between the two places? It strikes me that these are some of the better options for dinner given that you'd have to leave the motorway for a village, significantly upping the driving time.
    I don't know what you're up to in St Andrews, but maybe you could check out the new fish shop on Market next to Tesco-- best fish supper in the town and rumour has it, the place started up by the old owner of the Anstruther Fish Bar.
    Otherwise, what do you mean by 'decent' (cost, type, etc.) and how much time are you willing to sacrifice. Keeping the driving time to Edin to a minimum means avoiding many villages, and while many you could drive through have pub style places, I can't really vouch for the quality.
    Some where might suggest a special meal in Cupar (although I can't remember the name of the place). Some might suggest you take the scenic route through east neuk which could involve stopping somewhere in Anstruther or Pittenweem for a bit, but it might be helpful to better understand what you envision for this trip.

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    1. re: Lizard

      Hmm. All good questions. We are going to the British Open. My concern with staying in St. Andrews for dinner was that it might be really busy with long waits and/or needs for a reservation which I don't want to make since I'm not sure what our day will bring. By decent, I guess just generally fresh, well-prepared food at a reasonable price. Type is open-- we like it all. We are actually going back up that way the next day so husband and father in-law can play at a course near Crail, so perhaps we'll eat in Anstruther or environs that evening.