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Feb 23, 2013 02:53 PM

Help with UK trip

Next week Im going on a 10 day trip to the UK to visit family and friends and need help with where to eat.
Heres my schedule

In London for the weekend March 1st/2nd/3rd- staying at the Euston Hilton
Edinburgh during the week 4-7th- Staying at the university
St. Andrews for the the weekend- 8th and 9th

Im a huge foodie and am open to try anything great
My only requirements are that its relatively close (if possible) and not overly fancy/stuff (no jackets or anything)
Besides that price isn't really an issue

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  1. If you have not already done so, it would be worth your while to take 15-20 minutes to scroll down thru the various posts made here over the past 2-3 months. There are a ton of recommendations for eating in London already here.

    You can also go to the upper right-hand corner of this page and do searches for Edinburgh and St. Andrews.

    1. I have posted on several threads in the past day about Edinburgh so there should be info there.

      Re St Andrews:

      I would imagine it would be fairly formal - not sure about jackets - but I think that the Road Hole is probably the restaurant in St Andrews with the most illustrious reputation - not been myself though.
      If you are happy to get a taxi then again, not been, but the Peat Inn is supposed to be wonderful - think it has a michelin star and will prob be about 10 miles in a taxi.
      The Russell
      The Jigger
      Nahn Jhim
      The Tailend fish bar

      Hope this helps

      1. Mercifully, very, very few places in the UK are so archaic as to still require jackets. Although the Road Hole's website suggests that they are borderline archaic in "requesting" men to wear jackets. Now, I don't own a jacket and have never felt out of place in such restaurants wearing shirt and trousers.

        By the by, the Peat Inn is rated by the usually reliable Good Food Guide as one of our top 50 restaurants.

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        1. re: Harters

          The reason I am wondering about jackets and the Road Hole is that it is a 'golfy' hotel. Just given the tradition at many clubs for not wearing jeans or trainers, you might find that whilst there is no dress code as such, a fair few of the clientele will conform to 'golf club' standard.

          If I were a a guy I would just go for a smart shirt and trousers.

          I really must try the Peat Inn - need to find a good excuse to go!!

        2. The Doll's house is a good restaurant in St. Andrew's and certainly worth a visit.