Fife is blessed with two Michelin starred restaurants and a host of quality restaurants serving fine dining dishes made with the freshest of local produce. Here are a few of our recommendations:
Dean Park, Kirkcaldy
The Grande is a 2AA Rosette restaurant offering contemporary fine dining by executive chef, Morten Rengtved and brigade. The menus use seasonal ingredients, carefully sourced from an exceptional list of trusted local suppliers, fusing traditional cuisine with a modern flair. Open 7 days a week, they offer afternoon teas, dinner, high tea on a Sunday as well as a steak night.
The Boar's Head, Auchtermuchty
The Boar’s Head is a cosy, traditional country pub and restaurant in Auchtermuchty with a modern twist. It's known for honest, locally sourced and simply delicious food. Choose from fish and chips, wild venison dishes to traditional Sunday roasts.
Craig Millar @ 16 West End, St Monans
You'll find this 2AA Rosette gem in the picturesque East Neuk village of St. Monans. Craig Millar @ 16 West End is the perfect choice to escape the busy town life, and relax right on the waterfront with views across to the Isle of May and Bass Rock. Craig's menu focuses on the best and freshest ingredients available, championing local produce where he can, guided by the seasons to serve modern, Scottish cuisine. Choose from a 3 or 4 course lunch menu or a 5 or 6 course dinner menu.
Kinneuchar Inn, near Elie
In the quaint village of Kilconquhar, near Elie, you'll find the Kinneuchar Inn, a 17th-century pub and restaurant which champions great local food. They serve a daily 'a la carte' menu based on ingredients sourced from the Balcaskie Estate as well as a handful of carefully curated partners, which you'll find updated on their website.
Haar Restaurant, St Andrews
If you're looking for a relaxed fine dining restaurant, look no further than Haar St Andrews. From the moment you arrive, your senses will be stimulated with a unique style of cooking from owner chef Dean Banks. At Haar, they have a strong sustainability ethos, serving a menu of locally sourced ingredients, with seafood featuring heavily. Sustainability is a theme carried throughout the restaurant, from its interior construction materials, the crockery chosen right through to the food and drink items served.
Jack 'O' Bryan's, Dunfermline
Jack 'O' Bryan's in the heart of the heritage quarter of Scotland's newest city, is passionate about great food and service, serving an eclectic menu. Dishes fuse a natural larder with the robust textures of the Scottish Isles and their waters. Marrying these ingredients with the finest cheeses, meats and produce create dishes that are both contemporary and traditional.
The Newport, Newport-on-Tay
Set in a prime location overlooking the River Tay in Newport-on-Tay. 2014 Masterchef: The Professional winner Jamie Scott, Chef Patron, and his team aim to create a unique fine dining experience. Menus showcase the bountiful local larder, and with panoramic windows over two floors you can choose from 5 or 8 course tasting menus, whilst watching some of the best sunsets in Scotland.
The Crusoe, Lower Largo
The Crusoe is set in Lower Largo on the coast. Menus feature the best local and Scottish produce, reflecting the changing seasons of the beautiful coastline, with beef sourced from Fife farmers or lobster landed along the East Neuk Coast, It makes the perfect choice for a comforting lunch in the bar, a nice pint sat on the pier or a special occasion dinner with friends. All of this accompanied by a world-class wine list and traditional ales from local brewers.
The Wee Restaurant, North Queensferry
Established in 2006, this 28 seat award-winning restaurant nestled under the iconic Forth Bridge in North Queensferry is run by husband and wife team Craig and Vikki Wood . Choose from a carefully prepared menu of Scottish cuisine dishes using the fnest fresh ingredients.. They are open Tuesday-Saturday for lunch or dinner, closed Sunday and Monday.
For Michelin starred restaurants head to The Cellar, Anstruther or The Peat Inn, near St Andrews.