Our top 10 most romantic restaurant spots in St Andrews

The Godfather – The Godfather restaurant at Stewarts Resort offers delicious food and a memorable dining experience. The ambience is carefully curated with attention to detail, creating a warm and inviting atmosphere.

Haar Restaurant – People’s choice on Trip Advisor 2021. Exciting, experimental dishes from award-winning chef Dean Banks, holder of 3 AA rosettes.

The restaurant at The Russell – Step into the cosy, wood-panelled warmth of The Russell and get lost in time. A lovely restaurant that is authentically Scottish and has a classic, ageless quality to it. 

The Seafood Ristorante – An architectural glass oblong, perched on the edge of town overlooking the sea. Wonderful in the evening light. Beautifully prepared, delicate food. One to save for a special treat.

The Adamson – Cocktails and a Michelin-starred menu in this elegant former home of the eminent photographer John Adamson. Despite this, it keeps things casual and the mood is more relaxed brasserie than in a restaurant.

Swilcan Loft – The newest arrival on the St Andrews Restaurant scene, on top of The Old Course Hotel. An elegant, glassy space with the finest views – overlooking the rooftops of the town and West Sands below. It feels made for marking a special occasion.

Little Italy – A classic, unpretentious Italian restaurant that might just lead you to believe you have popped on a flight to Naples for the evening. Generous portions.

Lupo’s – A more modern take on Italian. Romantic, maximalist interior design, complete with cocktail bar and some snug corners to get a little lost in. Perfect for a lunch date too.

The Steak Barn at The Balgove – A deliciously warm, hickory-scented former sawmill, just outside of town. Meat prepared in their own butchery, all cooked to order on a massive wood-fired BBQ. Excellent non-meat options are also available.

Rogue – An edgier feel to this bar and restaurant. Dimly lit and easy to forget the time of day as the drinks and courses of unfussy but tasty food flow.

Tailend – If you can’t get a table at these hotspots or have unruly little people in tow, opt for a fish supper with a view. We can’t recommend the takeaway fish and chips from the team at Tailend highly enough. Cosy up with your Valentine and enjoy your own uninterrupted sundown at the beach…East and West Sands are both just a stroll away from their restaurant on Market Street.