Whilst much of St Andrews has been in hibernation since the turn of the new year, one restaurant has been keeping busy.
The team at Rufflets have been creating a brand new dining experience. After an investment of over £100,000 and taking the place of the Terrace Restaurant, Seasons at Rufflets opens on Friday, 26 January, and will offer a la carte menus for lunch and dinner, as well as the ever-popular traditional Sunday lunch menu.
Drawing its inspiration from the hotel’s kitchen garden, head chef David Kinnes has created a menu that cleverly showcases freshly-picked produce alongside some of the finest ingredients sourced from the Kingdom of Fife and other parts of Scotland.
General manager Stephen Owen said: ‘We were passionate about delivering a dining experience that would guarantee our guests seasonality and freshness of ingredients.
‘Rufflets’ own kitchen garden delivers a steady supply of fresh vegetables, herbs and fruits and as we continue to expand the garden we can become more and more self-sufficient. If it’s not in season, it’s not on the menu.’
Located in the main house, overlooking the gardens, the sleek and contemporary new dining space manages to effortlessly connect the interior with the outdoors.
Natural fabrics and textures blend with leafy wall art and mirrors and guests can enjoy comfortable new booth seating and a feature bay-window table which showcases the gardens and delivers an unforgettable dining experience.
Rufflets St Andrews has been a family owned hotel since 1952, and today has the reputation for one of the highest quality country house hotels in Scotland.
Accolades include AA Scottish Hotel of the Year 2015/2016, four AA Red Stars, two AA Rosettes, four VisitScotland Gold Stars and Taste our Best.
It is nestled in 10 acres of award-winning gardens on the outskirts of St Andrews.