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|Address:||Peat Inn Hamlet, near St Andrews, Fife Central Scotland KY15 5LH|
|Price: £45.00||Wine: £26.00||Champagne: £55.00|
|Opening Hours:||Tue-Sat 12.30-1.30pm 7-9pm|
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The Peat Inn’s Michelin star is what originally attracted us to stay and dine here, and we were very pleasantly surprised by both the rooms and dinner.
On arrival we went to our very quaint mezzanine suite, one of only eight all individually decorated.
As for the dinner, we had plumed for their ‘Epicurean Indulgence’ package, £250 (looks like £275 now) for B&B and the tasting menu. I think it was about another £40 each to add the matching wines.
The meal started well with an Ansturther Crab cocktail, fish and lobster to follow, potato gnocchi with pumpkin puree, Scottish Crowdie cheese, and a couple more courses that have been lost to the haze of Christmas.
Service was impeccable and super friendly, they never faulted once in the finer details of folding napkins, pulling out chairs, showing you the way to the toilets and were happy to both chat and happy to not, sensing the mood of the table. In fact the service rivalled that I’ve only seen in the Le Gavroche and Hospital Road.
The meal was finished with some hand made petit fours in the Lounge by the roaring fire, and given the snow and ice outside was the perfect setting to finish a hearty meal, before retuning to our suite.
The homemade Continental breakfast is served in our suite next day, might be a let down for some as it doesn’t have a fry up option, but given the gargantuan amount eaten during the tasting menu we were happy with the boiled eggs and continental breakfast, all served by a couple of super friendly local Ladies.
Given the choice, and money aside, compared to our recent Gleneagles stay I thought the food and service way surpassed at the Peat Inn and surely their second star is just around the corner.