Duncan wanted to treat us to lunch at the fabulous Seafood Restaurant before we head off down the motorway for home. It's been a highlight of many a trip to St Andrews so I was disappointed when we phoned to make a reservation and discovered there was no high chair available for Rose. However, after tweeting my disappointment, Tim at the restaurant got in touch and offered to find a high chair for us so happiness prevailed.
Serving wonderful dishes like my delicious crab tart starter and scrumptious turbot main , it's not exactly the place for chicken nuggets and chips so it isn't somewhere to take a hungry family with typical school age children (although do give it a try if they're adventurous). But, as Rose is at the very early stages of eating solid food and will try anything, it was perfect and she merrily tucked into small portions of her dad's turbot, Marion's courgette, Sarah's bread and crab cake and my er well that was enough for her wasn't it? We had an excellent lunch washed down with a lovely crisp bottle of white wine and a glorious tarte tatin dessert. Service was friendly and welcoming and we had a super long and leisurely time reminiscent of holidays in France when Sarah and Paul were growing up.
And if great food and service is not enough for you, just look at the restaurant's location (photo borrowed with apologies from their website). Perched above the sea, diners are able to enjoy the view and the sound of the waves crashing or lapping depending on the weather and the state of the tide. For fine dining, it's as good as it gets. It's five stars from us and a big thank you to Duncan.
|At the head of the table|
|The waiter just cracked a joke|
And to show that she's not picky and doesn't only go for fine dining, we took Rose to Pizza Express on Tuesday where she tucked into her mum's pizza with gusto.