OSTLERS CLOSE RESTAURANT REVIEWS

Ostlers Close Restaurant has excellent reviews in the major food guides. Jimmy Graham, chef and co-owner of Ostlers Close Restaurant with his wife Amanda Graham, has been honoured with a Fellowship from the Master Chefs of Great Britain in recognition of his long-standing commitment to the catering industry. Ostlers Close is one of the longest-standing entrants in The Good Food Guide, and Jimmy Graham has recently been invited to contribute to The Good Food Guide recipe book.Please see a sample of our reviews in the major food guides below

Good Food Guide

“One of Scotland’s hidden gems, tucked away in an alley close to the centre of Cupar, Ostlers Close Restaurant has been the pride and joy of husband and wife team Jimmy and Amanda Graham since 1981. A recent stylish refurbishment leaves the restaurant decorated in warm shades of red to create a relaxed and welcoming ambience.”

Hardens

“A gem in the wilderness; this intimate and friendly town-centre veteran offers delicious fare, with quite an emphasis on local sourcing; it has quite a name locally – even in August, most of the visitors seemed to be locals.” Read more…

Fodors

“Ostlers Close has earned a well-deserved reputation for top-quality cuisine that is imaginative without trying to be too trendy. The chef’s light touch means the flavors are simple, with the shellfish and vegetables especially fresh-tasting. This longtime favorite is tucked away in an alley off the main street. It’s a good idea to reserve ahead.” Read more…

Frommers USA

“Chef Jimmy Graham is one of the finest in the St. Andrews area, and he’s known to pick his own wild mushrooms. Golfers with discriminating palates flock to this modestly appointed place, which makes the best use of fish and seafood from the Fife Coast, as well as ducks from a local free-range supplier. Everything is delectable.” Read more…

AA

“Dishes are packed with flavour, never over worked, with the ingredients given room to shine. Start, perhaps, with roast breast of Perthshire partridge with Stornoway black pudding mash and pork belly confit, before moving on to fillet of wild Scottish halibut (perfectly cooked) served with Pittenweem prawns, winter greens and saffron sauce.” Read more…

The List

“Care, creativity and gratification are words that come quickly to mind when anticipating a meal at Ostlers Close. For more than 30 years, Jimmy and Amanda Graham have dedicated themselves to creating exuberant menus from whatever is local and best. ” Read more…

The Courier

“What has remained consistent throughout is their commitment to the freshest ingredients whether that be salad crops, herbs, courgettes or cavolo nero grown in Jimmy’s polytunnel or the fruit plums, damsons, rhubarb, apples and blackcurrants sourced from local farmer’s markets and farm shops to keep everything natural and local..” Read more ….