RestaurantsFifeAnstrutherKY10
24 East Green, Anstruther, KY10 3AA

survey result

Summary

£160
£££££
5
Exceptional
4
Very Good
4
Very Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“Hidden away in Anstruther”, Billy Boyter’s renowned fixture in a “beautiful” former smokehouse is celebrating the tenth year of his tenure in style, having recently won both the AA’s and TripAdvisor’s 2023 crown for being the best restaurant in Scotland. Our feedback also repeats the raves of recent years, for this “quiet and intimate venue” with “exceptional, imaginative and excellently presented food and superb matching wines”.

Summary

£150
£££££
5
Exceptional
4
Very Good
4
Very Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

Billy Boyter is two years away from his decade at this former smokehouse, which was a renowned culinary destination before his tenure started in 2014. “Outstanding tasting menus served with flair and knowledge” feature in all reports, as do numerous best meals of the year resulting from “perfectly-judged” preparation, with interesting tastes and combinations” and “great care and attention paid to ingredients and provenance”. “Good wine pairings with some interesting choices” are the accompaniment, while “charming service and an “intimate atmosphere” complete the experience.

Summary

£111
£££££
5
Exceptional
4
Very Good
4
Very Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“Entered via a little courtyard”, this former smokehouse has been a famous culinary destination for decades and has been in its current guise under Billy Boyter since 2014. On all accounts, its performance remains very good all-round. It serves a seven-course tasting menu for £85 focused on seasonal Scottish produce and locally foraged ingredients.

Summary

£88
 ££££
5
Exceptional
4
Very Good
4
Very Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“Excellent Scottish produce (much foraged) is creatively presented” and showcased through nine-course tasting menus at Billy Boyter’s subtly luxurious outfit, a former smokehouse. Bearer of a Michelin star since 2015, it previously served as a fish restaurant for three decades under Scottish food icon Peter Jukes.

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Owner's description

For more than 40 years, The Cellar has been a leading restaurant in the East Neuk. It re-opened its doors in April 2014 under the ownership of chef Billy Boyter and his family.

One of the new generation of talented and exciting chefs, Billy, who is originally from Anstruther, spent 15 years working in some of Scotland’s best restaurants.

It was in Billys previous kitchen that he forged a great working partnership with Patricia Kirk, who moved from Edinburgh to become Manager at The Cellar.

Over the centuries the building has had a rich history - a smokehouse, cooperage and even a store for fishermen’s gear. The Cellar respects that heritage and also its place in a region rich in amazing raw ingredients. Using the best of that produce from local suppliers whenever possible, The Cellar offers great Scottish food served in a unique and beautiful restaurant. Complementing the food are impressive selections of locally produced beers, Scottish gins, whisky and carefully selected wines from around the world.

Winter opening hours (October - March)
Dinner: Wednesday - Sunday 6.30 - 9.00
Lunch: Friday - Sunday 12.30 - 1.45

Opening hours (April - September)
Dinner: Wednesday - Sunday 6.30 - 9.00
Lunch: Thursday - Sunday 12.30 - 1.45

Prices

  Cost Availability Courses
Menu1 130.00 Dinner only 8
Menu2 75.00 Lunch only 6
Drinks  
Wine per bottle £22.00
Filter Coffee £4.50
Extras  
Service 10.00%

Restaurant details

No dress code
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The Cellar Restaurant Diner Reviews

Reviews of The Cellar Restaurant in KY10, Anstruther by users of Hardens.com. Also see the editors review of The Cellar restaurant.
Iain D
Food here was a tasting menu and of a good ...
Reviewed 5 months, 25 days ago

"Food here was a tasting menu and of a good standard, some dishes were outstanding others of a good standard. I reviewed this 4 years ago and was disappointed. This visit was to give them another opportunity to impress me and this time was a complete contrast, much more like a professional approach. The staff were much better informed both in food and wine and made one feel valued. A good experience "

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24 East Green, Anstruther, KY10 3AA
Opening hours
MondayCLOSED
TuesdayCLOSED
Wednesday12:30 pm‑1:30 pm, 7 pm‑8:30 pm
Thursday12:30 pm‑1:30 pm, 7 pm‑8:30 pm
Friday12:30 pm‑1:30 pm, 7 pm‑8:30 pm
Saturday12:30 pm‑1:30 pm, 7 pm‑8:30 pm
SundayCLOSED

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