The Inn at Lathones
This review is taken from the 2013 edition.
The Inn at Lathones to the south of St Andrews is around four hundred years old, though beside the stone-clad fireplaces and exposed roof beams on display. you'll find gig posters (the former stables now hosts live music) and sporting memorabilia, making for a quirky mix of styles. Flavour combinations are well thought out and dishes are attractively presented: citrus cured salmon, spring onion blini and herbed cream cheese has beautifully balanced flavours, while grilled line-caught bream comes with tasty brown shrimp and caper butter, and courgette linguine.
The Inn at Lathones, a few miles to the south of St Andrews, is a coaching inn around 400 years old, complete with stone-clad fireplaces and exposed roof beams on display. Serving food all day from seasonally changing menus, patrons can enjoy a casual lunch from the bar menu in the less formal but traditionally cosy bar that mixes tables, sofas and woodburners to warming effect, or dine in the brighter, more modern restaurant room, with a compact but fancier à la carte offering available in the evenings. The enjoyable food, all well prepared and presented with an occasional flourish, spans the spectrum from a soup and sandwich lunch deal to pies, fish and chips or burgers, and on to the likes of scallops with caviar, rump of Black Isle lamb and a platter of pork with braised cheek, fillet and confit belly.
- Private dining: Up to 40 covers
- No. overnight rooms: 21
- Provides: Children's portions, Children's high chairs, Wheelchair access, Outdoor tables, Free wi-fi
- Live entertainment: Occasional live music gigs in the bar (stables)
- Capacity: 46 restaurant, 20 bar (plus a few outdoor tables)
- Largest group: 46
- Open since: 1997
- Number of wines sold by the glass: 4
- House wine: £16 per bottle