This weekend my mother and I took a drive to St. Andrews to visit The Peat Inn. We had heard wonderful things about the food there and wanted to check it out for ourselves – it holds a Michelin star after all.
Although -sadly- there was no snow on our visit, the ground was covered in a thick layer of white frost and I absolutely adored the quaint setting.
The Peat Inn has existed on the same spot since the mid-1700s. Gradually, the surrounding village grew up around the Inn and took its name from the Inn itself, creating their unusual address: The Peat Inn, Peat Inn.
Since we weren’t feeling overly hungry, I opted for the roast onion squash, Autumn roots & fruits, salsify tempura, pomegranates and pumpkin seed emulsion (£15.00) which was absolutely delightful. My mother opted for the roast fillet & confit cheek of pork, black pudding, celeriac & pear purée, wilted watercress, hazelnuts, salt-baked celeriac and grain mustard sauce (£17.00), which she said was outstanding – and one of the best dishes she had ever tasted! She had been extremely tempted to go for the Sea bream tartare, lobster, mouli, cauliflower and shellfish oil (£9.00) pictured below and I think she may make us go back so she can indulge.
For desert, we decided to share the ganache of Scottish artisan “bean to bar” dark chocolate, orange purée, chocolate sablé biscuit and coconut sorbet (£9.00). I’m not a lover of chocolate, especially rich, dark chocolate but I loved the coconut sorbet and sable biscuits.
Overall, our time at The Peat Inn was wonderful, the staff were excellent and the service was wonderful. Maybe next time we’ll visit in the snow.