Review on Sangster's

Those with long memories may remember Bruce Sangster from his time at Murrayshall Country House Hotel, but these days he is to be found less stately surroundings. His eponymous restaurant is housed in a smart town dwelling on Elie's main street, a stone's throw from the beach.

Inside it feels almost like a cross between a French auberge and a Scottish lounge (complete with sofas and paintings). Menus are fixed price and refreshingly concise, offering only three or four options for each course. That said, the cooking is sharp, modern and to-the-point - and is worthy of the Michelin star awarded in 2009.

Starters such as twice-baked cheese soufflι made with Isle of Mull Cheddar or Ross-shire scallops with a oriental hit of chilli, ginger, galangal and coriander could give way to main courses of Scotch beef fillet with red cabbage compote, onion marmalade and potato gratin or North Sea halibut with creamed leeks, bacon and vermouth sauce. As for desserts, think caramelised apple pastry with Calvados custard and apple sorbet or a tasting of oranges involving parfait, salad, crisp and Cointreau syrup. The well-spread wine list opens with some excellent house selections. Note that opening times may be restricted in winter.

Sangster's is also featured in: Michelin Guide, Good Food Guide, Hardens, AA Guide

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Modern British


Bruce Sangster

Restaurant Opening Times

Lunch: 12.30 - 1.30pm Sun
Dinner: 7.00 - 8.30pm Tue-Sat (Wed-Sat in Winter)

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Facilities at Sangster's

  • Disabled access
  • Private parties
  • Vegetarian menu
  • 28 covers


51 High Street

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