The Old Manor Hotel Lundin Links

by Jonathan Clogstoun-Willmott

Sunday 1st August 2010: 4 of us turned up at the Old Manor House, Lundin Links, unbooked, for Sunday lunch at about 12.45pm.

Very neat and tidy appearance, large car-park next to hotel, place looks welcoming.

Staff, when found, were polite and welcoming, but we did slightly wander around after entering the building before finding the restaurant.

The restaurant has a tremendous view over Largo Bay towards the South East, and overlooks the golf-course nearby: location 10/10.

We were surprised that the restaurant wasn't busier but it gradually filled up over the next hour.

The menu contained 4-5 starters (price ~£4.50), 4-5 main courses(price ~£8.00), 4-5 desserts (price ~£4.50).

Starters. Two of us each had Thai crab fish cakes: excellent, nicely cooked, slightly spicey. The other two had chicken liver paté: also very good.

Main course. Two of us had the Battered Haddock: home-made batter not too thick or heavy: done just right, with the fish perfectly cooked: great.

The other two had Tagliatelle: tasted good but the sauce was a bit heavy we thought. We told the hotel who were grateful for the feedback.

Dessert: cheesecake: nicely presented, tasted good. Ice-cream sundae with strawberries. Real strawberries, real strawberry icecream, real cream and real mixed white and milk chocolate stick. Not a pudding I normally have but eaten with pleasure.

Service throughout was polite, friendly, perhaps a little slow, explained by the fact that the hotel has only just been taken over by its new owners who are working hard to raise standards.

Belhaven Best £3.15/pint.

Tea and coffee: good.

Bill for all four of us including one wine, two beers, tea, coffee and vat but excluding service: £76.50. Good value.

The new owners intend to do a fair bit of refurbishment but we think they are right to open the main restaurant with its great views, rather than use the smaller bistro in the separate building at the front.

Would we go again? Recommended if you are in the area. Would we drive there from Edinburgh specially for a meal? Probably not, because although the food was good value, the menu was small, and Edinburgh has many good restaurants and Lundin Links is a good half-hour's drive from home.

However, if we go walking along the Fife coast, or exploring the East Neuk, or golfing, we'd definitely consider The Old Manor Hotel for a meal. They were friendly and helpful and we wish them well.

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Jan 12, 2011
Ist Class
by: Mr Alasdair McDonald

My partner and I stayed in the hotel overnight. The view from the bedroom (no 5) was spectacular. Im a golfer and my partner loves the sea so we were both pleasantly surprised. Our room had a balcony, which in warmer weather would be the icing on the cake.

We had an evening meal and a breakfast in the seaview restaurant. Compliments to the chef. Lovely lounge areas to relax in as well.

The staff were very friendly and helpful.

We will definitely be back

Aug 31, 2010
An excellent dinner
by: Les

Haven't stayed there, but had dinner (with wife, son and his wife) on Sunday 29 August 2010.
This was a superb meal. Everything cooked to perfection and exactly as requested (so asked-for pink lamb cutlets arrived pink while asked-for medium lamb cutlets arrived medium). Prices extremely reasonable (would have been good value at 50% more).
Service patchy ('wobbly' waitressing staff appeared to be being helped by a member of the kitchen staff, to judge by her dress), but happy to forgive them that for the quality of the food.

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