Eating Out

You are spoilt for choice! If you don’t feel like cooking in your accommodation we’ve selected North Fife’s best eateries and broken them down into restaurants, farm shops and pubs.

The Boars Head – 4 miles

Carefully crafted local, honest delicious dishes.  Traditional pub and restaurant experience that has opened in 2022 and won awards.  Dog friendly and a great new addition to the area!


The View – 14 miles

Modern Scottish food featuring fresh local produce from a seasonally changing menu. The setting is spectacular with tables looking over the River Tay. 2013 Certificate of Excellence award winner. Enjoy lunch, dinner with children’s menu. Fresh Coffee, Pastries and Breakfasts from 10am.

The Peat Inn – 15 miles

A beautiful Michelin star Scottish restaurant that focuses on delivering modern cooking based on the finest local and seasonal ingredients. Consistently one of the best restaurants in Scotland. 15 miles from Lindores Lodge. Enjoy lunch, dinner and a wine list with over 400 bins.

 Lindores Abbey Distillery – 2 miles

Whisky and champagne afternoon tea’s are delicious and hugely popular.  Served in the beautiful surroundings of the Legacy Bar, with its glorious views of Lindores Abbey and the river Tay beyond. They are a fantastic way to relax and eat delicious food locally during your stay.  Great destination to celebrate a special occasion such as an engagement or a birthday celebration. Read more about the Afternoon Tea’s.

Balgove Larder Steak Barn – 17 miles

Rustic and funky venue with simple reliable meaty menu.  The building clings to its rustic past with walls of potato boxes and rough hewn communal tables made of wind blown beech from the estate. The steaks are hung on site for no less than 28 days.  Their onsite butchery creates delicious burgers and sausages that you can watch be cooked on the massive wood-fired BBQ. Add twice fried chips, crispy beer battered onion rings, wine and local beer and enjoy. Complete the experience a little something sweet and perhaps a wee espresso.  Just turn up, no bookings taken 7 days a week.

The Courtyard – 7 miles

Nestled in a pretty close in Cupar, serving lunch and dinner this family run restaurant is reliable, tasty and has a fantastic specials board.  There is a great selection of local sourced food, relaxed dining and good value.  Choose from seafood, game, vegan and more. Thanks to chef/proprietor Hermann Schmid, a few Bavarian dishes (and beers) can also be enjoyed.

St Andrews

St Andrews offers a vast amount of choice for eating out during the day, at night, with family or without family. Whether you want Bistro’s, Thai, Bangladeshi, Indian, Scottish, Seafood, French-Scottish, American there are a wealth of high standard eateries open all year round. 17miles away.


Farm Shops

Loch Levens Larder – a family run farm, restaurant, deli and shop selling everything from carrots to cashmere. Great if your shopping for gifts with a twist, interested in local produce and walking after a tasty lunch. The interiors are fresh, modern. There are beautiful walks around Loch Leven after lunch and complimentary mobility scooters if you need some help moving around (book mobility scooters in advance). 13 miles away.

Balgove Larder – farm shop, butchery and café this is the biggest farm shop our of our shortlist and its grown in size because it’s so good. Nominated in the Farm Shop and Deli Awards in the category for Best Farm Shop its worth popping into after a visit to St Andrews. 17 miles away.


Gloagburn Farm Shop – best for homemade soups, sandwiches and home-baking. Enjoy lunch then visit the gift shop and deli to buy something tasty to make back at Lindores Lodge. 18 miles away.


Ardross Farm Shop – for food lovers. Award winning Farm Shop & Deli. Family run shop stocking British artisan foods.  Ranging from traditionally reared homebred beef to handmade ice cream and sorbet.  Open all year just a short drive from Elie beach at the East Neuk of Fife.



Dog friendly pub The Stag in Falkland is nice after a walk in the Falkland woodlands.  It has traditional pub food, live music and local ales and a cosy warm atmosphere. 8 miles away

Our closest pubs are The Abbey and The Bear in Newburgh, quiet local pubs frequented by locals from the village. 2 miles away.

Take Away

Tasty Wok our nearest take away has a Chinese and traditional fish and chips menu. It is on the Newburgh High Street, 2 miles from Lindores.

Indian Kitchen offer delivery of traditional curries Thursday to Sunday evenings.

The Shehnai Indian Restaurant in Cupar offer pick up, or delivery if you order in advance and don’t mind a wait. Cupar is a 15min drive.

Taxi’s locally

Lindores Private Hire, 07902 559454 

Town & Country Taxis, Cupar 01334 840 444

A & J Taxis, Cupar 01334 654 049

Falkland Taxis, Cupar, 01337 857 485

Freuchie Taxis, Cupar, 01337 858722 or 07834 551509

Starfish Taxis (St Andrews) – 07790 021 000