The Adamson, 127 South Street, St Andrews, KY169UH

The Adamson is located in the centre of St. Andrews and is named after Dr Adamson who developed the first calotype portrait.  The building also used to house the Post Office.



We arrived at lunchtime and were quickly seated and quickly served; we both ordered the local ale – the 19th brew IPA from the Eden brewery in nearby Guardbridge (bottles only at £3.80 but they do have West St. Mungo on tap for £2.00 a half/£3.90 a pint).

eden brewery beer19th brew IPA from Eden
The menu can be found here.

To start…

chorizo and feta squid

Chorizo and feta stuffed baby squid

3 big squid rings and 2 baby squid on top Lovely meaty chorizo minced and mixed with feta. An uncommon combo but we both love chorizo, feta and squid so decided to give it a go and it was lovely! Really strong flavoursome chorizo mixed with the more delicate crumbly feta and wrapped in well-cooked firm but not chewy squid rings. Fresh cherry tomatoes and olives


Ceviche of scallop with watermelon and pink grapefruit

Thinly sliced fresh scallop. No overpowering tastes, light, fresh and simple. Light battered onion

Our mains…

Beef blade

Beef was divine, sweet sauce but nicely salted.
Crisp rosti side of broccoli, chilli and garlic


tender stems with a kick.


Courgette risotto

Crab and courgette risotto


Lime creme fraiche and pea shoots. Creamy, light, not stodgy at all. Also had a side of house salad

House salad

Peas, beans, fresh leaves and tomato.


For dessert…


Dark chocolate mousse

This was huge, 2 brownies with a salted sorbet?! Slightly bizarre and interesting combo, but we couldn’t taste the saltiness from the sorbet but we did get a citrus background.



Vanilla parfait honey roasted apricots, salted honeycomb & pistachios

Crisp honeycomb with smooth parfait and crunch pistachios. So many
different layers of texture. Delicious.

Overall, a great meal at a total cost of £78 for two of us. The staff were extremely attentive and friendly; toilets: spotless; decor: relaxed stylish bistro with modern-art on the walls, and you could see the food being prepared in the kitchen, which we like to see. The food was delicious and the portions were good too. There’s outside seating for sunny days (and it was lovely when we visited) and a doggy water-bowl too.

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WIN Christmas Giveaway Day 1 – Antipasti Platter for Two at Billington’s of Lenzie

Find out about Billingtons of Lenzie and WIN

We love Billington’s.  Its a foodie tardis, with a cosy seating area at the front of the shop serving everything from brunch to cocktails (menu here) and they have cold meats, baking, chocolates, ice cream and a tempting selection of craft beers (even Mr Foodie finds beers here he hasn’t tried!)  speciality spirits and fine wines. In fact, it has everything you need.  Hence our love (and the staff are all lovely as well).

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They have just launched a new website where you can buy all sorts of goodies from beer to wine to macarons.  A handy section for Christmas is their Hampers & Gifts page.  Billington’s staff will make bespoke hampers or you can order them online.  As the wee meerkat says, simples!


It’s located a mere 2 min walk from Lenzie Railway Station, so it’s a short skip really by train, or car, from Glasgow.  Since opening in 2012 they been named the winner of the BBC Good Food ShowGlasgow’s Best Deli’ twice, in 2013 and 2014 – as well as being voted ‘Best Independent Retailer 2015’ at the East Dunbartonshire Business Awards.

Billington’s of Lenzie, 114 Kirkintilloch Road, Glasgow, G66 4LQ,

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Located in the heart of Shawlands, Bella Napoli has been around forever, but it\’s not one of those jaded Italian restaurants. Owner Domenico obviously loves his bling and style. Have you seen their 24K Gold covered pizza oven?

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0141 632 4222


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