Seafood Restaurant in St Andrews changes hands


The famous Seafood Restaurant in St Andrews, sitting in one of the most stunning locations in Scotland, is changing hands.

Opened by Tim Butler 13 years ago, the restaurant overlooking the West Sands is being sold so that Tim can concentrate on his other locally based business, the St Andrews Brewing Company.

Tim said that while the sale is the end of an era personally, he is delighted to be passing on the business to a young man who is in a similar position as he was 20 years ago, when his own restaurant journey began in St Monans.

“The new owner will bring his own dynamism and energy to the restaurant and continue to wow locals and visitors to the town.

“The focus will remain on providing the best seafood served in the best location.”

Tim said that the restaurant will shut for approximately 2 weeks for a refurbishment, and will be up and running again by mid-March.

“All vouchers, deposits, pre-payments and bookings will, of course, be honoured. You will recognise the same faces as most of the staff will still be here to greet you.

“I would like to thank all of the fantastic staff and partners over the years – with names such as Craig Millar (@ 16 West End, St Monans), Billy Boyter (The Cellar), Scot Davies (Three Chimneys on Skye), Stewart Macauley (The Adamson), Adam Newth (The Tayberry) to name but a few local current chef patrons and head chefs – and of course all the fabulous suppliers who had the patience to work with us.

“Finally, thank you to all of our customers over the years, those who have supported me for 20 years and seen my children grow up, to those who demanded only the best, and therefore kept me and the team striving to improve.”

An announcement about the new owners will be made within the next few days.



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