Monday - Sunday 1200 - 2200
Closed for service change over 1500-1700
- Disabled Access
- Free WiFi
- Families and Children Welcome
About Kinema Restaurant
The Kinema Restaurant is a global fusion buffet in the heart of Dunfermline town, with an incredible selection of food combined with a stylish yet contemporary bar.
The term global fusion is coined as we've curated dishes from around the world - Chinese, Thai, Italian, Mexican - and presented them buffet style, our chefs will be performing at live cooking stations including our Teppanyaki Grill.
The restaurant itself is situated on the iconic Kinema Ballroom site which has played host to David Bowie, Elton John, The Clash & even The Who. Now however, the chefs are the stars of the show and the world cuisine takes centre stage.
First time visiting this restaurant, nice ambiance, aesthetically pleasing and great food. So much on offer, if anything I would recommend a reduction in choice, the theatre cooking is a great addition. The staff are welcoming with a willingness to please the customer. I will definitely be back as the VFM is excellent. Finally it’s probably worth pointing out that I am a 25+ year Chef, Head of Operations for a global hospitality company and avid food critic, well done 👍🏻
Lovely decor, and lovely food!!
Prices are slightly high for the quality of the food, the staff are all friendly and welcoming but I personally found both times I’ve been the service was pretty slow and there were lots of tables with dirty plates on them some of which were empty. When it comes to booking it didn’t even really seem necessary I didn’t have enough time to tell the waitress that I’d booked a table before she whisked is off to a table.
When coming upstairs one member of our party tripped on the stairs (on the stair which is far larger than the others) she has actually woken up today with sore knees and struggling to use her left arm (injuries obtained in the fall). The table we had booked and were allocated was in line with the door and therefore very draughty, our food very quickly got cold and a few of us had to keep our jackets on while eating which wasn’t overly comfortable. When looking online it shows that dinner was served from 5 so we were expecting fresh and filled serving dishes however were disappointed with some of the limited selections (mostly the dessert options - both kids were gutted there was only chocolate ice cream, no crumble topping on the ‘apple crumble’ and no small spoons which actually fitted into the dessert tubs! I appreciate you cant predict how busy you will be but it did dampen our evening
Lovely food - but a bit overpriced for a lunch on a sunday for teenagers £16 !. table wasn't ready either although we had booked in advance (table for 12) had to wait on it getting put together. And had to wait at least 20 minutes on coffee !
Room was a bit cold but apart from that everything was great
Food and service amazing
Good food and reasonable value for money. Service was excellent. Possibly a wider variety of choice would be better as there was quite a lot of Chinese options - maybe a few more Italian options for example. A wider salad choice would also be good as there really wasn’t much.
Staff were friendly. Food was reasonable. Could do with being topped up more proactively and strawberries for chocolate fountain. Would go again.
This is the 3rd time at restaurant. There were 6 of us for the buffett and once again it did not let us down.everyone realy enjoyed the food and the amount of choices you have.the staff are very friendly and table was cleared quickly.we all said we will definitely be back.thank you.
Some of the food descriptions weren’t quite right. E.g. beef when the dish was chicken. Was unsure if they were all correct, one of the cake lines said no egg but was a sponge cake. The staff are all fantastic. The food is amazing. The whole place looks brilliant
Food selection was good. A lot of the food was cold and bland, particularly the Italian selection. Enchiladas were inedible, Chinese curry and sushi were good. The grill was not on/no one there so not as exciting or enticing as advertised. It was a Sunday eve at 7pm so we were expecting a full service. Staff are lovely, decor lovely but food quality and value for money are not there.
Had a fantastic meal with friends. A good variety of food in lively atmosphere. Would definitely reccomend.
Food dry. Very little choice. Where is the seafood? Why isn’t there live cooking? Really terrible. Far too expensive. Doesn’t cater well to kids.
Fantastic surroundings and delicious food! We will definitely be back again soon!
Fantastic meal here with family - fresh, clean spot on table service.
Fab food all very tasty and fresh
Very nice food, lovely and fresh. Stuff very welcoming and helpful. Definitely be babe
Was really impressed with the restaurant. The food was lovely and cooked really we'll with plenty of choice. Service was fab and everyone really helpful and friendly. Plates cleared quickly, food replenished quickly. Only negative was paying full price for a 3 year old who obviously doesn't eat as much as an adult. Would recommend a child's price.
Great place cannot wait to visit again
Dry food, cheese cake had been there so long it had a layer of skin on it
Well impressed with everything about kinema. The food was great and the décor of the place is really nice too.
We were visiting family in Scotland when my brother in law told us about a new restaurant. We made the reservation on line we received an email to confirm our booking. Great selection of food, good atmosphere & service restaurant clean & tidy. Looking forward to returning on our next visit to Scotland.
Brilliant meal but we were disappointed by the bar staff mainly as they needed some adult supervision. I was also not able to get a receipt because ‘I paid cash’. Some visible management wouldn’t go amiss. I will be back for the food and plates were cleared quick and the food was replenished fairly quick too.
What a beautiful place to eat and relax ! Loved it