La Cucina

Kingask, St Andrews, Scotland, United Kingdom, KY168PN
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Opening Information

6.00pm - 9.15pm*
*Open until 9.45pm on Friday & Sunday

Facilities
  • Private Dining
  • Families and Children Welcome
  • Gluten Free Available
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About La Cucina

Italian & Mediterranean eaterie offering delicious and simple dishes with the accent on taste.
Encapsulating the charm of a classic Trattoria paired with contemporary flair, it possesses a relaxed and informal setting delivering quality cuisine. The menu focuses on freshly prepared dishes featuring an extensive selection of antipasti, gourmet pizza, pasta, daily specials, seafood, fish & meats.
A dining experience for all, this bustling hub of the hotel is the perfect host to families, parties or that table for two.
The eclectic menu of fabulous tastes and aromas, our Chef aims to incorporate the resort’s coastal surroundings of the St Andrews Bay. His food reflects this, featuring locally caught Seafood served with the freshest ingredients to create colourful plates.
A wide selection to appeal to all palettes, enjoy a dining experience that transports you to the Mediterranean for the evening.

Cuisine: Mediterranean, Italian
Dress Code: Smart Casual
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Visited On Sunday, 01 November 2020

Food bland and of poor quality, seafood pasta had hardly any seafood and was very dry. Felt like a canteen, not what you would expect from a 5 star hotel

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Visited On Wednesday, 11 November 2020

Beautiful meal, with great service.!

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Visited On Saturday, 07 November 2020

Wrong thing serves for starter. When main arrived it was tasteless and the seafood pasta dish had 4 prawns, 1 scallop and 3 mussels and no flavour. Sent back and was replaced

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Visited On Saturday, 07 November 2020

Staff were very helpful and friendly from start to finish food was fab would highly recommend and will certainly be back.

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Visited On Sunday, 01 November 2020

Way below standard I would expect from quality hotel

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Visited On Saturday, 31 October 2020

Very disappointed on my recent visit, seafood linguine did not contain the ingredients listed on menu, king prawns were more like shrimps, no clams, mussels were tiny and one scallop. My husbands cod dish was also very poor, a very small thin piece of fish which did not look like cod.

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Visited On Friday, 30 October 2020

Staff are friendly and provided a great dining experience , excellent choice of good quality fresh food.

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Visited On Tuesday, 27 October 2020

Service was very good, staff attentive and willing to assist, food was nice but average, I enjoyed my dinner but was not “wowed” felt it was very overpriced for what we had which is why I do not feel it was good value - £13 for a risotto which is resonate however £6 to add in chicken was very overpriced for me. Calamari was average , could have been presented better and not worth £9. Overall good experience but food far to overpriced.

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Visited On Monday, 26 October 2020

Service and food were fabulous!!

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Visited On Monday, 26 October 2020

Friendly,attentive staff. Lovely food.

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Visited On Friday, 23 October 2020

Food and service were excellent. The only thing I will comment on was the Parma Ham pizza...it had no tomato sauce on it. Every pizza should have a sauce on the base. We actually heard another family make the same comment when we were sat at the outside bar after dinner.

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Visited On Thursday, 22 October 2020

Brilliant, friendly service but the food was mediocre. Vegetarian lasagne was loaded far too heavily with cheese and other dishes were average

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Visited On Tuesday, 20 October 2020

Excellent service and food although not much atmosphere due to the difficult covid rules but the staff went above and beyond to make us feel covid save.

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Visited On Monday, 19 October 2020

Friendly helpful staff ...

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Visited On Monday, 19 October 2020

Very difficult to make any restaurant atmospheric when the tables are socially distanced and people are walking about in masks ( and there is no alcohol) but we had a lovely night. Staff were fantastic.

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Visited On Saturday, 17 October 2020

Totally disappointed and unprofessional. We booked a table at La Cucina, The Fairmont Hotel, St Andrews days prior to arriving at the gate by taxi for an anniversary of when myself and my wife met. We had looked forward to visiting and enjoying some fine Italian dining and were excited at what delights would lay in store for us as we travelled the three hour journey and checked into our accommodation in the town. Our taxi driver from our accommodation to the Fairmont was somewhat puzzled at our request and asked if we had booked. “Yes, of course online, we received an acknowledgment of our booking and my wife even call them on our long journey down to St Andrews to confirm.” So being a rather tired individual and now hungry not to mention my wife who was similar and dressed up to the nines we headed to the main gate of the Fairmont to be told there was a Golf Tournament on and the whole site was locked down to keep a special golfers “bubble” in place. This was explained to us by a medic/ security wanna-be at the main gate who after refusing our taxi driver entry (who himself was a little surprised at our destination for dinner, knowing about the tournament) the day-glow vested gentleman then wrenched the door of the taxi open to speak to us in the back of the vehicle where we wear seated. We were told no entry was allowed due to the tournament, there shouldn’t of been a booking made, asked if were we anything to do with the golfing ‘scene’...again. And then the importance of the Golfers ‘bubble’ again. At this point I found my self somewhat irate at the lonesome ‘Lone Ranger‘ stood there in the doorway of the open taxi door, myself unable to get a word in until I managed one simple sentence of five words. The question was simple to understand and one that someone who was a professional and worried about the elite sporting golfers bubble would simply of complied with yet my words seemed to bounce off this gentlemen like a driven golf ball off a links course green. “Put your mask on mate”, as wearing it under your chin doesn’t work and he potentially infected himself and the site or even us. We then called La Cucina and were told that we could not dine there that evening. Might of helped us days before to inform us of a golf tournament, maybe even as we travelled the length of Scotland that day. As it was into the evening we could not find another restaurant to dine at. We enjoyed a sub standard takeaway pizza in our room and left early the next morning. Not quite the standard or professionalism I expect from Fairmont Hotels and Resorts.

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Visited On Sunday, 11 October 2020

Lovely meal. Good service

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Visited On Saturday, 10 October 2020

The team did an amazing job and kept us informed the whole evening if things got a little delayed. Even got some special chocolate treats at the end of meal. Thanks so much everyone

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Visited On Thursday, 08 October 2020

Extensive menu with a great choice of food. Wine/drinks menu was excellent also. We meal we all had was very good. Fantastic service .

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Visited On Wednesday, 07 October 2020

Great meal & drinks- no issues with the Covid restrictions.

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Visited On Monday, 05 October 2020

Very accommodating and excellent friendly staff

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Visited On Saturday, 03 October 2020

Excellent service! Gluten free is always difficult but wasn’t amazing, so I have sympathy with that. Staff very helpful

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Visited On Saturday, 03 October 2020

Service was excellent. Staff friendly and attentive. No complaints at all.

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Visited On Monday, 16 March 2020

Our 2 pasta dishes were poor.

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Visited On Monday, 16 March 2020

Dined here with my mum and young son. The staff were lovely, bubbly, attentive and very kind. They made the night special for us. The food was out of this world the colours and flavours on the plates were a beautifully vibrant dance of taste for the eyes and mouth. The atmosphere was calm, warm and inviting. I couldnt have asked for anything more. Such a lovely experience. We will be back in the future. Wonderful restaurant in a spectacular hotel, in a gorgeous scenic location. Thank you so much.

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