Our hours will vary over the winter, please visit www.therookerycarnoustie.com/contact to view our winter opening times.
- Disabled Access
- Private Dining
- Free WiFi
- Free Parking
- Families and Children Welcome
- Business Lunch
About The Rookery, Restaurant and Bar
The Rookery is a brand new restaurant and bar located within Links House at Carnoustie Golf Links. The restaurant showcases the best produce Scotland has to offer.
We want everyone to enjoy The Rookery, it is the perfect dining environment for couples, groups and families.
With a comfortable and relaxing eating space you will have an opportunity to experience great service whilst taking in a sweeping outlook over golf's greatest test.
Please enquire for private dining experience options.
Food and service was excellent. Also very good with our children. Would highly recommend a visit (with or without children). We will definitely be back.
I had friends over from Australia at the weekend and brought them to the Rookery for dinner. They had a fantastic meal and were very complimentary of the staff. For my wife and me, it’s was just the beautiful service and food we have come to love at the Rookery ❤️
We had the sunday carvery menu. Both the soup and haggis croquettes were very tasty, the beef for the main was a whole piece of beef. We were advised it would be served "pink", although very tasty the centre of mine was nearer red . I would like it to have been cooked a little more. The vegetables, roast potatoes , huge yorkshire puddings & jug of gravy all complimented the beef perfectly. We couldn't eat a dessert due to being full . Very friendly waiting staff, will definitely return
Need to change menus more regularly
Our first visit to The Rookery with friends for lunch on a Sunday was great. The Food was excellent & the view pretty good too! Our server Dariusz was really welcoming, he was efficient & nothing was too much trouble. We were all very pleasantly surprised, wondering why we hadn't been sooner.
No Sunday roast available-has to be pre booked. Menu choices not extensive. Quality of food poor and over priced. Over £60 for two courses for two people. Will not be returning.
Place was freezing. 5 main courses on menu only 4 available. Served a fish that hadn't been filleted. Only 4 desserts out of 5 available. Only 2 tables had people at them. No atmosphere at all. Very disappointed. Won't be back sorry can't recommend either expected better.
I had a lovely meal thank you. Staff were very friendly and helpful
This was our first visit to The Rookery having received a gift voucher for Christmas. The service was great. Staff were very attentive. The restaurant itself is lovely although there is a lack of atmosphere in the place perhaps due to the high ceiling which gave the room a barn like feeling. It was dark outside but I’m fairly sure the views would be stunning during daylight hours. We were served some lovely warm bread and olives to start with. We ordered a bottle of wine to have with the meal which was lovely but spoilt slightly by the fact my glass (which had been sitting on the table when we arrived) clearly must have had some sand or something similar in it as it was floating about on the surface of my wine. The waitress quickly removed the glass and returned with a fresh glass of wine and a small carafe with some more wine in it. The menu was fairly small but we both had no trouble choosing something. I chose the crispy squid with Vietnamese dressing and my husband chose the East Nuek Chowder to start. Both were very tasty and arrived at the table very quickly. For main course I chose the belly pork served with Stornaway black pudding and apple sauce and my husband selected the plaice. My food was delicious (especially the apple sauce) but my husband’s fish was awful and had to be sent back. This was replaced with a second choice which was the special of the day (Pasta with King Prawns) This dish was much better although not exactly what was expected. We decided to share a dessert and ordered the marmalade tart with clotted cream. This was tasty. We rounded the meal off with tea and coffee which arrived with shortbread and ginger biscuits both of which were very nice indeed. After paying the bill we were given a couple of gift wrapped macaroons which was a nice touch. Not sure we would rush back as we have other restaurants in the local area we would choose over this one but maybe we will give The Rookery a second chance at some point.
We had a lovely lunch at The Rookery 6th Feb, Great service with beautiful views across the courses, the staff couldn’t of done enough as it was a special birthday celebration making lunch a great success
I had booked for four but was placed at a table for 8/9 people. We asked for a smaller table but was told it was only one available. Despite being told this a couple came into the bar area and were given a smaller table. Only issue with service was that we were offered a sweet menus but it never arrived. We were busy chatting and when it didn’t arrive we paid and left.
Everything was very good except as a party of four we felt that the beef was a bit undercooked ( too pink ) and the parsnips were too al dente.
The whole evening was ruined by your unhelpful manager & the fact that 3 dishes on your menu were not available. Not a good night I’m afraid.
Brilliant service and perfect food
Service was good but the limited menu is letting this restaurant down. We were informed that they only had two left of the vegetarian option and only one plaice. Starters were delicious but the cauliflower main course/vegetarian option was tasteless & served with bland spinach, very disappointing. The plaice was served lukewarm with potatoes on the side and no mention that vegetables were extra. We were offered free dessert to compensate for the meals but by then we just wanted to leave. The restaurant manager did take 10% off the bill which was very nice of him. It's a very nice restaurant but the chef needs to revamp the menu and start tasting the food.
Found the food was amazing staff were very courteous , knowledgeable about both the bar and menu they were also very attentive, would certainly recommend and we will be returning in the future. Thanks for a great experience
I as most impressed with the ambience of the Rookery and the fact that there were already children’s menu on the table. Good choice of menu for all courses and very tasty and well presented. I look forward to returning very soon.
Great as always.
Very nice setting with very friendly staff and food was superb, thank you for a great meal
Delicious meal and excellent service as usual.
Spotless modern comfortable venue. The venison dish was excellent - a fine dining experience. Unfortunate to have run out of plaice so early in the evening when the venue was fully booked and no alternative fish dish had replaced it. This left a very narrow choice for non meat eaters. Jugs or carafes of water should be more readily available as it was difficult to attract staff attention when we required a water top up. We will be back as we thought it good value for the surroundings and excellent quality of food served.
Excellent service - very impressed. We will be back!
We couldn’t have been given better service. Waiters/waitresses were attentive and very helpful. They provided a lovely Christmas atmosphere where we were made to feel very welcome. A lovely touch was the surprise personalised chocolates given to my husband as it was his 40th birthday. I have recommended The Rookery to all of my friends and look forward to returning soon. Thank you to all the staff.
Fantastic food, with amazing service. What more do you need!
The Christmas dinner was absolutely fabulous, from choice to service and great value for money . Everyone in our party of six felt the same . Our waiter Craig was so good . 10 out of 10