Rusacks St Andrews, a renowned Marine & Lawn Hotel & Resort, has elevated its status as a culinary destination throughout the year.
In a delightful celebration of the changing season, the establishment introduces three captivating new offerings that promise to tantalize the taste buds and elevate the dining experience.
These offerings include enticing new menus, exquisite wine and whisky selections at 18, captivating live music performances at the One Under Bar, and much more. Dive into the culinary journey as we explore each facet of this gastronomic adventure.
Seasonal Menu Delights
The allure of seasonal menus never fades, and Rusacks St Andrews understands this perfectly. At 18 and The Bridge, guests can indulge in a delectable array of seasonal dishes that capture the essence of autumn. These menus are thoughtfully curated to feature the finest ingredients, ensuring a memorable dining experience.
Autumn has arrived, and with it comes a cornucopia of culinary delights. The seasonal menus at 18 and The Bridge are now available, bringing a taste of the season to the heart of St Andrews. Expect to savour fresh seafood, earthy root vegetables, fragrant truffles, spiced desserts, and more. It’s a symphony of flavours that pays homage to the bounty of the season.
At 18, where breathtaking views of St Andrews unfold before your eyes, the focus is on showcasing the best of Scottish produce. Dive into a tempting array of savoury, seafood-forward starters that harmonize beautifully with a daily selection of dry-aged steaks and generous cuts of beef.
Some standout dishes include Natural Cumbrae Rock Oysters, Robata Grilled Scallop with white bean and smoked bacon cassoulet, Coal Fired Heritage Beetroots with gazpacho, goats curd, and nasturtiums, Large cuts of Hardiesmill Aberdeen Angus beef, Salt Aged Duck with celeriac, confit carrot, and braised leg croquette, and Monkfish Meuniere served with caramelized cauliflower. These creations are a testament to the culinary expertise at 18.
Meanwhile, The Bridge transports diners to sunnier climes with seasonal menus inspired by the rugged shorelines and rolling hills of Italy, southern France, and Spain. Indulge in dishes like Fresh Burrata with courgette and mint scapecce, Truffle Arancini with pecorino and fresh truffle, Fritti Misto with prawns, squid, market fish, and garlic aioli, Braised Lamb Shoulder Ragu simmered with garlic, rosemary & red wine, and ‘The Forager’ pizza adorned with mushrooms, fresh ricotta, crema di funghi, rocket, and truffle oil. The Bridge’s menus are a passport to a world of culinary delights.
The Bridge’s £15 Pizza & Wine Offer
Looking for a delightful midweek escape? The Bridge has you covered with its enticing £15 Pizza & Wine offer. Available from Monday to Thursday, between 12-3 pm and 3 pm to close, from 9th October to 30th November 2023, this special offer is designed for working lunches with colleagues or midweek meet-ups with friends.
But that’s not all; The Bridge invites guests to join its loyalty program through the Squid App, where you can earn a free pizza or pasta. Simply visit between 12-6 pm, Monday-Thursday, and collect a stamp for every £15 spent. After accumulating seven stamps, loyal members will be rewarded with a Tomato Casserecce or Pork Buccatini pasta or Margarita or Pepperoni pizza on the house. It’s a delicious incentive to keep coming back for more.
18 – Wine and Whisky Offerings
18 Wine Club has recently unveiled an exciting wine club that comes without any membership fee. As part of this exclusive club, members enjoy several perks that cater to the discerning palate.
One of the highlights is the £5 corkage fee available from Monday to Wednesday (12 pm–close) for the à la carte menu (minimum two courses, maximum one bottle) for up to four people. It’s a gesture that wine enthusiasts will appreciate.
Members also gain access to a curated selection of special vintages and renowned producers, ensuring that every sip is a journey through excellence. Priority access to special events and dinners, including Thanksgiving and Christmas, adds to the allure of the wine club.
For those eager to expand their wine knowledge, quarterly wine tastings with guest sommeliers and winemakers are on the horizon for 2024. These events promise to be both educational and enjoyable, offering insights into the world of wine.
Additionally, engaging wine education workshops are offered, featuring an extensive list of brand partners. These workshops provide a unique opportunity to deepen your appreciation for wine while learning from experts in the field.
Furthering 18’s commitment to celebrating the finest local suppliers, the rooftop restaurant and bar is set to launch a new whisky flight in collaboration with St. Andrews-based distillery, Eden Mill. The 18 X Eden Mill Whisky Flight promises a daily dose of whisky excellence. Guests can select from three different flights, and private tastings are available for groups of up to eight people.
This whisky experience is available daily from 12 pm till late, with prices starting from £24. It’s a chance to explore the rich world of whisky in the heart of St. Andrews.
The Festive Season at Rusacks
The holiday season brings its own charm, and Rusacks St Andrews knows how to make it truly special. From 27th November 2023 to 10th January 2024, guests can indulge in a contemporary twist on a Christmas afternoon tea crafted by 18’s talented pastry team.
The Festive Afternoon Tea menu includes delights like a Crayfish, Lemon & Tarragon Brioche, a tantalizing Clementine, Chocolate & Yuzu Yule Log, and a Spiced Pear Eclair. All of this can be enjoyed against the backdrop of wintery views overlooking the Old Course and West Sands beach. Priced at £39.95 / £49.95 per person with a glass of sparkling wine, it’s a festive treat worth savouring.
If you prefer to celebrate Christmas Day with a memorable meal, 18 and The Bridge have you covered. Enjoy a fantastic four-course meal, complete with a complimentary glass of sparkling wine upon arrival. What’s more, you’ll have the privilege of unrivalled views of the Old Course and West Sands beach. For the little ones, Santa has a special gift in store, along with a three-course meal designed to delight on this special day.
Live Music at One Under Bar
The rhythmic melodies of live music beckon at One Under Bar. Every Thursday from 7 pm in October and November, talented acoustic musician Mic Edgar takes the stage, performing a diverse range of popular tracks that include Johnny Cash classics and Taylor Swift hits.
It’s the perfect way to unwind after a day of studying or to enjoy a drink with friends. While you enjoy the live music, don’t forget to explore the delectable menu at One Under Bar, featuring options like the Smashed Burger with mature cheddar, burger sauce, and pickles or the Loaded Nachos with cheese, guacamole, jalapenos, sour cream, and salsa. There’s no need for reservations; just come and enjoy the music.
In conclusion, Rusacks St Andrews’ three autumn food and beverage offerings provide a compelling reason to visit this iconic destination. Whether you’re a food enthusiast, a wine connoisseur, or simply looking for a delightful way to celebrate the festive season, Rusacks St Andrews has something special in store for you. With its commitment to quality, creativity, and an unforgettable dining experience, it continues to be a premier culinary destination year-round.
Don’t miss the opportunity to explore the tantalizing seasonal menus, savour fine wines and whiskies, and enjoy live music in a picturesque setting. Rusacks St Andrews is a treasure trove of culinary delights waiting to be discovered.