Five reasons why you should visit the incredible Haar Restaurant With Rooms


Late last year, Haar Restaurant reopened their doors to their forever home in St. Andrews, at the iconic Golf Place address, right in the heart of the town. Steeped in history and culture, St. Andrews has been a destination to many tourists and locals alike for quite some time, and it is clear to see why. Picture perfect beaches, the Home of Golf, and a food scene that would rival some of the biggest cities in the country.

food dish from Haar Restaurant in St. Andrews

Whatever your reason for visiting the quaint little town of St. Andrews, be sure to pop in (or even stay the night) at Haar Restaurant with Rooms. A truly magical culinary experience awaits, with all the usual Dean Banks pizzazz that you know and love.


Let’s look at five reasons why Haar should be next on your list of destinations.


The birthplace of Haar at Home 

Where it all began, right in the kitchen of Haar Restaurant. By now, you will have likely tried a few our luxury boxes, and have a feel for the kind of food we like to cook. Using only seasonal, local ingredients, we bring the best of what Scotland has to offer to the rest of the United Kingdom.

Things are no different at Haar Restaurant. They champion seasonal, local Scottish produce in all their dishes.

Tasting menus are the order of the day, with each course showcasing our country’s incredible larder. If you like us, then we can guarantee you are going to love the visit to Haar Restaurant.


They only use seasonal produce in all their cooking

Just like Haar at Home, Haar Restaurant only use seasonal ingredients in all their cooking. Dean and the team at firm believers in the fact that seasonal is best.

Cooking with produce that is in season allows for the ingredients to really shine. This is because, when you use them at their peak, you’re going to get the most out of them – bold, delicious flavours and the perfect textures.

Food that is grown or caught seasonally is going to be free of any nasties such as pesticides and chemicals. This really allows them to flourish and bring you their peak flavour when they reach your dish.

venison and beetroot dish from Haar Restaurant in St. Andrews


Brought to you by Chef Dean Banks

The man at the helm of all things Haar has made quite the name for himself in recent years, with a huge influence on the UK food scene. Dean takes huge pride in any of his culinary projects, with Haar being no different.

This, we believe, is something that you can taste in every bite when dining with Haar. Dean’s years of cooking experience and travels really shine through in all of his dishes, with each menu and dish being carefully curated by himself and his hardworking team.


Stay the night and get the full Haar experience

Looking to visit St. Andrews for a short stay? Well, you’re in luck! Earlier this year, they completely transformed the upstairs guest rooms into six luxury suites for guests to stay in. 

The rooms have been designed with a contemporary mix of character and luxury. Depending on which one you decide to stay in, they offer stunning views of the North Sea, West Sands, or the iconic Old Course.

Every suite has a large, super-comfy bed, high-speed internet, complimentary, premium toiletries, desks, televisions, and en-suite bathrooms. Plus, of course, your breakfast in the morning.

You can find out more about them, right here.


image of a bedroom from Haar Restaurant with Rooms

The home of our iconic St. Andrews Bay lobster dish

By now, you will likely have tried Dean’s signature dish of St. Andrews Bay lobster with mirin butter sauce. This iconic offering features across many of our luxury boxes and is actually the signature dish at Haar Restaurant too!

Fun fact: the lobster for this dish is caught metres from the venue, right in St. Andrews Bay.

Are you interested in visiting the incredible Haar Restaurant with Rooms? Head over to their website to see availability for the restaurant and rooms right here.