A new dining experience located a mere pitching wedge from the first tee of the world-famous Old Course is receiving rave reviews from both golfers and non-golfers.
The Niblick Brasserie, formerly the Café at the R&A World Golf Museum, has undergone a complete renovation and been transformed into a dining experience that is sure to tickle the tastebuds of locals and visitors to St Andrews.
From its elevated position above the museum, the restaurant offers stunning views of the West Sands beach and the iconic courses of the famous golfing town. The dining space is modern and welcoming, and the very finest local produce has been sourced to provide a varied menu that caters for all culinary tastes.
Angela Howe, Director of the R&A World Golf Museum, said: “We believe that The Niblick perfectly demonstrates the ambitions we have to build on the food and beverage experience previously offered by the café. It provides an exceptionally flexible space that will cater for a diverse range of customers, from families looking for a spot of lunch to guests at bespoke evening dining events. The facility will also be bookable by groups and parties visiting the museum, including those from schools in the surrounding area.”
The close relationship of the Niblick Brasserie to the R&A World Golf Museum means customers enjoy the totally unique experience of dining surrounded by some of the most incredible artefacts from the world of golf. Glass cases are positioned throughout the restaurant space, with each holding their own piece of golfing history, including clubs and balls used by iconic players across the centuries.
The kitchen will be run by Head Chef Brian Ferguson, who is enormously experienced and has held a number of senior positions in establishments across the UK, including the 3 AA Rosette, Station Road Restaurant in the Scottish Highlands. He is renowned for his creativity, which is perfectly demonstrated through the seasonal ingredients he incorporates into dishes from his love of foraging.
Brian explained: “I feel enormously fortunate to have the opportunity to be part of the team tasked with launching this fabulous new restaurant in St Andrews. It is totally unique and offers golfers and non-golfers alike with a truly memorable experience.”
The Niblick Brasserie and officially opened its doors on Thursday 21tst April and the menu and opening times can be viewed at www.theniblick.com