Cupar’s Bistros & Restaurants

Cupar has a great selection of restaurants to suits all tastes, budgets and appetites. Some are much more than bistros and restaurants – also operating as coffee shops and, in some cases, takeaways too. But for the purpose of this – we are mainly focusing on dining in.

Number 10 on Crossgate has dining on two levels where you can enjoy their freshly made dishes – from salmon fishcakes and sharing boards to crispy chicken burgers and specials … not forgetting their popular cocktails served from the downstairs bar.

As one satisfied customer reviewed: “Just had a lovely meal at No.10 in Cupar. Lovely atmosphere and very friendly, courteous staff. Food was delicious and desserts to die for, all presented beautifully. Cocktails very reasonably priced and very tasty. Definitely worth a visit.

Across Crossgate – up the wee close known as George Inn Pend – is The Press Bistro Cafe. The family-run eatery offers a wide selection of freshly prepared dishes. Their goal? “To use only the finest produce sourced locally from artisan suppliers to offer a high quality dining experience.

The bistro boasts a small alfresco area – a perfect place to while-away a lunch. Why not read more on the business’ story via the CuparNow Blog?

Heading through to Bonnygate, there are more eateries to be discovered …

The Boudingait is a multi-award winning bar and restaurant that is both family and dog friendly. You will find an extensive menu of “homemade pub grub” including a regularly changed specials menu.

Their aim? “To provide the best beverages, great food, the best service and the mildest banter … for a reasonable price!” They also have a large selection of toys and board games to keep everyone entertained.


Tucked away down an historic close off Bonnygate is The Courtyard. The passion of German chef/proprietor Hermann Schmid shines through with a small, seasonal menu consisting of dishes made from local produce wherever possible.

Germany features not only on the menu but also in some of the beers available – included in their annual Oktoberfest offerings.

The town boasts three very good Indian restaurants.

The Aangan Indian Restaurant & Grill is on Crossgate. It has a traditional Indian decor with objects d’art representing the regions of Indraprastha and Hastinapur. The menu draws from four dominant cuisine types from the capital region Delhi – namely Bania, Kayastha, Muslim and Mughlai.

As they tell us: “The magic of Indian cuisine is in the blending of spices … it is no secret that spices, freshly ground each day, are the basis of Indian cuisine.” And that is what their chefs practice: the art of blending and freshly grinding spices and herbs to give you a memorable experience.

On the opposite side of Crossgate is the Shehnai Indian … “a business that prepares and serves fresh delicious fine Indian food that is cooked with fresh ingredients“.


Indos Restaurant – “where the food and the mood is good” – is on Bonnygate. Authentic Indian food using fresh, local seasonal ingredients …

All of the Indian restaurants featured also provide a takeaway service.

Just out of town is the Greenhouse Bar & Grill at Cupar Golf Club – a catering franchise at Cupar Golf Club managed by Leon Sinclair and Debbie Douglas.

Leon has been in the catering industry for 25 years and has worked for himself all over Scotland – including a spell at Gleneagles Hotel. Debbie is a familiar face in Cupar having been in the town all her life. They are open to non-members and their location is on the hillside to the south of Cupar overlooking the course, town and Eden valley.


Garden Centre

Caulders Garden Centre on the town’s Eden Business Park serve fresh homemade meals using Scottish produce wherever possible.

Their cakes are baked in their kitchens to traditional Scottish farmhouse recipes. All food is prepared fresh to order and served to your table – everything from a refreshing cuppa to three course lunch.


Out of town …

A few miles north east of Cupar is the Craigsanquhar Estate where you’ll find Nathaniel’s Restaurant which is open to non-residents for dinners, lunch and brunch on certain days of the week. It is a stunning setting looking south across the hills of Fife and they have restored their walled garden that now provides much of their seasonal fruits, vegetables and herbs used in their cooking. The gardens are also open for visitors to explore.



Cupar is a 21st century market town with community at its heart. More than 90 community groups, clubs, societies and associations help to support the town with events, activities and projects throughout the year. A number of these are active in the food & drink sector …

  • Cupar Youth Cafe is a young person focused venue delivering an extensive youth work programme of activities to local young people, including their Grub Hub project that provides after-school drop-in support.
  • Cupar’s Food Bank operates with the mantra that “we don’t think anyone in our community should have to face going hungry“. As well as the 3-day emergency food parcels, toiletries and cleaning materials, they also offer all kinds of advice. They work closely with many local businesses and organisations who support them in their day to day work. 
  • Cupar’s Community Fridge was launched to help reduce waste in the local community. Open Tuesdays 1100-1200, it enables businesses and individuals to waste less through the sharing of good quality food that’s within its ‘use by’ dates. You can find it at County Buildings, St Catherine Street, Cupar, KY15 4TA. For more, please contact Katy Bald for further information. Please note that due to the current restrictions, this service will be operated with social distancing and a one-way systems to ensure safety.



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