Five-star restaurant planned for Fife has its own helicopter pad

The venue promises five star diningThe venue promises five star dining
The venue promises five star dining
It will be open to the general public and guests of the estate, offering five-star, home-grown and home-made food.

Plans submitted by Hawkswood Resort Development Ltd. also include an outdoor seating patio area, a helicopter landing facility and 47-space car park.

The bistro would accommodate 38 diners inside and 28 outside in a patio area, with a reception at the front of the restaurant to welcome guests.

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The on-site bistro hopes to cater for large groups and functions such as small weddings.

The building would be fitted with Scottish timber cladding and the windows and doors will have a grey finish.

John Ainscough, owner of Hawkswood who has trained as a chef said: “It’s going to be very much a five-star experience- it’s what we do here.

“There will be a lot of homemade goods prepared and baked on site and our food will be fork to plate within a five mile radius.

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“I’ll be doing barbeques as we already have a lot of them here. We have a lot of Americans come and stay with us and they love a steak.

“I just know this will do very well.”

Hawkswood Country Estate, located 11km south of St Andrews and a stone’s throw away from the Peat Inn, offers luxurious self-catering accommodation and a small driving range and golf facilities.

Last year, Hawkswood was granted planning permission for a further four holiday homes to accommodate 84 guests in total.

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It is also proposing three state-of-the-art, five-bedroom tree houses with glass atriums and elevators.

The company has also recently purchased 15 acres to create a private golfing course..

Councillors will consider the plans in due course.

> Hannah Brown is the Local Democracy Reporter for Fife & Angus

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