Written on: 30/10/2004 by foodlover (1 review written)
Nice location on the edge of a 16th century harbour.
Very stuffy atmosphere, poor ventilation, expensive.
Visiting the Haven is like a step back in time. But only as far as the late 1970's. As you enter you are stared at by the staff who are crowded round a television at the bar which is in competition with the "mood music." We were shown to a table which gave a fabulous view of Cellardyke harbour. Above us was another TV which looked like it hadn't worked for a decade.
My partner is mostly a vegetarian, but faced with vegetaian lasagne as the only veggie option he decided to opt for the locally caught haddock and chips as did I. At £8.95 we were looking forward to something amazing as in London the most we had ever paid was £7.00. After about half an hour two plates were served up and our faces dropped. The fish wasn't in batter but a very dry Ruskolene which rendered it almost tasteless and it came with a very mean selection of vegetables (three carrot slices and a floret or cauliflower with frozen chips). As the TV blared away at the bar we decided not to have a desert. The Haven is realy a greasy spoon, not a restaurant, and as you can eat much better food in local Anstruther in a beautiful restaurant or more locally at the award winning Cellar it seems that, unless they drop their prices, it will stay as empty as it was when we visited it.
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