Written on: 09/05/2011
After reading previous reviews myself, husband and another couple were disappointed with our meals, especially the leek and potato soup. The entrance to the premises are drab and overall the property is tired and in need of decorating. Out the back is a garden with table and chairs, which on a good day would be a sun trap. However,the garden is in need of attention and if this was done it would be a lovely place to sit and enjoy a drink. (read more)
Written on: 07/11/2010
The Haven is ever-welcoming with friendly staff and customers. The soups are always tasty, and while the menu tends to follow a set formula at times, it always has a good selection off fresh, Scottish fare.
One issue with the Haven that would make visiting more pleasant, are the chairs. They are hard, you tend to slip down them and sit akwardly - they do not allow for comfortable sitting.
That said, that does not stop me returning as I know I will get good value for money, great food and... (read more)
Written on: 17/09/2010
Wonderful soups (massive helpings!) and haddock mornay to die for. All this and a great view over the harbour out toward the Isle of May. Not managed to be around during one of the famous quiz nights or for an accoustic session but told they are lively nights. Great friendly place all round. (read more)
Written on: 02/08/2010 by chriswindras (1 review written)
The Haven Restaurant in Cellardyke is set overlooking the old harbour. It has a warm friendly welcome and the standard of food is one of the best in the area.
They seem to specialise in seafood but also offer a variety of good old traditional stuff such as Home made Steak and Ale pie, Roast Chicken Breast and homemade soup (all fresh and not frozen). I asked about the accompaniments to the meal and all are made fresh on the premises, from their Tartar sauce to their traditional Italian... (read more)
Written on: 02/04/2010
we got married and had our reception here. They layed on an amazing seafood spread. We miss them now we live in the USA. (read more)
Written on: 27/01/2010
The Haven is very close to our holiday apartment in nearby Dove Street. We are always made very welcome by the owners and they also allow our dog in but not in the eating area of course. The food and drink is priced ok and although the menu becomes a bit predictable I always have the fish and chips anyway. Its from the fish filleter next door so its very fresh. The decor is tired there is no denying but its clean, as are the loos, and I like the place. Some reviews here are from people who... (read more)
Written on: 03/11/2009
My husband and I are real foodies - We eat here a lot and really enjoy the range and quality of food on offer - fresh and exciting seafood dishes, such as seabass with a pesto risotto, local langoustine, hand dived king scallops or locally hot smoked salmon really play a big part on the menu and are extremely well cooked by the chef/owner. The steaks are simply wonderful - big and juicy with a piquant pepper sauce on the side if you fancy. Soup is always home-made (lentil with rosemary,... (read more)
Written on: 16/10/2009
The Haven is a small pub/restaurant that overlooks Cellardyke Harbour. All meals are served upstairs. The menu has a good mix of dishes with some emphasis on seafood though not overwhelmingly so. The quality of the food is good with some interesting fish dishes being presented. The owners have worked very hard in updating the menu which takes it a cut above regular pub grub. The set lunch represents excellent value for money. Beware it can get busy on Friday and Saturday nights... (read more)
Written on: 13/05/2009 by Munro109 (6 reviews written)
Nice atmosphere in the The Haven, Cellardyke beside the bar on the first floor looking out across the harbour towards the sea. The food was tasty, well presented and reasonable value. Someone should remind the chef that heating pastry in a microwave makes it go unpleasantly soggy (quiche first night & apple strudel second). Staff were friendly and attentive even when busy on Sunday night. We ate there on our first night and liked it so much we went back the next night. Recommended. (read more)
Written on: 14/10/2008
the lunch time menu at The Haven is great value for money and the food is excellent. A great place to take your family and relax
a fantastic location with a welcoming host. food very good (read more)
Written on: 07/04/2008
Have been at both lunch with children and dinner, friendly service ideal for quiet evening with partner. Nice food especially if you like fish. (read more)
Written on: 24/01/2008 by Anton Ego (5 reviews written)
I have to say that I think foodlover's comparison of a Greasy Spoon is a little on the harsh side but I do agree with most of the rest in their review.
Years ago the Haven had a great reputation and I have witnessed some locals bringing their own plates in for a takeout. It was divided into two in those days, a small restaurant down stairs and bar meals up stairs. Both had a good reputation for both quality of food and service. But sadly today the Haven is a different beast.
I was looking... (read more)
Written on: 06/03/2007 by colzzer (1 review written)
The Haven is not a five star establishment however it is a simple restaurant in a nice part of the Fife coast which will serve you good food. My wife and daughter enjoyed their choice from the menu as much as I did so no complaints on the food side other than a bit more effort with the deserts. It was a bit chilly although it has to be said it was a particularly windy day when we were there and the door to the downstairs area of the haven isn't exactly a storm door, not normally a problem as... (read more)
Written on: 18/02/2007 by stuart lindsay (1 review written)
Would certainly go back. Oysters were a very nice starter (read more)
Written on: 30/10/2004 by foodlover (1 review written)
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... (read more)
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