The White Cockade Bistro

(86 Reviews)
Kilconquhar Castle, Kilconquhar, Leven, Fife, KY9 1EZ
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Main course: £15
Food spend: £27

Opening hours

Monday: 17:00 - 23:00
Tuesday to Sunday: 08:30 - 11:30 & 12:00 - 23:00.

Restaurant description

Nestled inside the stunning Kilconquhar Castle Estate, The White Cockade Bistro is a charming family-friendly eatery. A great selection of Scottish flavours are served throughout the day, while the homely interior features comfy leather seats, historic local photographs on the wall, and curious nautical knick knacks throughout.

The White Cockade Bistro menu starts off with a range of continental breakfast options, as well as the celebrated full Scottish cooked breakfast with black pudding and haggis. For lunch, there are rustic sandwiches, baked potatoes and other wholesome favourites, while at dinner the menu opens up to include gourmet bistro recipes. There are fresh seafood treats like pots of steamed West Coast mussels, as well as other local specialities like the casserole of mint-infused mutton.

The Scottish delicacies continue on the dessert menu at The White Cockade Bistro in Fife, with the 'Dream of Robert the Bruce' pudding featuring an all-butter shortbread sandwich filled with vanilla ice cream, butterscotch sauce, and finished with fresh strawberries, whipped cream and chocolate pieces. Up at the bar, there are international beers on tap, as well as bottles of whisky from across Scotland.

With a snug, homely feel, The White Cockade Bistro also offers dedicated menus for kids, and is just a 5-minute drive from the picturesque Kilconquhar Loch.

Dishes displayed on a la carte menus are representative of the type of food available at the restaurant.

Customer reviews for The White Cockade Bistro
(based on 86 reviews)

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  • afternoon tea (5)
  • al fresco (7)
  • breakfast (43)
  • business (3)
  • child friendly (27)
  • dinner (78)
  • entertainment (1)
  • large parties (12)
  • lunch (33)
  • luxury (4)
  • private dining (16)
  • romantic (9)
  • trendy (1)
  • value (31)
  • views (3)
  • By Lyndsay H from Kilconquhar
    12 January 2020

    Lovely meal ate 3 entrees which were all excellent. Good service and good food.

  • By Fiona B from Perth
    11 January 2020

    Fantastic meal and service

  • By Moira W from St.Andrews
    22 December 2019

    Lovely restaurant, staff friendly and knowledgeable. Our food was amazing, very fresh and my steak was cooked perfectly. Wine was recommended and very enjoyable.

  • By Elaine G from Largs
    21 November 2019

    Excellent food and service. Thank you

  • By Kathryn T from Edinburgh
    22 September 2019

    Efficient and friendly staff serving quality food

  • By David T from Scotland
    21 September 2019

    Excellent quality food and efficient and friendly servic

  • By Anne J from Dunfermline
    31 August 2019

    Excellent food - lunch, evening meal and breakfast. Great and attentive staff

  • By Malcolm G from Glasgow
    29 August 2019

    Wow! What a great wee restaurant. We had several meals here and enjoyed every one. Good selection of wines. Excellent friendly staff.

  • By F from Glasgow
    16 August 2019

    Nice staff lovely food, but didn't have a few dishes left , could maybe have some background music

  • By Katie K from Glasgow
    13 August 2019

    Overall a reasonable experience. Staff very friendly and efficient. Food ok but not outstanding. Ambience pretty poor, though. The lighting is too stark for a relaxed evening experience and the lack of music can leave the restaurant sounding rather like a cheap canteen, not at all reflective of the prices nor I'm sure the aim. Handy if staying on site but a few simple changes could enhance the experience.

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The White Cockade Bistro
Kilconquhar Castle, Kilconquhar, Leven, Fife, KY9 1EZ