The Dory Bistro & Gallery

15 East Shore, Pittenweem KY10 2NH
$$ Seafood Recommended New Editor's Pick

We are a bistro-restaurant serving affordable food with a lot of the local Fife and Angus food treasures on the menu. Lobsters and langoustines landed less than 40 metres from our front door in the harbour, fish from St Monans and Pittenweem, vegetables and salads from our own kitchen garden and a market garden in St Monans and meat and game from nearby farms and estates. The walls of the restaurant and gallery are decorated with co-owner Malcolm Cheape's paintings, as well as other well known artists. We have a range of paintings, prints, and ceramics for viewing and for sale.

Reservations

Business Info

  • Address: 15 East Shore, Pittenweem KY10 2NH
  • Cross Street: Cove Wynd
  • Cuisine: French | Fusion | Seafood | Vegetarian |
  • Cost: | Inexpensive
  • Category: Casual Dining
  • Star Rating:
  • Reservations: Recommended
  • Dress Code: Casual
  • Meals Served: Lunch | Dinner |
  • Parking: Street |
  • Payment Options: VISA | MasterCard | Cash | Apple Pay | Android Pay |
  • Corkage Fee: N/A
  • Phone: +44 1333 311222
  • Features: Private Room, Free Wi-Fi, River View,
  • Occasion: Child Friendly, Meet for a Drink, Special Occasion, Dog Friendly,

Photos

The Dory Bistro & Gallery - Window reflection
The Dory Bistro & Gallery - 3 Herrings The Dory Bistro & Gallery - Grilled halloumi with lime & caper vinaigrette The Dory Bistro & Gallery - Dory art work

Business Hours

Reservations Available
Monday
Tuesday
Closed - Restaurant
Wednesday
Wednesday dinner 2022 17:00 - 22:30
Valid between: March 30, 2022 - April 5, 2023
Thursday
Thursday dinner 2022 17:00 - 22:30
Valid between: Feb. 9, 2022 - Jan. 8, 2023
Friday
Friday lunch 2022 12:00 - 4:00
Valid between: Feb. 9, 2022 - Jan. 8, 2023
Friday dinner 2022 17:00 - 22:30
Valid between: Feb. 9, 2022 - Jan. 8, 2023
Saturday
Saturday lunch 2022 12:00 - 16:00
Valid between: Feb. 9, 2022 - Jan. 8, 2023
Saturday dinner 2022 17:00 - 22:30
Valid between: Feb. 9, 2022 - Jan. 8, 2023
Sunday
Sunday lunch 2022 12:00 - 16:00
Valid between: Feb. 9, 2022 - Jan. 8, 2023
Sunday dinner 2022 17:00 - 22:30
Valid between: Feb. 9, 2022 - Jan. 8, 2023
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Customer Reviews & Ratings

4.74 out of 5 stars based on 2832 votes

Overall: 10/10
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Sep 17, 2022
Fiona J.
Excellent fresh ingredients cooked superbly and relaxed atmosphere.

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Sep 12, 2022
Nigel C.
Delicious food, sensibly priced, in a very nice ambience. See you again this Friday!

Overall: 10/10
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Sep 10, 2022
Maureen K.
Delicious lunch. Friendly , quietly efficient service. Relaxed atmosphere with stylish , understated decor in a lovely setting .

Overall: 10/10
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Sep 02, 2022
Elizabeth B.
The view, the friendly, helpful service, the cocktails & relaxing ambience -all are a bonus on top of top-quality fine cooking using ultra-local fine produce. Another lovely visit -never disappoints.

Overall: 10/10
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Aug 30, 2022
Linda M.
This was our second time dining there. Staff very friendly. Food was excellent. Will be back

Overall: 10/10
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Aug 26, 2022
Yvonne T.
We had a delicious dinner as usual. We are regular customers and we'll be back!

Overall: 10/10
Food: 8/10
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Aug 24, 2022
Virginia N.
Loved everything except lobster was a bit tough for my 'false teeth'!!

Overall: 10/10
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Aug 23, 2022
Robin F.
Wonderful bistro, staff, food all excellent.

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Aug 22, 2022
Michaël D.
Restaurant accueillant avec des prix abordables et une petite vue sur mer. Le personnel familial est attentionné et agréable. Très bon moment passé pour dîner. Le ½ homard chaud est fortement conseillé ;)

Overall: 10/10
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Aug 19, 2022
Becki S.
We loved our evening at the Dory Bistro. Excellent food, drink and service and well priced for the very high quality.

Overall: 10/10
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Aug 19, 2022
Suzanne K.
Thank you so much for two wonderful evenings. Fabby food, ambiance and staff.

Overall: 10/10
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Aug 19, 2022
Sam H.
Thoroughly enjoyed our meal at the Dory & highly recommend.

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Aug 18, 2022
Hester M.
We had a lovely evening at the Dory Bistro. Service was friendly and attentive and the food was incredible! Really nice gallery as well.

Overall: 10/10
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Value: 8/10
Aug 15, 2022
Glen C.
Always a fantastic experience and great service from the staff and the chefs never fail to deliver

Overall: 10/10
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Aug 15, 2022
Tracy N.
Excellent food and attentive, well informed staff. Great place for a special occasion. Wine was served in an un-chilled glass, but quickly rectified. Thank you for a lovely evening.

Overall: 10/10
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Aug 14, 2022
Cathy H.
Have visited the Dory severs times and never been disappointed

Overall: 10/10
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Aug 11, 2022
Alan H.
Excellent experience!

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Aug 10, 2022
Lynn N.
What a lovely experience! Fabulous food, drinks, and service in a beautiful location.

Overall: 10/10
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Aug 09, 2022
Euan S.
Amazing meal! Very friendly staff, great food and cocktail, lovely setting, fab artworks - can't wait to come back!

Overall: 10/10
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Aug 05, 2022
Kate C.
Had a super meal. Thank you.

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Aug 05, 2022
Harry T.
Loved this place. A warm friendly bistro, with helpful staff, relaxed atmosphere and the food was fantastic. Best of all were the freshly caught langoustines. Would go back for sure

Overall: 10/10
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Aug 04, 2022
Caroline M.
Loved it - we will be back!

Overall: 10/10
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Service: 8/10
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Aug 03, 2022
Judith H.
Superb meal as always. Lovely relaxed, happy atmosphere. We come here often and always say we should come more often. Thankyou to Ruth and the team.

Overall: 10/10
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Aug 03, 2022
Gordy W.
What a lovely family meal we had. Loved the bright and airy decor and easy ambiance. Food was excellent, and we had lobster, oysters, crab bisque, all of which transported us to great meals we'd enjoyed in the past, bringing back lovely memories. Thoroughly recommend The Dory.

Overall: 10/10
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Jul 30, 2022
Gina G.
Second visit to the Dory and just as good as the first. Excellent food and service. A lovely and relaxing atmosphere.

Overall: 10/10
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Jul 29, 2022
Adrienne A.
Fantastic meal and service every time!

Overall: 10/10
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Jul 29, 2022
Lynne M.
Superb! This was our third visit and it just keeps getting better

Overall: 10/10
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Jul 28, 2022
Angela D.
Excellent food and service as always

Overall: 10/10
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Value: 7/10
Jul 27, 2022
Eric W.
Great dining experience all round. Particularly helpful with dietary needs, they provided lots of delicious options. Lovely to look at at the harbour where our fish was landed.

Overall: 10/10
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Jul 26, 2022
Blythe R.
Delicious meal and incredible service. A wonderful dining experience

Overall: 10/10
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Jul 26, 2022
Susan W.
Really fantastic. The crab bisque was devine

Overall: 10/10
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Jul 25, 2022
Dorothy S.
It was really lovely. Delicious food. Thank you

Overall: 10/10
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Jul 25, 2022
Prudence P.
Excellent as always.

Overall: 10/10
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Jul 24, 2022
Henry M.
Straight 10s! Outstanding seafood served with a smile, couldn't ask for better.

Overall: 10/10
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Jul 23, 2022
Katy B.
Outstanding meal and drinks.

Overall: 10/10
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Jul 15, 2022
Jon C.
We had a wonderful early dinner at the Dory Bistro. The staff were so welcoming, efficient, chatty and up for a laugh. The menu was excellent and the food was superb as was our wine selection. A definite recommendation and we will definitely return.

Overall: 10/10
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Jul 13, 2022
Ward H.
We had a booking for a Sunday night and the experience was top notch! Great service! Faye and the team welcomed us like family. Lobster and the Sunday roast were specials and loved it. We had such a great time we booked for the next night. Usually closed on Monday but they had a special menu for open golf week! It even better. Tempura monkfish was perfect! Don’t miss this restaurant!

Overall: 10/10
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Jul 13, 2022
Nicole S.
Great service and very nice and welcoming staff!

Overall: 10/10
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Jul 13, 2022
Robert U.
Food was excellent as was service will definitely be back

Overall: 10/10
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Jul 11, 2022
Kate N.
The lunch was very enjoyable . We only had one course but that was because we're not big eaters. I had the summer vegetable risotto and it was delicious. I think the best risotto I've ever had and also one of the best main courses I've eaten.

Overall: 10/10
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Jul 10, 2022
Eleanor B.
A brilliant venue for dinner. Lovely setting, wonderful food and friendly, professional service. We’ve been before and will definitely return. The fish was cooked perfectly and there is a good choice.

Overall: 10/10
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Jul 06, 2022
Rosie N.
Absolutely excellent in every way

Overall: 10/10
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Jul 05, 2022
Susan M.
Had a lovely leisurely lunch, the food was delicious & the service fantastic.

Overall: 10/10
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Value: 8/10
Jul 04, 2022
Lorna B.
We thoroughly enjoyed every aspect of our visit

Overall: 10/10
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Jul 04, 2022
Tom S.
Excellent dinner

Overall: 10/10
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Jul 03, 2022
Nina B.
Very nice restaurant. Very delicious food and nice staff.

Overall: 10/10
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Jul 02, 2022
Karen W.
Excellent dining experience, service, menu and food all fabulous. We will return.

Overall: 10/10
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Jun 28, 2022
Hazel M.
Delicious food, excellent service and welcoming atmosphere - the perfect place to eat out!

Overall: 10/10
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Jun 28, 2022
Melanie M.
Loved everything. Staff were lovely, food fab. Lovely evening. Thanks

Overall: 10/10
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Jun 27, 2022
dawn d.
Always like to have a meal at Dory's when I am in that neck of the woods. The ratings I have given speaks for themselves