The Dory Bistro & Gallery

15 East Shore, Pittenweem KY10 2NH

$25 - $50 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,

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  Events & Special Hours

Christmas & New Year opening times
Dec. 27, 2021 - Dec. 28, 2021
All Day 12:00 - 23:00 |  
Hogmanay 2021-2022
Dec. 31, 2021 - Dec. 31, 2022
All Day 12:00 - 16:00 |  
Hogmanay Dinner
Dec. 31, 2021
Dinner 19:30 - 23:45 |  
New Year's Day
Jan. 1, 2022
All Day 12:00 - 18:00 |  
Open 2022
July 8, 2022 - July 18, 2022
Lunch 12:00 - 4:00 |  
Open 2022
July 8, 2022 - July 18, 2022
Dinner 17:00 - 23:00 |  

  Business Hours

Reservations Available

Monday
Mondays from July 12:00 - 12:00  
Valid between: July 1, 2021 - July 1, 2021
Tuesday
Closed - Restaurant
Wednesday
Lunch 12:00 - 16:00  
Valid between: May 19, 2021 - Jan. 9, 2022
Dinner 17:00 - 22:30  
Valid between: May 19, 2021 - Jan. 9, 2022
Thursday
Lunch 12:00 - 16:00  
Valid between: May 19, 2021 - Jan. 9, 2022
Dinner 17:00 - 22:30  
Valid between: May 19, 2021 - Jan. 9, 2022
Friday
Lunch 12:00 - 16:00  
Valid between: May 19, 2021 - Jan. 9, 2022
Dinner 17:00 - 22:30  
Valid between: May 19, 2021 - Jan. 9, 2022
Saturday
Lunch 12:00 - 16:00  
Valid between: May 19, 2021 - Jan. 9, 2022
Dinner 17:00 - 22:30  
Valid between: May 19, 2021 - Jan. 9, 2022
Sunday
Lunch 12:00 - 16:00  
Valid between: May 19, 2021 - Jan. 9, 2022
Dinner 17:00 - 21:30  
Valid between: May 19, 2021 - Jan. 9, 2022

Customer Reviews & Ratings

Overall: 10/10
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Value: 10/10
Jun 14, 2021
William L.
Great meal. Lovely setting. Staff very nice. Highly recommended

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Jun 14, 2021
Alan B.
Our second visit whilst holidaying in the area, beautiful food once again in lovely bistro with friendly efficient service.

Overall: 10/10
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Jun 12, 2021
Janice M.
The food was exceptional . I didn't want my experience eating the monkfish to end ! And the service great - very friendly . My only disappointment was that I noticed some wonderful cards ( on my way to the toilet !) and I thought I could just look in the gallery and buy some . But when we went next door it was a continuation of the restaurant . With the Covid restrictions I didn't want to go back in . I saw pictures on the website but sadly no cards !

Overall: 10/10
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Jun 09, 2021
robert m.
excellent

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Jun 02, 2021
Beth K.
Always very good.

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May 31, 2021
Ross A.
What a fabulous place. Great food and service, and right on the Harbour front.

Overall: 10/10
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May 28, 2021
kenneth s.
Everything was excellent. The food was fresh and tasty.

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May 24, 2021
Phil & Sue T.
You have a great team producing very fine food. The menu is creative, broad enough and served with friendly smiles at the right place. At the end of the evening the price is a pleasant surprise too. Add in the gallery and this is a great spot to dine. We'll be back, and we'll be recommending widely.

Overall: 10/10
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May 22, 2021
Anna S.
We had an excellent meal at the Dory. Thoughtful menu using local produce, friendly helpful staff, and good value for the high quality food on offer.

Overall: 10/10
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May 22, 2021
Norman M.
Great food, fine service, and very friendly atmosphere. Great to be back !!

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May 22, 2021
Grace T.
Lovely food and staff

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May 21, 2021
Ron A.
Beautiful late lunch . Some great options of wine by the glass . Can’t recommend highly enough .

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May 18, 2021
Patricia S.
Lovely food in a lovely setting

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May 16, 2021
Alan S.
Our lunch was absolutely excellent with an interesting menu and excellent food well presented. The staff were helpful and the service was very prompt. The whole experience was first class

Overall: 10/10
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May 16, 2021
Ward M.
A really excellent meal - beautifully fresh seafood served simply for us. Will definitely be going back, this time with a bottle of wine thrown in for good measure!

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 7/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 8/10
May 15, 2021
Paul F.
A short menu but imaginative, local and seasonal, with options to suit all tastes. The cooking was on-point. Service was friendly and efficient. A lovely relaxed ambience.

Overall: 10/10
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May 13, 2021
Alice G.
Fantastic, locally-sourced and thoughtfully-prepared dishes cooked to perfection and beautifully presented by a friendly and efficient team. The restaurant is situated right on the harbour front, so you can almost reach out and touch the fishing boats that have landed what you are about to eat. And when you aren't busy enjoying the food you can feast your eyes on the restaurant's amazing artwork by local artists.

Overall: 10/10
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May 09, 2021
Dorothy A.
So great to be back! Excellent as usual!

Overall: 10/10
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May 08, 2021
Alistair M.
This is Scotland's top seafood eatery for quality, ambience and location!

Overall: 10/10
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May 07, 2021
Montserrat L.
Everything was excellent, a real joy to be able to be back to one of our favourite restaurants. The only thing we missed was the calamari among the starters, they were so good...

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Dec 24, 2020
Ruth H.
We had a lovely time. Everything was superb. Will be back when we can!

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Nov 08, 2020
Margaret M.
We had a lovely lunch - the food was delicious, the service was efficient and friendly. The restaurant was very much geared up to be Covid secure and it felt safe to be eating there. We'll definitely be back again.

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Nov 07, 2020
Paul G.
A fantastic experience from beginning to end. Friendly efficient service and great food, from the Cumbrae oysters, via the bisque and the chanterelle mushrooms on toast, everything cooked perfectly. We still managed to squeeze in a sticky toffee pudding with amazing home made ice cream. Couldn't fault anything.

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Oct 25, 2020
Laura M.
Lovely food, great service and all COVID-19 protocols in place. Would recommend to anyone visiting Pittenweem.

Overall: 10/10
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Oct 24, 2020
Ruth F.
Really lovely meal - we’ll be back for sure!

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Oct 20, 2020
Robert M.
We've been before and it lived up to everything we expected so I'm not going to mark anything down. The Covid restrictions were well managed although this inevitably affected the ambience, and service was slower than I remembered, but worth the wait!

Overall: 10/10
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Sep 28, 2020
Dawn N.
Everything we ate was delicious and the service was excellent.

Overall: 10/10
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Sep 25, 2020
Pauline P.
Staff worked really hard to keep us safe and it was lovely to have attentive service from more mature staff. A little haven in these difficult times.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 7/10
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Sep 25, 2020
Graham B.
We were recommended to try the Dory Bistro by friends and we were not disappointed. Great food and ambience.

Overall: 10/10
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Sep 25, 2020
Fiona W.
Fantastic food, service and views, I’ll be back!

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Sep 23, 2020
Sandy K.
Excellent as always. Highly recommended

Overall: 10/10
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Sep 22, 2020
Marea G.
ambiance and service (super friendly as well as efficient) are both A + I don’t think you could improve on those, even though it wasn’t possible to see all the artwork because of covid-19. The menu presented a few problems for us: I’m sure the shellfish options are delicious but I eat only fish with fins and a tail and my friend is vegetarian, so our choices were rather limited, especially with a second visit the same week (yes we do really like it there!). This may seem an unfair criticism and so it would be in a town with many dining establishments, but that’s not the case in Pittenweem. There are so many holiday homes and rentals we can’t be the only visitors with this experience, and surely the Dory wouldn’t be compromising its branding as a destination seafood restaurant if it offered a really good vegetarian main dish and not the pasta+tomatoes minus the clams my friend was offered? And why does the plain breaded/battered fish come with chips and peas (really!). On the first visit I asked for the monkfish to be served without the prosciutto and black pudding, and was given some delicious kale instead, so you have the capability! But it was great that the Dory was open as we had such nice memories from last year.

Overall: 10/10
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Sep 21, 2020
Ron A.
Loved everything about it

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Sep 18, 2020
Angela C.
Really enjoyed my meal.

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Sep 18, 2020
Shiona I.
Thoroughly enjoyed our lunch at The Dory. The service was great and the food delicious. Would recommend and will be back when next in the area.

Overall: 10/10
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Sep 16, 2020
Sarah H.
We had a delicious lunch. The staff were both professional and nice and when you asked about the food their descriptions of where and how the various fish were caught were fascinating. The provenance of the salad and vegetables was local and you could taste the freshness and the chef was excellent, knew how to cook (not overcook!) fish and seafood and delicate touches in the dressings. Bingo! We are definitely coming back!

Overall: 10/10
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Sep 16, 2020
Melanie D.
Excellent food in perfect size portions, very friendly staff, really working hard to provide an enjoyable and relaxing meal out, despite the current restrictions, and everywhere was spotlessly clean. Thank you to all

Overall: 10/10
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Sep 16, 2020
Linda H.
Enjoyed a fabulous night in The Dory . From the initial online booking to feeling safe in these testing times , we had a lovely experience. The menu was extensive with many excellent choices and with the wine we chose, all in all a really excellent meal . Many thanks to your staff . Efficient and all done with advice and a warm smile in a relaxed manner .

Overall: 10/10
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Sep 15, 2020
Arlene M.
Enjoyed a delicious lunch in the Dory. Clean, welcoming and safe environment. Well done for maintaining such high standards.

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Sep 13, 2020
Alison F.
Absolutely excellent evening...nothing to fault at all.

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Sep 12, 2020
Gillian McLaren S.
Our first visit sitting in and will definitely be back. Bring back the rhubarb cake please!

Overall: 10/10
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Sep 08, 2020
Mairi M.
We had an excellent meal. The food was very high quality and the staff attentive but didn’t rush us. Would recommend it. Hope to return soon.

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Sep 08, 2020
Malcolm W.
Lovely restaurant. Excellent staff and food.

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Sep 07, 2020
Sue B.
First time and very impressed. Good table spacing to distance diners. Great wine selection, divine seafood, fab artwork on the walls. Lovely, relaxed vibe. Prompt, friendly service without rushing you. Loved it! We’ll be back!

Overall: 10/10
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Sep 07, 2020
Hazel C.
Delicious fresh fish and shellfish in a lovely atmosphere, a perfect lunchtime treat

Overall: 10/10
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Sep 06, 2020
Beth C.
Amazing food, great atmosphere. We had a lovely evening and hope to return when we come back to the area.

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Sep 04, 2020
Margaret D.
First time but not the last food was great and staff very friendly and welcoming

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Sep 03, 2020
Tracey S.
A wonderful lunch time visit. Having been in two lockdown ... I live in Aberdeen... it was a delight to be back out enjoying such a wonderful meal. The bouillabaisse was fantastic with real depth of flavour. Both my monkfish and Mums haddock Were deliciously fresh and cooked to perfection. Can’t wait to return on our next visit .

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Sep 01, 2020
Jayne M.
Fabulous food cannot fault it and looking forward to going again!

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Aug 25, 2020
Robert B.
Friendly staff and great food.