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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  Business Hours

Reservations Available

Monday
Tuesday
Closed - Restaurant
Wednesday
All Day - Restaurant 12:00 - 22:00  
Valid between: June 1, 2021 - Jan. 9, 2022
Lunch & early dinner 11:45 - 18:00  
Valid between: May 5, 2021 - May 31, 2021
Thursday
All Day - Restaurant 12:00 - 22:00  
Valid between: June 1, 2021 - Jan. 9, 2022
Lunch & early dinner 11:45 - 18:00  
Valid between: May 5, 2021 - May 31, 2021
Friday
All Day - Restaurant 12:00 - 22:00  
Valid between: June 1, 2021 - Jan. 9, 2022
Lunch & early dinner 11:45 - 18:00  
Valid between: May 5, 2021 - May 31, 2021
Saturday
All Day - Restaurant 11:45 - 22:00  
Valid between: June 1, 2021 - Jan. 9, 2022
Lunch & early dinner 11:45 - 18:00  
Valid between: May 5, 2021 - May 31, 2021
Sunday
All Day - Restaurant 11:45 - 22:00  
Valid between: June 1, 2021 - Jan. 9, 2022
Lunch & early dinner 11:45 - 18:00  
Valid between: May 5, 2021 - May 31, 2021

Customer Reviews & Ratings

Overall: 10/10
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Value: 10/10
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.


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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 21, 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.


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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 15, 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 15, 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.


Overall: 10/10
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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 07, 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.


Overall: 10/10
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Sep 07, 2020
Malcolm W.

Lovely restaurant. Excellent staff and food.


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Sep 06, 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 06, 2020
Hazel C.

Delicious fresh fish and shellfish in a lovely atmosphere, a perfect lunchtime treat


Overall: 10/10
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Sep 05, 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


Overall: 10/10
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Sep 02, 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 .


Overall: 10/10
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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.


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Aug 23, 2020
Graham M.

We had a lovely meal last night. The service and the food were excellent. The Dory has adapted well to the Covid restrictions and made the experience very enjoyable.


Overall: 10/10
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Aug 18, 2020
Carolyn H.

Can’t wait to come back again


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Aug 17, 2020
Catriona M.

Loved it


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Aug 15, 2020
Gabrielle R.

Amazing food - friendly helpful staff - really good night - already booked again


Overall: 10/10
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Aug 15, 2020
Claire D.

Gorgeous food in wonderful surroundings and pleasant, personable staff. Also, great cocktails! Due to covid guidelines, the front door is currently being kept open to maintain sufficient ventilation, so bring an extra layer if you're a cold person!


Overall: 10/10
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Ambiance: 8/10
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Aug 15, 2020
Elaine G.

The food served in this small restaurant is absolutely first class, and couldn’t be faulted in any way. The staff were friendly and social distancing and sanitising was best I’ve seen in any restaurant. Congrats to the owners and all the staff. Certainly be back next month


Overall: 10/10
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Aug 14, 2020
mark m.

Great food and friendly device.


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Aug 14, 2020
Susan M.

Staff really friendly and pleasant as always. Food beautiful


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Aug 11, 2020
Shirley M.

Food was fantastic with lovely welcoming staff. Will definitely be back


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Aug 11, 2020
Sara T.

Everything was perfect!


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Aug 06, 2020
Linda T.

Great service, fabulous food and excellent value with or without the Eat Out to Help Out discount.


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Aug 06, 2020
Ruth C.

We enjoyed everything about our experience and was great to get out again. Had full confidence in the Covid arrangements.


Overall: 10/10
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Aug 02, 2020
Susan M.

Great Service in a very comfortable and reassuring environment and delicious meal as always. Portions were perfect. Thank you


Overall: 10/10
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Aug 02, 2020
Stephen W.

First time back since Covid restrictions felt very safe and well treated. I had lunch with a Spanish friend who is a real foodie. He absolutely loved the mussels, I had Haddock which was excellent as was the Bisque starter. As always, great staff and service.


Overall: 10/10
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Aug 02, 2020
Bill C.

First time visit.....we’ll be back!


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Aug 02, 2020
Judith H.

Another great meal at the Dory. Food was delicious and staff worked extra hard to make us comfortable in these covid times.


Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 8/10
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Aug 01, 2020
Mhairi M.

So relaxed and wonderful food - thank you for making it all seem as normal as possible.


Overall: 10/10
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Aug 01, 2020
Adrienne A.

Lighting is a bit bright - otherwise everything was absolutely brilliant


Overall: 10/10
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Jul 27, 2020
Georgie Y.

Excellent service as usual - gives us confidence to return.


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Jul 25, 2020
Dot M.

The only negative comment would be that due to COVID, we could only see the art work in the room where we were sitting! However, we do appreciate these restrictions are unavoidable at present. The food was excellent! Would definitely recommend to others and hope to be back soon!