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.

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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

Events & Special Hours

Christmas & New Year opening times
Dec. 27, 2021 - Dec. 28, 2021 All Day 12:00 - 23:00
Hogmanay Dinner
Dec. 31, 2021 Dinner 19:30 - 23:45
New Year's Day
Jan. 1, 2022 All Day 12:00 - 22:00
Open 2022 Dinner
July 8, 2022 - July 18, 2022 Dinner 17:00 - 23:00
Open 2022 Lunch
July 8, 2022 - July 18, 2022 Lunch 12:00 - 4:00

Business Hours

Reservations Available
Monday
Tuesday
Closed - Restaurant
Wednesday
Wednesday December lunch 12:00 - 16:00
Valid between: Dec. 15, 2021 - Jan. 2, 2022
Wednesday lunch 2022 12:00 - 16:00
Valid between: April 6, 2022 - Jan. 8, 2023
Dinner 17:00 - 22:30
Valid between: May 19, 2021 - Jan. 2, 2022
Wednesday dinner 2022 17:00 - 22:30
Valid between: Feb. 9, 2022 - Jan. 8, 2023
Thursday
Thursday December lunch 12:00 - 16:00
Valid between: Dec. 15, 2021 - Jan. 2, 2022
Thursday lunch 2022 12:00 - 4:00
Valid between: April 6, 2022 - Jan. 8, 2023
Thursday dinner 2022 17:00 - 22:30
Valid between: Feb. 9, 2022 - Jan. 8, 2023
Dinner 17:00 - 22:30
Valid between: May 19, 2021 - Jan. 2, 2022
Friday
Lunch 12:00 - 16:00
Valid between: May 19, 2021 - Jan. 2, 2022
Friday lunch 2022 12:00 - 4:00
Valid between: Feb. 9, 2022 - Jan. 8, 2023
Dinner 17:00 - 22:30
Valid between: May 19, 2021 - Jan. 2, 2022
Friday dinner 2022 17:00 - 22:30
Valid between: Feb. 9, 2022 - Jan. 8, 2023
Saturday
Lunch 12:00 - 16:00
Valid between: May 19, 2021 - Jan. 2, 2022
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
Dinner 17:00 - 22:30
Valid between: May 19, 2021 - Jan. 2, 2022
Sunday
Lunch 12:00 - 16:00
Valid between: May 19, 2021 - Jan. 2, 2022
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
Dinner 17:00 - 21:30
Valid between: May 19, 2021 - Jan. 2, 2022
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Customer Reviews & Ratings

4.72 out of 5 stars based on 1671 votes

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Dec 03, 2021
Shelagh M.
Excellent all round! Can’t wait to go back

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Dec 02, 2021
Frank M.
Simply very good all round. Never disappoints.

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Nov 23, 2021
Ed S.
We had a wonderful dinner at the Dory on Saturday. The setting was relaxing and the service was excellent. We both sampled each course with different choices and we found all to be cooked from high quality ingredients, superbly prepared and nicely presented. For the main course I chose haddock and chips, a staple of the East Neuk of Fife. It may have cost a couple of quid more than your average pub offering but it was far superior. I had my fish prepared in breadcrumbs and it was succulent and tasty, devoid of the overwhelming smell of fat or oil that usually accompanies fish and chips. The peas tasted as if they had been picked locally that morning rather than industrially processed. My partner's duck was also very favourably received. The other courses were similarly of high quality. Restaurants where locals can enjoy great food without having to arrange a special overdraft facility have been thin on the ground for too many years in this corner of Fife with its abundance of fresh seafood and quality local ingredients. The Dory Bistro fits this niche really well and makes best use of its location at the centre of Pittenweem harbour. Highly recommended.

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Nov 23, 2021
Helen M.
This is my 2nd time at Dory Bistro and, as with the 1st visit, the food was delicious and service was great. I can’t wait to go back

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Nov 20, 2021
Louise B.
Great place for delicious food with friendly and welcoming service and the added bonus of paintings and prints to peruse and enjoy.

Overall: 10/10
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Nov 20, 2021
Annie m.
Fabulous as always

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Nov 18, 2021
Kathleen D.
Fantastic food, brilliant service and a relaxed ambiance. Love it!

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Nov 11, 2021
Fiona T.
Food was absolutely fresh and delicious. The langoustines were perfectly cooked and melted in the mouth. The duck was equally delicious and served with lovely roasted butternut squash. All in all tasty fresh food at good value.

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Nov 10, 2021
Molly H.
The Dory is a wonderful restaurant, the service is amazing, the food delicious and we had such a special night when we visited.

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Nov 07, 2021
Alick K.
Excellent food and service.

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Oct 28, 2021
John M.
Really enjoyed our visit to Dory, superb food in a great setting, if you are in the area don't miss it, highly recommended

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Oct 23, 2021
Kirsty N.
This was my first visit to The Dory restaurant.I was not disappointed, excellent choice of seafood .I could have eaten everything on the specials board!!!!.I also like that dogs are welcome at lunch time, ideal for when we come on holiday with the caravan.I will definitely be back soon and will highly recommend to friends.

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Oct 22, 2021
Robert T.
All very good - dont change anything

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Oct 21, 2021
Susan W.
Lovely little restaurant with warm friendly staff and delicious food. We enjoyed the food immensely and found it great value for money. Will definitely be back.

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Oct 19, 2021
Robert M.
Great charismatic food and good service. Only slight downside the single toilet and occasional holdups there, but that's a building issue, not the people involved. We'll be back!

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Oct 19, 2021
Robyn L.
This restaurant never fails to please - beautiful surroundings, relaxed atmosphere, delicious food and excellent service. Delivers every time on every level. Love it!

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Oct 17, 2021
Elaine H.
We’ve been living in Pittenweem for a year and have eaten at the Bistro on several occasions and each time our meal has been really good. We’ve taken along family and friends and they’ve really enjoyed it too. We’re moving from Pittenweem however still staying in Fife so the Bistro will certainly draw us back. The menu is varied and the food is freshly prepared and nicely presented. The staff are welcoming and friendly.

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Oct 16, 2021
Hazel O.
Excellent food, excellent service. Visited twice during our holiday

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Oct 16, 2021
Susan H.
Loved our night here. Delicious food, wine and cocktails. Lovely relaxed atmosphere and attentive staff. Muscles were perfectly cooked, lobster was lovely and sauce and chunky chips really tasty. Husband really enjoyed hot smoked salmon and then duck. He had chip envy so ordered his own portion. Desserts were really lovely. I didn’t get to try husbands tart tatin as it vanished so fast. My chocolate fondant was top notch. No complaints at all and can’t wait to return. Really lucky to have this near by

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Oct 11, 2021
Ann M.
Another delicious meal in the Dory, never fails to impress. The freshest seafood and home grown produce all so beautifully cooked. Can’t wait for the next visit.

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Oct 09, 2021
Montserrat L.
Lovely place, great food and very pleasant service!

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Oct 09, 2021
Deborah T.
We had a lovely Sunday lunch with my cousin who lives in Fife. We come over at least three times a year and will certainly be booking a meal at The Dory next time we visit!

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Oct 08, 2021
PHILIPPA D.
Just a perfect evening at the Dory last night! Interesting menu, reasonably priced, fabulous service and all very delicious. We will be back and will spread the word.

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Oct 08, 2021
Catherine M.
It is a joy to go somewhere without pretension and served the freshest, best food possible with a smile. Plenty of parking immediately outside. The premises have no steps at the entrance, everything is on the ground floor. Excellent access for the infirm. The toilets to the rear are equally accessible. Right on the harbour, good views of the boats and the Firth of Forth and Lothian, depending on the light. The lobster was straight from bucket to plate. Hake could not have been lighter. We had to wait for the brulee to be 'finished', decorated with the finest raspberries of the year. The chocolate cremeux did not disappoint. 2 course meal for 4, plus drinks and coffee £115. Money well spent.

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Oct 03, 2021
Steven B.
Always fantastic experience at the Dory, food is simply amazing and the staff. Can’t wait to return.

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Oct 03, 2021
Peter M.
A charming fish restaurant right by the harbour at Pittenweem. Friendly staff and superb food. What more could you ask?

Overall: 10/10
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Oct 03, 2021
Sam H.
Excellent food & service

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Oct 02, 2021
James G.
Food was superb as was service everything so fresh Jim Grandison

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Oct 01, 2021
Josephine L.
First at The Dory and hope to come. The food was first class and so was the service. Thanks.

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Sep 30, 2021
Heather M.
Absolutely marvelous food, with plates that are thoughtfully conceived and perfectly executed. Only the tiniest deduction because one member of our party has back issues and found the chairs uncomfortable, but in future we might call ahead to see if an accommodation might be possible. Highly recommend the Dory—one of the best restaurants locally and indeed in all of Fife and beyond!

Overall: 10/10
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Sep 29, 2021
Doreen M.
Excellent food and service. The squid and lovely salad were delicious and the hake was perfectly cooked as were the chips . I did enjoy the Buffalo Ice Cream too . We are returning with friends today .

Overall: 10/10
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Sep 26, 2021
Patricia M.
Amazing seafood especially the squid and the Isle of May mackerel. Thank you for a lovely lunch experience

Overall: 10/10
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Sep 25, 2021
Nicky F.
Excellent meal, service and ambience. We will be back soon.

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Sep 24, 2021
Aileen M.
I am Coeliac and require gluten free, the waitress’s where very aware what was available on the menu, and GF was clearly marked on the menu with lots of choice or dishes could be adapted, I would certainly recommend the Dory for anyone who needs to eliminate gluten from their diet.

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Sep 24, 2021
Evelyn B.
Fantastic dinner. Sunday roast was outstanding with melt in the mouth beef and the best roast potatoes I think I've ever tasted. Monkfish also excellent. Portions generous -especially desserts! Definitely recommended.

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Sep 24, 2021
David S.
Excellent in all respects. The food, timing between courses and service were perfect. Thank you.

Overall: 10/10
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Sep 24, 2021
Jacquie B.
Beautifully cooked food. Service was very good too.

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Sep 23, 2021
Maggie W.
Beautiful meal and fabulous blend of flavours Well done to Chef !!!

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Sep 23, 2021
Janie B.
Really warm welcome and staff exuded a calm air, the choice of food good and very tasty. Very reasonably priced. Would recommend it and will certainly visit again when we’re back in the area.

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Sep 22, 2021
Marion C.
Lovely venue to entertain a friend!

Overall: 10/10
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Sep 19, 2021
Diana C.
We had a great time. Loved the restaurant and the gallery.

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Sep 19, 2021
Dawn F.
We had a really lovely meal at The Dory. Each course was nicely presented and the hake and monkfish were delicious. The staff were attentive and very pleasant. We will definitely be back another time.

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Sep 18, 2021
Helen M.
We enjoyed simply everything about our lunch — from the simplicity of the online booking to the friendly staff and light and airy atmosphere. Most of all we enjoyed the delicious food. A definite recommendation. Excellent.

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Sep 17, 2021
Jen B.
Fantastic fresh food, lovely location and friendly staff.

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Sep 13, 2021
May C.
Spent a lovely evening here. Have no complaints whatsoever. Will be back next time we visit Pittenweem!!

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Sep 13, 2021
Rob M.
Lovely food staff venue. Local produce from the harbour across the road, doesn't get any better than their food.

Overall: 10/10
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Sep 12, 2021
Dorothy S.
I thought everything was really delicious but the hake portion was quite small and I could easily have eaten more. I would have liked to have had another veg as I don’t eat chips. However we will definitely be back so thank you.

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Sep 11, 2021
John M.
Fantastic as always and thanks to staff who put up with us staying too long after meal !

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Sep 11, 2021
Alan G.
A smashing restaurant in a delightful position in Pittenweem. The food is fresh and beautifully cooked, and the service is exemplary. We had such a great meal one evening that we booked for the following day too! Highly recommended

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Sep 10, 2021
Karen A.
Amazing food and fantastic service