About Cardoon (Dunfermline)
great place for a relaxing Sunday Lunch.A bit off the beaten track, otherwise great value food and service.
Another lovely lunch at the Cardoon.
This is the third time we've been to the restaurant this time with more family. Food choice is always excellent and the head waiter is very helpful and you can tell that he is passionate about his job. Had another lovely lunch
Modern Scottish restaurant in Dunfermline
Part of the BEST WESTERN PLUS Keavil House Hotel in Crossford, Cardoon Restaurant is a modern Scottish restaurant and the proud holders of an AA Rosette. The smart, contemporary dining room has a conservatory dining area which overlooks the hotel gardens. The warm welcome of the staff is a common theme in reviews.
Locally sourced, freshly prepared dishes
The chefs at Cardoon are keen advocates of using fresh, seasonal and locally sourced ingredients in their dishes. The insistence on seasonality means that the menus change regularly. What unites them all is the wide use of Scottish produce.
Typical starters might be the pressed Ayrshire smoked ham shank terrine or the steamed West Coast mussels in a white wine and parsley cream. Interestingly, Cardoon offers a selection of lighter main courses such as seared squid served with stir-fried vegetables, noodles and crunchy wasabi peas.
There is a grill section of grass-fed, dry-aged Scottish steaks plus an appetising range of inventive main courses like the roast haunch of venison with buttered mash, beetroot fondants, cranberry and nut granola plus a rich thyme sauce. More traditional options might be the beer-battered fillet of haddock with thin-cut fries.
Speciality themed dishes complement the dinner menu on Tuesday and Wednesday evenings while popular buffet lunches sit alongside the regular set lunch menu at the weekends.
Dunfermline transport and attractions
BEST WESTERN PLUS Keavil House Hotel is in Crossford, Dunfermline. The hotel has ample free parking and is around a thirty minute drive from Edinburgh. The nearest railway station is Inverkeithing, a ten minute taxi from the hotel. Numerous golf courses and coastal walks are among the nearby attractions.