About Us

In the heart of St Andrews at 127 South Street, The Adamson is the perfect place to eat, drink and socialise. Throughout 2019, The Adamson is creating a set of seasonal menus as part of the restaurant’s dedication to using the freshest ingredients and commitment to sustainability with our suppliers. We continue to support & train new talent entering the industry and participate each November in the St Andrews Food & Drink Festival.

Founded in 2012 by Managing Director Julie Lewis and Director Graham Dalton, The Adamson occupies a historic site in the town. The property was originally home to the Adamson family in the early 1800s. Their eldest son, Dr. John, was a physician and pioneer photographer. He took the first calotype portrait in Scotland in 1841.

Restaurant & Bar

The restaurant’s menus are inspired by classic brasserie cooking with a contemporary twist and they display a strong seasonal influence. Delicious dishes are complimented by a well-balanced selection of wines, spirits, and cocktails.

The Adamson Story

1860

1860
dr john adamson m.d.

Dr John Adamson, a Physician and pioneer Photographer, took the first calotype portrait in 1841.

1939

1939
st andrews post office

The building became the main St Andrews Post Office in 1907. The picture shows preparations for war in 1939.

2012

2012
the adamson restaurant

The proud opening of The Adamson Restaurant & Bar. Named after John Adamson a famed St Andrean.

2015

2015
the adamson bar

The Adamson Bar extends into the original Sorting Office offering a contemporary, chic space.


awards

As an award-winning restaurant, we are always looking for ways to ensure continuous improvement.


suppliers

We develop and maintain strong relationships with local suppliers who provide provenance and consistent, sustainable, high quality produce for our exciting seasonal menus.

 

The Adamson

People

 

Our team is dedicated to create an enjoyable and memorable dining experience for all our guests, achieving excellence using locally sourced produce and the highest standards of service.

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Julie Lewis

Managing Director

Julie graduated with a degree in Hospitality Management. She has a wealth of experience from TGI Fridays, Mitchell and Butlers, The Scottish Galleries, Coffee Republic, Living Ventures and Martin Wishart. Julie is driven by health and sustainability.

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Graham Dalton

Director

Graham graduated with a degree in Management and then completed a Postgraduate Diploma in Musical Theatre. Graham returned to the commercial sector in communications and sales and marketing in London and New York.

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Liam Carson

General Manager

Liam’s career in hospitality has progressed, as he has gained considerable experience in hotels, restaurants, and bars. He is committed to high standards of service and guest satisfaction.

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Andrew Manson

Executive Chef

Andrew has 20 years experience in high-quality restaurants throughout the UK and Spain. He has had the opportunity to work with some top international chefs and is passionate never to compromise on standards.

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Simon Kelman

Head Chef

Simon has over 15 years experience in excellent restaurants. His leadership brings great strength and creativity to the kitchen brigade. Seafood is a particular passion and Simon is delighted with the wonderful east neuk larder.

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Lacey Boyd

Assistant General Manager

 Lacey graduated in Events Management and has worked in Hospitality throughout the UK. Lacey’s experience will be extremely important in restaurant management and our growing events capability.

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Monika Langner

Office Manager

Monika qualified in Philosophy with Social Communication. She has a very diverse background in agriculture, retail, leisure, hospitality and IT. Monika’s management and financial experience is a great asset to The Adamson.