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
dr john adamson m.d.
Dr John Adamson, a Physician and pioneer Photographer, took the first calotype portrait in 1841.
st andrews post office
The building became the main St Andrews Post Office in 1907. The picture shows preparations for war in 1939.
the adamson restaurant
The proud opening of The Adamson Restaurant & Bar. Named after John Adamson a famed St Andrean.
the adamson bar
The Adamson Bar extends into the original Sorting Office offering a contemporary, chic space.
As an award-winning restaurant, we are always looking for ways to ensure continuous improvement.
We develop and maintain strong relationships with local suppliers who provide provenance and consistent, sustainable, high quality produce for our exciting seasonal menus.
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.
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.
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.
David has gained over 14 years of experience in some of Scotland’s finest restaurants, ranging from 3 Rosette to 1 Michelin Star. He now brings his wealth of knowledge and passion for food to The Adamson as our Head Chef.
Assistant 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.
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.
Kimberley graduated with an Arts Degree from Glasgow University. After working in administrative roles for large corporations such as PricewaterhouseCoopers and BNP Paribas, Kimberley joins us as an executive assistant to the management team.