Christmas and Hogmanay

Celebrate the festive season in style at The Shoregate.

Let The Shoregate be the backdrop to your unforgettable Christmas.

Join us for seasonal feasts in the bar or dining room that merge tradition with culinary innovation. Raise a glass or two (or three) in front of the fire with friends and family, or pop in for our Christmas session night on the 28th for some traditional music – full opening hours below.

Festive group menu

Available from 1st December until Christmas Eve lunchtime.

Whether you’re planning an intimate business dinner or a grand festive party with colleagues, our Festive menu for groups offers exciting and varied dishes all your party are sure to love. Rich in traditional Scottish flair with a modern twist, all our food is created with the freshest seasonal ingredients sourced from local suppliers wherever possible.

We can cater for parties of up to 30 for lunch or dinner. You can book online for groups up to 6, or for more details and to book for groups of 7 or more, please email or call 01333 451 815.

Christmas session night

In the bar from 8pm on Thursday 28th. No mics, no amps, just musicians, singers and people who like to listen to songs and tunes old and new.

Hogmanay dinner

As the final days of the year wane, The Shoregate prepares for the grandest of Scottish celebrations.

Our spectacular seven course tasting menu  brings together the familiar with the contemporary, celebrating the very best of the produce from Fife and beyond. We’re pushing the boat out even further this year with new dishes to delight the tastebuds. In addition to our omnivorous menu, we have a full vegetarian option created with the same care and attention to detail.

We will book up quickly so to secure your table, please email us with name, phone number, your party size and preferred time. We will  call you back to confirm and take a booking deposit.

New Year

On 1st and 2nd of January we’ll be kicking off the New Year with an all day celebration menu in both the restaurant and bar from 12.30pm to 5pm. Featuring a traditional roast and local specialities, bring your friends, bring the family and see out the day after the night before.

To reserve your table in the dining room (children very welcome, but no dogs), or the bar (children and/or dogs both very welcome) you can book below for parties of up to 6:


To book for 6 or more, please call us on 01333 451 815 during opening hours or email us.

Although we don’t have a dedicated children’s menu, we are always happy to adapt our dishes for younger tastebuds and appetites on request.


Until 23rd December: normal hours

Christmas Eve:
The bar and restaurant will be open for extended lunch from 12.30 until 5pm. The bar will then continue to be open for drinks only until 9pm.

Christmas Day and Boxing Day:
CLOSED to allow our team to spend Christmas with their friends and families.

Wednesday 27th:
The bar will be open from 3pm for drinks only. We will not be serving food today.

Thursday 28th, Friday 29th and Saturday 30th:
Open as normal for lunch and dinner.
Join us for our session night on Thursday evening from 8pm.

New Years Eve:
The bar will be open as normal from 12 with lunch served from 12:30pm – 3pm. The dining room will be shut for lunch.

In the evening, the restaurant will be serving our Hogmanay seven course tasting menu dinner, and the bar will be open until the early hours.

1st and 2nd Jan:
We will be serving our New Years family lunch menu in both the bar and restaurant from 12.30pm until 6pm. The bar will then stay open as normal.

3rd Jan – 30th Jan:
We will be CLOSED for annual holiday.

Wednesday 31st Jan:
The bar will open for drinks only from 3pm. Session night from 8pm

Thursday 1st Feb:
The bar will open for drinks only from 3pm.

Friday 2nd Feb onwards – open as normal

Reservations for our Christmas, Hogmanay and New Year celebrations fill up quickly. To experience the best of Crail food and drink over the festive season, book your table now.