Masterchef The Professionals finalist Dean Banks has opened his first restaurant, Haar, in St. Andrews’ five-star Kinnettles Hotel.
The restaurant has undergone extensive renovations and now sports a marine-inspired look, with bespoke artwork and newly installed Moroccan tiles.
Haar’s menu will champion local and seasonal produce, and is set to change daily.
Said Dean, “It’s always been an ambition of mine to open a restaurant, and I’m thrilled with how my vision has come to life. We want our diners to enjoy a complete sensory experience at Haar, and every element from the food, to the decor to the drinks we serve have all been carefully curated to produce the very best experience possible.”
He continued, “I’m still looking for foragers, for surplus fruits and vegetables grown in St. Andrews gardens, for local farmers – to really serve up the very best of the region.
“We’re so fortunate to have access to world-class produce here in Fife, and I want to harness the very best of it. From lobsters landed only 11 miles away, to vegetables grown locally, our diners can expect to find them all on the menu.’