White Rabbit to launch three dining concepts at new-look Rusacks St Andrews next month


Hospitality development platform White Rabbit Projects will launch three dining concepts – 18, The Bridge and One Under Bar –  at Rusacks St Andrews next month  – the newly renovated luxury hotel as part of Marine & Lawn Hotels & Resorts. They were originally set to open in July and will be led by inaugural BBC MasterChef Derek Johnstone who won in 2008.

White Rabbit’s hospitality portfolio includes Lina Stores, Kricket and Island Poké and the 120-bedroom hotel, which overlooks the 18th green at the Old Course, has undergone a major renovation, including the transformation of its food and beverage offer.

Destination rooftop and Scottish restaurant, 18, will specialise ‘in the very best seasonal local produce.’.  The ground floor will house The Bridge, a more casual all-day dining option that continues the theme of championing Scottish produce. Completing the new offering is One Under Bar, an underground bar.

Johnstone joins Rusacks St Andrews from Borthwick Castle, where he was twice runner-up in National Chef of the Year and was shortlisted for Scottish Chef of the Year at the 2021 CIS Excellence Awards.

Marine & Lawn collection is owned by Adventurous Journeys Capital Partners, and it has two additional Scottish golf properties – Marine North Berwick and Marine Troon, with the latter relaunching next spring.

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