Parkway Hotel Edinburgh
6 Abbotshall Road, Kirkcaldy, Fife, Scotland KY2 5PQ, United Kingdom
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There for a Christmas lunch in December 07. My first visit since new owners took over.
As these things go, it was above average, but then it was not cheap either. £26 for 3 courses (turkey etc) plus 2 glasses of wine.
The service was good & so are the surroundings. The food was good quality - not always the case at these functions!
It has a good location close to the town centre and the railway station.
Finally went back for dinner in August '10. Menu is a mixture of Indian and European food. My client and I both ordered Indian stuff, and mine was good. He seemed happy enough too. Quick friendly service.
The bar had to be "closed" early because a rowdy bunch of drunks from the function suite were trying to use it - in actual fact they kept it open and just told the drunks it had closed. Spoiled the atmosphere of course... Well, turkey I suppose. I would think of going back when the normal menu is available!
The chicken tikka is good too!
it was cold!
my plot - before cultivation!
restaurant seen from harbour
Travel Tips for Kirkcaldy
No, not Philadelphia Flyers - Fife Flyers!
Local ice hockey team - semi-pro until a couple of years ago, now a sad shadow of former glory.
Used to be a great Saturday night out, family or otherwise, with visiting teams from all over Britain & Ireland. Even remember the Romanian national team coming to play.
It was one of the top teams in Britain. Lots of warm clothing (its warm enough inside the rink when a big crowd is there, but its usually very cold when you leave).
Enough money for beer (before, during both intermissions, and at the end), the taxi home, and chips, sweets & fizzy drinks for kids (Saturday night, once-a-week treat)
Sitting on the shoreline and surrounded by Ravenscraig Park - the castle has seen better times. In recent years the structure has been damaged, and the levels of maintenance have varied due to funding. The castle has a long history -
The construction of the castle was started in March 1460; finished some four years later by James II. The plan had been to build two drum shaped towers with a gun platform connecting them. The east tower is 43 feet in diameter and the west is 38 feet. The west tower is beleived to be the the place of residence of Queen Mary of Gueldres after the death of her husband, King James.
In 1470 the castle was sold to Lord St Clair. The payment was in the form of an estate in Kirkwall and a title in the Orkneys. This is the same St Clair family who many know through the Da Vinci Code novel of Dan Brown. Locally the name of St Clair and Rosslyn are used quite freely - so could it be there is another Rosslyn Chapel, this one in Fife?
This is my home town and it is situated north of Edinburgh. Years ago it was a famous town for making linoleum and even to this day, we have a factory left producing it.
It is on the Fife coast and is handy for travelling to many places of interest, such as Falkland which has a beautiful palace. It is well worth a trip there. All the tiny fishing villages such as Pittenweem, Anstruther and Elie are very pictureque and are nearby too.
A nice place in town is the Beveridge Park and also the Adam Smith Theatre. Once a year, in April ,we have The Links Market which takes place on the Esplanade. This must be one of the oldest fairgrounds in Europe.
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