casual gourmet dining

Casual Gourmet Dining in our bistro

Our Botanist bistro is perfect for casual dining on any evening. Our head chef, Phil Yates, changes the menu every season using the best in-season produce available from our local suppliers. We offer both classic favourites and more creative dishes. If you are celebrating a birthday, an engagement, a wedding anniversary or a family occasion we have a number of private dining rooms and promise to make the event special for you. On sunny days, you can dine on our terrace overlooking the garden.

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our head chef

Phil Yates

Phil Yates is Head Chef of Keavil House Hotel and manages the kitchen team of our Botanist bistro. Phil brings a wealth of experience to the cooking at Keavil House Hotel and has been serving up award winning dishes for over 20 years. Phil cooks with fresh local produce from Fife and Scotland and believes few places have a better natural larder than the farms, hills, seas and rivers of Scotland.

Our bistro menus are inspired by Phil’s belief that when dining out you should experience food that you don’t cook in your own home and that you should leave feeling satisfied and surprised.

Phil Yates - Our Head Chef
our Menus

Bistro Menus

Our Head Chef, Phil Yates, has created an all-day menu which offers classic favourites using local and Scottish produce. The menu also includes gourmet sandwiches, amazing burgers, delicious salads, 28 day aged prime steaks and homemade desserts and Scottish cheese. Our restaurant terrace and garden have tables for outside dining. The bistro at Keavil House is perfect for casual dining on any evening. A children’s menu is always available. You can make reservations online for dinner each evening from 6.00pm to 9.00pm. We also have private dining rooms for your special event.

Bistro events

Sunday Lunch April Menu

Basket of breads, butter, olive oil

Today’s freshly prepared soup
sourdough croutes

Classic king prawn cocktail
king prawns, crisp lettuce, bloody mary sauce

Chicken liver parfait
dressed leaves, piccalilli, toasted sourdough

Grilled goats’ cheese
panko crumb, apple & beetroot chutney, balsamic reduction


Today’s traditional Sunday roast
roast potatoes, seasonal vegetables

Seafood linguine
king prawns, calamari, mussels, chilli & tomato basil sauce

Fillet of haddock
ale battered, thin cut fries, mushy peas, tartare sauce

Vegetarian haggis pithivier (v)
honey roasted shallots, baby carrots, champ, Arran mustard cream

Supreme burger
6oz steak burger, red onion, Isle of Mull cheese,smoked bacon, dill cucumber, tomato relish


Dark chocolate & hazelnut roulade (v)
rum soaked Scottish berry compote

Sticky toffee pudding (v)
vanilla custard or vanilla ice cream

Apple & bramble crumble (v)
vanilla custard

2 scoops of ice cream (v)
vanilla, chocolate or strawberry,with fruit puree or chocolate sauce


Coffee and Tea with shortbread £3.00

Two courses: £25.00
Three courses: £30.00
Children 13yrs to 16yrs: £13.00 and £16.00
Children’s menu available for under 13 years

Special celebrations

The Botanist bistro is perfect for all types of celebrations and occasions. You can reserve a table for two for an anniversary or special occasion or you can reserve one of our private dining rooms for family & friends to celebrate birthdays, christenings, wedding anniversaries and retirements.

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