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April 30, 2018

The Rookery The Rookery has tremendous views over Carnoustie's golf courses. Pic: Facebook.

The Rookery Bar and Restaurant officially opens in Carnoustie today.

Specialising in Scottish ingredients and dishes, it is part of a new building, Links House, on Links Parade in the coastal town.

The Rookery has magnificent views over the golf courses and the sea. We will leave you to make your own jokes about a bird's eye view.

The award-winning chef Roy Brett is the Executive Chef at The Rookery and has created the menu. Head Chef, Chris Hazelton will be helming the kitchen and delivering the menu on a day-to-day basis.

Regular readers will know that Chef Brett previously worked with Rick Stein and is the chef patron at Edinburgh's Ondine seafood restaurant.

Along with fishmonger Gary Welch, the chef is also the co-owner of the soon-to-open Fishmarket at Newhaven.

The Rookery: local produce

Returning to Carnoustie, the menu at The Rookery is packed with Arbroath Smokies, East Neuk chowder, Angus beef, East Coast lobster, Dundee Cake and more.

The underlying ethos is to marry classic cooking techniques with the very best local produce.

Open seven days a week, 8am to 10pm, the restaurant will offer breakfast, lunch, dinner and all points in between.

Now, you certainly don't have to be a golfer to enjoy Carnoustie. But it helps.

As well as The Rookery, Links House has a pro shop and seven state-of-the-art golf simulators.

The simulators will allow golfers, visitors and locals to play and practice golf inside. Handy over the winter months when daylight is limited.

Located just yards from the first tee of the World-Famous Championship course, users will have twelve simulated courses to choose from. These include the Carnoustie Championship Course, Wentworth and Pebble Beach.

Big Deal on spa day at Carnoustie Golf Hotel

If you are tempted to point the sat-nav at Carnoustie then you may be interested in a Big Deal which we are currently running.

It is a one or two person deal for a spa experience with a light lunch at the Carnoustie Golf Hotel. The offer includes a 45 minute spa treatment.

It would be ideal for a day out for a party that included both golfers and sane non-golfers.

The non-golfers could take advantage of the Big Deal and head for the spa. The golfers could play Pebble Beach on the simulators and then everyone could meet up and test drive the menu at The Rookery.