Masterchef: The Professionals finalist Dean Banks has opened his first independent restaurant venture inside the five-star Kinnettles Hotel in St Andrews.
Located on the main floor of the hotel, the restaurant has undergone extensive renovations in recent weeks, and now sports a new marine-inspired look, with bespoke artwork and newly installed Moroccan tiles.
Banks said of Haar: “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.
Haar’s menu will champion the very best of local and seasonal produce, and is set to change daily, with influences from the Far East, South America and Europe.
In addition to serving an ever-changing seasonal menu, Banks has developed a partnership with the Arbroath-based Arbikie, and a number of fine wines will be available to order by the glass, and he is continuing to look for opportunities to celebrate the local.