Ampersand’s stunning new café overlooking the 1st tee at the famous Old Course to celebrate the return of The Open Championship to ‘the home of golf’Ampersand is about to unveil its ‘Café at the Museum’ as the icing on the cake of a stunning new development at the British Golf Museum in St Andrews. It opens as sporting eyes worldwide turn their collective gaze to the Old Course - the home of golf - which plays host to the 144th Open Championship in July.
Few golfing venues have existed for longer, yet fewer have made a greater contribution to the game’s development, and none has hosted this world-famous Championship on more occasions. Ampersand plans to showcase its new café while St Andrews is the focus of global media and visitor attention.
With 78 covers indoors and a further 60 al fresco on an adjoining terrace, Ampersand’s menu celebrates Scottish cuisine and takes its inspiration from the astonishingly high quality ingredients produced throughout the region. Contemporary classics such as Ham hock & leek pie, ‘haggis neeps & tatties’, and Arbroath smoky fishcakes are accompanied by produce from local suppliers including the St Andrews Brewing Company, Fisher & Donaldson bakery, and Anster St Andrews cheddar.
The remodeled British Golf Museum - including the new café - sits alongside and provides commanding views of The Royal and Ancient Clubhouse, the 1st tee of the legendary Old Course and a panorama of the West Sands beach. This architecturally stunning building was designed by the award-winning architect, Richard Murphy, as part of a major refurbishment of the world’s most comprehensive collection dedicated to the history of golf.
Angela Howe, Director of the British Golf Museum, said: “the café extension marks a new chapter in the museum’s history. The Café at the Museum perfectly reflects our vision for the future of the museum and the menu is wonderful. We are particularly proud of all the Scottish produce we have been able to include. Do come and try it!”
Ampersand Managing Director Paul Jackson, said: “this is the moment we have waited for. The Open is the most prestigious event in golf and the R&A is the home of the sport, so to be opening The Café at the Museum and serving diners who visit us is a privilege.”