The Crusoe Hotel, Lower Largo

Another Saturday on-call meant another bar lunch in Fife so today we decided to visit Lower Largo.

Lower Largo is an old fishing village famous as the birthplace of Alexander Selkirk who was a Scottish sailor who spent more than four years as a castaway after being marooned on an uninhabited island in the South Pacific Ocean. Ring any bells? He was the inspiration for Daniel Defoe’s Robinson Crusoe so it will come as no surprise to you that there is a hotel called The Crusoe and it was here that we chose to dine today.  It was a lovely day to lunch outside, which you can, on the pier as well as on benches just outside the bar door but we chose to dine inside as it was quieter (and because Fife weather is as changeable as a teenager’s moods).

Crusoe-PANOThe menu was pretty standard with fish and chips, burgers, steak pie, chicken supreme and curry all around the tenner mark or you could fork out £21.95 for the 8oz ribeye steak. There was also a daily special menu however I decided to go for the Robinson Crusoe burger with grilled Monteray Jack cheese, chorizo, chilli, chips, relish and salad. OH went for the Curry of the Day which was Chicken Balti.

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The first thing OH said after starting his meal was “I think I just swallowed a clove.” I have to admit the look on his face confirmed it. When I asked him later how the balti was he said it was bland in places and the sauce was a bit thin but it was alright.

My burger was missing any sign of chorizo but otherwise was a decent burger and to it’s credit the roll didn’t disintegrate as they often do.  OH kindly finished off my chips for me as I got a bit bored with them.

The location of The Crusoe is fantastic and the food is good – not great – but good enough for a £20 bar lunch. I actually love the bar –  the way it’s decorated, the pool table and the 2 large screen TVs with Sky, which all make it a great place to spend a Saturday afternoon watching sport.  The outdoor seating area looks like a great place to waste some time with a cold bottle of white wine so do pay it a visit….Alexander Selkirk…and if you do make sure you take some time to wander along the road to see the statue of Alexander Selkirk and then keep walking so you can spend some time on the beach too.



Edit – Sunday evening 6pm. I’ve just cooked brisket with roast root vegetables for dinner and (completely unprovoked) OH said he liked it way better than his chicken balti.

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