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Welcome to Amorist, Dunfermline’s premier Bistro Bar, with a 18 bedroom Hotel coming February 2024.
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Who We Are
About Us

Welcome to Amorist

 We humbly greet you at Amorist Bistro Bar, one of
Dunfermline’s finest, with an 18-bedroom Hotel opening in February 2024.
We offer our habitues and newcomers a wide selection of food
and drinks, exhibiting our hospitality accompanied by quality live music on a
constant basis.



Beloved Place
Unique Experience

We make unexampled organizations throughout the week to offer you a pleasant time in our cafe and bistro.

You can keep track of these events from our website and social media outlets.

It is crucial to make the reservations in advance and make the reservation solely on our website.

Amorist Bistro Bar

Who We Are

Welcome to Amorist, Dunfermline’s premier Bistro Bar, with an 18 bedroom Hotel opening February 2024.

We look after our many local customers, treating them to delicious food and drink, giving them top class hospitality, and laying on many quality live music acts to enjoy on a regular basis.

 We also hope to attract guests from all over Scotland and beyond to come to Dunfermline,  and experience our historic City.

 At Amorist you will find all day food  – breakfasts, snacks, home baking, lunches and evening dinners, all specially prepared with carefully selected ingredients to tantalise your tastebuds. We use a range of top class local suppliers who help us to ensure quality and freshness time after time.

 We also offer a most distinctive drinks menu which is an experience not to be missed, offering a wide ranging choice of gins, artisan beers, cocktails & wines. Our décor is unique and inviting, referencing our surroundings here in the ancient Capital of Scotland – the proud peacock, the symbol of the City, features in a beautiful mural across our bar area.

 The Amorist experience is about our friendly staff  – they look forward to serving you, and, most importantly, welcoming you back.

 Owner Nihat Oymak is very well known in Dunfermline, a multiple business owner, employer and entrepreneur. He is committed to putting Amorist and Dunfermline on the map.

Throughout the covid 19 pandemic Nihat made huge contributions to the local community, and has created new jobs through the Hotel which he is very excited to unveil.


The Historical Importance of Dunfermline for Scotland

A major service centre for West Fife, Dunfermline, the ancient Capital of Scotland, and its newest City following the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee gift, retains much of its historic significance, and is well worth a visit.

The town was first recorded in the 11th century, with the marriage of Malcolm III, King of Scots, and Saint Margaret at the church in Dunfermline. As his Queen Consort, Margaret established a new church which evolved into an Abbey under their son, David I in 1128. During the reign of Alexander I, the church – later to be known as Dunfermline Abbey – was firmly established as a prosperous royal mausoleum for the Scottish Crown. A total of eighteen royals, including seven Kings, were buried here from Queen Margaret in 1093 to Robert Stewart in 1420. King Robert the Bruce became the last of the seven Scottish Kings to be buried in 1329. His bones would eventually be re-discovered and re-buried in 1821, when the excavation of the grounds of what had formerly been the eastern section of the Abbey became the site for the new Abbey Church.

The City clearly has a long and proud association with monarchy. King Charles I was also born here. 


The Must See Places in Dunfermline


Dunfermline has a great mix of history and heritage on display, together with cultural hotspots and fantastic restaurants across many cuisines. One of the many jewels in its Crown is the fantastic open space that is Pittencrieff Park, more commonly known as The Glen, an amazing place to in which to walk, relax and explore. 

Make sure you visit the Peacock enclosure in Pittencrieff Park, where these beautiful birds are housed, although they can often be seen roaming the High Street, and often pay a visit to the shops! 

Check out the fascinating Dunfermline Abbey, a magnificent Norman Abbey, where the remains of King Robert the Bruce are buried – make sure you do a brass rubbing! The Palace ruins are also close by. Another local attraction is Abbot House in the Maygate, a museum, shop and café. The Maygate could certainly be called Dunfermline’s prettiest street.  

One of Dunfermline’s most famous sons is the industrialist Andrew Carnegie, the son of a poor Weaver who left Dunfermline to make his fortune in the States. His former home is now a museum and a statue of him can be seen in The Glen.

Carnegie never forgot his hometown or humble beginnings, gifting the town the magnificent Pittencrieff Estate which now contains the picturesque park.

If you enjoy the theatre, Dunfermline has two fine venues to offer you, the Carnegie Hall, named after Andrew Carnegie who helped fund many public buildings, and the Alhambra Theatre.  Rich in history, this stunning theatre was brought back to life several years ago, and is a real asset to the City.


Traditional Food and Drinks in Dunfermline and in Scotland


Surely Dunfermline’s most famous foodstuff is the delicious Stephens Bridie, a combination of pastry, steak and gravy which is extremely more-ish, not to mention multiple award winning.

The city has many famous bakers and confectioners, and their products are certainly well worth trying.

The area is also known for world-class, soft fruits and berries, as well as fresh fish and seafood, much of it from the East Neuk of Fife.

Fife also produces world class beef and venison.

 You can certainly discover the best of Scotland on a plate here in Dunfermline! 




Dunfermline is very well connected by bus, rail and road networks, making it a very accessible part of Scotland to get to, and in which to stay on a short break, significantly cheaper than the Capital. 

Trains run to Edinburgh very frequently from the main station of Inverkeithing, a short distance away, although you can also catch a train from Dunfermline as well. The main bus station is in the centre of the city, with buses heading off to all the major cities. There’s also the Park & Ride at Halbeath with plenty of parking. A direct link runs to Edinburgh airport.   If you’re travelling by car, you’re only 45 minutes from Glasgow, with other cities such as Stirling, Dundee and Perth easily accessible. 


Opening Hours
Monday - Friday 09:00 - 22:00
Saturday 11:00 - 00:00
Sunday 11:00 - 23:00

* Happy hour 17:00 - 21:00
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