The Smoked Thistle began when Rob and Blair, two long-time BBQ obsessed friends, decided to launch a food truck. Having both trained as chefs before leaving the industry, the pair harboured a shared interest in applying traditional American BBQ techniques to Scottish produce and, faced with a winter in pandemic lockdown, they decided to bring their vision to life.
Throughout the journey Rob, Blair, and the team have maintained the core desire to showcase traditional American BBQ and other classic dishes in an ethical and sustainable way. To that end, they try their best to source produce from premium local producers, keep their supplier and carbon footprints small, and to reduce the environmental impact where possible. Rob and Blair believe that their employees are the backbone of the business and do their best to pay each a fair wage, provide continuing education opportunities within the hospitality industry, and take the time to understand and help everyone achieve their goals.
We offer two incredible and unique dining experiences. Our Diners welcome guests into a cosy and friendly atmosphere perfect for enjoying a hearty meal or gabbing over a coffee and cake. Classic American BBQ, our signature burgers, irresistible sides, and house-made desserts ensure that there’s something for everyone.
Our menu showcases the best Fife steaks finished on an open flame, Fife Bay seafood, and locally sourced produce. Guests will dine at hand-crafted tables and enjoy sunset streaming through the window wall or be bathed in glow from the fireplace creating a space that is perfect for date-night, a special meal, or a treat for the family.
We believe food is best shared with family and friends and that always includes the kids. Our children’s menu is home-made daily and features favourites sure to tempt even the pickiest eaters.
We offer collection from all our Diners. Delivery can also be ordered from our Craigtoun Meadows Holiday Park location. Thistle’s Farm Shop also makes your shopping a breeze with a collection service for your grocery staples, gift baskets, breakfast hampers and more.