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Vic Pub\Kitchen and Social Club

) #45 of 104 Restaurants in St Andrews $$ - $$$ , , British
1 St. Marys Place, St Andrews KY16 9UY, Scotland
+44 1334 476964
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Overview
  • Excellent49%
  • Very good25%
  • Average11%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible8%
Travellers talk about
“burger” (87 reviews)
“curly fries” (7 reviews)
“fajitas” (9 reviews)
Open Now
All hours
CUISINES
Grill, Bar, British, Pub, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
PRICE
$$ - $$$
RATINGS
Service
Food
Value
Atmosphere
LOCATION
1 St. Marys Place, St Andrews KY16 9UY, Scotland
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1 - 10 of 312 reviews

Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Looked this place up on the internet as we needed a place that was child friendly! And this is what popped up! Apart from having a kids menu i wouldn't recommend this place at all! The two female server's were not great at all! The...More

Thank Elaine D
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

After a great golfing holiday with my friend and our husbands, my friend and I came into the Vic for some food, even though we had heard mixed reviews. The staff working were so friendly and welcoming and the food was exactly what we wanted!...More

Thank amandajones1960
VicCafe, Manager at Vic Pub\Kitchen and Social Club, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi, Amanda. We hope you enjoyed your holiday here in Scotland! Thank you for taking the time to leave such a positive review. It's fantastic to see you had such a good experience, the member of staff that you are referring to is brand new...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I have been with my husband,son and friend .We ordered burger,fish and chips and tomato soup ,macaroni cheese and chocolate cake and ice-cream and coffee. All food look and tast so good .Design was fab ,coffee was strong and good but the best was a...More

Thank Murchol
VicCafe, Manager at Vic Pub\Kitchen and Social Club, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi there. It's always nice to hear such a positive review so thank you for taking the time to do so. This is the level of service that we aim for at The Vic, we are glad you had such a good experience and our...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We came here on Sunday for burgers with friends and had a great time- particularly enjoying the 2 for 1 discount! We saw the nice selection on the menu for breakfast so decided to come here for brunch the next day. However, we arrived just...More

Thank Euan M
VicCafe, Manager at Vic Pub\Kitchen and Social Club, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi, Euan. I'm saddened to hear that your second visit to The Vic did not match the standard of your previous experience. We aim for a higher level of customer experience than this and this has been discussed with our staff to prevent a repeat...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Took 4 friends from USA for meal before pub quiz was ashamed of the service food & total chaos of the place. My food was gross & could not eat it as was two of my guests food dreadful.The bill was a mess charging for...More

Thank 131,951
VicCafe, Manager at Vic Pub\Kitchen and Social Club, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi there. I am very disappointed to hear of your recent visit to The Vic. This does not reflect our usual standard of service, as we do have a lot of new staff currently in training to bring our standards up to the level we...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Went to here for lunch last week whilst visiting St Andrews for the day to celebrate a birthday after hearing about this place online. Disappointed to find there was very little atmosphere. The whole town was very busy with it being the hottest day of...More

Thank Ashley D
VicCafe, Manager at Vic Pub\Kitchen and Social Club, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi there. I am terribly sorry to hear of your recent visit to The Vic, this level of service does not reflect our usual standards. We currently have quite a lot of new staff and due to this on occasion, our level of service slips...More

Reviewed 16 May 2017 via mobile

What a great place for lunch .. quirky and extremely tasty .. nice friendly staff .. will definitely be back .. loved St Andrews 😎😎

Thank ruggiechick
VicCafe, Manager at Vic Pub\Kitchen and Social Club, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi there! Thank you for such a positive review, we love your summary of The Vic as we pride ourselves in good food and great customer service and quirkiness is just part of the package! We look forward to seeing you soon :) The Vic.

Reviewed 10 May 2017

We had a great night to celebrate a 40th birthday. We enjoyed making the cocktails with the help of Jack the barman. He was such good fun and created the right atmosphere for us all to enjoy the experience.More

Thank ianCupar
VicCafe, Manager at Vic Pub\Kitchen and Social Club, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi Ian, it's lovely to hear that you had a great birthday celebration here at The Vic. Jack's knowledge of cocktails and enthusiasm shows when he delivers a masterclass, it's great to see this recognised by your group! We hope to see you again soon....More

Reviewed 9 May 2017 via mobile

A hip and popular bar for youngsters, and for others as well. Beverages in different kinds, table tennis and others.

Thank Anders386
VicCafe, Manager at Vic Pub\Kitchen and Social Club, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi there! Thank you for the positive review, we do indeed cater for all and our table tennis is a crowd favourite :) We look forward to seeing you at your next visit. The Vic.

Reviewed 24 April 2017

We had previously been a few months back for cocktails and the service was great, waiting staff were a laugh and very polite. Fast-forward to now, I visited here with my mum & sister yesterday afternoon, looking for a quick lunch before the road trip...More

2  Thank Emma M
VicCafe, Manager at Vic Pub\Kitchen and Social Club, responded to this reviewResponded 28 April 2017

Hi Emma, Thanks for getting in touch. I am upset to hear that your most recent experience did not mirror your previous one and that the service was slow and sloppy. I would like to discuss this with you further - please contact us at...More

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Louise G
Can children come for food
7 June 2016|
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Response from VicCafe | Property representative |
Hey Louise, those under 18 are welcome from 10am-10pm everyday. Our kitchen closes at 9pm some nights, so I suggest booking if you think it will be a late one. Hope to see you soon!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$3 - US$14
Cuisine
Grill, Bar, British, Pub, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Buffet, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Free Wifi, Reservations
Good for
Groups, Bar Scene, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 - 00:00
Monday
10:00 - 00:00
Tuesday
10:00 - 02:00
Wednesday
10:00 - 02:00
Thursday
10:00 - 02:00
Friday
10:00 - 02:00
Saturday
10:00 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1 St. Marys Place, St Andrews KY16 9UY, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Fife  >  St Andrews
  • Phone Number: +44 1334 476964
  • E-mail
Description
The VIC is a twin venue of sorts, like the Olsens, except everyone here is a healthy eater and we don't see ourselves being billionaires anytime soon. There’s the pub/kitchen, which pretty much does exactly what it says on the tin, clinkity clink drinks from crafty craft beer to posher than posh teacup gin serves. Food glorious food, there may or may not be hot sausage and mustard (depending on the day and the chef's mood and whether or not we were able to catch fresh sausages that morning). The social club, although on the same floor as the pub/kitchen, is on an altogether lower level morally. The DJs are fresher than the air up on the 11th hole, totally non generic and they show up and play records really good. Then there's the one off club nights, the ceilidh and a whole bunch of other great stuff.We’re all about cheap as chips food, shin digs befitting of this ancient old town, cocktails, fairy tales, and pretty much anything else we can get away with doing in a licensed premises that won't result in our long suffering manager and his associates spending a casual weekend in the jailhouse.Free wifi access is available every day of the week, ideal if you’ve got a working lunch or just feel like a nosey on Facebook.
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