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Vic Pub\Kitchen and Social Club

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Grill, Bar, British, Pub, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options
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1 St Mary's Place, St Andrews KY16 9UY, Scotland
+44 1334 476964
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10:00 - 02:00
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Sun - Mon 10:00 - 00:00
Tue - Sat 10:00 - 02:00
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Cupar, United Kingdom
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24 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Had a meal here with a group of friends. Good food and staff excellent considering they were running around like headless chickens. Atmosphere brilliant and was so nice. However found 2 faults with my visit. 1. Toilets a bit smelly. I looked at the toilet cleaning schedule at 10pm and the toilets hadn't been cleaned since 5pm. 2. Went through... More 

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Thank Alexandria G
VicCafe, Manager at Vic Pub\Kitchen and Social Club, responded to this review

Good afternoon Alexandria, Thanks for leaving your feedback on our TripAdvisor page. I'm glad you enjoyed your visit with your friends. And you found the food and staff to be excellent. I'm sorry about the condition of our toilets. I've spoken with the team to ensure our toilet checks are up to date. I'm also sorry about your concern regarding... More 

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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

I made reservation on their website and got immediately a confirmation for a table (9pm, 2 persons) for dinner. When we arrived, we can't eat there because the kitchen was closed! thank good that there is 100m beside them the best fish restaurant in St. Andrews (Tailend) and they were so friendly to give us a table without reservation

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Thank Roland H
VicCafe, Manager at Vic Pub\Kitchen and Social Club, responded to this review

Good afternoon Roland, I'm sorry with the issues with our reservation system. The system should not have allowed you to book a table for 9pm. We have spoken to the team who run our online reservation system to ensure it doesn't happen again. Many thanks, The Vic More 

Glasgow, United Kingdom
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44 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Pub has a pleasant atmosphere with mixture of student & middle aged patrons! The Mrs asked first for fajitas but due to issues within kitchen not available,she then requested chilli which again was not available due to issues within the kitchen!,we did feel that the waiter might have been quicker advising us what was left!!,it was only 8pm on a... More 

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Thank Blair M
VicCafe, Manager at Vic Pub\Kitchen and Social Club, responded to this review

Good afternoon Blair M, I'm sorry for the lack of availability in items when you visited last Saturday. Unfortunately, our oven broke down in the middle of service which meant we were left with being able to offer a limited menu. I'm glad you did enjoy your Fish & Chips and despite the issues would still recommend a visit. I... More 

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30 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stopped by the Vic for a bite to eat on Saturday whilst sightseeing around this beautiful town. I hadn't been here in years and barely recognised the place it once was - completely refurbished but still looking rather inviting. It was sparsely populated on our arrival, one or two small groups of tenants still in 'recovery mode' from the... More 

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Thank Christopher M
VicCafe, Manager at Vic Pub\Kitchen and Social Club, responded to this review

Good afternoon Christopher M, Thanks for your kind review. Happy to hear your visit back to St Andrews was enjoyable and you enjoyed your visit back to The Vic. I'm glad you found our Scottie Hotdog and Mac n Cheese so tasty and our service friendly. We hope to see you again, The Vic More 

Chester Springs, Pennsylvania
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

I dine here with family members and/or friends annually when visiting St. Andrews. We always go on a weekday and invariably have a burger. The burgers have been consistently good and the portion is generous. I had dinner here twice during October 2016, both times choosing a regular hamburger. It is consistently good, even if cooked a little longer than... More 

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Thank E24fan
VicCafe, Manager at Vic Pub\Kitchen and Social Club, responded to this review

Good afternoon E24fan, Thanks for leaving your feedback on our TripAdvisor page. I'm glad to hear you had a great meal when you visited last month. Our burgers are really popular in St Andrew, and the 241 is great value. It's great you enjoyed our veggie burgers and we hope to see you again soon. Thanks, Vx More 

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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016 via mobile

Just visited the Vic with family tonight, a lovely meal, the fish and chips were piping hot and the description given was 'Yum'. The Chillie went down well, nice and chunky and if the clean plate was anything to go by; enjoyed. I had the Scottie dog, which for some reason I thought I had having a burger, I suppose... More 

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Thank Zack269
VicCafe, Manager at Vic Pub\Kitchen and Social Club, responded to this review

Hi Zack, Thanks for leaving us such a great review - glad to hear that your family found our food to be so "tasteable"! You should certainly come back and take advantage of our 2 for 1 burger deal - it applies to all burgers and dogs Sunday through Friday. Thanks again, V x More 

hopefully
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28 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2016 via mobile

Our party of 6 stopped in for a late lunch and it was not busy at all. We ordered a bottle of wine with our lunch that was brought over quickly. This place has burgers, fish & chips, Mac & cheese, chili. The fish & chips was excellent, burgers great, Mac & cheese good, as was the chili. Other cocktails... More 

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Thank rcordero
VicCafe, Manager at Vic Pub\Kitchen and Social Club, responded to this review

Hi Rcordero, Thanks for leaving a review on our TripAdvisor. I'm glad you enjoyed our great menu and tasty cocktails. I'm glad you found the service attentive and enjoyed the feel of the place. We hope to see you back again soon! Thanks, Vx More 

Dundee, United Kingdom
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27 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016 via mobile

Decided to pop out for tea, on satirday afternoon/evening so devideded travel some distance to st andrews. Got parked fine in St Andrews, went to the vic as have been before. Was quickly greeted by male member of staff, left menus for food and alcoholic drinks, was not asked if we required drinks and he left. We sat looking through... More 

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VicCafe, Manager at Vic Pub\Kitchen and Social Club, responded to this review

Hi PixieFreeSpirit, Thanks for taking time to leave a review on our TripAdvisor page. I'm sorry you found some of the staff a bit grumpy. We always want to ensure sure our great food and drinks are served with a smile. I'll follow up with the team to ensure all there isnt a repeat! I'm glad you were suprised with... More 

UK
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132 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2016 via mobile

Definitely a fun filled student bar but with grown-up gin Selection. A couple of bars with different layouts across the top floor one dark and cosy with the other Open Plan and good for food. At night it transforms into a bit of a Seedy club - beware the Bouncers who get a bit too excited.

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Thank AAGuide
VicCafe, Manager at Vic Pub\Kitchen and Social Club, responded to this review

Hi AAguide, Thanks for your kind review. We do have a great Gin Selection and a good few number of taps! We hope you pop in again to try even more of our selection! Thanks V x More 

Fife, United Kingdom
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43 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016 via mobile

There are times when you just fancy a burger ..well this didn't disappoint...2 freshly cooked tasty burgers served in brioch buns with fries (one sweet potato)and 2 soft drinks for less than the price of macdonalds thanks to buy one get one free...definitely be back

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Thank Midwife1966
VicCafe, Manager at Vic Pub\Kitchen and Social Club, responded to this review

Hi Midwife1966! Thanks for your great review! We're glad that you enjoyed our 241 burger deal and we agree that it is certainly excellent value for money. Hope to see you again soon. Thanks, V x More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$2 - US$14
Cuisine
Grill, Bar, British, Pub, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options
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
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Groups, Bar Scene
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 Mary's Place, St Andrews KY16 9UY, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Fife  >  St Andrews
  • Phone Number: +44 1334 476964
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?