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The Adamson

127 South Street, St Andrews KY16 9UH, Scotland
+44 1334 479191
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  • Excellent61%
  • Very good26%
  • Average9%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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European, British, Soups, Scottish, Grill, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
127 South Street, St Andrews KY16 9UH, Scotland
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Was expecting better after having been told it was good. The service was not the best, waiter served our drinks over the parapet wall instead of coming to the table. We asked for tap water which never came, took ages for anyone to ask if...More

Thank CeriEdinburgh
Reviewed yesterday

Ate there with my mother and children. Was impressed with the food--my smoked-fish risotto was generous, beautifully plated, and tasty, and my husband's salad was delicious. But the food took forever to materialize--at least 40 minutes--and after it did, we were unable to get our...More

Thank file4447
Reviewed yesterday

We booked this after reading reviews and menus of all the top-rated restaurants in St. Andrews. The greeting and initial experience was superb; our waiter, Callum was friendly, very knowledgable about the food and worked hard. On the reservation it was made clear that our...More

Thank peter j
Reviewed yesterday

This is was our second visit to the Adamson. Quality food, well presented, good prices in a classy environment. Lamb cooked to perfection. The staff (we were served by this cheerful young Italian guy and lady) is first rate, although they were busy at all...More

Thank liam170
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We come here maybe 4 or 5 times a year but tonight wasn't great. Family of 4 in seats right beside till so constantly surrounded by staff. Unfortunately there was a waiter with quite poor body odour which wasn't pleasant. The menu has obviously changed...More

1  Thank Susan M
Reviewed 3 days ago

We chose this place because of the children's menu. looking at the menu the starters sounded more interesting than the mains. I had the crab and carrot pannacotta..... hello flavour ??? and where was the crab??? reading the description I had never had anything like...More

Thank nic d
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

I would probably have given the Adamson 4 stars had the steaks the two of us ordered had not been over cooked. We asked for rare/medium which ended up well done. Other than that not a bad place which serves a nice pint of St...More

Thank Dan C
127theadamson, Manager at The Adamson, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Dear Dan, Many thanks for submitting a review. Pleased on the whole you enjoyed your visit. Apologies if we got the steaks a bit overcooked, but it would have been no problem to say that at that time and we would have been happy to...More

Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

During visit to Saint Andrews we chose to have dinner at The Adamson. For our meal we chose the flat iron and rib eye steaks. Menu is a la carte but both came with fries. Steaks were lightly seasoned and cooked to order. Fries were...More

Thank Missy C
127theadamson, Manager at The Adamson, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Dear Missy, Thank you for your very positive review. Delighted to hear that you and your guest enjoyed our food. We offer Rekorderlig Cider, which is good indeed. We very much look forward to welcoming you on your next trip to St Andrews. Best regards,...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were staying at a campsite a couple of miles outside St Andrews and had walked in on a rainy Monday afternoon to look round. I love St Andrews but hadn't realised it was Lammas Fair - interesting to see the contrast of the professorial...More

Thank iaingray
127theadamson, Manager at The Adamson, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Dear Iain, It is always a pleasure to receive a very positive review about our food and particularly the quality of our service. This is very much appreciated by our team. We will pass your kind remarks to Jochen. We look forward to welcoming you...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

When in St. Andrews be sure to make a reservation at the Adamson. A lovely, modern restaurant with great character. The menu is fresh, unique and delicious! The service was excellent! Sarah is a delight with an effervescence and beautiful smile that is worth the...More

Thank dwdurrance
127theadamson, Manager at The Adamson, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear Guest, Always great to receive a very positive review about our food and particularly the quality of our service. This is very much appreciated by our team. We will pass your kind remarks to Sarah. We look forward to welcoming you back in the...More

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24 July 2016|
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Response from 127theadamson | Property representative |
Dear Teena, Many thanks for your question. Yes, we are happy to see children of any ages at any time. We look forward to seeing you. Regards, Julie Lewis
3 May 2015|
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Response from Steve G | Reviewed this property |
We went in Jeans and T-shirt. Despite the food being of a very high standard, they aren't pretentious with it.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Groups, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Business meetings
Open Hours
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 127 South Street, St Andrews KY16 9UH, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Fife  >  St Andrews
  • Phone Number: +44 1334 479191
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In the heart of St Andrews with a fresh take on contemporary dining using the finest locally sourced produce. The perfect place to eat,drink and socialize. Separate contemporary cocktail and wine bar which is open:
Monday - Thursday 17.00 - late
Friday 15.00 - 01.00
Saturday 12.00 - 01.00
Sunday 15.00 - late
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