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Vic Pub\Kitchen and Social Club

$$ - $$$, American,
1 St. Marys Place, St Andrews KY16 9UY, Scotland
+44 1334 476964
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Overview
  • Excellent48%
  • Very good25%
  • Average11%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible8%
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“burgers” (55 reviews)
“curly fries” (8 reviews)
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CUISINES
Grill, American, Bar, British, Pub, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
PRICE
$$ - $$$
RATINGS
Service
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Value
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LOCATION
1 St. Marys Place, St Andrews KY16 9UY, Scotland
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1 - 10 of 335 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago

I am not sure why we have not eaten there before as the food is great and the service equally so. We were booked in on Saturday 11th November for a meal, met with friendly staff (Nicole and Sean) along with other friendly staff too....More

Thank Mark C
VicCafe, Sales and Marketing Coordinator at Vic Pub\Kitchen and Social Club, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Mark C, Thank you so much for taking the time to write us a lovely review! It is really appreciated. It is great to hear that you enjoyed your time with us and that the team were able to deliver great service. We will...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Well a bit disappointed coming back to the Vic, I’ve been previously and it was a good night, unfortunately it seems to have gone downhill dramatically. The time it took to get served was horrendously slow even though there were 4-5 members of staff behind...More

Thank Gavin M
VicCafe, Sales and Marketing Coordinator at Vic Pub\Kitchen and Social Club, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi Gavin M, We would like to start by thanking you for taking the time to write us a review. It is really appreciated. We are really sorry to hear that you had a disappointing experience with us at The Vic. We understand that having...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This review is based on several visits we've made - the most recent of which was far less impressive than the last few. I will say that the staff were very understanding and attentive. We came for a sunday afternoon meal having enjoyed our previous...More

Thank Mixolosopher
VicCafe, Manager at Vic Pub\Kitchen and Social Club, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hello, Firstly I would just like to take the time to thank you for taking the time out of your day to write us a review, we really do appreciate it! I am however so sorry you feel as your last visit wasn't up to...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Came for lunch on a Sunday afternoon... Welcomed and seated straight away :) Lovely decor & surroundings and chilled atmosphere. Service was quick and friendly and reasonably priced. Highly recommend whatever pie of the day is at the time and the sticky toffee pud. Will...More

Thank 88jem88
VicCafe, Manager at Vic Pub\Kitchen and Social Club, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hello, Thank you so much for taking the time to leave us a review! We're glad our staff provided a friendly welcome and you had such an enjoyable experience! Next time you pop in, we recommend our passionfruit mojito! Thank you again The Vic

Reviewed 12 October 2017 via mobile

So I'd been here before so thought the family would like to try. Only 4 of us today so sat in the far corner. Nice open space. Staff excellent- straight over offering menus, followed by a jug of water before ordering drinks. Plenty time given...More

Thank Benylin
VicCafe, Sales and Marketing Coordinator at Vic Pub\Kitchen and Social Club, responded to this reviewResponded 14 October 2017

Hi Benylin, Thank you so much for taking the time to write us a review. It is really appreciated. It is fantastic to hear that you enjoyed your time with us, and that your feel as if our kids menu is good value for money!...More

Reviewed 11 October 2017 via mobile

Stopped off here for a quick pint, nice looking place and good beer, what more do you need, didn't have food but what I seen looked pretty goodMore

Thank Adam R
VicCafe, Manager at Vic Pub\Kitchen and Social Club, responded to this reviewResponded 12 October 2017

Hi Adam, Thank you for taking the time out of your day to leave us a review, we really do appreciate it! We're glad you enjoyed our venue and selection of drinks, hopefully we will see you again soon and you can try out our...More

Reviewed 10 September 2017 via mobile

Ok, I need to be fair here. The waiting staff were attentive and friendly, as they always are. The food was amazing and the new menu seems to be a big hit. The kids and adults enjoyed their meals alike. My issue? Having booked ahead...More

1  Thank Kevin M
VicCafe, Manager at Vic Pub\Kitchen and Social Club, responded to this reviewResponded 12 September 2017

Hi Kevin, Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review. I am so terribly sorry to hear the service was so slow, we will definitely work to improve this matter and I really do hope the next time you visit us it...More

Reviewed 1 September 2017 via mobile

I went to Vic St Andrew for probably the 4th or 5th time last weekend. I hadn't been for a few years. Since then it would appear that the place has went downhill. We ordered the fish and chips and the burger and chips. The...More

1  Thank EWitney
VicCafe, Manager at Vic Pub\Kitchen and Social Club, responded to this reviewResponded 12 September 2017

Hello, Thank you for taking the time out of your day to leave a review although I am disappointed to hear you had such an unenjoyable meal. Our fish is delivered fresh daily from a local supplier (as you mentioned Fife is very well known...More

Reviewed 14 August 2017

The 2x1 burgers deal used to be great. The burgers are decent but expensive if there is no deal. Anything else in the menu, especially sandwiches, are not worth it.More

1  Thank gomezdeoleam
VicCafe, Manager at Vic Pub\Kitchen and Social Club, responded to this reviewResponded 20 August 2017

Hi there, I'm sorry to hear that you feel we are going downhill. We have a lot in the pipeline over the next few months with our refurbishment well and truly underway and a lot more exciting changes to come. Keep an eye out over...More

Reviewed 9 August 2017

What a lovely building- reminded me of an old fashioned cinema, but with a modern take. Early supper and we went for the sharing platter followed by a selection of burgers. A social space is attached and we noticed they were having Gin Tastings from...More

Thank tsandrat
VicCafe, Manager at Vic Pub\Kitchen and Social Club, responded to this reviewResponded 13 August 2017

Hi there, thankyou for the very positive review! You're not the only one who gets that old cinema vibe, we've had many customers compare it to that quirky style which we love. The Edin Miill gin tasting went down a treat with the folks that...More

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Louise G
8 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
USD 3 - USD 15
Cuisine
Grill, American, 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, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 am - 12:00 am
Monday
10:00 am - 12:00 am
Tuesday
10:00 am - 2:00 am
Wednesday
10:00 am - 2:00 am
Thursday
10:00 am - 2:00 am
Friday
10:00 am - 2:00 am
Saturday
10:00 am - 2:00 am
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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