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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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“burger” (92 reviews)
“curly fries” (7 reviews)
“fajitas” (10 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 329 reviews

Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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

Thank Kevin M
VicCafe, Manager at Vic Pub\Kitchen and Social Club, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

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 3 weeks ago 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 1 week ago

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 5 weeks ago

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

Reviewed 3 August 2017 via mobile

This is year 5 coming to St. Andrews and the team at the Vic is outstanding and exceeds our expectations. If you love to have fun, hit up the Vic.More

Thank Aaron W
VicCafe, Manager at Vic Pub\Kitchen and Social Club, responded to this reviewResponded 3 August 2017

Hi there, thank you for such a fantastic review. I'm very pleased to hear that you've been coming for 5 years and always enjoyed a visit to your favourite St Andrews venue! "If you love to have fun, hit up the Vic" is a great...More

Reviewed 31 July 2017

Popped in here for dinner while in St Andrews and I would say it's just "alright". The bar itself is nice & the prices are reasonable but the food was average - particularly the macaroni cheese which was just cooked macaroni in a bowl with...More

Thank r0ssm84
VicCafe, Manager at Vic Pub\Kitchen and Social Club, responded to this reviewResponded 3 August 2017

Hi there, the customer's opinion really helps us build upon our standard of work so we appreciate you taking the time to make a review. I'm saddened to head that your visit was not up to our regular level of service. I'd very much like...More

Reviewed 29 July 2017 via mobile

Had lunch here earlier in week, food was good and the staff were great. Kids menu was fab, and very well priced. All enjoyed our meals.More

Thank Louis M
VicCafe, Manager at Vic Pub\Kitchen and Social Club, responded to this reviewResponded 30 July 2017

Hi Louis, thank you for taking the time to write this very positive review! We aim to create the best possible experience for the customer and I'm glad that your experience has reflected this. Our staff work very hard all round and it's great to...More

Reviewed 28 July 2017 via mobile

Pretty good but nothing overly special portions were large but staff weren't overly friendly was okayMore

Thank Ruth W
VicCafe, Manager at Vic Pub\Kitchen and Social Club, responded to this reviewResponded 30 July 2017

Hi Ruth, I'm sorry to hear about your below standard visit. We aim to have great service and delicious food which is well above average. As for our staff not being friendly, this is not what we want out of our team members and is...More

Reviewed 25 July 2017 via mobile

We had a good meal here. We tucked into our burgers which were tasty and filling. Good modern surroundings. On Saturday nights the nightclub was packed and a good laugh.

Thank ScottishTemplar
VicCafe, Manager at Vic Pub\Kitchen and Social Club, responded to this reviewResponded 30 July 2017

Hi there, thank you for taking the time to leave such a lovely review! You seem to have summed us up pretty well, good food, great atmosphere and fun nightlife! We're glad you enjoed your visit and we look forward to your next, The Vic.

Reviewed 22 July 2017 via mobile

We had an amazing experience at the Vic. We were made to feel very welcome. Nicole went the extra mile and made us off the menu espresso martinis which were amazing. We will defiantly be returning.More

Thank Aneliese M
VicCafe, Manager at Vic Pub\Kitchen and Social Club, responded to this reviewResponded 23 July 2017

Hi Aneliese, Thank you for taking the time to leave such a positive review! Our staff are always trying their best to improve the customer's experience by going the extra mile. We look forward to your next visit to enjoy some espresso martinis! Thanks, The...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, Child-friendly, Kids
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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