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11-13 Crails Lane, St. Andrews KY16 9NR, Scotland
01334 467822
Today
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Open now
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Good for:
Families with children
Romance
Doing business
Special occasions
Entertaining clients
Dining on a budget

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Visitor rating
  • 46
    Excellent
  • 24
    Very good
  • 17
    Average
  • 14
    Poor
  • 20
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
lovely lunch

We came across this place by accident while roaming the ginnels in St Andrews on a cold February day and decided to stop in for lunch. The place was quite empty, only 2 other parties besides ourselves, and I think the heating was turned quite low as it was cool-ish although not too cold to... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 3, 2015
MMackDevon
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Devon
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Romance
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Dining on a budget
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Takeout
  • Delivery
  • Late Night
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121 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Fife, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015 via mobile

This is not the first bad experience I've had with this restaurant, they're take away service is appualing, the only reason I keeping I keep going back is because there is really no other option in St Andrews as its the better of the three poor Chinese take aways available! The food is always delivered luke warm, most time if... More 

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Devon
Top Contributor
102 reviews 102 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

We came across this place by accident while roaming the ginnels in St Andrews on a cold February day and decided to stop in for lunch. The place was quite empty, only 2 other parties besides ourselves, and I think the heating was turned quite low as it was cool-ish although not too cold to eat. The lunch menu was... More 

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St. Andrews, United Kingdom
Reviewer
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

This is a must for lovers of good quality Chinese food. The very extensive menu is brilliant, and everything is freshly cooked by the very professional Ken Ng, and wife Suzanne is nearly always there with a smile!

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015

I pre booked for a party of 10 business colleagues, on arrival at 5:3pm the waitress was not very helpful but eventually took our drinks order, some of the party were only having one course the rest had two courses, the restaurant took over two hours to provide two courses, very good food, but abysmal service made worse by other... More 

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Stonehaven, United Kingdom
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35 restaurant reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

My wife and I visited the Dining Room in early January while on a visit to St Andrews Located up a little lane off Market St the Dining room is a converted house / cellar and has all the original beams and stone walls which makes for a great setting The food and service is very good. I particularly like... More 

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Fife, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

We were very disappointed with the meal we received when we booked for lunch in December. The food is good, service is mediocre - if you are vegetarian phone in advance and check the options you will have otherwise vegatarian option is questionable. Staff friendly, but slow to serve on what we all considered to be quieter day.

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014

This was the best Chinese takeaway me and my family have had! The food was delivered to us promptly, and well packaged, and was still hot on unpacking. The quality of food was excellent, and very, very tasty - couldn't fault anything at all and would highly recommend!

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

One & a half hour wait for food! Ordered a set meal and when the three others dining with me got their appetiser, I was told I could not have mine as it was the wrong order! They could have told me an hour & a half earlier. Waiter forgot drinks orders and food was just tasteless (what the others... More 

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St Andrews, Scotland, United Kingdom
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

Great carry out food, we use the Dining Room all the time but I must say that £1.50 for using your debit card under £15 is ridiculous, I am only charged 12p by the company that supplies my business with credit card machines, wont go back, sorry......

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Top Contributor
127 reviews 127 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

I can honestly say I had the best Chinese meal here. it was delicate, tasty, generously portioned and good value. My partner lived in Hong Kong for years and he too thought this place was "ace". When in St Andrews this restaurant will be our first port of call. Can't wait.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 11-13 Crails Lane, St. Andrews KY16 9NR, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Fife  >  St. Andrews
  • Phone Number: 01334 467822

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Chinese

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Romance, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Monday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm

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