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The Dining Room

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11-13 Crails Lane, St. Andrews KY16 9NR, Scotland
01334 467822
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12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Delivery, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
Average 'Chinese' food

Quite expensive, compared to the other Chinese. Try not to sit in maybe as takeaway is a lot cheaper.

3 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
Singapore, Singapore
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Singapore, Singapore
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Quite expensive, compared to the other Chinese. Try not to sit in maybe as takeaway is a lot cheaper.

Thank Modong
St. Andrews, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great food good service a bit pricey for basically Chinese. Nice decor but not over the top. Went 3 times in total over 3 months trying different metals standard was the same each time

Thank Fiona C
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you're hungry don't order from here, this place has truly gone downhill. Made an order at 19:22 it finally arrived at 20:40 after I had called twice in between asking about my order (and being told it has left even though I don't live far away from the place). Long story short I didn't accept the delivery and sent... More 

Thank Momo I
Lymington, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2015

Ordered on a Saturday night at 17:15, as told there would be an hour wait(!) - a pretty long wait for a takeaway, especially as I was ordering early. My takeaway eventually arrived...TWO HOURS later! I called, and called the restaurant to find the whereabouts of my food - only for me call to be picked up on the ninth... More 

2 Thank Kate A
St. Andrews, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2015

Very disappointed with the poor and inflexible service from the owner. Staff tries to be helpful but the owner twice blocked their attempts of providing a service that is commonplace in other restaurants. We ended up having to leave the restaurant after using over 10-15 minutes to book a meal due to internal wrangling between the staff over our order.

2 Thank Alex M
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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54 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2015 via mobile

3½ hours for a delivery THREE & A HALF HOURS!!! They were contacted at lunch time to ensure delivery to our holiday home. Guaranteed delivery was possible based on address including post code. The delivery driver took over 90 mins to locate our very well sign posted accommodation. The food was so cold - not surprising - and every single... More 

1 Thank Hazeywazey
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17 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2015

Spur of the moment visit to the dining room for our meal ordered from the 4 for 20 menu and sat back expecting the usual budget menu fare ,soup arrived ,wow chicken & noodle large bowl of tasty soup ,prawn cocktail next tasty tangy ,crispy beef next large portion tasty followed by banana fritter for the Mrs,and ice cream for... More 

Thank john l
Oldham, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2015

There I was following another .1 addition to the already cricket score of a handicap wondering where I could eat following 18 holes at St. Andrews. There were twelve of us craving some local cuisine, unfortunately all the locally ethically sourced eateries were booked up. Following on from some local advise we stumbled upon the dining room, unfortunately things may... More 

4 Thank James P
Sheffield, United Kingdom
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43 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2015 via mobile

Visited with a party of golf friends, a total of 13 in all and booked in advance. Place was good with light coloured decor, nice furniture and clean premises. There were only about 6 other people in the restaurant and most of them were near the end of their meal. The food was slow coming but tasted good. The biggest... More 

Thank David L
2 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2015 via mobile

Very disappointed with service and price. Restaurant advertised 10% discount and then charged 10% room charge because there was more than 8 of us. Food was good when it arrived but not value for money in my experience of Chinese Restaurants.

Thank Peter M

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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: Romantic, Special occasions, Families with children, Business meetings, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm

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