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

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  • 46
    Excellent
  • 27
    Very good
  • 19
    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
Enjoyable meal

The food at this restaurant has always been tasty. The service is good and we enjoyed all of the choices. I would certainly be back

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 21, 2015
Craig M
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St. Andrews, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Romantic
  • Dining on a budget
  • Doing business
  • Families with children
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English first
St. Andrews, United Kingdom
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28 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

The food at this restaurant has always been tasty. The service is good and we enjoyed all of the choices. I would certainly be back

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Kinross, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015

Visited this little restaurant on a whim early one Sunday evening. It was not at all busy and therefore lacked atmosphere. Our choice from the varied menu was good enough but we decided to end our meal at that point and go elsewhere for dessert and coffee. There is no choice if you wish only one glass of wine -... More 

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015

Menu is large but not overly confusing. We chose starters and main courses that were well presented and very enjoyable. Theres a lot of debate about what actually passes as Chinese cuisine these days but if you choose well there is not too much that can go wrong. Dining out is probably 50% food and 50% atmosphere otherwise we`d all... More 

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Fife Scotland
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111 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

We visited again this tucked away tasty treat. Once you find crail's lane , this is a nice place to eat. Despite some of the reviews , we found the service very good. The atmosphere is a bit " cold" and if busier could possibly be better. Two great dishes we ordered were the salt chilli squid and must be... More 

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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
1 review
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

We had a family dinner and after choosing the entrees and main course, it was embarrassing seen another table that ordered their dine way after us being served first. The steamed pork buns (char siu bao) were tasteless and the chow mein noodles´temperature was warm to cold and again, barely no taste. It was definitively, a not pleasant experience for... More 

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Fife, United Kingdom
2 reviews
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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
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113 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 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
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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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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88 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
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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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Additional Information about The Dining Room

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

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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: Special occasions, Entertaining clients, Romantic, Dining on a budget, Doing business, Families with children
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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