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Vic Pub\Kitchen and Social Club

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International, British, Contemporary, Pub
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1 St Mary's Place, St. Andrews KY16 9UY, Scotland
+44 1334 476964
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10:00 am - 2:00 am
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Hours:
Sun - Wed 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Thu - Fri 11:00 am - 2:00 am
Sat 10:00 am - 2:00 am
Dining options: Breakfast, Drinks, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations
Description: The VIC is a twin venue of sorts, like the Olsens, except everyone here is...
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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    Very good
  • 26
    Average
  • 15
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  • 18
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
After dinner drinks

Visited the Vic for a drink after dinner along the road at Forgans. It was a Sunday so it was pretty quiet but still had some atmosphere in spite of that. Having spent a couple of nights drinking craft and real ales around St Andrews I did get a bit of a shock to find a lack of craft beers... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 14, 2015
Stewartd84
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Grantown-on-Spey, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Dining on a budget
  • Bar scene
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English first
Leeds, United Kingdom
Contributor
15 reviews 15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW via mobile

Had lunch here with a friend. Tasty food and friendly staff with nice atmosphere.I can recommend the curly fries!

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

The vic had a very relaxed and 'student' feel to it, with very friendly staff. Loved the board games! My boyfriend and I took advantage of the 'buy one get one free burger' and an overload of sides! The burger was a little too chargrilled for me... But the macaroni was to die for! As I said, the waitresses were... More 

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VicCafe, Manager at Vic Pub\Kitchen and Social Club, responded to this review

Thanks for the review, Stephanie. We love that you guys took advantage of our board games and we also have table tennis and Wii Sports set-up in the Social Club just across the landing if you're feeling more energetic! We are disappointed to hear about the service, especially since this isn't to our usual standard. Drop us an email at... More 

Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

We went to Vic for lunch on Saturday afternoon. Place wasn't busy , our drinks order was taken very quickly but we had to wait a while do get them (nothing complicated just beers and glass of wine). Our server didn't look very professional, her top was too low and we could see everything! This kind of outfit is acceptable... More 

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VicCafe, Manager at Vic Pub\Kitchen and Social Club, responded to this review

Thanks for the review, Anna. Firstly we'd like to apologize for the service that you experienced as this certainly is not to our usual standards. Drop us an email at hello@vicstandrews.co.uk as we would love the opportunity to show you how great we really are! We look forward to hearing from you again :) V x More 

Grantown-on-Spey, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

Visited the Vic for a drink after dinner along the road at Forgans. It was a Sunday so it was pretty quiet but still had some atmosphere in spite of that. Having spent a couple of nights drinking craft and real ales around St Andrews I did get a bit of a shock to find a lack of craft beers... More 

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VicCafe, Manager at Vic Pub\Kitchen and Social Club, responded to this review

Thanks for the review, Stewart. We love that you enjoyed our drinks and have taken your comments on board regarding getting more craft ales. We actually work closely with our friends along the road at Eden Brewery and have a local cask ale on but they are very popular and sell out super quickly which is why none was available... More 

Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015

Trendy place seems to be targeting the students in the evernings but we were there before it got busy. I had the best chicken fajitas ever! Highly recommended, great value for money.

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VicCafe, Manager at Vic Pub\Kitchen and Social Club, responded to this review

Thanks for writing us a review! We love that we managed to go above your expectations and that you enjoyed our fajitas. We have to agree with you, they are the best ever! Hurry back and visit us again soon. V x More 

Dundee, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

very friendly staff food is good we had the cullen skink soup of the day which was excellent,had a hot dog with bacon wrapped and curly chips,very tasty will be back,

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VicCafe, Manager at Vic Pub\Kitchen and Social Club, responded to this review

Thanks for that amazing review, Stanley! It was an absolute pleasure serving you guys earlier this week and to read how much you enjoyed our food! Can't wait to see you again! V x More 

Vienna, Austria
Senior Contributor
41 reviews 41 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

Have been quite often here at my first visits. But the last times looooong waiting time for lunch, room temp very cold and somehow uncomfy. BUT food still quite good.

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VicCafe, Manager at Vic Pub\Kitchen and Social Club, responded to this review

Thanks for writing us a review on your experience! We love that you enjoyed our food and hope that the wait doesn't discourage you from returning in the future. We are a very popular venue, especially at lunch time, and always aim to have the food on your table in the quickest time possible. If you find that it's a... More 

St. Andrews, United Kingdom
Reviewer
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

One of my go-to neighbourhood "locals" for meeting up with friends for dinner. Love the ambiance. Nice staff. Good burgers (I haven't tried anything else), and I like the two-for-one deals.

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VicCafe, Manager at Vic Pub\Kitchen and Social Club, responded to this review

We love that we are your 'go-to' venue in St Andrews! If you think our gourmet burgers are great, you'll definitely need to come and check out the rest of the menu. Our hickory smoked ribs are sensational and don't get us started on the chicken fajitas! ;) We look forward to seeing you again! V x More 

London, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015 via mobile

Having to go up to the bar to ask for the menus despite several staff seeing us waiting at the table wasn't the best of starts (I also had to do this with the bill) but the staff were lovely and polite. We went for the 2 for 1 burger & hotdog combo which was nice but nothing special. My... More 

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VicCafe, Manager at Vic Pub\Kitchen and Social Club, responded to this review

Thanks for taking the time out to write us a review! We apologize for the slow start as this is not reflective of our usual standard of service and will be ensuring this doesn't occur again. We are delighted to read that you went on to enjoy your meal and we look forward to seeing you again soon :) V... More 

Glasgow
2 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015 via mobile

I've been to the vic on many occasions whilst visiting St Andrews for a bar lunch. This evening however, we chose to visit the nightclub which proved to be a disappointing experience. To begin with, there was no management of the queue which had formed outside which I can only describe as being a rugby scrum. Something that was probably... More 

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VicCafe, Manager at Vic Pub\Kitchen and Social Club, responded to this review

Firstly we'd like to apologize for the inconvenience caused by others attempting to gain entry into our venue. It would be greatly appreciated if you could drop us an email at hello@vicstandrews.co.uk or give us a call on 01334 476964 so we can carry out an investigation and discuss this matter further. We look forward to hearing from you. V... More 

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Additional Information about Vic Pub\Kitchen and Social Club

Address: 1 St Mary's Place, St. Andrews KY16 9UY, Scotland
Phone Number: +44 1334 476964
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Fife  >  St. Andrews
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Monday 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Tuesday 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Wednesday 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Thursday 11:00 am - 2:00 am
Friday 11:00 am - 2:00 am
Saturday 10:00 am - 2:00 am
Average Prices: USD 8 - 23
Cuisine: International, British, Contemporary, Pub

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1 St Mary's Place, St. Andrews KY16 9UY, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Fife  >  St. Andrews
  • Phone Number: +44 1334 476964

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 8 - 23
  • Price Range: $ $
  • Cuisine: International, British, Contemporary, Pub

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Dining on a budget, Bar scene

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.
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Monday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Tuesday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Wednesday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Thursday
11:00 am - 2:00 am
Friday
11:00 am - 2:00 am
Saturday
10:00 am - 2:00 am

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?