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Vic Pub\Kitchen and Social Club

1 St Mary's Place, St. Andrews KY16 9UY, Scotland
+44 1334 476964
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Ranked #26 of 107 Restaurants in St. Andrews
Price range: $8 - $25
Cuisines: Contemporary, International, British
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Good for: Bar scene, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
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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English first
Weymouth
Contributor
15 reviews 15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

We were in St Andrews playing golf with a young family and visited this place on a Saturday night. Please do not be put off by the exterior of the place, please venture inside as it is lovely inside!!Our children are not great fans of "fast food" and most kids menus consist of "something with chips". Although this was the... More

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

Thank-you for taking the time out to write us such a sensational review on your latest visit. We're over the moon that you and your family enjoyed hanging out with us! We like to think that we're good at what we do :) Promise us that you'll come and visit again when you are next in St Andrews! V x More

Brisbane, Australia
Reviewer
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014 NEW via mobile

Fantastic dinner out. Beautiful fresh food. Our waiter Stephano was lovely and friendly and very happy to advise on the best local beers and food.

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

Wow! Thanks for the great review, Belinda! Glad to read that Stephanos was able to impress you with his knowledge of drink and food! Make sure you come and visit us when you're back in St Andrews :) V x More

St. Andrews, United Kingdom
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014 NEW

As a local, I booked a table for nine people for my 18th birthday. I contacted the restaurant a week ahead and they assured me that a table would be available for us. When we arrived, however, there was no proper seating available. Despite giving early notice of our plans, we were stuck in a back room all by ourselves.... More

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

Firstly we'd like to apologize with the service, this is definitely not to our usual standard. We use our Social Club for private parties, functions and events as a lot of our customers feel it's more intimate. We're sorry that on this occasion you left disappointed and unsatisfied. If possible, please can you contact us on hello@vicstandrews.co.uk as we would... More

1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014 via mobile

Recommended to us as a good pub to go to out of the many on offer. Young crowd, great atmosphere, food and good times.

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

Thanks for the amazing review! We are glad that you were impressed and had lots of fun during your visit to our venue! Don't forget to come back and see us! V x More

Milan, Italy
Senior Contributor
42 reviews 42 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

We came across this place on our arrival in St. Andrews, around lunch time. A stimulsting place for food, with good contemporary cuisine, the social club offers table tennis, wii console and other games for children. Very good music as a background during meal.

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

Thanks for the outstanding review, all the way from Italy! We're glad that you came across us too, and you enjoyed hanging out in our Social Club. We've always got plenty of activities happening throughout the day so if you are ever back in St Andrews, make sure you pop back and say "hello!" V x More

St. Andrews, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

I love the design of the place, service is good, range of drinks is good. Food is more standard pub/bar type and maybe a touch over-priced for what it is but all part of the trendy well-supported student appeal shall we say. Great vibe to the place though and friendly staff.

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

Thanks for the awesome review! We happen to agree with you - that we're a trendy, quirky venue with great music and even better food and a team of staff who love their jobs! We hope you come back and hang out with us soon :) V x More

Anstruther, United Kingdom
1 review
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

We had a lovely meal here after struggling to get a table at several other restaurants. I am so glad we couldn't get in elsewhere as the meal was lovely and the staff, especially Stephano, were friendly and attentive. I had a gourmet burger and my partner had the rump steak frites. Delicious! The food did take a wee while... More

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

Thank-you so much for taking the time out to write us such a great wee review! We're kinda glad that you didn't manage to get in at any other restaurants as well because it looks like we've got a new friend :) It's reassuring to read that you enjoyed our gourmet burgers (our personal favourites) and our rump steak! You'll... More

St. Andrews, United Kingdom
Reviewer
5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

We come here for 2-for-1 burgers every Sunday after church, and we typically bring a crowd with us. They usually aren't terribly busy when we get there, however, this past Sunday, they were completely full. Stephanos seemed to be the only person working the floor at the time (although another staff member did finally show up after we got there),... More

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

Thanks for the amazing review, Clayton! It's great to know that Stephanos managed to 'wow' you during that super busy lunch service and that you really enjoyed your lunch! Can't wait to see you guys again this Sunday! :) V x More

Dundee, Scotland
Top Contributor
56 reviews 56 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

After a girly shopping trip in St Andrews, I decided to stop at the Vic for some yummy food with my mum and sister as I have heard very good things about the place however, there was some disappointment. The interior decoration and atmosphere is young, fun and energetic, it is beautiful and unique...definitely different. Seats are very random; some... More

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

Thank you for taking the time out to write us a detailed review on your recent visit to our venue! We're obviously delighted to read that you enjoyed the food and that our team were able to amend the issue with the chip mix-up. We'd like to apologize about the delay and would like to know more information. If you... More

Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
41 reviews 41 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

Lunch: fajitas, burger, club sandwich (no, I did not eat them all but was lunching with two others). Food was good, service friendly. Pity about the decor (but I am entering middle-age) but food was good and service friendly, prices fair IMHO.

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

Thanks for the review and your comments about our amazing food and service. We're sad to read that you didn't appreciate our quirky decor, especially since it's one of the many factors that makes the Vic so awesome :) Come see us again! V x More

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