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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 #28 of 108 Restaurants in St. Andrews
Price range: $8 - $24
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
1 review
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW via mobile

During a busy freshers week I left my jacket on the pegs outside the toilets as the cloak room que was so long to wait in. After 15/20 minutes I passed by where my coat was and it was gone! The staff were not helpful at all. I asked a few members of staff and no one would help. I... More

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lillibuff
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

Having eaten here following our engagement last year, we decided to go for lunch whilst in town with our daughter. Firstly, a sign at the entrance gave us hope that this was a family friendly place but with a lack of kids menu on display we were slightly hesitant to carry on up the stairs. We'd previously really enjoyed the... More

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Toronto, Canada
Top Contributor
51 reviews 51 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

Regretfully I only get to the Vic once a year when dropping my daughter off for school. We discovered the Vic when we were touring UK universities, and I am delighted that my daughter is at the University of St Andrews so I have the opportunity to drop by! The interior is comfortable with a cool aesthetic. Their quirky menu... More

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

Thank you so much for this wonderful and likewise, we're delighted that you stopped by too! It was an absolute pleasure to serve you and we're sure that your daughter will have many fun filled nights out at our venue! We can't wait for you to come back to Scotland and see us again :) V x More

Weymouth
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15 reviews 15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

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
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014 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

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
6 helpful votes 6 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
43 reviews 43 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 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
39 helpful votes 39 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
7 helpful votes 7 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

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