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Vic Pub\Kitchen and Social Club

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International, British, Contemporary
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1 St Mary's Place, St. Andrews KY16 9UY, Scotland
+44 1334 476964
Website
Today
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Closed now
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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, 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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Visitor rating
  • 113
    Excellent
  • 47
    Very good
  • 23
    Average
  • 15
    Poor
  • 18
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Surprise Find

Searching for a restaurant which didn't require a mortgage, we came across The Vic. From the outside it resembled an old cinema so we really didn't know what to expect as we ascended the stairs. We were pleasantly surprised at the open space and relaxed atmosphere. Our fajitas arrived on a... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 15, 2015
amf963
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Bar scene
  • Dining on a budget
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216 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Glasgow
2 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015 NEW 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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Dunblane, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

Had the hot dog/burger 2 for 1 deal here with a couple of friends. Food was excellent, chilli dog in particular was incredible. Great beer on draught and great staff. Will be back again.

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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 such an awesome review, John! If you think our hotdog stacked with chilli was amazing, you'll have to come back and try out our chipolata dog! Come back and see us again very soon! V x More 

Glasgow, United Kingdom
Contributor
15 reviews 15 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

Searching for a restaurant which didn't require a mortgage, we came across The Vic. From the outside it resembled an old cinema so we really didn't know what to expect as we ascended the stairs. We were pleasantly surprised at the open space and relaxed atmosphere. Our fajitas arrived on a sizzling hot plate with separate sides and tortillas.Excellent, as... More 

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

Thanks for that amazing review! We love that you enjoyed our quirky building design and if we had a penny for everyone who got lost in our toilets, well, we'd have a lot of pennies! Oh, we have to agree with you. Our fajitas's are sensational and excellent value for money so it's great to read that you enjoyed them!... More 

St. Andrews, United Kingdom
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

About 6 months ago my girlfriend and I went to the Vic for lunch. Despite the restaurant being almost empty, we received no service and left without ordering after 15 minutes. Today we went back, thinking we'd give them another chance. The food came about 40 minutes after we ordered. When we finished eating we had to wait another 20... More 

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

Thanks for taking the time to write us a review. Ensuring a perfect service is extremely important to us so we apologize that on this occasion we failed to deliver as this is definitely not to our usual standard. It would be greatly appreciated if you could drop us an email over to hello@vicstandrews.co.uk so we could discuss this further.... More 

Letham, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

Was starving and on a quest for breakfast only it was past the time breakfast is served in most places, but VIC to the rescue. Yummy veggie breakfast topped of with a 'bloody shame' mocktail. I will be back!

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

Thank you for that awesome review! We're glad that found us and we managed to quench your hunger and thirst. We offer one of the biggest breakfasts in St Andrews and our pancakes are irresistible! You've gotta pop back in and try out our French Toast served with crispy bacon and syrup! It's exactly what you need to start your... More 

Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

This is one if my favourite restaurants. I love the unusual decor and the cocktails are amazing!! The food tastes great, it's all very rustic. I love the atmosphere. I would definitely recommend this to anyone also St. Andrews is a beautiful town, well worth walking down towards the abbey and along the waterfront.

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

Thanks for that amazing review, Megan! It's absolutely made our day that we're one of your favourite restaurants and that you really enjoyed our cocktails and food! We can't wait to see you again :) V x More 

Reviewer
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

I visited the VIC for lunch with a friend recently we came for few drinks and it was a terrible experience we had been 2 weeks previous & got terrible service sitting on splinters of smashed glass on seats, staff on there mobiles while tables were full with empty dirty plates and glasses , mops and buckets left around ,... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 4
VicCafe, Manager at Vic Pub\Kitchen and Social Club, responded to this review

Thanks for bringing this issue to our attention, Amber. We're obviously extremely disappointed and upset to discover that this incident occurred but we can assure you that this definitely not reflective of our usual service. It would be greatly appreciated if you could drop us an email over at hello@vicstandrews.co.uk so we can investigate this further. Please accept our deepest... More 

Bracknell, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

This had a clean and friendly atmosphere with board games and great beer. We were older than the usual clientelle but were made to feel very welcome.

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

Thanks for the amazing review! The VIC Pub/Kitchen welcomes everyone through the door so it's great to read that you guys enjoyed your visit. Come and visit us again when you're next in St Andrews! :) V x More 

Reviewer
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

Have been here many times for cocktails which are always delicious, (the favourite being The Basil and Vanilla Berry). On our last visit we decided to try the burgers since there ws a great 2-for-1 deal. The burger topped with pulled pork was cooked to perfection and the flavours were lovely, whilst the burger with BBQ sauce and topped with... More 

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

Your review brought a massive smile to our faces, Lisa! The Basil and Vanilla Berry is one of our favourite cocktails too, well, if we're being honest, they all are! The team are over the moon that you enjoyed them! Yep, our 2-4-1 burgers are amazing, aren't they? :) We can't wait for you to return so hurry back! V... More 

Brechin, United Kingdom
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

Me and my boyfriend had eaten here today for the first time and the atmosphere is great! The food is soo yummy and I recommend the sharing plate if there are two of you and the burgers too. There are also great deals and prices are very reasonable if on a budget ;-)

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
VicCafe, Manager at Vic Pub\Kitchen and Social Club, responded to this review

Thanks for that amazing review, Naomi! We have to agree with your comments about our super yummy sharing platter and of course, our irresistible burgers! You guys will have to come back and work your way through the rest of our menu because we can assure you that it's just as tasty! Can't wait to see you again :) V... More 

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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
  • Cuisine: International, British, Contemporary

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Bar scene, Dining on a budget

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