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Dolls House Restaurant

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3 Church Square, St. Andrews KY16 9NN, Scotland
+44 1334 477422
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10:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night, Dessert
Description: The Doll's House is one of St Andrew's most recognisable spots to eat...
The Doll's House is one of St Andrew's most recognisable spots to eat & drink- 2015 sees the restaurant celebrate its 20th anniversary. Specialising in hearty "good mood food", The Doll's House offers a diverse range of quality offers- from weekend brunch to value market menu dining. As well as an abundance of fresh scones and pastries, the main menu is packed full of lighter bites like big bowl salads and shellfish specials, along with a hearty mix of casseroles and roasts. We like to think there are some nice little touches too, like the "Eden Brewery Beer Battered Fish", and a new signature piece- a scrummy and slightly indulgent afternoon tea for two. Those joining us at The Dolls House for Sunday Roast every week can feel good about the splurge- we will donate 50p from the sale of each roast to Families First- a local charity based in the area. On the drinks list, you'll find a wonderful selection of gins to suit every palate, complimented by a range of carefully selected fresh garnishes and premium tonics. If you are looking for a spot of something sweeter, the Liquid Dessert range is exactly what it sounds like- a small but perfectly formed collection of cocktails that taste like their pudding namesake. Upstairs in the Eden Mill Private Dining Room, we can cater for cosy dinner parties and celebrations for groups of up to 12.
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Good for:
Romance
Local cuisine
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Nice Lunch

Decided to try the newly refurbished Dolls House restuarant in St Andrews for lunch as it had recently been taken over. My husband and I had a very nice two course lunch at a reasonable price. Two courses for £10.95 with a good selection to suit all tastes. Some courses have a small supplement... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 3, 2015
Hejb35
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Tayport, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Delivery
  • Late Night
  • Dessert
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Tayport, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
47 reviews 47 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015 NEW

Decided to try the newly refurbished Dolls House restuarant in St Andrews for lunch as it had recently been taken over. My husband and I had a very nice two course lunch at a reasonable price. Two courses for £10.95 with a good selection to suit all tastes. Some courses have a small supplement which is not uncommon. The decor... More 

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Ogden, Utah
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65 reviews 65 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015 NEW

...and do not miss the sticky toffee pudding. It's one of the main reasons to go back. I am in St. Andrews for the second time, this time only for a couple of days. So, tonight, I made certain to go to my favorite restaurant (in my limited experience.) I had the crispy skinned bream at my server's suggestion -... More 

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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137 reviews 137 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
126 helpful votes 126 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW via mobile

My wife and I were really looking forward to trying the Dolls House, having heard good things about it. Upon our arrival, we were greeted by a female with blonde hair who I assume is the manager. We were seated and informed that our waitress would be with us shortly. Our waitress. A young civil girl introduced herself and explained... More 

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Pennsylvania
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015 NEW

What a lovely place! The decor--grey plaid, wool, and wood--is simply charming. The food was delicious and the beer selection interesting. The food and drink menu offers local choices, which is a nice alternative to standard pub food. Libby our server knew the menu and the beer selection inside and out. I would definitely return. Get the leek tart.

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Sheffield, England, United Kingdom
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27 reviews 27 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015 NEW

I hadn't visited St Andrews for 25 years, and took the opportunity whilst staying in Carnoustie. I found the town very much the same ,beautiful buildings and interesting, obviously a university town, and thought it might be difficult to find a good eating place not crowded mid afternoon. How wrong!!! The Dolls House was immaculate inside, beautifully set tables, comfortable... More 

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scotland
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51 reviews 51 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Six of us, three generations, all had good lunch here, at very good prices. Our 7 year old even got a free ice cream for colouring in a picture. We will definitely return next time we visit St Andrews

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TheDollsHouse, Manager at Dolls House Restaurant, responded to this review

Hi marycampbell, Thank you for your 5* review! I am happy to hear that your family enjoyed your lunch at The Doll's House and that you will return again in the future. We hope to welcome you back again soon. Kind Regards, Jodie Shaw General Manager More 

St. Andrews, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

This little place has recently undergone a facelift so must check it out again. It has always been consistently good and they had a compact Christmas Menu that was reasonable priced and tasty.

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TheDollsHouse, Manager at Dolls House Restaurant, responded to this review

Hi SueLittle59, Thank you for your recent review of The Doll's House. I am happy to hear that you would recommend us for a night out and that you think the food is consistently good & reasonably priced. We hope to welcome you back again soon. Kind Regards, Jodie Shaw General Manager More 

Scotland, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

We hadn't been to the Dolls House in years and remembered it being quite pricey but good. Nowadays the menu is quite basic but with enough variety to suit everyone in our party. Everyone enjoyed every course and the bill was reasonable, considering how much wine we had. I would be happy to recommend this place to anyone.

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TheDollsHouse, Manager at Dolls House Restaurant, responded to this review

Hi Bigmo44jon, Thank you for your recent review. I am glad to hear that you enjoyed your recent trip to The Doll's House and thought that the meal was great value for money. We hope to see you again soon. Kind Regards, Jodie Shaw General Manager More 

Aberdeen, Scotland, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Was selected and booked by husband and did not disappoint. Set menu for Valentine's but selection was great, portions generous and good value. Excellent gin menu and beer menu and the wine list looked good too. Our particular waitress (Julie? American lady) was superb but the person who showed us to our seat was a bit surly, it took a... More 

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TheDollsHouse, Manager at Dolls House Restaurant, responded to this review

Hi Angharad J, Thank you for your recent 5* review! I am glad to hear that you enjoyed your Valentine's meal in The Doll's House and thought that Julie was superb. I look forward to passing on your comments to Julie, who will be thrilled to know that she impressed you during your visit. We hope to welcome you back... More 

St. Andrews, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
36 reviews 36 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Newly re-opened the Doll's House has a very nice ambience and friendly staff. We have had morning coffee and an evening supper there so far and fully intend to be back on a regular basis. The new decor is attractive and the tables are well set out for space and privacy. For the evening meal we were very well looked... More 

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TheDollsHouse, Manager at Dolls House Restaurant, responded to this review

Hi Johnboyblue, Thank you for your recent review. I am happy to hear that you enjoyed your visits to The Doll's House and find that the service is consistently great. We hope to welcome you back again soon. Kind Regards, Jodie Shaw General Manager More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 3 Church Square, St. Andrews KY16 9NN, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Fife  >  St. Andrews
  • Phone Number: +44 1334 477422

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 8 - 108
  • Cuisine: European, Scottish, British

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romance, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients

Description

The Doll's House is one of St Andrew's most recognisable spots to eat & drink- 2015 sees the restaurant celebrate its 20th anniversary. Specialising in hearty "good mood food", The Doll's House offers a diverse range of quality offers- from weekend brunch to value market menu dining. As well as an abundance of fresh scones and pastries, the main menu is packed full of lighter bites like big bowl salads and shellfish specials, along with a hearty mix of casseroles and roasts. We like to think there are some nice little touches too, like the "Eden Brewery Beer Battered Fish", and a new signature piece- a scrummy and slightly indulgent afternoon tea for two. Those joining us at The Dolls House for Sunday Roast every week can feel good about the splurge- we will donate 50p from the sale of each roast to Families First- a local charity based in the area. On the drinks list, you'll find a wonderful selection of gins to suit every palate, complimented by a range of carefully selected fresh garnishes and premium tonics. If you are looking for a spot of something sweeter, the Liquid Dessert range is exactly what it sounds like- a small but perfectly formed collection of cocktails that taste like their pudding namesake. Upstairs in the Eden Mill Private Dining Room, we can cater for cosy dinner parties and celebrations for groups of up to 12.
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 am - 11:00 pm
Monday
10:00 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
10:00 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
10:00 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday
10:00 am - 11:00 pm
Friday
10:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
10:00 am - 11:00 pm

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