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“Enjoyable evening” 4 of 5 stars
Review of VITA Bar & Grill

VITA Bar & Grill
1 St John's Place, Perth PH1 5SZ, Scotland
01738444987
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Ranked #73 of 173 Restaurants in Perth
Price range: $5 - $56
Cuisines: Italian, Scottish, Contemporary
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Good for: Bar scene
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Description: Vita Bar & Grill feels like a classic Italian experience but with a contemporary Scottish buzz, all served in a modern & stylish interior. At VITA Bar & Grill we are on a mission to offer great fresh food and delicious drinks, served in a friendly, relaxed and fun environment, by exceptional, passionate and caring peopleCome in for brunch, lunch, dinner or drinks!
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“Enjoyable evening”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2013

There was very little open in Perth the night we arrived -Pacos was our plan but it was locked up, as was the George Hotel. As a result this place was very busy, but the staff were great, and the food was really good. They've made good use of the old Filling Station site and we all enjoyed the shared starters and the mains.

    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Christopher B, Manager at VITA Bar & Grill, responded to this review, January 16, 2013
Thank you for your positive review. It was great to read that you experienced our great team and really good food. We are still quite a new business and will share your positive comments with our team to encourage them to keep working hard to deliver the best possible service. Thanks again for your positive review and hopefully we will see you again very soon.
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  • English first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Any
English first
Perth, United Kingdom
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46 reviews 46 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 20 cities Reviews in 20 cities
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
“Love this place, but service needs improving”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2013

Just before Christmas, we had dinner at Vita in Perth with friends and were pleased with this new venue. It's very central, the interior is fresh and trendy and the food and drinks menus look great.

The menu had plenty to choose from.
Hubby and I had one of their sharing platters to start with, and we were surprised at how big it was! It would have been ideal for four, but we made short shrift of it! It included: wee burgers; haggis balls; delicious meatballs; breads; and dipping vinegar & oil.
For our main we both had the magnificent Highland burger: a burger topped with haggis, cheese and an egg. It was immense, and extremely good.

The service was OK: mostly good, bad in parts, but they redeemed themselves. We ordered wine, which didn't arrive - when we pointed this out we were comped a couple of glasses.
After we'd had our coffee we felt the service disappeared somewhat - we were left to our own devices for a good 45 minutes before we had to ask for the bill. We weren't complaining about not being rushed! But it was an opportunity for the staff to ask if we wanted to order more drinks, which we would have.

I think the continuity of service is something they can work on!

  • Visited December 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Christopher B, Manager at VITA Bar & Grill, responded to this review, January 16, 2013
Thank you for your positive review. We were delighted to read that you enjoyed your VITA Tapas starter and our signature Highland Burger. We are very proud of the quality of food we offer and of our Chefs. Thank you also for your constructive comments regarding the service. We are still quite a new business and employed a completely new team of local people to help us deliver our vision for VITA Bar & Grill. The team have had extensive training and we continue to support them to deliver service that is excellent and your feedback has been shared with the team as the continuously try to deliver the best service possible. Thanks you again for your review, hopefully we will see you again very soon.
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Perth, United Kingdom
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“Good food & good service - excellent!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2013

Went for early dinner on Christmas Eve with 9 friends and 4 kids. We had two large tables put together on the raised level of the restaurant. I hadn't been when it was under previous management (Byzantium) however, I was immediately impressed with the decor and overall look of the place. Very modern and minimalist, it has obviously had a complete overhaul. They have done a great job! Food was well presented and arrived quickly and with a smile :0) childrens menu is fab for only £4.95 they get a main course and pudding. Portion size was on the generous side too! Our family 2 adults (3 courses) and 2 kids eat well and and the bill was £50 ( we did have a money off voucher) I thought it was excellent value for money as this included several alcoholic drinks. I have certainly paid more for far worse!! Look out for regular Groupon offers on this venue. Well worth the money to visit. We'll be back!

  • Visited December 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Christopher B, Manager at VITA Bar & Grill, responded to this review, January 16, 2013
Thank you for your positive review. It was great to read that you enjoyed your visit on Christmas Eve so much. Thanks for such positive comments about our Children's menu, we like to look after the little people who visit VITA ! We are regularly offering special deals with Itison and these offer a chance to experience new VITA Bar & Grill offerings such as our Champagne Afternoon Tea which is a real treat. Thanks again for such a positive review and hopefully we will see you all again soon.
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Perth, United Kingdom
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“Really good service”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2013

Thought we would try the new ace in town out and we were not disappointed.
This had been recommended by a friend and it was really good food.
The ace is a lovely setting with smaller tables and comfy chairs down stairs and bigger dining tables up stairs.
The choice was mixed from stake to pizza and mac and cheese plus good starters and deserts.
The price of the good was also good value. Will defiantly come again

    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Christopher B, Manager at VITA Bar & Grill, responded to this review, January 16, 2013
Thank you for your positive review. It was great to read that you visited VITA Bar & Grill following a recommendation from a friend, a positive recommendation makes us really happy ! Thank you again for taking the time to gives us your feedback and hopefully we will see you again very soon
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“Great Food”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2012

We came to Perth for 2 nights in December and stumbled across VITA by accident. Great food, great presentation and great staff. Would not hesitate to recomend here to eat

  • Visited December 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Christopher B, Manager at VITA Bar & Grill, responded to this review, January 16, 2013
Thank you for positively reviewing VITA Bar & Grill, it was nice to read that you visited during your trip to Perth and enjoyed your VITA experience. Your review was the last of 2012 and we finished the year feeling very positive ! Thanks again and hopefully we will see you next time you visit.
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