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Sands Grill

The Old Course Hotel | Old Station Road, St. Andrews KY16 9SP, Scotland
+44 1334 474371
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  • Excellent43%
  • Very good28%
  • Average17%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible5%
Travelers talk about
“steak” (18 reviews)
“pork ribs” (2 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
British, Seafood, Gastropub
$$ - $$$
The Old Course Hotel | Old Station Road, St. Andrews KY16 9SP, Scotland
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Reviewed October 21, 2018 via mobile

I much preferred this Restaurant to the Road Hole inside Old Course Hotel. We both had the mac and cheese lobster and it was beautiful and tasty. Lovely atmosphere! Service great

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Interiorsgirl2018
Reviewed August 9, 2018

We were tired from traveling and walking around town so ate in the hotel grill which turned out to be an excellent choice. Waitstaff was friendly and had a great sense of humor, food was delicious, and the sticky toffee pudding was inspirational.

Date of visit: May 2018
Thank Mellonb
Reviewed July 22, 2018

We had my sons graduation at the Sands Grill and I wasn't disappointed The food was excellent the service first class and the ambience perfect They had a good selection of beers, wines and cocktails I would definately visit again

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank TheOwls93
Reviewed June 27, 2018 via mobile

This was a good place to take business guests for a nice dinner. The service was great and the selection of food and wine was great. Bread was placed in the table to start. We selected a range of entrees like soup, mussels and the...More

Date of visit: June 2018
Thank fishinwater
Reviewed April 16, 2018 via mobile

My wife and I visited the Sands Grill with Friends on Saturday the 14th. We were very impressed by the hotel and our accommodation and had high expectations for the restaurant. Unfortunately, the meal wasn't to the same standard as everything else we had experienced...More

Date of visit: April 2018
1  Thank pete604
Reviewed April 2, 2018

Up for an overnight stay which included dinner and breakfast. Dinner was in the Sands Grill which is classy but informal and makes for a relaxing meal. The sea bass was beautiful thoroughly enjoyed it. Staff were attentive, friendly and efficient. Great experience.

Date of visit: March 2018
Thank Alan P
Reviewed March 25, 2018

We had 2 lovely meals when staying in the old course hotel. Food was well presented and perfectly cooked. We had the Market menu on our first night which was lovely the only problem was that the same menu was repeated on the 2nd night...More

Date of visit: March 2018
Thank MrsEScott2014
Reviewed March 8, 2018

I love the mussel starter dish and toffee pudding. Thanks Ms Kasia for your recommendation and your terrific service. I will definitely come back!More

Date of visit: March 2018
Thank Matus P
Lee S, Marketing Assistant at Sands Grill, responded to this reviewResponded March 12, 2018

Dear Matus, It’s so lovely to hear you had such a good time – thank you very much for sharing your experience through TripAdvisor, it’s much appreciated. I’m delighted to hear you received a great level of service from Ms Kasia, I’ll be sure to...More

Reviewed March 4, 2018

Lovely menu, well presented in super surroundings. Good choice for fish or meat eaters along with good wine choices.

Date of visit: February 2018
Thank Scottishlass124
Reviewed February 28, 2018

Food was good however. It wasn’t presented well but good quality and lovely staff carried it a little.

Date of visit: January 2018
Thank LisaAddison
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August 3, 2016|
Response from gregoryanthonyb | Reviewed this property |
I called the hotel directly. It was the best way. Once there I booked the next night in person
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$38 - $88
British, Seafood, Gastropub
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Special occasions, Large groups, Romantic, Business meetings, Families with children
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: The Old Course Hotel | Old Station Road, St. Andrews KY16 9SP, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Fife  >  St. Andrews
  • Phone Number: +44 1334 474371
A contemporary, buzzy brasserie offering a casual, yet quality dining experience specialising in seafood and steak. Inspired by a traditional Grill House and promoting Scotland’s finest seasonal ingredients with a twist of international flavours, Sands Grill serves the freshest locally caught seafood from Anstruther to Crail and the finest Black Isle beef. All meats are cooked in the Josper oven, giving a unique flavour by cooking over the finest charcoal embers.
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