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The Dining Room

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11-13 Crails Lane, St. Andrews KY16 9NR, Scotland
01334 467822
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Lovely cosy restaurant , excellent food and staff very helpful. Although they were very busy at the time of our visit, and got our bill mixed up overcharging from the wrong menu, this was resolved quickly and easily. The quality of the food is on a par with any top Chinese restaurant in Glasgow. I will definitely return.

Thank Michael M
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The food was delicious although the courses were speedily served to the table. We arrive at 13.50 and left an hour late after 3 courses. The staircase up to the toilets are an absolute disgrace and in much need of a dyson Hoover. Hopefully the kitchen doesn't reflect this lack of cleanliness! The food was good though.

Thank Jojobell2009
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15 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I had given a fairly mediocre review previously to this restaurant but being ever the optimists decided to try again. On the previous occasion there seemed to be some kind of staffing problems so we thought we d give it another chance. Ordered two diet cokes. It was the same colour as diet coke but that's where any resemblance ended.... More 

1 Thank Lighty555
Aberdeenshire, United Kingdom
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35 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

this Chinese restaurant has sit in and also does take away we had a take away. Food very good only thing was they were going to charge me an extra £1.50 for using my debit card

Thank 520albertf
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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173 reviews
125 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 129 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This is a pleasantly decorated but small restaurant. We were with friends and the waitress service to begin with was very prompt with the drinks. The menu is quite extensive and a main on this will be around £12 ( not even sure if that included rice ), which is a bit on the dear side. Starters are around the... More 

Thank scottyguy
St. Andrews, United Kingdom
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80 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2016

Evening meal set menus and lunch menus are excellent value, without compramising the quantity and quality of the food. Spare ribs are scrumptious and main meals are up there with our favourite Oriental restaurants . The decor is quaint which gives the restaurant a nice atmosphere . Carpets on the stairs are yukky and realy should be replaced and let... More 

Thank vincent w
Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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30 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2016 via mobile

We are In St Andrews for the weekend and were looking for a Chinese for dinner. The Dining Room was recommended to us from our waitress at Hotel Du Vin as being her favourite. On checking the previous reviews on Tripadvisor we were reluctant to try this restaurant as it had so many bad reviews. After a lengthy discussion we... More 

Thank A10EWD
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2016 via mobile

What an absolute disgrace, food was ok, service was good, ordered quarter shredded duck which is on the menu, to be told only half duck, so we said ok then, ordered 2 side dishes of chicken fried rice to accompany our main dish and when the bill was presented we were charged £35 for half duck and £29 for the... More 

Thank Jason A
West Vancouver
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56 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2016 via mobile

We have been travelling in Ireland and the U.K. For over 2 weeks. This is a pleasant change from you usual pub food. It's tugged in the little alley just past the Information Center on Market Street. Service is OK for us, but there is only one person working the floor so I can see that the service can be... More 

Thank WVantraveller
St andrews
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3 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2016

I recently went with my mother and 2 children to The Dining Room on a quiet weekday for lunch. We arrived just after 12noon and were seated and given menus.......then nothing. We were the only diners in the restaurant and there was 1 member of staff on the floor who had made a call to what seemed to be an... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Delivery, Takeout, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Dining on a budget, Romantic, Families with children, Special occasions, Business meetings
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 11-13 Crails Lane, St. Andrews KY16 9NR, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Fife  >  St. Andrews
  • Phone Number: 01334 467822

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