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Vic Pub\Kitchen and Social Club

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Grill, Bar, British, Pub, American, Contemporary, Scottish
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1 St. Marys Place, St. Andrews KY16 9UY, Scotland
+44 1334 476964
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10:00 am - 12:00 am
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Sun - Mon 10:00 am - 12:00 am
Tue - Sat 10:00 am - 2:00 am
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Lovely lunch, the burgers were fantastic and staff absolutely lovely. Excellent value, a lovely wee place.

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

Hello P A. Thanks for the review on our Tripadvisor page and spreading the word. Great to hear you enjoyed our food and found the staff to be friendly. We hope you pop in again soon! Thanks More 

Edinburgh
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We arrived for a meal on their new menu. The food took quite a while and the starter came at the same time as the mains but the food was great, very tasty. The supervisor (maybe manager) dealt with our complaint really well. He discounted our food and apologised, they clearly care about their customers. I would recommend it and... More 

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

Good afternoon chickydoo, Thanks for leaving your feedback on our Tripadvisor page. I'm glad you enjoyed our food. I'm sorry for the delay in your food. Sometimes mistakes do happen but I'm delighted you thought it was handled so well by the manager on duty. We do really care about our customers and it's great to hear you'd recommend us!... More 

Cupar, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Good food at a reasonable price. The children's menu is incredible! Really enjoyed the meal and the place itself feels very cool.

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

Thank you for taking the time to write us a review! We're glad to hear that you enjoyed the food from our newly launched menu and that the little ones were happy with their options too. Hope to see you again soon! V x More 

Indianapolis, Indiana
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37 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Vic has an industrial feel and the food is fresh and fantastic. They were eager to assist with Gluten Free options. The food was generous and full of flavor. We also ordered off the signature cocktail menu. These drinks were as equally as good as their food!

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

Thank for the great review meldavell - I'm glad you enjoyed your choices from our new menu and our classic cocktails - especially the French Martinis! We're more than happy to tweak our dishes to fit a wide range of dietary requirements so that nobody misses out. Hope to see you again soon! V x More 

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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2016 via mobile

We arrived before the fish man (11:50 thanks to hungry hungover son) but nice to see the fish is fresh. So, it was a plain burger, a chilli burger and a chicken burger. All were excellent with a good proportion of salad to meat and a well cooked, not too tight burger. Service was top notch too. I recommend sitting... More 

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3 Thank srmh1969
VicCafe, Manager at Vic Pub\Kitchen and Social Club, responded to this review

Mega thanks for that top notch review! Yup, we're all about fresher than fresh ingredients and our haddock is nabbed from the sea and put straight into the delivery van to begin it's journey to the Vic! We're glad that you enjoyed our equally delicious burgers! You'll have to come back and try out our exclusive Burger of the Week!... More 

Isle of Man, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2016

Enjoyed the 2 for 1 burger and fries. Quick and efficient service. Love the decor, not so keen on the dog bowls that the food is served in! Very quirky and a great location when you come off the West Sands. Will definitely return

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Thank McB1991
VicCafe, Manager at Vic Pub\Kitchen and Social Club, responded to this review

Thanks for the review! We love that you enjoyed our quirky decor and we'll be sure to pass your positive words onto the team! On your next visit just specify to the staff taking your order that you'd prefer a plate instead of our quirky bowls and they'll happily arrange that for you :) See you soon! V x More 

County Durham, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2016

Great bar with friendly staff and great prices. Did not eat but the choice of food was good and those eating seemed to enjoy it.

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Thank llenar2016
VicCafe, Manager at Vic Pub\Kitchen and Social Club, responded to this review

Hi llenar2016, Thanks for the great review. We're glad you enjoyed your drink - we hope next time you pop in you try one of the dishes from our fantastic menu! See you again soon! V x More 

Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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35 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2016

I remember the Vic when I was a student there (graduated in 2011). It used to be just another student pub. With nice food but nothing special. No soul, no atmosphere.. Now its a totally different story! The place is transformed into something fun and welcoming. The food is reasonably prised and excellent, and the service is friendly. Definitely recommend... More 

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

Hi Katsiniaouros, A lot has changed in the Vic since 2011 (may have been called Victoria Cafe in our old life). We're glad you popped in and were so impressed with the changes. We look forward to welcoming you back soon - thanks for the recommendation. V x More 

Ontario
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105 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2016 via mobile

This was a nice stop for my group after a day of golf. The food was good, service friendly and the pints cold. E went there a few nights on our trip to St. Andrews.

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Thank GrantO13
VicCafe, Manager at Vic Pub\Kitchen and Social Club, responded to this review

Thanks for the review, Grant! It's great that you stopped by after your game of golf! We look forward to welcoming you back very soon. V x More 

Dundee, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2016 via mobile

Had a fantastic night in the vic. Staff are on point and drinks are fab. We did have a little accident involving a pint of Guinness and my shirt but the manager (Andy I think his name was) couldn't have been more helpful and sorted us right out. What a wee babe 10/10 thanks so much xxx

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Thank chloemk92
VicCafe, Manager at Vic Pub\Kitchen and Social Club, responded to this review

Thanks for writing us a review, Chloe! Although there was a wee accident, we're glad that you all enjoyed your night! We'll be sure to pass your comments onto Andy and the rest of the team regarding their service :) Come and hang out with us again soon! V x More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$3 - $15
Cuisine
Grill, Bar, British, Pub, American, Contemporary, Scottish
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Buffet, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Free Wifi, Reservations
Good for
Large groups, Dining on a budget, Bar scene, Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 am - 12:00 am
Monday
10:00 am - 12:00 am
Tuesday
10:00 am - 2:00 am
Wednesday
10:00 am - 2:00 am
Thursday
10:00 am - 2:00 am
Friday
10:00 am - 2:00 am
Saturday
10:00 am - 2:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1 St. Marys Place, St. Andrews KY16 9UY, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Fife  >  St. Andrews
  • Phone Number: +44 1334 476964
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.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?