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“Much improved”
Review of Sands Grill

Sands Grill
Ranked #78 of 149 Restaurants in St. Andrews
Price range: $40 - $93
Cuisines: Seafood, British, Gastropub
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
Description: 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.
Reviewed November 29, 2013

This was a return visit to the superb old course hotel. The only thing that had let it down last year was a very poor meal at the sands grill. I must say that this time around the sands was significantly improved and the quality much more in keeping with the surroundings.

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75 - 79 of 95 reviews

Reviewed November 10, 2013

Fantastic meal. Great fish and meat selection. Excellent value for money especially as in a five star resort. Cannot recommend the lamb and cottage pie highly enough!

Thank GillianLennox
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Reviewed October 23, 2013

Was a wee bit wary after booking this restaurant for our meal whilst staying in the hotel as some of the reviews were quite critical. However can only say that our experience was superb. Firstly the staff - especially the waiter Ewan - was so helpful and friendly. Nothing was too much trouble. The meal was excellent - freshly prepared and very good quality. Had 3 courses and each one was excellent. Could not fault anything about this restaurant.

Thank Mentalmags
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Reviewed October 8, 2013

Ate at this rstaurant first night of stay. Large choice of dishes.We opted for oysters and rib eye steak both of which were delicious.

Thank Linda L
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Reviewed October 6, 2013

Living locally and looking for somewhere to treat ourselves my friend and I booked the Sands Grill I wish I had read reviews before venturing in. The Hotel may boast 5 stars but the dining experience we had was unrateable.

We ordered Chicken Caesar salad which when it arrived looked lovely but lacked one essential ingredient-CHICKEN .Added to which eating the croutons could have resulted in a very expensive trip to the dentist to replace several broken teeth. We informed the waitress who apologised profusely and took it away. It was replaced with much more like the proper dish we ordered- so why not that the 1st time???

Main Course also chicken but so so salty that it was totally inedible- do chefs not taste their food anymore before it goes to the customers?

Returned dishes again- We were offered alternatives but were so disappointed that we decided just to have our wine and drinks and order a coffee to take the ghastly, salty taste away.

The Head Waitress did offer us a discount on our meal and complimentary desserts etc but nothing could compensate for our ruined evening. The dining room staff dealt with our issues v well but this did not take away that it is a 5 star hotel with the catering in this restaurant well below the expected level.

I work also in the tourist industry and suffice is to say that I will not be repeating this experience or recommending anyone else to either.

St Andrews has many other restaurantsi, far less pretentious and delivering a far better standard of food at more realistic prices.

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Thank ajmoScotland
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