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“Simply the Best!!” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of The Adamson

The Adamson
Ranked #9 of 141 Restaurants in St. Andrews
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $0 - $30
Cuisines: European, British, Soups, Scottish, Grill, Contemporary
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Restaurant details
Good for: Bar scene, Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Business meetings, Romantic
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Dinner, Brunch, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: In the heart of St Andrews with a fresh take on contemporay dining using the finest locally sourced produce. The perfect place to eat,drink and socialise. Separate contemporary cocktail and wine bar which is open from 12pm to 12pm daily.
Cardiff, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Simply the Best!!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 4, 2014

I have eaten at The Adamson several times each year since it opened and it has always excelled at providing great dishes that never cease to surprise!! Last Thursday evening , with a Belgian friend from Antwerp that has some of the best eateries in Europe, we had an amazing 3 course meal. Most in our party of 4 had the blade of beef for their main and the apple trifle for dessert both which we all raved about. I have never had a beef dish so good and the trifle was full of delicious surprises!! Our starters, all different we all commented on how good they were.The staff are all knowledgeable concerning the wines & spirits in addition to the dining menu that changes seasonally. Scott , the talented Head Chef in the kitchen , was immersed in his cooking but my Belgian friend was quite excited to see that he actually cooks as well as devising the menu!!! Via satellite TV it seems he is also well known for Masterchef in Belgium!!
The Adamson is where I look forward to when considering where to eat in St Andrews.

  • Visited January 2014
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Linda O
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theadamson127, Owner at The Adamson, responded to this review, February 6, 2014
dear guest, many thanks for your review. we are delighted you found the quality of our food in your terms 'amazing'. scott & his team are extremely talented and we are very proud of them. hope to see you again when you next return to st andrews. regards julie lewis.
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Birmingham, Alabama
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26 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Great Food and atmosphere”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 31, 2014

We recently eat here on a visit to St. Andrews. This is a great place to eat. I had a chicken veggie dish which was great. I had sticky toffee for desert and it was very good. I would highly recommend this place to anyone. The gentleman hostess was just a charmer. A nice example of Scottish people. Eat here.....

  • Visited January 2014
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theadamson127, Owner at The Adamson, responded to this review, February 3, 2014
dear guest, thank you for your comments. delighted you enjoyed being with us. hope to see you when you next visit st andrews. regards julie lewis.
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Dundee, Scotland, United Kingdom
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85 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
“Great restaurant in the centre of St. Andrews”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 31, 2014

We had a great lunch in The Adamson today, nice atmosphere, good food and very reasonable prices, definitely worth a visit when your in St. Andrews.

  • Visited January 2014
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theadamson127, Owner at The Adamson, responded to this review, February 3, 2014
dear guest, thank you for your review sounds as if we hit all the buttons. hope to see you again. regards julie lewis.
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Tenerife, Spain
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“Lovely meal and service”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 31, 2014 via mobile

Went there for the first time last night and enjoyed a lovely meal. The mini bread loafs were cute and delicious, I also had the goats cheese salad, but asked for a few changes and additions which they did without problem. The sticky toffee pudding for dessert was 'ok' but not the best I've ever had. The teas at the end came in enormous pots which was nice. This might sound strange but the toilets were gorgeous! Lol. Staff were very friendly and smiley, Would def recommend to friends or family.

Visited January 2014
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Thank Stefi101
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theadamson127, Owner at The Adamson, responded to this review, February 3, 2014
dear guest, delighted to recieve your review & of course your very pleasing comments. pleased you enjoyed your visit. hope to see you again when you next visit st andrews. regards julie lewis.
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Northumberland National Park, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Great atmosphere”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 29, 2014

We only went in for a couple of drinks, great selection of cocktails etc. A very warm welcome which does make a difference. Great atmosphere - we could not eat there as it was full, however we returned later for whiskey and coffee. Great selection of whiskeys, made all the more moorish by being served with a delicious square of tablet. Contemporary, modern, friendly establishment. A great asset to St Andrews.

Visited January 2014
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Thank Sarah R
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theadamson127, Owner at The Adamson, responded to this review, January 30, 2014
dear guest, delighted you enjoyed the experience of your visit to the adamson. we pride ourselves on an excellent range of cocktails & hope you will return and eat with us on your next occasion. regards julie lewis
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