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“Great venue”
Review of The Swilcan Lounge

The Swilcan Lounge
Ranked #54 of 158 Restaurants in St. Andrews
Cuisines: Scottish
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Description: The Swilcan Lounge provides stunning panoramic views over the Old Course. The lounge offers everything from fish and chips to a post-round light bite and is a popular venue for special occasions. The roof garden is a great spot for photographs offering vistas across the fabled Links.
Reviewed August 4, 2018

The restaurant has pleasant views over the golf course, no problems with service, food seemed a bit overpriced, parking on site.

Date of visit: August 2018
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Reviewed August 1, 2018

Every time we go here we hope for an outstanding experience. OK maybe those expectations are too high. We just hope for a pleasant experience. With the front desk employees securing tee times being outstanding, the gift shop employees being outstanding--why does this place do so poorly??? Is it under some kind of different management??

Food: C- Someone taste your food!! This time at least there wasn't a 45 minute wait for food, however what we were served was barely edible, and thrown together on the plate. If you can't cut a sandwich into four neat triangles just cut the thing in half. Ham and cheese sandwich with chunks of cheese sliced so thick you could call it ham and cubed cheese.

Ambience: A This is why we eat here, sigh. I love the view and it's easy to grab a bite before you head out to the courses next to it.

Service: C+ Could it kill the hostess, bartender, waitress to smile? Glum employees. Please go to front desk and see what hospitality is.

Cleanliness: A Bathrooms spotless

Date of visit: July 2018
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StAndrewsLinks, Marketing at The Swilcan Lounge, responded to this reviewResponded August 2, 2018

We're obviously very sorry to hear you were disappointed with your dining experience. We appreciate you letting us know and we will feed your remarks back to the team.

Apologies again. We do hope to welcome you back in the future.
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Reviewed July 9, 2018

Whenever we are in Fife, we try and head to St Andrews for lunch here. It is so relaxing with amazing views over the golf course and also the famous Himalayas Putting Green. The service is good and I ordered a steak which was one of the nicest cooked steaks I have eaten. The food is always very well presented and tastes as good as it looks. We sat enjoying the atmosphere, with golfers coming and going, yet there is a calmness about the place which makes you want to linger.

Date of visit: May 2018
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Reviewed July 9, 2018

Nice location nice staff and good service. Half the resturant closed - why ? not that busy and lots of empty tables. Food mediocre. Fish ok, chips awful, tasteless tartare sauce. family member had lamb which was tough and didnt have the promised mint gravy. Few uninspiring carrotts offered as veg.
Not reccommneded

Date of visit: July 2018
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StAndrewsLinks, Marketing at The Swilcan Lounge, responded to this reviewResponded July 11, 2018

We were sorry to hear your dinner did not meet your expectations and we'll be sure to share your feedback with our management team. Our aim is to deliver on and exceed the expectations of every individual whether a golfer or non-golfer. We are sorry that this has not been the case for you on this occasion, but we do hope we have the opportunity to serve you again in the future.

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Reviewed July 8, 2018 via mobile

My Sisters and I enjoyed a wonderful experience with excellent food and Service . The view of the Old Course a short walk from town to a fabulous and relaxed lunch we our tea and extra hot Walter was no problem x. The Caesar Salad and Chicken Focaccia we truly fresh and delicious and we felt reasonably prices for position and service thank you Isabelle x x

Date of visit: April 2018
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