The Saint

4.2
397 reviews
£25 and under
British

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Casual
Welcome to The Saint Bar & Kitchen! Formerly St Andrews institution The West Port, the Saint has recently received an extensive renovation creating cosy, modern lounge areas and a refreshed, extensive garden area so you can enjoy whatever the Scottish weather throws your way.

Due to the new restrictions in place from Monday 2nd of November 2020, if you are dining inside, we require you to consume a meal.

Please note that we can only accept a maximum party size of 6, from a maximum of 2 separate households.

Following the Scottish Government advice, wearing of a face covering upon arrival and when moving around the venue is mandatory.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 397 People Are Saying
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4.2based on recent ratings
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87% of people would recommend it to a friend
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GordonW
New York Area
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, comfortable social distancing arrangements.

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SophieB
London
1 review
Dined on 23 November 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

I go to the saint for coffee meetings, lunches and drinks and food in the garden. I always enjoy my visits. The staffs know me and they are always attentive and friendly. I love the atmosphere and the decor.
The food is good too but my favourite is the cocktails!!

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Sandy
Angus
2 reviews
Dined on 22 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely food, great coffee, liked the friendly staff, felt like a propper outing, also had a nice table

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Ruthie
Angus
1 review
Dined on 21 November 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Very pleasant ambience. Service unhurried which suited us well. Light bites were tasty and good value. Main menu prices seemed more in keeping with a special occasion.

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Momo
1 review
Dined on 12 November 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

We were celebrating my birthday - it was lovely to be out. We had my 4 year old grandson with us who was delighted with his chicken gougons , chips and beans I had Steak Pie and I can assure you it is the best Steak Pie I have ever had when I have been out anywhere. The others in out party thoroughly enjoyed their food too. The service was a bit slow but due to the circumstances of us moving to tier 3 the next day it was very busy.
A very enjoyable experience. Thank you.

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LahrBert
Glasgow
2 reviews
Dined on 11 November 2020
Overall4food2service4ambience4

Good venue, great service. A bit limited on options to have with coffee.

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AndrewC
1 review
Dined on 7 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Friendly staff, good food and a nice atmosphere despite all the changes to meet all the regulations

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AnthonyQ
Angus
1 review
Dined on 7 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a fantastic time. The food was excellent and the service was first class.

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BridieC
Angus
1 review
Dined on 7 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My favourite restaurant comfortable seating ambience excellent fir a relaxed meal. Staff and manageress wonderful helpful charming people. Showing special care for the elderly

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samk
London
1 review
Dined on 7 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was absolutely amazing alongside the lovely waitress who was quick and very friendly. Would reccomend!

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Hello
Angus
1 review
Dined on 6 November 2020
Overall3food3service1ambience1

Service was very very slow! Got seated outside the tent which was freezing!

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Kelly
Glasgow
1 review
Dined on 6 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always had a lovely time at the Saint. Having previously been in several times for dinner and drinks it was my first time for breakfast but everything was still great. Friendly staff, delicious food in a beautiful setting!

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LahrBert
Glasgow
3 reviews
Dined on 4 November 2020
Overall4food2service4ambience4

Safe and proffesional service.
A bit limited on options for cakes/scones.

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OpenTable Diner
Angus
1 review
Dined on 3 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I would like to say a special mention to our waiter he was very accommodating and a credit to your restaurant and bar unfortunately I didn’t catch his name but he had a beard and showed us to our outdoor seating area which has a lovely ambiance about it .
It was my daughters birthday and it was a lovely start to our day ! Thanks again !

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Lizaw6655
Angus
1 review
Dined on 2 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Served straight away. Sat at a nice table in the corner but never forgotten about. The meal was excellent. Cooked to perfection and nice and hot. Unfortunately we were both too full from our starter and main to have desert, but the menu looked good so we will be back to try them another time. Lovely place and lovely staff.

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MyraM
Angus
1 review
Dined on 1 November 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Also signed up for the newsletter with the offer of 25% off. Nothing received.

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Ch20
Angus
1 review
Dined on 1 November 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Have really made the most out the marquee - seating and atmosphere was fab!

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ScottMcD
1 review
Dined on 31 October 2020
Overall5food3service5ambience4

Under the circumstances very well run and Staff excellent
Thank you

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GrahamH
Toronto
1 review
Dined on 31 October 2020
Overall2food2service1ambience3

The Club sandwich was very disappointing as the bread had not been toasted, as is normal. We had to wait nearly 20 minutes for our coffees, which were not too good at all. Very disappointing visit for lunch.

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Anonymouscustomer
1 review
Dined on 29 October 2020
Overall1food3service1ambience3

It was extremely loud in there, I had to basically shout at my friend. I could also barely hear what they’re ere saying. The service at the start was terrible as we sat there waiting for like 20-25mins so we thought we needed to use the QR code to order but once we stopped a server going by we managed to give an order. Also a small bottle of Budweiser was like 5pound a which is expensive even for St. Andrews, the brownie my friend ah seas also five pounds again being expensive.
The heaters were nice and the tent was cool but we also had to wait 5 mins before we got our temperatures taken and allowed to go sit down.

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LahrBert
Glasgow
3 reviews
Dined on 28 October 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Fine. All COVID protocols in place. Excellent service.
(Usual loud American students broadcasting their life story across the restaurant, but this is nothing new in St Andrews).

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 25 October 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Food and drinks excellence. Service was ok, had to call on the waiter a couple of times as he kept passing us without taking orders or clearing plates but would definitely visit again as the food was really good.

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IanM
Glasgow
2 reviews
Dined on 25 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food, staff and cleanliness. We thoroughly enjoyed our visit and will def visit again soon, thank you

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OpenTable Diner
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 24 October 2020
Overall2food3service1ambience4

Service was terrible waited 45 minutes to get a drink as table service only. Advertised opening times are also incorrect closes at 21:00.

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JohannaH
1 review
Dined on 24 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a great meal here - all the food was delicious and great value. Atmosphere is cosy and relaxing. Loved it!

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AberdeenFoodie
Houston
3 reviews
Dined on 23 October 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Food was OK but overpriced. Front of house wasn’t overly friendly and gave us a rubbish table despite booking a week in advance. Wait staff were lovely

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LyndsayW
1 review
Dined on 22 October 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

We had an excellent meal - the only reason for marking it down was because of the Covid restrictions we had to sit outside and it was rather chilly! More outside heaters needed methinks! Meal beautiful.

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HarrietW
1 review
Dined on 21 October 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Very nice atmosphere, however it was a bit stressful getting last orders at 8 pm and the waiters rushing around and giving us the bill without us asking

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johnm
1 review
Dined on 17 October 2020
Overall2food3service1ambience1

I think if you were having food it would have been fine but just for a drink you are sa t furthest away from the building and the staff tend to forget you are there.

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NicolaY
1 review
Dined on 17 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really lovely, tasty food. Well presented and good sized portions. Serving staff were polite and attentive. Will definitely return.

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Sihra428
Edinburgh
2 reviews
Dined on 17 October 2020
Overall3food2service2ambience2

Unfriendly manageress although waiting staff very friendly and helpful. Food ok but overpriced. Good COVID regulations.

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JudithD
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 17 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect Covid measured which did not spoil the atmosphere

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Sihra428
Edinburgh
2 reviews
Dined on 16 October 2020
Overall2food3service3ambience2

The lady that greeted us on entering looked very unfriendly and didn’t crack a smile the whole way to our table. We had booked for lunch and she took us to armchair type seats with low coffee tables - not at all suitable for eating lunch - clueless. We had to ask to be moved which seemed to cause a bit of bother whilst the “iPad was checked”. The serving staff were very friendly but they were obviously short staffed and things took a while and we had to ask a few times for condiments. The food was average.

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ValerieK
Glasgow
1 review
Dined on 16 October 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Current restrictions meant that we ate in the marquee, more heaters would have been good but all in all a pleasant experience. Staff excellent, food good and no rush to move on.

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SallyM
Angus
2 reviews
Dined on 14 October 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Beer Garden covered with marquee which kept wind out. Ideal to comply with COVID guidelines. Food & service very good.

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PaulK
Angus
1 review
Dined on 13 October 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Food was of a good standard and the bar coped well enough with Covid 19.

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OpenTable Diner
London
3 reviews
Dined on 13 October 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Really enjoyed our meal in a dog friendly venue. Glad we can support restaurants in these challenging times - missed having a bottle of wine! Friendly staff working very hard to continue to provide good customer service

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PaulineN
Angus
1 review
Dined on 13 October 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Terrible, slow service. Wrong order brought to the table. Food cold. Overcharged. Very expensive. Will not be back. Even the tables were on different levels.

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KathleenM
Angus
2 reviews
Dined on 13 October 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

On visiting on Tuesday 13 October for a late lunch (3.00) a dog barked continually throughout lunch, very, very off putting. What did not help was that staff continued to pat this dog every time they walked past it. I am hoping that they washed their hands afterwards, but unfortunately I doubt it.

I would not really recommend The Saint if dogs are going to continually bark through lunch

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AlanT
Glasgow
1 review
Dined on 13 October 2020
Overall2food2service3ambience1

Food ok,portion size was small especially kids meals
Wouldnt rush back

FAQs

The Saint is rated 4.2 stars by 397 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting bookings at the moment.