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The Saint

4.1
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313 reviews
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£25 and under
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British

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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. Whether you are a visitor or local and in sunshine or rain, The Saint is the ideal spot to while away a sunny afternoon, tuck into some locally sourced, quality bar dining or have a wee dram courtesy of our knowledgeable, passionate bar team.

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
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 313 People Are Saying
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4.1based on recent ratings
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4.2
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4.1
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4.1
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89% of people would recommend it to a friend
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KathleenM
Angus
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall2food4service3ambience3

Dog sitting at the table and its owner was giving it food off of her plate. I would not recommend for the above reason

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Kanal
London
5 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food4service4ambience3

Service was excellent and all Covid practices were adhered to. The only negative comment from me would be the restriction on the menu. Not as varied as before

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KathleenK
Glasgow
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall2food3service3ambience2

Menu very limited and poor choices on offer no specials available at 18:30hrs at night didn’t enjoy the table we sat at very pokey had the steak and ale pie which was very nice!

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JacquelineM
Angus
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Visited during Covid restrictions. We felt very safe and was seated at table for two well away from other tables. Food was very good, we had the fish and was very reasonable. The service was very quick and staff very friendly. Will definitely return

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RussellT
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Good value food and excellent service. Covid precautions very very simple and efficient.

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JackieG
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Lovely food, friendly and helpful staff, nice atmosphere.

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Shar
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall3food1service5ambience3

Was very warm inside the restrant and drinks where overpriced.

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DebbieB
Angus
1 review
Dined on 12 September 2020
Overall1food1service3ambience3

The Saint has gone downhill big time. Toilets were dirty, there were no IPA's, a very limited choice of bottled beer and the espresso martini used to have a toasted marshmallow on top but not anymore. I wont be back sadly.

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Stevie
Angus
1 review
Dined on 12 September 2020
Overall3food2service4ambience3

Burger for myself, Mac n cheese for my wife. Neither of us would return. Burger was dry with little flavour. Mac had a burnt herb crust on top and it was burnt.
It was a little pricy for the quality of food received.
Good set up for Covid with Perspex barriers between tables and it’s a nice looking bar / restaurant. Just a pity the food didn’t match up to the look and price.

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MaureenM
London
2 reviews
Dined on 12 September 2020
Overall3food1service3ambience3

Lunch on Saturday. I asked what was the dish of the day (as per lunch menu). Waitress said it wasn't ready yet. It was 1 p.m.! As I wasn't in a hurry I asked what it was as I would have been willing to wait. Waitress said chef hadn't told them!
I guess there was no dish of the day. I ordered venison & cranberry burger. The burger was very dry and there was no taste of cranberry. Very limited choice of wine - 4 white - which I can't understand given The Saint is a bar/restaurant. Won't be back.

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DorothyC
1 review
Dined on 12 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Friendly staff and very helpful when we didn’t like the table they were giving us. Good food, cooked well. What’s not to love?

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Mike
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 12 September 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Covid safety measures were of a high standard and fully observed by staff. Sat outside where ambience was good. Both of us had fish and chips which were excellent --indeed significantly better than either of the so-called top fish and chip shops in the town. For value, good service and food (I can only comment on the fish & chips) this takes some beating.

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Joanne
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 12 September 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Family met at The Saint for lunch and everyone in attendance was happy with the food presented to us. The staff were very respectful of COVID guidelines and the layout of the restaurant lent itself well (lots of little nooks and crannies!) to keeping people separate. In addition, screens had been erected between the tables, all in all which left us feeling very safe. We will look forward to visiting again.

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Susie
Angus
1 review
Dined on 8 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a lovely meal here on Monday using their continued discount scheme. The mac and cheese was great, there was great ambiance, and our waitress was really friendly.

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Dotty
1 review
Dined on 8 September 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Characterful venue. Cosy. Great decor. Great service. Not gourmet food but good pub grub. Tiny point but if you love icecream you may be disappointed: it was grainy and lacked flavour. Go for one of the other fab pudds.

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Francesca
Glasgow
1 review
Dined on 8 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Overall great experience. Food was quick and delicious, and the service was outstanding. I believe we got served by James, very attentive great customer care, would highly recommend.

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Jdgoodwin
Cambridge
2 reviews
Dined on 8 September 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Lovely food and friendly staff, made clear on entry what the social distancing etiquette was.

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KarenS
Angus
1 review
Dined on 7 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great meal, felt comfortable eating here, would come back

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Purplefoodie
London
3 reviews
Dined on 6 September 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

We were in for drinks only and sitting in the beer garden. It was a chilly day and if you had some heaters it would have been perfect. Enjoyable visit none the less and great service from your excellent staff.

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LindaG
Glasgow
4 reviews
Dined on 6 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience2

First time eating out for a while .
All measures that can be taken are implemented here .
Staff were friendly and service was good

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Spidercreeper
Angus
1 review
Dined on 5 September 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

This was my third visit and was as good as on previous visits. Excellent separation of tables.

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PaulN
Glasgow
2 reviews
Dined on 5 September 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Went for drinks in beer garden. Easy to book online. Staff were excellent - lovely outdoor space! Felt very safe.

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AshleighM
Angus
1 review
Dined on 4 September 2020
Overall2food2service4ambience4

Lovely atmosphere but found price to be a little steep for the standard of food serverd.

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Sonny14
Angus
1 review
Dined on 2 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Due to recent pandemic obviously not as busy as it could be but a good menu, felt very safe and will happily return

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ElizabethM
1 review
Dined on 2 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Second visit recently to The Saint. Impressed with safety measures taken in these uncertain times. On both occasions a lovely meal and great service. Can't wait for our next visit.

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JuliaM
Glasgow
1 review
Dined on 2 September 2020
Overall2food1service4ambience3

The food was tasteless and I couldn’t believe how greasy the kids meal was, don’t waste your money. Shame as the venue and staff are lovely. I’ve been twice now and the food really lets it down.

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OpenTable Diner
Angus
3 reviews
Dined on 1 September 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Food was amazing! So tasty! Cocktails were nice too. Covid guidelines being adhered to and I felt safe whilst eating. Only thing was service slowed after our mains so we had to track someone down to order desserts and then again for the bill. However we were 3 friends having a long overdue catch up so wasn't that big of a deal ❤️

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RachaelH
1 review
Dined on 31 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We booked for Monday evening based on a friend’s recommendation. We were seated by a girl (didn’t catch her name) however it was her first shift. She was incredibly polite and helpful, couldn’t praise her enough! I would never have known it was her first day! Please make sure she is given the praise. Every dish was delicious and would thoroughly recommend. The butternut and rosemary soup was fantastic!! Great restaurant, will definitely come back and recommend to others!

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AlanR
1 review
Dined on 31 August 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Under extreme pressure and circumstances the industry is under the staff at the Saint made us feel safe and confident to dine. Very attentive staff all well organised and versed. Great meal and will be back next time we are in St Andrews

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AlistairD
Glasgow
3 reviews
Dined on 31 August 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Lovely to sit outside for lunch in garden Corvid safe

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SamE
1 review
Dined on 31 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Temperature checks on the door, friendly staff, great food and lovely outside area.

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LMelD
1 review
Dined on 31 August 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience2

The Saint has good Covid measures in place, which was welcome. The speed of service tends to be on the slow side but the staff are pleasant. The lunch menu is more limited than before but that may be because of Covid. At 12.15, you would not expect to be told that the fish and chips had run out. There is a fish shop in St Andrews. The steak pie could have been more tasty and the broccoli was raw rather than al dente but the Thai fish cakes with a side salad (my own choice) was nice. Three flat whites took a long time to arrive, for which the waitress apologised but they were somewhat tepid when they did come. I wouldn't NOT recommend it but I would tell others not to go there if time was an issue.

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Andrew
Angus
1 review
Dined on 30 August 2020
Overall4food1service4ambience5

Excellent , friendly service...... greeted on arrival ....

The Saint
Responded on 1 September 2020

Thank you for your lovely review! Hope to see you again soon!

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JaneS
London
3 reviews
Dined on 29 August 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Unfortunately my fish did not have a crispy batter . I ate part of each end . The waitress said she would deduct but never offered to perhaps make something else for me . She said the kitchen said they were having problems with the dryer temperature!! It was pretty cold sitting outside too so if this is something you are going to continue I suggest you would need to consider heaters .

The Saint
Responded on 1 September 2020

Thank you for your review. We are so disheartened to learn that you left feeling disappointed and that we fell short on your visit to us. Please can you send your contact number to Sinners@the-saint-bar.co.uk so we can call you to discuss your experience in greater detail.

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JulieM
Glasgow
1 review
Dined on 29 August 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Everything was very good except it took a while for food to come but staff were aware and attended to us to make sure we had drinks and were informed.

The Saint
Responded on 1 September 2020

Thank you for your review! We are delighted that you felt that the team looked after you. Your feedback is vital to us as it will only allow us to improve so we will take this on board and work on this internally. We do hope that you will visit us again soon, if you do, please let us know directly via Sinners@the-saint-bar.co.uk.

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RickS
1 review
Dined on 29 August 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience4

Good food, Covid measures discreet but service very slow

The Saint
Responded on 1 September 2020

Thank you for your comments on the food. We are so disheartened to learn that you found the service to be slow however we will investigate this internally and do our best to improve. If you would like to visit us again, please let us know via Sinners@the-saint-bar.co.uk.

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NicolaO
Dublin
2 reviews
Dined on 29 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic service & great food as always. First time I’ve sat inside to eat and felt completely safe.

The Saint
Responded on 1 September 2020

Thank you for your wonderful review. We are over the moon to learn that you felt so safe! We will hopefully see you again soon!

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CatherineM
Angus
1 review
Dined on 29 August 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great food and service . Lovely beer garden setting

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DaveC
1 review
Dined on 26 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We booked online for 4 people & 2 dogs.
Very accommodating and friendly.
Excellent service and we were well looked after. Highly recommend The Saint.

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JoanF
Angus
1 review
Dined on 26 August 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Staff cheerful & friendly. Food nothing to write home about

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The Saint is rated 4.1 stars by 313 OpenTable diners.

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