The Saint

4.1
518 reviews
£25 and under
British

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Casual
There is usually 2 options when booking online, standard or outdoor. Standard is our indoor seating (it is hard wired this way so we can’t change it) and if outdoor is not showing it means that area is fully booked.

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.

Please note that we can only accept a maximum party size of 8, from a maximum of 8 separate households outdoors, and up to 6 people from 3 households indoor. This is updated regularly to be in line with the Scottish Government Guidance. All of our staff will be wearing PPE. We ask that you wear a mask on arrival and while moving around the restaurant. Please arrive promptly for your booking so that we can stagger bookings and that you can enjoy your table for the maximum time.
No smoking.

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
Protective equipment
  • Waiting staff wear masks
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 518 People Are Saying
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86% of people would recommend it to a friend
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AllisonP
Angus
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Great service and food amazing would highly recomend

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ChristineN
Angus
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Staff were very pleasant and efficient. The food was tasty and good value and the Covid protocols were all good.

The Saint
Responded 20 hours ago

Hi ChristineN, Thanks for the review! Really glad you enjoyed the food, and you thought it was good value. See you soon. Thanks Laura

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JohnF
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food3service5ambience5

We just went for drinks hence 3 stars for food. Cocktails lovely. Staff friendly and attentive, ambience in garden great. Always worth going back. We live in St Andrews - how lucky are we !

The Saint
Responded 2 days ago

Thank you for leaving us a lovely review. We can't wait to have you back hopefully to try some food this time! Thanks, Nicole.

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JenniC
Angus
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went for lunch with a friend and the food was delicious as usual. Service was friendly and prompt. I would definitely recommend the Saint to anyone visiting St Andrews. We sat inside this time but the outside area is great and has buzz to it.

The Saint
Responded 2 days ago

Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review JenniC we are glad you enjoyed your visit. Hopefully see you again soon to enjoy the sun in the beer garden. Thanks, Nicole.

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AiLFoR
London
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Good Food with a Great Service, very friendly, professional staff..Mmmmm the 70/80’s mixed tape was a wee bit passė… Apart from that, we have been at the Saint a number of times and we will be back!!!

The Saint
Responded 2 days ago

Thank you for taking the time to leave us a kind review. We are glad to hear you enjoy coming back to us. Next time you can request some songs! See you soon. Thanks Nicole.

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Boyle
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, been a vegetarian for almost 20 years and this is one of the best veggie burgers I’ve ever had. Mixed with excellent cocktails, great atmosphere and excellent service. Our go to place in St Andrews.

The Saint
Responded 2 days ago

Myself and the team are happy to hear you enjoyed your visit and loved the veggie burger. We hope to see you again soon. Thanks, Nicole.

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JagRay
Devon
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Very nice restaurant. Good covid measure's. Good staff and very nice food.

The Saint
Responded 2 days ago

Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review. We pride our self's in keeping our customers and staff safe. We hope to see you again soon. Nicole.

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AndyW
1 review
Dined on 12 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Saint is a lovely restaurant inside or outside. The food is good, service good, and the venue is really good. We will go again !

The Saint
Responded 7 days ago

The team at The Saint are pleased you enjoy your time with us and we can't wait to see you again. Thank you for taking the time to leave a review. Thanks Nicole.

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Veech
Orlando
1 review
Dined on 12 June 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience2

There was a really long wait to order drinks and although being told they'd come back in a few mins, it was over half an hour before anyone did so. This was the same btwn ordering first round and our meal. It just meant we didn't spend as much and felt rushed given the turn around time and length it took to even have food and drink

The Saint
Responded 2 days ago

Thank you for raising the issue to our attention Veech. I am terribly sorry this is the service you received as this is far from the service we aim to deliver. We hope you give us another chance to prove this is not our standard of service. Thanks Nicole.

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GMCD
1 review
Dined on 12 June 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Food was very good .All freshly made . Very good value for money.
Would recommend the apple and berry crumble it was delicious.

The Saint
Responded 7 days ago

The team are happy to hear you enjoyed the food on your visit. The crumble is one of our most popular deserts i am glad you loved it as much as we do. Thanks Nicole.

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AlisonM
Angus
1 review
Dined on 12 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Terrific ,simple food cooked well and presented with flair.

The Saint
Responded 7 days ago

I'm glad you enjoyed the food Alison we hope to see you again soon. Thanks Nicole.

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SusanB
1 review
Dined on 12 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic lunch on Saturday the steak and Stornaway salad is amazing. Great atmosphere always helps when the sun is out . Staff were excellent we we running late and when I phoned they could t be more helpful. Thank you we will he back

The Saint
Responded 7 days ago

We are happy to hear you enjoyed the food on your visit. We hope to see you again soon! Thanks Nicole.

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JohnM
1 review
Dined on 11 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place for food and the service was friendly and looked after us very well it has a great atmosphere which added to being in this lovely restaurant my wife and I come here a lot and is one of our favourite places to eat and drink in St. Andrews well done to you all keep up the good work 😘

The Saint
Responded 7 days ago

Thank you for your review John we are so happy to hear you enjoy your visits, we are glad you keep coming back! Hopefully see you again soon while the great weathers here. Thanks Nicole.

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DavidC
Glasgow
3 reviews
Dined on 11 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice place to have a drink. Staff all very attentive and service good.

The Saint
Responded 7 days ago

Thank you for your review David. Thanks Nicole.

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DL46
1 review
Dined on 11 June 2021
Overall1food3service1ambience1

Service was absolutely terrible. We had a two hour booking and only managed to order drinks twice as the service was nonexistent. We were sat in the outdoor area with around 6/7 other tables, the majority of which were sitting with empty glasses and plates trying to get served. We also heard two other tables complaining about the service to staff. When we did place an order (for two drinks) it took 45 minutes for the order to appear. Also had to ask for the bill three times when we were leaving. When we told the server we had been waiting 30 minutes on our second drinks, he advised that there was a birthday party in and the smaller tables get forgotten about. This is a terrible comment to make to customers with no apology, and a terrible attitude for staff to have. Not once did any server say apologise for the delay. Also, one of the members of our party was asked not to vape in the outdoor area (fair enough) but the table of 6 female students were allowed to smoke cigarettes in the same area? Seems like the rules aren't enforced with all customers.

The Saint
Responded 2 days ago

Thank you for raising the issue to our attention DL46. I am terribly sorry this is the experience you received as this is far from the service we aim to deliver. We do not prioritise bigger tables over small tables. We value all of our customers greatly. We hope you give us another chance to prove this is not our standard of service. Thanks, Nicole.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 10 June 2021
Overall3food2service2ambience4

Table not clean and slow service. But staff were friendly.

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GertR
Angus
1 review
Dined on 9 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Top location, great and happy service, great food, great ambience and well priced. Don’t walk past it

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SharonD
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 7 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A fabulous beer garden with great food. Service was very good. Vegan choices were great.?

The Saint
Responded on 9 June 2021

Glad you enjoyed the beer garden and Vegan choices. See you soon, Laura

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sheilar
Angus
1 review
Dined on 7 June 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Nice surroundings, pleasant staff who serve drinks promptly. Food nicely presented.

The Saint
Responded on 9 June 2021

Lovely review! so glad you enjoyed the staff and the food. See you soon. Laura

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CraigW
Angus
1 review
Dined on 6 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely lunch and nice selection of food,staff couldn’t be more helpful

The Saint
Responded on 9 June 2021

Thank you for your review. Glad you loved the food and the staff. Thanks Laura

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NatashaG
1 review
Dined on 5 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing beer garden with delicious cocktails! All of the staff are really friendly as well.

The Saint
Responded on 9 June 2021

Glad you loved the beer garden, staff and cocktails. See you soon. Laura

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ValerieK
1 review
Dined on 4 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Friendly. polite and helpful staff.
Good value for money, nice atmosphere, perhaps background music would be an asset. We will be back!

The Saint
Responded on 9 June 2021

Hi Valerie, Thanks for the review. We do have music on in the venue, just not allowed to have it really loud. See you soon. Thanks Laura

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Dinnerdiner
London
19 reviews
Dined on 4 June 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Busy and covid times, slow service and food was pretty good. Nice staff, we'll be back.

The Saint
Responded on 9 June 2021

Thanks for the review. We will see you soon. Thanks Laura

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OpenTable Diner
Hertfordshire
1 review
Dined on 2 June 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Staff very friendly and helpful. Nice outdoor space. Good COVID safeguards in place.

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NormaG
1 review
Dined on 2 June 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Lovely Alfresco dining area at the back of the Hotel, never been here before but will be back, lovely meal and very pleasant service.

The Saint
Responded on 9 June 2021

Thanks Norma, Glad you found us, and would visit again. Thanks Laura

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GillianB
Angus
1 review
Dined on 2 June 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience4

Staff very polite and friendly, bar/restaurant/beer garden all really nice, however waited just over 1 hour for 2 wraps with a side of chips each Which to be brutality honest were definitely not worth £8.50 each. Would not recommend friend to eat here, gill

The Saint
Responded on 9 June 2021

Hi Gillian, I have passed your comments onto the kitchen team. So sorry you had a bad experience with us. Thanks Laura

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Ewan
Angus
1 review
Dined on 1 June 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience4

The food was tasty and they cocktail offering was great. However service was a little bit slow.

The Saint
Responded on 9 June 2021

Hi Ewan, So sorry that the service was slow. Hopefully you give us another chance and we can show you that that is not our normal service. Thanks Laura

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TracyG
London
2 reviews
Dined on 31 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Friendly staff, great care for seating and safety, super food, will definitely return.

The Saint
Responded on 9 June 2021

Thanks for the great review! See you soon. Thanks Laura

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CarolineP
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 31 May 2021
Overall5food3service5ambience5

We didn’t have food only drinks but what I did see going out looked fab!
I wish we had ordered food but already had a prior booking elsewhere so will defo return!

The Saint
Responded on 9 June 2021

Hi Caroline, Thanks for the lovely review. Hopefully see you next time for food. Thanks Laura

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LahrBert
Glasgow
4 reviews
Dined on 31 May 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Fast and professional service, all COVID regulations observed. Toilets were very busy.

The Saint
Responded on 9 June 2021

Glad you loved the service and our covid guidelines. See you soon. Thanks Laura

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Chris
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on 31 May 2021
Overall2food3service1ambience3

Service poor. 30 minutes wait for drinks when not that busy. Drink did not arrive with order. Server dismissive and rude. Issue with card machine. Would not return and suspect others wouldn't either given their similar experiences.

The Saint
Responded on 9 June 2021

Thanks for the review, so sorry about the card machines and the missing drink. Thanks for raising these issues. Laura

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Vkinski
1 review
Dined on 30 May 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience3

Disappointing would sum up our visit. Quite a long wait for food and when the food arrived the portions were small. Two of us had the burger which seemed to be bought in and quite processed and the bacon was very salty. Such a shame, food on a previous visit was lovely.

The Saint
Responded on 9 June 2021

Hi Vkinski, So sorry you had a bad experience, however all our food is homemade. Sorry for the long wait for food. I have raised your issues with the kitchen team. Hope to see you soon. Laura

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DavidC
Glasgow
3 reviews
Dined on 30 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice place to have a drink and food. Staff all very attentive and welcoming at all times. Would recommend to anyone wanting a drink or to have some food.

The Saint
Responded on 9 June 2021

Hi David, Thanks for the lovely review. Hope to see you soon. Thanks Laura

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GraemeS
London
2 reviews
Dined on 30 May 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Service was a bit slow, would have benefited from being more attentive. Burgers were reasonably tasty but could have been hotter.

The Saint
Responded on 9 June 2021

Hi Graeme, Thanks for the review and raising these issues. Will pass these comments onto the management team and kitchen. Thanks Laura

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JohnB
Angus
1 review
Dined on 29 May 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Great food and nice place
Will be back
Well priced food which was very tasty

The Saint
Responded on 9 June 2021

Great review! See you soon. Thanks Laura

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dianeg
London
23 reviews
Dined on 28 May 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Simple food and good value. Was busy so service was slow but we weren’t in a rush

The Saint
Responded on 9 June 2021

Hi Diane, Thanks for the review, sorry that the service was slow! Hope to see you soon. Thanks Laura

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KateS
London
2 reviews
Dined on 28 May 2021
Overall3food4service1ambience3

We sat out in the tent. It was comfortable and felt safe. Cocktails and drinks we ordered were lovely as were the snack food. However the thing that let it down was slow service. We waited on average 15-20 mins for a drink. We weren't the only ones. All the other tables were waiting same length. It wasn't the waiting staffs fault, surely management should have been checking efficiency. Obviously it was because everybody was ordering cocktails but the venue was less than half empty so I'd hate to see what it was like of actually busy! We will return but hope that these teething problems are fixed next time. You're given a 2 hour slot so waiting so long, wastes valuable time.

The Saint
Responded on 9 June 2021

Hi Kate, Thanks for raising these issues. Sorry that you had a wait for drinks, I have raised these issues with our management team to ensure a faster service time. Thanks Laura

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DuncanM
1 review
Dined on 26 May 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience3

Was good meal, not the largest portions but tasted good, had the steak sandwich which I have had with toasted bread wch I think this dish would benefit from

The Saint
Responded on 9 June 2021

Hi Duncan, Thanks for your review. Its no problem to toast the bread if that's your preference. See you soon. Laura

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EmilyW
Angus
1 review
Dined on 26 May 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Food was delicious and staff were very welcoming.

The Saint
Responded on 9 June 2021

Thanks for the review! Glad you found the staff welcoming, and the food delicious. Thanks Laura

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LorraineD
1 review
Dined on 26 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fab food, great menu selection. Staff really friendly and helpful

The Saint
Responded on 9 June 2021

Lovely review! See you soon. Laura

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The Saint is rated 4.1 stars by 518 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.