The Saint

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£25 and under
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British
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  • Casual
  • Lunch
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At The Saint, you can enjoy the best of Scottish fare from sun up ‘til sun down from an extensive menu selection with locality, provenance and quality at its heart. From fresh eggs provided onsite by Maisie and her gang of chooks to a juicy steak from local butcher’s Stuart Minicks, hearty, wholesome and nutritious pub grub doesn’t get fresher than this!
What 105 People Are Saying
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Angus
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Went to The Saint for a family meal, lovely atmosphere and very friendly staff. The selection of cocktails was amazing, and all the food we had was great - especially the deserts!

S
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Service was fantastic despite the busy environment, however, my party were not especially satisfied with their food portions – the food itself tasted great! It was also quite warm (I was sweating!) but overall a pleasant dining experience and will go again on a less busy and crowded evening.

OT
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on 13 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely evening at The Saint! Terrific food, attentive service. Thank you!

SL
Angus
1 review
Dined on 13 September 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 5

The Saint has a pleasant atmosphere and nice surroundings. the food was good but for the price the portions were very stingy

JF
New England
1 review
Dined on 30 August 2019
Overall 3food 5service 2ambience 4

Menu selections were great and a terrific drink menu. My lamb was amazing, but unfortunately the service was terrible. She completely skipped over someone for a drink and food order. She didn't seem overwhelmed she just seemed apathetic. We were constantly trying to get our her attention. Luckily the bus staff were there. I feel they may have taken more orders from us than she did.

KA
1 review
Dined on 24 August 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 2

We were seated before a very large table came in, we ordered 2 drinks and waited over 15 minutes for them as our “check got lost” and the large table received all their drinks.
When ordering, the piggy black burger it was not explained that the black pudding was actually inside the burger so when swapping the pork burger for a beef one we just got a beef burger with apple and fennel which was really disappointing. After we had finished eating we moved our plates to the side to wait to be cleared and around 10 minutes later after 4 staff members walked past us we were finally cleared. Asked for bill and left straight away.

L
5 reviews
Dined on 23 August 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

The courtyard was a fabulous place to have pre-dinner drinks. Our server was fantastic. My burger was from a different species !!! Others loved their meal. Great place to enjoy an evening with friends.

BG
Angus
1 review
Dined on 17 August 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Great place, great waiter, only down side a group at the next table who didn’t have a volume button??

C
Angus
1 review
Dined on 9 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was a lunch to celebrate my mum’s 92nd birthday. Along with me and mum were my daughter and her 7 week old baby boy. Our first table was not very suitable for him and the staff were so helpful in moving us to another table. Service was excellent as well as the food. Would definitely recommend to friends and family. In fact I have already done so to two friends!

RH
Angus
1 review
Dined on 6 August 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 4

The service was very slow - we arrived at 7 and left at 9.15! The waitress did her best but obviously there was a lack of staff. The chicken my mother in law had was very dry and she couldn't eat it. However our meals were tasty....when they eventhally arrived

S
Seattle
12 reviews
Dined on 4 August 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 2

Food was reasonable

OT
Angus
1 review
Dined on 2 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Pimp your prosecco was an awesome shout and the hake was delicious, as was strawberry sundae

DP
Angus
1 review
Dined on 26 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The Saint didn’t disappoint. Good quality food, pleasant setting and child friendly. Big thumbs up from our kids who are the harshest of critics, so we’ll be back.

MS
Angus
1 review
Dined on 20 July 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Only our 2nd time there but won't be our last. The food was excellent and piping hot. Staff were efficient,friendly and always smiling. A real treat.

OT
Glasgow
1 review
Dined on 17 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fab service and food . A favourite for us in St Andrews.

M
Glasgow
2 reviews
Dined on 8 July 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

Service was ridiculously slow! There were very few other busy tables to excuse the slow service. We were constantly asked if we wanted more drinks ‘while we waited’ & we all (5 of us) found this pretty irritating to be honest.
On the positive side my friend’s birthday was marked by a special tray of yummy goodies!

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 30 June 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We had a large group with children and our waiter was unflappable. Food was decent, good atmosphere

DK
Glasgow
1 review
Dined on 29 June 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

Food arrived very very quickly, even though we had to wait a while for our drinks order before they took the food order (were only 3 of us) we had 2 courses within minutes of ordering to be fair with the main course coming as soon as starter was finished. We were in no hurry so it felt a bit rushed until they left us alone after the main and we had to ask for the dessert menu. (We did decide to have ice cream from the ice cream shop though!)
Decent size portions and very tasty. Very nice surroundings.

CL
London
1 review
Dined on 28 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service, amazing food. Highly recommend The Saint.

JN
Angus
1 review
Dined on 28 June 2019
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 3

The service was very slow out food was served almost one hour later . Our meals were alright but dessert of stickey toffee pudding was extremely sweet .

TC
Angus
1 review
Dined on 27 June 2019
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 5

We ordered two beef steak sandwich, pan fried duck, avocado salad & pea soup. The portions were small, duck was chewy & rare, the avocado salad was warm. Soup was only warm. The waitress should have asked how we wanted the meat to be cooked as the beef & duck was too rare for our liking. Recooking made the taste different. The environment is good , staff ok but could be better.

NL
1 review
Dined on 25 June 2019
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 5

Very relaxing venue. Hard working staff. Lovely gin garden. Comfy seats. Food good.
Bed comfy- rooms could do with an update but GHD hairdryer and straightners in room!

N
New York Area
28 reviews
Dined on 25 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This restaurant exceeded my expectations. It was beautiful and bright and refined. The service and food was both impeccable and the waitress took our cues for a slow pace of the meal. We do not feel rushed during our leisurely lady lunch. Highly recommend this place

E
1 review
Dined on 16 June 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

Great food wasn’t busy , we felt the menu was quite limited

IT
Angus
1 review
Dined on 14 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Thank you so much. I asked you for a table in the window for my daughter taking her Dad out for a birthday treat and that’s exactly what you gave them. They loved it!

FA
Angus
1 review
Dined on 1 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

We had a lovely meal in the Saint. The little booth we were seated in was great, the food delicious and the service was spot on. A really enjoyable evening!

L
1 review
Dined on 25 May 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Was looking forward to lunch which had booked. Arrived and were put at a terrible table for two which was squashed next to the cutlery serving area when there were no other customers in room. Waitress said nothing and then left us for ages. Never came to take drinks order or anything and wasn't at all busy. Eventually got up and left. Very disappointing, won't be back.

SD
Angus
2 reviews
Dined on 18 May 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Staff were very pleasant and helpful. Food was very good. We shall return soon.

S
1 review
Dined on 17 May 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We were at The Saint on Friday evening.Very good meal. It was very busy and noisy when we arrived but it didn’t bother us. Only complaint was my friend asked for Bacardi and coke and was given something else (?havana). This was rectified once she complained.

LR
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 17 May 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Delicious food; I enjoyed the MacNCheese very much - really tasty! And my friend had the duck which she polished off. The desserts were also good. It was a noisy Friday night, but we were thankful to be placed in a small booth of our own for the meal, so that was much appreciated. Service was prompt and with a smile. I will be back!

LW
Angus
1 review
Dined on 20 April 2019
Overall 3food 5service 2ambience 5

Food was okay, service wasn’t too great had to ask for water 3/4 times until we actually received it.

MA
Glasgow
1 review
Dined on 20 April 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 4

Very nice looking restaurant. Food was ok and service to very long time to bring out meal. Been 3 times now just to make sure it was not a one off event. Unfortunately it's was not.

RB
Angus
1 review
Dined on 19 April 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

Good food. Restaurant let down by dirty toilets. Despite two of our group telling staff that ladies toilets were messy, nothing was done about it. An explanation given was that they were short staffed as hadn't expected to be so busy. This was surprising given it was the Easter holiday weekend in a seaside town.
We have eaten here previously and had no complaints, so Saint...get your act together. Messy toilets are not what people expect in a restaurant of your standard.

N
London
1 review
Dined on 19 April 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

the Poor waitress.... there was only her, one person on, waited over an hour for a toaste!!!

OT
Kinross-Shire
2 reviews
Dined on 18 April 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

Good food and service in comfortable environment- but very noisy due to some large groups

MC
Angus
1 review
Dined on 17 April 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

The table we were given would have been more appropriate for a couple rather than two friends out for lunch. My friend was hidden in the corner and did not get a feel for the place or feel that she was part of the general dining experience.

SA
Angus
1 review
Dined on 7 April 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

I was dining on my own and was attended to beautifully by my waitress. I opted to sit upstairs in the quieter lounge area, looking out onto the garden area.

I started with the scallops which were delicious and then had the duck. The duck came with root vegetables and a dark jus, which was tasty but the duck would have been nicer presented in slices instead of two large pieces. I had the Mellis cheeseboard for dessert-there were enough cheeses and oatcakes but the black grapes were not as fresh as they could have been. I washed all of this down with a sweet rose wine. It wasn’t cheap but I felt it was value for money.

KF
Miami
19 reviews
Dined on 6 April 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 5

The building is very cute. It’s decorated in an appropriately chic way. Location is very good and central. We were pleased with the salads and entrees. Scottish gnocchi is different than Italian so that is a bit of a change but not bad. Everything was good. The service is somewhat slow but all around quite nice and probably the best we experienced in St Andrews.

KR
Glasgow
1 review
Dined on 2 April 2019
Overall 1food 2service 2ambience 2

Soup was cold, too long for main course to come, and the chunky chips were hard. Also, this is the first time we have been charged tax on the meal.

My husband and I always lunch in The Saint even before it changed name, but unfortunately will not return.

DS
Angus
1 review
Dined on 1 April 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Very accommodating especially with friend who required GF menu. She was delighted with her special GF fish and chips. Comfortable and look forward to visiting outside terrace when weather gets warmer

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