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The Swilcan Lounge

West Sands, St Andrews KY16 9XL, Scotland
+44 1334 466642
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  • Excellent41%
  • Very good41%
  • Average10%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible4%
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West Sands, St Andrews KY16 9XL, Scotland
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Reviewed 23 April 2017

I have been here twice; once OK, but more recently poor. Two of us arrived for Friday lunch and were told that the restaurant was for golfers only. There were plenty of seats, but the restaurant staff were very inflexible and stand offish. Several other...More

2  Thank KingKongScotland
Reviewed 23 April 2017

The food was fantastic and they had wonderful vegetarian options and a great kids menu. The risotto was the best risotto I've ever had! Excellent service and very family friendly. Wonderful views.

Thank calliam
Reviewed 4 March 2017

We decided, on a trip to St Andrews, to go to the Links Clubhouse at the 1st tees of the Jubilee & New Courses. We were seated at a table in the window, overlooking the 17th hole of the Old Course. The waiter served us...More

1  Thank Robert S
Reviewed 27 February 2017

Mist enjiyable light lunch on a very wet cold say. nade to feel welcome and a chioce of light or main meals . We had a seat overlooking the course and could watch golfers tee off at the first hole. Perfect location and can also...More

Thank David G
Reviewed 20 November 2016 via mobile

Great setting, nice & spacious with tables or couches. Breakfast or lunch. Excellent service, good menu. V tasty food (the macaroni is lush!), although one meal sent back as served too cold-fresh (not re-heated) provided, but inevitably later than rest of tables food. Would still...More

Thank Nicola S
Reviewed 22 September 2016 via mobile

First attraction to this restaurant was its setting amidst the old course and the jubilee course. Warm greeting as you enter the premises, that are not for members only, open to general public although not advertised as such. Staff efficient and pleasant, however let down...More

Thank Doug B
Reviewed 19 September 2016

Discreetly positioned with nice open views over the golf courses and further afield. Welcoming reception area with helpful staff before entering the restaurant. The tables are very clean and the clearing routine, which can sometimes be sadly lacking in similar establishments, is very thorough. The...More

1  Thank Crips
Reviewed 28 August 2016

Always like to finish of our visit to St Andrews by popping in for a great dinner. The menu does not seem to change much, that is the only down side! It is a lovely place for a meal and they are always very accommodating...More

1  Thank Ali P
Reviewed 27 August 2016 via mobile

Excellent restaurant and would happily recommend. Very good service, great views, excellent food, good ambience. It didn't disappoint as a birthday experience. The steak pie was great and the haggis starter was lovely. Great choice of various gins in special glasses if that's your thing....More

Thank hashtagstringvest
Reviewed 17 August 2016 via mobile

Dropped in for late lunch one day while vacationing in St Andrews. The service was awesome - food was really good - beer was cold. Made reservations for an anniversary dinner and had a great table with outstanding views of both the Old Course and...More

Thank sherrylittle74
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james h
what time does the clubhouse start serving alchohol on a Saturday?
16 February 2017|
Response from LisaCameron | Property representative |
Hi James. Alcohol is served from 10am everyday in the clubhouse.
Lois M
Is there a dress code ?
12 April 2015|
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
06:00 - 21:00
06:00 - 21:00
06:00 - 21:00
06:00 - 21:00
06:00 - 21:00
06:00 - 21:00
06:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: West Sands, St Andrews KY16 9XL, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Fife  >  St Andrews
  • Phone Number: +44 1334 466642