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Vine Leaf Restaurant

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131 South Street, St Andrews KY16 9UN, Scotland
+44 1334 477497
Tue - Sat 18:00 - 22:00
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St Andrews, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Dined here on 15 Dec for about the fourth time. Difficult to find any fault with this establishment. Excellent staff, lovely surroundings and of course excellent food. We live in St. Andrews and place the Vine Leaf the No. 1 restaurant in town for us.

Thank glendair
St Andrews, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I've eaten here a number of times, and it has been amazing every time. Don't judge the restaurant by the extensive and nonsensical collection of cuisines and dishes on the menu. The menu makes no sense but somehow, The Vine Leaf still manages to do everything well. Bread and some dips and oils are brought to the table before your... More 

Thank Madeleine B
Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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40 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great food ,great hosts and a very relaxing atmosphere.Can't wait to return again,best p l ace to eat in town.

Thank Chris d
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82 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is the second time we have eaten here and it has been an excellent experience both times. This time we enjoyed the Christmas menu which was table d' hotel style with many choices for each of the three courses. We all had different choices for each course and enjoyed sampling the different dishes and unanimously agreed they were all... More 

Thank PhantomScot
Fort Worth, Texas
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109 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2016

What a great restaurant. The owner, Ian, is friendly and laid back. He makes the dining experience so enjoyable! The food is fantastic and you get so much of it! The prices are very appropriate. The atmosphere is cozy and warm. We enjoyed our dinner and we enjoyed meeting Ian as well!

Thank ftworth11
Huddersfield, United Kingdom
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62 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2016

Booked in here for a meal after a great experience here last year. a great menu with a fixed same price for everything means you are not inhibited by cost when making your selection. This was the best meal we have had this year. Great choice, great food, good wine and gracious host and staff. We will be back.

Thank Bigfrank49
Scotland, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2016

So. Dinner for two. Wonderful hideaway location. Friendly, efficient, charming staff. Enormous menu, each thing more tempting than the last. Plenty of choice for vegetarians. Great wine list. Unpretentious surroundings but a great ambience: nothing stuffy or formal here. Wonderful, wonderful food. Huge portions. Beautiful presentation. Excellent wine. Delicious coffee. A faultless experience. Other St Andrews restaurants take note! I... More 

Thank nowvoyager22
Toronto, Canada
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5 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 December 2016

We booked this restaurant to celebrate my daughter's graduation from St Andrews University. We were well received and had a wonderful meal and time here.

Thank eversbythelake
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2016

WE were students at St Andrews when this restaurant first opened and so went beck for a our 30 (!) year reunion dinner. It was always a special place but going back to the refurbished Vine Leaf was lovely. It had lost none of its charm, we were made to feel really welcome and the food was better than we... More 

Thank CTIDLeeds
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8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016 via mobile

Booked this restaurant as it it was high up on trip advisor and the menu looked different from the other restaurants. We weren't disappointed complimentary bread and dips. 3 courses for £30, we thought it might be small portion sizes but they weren't..... food was absolutely amazing and would definitely return again. Staff were friendly and a great atmosphere. Great... More 

Thank Andy B

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
British, Scottish, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Open Hours
18:00 - 22:00
18:00 - 22:00
18:00 - 22:00
18:00 - 22:00
18:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 131 South Street, St Andrews KY16 9UN, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Fife  >  St Andrews
  • Phone Number: +44 1334 477497

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?