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“Great Chinese Food”
Review of The Dining Room

The Dining Room
Ranked #100 of 142 Restaurants in St Andrews
Cuisines: Chinese
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Good for: Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Business meetings
Dining options: After-hours, Lunch, Dinner, Delivery, Reservations, Takeout
St Andrews, United Kingdom
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79 reviews
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“Great Chinese Food”
Reviewed 17 January 2013

Just off the Cobbled street area near town centre ..
If you look closely you will find Crails Lane, blink and you could miss it.
They offer a super lunch menu served till 4pm ...so no need to rush if your on a leisurely day out.
We mostly eat of the 2 course set menu and the choices are very adequate but above most realy tasty , and they don't scrimp on portions.
Occasionally splash out and eat a la carte , but feel best value for money at lunch time.
Staff are always lovely and attentive...great job the owners..
Oddly though for a lovely place ..upstairs hall way could do with new carpets ..but I hope they have this in hand.

  • Visited January 2013
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Fife Scotland
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
“Nice hidden little gem”
Reviewed 6 January 2013 via mobile

I visited twice in December and had to say was not disappointed with the food or service.
Only two small issues . The rooms need some additional heat , or at least go when it's busy , so the overall heat can be bearable. Because of lack of heat, it does have a background damp smell .
It is still somewhere nice to go and food good . Service also very good .

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Pisa, Italy
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
“Very Good Asian Food”
Reviewed 31 December 2012

I went there once for lunch and therefore I can judge only on the basis of a fixed menu in which you can choose a starter, a main course and a dessert, for a very reasonable price. You have a range of about six options for each course.
The restaurant serves mainly Asian cuisine (not only Chinese): I tried something from Malaysia, which is moderately spicy, and I liked it. Service is very friendly and accurate. Ambiance is nice, though they do not have much place. I rate my experience there as very good.

  • Visited November 2012
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Thank TongBo
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Renfrew, United Kingdom
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“Could be better”
Reviewed 19 November 2012

Visited early evening on a Sunday, The restaurant was quiet when we arrived, but had got busier when we left. Service was pretty slow considering. We chose from the fixed price menu (£15.90 pp for 2 courses), We opted for the crispy duck starter, and main courses of Pepper Chicken and Shredded Crispy Beef, the food was excellent if pricey. We had coke to drink costing £2.10 for a small glass - a real rip off.

Great food left down by slow service and high prices.

  • Visited November 2012
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
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“Service poor, quality of food did not relate to the cost.”
Reviewed 12 November 2012

This was our first (and last) visit to The Dining Room. The first thing that annoyed us was how cold the restaurant was when we were shown to our table. We both ordered a beer but the waitress did not know how to pour a beer so we had an inch of flat beer and a glass full of froth. We then oredered our food and when our starters arrived had to ask for chop sticks. Food was okay but cooled very quickly as it wasn't served on warmers. The main courses cooled very quickly too and we were given plates instead of bowls which made the food even colder and difficult to eat rice off a plate with chopsticks. We both had another beer and yes they were poured into the glass the same way as the first ones so more flat beer... and then the bill... 3 main courses (1 shared as a starter), 2 fried rice and four beers - £59! As I said first and last visit to this place!

  • Visited November 2012
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