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“Great views, food and service.”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of The Swilcan Lounge

The Swilcan Lounge
Ranked #53 of 141 Restaurants in St Andrews
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: British, Scottish
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Good for: Business meetings, Child-friendly, Groups
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
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91 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 115 helpful votes
“Great views, food and service.”
Reviewed 30 June 2014

We assumed that it would be expensive to eat here; after all, it is on the famous golf course. However, we were pleasantly surprised at the cost of our lunch. The restaurant was very busy and we only got in because of a cancellation. It is more of a high quality café than a full blown restaurant. However, I don't know what it would feel like for dinner. The staff were very friendly and efficient. The food was wonderful; I recommend the Haggis Gateau if it is on the menu.

  • Visited June 2014
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Brentwood, United Kingdom
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103 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
“Excellent Burger”
Reviewed 26 May 2014 via mobile

Went for Sunday lunch to this restaurant in St Andrews golf club. Really pretty setting overlooking part of one of the courses. My problem was that I had expected traditional fare, such as roast beef etc. This was not the case. It really is an upmarket cafe. I had the Links Burger, which I must say was excellent. The bitter was ice cold, as in every pub in Scotland. I don't think the Scots are beer connoisseurs. Is there a Scottish branch of Camra? Prices were unexpectedly reasonable.

Visited May 2014
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Lovely views, staff and company.....more a cafe than a restaurant”
Reviewed 25 May 2014 via mobile

The food was tasty and fairly priced. The portions were adequate. The staff were friendly and very helpful but even though it was fully booked the restaurant lacked any atmosphere. I would call this more a cafe than restaurant. The sauces were placed on the table in a small metal carrier still in their bottles. There was a lack of table linen.....only paper cloths and napkins. The company we were with were amusing and we thoroughly enjoyed our lunch. The views were stunning!

Visited May 2014
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Des Plaines, Illinois
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154 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 100 helpful votes
“Fun place to stop after golf”
Reviewed 20 May 2014

Great food and wonderful views make this place a good stopping point. Not pricy like I would think. Very good service.

Visited May 2014
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United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“A poor dry sandwich.”
Reviewed 29 April 2014 via mobile

Lunch today consisted of soup,sandwiches and a side order of chips. Service as usual was first class but today, the normally reliable but expensive food failed to deliver. Side order of chips full of small overcooked chip's. Chicken and bacon sandwich had bread that was so dry it was not far short of an old British Rail sandwich. Greater attention to detail and improved quality control required at these prices.

Visited April 2014
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