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“Unique!”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Forgan's

Forgan's
Ranked #8 of 141 Restaurants in St Andrews
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$4 - US$58
Cuisines: British, Scottish, Grill
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Good for: Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Groups, Romantic
Dining options: Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Lunch, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Private Dining, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: The idea for our restaurant has been a wee while in the making but when it comes to age it's got nothing on the building we will soon be calling home.After conducting a little research turns out our building once housed a 'Cleek Factory' owned by Robert Forgan, a name known to many for making the best golf clubs money can buy/We are proud of our building's history and here's hoping a little bit of their success rubs off on us.So with Mitchell's deli next door, in homage to local butcher and proprietor Murray Mitchell we thought it only right...Forgan's opening spring 2013Opening Spring 2013Craft Beers & Ales, Restaurant, Public Bar, Private Bothy's, Ceilidh Club, Cookery classes, Wine Club, Live Music, Monthly Dining Society, Host Your Own Roast, Local Suppliers & Producers.Free wifi access is available every day of the week, ideal if you've got a working lunch or just feel like a nosey on Facebook.
Sydney, Australia
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12 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Unique!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 June 2014

Great meal with fresh ingredients- no stodgy fried food here! Service from wait person was very attentive, loved their uniforms. And don't forget to go to the loo- totally unique!!!

  • Visited October 2013
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Thank rhondadee2261
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ForgansGM, General Manager at Forgan's, responded to this review, 18 June 2014
Hi rhondadee2261,

Thank you for your 5* review, we appreciate your feedback.

The team are so pleased to hear that you liked our uniforms and found us to be very attentive.

We look forward to welcoming you the next time you are in St Andrews.

Kind regards,

Michelle Nabal
General Manager
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“met expectations plus!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 June 2014

we booked a table online for an early evening meal on Saturday. As one of us is deaf, we had made a specific request about location of table. it was much appreciated to have this acted upon.
quirky and pleasant environment . staff couldn't have been more helpful in every reqard. 2 course set menu good value for money.

  • Visited June 2014
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Thank alocalScotland
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ForgansGM, General Manager at Forgan's, responded to this review, 12 June 2014
Hi AlocalScotland,

Thank you for your 5* review, we really appreciate the feedback.

I am happy to hear that we were able to accommodate your seating request and you found booking a table online easy.

We look forward to welcoming you again soon.

Kind regards,

Michelle Nabal
General Manager
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Bend, Oregon
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
“Fun spot, pretty good kitchen, strong addition to the St. A dining scene”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 June 2014

Recommended by our inn-keeper we never would have found it, tucked into the interior of a block with a nearly hidden door leading to a cool alley. Glad we went. Very hip interior that could have been a new spot in California or a long time East Coast crab shack. Main dining area is open an bright but there are several "dining rooms" off the main floor for groups of 8-12 each with a unique motif. For years dining in St. Andrews has been strangely sub-par. Forgan's is a strong step up. I would not suggest it could compete with top places in Edinburgh or Glasgow but it offers plenty of comfortable familiar choices and a hand full of creative picks so that any group can be satisfied. Our service was a bit inconsistent (I find this common in college towns) but not such that it impacted the meal. Crowd is clearly hipper than most spots, a bit younger and, in a good way, a bit more spirited. Food was a better value than most in town and I would suggest if you are visiting for several days you should put Forgan's on your list.

  • Visited May 2014
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Thank JA R
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ForgansGM, General Manager at Forgan's, responded to this review, 12 June 2014
Hi JA R,

Thank you for your review, we appreciate the feedback.

The team are pleased that you enjoyed your experience at Forgan's and liked the decor and meals.

We look forward to welcoming you on your next visit to St Andrews.

Kind regards,

Michelle Nabal
General Manager
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Bourne, United Kingdom
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62 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
“Disappointed.”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 June 2014

Dined here with family over the May Bank Holiday weekend. The restaurant is fairly unique, with lots of visual flair marking out its style. We were greeted and seated fairly promptly, although our table was positioned beside one of the main tills and as such, seats were constantly being shifted to allow staff past. Not a great start.

Furthermore, it was disappointing to find that - despite being fairly early on a Sunday evening - a number of the menu items were unavailable. This even extended as far as some soft drinks, which isn't really acceptable for a venue with such a good reputation. Nonetheless, starters were enjoyed by all and were beautifully prepared and promptly served. The rest of my party also gave the thumbs-up to their mains, although my serving of fish felt particularly heavy and greasy, complete with a helping of soggy chips.

The staff were all pleasant enough, albeit clearly very busy - which could explain why it took fifteen minutes for our bill to arrive after requesting it. Will visit Forgans again, but hopefully at a less frantic time when a little more care and attention can be provided to the experience.

  • Visited May 2014
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Thank CatnipThieves
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ForgansGM, General Manager at Forgan's, responded to this review, 12 June 2014
Hi CatnipThieves,

Thank you for your feedback, it is important to us.

I am pleased to hear that our staff were pleasant. I am concerned to hear about your experience. I apologise that we were out of several items and this has been discussed at our weekly managers meeting to ensure it does not happen again.

The kitchen are glad that your table enjoyed their meals and we will be looking at the fish that you had for your main to ensure it is to our usual high standard.

If you would like to discuss your comments further please email me directly on events@forgansstandrews.co.uk

We look forward to welcoming you again soon.

Kind regards,

Michelle Nabal
General Manager
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“Hidden gem!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 June 2014 via mobile

The entrance to this place drew us in.... An alleyway lined with crates of fresh veggies and plants. It all looked very inviting! Inside the restaurant didn't disappoint. Very quirky decor made the place feel really interesting. Fabulous atmosphere. Just a great buzz about the place! Staff were attentive but not bothering us too much. Food delicious. Macaroon cheesecake was divine!!!! Just go! It's just brilliant. We are already planning our next visit.

  • Visited June 2014
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ForgansGM, General Manager at Forgan's, responded to this review, 12 June 2014
Hi Marydolldoc,

Thank you for your 5* review! We really appreciate it.

I am so glad to hear that you found our decor quirky and loved the atmosphere. The kitchen team are pleased to hear that you enjoyed your meals and the macaroon cheesecake is a favourite of our also.

We look forward to welcoming you again soon.

Kind regards,

Michelle Nabal
General Manager
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