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The Seafood Restaurant

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Bruce Embankment, St Andrews KY16 9AB, Scotland
+44 1334 479475
18:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 14:30
Closed now
All hours
Sun 12:30 - 15:00
Sun - Sat 18:00 - 22:00
Mon - Sat 12:00 - 14:30
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

This was our second visit and we were just as impressed as we were the first time round. Food is so so good and service excellent. Don't know where previous review of food look warm came from as ours was just right. Suppose you can't please everyone but we sure did enjoy. Will certainly be back.

Thank Margaret M
Preston, United Kingdom
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768 reviews
383 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 322 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

It's not very often that just about everything over the course of a meal is termed "delicious", but that's what happened with our lunch here. I could have licked each plate clean. Each piece of seafood (we had lobster, cod, tuna and soup) was perfectly cooked and served with the right accompaniments. Service was friendly but unobtrusive, and the views... More 

Thank NinaTom
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

After a great meal a couple of years ago, we returned hoping for a similar experience but were unimpressed. Three members of staff asked to take drinks orders before we'd even looked at the menu, our mains were served lukewarm, and it took two requests to separate staff members to finally get our bill. We were however offered complementary wine... More 

2 Thank jahl2001
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Went to celebrate a special occasion. Staff were very attentive, very nice relaxed ambience, other diners all seemed very happy as did staff. The food itself was lovely, the menu, although not massive, is very pleasing . Couldn't fault a thing.

Thank Debra T
Singapore, Singapore
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21 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Be sure to get ready to try seafood dishes that you never try before. I was surprised frm the starters to the desserts. It was very delicious and filling. You must be ready to get your hands dirty to eat the seafood platter. The service was very good 👍🏼 Must try the seafood platter, the mussels sauce was very good.... More 

Thank Mim6767
Sydney, Australia
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155 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We were tipped off to ensure we had a meal here when visiting St. Andrews, & were so glad we did! Excellent menu, wine list, great water views, & super efficient & friendly service. Particular mention to James! Dressed to impress & such a friendly guy! Thanks to all the staff who made our window table lunch a meal to... More 

Thank Paul R
Perth and Kinross, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Went for lunch with hubby. We had an itison deal. We were greeted very warmly, coats taken and shown to our window table. Very nice. Dissapointed that we were given a different menu to other diners, I know we had a voucher but the deal did not say that we would get a 'lesser' choice, so beware. Having said that... More 

Thank Linda R
StAndrewsSeafood, Sommelier at The Seafood Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind review, we are thrilled you had such a lovelly lunch! As I understand, you were dining with us using our lunch time promotional voucher which is almost identical to the lunch time a la carte menu - barring the option of fresh lobster and oysters. We kept these off the promotion due to the cost... More 

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35 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Impressive menu of seafood Bit over stated & limited Seafood platter was swamped by mussels - spoilt the fun Knowledgeable Sommelier - guided us to a spectacular Franschoek Red Kitchen is visible - novelty worn out by smoke & smell Planning a graduation meal here - maybe not Please try - won't disappoint - but no climax either....

1 Thank Aruni S
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

One of the finest locations in the world needs some of the finest food and this restaurant delivers. I had a dozen oysters - husband had the ham hock and son had seared tuna. Husband who isn't a great fish fan absolutely loved his cod dish while my son and I enjoyed the lobster. It was slightly overcooked in parts... More 

Thank Ælicia H
Lincoln, Nebraska
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4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Must have reservations. Restaurant does not turn over tables so dining is leisurely. Lemon sole and halibut dishes were melt in your mouth delicious. Recommend the Nelson Family Estate Sauvignon Blanc (South Africa)-- winery has a bold story of empowering workers with own land.

Thank wbee2016

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$17 - US$74
Seafood, British, Scottish, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, View, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Groups
Open Hours
12:30 - 15:00
18:00 - 22:00
18:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 14:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Bruce Embankment, St Andrews KY16 9AB, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Fife  >  St Andrews
  • Phone Number: +44 1334 479475

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