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The Adamson

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127 South Street, St Andrews KY16 9UH, Scotland
+44 1334 479191
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12:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 21:30
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Mon - Fri 12:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 21:30
Sat - Sun 00:00 - 22:00
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Scotland, United Kingdom
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29 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Lovely surroundings where you can see the kitchen and chefs cooking. If your party is six there is a huge service charge which you can appreciate if the service is really good but questionable if not! Mid week there is a light menu with good choice for set price. However at the weekend this is not available at the set... More 

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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Cannot fault The Adamson on anything, fantastic setting, cocktails, food & in my opinion staff. Will definitely be returning-keep up the good work.

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Thank Adelle H
2 reviews
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Stumble upon this bar on our walk around he town, it appeared very relaxed at first but unfortunately my wife and i just felt uncomfortable, the service was impersonal and very slow. The bar itself is beautiful, with a great big space, but just felt the staff did not seem interested. We drank & left and unfortunately did not even... More 

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Thank Cwoodward68
127theadamson, Manager at The Adamson, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Many thanks for sending in this review. The only proper response to give you is to convey our sincere apologies for what appears to be shocking service and certainly not what we believe the Adamson stands for. We have no way of contacting you except we have tried via TripAdvisor messaging and would very much welcome you calling... More 

Cupar, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This is OK if you like burger And chips very impersonal Nice surroundings more for the younger age group

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Thank GourmetShirley26
127theadamson, Manager at The Adamson, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Much is I appreciate your review we are the furthest thing from a fast food burger joint. Each Tuesday we have a Burger Club (2 for 1) which is offered to our Red Card Club members. However, if you had looked at our main menu you would have seen the opportunity to enjoy rock oysters, kiln smoked salmon,... More 

Scotland
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8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

What a disappointment after reading some of the recent reviews on here. The Adamson is an average bistro dining experience with fine dining prices! The ambience is awful - very loud 70's music and small cramped tables for 2 with staff constantly rushing past on either side did not make for a pleasant or relaxing experience. To be fair, the... More 

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127theadamson, Manager at The Adamson, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Many thanks for taking the time to submit a review. You will have heard of the old adage: "You can't satisfy all of the people all of the time" and sadly this is the case with you and your party. With regard to your comments we believe in providing our guests with excellent service, the finest produce and... More 

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2 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

fresh mussel and seafood! I am very enjoy the lunch. The mussel is very fresh and big. The cranberry juice is tasty. I would like to recommend this restaurant to my friend.

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Thank therese x
127theadamson, Manager at The Adamson, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Delighted that you enjoyed your time with us. Thank you for submitting a positive review. We hope to see you again. Regards, Julie Lewis More 

Waterloo, Belgium
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28 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The Adamson remains one of the top restaurants in St Andrews. Great food, very imaginative and so nicely prepared!!! And the service is as excellent as the cocktails

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Thank kla2015
127theadamson, Manager at The Adamson, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Your review makes our team feel so proud. We continue to try our very best to maintain the highest standards. We look forward to seeing you again in the future. Regards, Julie Lewis More 

Glasgow, United Kingdom
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114 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Always good to go back to a place and find the same very high standard. Great service, great food, relaxed surroundings Smart/casual in St Andrews., and one of the best.

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Thank Archiesenior
127theadamson, Manager at The Adamson, responded to this review

Dear Guest, It is always a pleasure to be considered one of the best. We very much appreciate you taking the time to submit such a positive review and look forward to seeing you again. Regards, Julie Lewis More 

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3 reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had 3 of the five at five cocktails here and all were fab. Nice decor and very handy for town centre.

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Thank Gillian M
127theadamson, Manager at The Adamson, responded to this review

Dear Gillian, Many thanks for you positive review. Delighted that you enjoyed our cocktails. We have launched our new cocktail list with divine new recipes for our guests to enjoy. We look forward to welcoming you back in the near future. Regards, Julie Lewis More 

Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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81 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We spent a lovely evening here for my husbands birthday. Fabulous cocktails, recommended by the waitress. Food was amazing, tasted great and beautifully presented. Only thing is the tables are very close together, felt as if we were dining with the party next to us!

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Thank Sue B
127theadamson, Manager at The Adamson, responded to this review

Dear Sue, Thank you for your review. Delighted that you enjoyed our food & cocktails. We look forward to welcoming you back in the near future. Regards, Julie Lewis More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$30
Cuisine
European, British, Soups, Scottish, Grill, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Business meetings
Open Hours
Sunday
00:00 - 22:00
Monday
12:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 21:30
Tuesday
12:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 21:30
Wednesday
12:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 21:30
Thursday
12:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 21:30
Friday
12:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 21:30
Saturday
00:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 127 South Street, St Andrews KY16 9UH, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Fife  >  St Andrews
  • Phone Number: +44 1334 479191
Description
In the heart of St Andrews with a fresh take on contemporay dining using the finest locally sourced produce. The perfect place to eat,drink and socialise. Separate contemporary cocktail and wine bar which is open from 12pm to 12pm daily.

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