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“Forgan's for great food, great atmosphere and fun evening dancing” 4 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$56
Cuisines: British, Scottish, Grill
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Good for: Bar Scene, Romantic, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids
Dining options: Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, 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.
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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242 reviews
157 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
“Forgan's for great food, great atmosphere and fun evening dancing”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 July 2013

This restaurant is new this summer and build on a St Andrews theme of simple but delicious dishes, an earthy but modern decor, decent wine list and friendly young staff. They also offer ceilidh dancing on Friday and Saturday evening. This is traditional Scottish country dancing which requires some explanation. Thankfully the band is at hand to explain the dance format and keep it easy and fun

  • Visited June 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank InLondonAgain
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ForgansGM, General Manager at Forgan's, responded to this review, 8 July 2013
Many thanks for a wonderful review of our venue. I was delighted to hear that you enjoyed the ceilidh dancing as much as you did. We love that all ages can join in.
We alos do one every Saturday for kids from 10.30am.

We hope you come back and visit us again soon,

Best Regards,

Michelle
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Nice change”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 July 2013

Terrific atmosphere and great food. A bit crowded at times, but go off peak and you won't be disappointed. We wanted something other than fish and chips, and a change from dark, charming bar eateries. It delivered on all fronts. What a nice surprise. Great for young adults and up, kind of tight tables for families with young children, strollers and the like. Highly recommend!

  • Visited June 2013
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1 Thank KDTraveler05
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ForgansGM, General Manager at Forgan's, responded to this review, 8 July 2013
Hello and thanks for your review.
Yes your correct we are very busy at times which adds to the fantastic atmosphere. We do have an area where we can store strollers so its never a problem. We are a family friendly restaurant who cater for all.
So pleased you had a great experience and we hope you can come again soon,

Best

Michelle
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St Andrews, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Overdue review!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 July 2013

I am a local & enjoy eating out in St Andrews once or twice a month. One sunny evening, last month, I suggested to my husband we meet in town for 'tea'. Mitchells had become a bit of familiar Friday haunt, but on that occasion, we declined their offer of dingy little table near the loos. Instead we thought we'd give next door a try. What a difference! Light & lofty and most welcoming! Although it was busy, we were happy to sit at the bar, from where we could enjoy our 'bird's eye' view of the restaurant and its customers! Whilst not expansive, the menu was interesting and we enjoyed each of the dishes we chose. What has encouraged me to book again for tomorrow evening, was the great atmosphere (there was a real holiday feel about the place) and very friendly and well-mannered staff; in particular, Genevieve, who was quite charming and looked after us most attentively. I am very much looking forward to our meal tomorrow! :)

  • Visited June 2013
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ForgansGM, General Manager at Forgan's, responded to this review, 8 July 2013
Many thanks for your review of Forgan's. We were so happy to hear that you felt our venue had a holiday feel...
I hope you enjoyed your meal when you returned.

Michelle
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Boston, Massachusetts
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
“Hidden Gem”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 July 2013

We were up in St Andrews for my little brother's graduation and stopped in here on a whim. What a pleasant surprise! The ambiance was great, the service was solid and the food was excellent. I would recommend this as one of the best reasonably-priced meals to be had in St Andrews.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Traveler9523
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ForgansGM, General Manager at Forgan's, responded to this review, 4 July 2013
Hello,

Thanks so much for your fantastic review! We are a hidden gem and its wonderful that you found us and had such a great experience. We will make sure that you feedback is passed onto the staff so that they see how much you appreciate their hard work!

Best Wishes,

Michelle
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Linlithgow
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“Not Just a Place for a Meal.....”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 July 2013

Had a great night here. Pre drinks at the bar and then a nice table at the back of the restaurant. Food was good (only complaint being that they had run out of pate?). During the night (a Saturday) a ceilidh kicked off with live music. The restaurant has been planned out and for those still eating (at the back) there is a glass partition allowing you to keep on eating and watch the ceilidh/listen to the music.
We stayed on and did not feel the need to move on and find a bar.
Great central location and easy walking distance to local B&Bs etc.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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ForgansGM, General Manager at Forgan's, responded to this review, 8 July 2013
Hello,

What a great informative review! Thanks so much for your feedback, I was sorry to hear we had run out of pate, its a popular starter...
The dancing is popular every week and we encourage people to come along for a drink and a dance, as you say its not just a place for a meal.

Many thanks and hope to see you again soon,

Michelle
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