Monday, 8 June 2015

Restaurant Review: Ziggys St Andrews

Readers, we are doing something a little different for tonight’s post.  I’ve been out reviewing again. 

Last week, I went to Ziggys in St Andrews. It’s a fabulous little sixties themed place, with music memorabilia on the walls, a fabulous soundtrack and a real varied menu.

Located down in Murray Place, I have to confess, despite numerous visits to St Andrews over the years, I’ve never actually been to Ziggys.  It’s a bit of a blink and you miss it, unless you spot the guitar sign outside.

My friend and I were welcomed to the restaurant by some very friendly waitresses in Ziggys tshirts.  Despite the staff not having our reservation in the book, this caused no issue.  The waitress quickly found us a table and even allocated us one for four people, so we’d have plenty of room to stretch out.

Drinks orders were taken quickly and we were delighted to be given a small bowl of nachos and salsa to share whilst we ordered our starters and mains.
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Welcome nachos

The menu is a mix of American style classics – there’s an extensive selection of burgers on offer, as well as steaks, ribs, some locally sourced fish and meat dishes.  For a small venue, they do have a vast selection to suit all.

My friend started her night with Cajun Shroomies – breaded mushrooms which came with a side salad and dip.  The portion was incredibly generous for £4.95 but like the trooper she is, she ploughed on.  I love potato skins and I wasn’t disappointed by the cheese and bacon ones I ordered.  They arrived with a salad and a dip of sour cream and chive. This was a great start to our meal.
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Cheese & Bacon Potato Skins

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Cajun Shroomies
Next up came the main courses. I chose something from The Dixie Chix portion of the menu- bacon, cheese and hickory sauce chicken served with mashed potato and Mediterranean vegetables.  I went for cheddar on top which was great with the bacon.    For £12.95, I felt this was more than reasonable, given the portion size.
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Meanwhile my dining partner went for a spicy chicken burrito.   It came with a side of rice and some toppings.  Again the portion sizes were generous and my friend commented that the chicken was definitely spicy – good if you like your spicy chicken spicy!  
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Spicy Chicken Burrito

Both of us felt the Ziggys’ experience was good – the only thing we both commented on was portion size – whilst we like value for money (and we certainly got this) we both felt that the portions were big for a standard appetite.  Perhaps if we’d gone for a main and dessert, we’d have felt less full, but after our delicious starters, and our nachos, we’d filled ourselves up a bit more than we’d have liked.

We also thoroughly enjoyed the fact that the staff were attentive – without being intrusive.   We were happily left alone with a drink after we’d settled up and nobody rushed us.  Granted, it was a Tuesday night and the venue was busy but not full, however, we did appreciate the gesture.

All in all, I’d return to Ziggy’s or suggest it to friends.  It’s a great venue for a group of friends, or family looking for a casual dining experience of an evening or weekend lunch.

The restaurant is open 7 days a week for lunch and dinner, from 12pm til late, with extended opening hours from June 2015.

For reservations contact 01334 473 686.

Disclaimer: I was given the opportunity to review eat at the restaurant in return for a review.  Any opinions expressed are my own. 

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