Aikman’s Bar~Bistro
The Cellar Bar


Welcome to the Web Page for Aikman's Bar~Bistro in St. Andrews, Scotland. Aikman's has been renowned for the quality of its food as well as for the widest and probably most interesting Drinks list in Town for more than twenty years now. Situated in the warehouse of one of the oldest businesses in St. Andrews, we look to maintain the high standard of food and drink which allowed the original Aikman & Terras business to trade for over 144 years.

At present we feature a Daytime Menu of selected dishes ranging from our famous Soups - all made on the premises and drawn from a list of more than 50 recipes - through our main course dishes including Raised Venison, Steak and Ale Pies, smoked and roll mop herring and some of the more inventive Vegetarian dishes to our Sweets and Gateaux. This menu is available all day until (at least) 11pm in the evening.

The Bistro is based on the European ideal that food and drink are best savoured together rather than separately and our wine and spirits list reflects this with a wine list of more than 40 wines from as far afield as Chile, Australia, New Zealand, the United States as well as from France and Spain. Our Malt whisky list runs to some forty malts from across Scotland to include favourites such as Macallan, Laphroaig, Highland Park and Glen Livet to less well "exposed" malts such as the succulent Caol Ila from Islay, Bruichladdich, Tomatin and Ardbeg. Not forgetting the fact that our licquers list has often been described as (probably) the best and most extensive for miles around featuring Tequilas, Black Rums, Gold Rums and White Rums, Russian and Polish Vodkas, and some of the classics such as Kahlua, Drambuie, Cointreau, four different kinds of Gin, sherries, port and Schnapps. All you really need is a Cocktail list to make it a night to remember - and we have one of them with over 70 recipes.

This year, we celebrate our 20th year in the CAMRA "Good Beer Guide" since 1987. CAMRA (the Campaign for Real Ale) has been at the forefront of the case against "chemical" concoctions posing as good beer for over 25 years and an entry in their Guide is a testament to the effort that bars are prepared to make to present good ales from the breweries across the country.

At present, we feature Bitburger, Hoegaardeen, Erdinger, Palm and Amstel beers on draught. You will also find over twenty classic European Beers including the beautiful Trappist beers from Belgium, wheat beers and Dunkels from Germany and a range of Czech and Polish Beers including Gambrinus, Staropramen, Budvar, Nova Czech, Pilsener Urquell, Zlatopramen and Zwiec.

In both cases - whether it be our real ales or our European Beers - you will find that they make an excellent accompaniment to most of our dishes. Please be sure to ask for suggestions and advice from our staff.

Add that to the fact that we are open all day for essential coffee breaks - with or without Schnapps and Danish - and you will understand why we are probably well worth a visit.


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Aikman’s Bar and The Cellar Bar are OPEN from 11am until 1.00AM EVERY Night of the Week
Aikman’s Bar~Bistro, 32 Bell Street, St. Andrews 01334 477425