17 January 2015

Ziggys, St Andrews - A Review

Last weekend we drove through to St Andrews, which is a hop and a skip away from Dundee. We were visiting a restaurant, one we hadn't tried before.

We often drive to St Andrews for a meal. It's only about 20 minutes from Dundee and there's much more choice.  It's a great place to shop too with lots of interesting wee independent shops, which are perfect if you are looking for gifts. It's also a nice place for a stroll on a sunny day. It has some gorgeous architecture and lots of cobbled streets.

The restaurant is called Ziggy's and it's down a side street just before the cinema.

So what kind of food can you expect?

The menu features homemade burgers, Mexican dishes and steaks.

What is the restaurant like?

The restaurant has a rock theme with lots of memorabilia and guitars on the walls, blue neon lighting and rock music playing.

What did we eat?

Cooper started with some garlic bread and then moved on to macaroni cheese. Graham started with a mixed salad and then had vegetable fajitas with guacamole and salsa (hold the cheese and sour cream for this vegan boy!). I started with Cajun Shroomies (Cajun breaded mushrooms) with garlic mayo and then had a veggie burger with fried onion, slaw and fries.


Oh yes! Well for Cooper and I anyway. There was nothing suitable for vegans. Cooper had chocolate ice cream and I had a knickerbocker glory.

What did we think?

We liked the restaurant, it was cozy to relax in and the staff couldn't be nicer.

Cooper enjoyed his meal, although he is going through a lean period at the moment and eating like a mouse, so he needed lots of encouragement.

Graham enjoyed his salad (which had a balsamic dressing) and his fajitas. He could possibly have done with another tortilla wrap to finish his sizzling vegetables though.

I loved my mushrooms, but didn't eat much of my burger I liked that there were lots of toppings to choose from and how well it was stacked up, but for me it could have done with more spice and to have been a bit crisper. I was also quite full after a week of Jumpstart 2015. However I did have room for a dessert, which was a real treat

Would I recommend it?

Yes, but maybe not the veggie burger.


It was well priced. £3.15 for Graham's mixed salad and £4.95 for the mushrooms. My burger was £7.75 with the onions added and Graham's Fajitas were £11.45.  Cooper ate from the kids menu which was £4.75 for a meal, drink and ice cream.

Where is it?

Disclosure: Ziggy's invited us to review their restaurant. I was not expected to write a positive review and any opinions expressed are my own


  1. I want to bury my face in that lush looking burger. The prices seem like really good value too.

    1. Yes it was great value and a great wee restaurant. I'd be interested to go back and try some of their Mexican food.

  2. That picture of Cooper and his gigantic plate of garlic bread is adorable!
    Janie x

    1. I know it was huge! I thought maybe two or three pieces would arrive at the table.

  3. That burger looks absolutely fantastic. I can taste it from here. :-)

    1. It's huge isn't it. A huge range of toppings to add too, if you wanted too.

  4. The food looks great and seems like excellent value too. When I next find myself in the area I'll have to give it a try myself! :)

  5. Sounds and looks good Jac. Hopefully when the V&A finally opens there will be more choice in Dundee.

    1. I'm hoping so Janice, but that could be a few years away now. It's been delayed again.

  6. Sounds great Jac - pity about the burger though. Must try the place out.

    1. It's certainly close enough for us to go to Stuart which is a plus!


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