Happy birthday to me! I have turned 20 and my mum is in town again- she knows the drill by now. I’m a big fan of Playfairs, and I’ve clocked it has a seriously cheap club considering how nice the gaff is. But, as is often the case, when something appears to be too good to be true- it is. This is a disaster of a club, no two ways about it. First up, the bread isn’t toasted and lacks a middle slice. This isn’t so much a club sandwich, as it is a club piece. The next thing I clocked was the stench. I don’t usually feel the need to judge club sandwiches based on aroma, but this thing STUNK of egg. I was feeling nauseous before I even began eating, which is never a good sign. The bread was soggy and unappetising, the chicken bland, and the bacon undercooked. This was turning into a birthday nightmare. To give credit where credit is due, there was a lot of eating in this, it’s just a shame I didn’t want to eat it. In terms of sides, it was served with crisps, meaning I needed to get a vat of chips keenly priced at £3.99 to sort me out. Scandalous. Again, no slaw- is it too much to ask folks? Three stops in and St Andrews has failed to offer on the club sandwich front. Disillusionment is settling in, and I need a big W to keep this dream alive.
Overall rating: 3/10
Price: £6.95 (with £3.99 for chips)
Club companions: Debbie Coulter and Lee Coulter
Date: Friday 26th April 2019