Top 10 restaurants in South Ayrshire, United Kingdom (UK)

December 12, 2017 Yuk Petri

The village of Alloway is home to the Robert Burns Birthplace Museum and the Robert Burns Heritage Trail. Highlights of the trail include Auld Kirk Alloway, Burns Cottage, Burns Monument Gardens and the 13th century Brig O'Doon. South of Alloway along the attractive A719 coastal road is Culzean Castle and Country Park which offers much of interest all ages. En route is an unusual roadside attraction called Electric Brae, a 'magnetic hill' where a car left out of gear will appear to go uphill due to an optical illusion. A few minutes drive from Culzean Castle is the famous Open Golf championship course at Turnberry where the clubhouse is open to the public.
Things to do in South Ayrshire

1. Saffy's Cafe Bar & Brasserie

2 Dalblair Road, Ayr KA7 1UL, Scotland Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi Bar, European, British, Scottish, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, Late Night HK$55 - HK$275 +44 1292 288598
Excellent
71%
Good
21%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
1%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 515 reviews

Saffy's Cafe Bar & Brasserie

Reviewed By sunshine186574 - Ayr, United Kingdom

Visited with family on a busy Friday afternoon and would highly recommend.
Great special lunch time offer but also main menu and specials available too.
Food was outstanding, great portion size and well presented.
The children’s meal is great value for money and a great selection.

2. 1906 Restaurant

Maidens Road | Trump Turnberry, Turnberry KA26 9LT, Scotland Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Valet Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi European, British, Scottish, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Excellent
68%
Good
19%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
6%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 234 reviews

1906 Restaurant

Reviewed By Jordan1964 - Scotland

We were here in winter when the nights are dark and the restaurant pretty featureless without a view. But we were very pleasantly surprised by the quality of the food which is fantastic.
However, this was let down severely by lacklustre service which was slow and unattentive. We were particularly annoyed when hot food was served before cold, with a long wait between food arriving, meaning we all ate cold food whether we wanted to or not.
At these prices, the ambience and the service would make me avoid here again.

3. Wildings Hotel and Restaurant

21 Harbour Road, Maidens KA26 9NR, Scotland Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi Seafood, European, British, Scottish, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night HK$157 - HK$314 +44 1655 331401
Excellent
69%
Good
22%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
3%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 860 reviews

Wildings Hotel and Restaurant

Reviewed By Uhdcfc

We had dinner, not for the first time or the last. Soup and then sea bass. Wine and a Gin and Tonic to finish. Food and service was excellent.

4. Piersland House Hotel

Craigend Road, Troon KA10 6HD, Scotland Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Buffet Bar, European, British, Soups, Scottish, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night +44 1292 314747
Excellent
65%
Good
25%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
2%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 417 reviews

Piersland House Hotel

Reviewed By kag-lme - Kilmarnock, United Kingdom

Visited here for the first time in January and have already returned since our first visit.
The service is excellent, the staff are friendly and welcoming.
The menu offers a great range of dishes, something for everyone. The food is very tasty and great value for money.
Looking forward to our next visit.

5. Vito's Italian Restaurant

25-27 Burns Statue Square, Ayr KA7 1SU, Scotland Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar Italian, Pizza, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Brunch HK$126 - HK$181 +44 1292 290777
Excellent
66%
Good
24%
Satisfactory
7%
Poor
1%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 565 reviews

Vito's Italian Restaurant

Reviewed By Chris W - Sunderland, United Kingdom

Visited on a business trip instead of eating in the Western House Hotel where we were staying. Had a tempura battered chicken dish. The batter was far too thick when compared to traditional tempura so was stodgy. May be my choice but not well execured. Staff were very good but the menu needs a rethink. Most italians I visit at home execute every dish well. Stick to traditional italian dishes.

6. The Chestnuts Hotel Restaurant

52 Racecourse Road, Ayr KA7 2UZ, Scotland Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi European, British, Scottish, Gastropub, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night +44 1292 264393
Excellent
68%
Good
25%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
2%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 448 reviews

The Chestnuts Hotel Restaurant

Lovely family run hotel with 14 en-suite rooms. Freeview / tea & coffee making facilities. Open from 10am serving coffees and Home Baking till 11.30Am...Lunches from 12-4.30Pm, Suppers from 5-9pm. Superb home-cooked food served in the Bar, Restaurant and Beer Garden. BT Sports in the Bar. Selection of Real Ales and Malt Whiskys. Walking distance from Beach, Town Centre, Parks and Golf courses. In the Heart of Burns' Country. Special Rates for Golf Parties. Selection of Supper dishes at a Special rate of £7.95 Between 5pm and 6.30Pm. F

Reviewed By Fiona M - Oban, United Kingdom

We have just enjoyed another fabulous meal at the Chestnuts. The food is always great, the staff very friendly and welcoming and we find it difficult to go anywhere else as the standards here are excellent. There is definitely something for everyone as the extensive menu caters for all. As a non meat eater I can highly recommend the vegetarian burger which is the best I have ever had. Can't wait to return,

7. Minishant Inn Restaurant

28 Main Road | Minishant, Maybole KA19 8EU, Scotland Takeout, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Full Bar, Wine and Beer European, British, Scottish, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Late Night HK$55 - HK$275 +44 1292 442483
Excellent
78%
Good
15%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 528 reviews

Minishant Inn Restaurant

Reviewed By PRrh94 - Girvan, United Kingdom

Had a lovely family get together on Sunday and went for tea. Things went from great to bad very quickly. A waiter thought he would memorise six starters and main meals, and asked twice for our order. Starters arrived, one order missed therefore sat watching everyone eat, then gave toasted bread on a gluten free order, when I questioned if this bread was gluten free was told not sure!!! The plate was taken away and quickly returned with gluten free oatcakes, the plate wasn’t exchanged and the remains of the toasted bread left on the plate with the oatcakes on top. My daughter was very ill when returning home!! The meals themselves were tasty and we were compensated with six soft drinks that had been ordered. I didn’t complain but I assumed the waitress knew I was annoyed. Perhaps education on the importance of dietary requirements should be priority.

8. The Coylton Arms

9 Low Coylton, Coylton KA6 6LE, Scotland Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Credit Cards Bar, British, Pub, Scottish, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Late Night HK$86 - HK$220 +44 1292 570320
Excellent
73%
Good
19%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
2%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 254 reviews

The Coylton Arms

Family run restaurant deep in the heart of burns country 5 miles from Ayr.

Reviewed By Val M - South Ayrshire, United Kingdom

We had the best Christmas meal tonight on Christmas Eve. Plenty of choice but chose the Turkey and all the trimmings.....it beat all other restaurants, I didn’t have to ask for anything, it was all there in the right quantity, cranberry sauce, Brussels sprouts, stuffing and every part of the meal was fantastic.

9. Kirkmichael Arms

3-5 Straiton Road | Kirkmichael, Maybole KA19 7PH, Scotland Outdoor Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Seating, Accepts Credit Cards Bar, British, Pub, Scottish, Gastropub, Vegetarian Friendly Lunch, Dinner, Drinks +44 1655 750200
Excellent
76%
Good
18%
Satisfactory
3%
Poor
2%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 376 reviews

Kirkmichael Arms

Serving quality food from 12.00 Noon till 9pm daily. Where possible we use locally sourced fresh produce. Early Bird Menu, Daily Specials Board, Lunch & Evening Menus.

Reviewed By PatsyCa - Ayr, United Kingdom

Out and about for a Sunday run to blow away the cobwebs and arrived at the Kirkmichael Arms. A friend had recommended the food and we were not disappointed. The waiter was very good taking all the notes of my various dietary requirements (big list !) and the Chef was very accommodating. We both enjoyed our meals and would highly recommend a trip to The Kirkmichael Arms. There is also a beautiful gift shop attached to the restaurant ...... any excuse to go back !

10. Macfarlane

92 Sandgate, Ayr KA7 1BX, Scotland Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards British, European, Contemporary, Scottish, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks HK$31 - HK$165 +44 1292 261136
Excellent
81%
Good
14%
Satisfactory
3%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 270 reviews

Macfarlane

Warm, inviting, relaxed and personal dining.

Reviewed By GRAHAM C - Sevenoaks, United Kingdom

This was a true surprise. We visited Ayr during the recent snowstorms in the Central Lowlands and were looking for a warming hot chocolate and coffee hit when we came across this delightful establishment. We were given a lovely welcome from Ewan and although we did not order food were made most welcome. Other patrons were dining and the food especially the burgers, fish dishes and salads looked very appealing and were being enjoyed by all. The whole place had a buzz about it. Highly recommended as it says on their card Wine, dine and socialise..

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