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It’s not just about the golf – even golfers need to stop to eat and drink from time to time. So, wherever you stay and play during your golfing holiday, Ayrshire can provide enough variety to satisfy everyone’s tastes and you can be sure of a hearty, golfer’s breakfast before you venture onto the first tee.


Whether it’s a home-made pub lunch or supper with a few pints of local ale, a gourmet dinner with fine wine, or something in between, like modest bistro snacks, world-famous ice cream, Italian, Chinese, Indian, fusion Asian/European cuisine, you can be sure that Ayrshire kitchens showcase the best from the locally-sourced produce. You’ll have a warm welcome at the quiz nights, themed music nights or even when there’s no entertainment, in the bars and pubs throughout Ayrshire. For those who seek something livelier, Ayrshire also has many nightclubs and other live music venues.

The Lounge, Largs, Ayrshire

The Lounge

34-43 Main Street
KA30 8LZ
Tel: 01475 689 968
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On the Main Street in a carefully refurbished old building, The Lounge is a sophisticated bar, restaurant & club, with a rooftop terrace. Its restaurant offers Scottish food with a modern twist and daily specials.


The Green Shutter, Largs, Ayrshire

Green Shutter

28 Bath Street
KA30 8BL
Tel: 01475 672 252

Just a few yards from the Pier and with lovely sea views, the Green Shutter serves a British menu of good food – hot and cold – inside in its cosy tearoom or (in the summer season) outside in its covered patio area.


The Bean & Leaf, Largs, Ayrshire

The Bean & Leaf

6 The Promenade
KA30 8BG
Tel: 01475 670 066
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This bistro and restaurant is on the sea front. Open 9am-9pm, it serves a full Scottish breakfast fry-up (and healthier options of yoghurt, fruit and cereals) as well as light bites, lunches and also offers takeaways.


Henry’s, Largs, Ayrshire


14 Greenock Road
KA30 8NE
Tel: 01475 687 200
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In the Brisbane House Hotel, Henry’s Bar & Restaurant offers some of the most stunning restaurant views in Largs. Its modern design and stylish surroundings are matched by the high quality wines and cuisine.


Koh-I-Noor, Largs, Ayrshire


43 Main Street
KA30 8AE
Tel: 01475 686 051

This is small but lovely Indian Restaurant is now on Main Street (it used to be above Albert’s Bar on Gallowgate Street). They also offer a take-away service.It is open for lunches and dinner 7 days a week.

Nardini’s, Largs, Ayrshire


2 Greenock Road
KA30 8NF
Tel: 01475 675 000
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With its iconic Art Deco frontage, the ever-popular Nardini’s. Everything that’s best to eat in the Italian/ Scottish traditions – fine cuisine, simple pizza, pasta and fish & chips, towering ice cream sundaes… you’ll find them all at Nardini’s.


Room Bar, Largs, Ayrshire

Room Bar

48-52 Gallowgate Square
KA30 8LX
Tel: 01475 675 767

Room Bar & Restaurant
Set back from the main road overlooking Largs Bay (formerly the Townhouse Bistro) is a modern bar in contemporary design. Its restaurant welcomes families and offers good food with speedy service.


Scotts at Largs, Ayrshire

Scotts at Largs

Largs Yacht Haven
Irving Road
KA30 8EZ
Tel: 01475 686 684
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At the Largs Yacht Haven Marina, Scott’s serves great food and a good selection of wines all day. It has a heated outdoor terrace and fantastic views over the Firth of Clyde.


McCabe's Bar,  Largs, Ayrshire

McCabe's Bar

80 Main Street
KA30 8AL
Tel: 01475 676 089

McCabe's is one of Largs' most popular places to enjoy good food and relax. It has a cosy fireplace, comfy corners, nooks and crannies to relax in and enjoy a quiet drink. The bar staff are welcoming and friendly which makes for a great atmosphere.


Fluid, Largs, Ayrshire


The Promenade
KA30 8BG
Tel: 01475 674 888

Fluid is situated on the seafront opposite the Cumbrae ferry terminal. So it has great sea views. This is a lounge bar/bistro with outdoor seating. It is open late and has wide screen TVs and a wide choice of beers, wines, soft drinks and spirits.

Fins at Fencebay, Fairlie, Ayrshire

Fins at Fencebay

Fencefoot Farm
KA29 0EG
Tel: 01475 568 989
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It is just south of Largs at a trout and oyster farm. It is a small restaurant, so booking is essential, but the fish and shellfish on its menu are truly local and fresh! Fencebay also has a smokehouse,offering its own oak-smoked food.


Braidwoods, Dalry, Ayrshire


Dumastle Mill Cottage
KA24 4LN
Tel: 01294 833 544
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Booking is essential at this small Michelin-starred restaurant, where fine dining using locally-sourced, seasonal produce is offered. Braidwoods is run by a husband & wife, whom are highly-qualified and experienced chefs.


Orangery, Seamill, Ayrshire


Seamill Hydro
KA23 9ND
Tel: 01294 822 217
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Situated at the very front of Seamill Hydro hotel, it takes full advantage of the location, with stunning views to the Firth of Clyde, Arran and Ailsa Craig. It offers locally-sourced food, light bites, snacks, lunches and dinner.


The Waterside, West Kilbride, Ayrshire

The Waterside

Ardrossan Road, Seamill
West Kilbride
KA23 9NG
Tel: 01294 824 414
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Located on the coast road, near West Kilbride, The Waterside is a new development, with panoramic views over the Firth of Clyde. It offers a wide range of food, from brunches and light bites through to dinner.


Garfield’s Tapas, Ardrossan, Ayrshire

Garfield’s Tapas

59 Princes Street
KA22 8DE
Tel: 01294 463 155
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In the centre of Ardrossan, on the way to the ferry terminal for Arran, Garfield’s serves food all day. As well as authentic freshly-made Spanish tapas, you can get pizzas, paninis, cakes and pastries.

Cecchini’s, Ardrossan, Ayrshire


Clyde Marina, Dock Road
KA22 8DA
Tel: 01294 471 700
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Situated in the old pump building at Ardrossan Harbour, Cecchini’s is a modern stylish eatery within the original red-brick architecture which overlooks the Clyde Marina and the many islands in the Firth of Clyde. Children are welcome to join you as you sample the best of Scottish & Italian cuisine.


Craigie Inn, Kilmarnock, Ayrshire

Craigie Inn

5 Main Street, Craigie
Tel: 01563 860 286
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In the countryside village of Craigie, inland from Troon and a few miles south of Kilmarnock. With a recently refurbished restaurant, this family-run country inn serves a mixture of traditional classics with some more modern innovative dishes, all from locally-sourced produce.


The Cochrane Inn, Gatehead, Ayrshire

Cochrane Inn

45 Main Road
Tel: 01563 570 122
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In the little village of Gatehead on the outskirts of Kilmarnock on the A759, the Cochrane Inn is a vibrant country pub where you can enjoy wholesome pub grub with a modern twist. Meals, with daily specials, are served 12-2.30 and 5-9.30pm Mon-Sat and 12-9.30pm on Sundays.


The Hac Bar, Irvine, Ayrshire

The Hac Bar

114-116 Harbour Street
KA12 8PZ
Tel: 01294 311833
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A family run business, serving the freshest local produce. With breakfast from 9am (11am Mon& Tue) and full menu available from 12pm to late 7 days a week. There is an extensive wine & drinks list, including an unrivalled selection of Imported beers, 10 different wines and signature cocktails.


The Annick Tavern, Irvine, Ayrshire

Annick Tavern

26 Townfoot
Irvine KA11 4EG
Tel: 01294 215 501
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A family pub offering a friendly atmosphere. Good quality bar meals, Fri– Sun 12pm to 7pm and a specials menu. Entertainment every weekend that includes karaoke nights, live bands, DJ’s & party nights. They show live Scottish and English football as well as all other major sporting events.

Zest Restaurant, Irvine, Ayrshire

Zest Restaurant

Marine Drive
KA11 5AE
Tel: 01294 204 040
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At the Gailes Hotel, Zest is a modern, stylish venue suitable for special occasions or relaxed meals with friends and family alike. From late breakfasts through lunch to an evening meal, there is something to suit all tastes and times on the Zest’s menus.It is also close to five Ayrshire golf courses.


Gulab Tandoori, Irvine, Ayrshire

Gulab Tandoori

KA11 1AE
Tel: 01294 212 222
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The Gulab Tandoori Restaurant is situated on Long Drive, close to the Stanecastle roundabout. It is open every day for lunches and then again in the evenings (times vary by day, phone in advance for booking and details). This family-run restaurant is stylish and sophisticated with knowledgeable staff.


Adesso Italian, Irvine, Ayrshire

Adesso Italian

6 Glasgow Vennel
KA12 0BD
Tel: 01294 273 535
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For fine Italian dining in a small friendly restaurant you could look no further than Adesso. It is situated just off Irvine High Street in the lovely setting of the Glagow Vennel. They specialise in gluten-free ingredients for people with wheat intolerance and Adesso also offers great value deals daily.


The Brasserie, Irvine, Ayrshire

The Brasserie

46 Annick Road
KA11 4LD
Tel: 01294 274 272
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At the Menzies Irvine Hotel, less than a mile east from the centre of Irvine, just off the A78. The Brasserie restaurant offers high quality food and drink with an excellent choice of classic and continental dishes on their a la carte menu, created using local seasonal produce wherever possible.


Annfield House, Irvine, Ayrshire

Annfield House

6 Castle Street
KA12 8RJ
Tel: 01294 278 903
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Annfield House Hotel is an example of how to introduce modern facilities to an historical building. It is just a few minutes’ walk from Irvine town centre. Food, using local, seasonal ingredients, is served all day, from the Coffee House, the bar, the conservatory and the restaurant.

Peking Chef, Irvine, Ayrshire

Peking Chef

1 Eglinton St
KA12 8AX
Tel: 01294 275 649

With lunchtime and mid-week evening special deals, the Peking Chef Chinese restaurant is in Eglinton Street in the centre of Irvine.


>Royal Blossom, Irvine, Ayrshire

Royal Blossom

46 Townhead
KA12 0BE
Tel: 01294 312 121

A Chinese restaurant near the town centre, the Royal Blossom is to the east of the High Street and offers specials at lunchtime and mid-week evenings.

Torranyard Tandoori, By Irvine, Ayrshire


By Irvine
KA13 7RD
Tel: 01294 850 221

Situated about 4 miles northeast of Irvine, the Torranyard Tandoori Indian restaurant offers special deals at lunchtimes and mid-week evenings.


The Ambassador, Irvine, Ayrshire

The Ambassador

24 Bank St
KA12 0AD
Tel: 01294 313 888

Sutiuated in the centre of Irvine, just off the High Street, The Ambassador is a long established Chinese Restaurant. With a friendly atmosphere.


Frankie & Benny's, Irvine, Ayrshire

Frankie & Benny's

KA12 8AG
Tel : 01294 204 830
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By the large Rivergate Shopping Centre, just south of Irvine centre. It offers pizza, pasta, steak, burger, salad & more!

The Gables, Irvine, Ayrshire

The Gables

115 High Street
KA12 8AA
Tel: 01294 276 432
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At the back of the Kings Arms in Irvine town centre, The Gables is a popular meeting & eating place for shoppers during the day while its relaxed feel and friendly staff make it ideal for a night out with friends.


Kings Arms, Irvine, Ayrshire

Kings Arms

115 High St
KA12 8AA
Tel: 01294 273 317
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A traditional, family-run pub on the High Street, near the Rivergate Shopping Centre, it provides bar meals throughout the day. With large screen TVs and evening entertainment.


The Ship Inn, Irvine, Ayrshire

The Ship Inn

122 Harbour Street
KA12 8PZ
Tel: 01294 279 722
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The oldest bar in Irvine, the Ship Inn was built in 1597 and became a bar in 1754. It serves meals at lunchtimes and in the evenings Monday-Friday and all day from 12 noon on Saturday & Sunday.


The Carrick, Irvine, Ayrshire

The Carrick

112-114 High Street
KA12 8AH
Tel: 01294 313 378
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The recently refurbished, the Carrick is on the High Street in the centre of Irvine near the Rivergate Shopping Centre. It has large-screen TVs, a beer garden, classic pub food & weekend entertainment.


The Keys, Irvine, Ayrshire

The Keys

142 Harbour Street
Irvine KA12 8PZ
Tel: 01294 313 268
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Offering good, food at value-for-money prices. It has stunning views of the harbourside and overlooks Arran and the Firth of Clyde. There is a beer garden and they have Live music and Comedy Nights.

Porthead Tavern, Irvine, Ayrshire

Porthead Tavern

2-4 High Street
KA12 0AY
Tel: 01294 271 412
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A traditional bar, in the town centre, with Public Bar, Restaurant/Lounge and a Cocktail & Wine Bar ABuV, the Porthead Tavern provides bar meals throughout the day.


ABuV, Irvine, Ayrshire


2-4 High Street
KA12 0AY
Tel: 01294 271 412
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Abuv Cocktail & Wine Bar is above the Porthead Tavern. Serving fine wines and cocktails. Private parties are catered for and they now have cocktail evenings.


The Clubhouse, Irvine, Ayrshire

The Clubhouse

53 East Road
KA12 0BT
Tel: 01294 277 648
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The Clubhouse Bar and Restaurant offers a friendly atmosphere. Throughout the week they have entertainment including poker nights, pub quizzes and a DJ.


Viva Nightclub, Irvine, Ayrshire

Viva Nightclub

115 High St
KA12 8AA
Tel: 01294 273 317
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Above the Kings Arms, Viva nightclub is Irvine's longest established night club. They regularly have various drinks promotions andthe DJs play a great mix of music to suit all.


The Turf, Irvine, Ayrshire

The Turf

32 Eglinton Street
The Turf Irvine
KA12 8AS
Tel: 01294 275 836

Near the town centre in Eglinton Street, the Turf is a pub which has character and a real coal fire in the winter months. There is also a snug which is ideal for enjoying the peace and quiet.

Jade Dragon, Troon, Ayrshire

Jade Dragon

9 Templehill
KA10 6BQ
Tel: 01292 313 123
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This Chinese Restaurant is ideal whether on a night out, or just want a break from the cooking, they have an extensive menu at competitive prices.


Maharani Indian, Troon, Ayrshire

Maharani Indian

42 West Portland Street
KA10 6AB
Tel: 01292 311 797
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A family business in Troon since 1991, the Maharani has a varied menu of high-quality authentic Indian food for you to choose from.


Scotts, Troon, Ayrshire


Yacht Haven
Harbour Road
Troon KA10 6DJ
Tel: 01292 311 315
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Troon Yacht Haven is Scotts bar and restaurant's stunning location – with views of Arran and Ailsa Craig – the perfect place to relax.


Old Loans Inn, Loans, Ayrshire

Old Loans Inn

31-33 Main Street
KA10 7EX
Tel: 01292 315 976
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Originally an 18th-century coaching inn, it now offers 21st-century luxury within. Serving high quality food at good value, showcasing the best of local produce.


The Swan, Troon, Ayrshire

The Swan

39 Portland Street
KA10 6AA
Tel: 01292 317 171

The Swan restaurant in the centre of town offers a great value-for-money meal, with generous portions of fresh Scottish food at its best.

Taco’s Mexican, Troon, Ayrshire

Taco’s Mexican

22 Ayr Street
KA10 6EB
Tel: 01292 317 308

Delicious Mexican cuisine made from top-class ingredients, all served in a friendly, relaxed atmosphere.


The Bunker, Troon, Ayrshire

The Bunker

Harling Drive
KA10 6NF
Tel: 01292 311 138

A traditional English restaurant, close to Troon’s Darley golf course, The Bunker serves meals all day.


McKay’s, Troon, Ayrshire


69 Portland Street
KA10 6QU
Tel: 01292 311 079

A traditional-style Scottish pub, providing bar meals throughout the day. It is just 200 yards from Troon Cross.


Postage Stamp, Troon, Ayrshire

Postage Stamp

66 Portland Street
KA10 6QU
Tel: 01292 314 471

This is a traditional style pub which used to be the Caddy Shack. Bar meals are served throughout the day.


The Coach House, Troon, Ayrshire

The Coach House

10 Portland Street
KA10 6EA
Tel: 01292 311 212

With a DJ on Friday and Saturday nights, the Coach House bar in Troon also provides bar meals until 7pm every day.

Macintyre’s Bar, Troon, Ayrshire

Macintyre’s Bar

11 Templehill
KA10 6BQ
Tel: 01292 311 341

Serving bar meals throughout the day, MacIntyre’s is near Troon Cross, on the road leading to the harbour. It is a Scottish bar in the traditional style.


Cheeky Charlies, Troon, Ayrshire

Cheeky Charlies

47 Templehill
KA10 6BQ
Tel: 01292 311 038

Not far from Troon Cross on the way to the harbour & lively at the weekends, with a DJ and Karaoke on Friday and Saturday nights, Cheeky Charlies also has a weekly quiz.


The Harbour Bar, Troon, Ayrshire

The Harbour Bar

169-173 Templehill
KA10 6BH
Tel: 01292 312 668

On Templehill, overlooking the harbour and the marina, this traditional Scottish pub serves meals from lunchtime throughout the week and also has a weekly quiz night.


The Anchorage, Troon, Ayrshire

The Anchorage

149 Templehill
Tel: 01292 317 448

A warm and welcoming bar restaurant, the perfect place to sample some fresh local produce. They have a wide range of drinks available including a number of malt whiskies.


Pebbles Nightclub, Troon, Ayrshire

Pebbles Nightclub

135-137 Templehill
Tel: 01292 311 231

The only nightclub in Troon, Pebbles is open Thursday till Sunday every week. It has 3 rooms and 3 DJ's. Look out for free entry offers and drink promos.


Right at the heart of Burns Country, you’ll find the same range and quality of places to eat, drink, make merry or relax as you will further north, but here you can really steep yourself in the places and history of Robert Burns and his life and times as well.

Anise Indian Kitchen, Prestwick, Ayrshire

Anise Indian

74 Main Street
Tel: 01292 474 146
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Anise Indian Kitchen is a new Indian restaurant, in the Main Street not far from Prestwick Cross. It offers a truly authentic menu of good-value, high-quality dishes.


Caprice, Prestwick, Ayrshire


112 Main Street
Tel: 01292 471 571
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Open for morning coffee and then, from 12pm for light bites, pasta/pizzas and other main courses, with regular special deals. It has a range of specialty beers and a beer garden.


The Taj Tandoori, Prestwick, Ayrshire

The Taj Tandoori

141 Main Street
Tel: 01292 479 464
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A family run business the restaurant is spacious and comfortable and ideal for small and large groups. It was awarded best indian restaurant in Scotland for 2011/2012.


Reds Café, Prestwick, Ayrshire

Reds Café

10-12 The Cross
Tel: 01292 471 771

Reds is a recently-opened small café-style restaurant at Prestwick Cross, serving good-value food. Still awaiting a drinks licence, so BYOB (Bring Your Own Bottle).


Indian Links Restaurant, Prestwick, Ayrshire

Indian Links

5/7 Links Road
Tel: 01292 477 717
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Within the North Beach Hotel, this restaurant not only has spectacular sea views, but it also offers great value for money and an great range of Indian and SE Asian dishes.

Logan's, Prestwick, Ayrshire


187 Ayr Road
Tel: 01292 476 811
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Situated within the Carlton Hotel, Logan’s serves food throughout the day, from breakfast to candle-lit dinners. The terrace offers stunning views of the Firth of Clyde.


Carlton Carvery, Prestwick, Ayrshire

Carlton Carvery

Carlton Hotel
187 Ayr Road
Tel: 01292 476 811
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Open from 12 – 8.30pm on Sunday-Thursday (closed Mon-Wed), the Carlton Carvery within the Carlton Hotel offers excellent roasts at great value.


Manor Park Hotel & Restaurant, Prestwick, Ayrshire

Manor Park

Kilmarnock Road
Tel: 01292 479 356
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The restaurant and bistro at the Manor Park Hotel serves traditional Scottish cuisine. There is a garden terrace where you can relax and enjoy the spledid views.


The Red Lion, Prestwick, Ayrshire

The Red Lion

9 The Cross
Tel: 01292 470 703

The Red Lion Inn is one of the older pubs in Prestwick and its warm and friendly atmosphere exudes history and character. At Prestwick Cross, the Red Lion serves food all day, every day.


Flanagan's, Prestwick, Ayrshire


36 Main Street
Tel: 01292 678 640

Just a short walk from Prestwick Cross. Meals are served throughout the week; exact times varying depending on the day. There is music or other entertainment on Wed– Sun evenings.

Prestwick Pioneer, Prestwick, Ayrshire

Prestwick Pioneer

87 Main Street
Tel: 01292 473 210
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The Prestwick Pioneer on the Main Street, is a large Wetherspoons bar/diner, offering good value meals and drinks, with a range of daily or weekly special deals. Check the website for the latest offers.


Scruffy Duffy's, Prestwick, Ayrshire

Scruffy Duffy's

111 Main Street
Tel: 01292 471 113

This lively Irish-themed bar and restaurant on Prestwick Main Street has live entertainment on Friday & Sunday nights, and music with a DJ on Saturdays. It serves bar food throughout the day.


Golf Inn, Prestwick, Ayrshire

Golf Inn

154 Main Street
Tel: 01292 476 711

An old, traditional Scottish pub, with open beams and low ceilings, the Golf Inn is on the Main Street, a few hundred yards south of Prestwick Cross. It serves bar meals from lunchtime until the early evening every day.


The Eagle, Prestwick, Ayrshire

The Eagle

3 The Cross
Tel: 01292 479 936

Situated at Prestwick Cross, the Eagle Tavern is a traditional Scottish pub with a long-standing reputation for high-quality live music events, with tribute act nights, jam sessions and showcase events.


The Garden Bistro, Prestwick, Ayrshire

The Garden

120 Main Street
Tel: 01292 479 504
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A small bistro & bar on the Main Street, serving food all day from breakfast. The menu includes a mix of Scottish, Mexican and Indian dishes. The Garden is only open Wed– Sun (closed Mon & Tue).

Dome Café, Prestwick, Ayrshire

Dome Café

71-75 Main Street
Tel: 01292 479 321
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Dome is a French-style café/bistro serving meals every day. It offers breakfast, lunches, light bites and dinner, including ‘Pris fixe’ menus and children are welcome. Friday & Saturday are Karaoke nights. Enjoy seasonal produce,
great wines and good fun.


Elliots, Prestwick, Ayrshire


132 Main Street
Tel: 01292 677 677
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Elliots is a modern bar/restaurant situated on the Main Street. Food is served all day starting with breakfasts from 8.30, moving through lunches and then evening meals. Light bites are available when full meals are not. There is entertainment on several evenings.


Hollybush Inn, Ayr, Ayrshire

Hollybush Inn

Tel: 01292 560 017
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In the countryside 5 miles east of Ayr, the Hollybush Inn offers high quality, value food. With views of the Carrick Hills, meals can be taken in the recently refurbished relaxing surroundings throughout the day on Sundays and at lunchtime 12-3pm and evenings 5-9pm Mon-Sat.


Failford Inn, Failford, Ayrshire

Failford Inn

Near Mauchline
Tel: 01292 540 117
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A traditional country inn with a dining room, restaurant and riverside beer garden in addition to its bar. Situated inland from Prestwick, it serves bar meals throughout the day at weekends, lunches every day (12-2.30pm) and evening meals (6-9pm) weekdays, except Wed.


Sorn Inn, Mauchline, Ayrshire

Sorn Inn

35 Main Street, Sorn
Tel: 01290 551 305
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In the little village of Sorn, just east of Mauchline the Sorn Inn offers daily specials in addition to its fusion of fine dining and brasserie-style food, served daily throughout the week (Times vary) Using local and seasonal ingredients, the beef dishes are a must try.

The Beresford, Ayr, Ayrshire

The Beresford

22 Beresford Terrace
Tel: 01292 280 820
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The Beresford has a menu inspired and influenced by Mediterranean/French cuisine and offers an eating experience in unusual and creative surroundings. Food is available all day.


Tudor Restaurant, Ayr, Ayrshire

Tudor Restaurant

8 Beresford Terrace
Tel: 01292 261 404

The Tudor, close to Burns Statue Square in the centre of Ayr, serves traditional Scottish food all day from 9.00am till 9.30pm. There is some seating outside for watching the world go by.


The Meridian Café Bar, Ayr, Ayrshire

Meridian Bar

2 Killoch Place
Tel: 01292 287 032
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The Meridian Café Bar overlooks Burns Statue Square in the heart of Ayr. It is adjacent to the Ayrshire & Galloway Hotel and serves meals from lunchtime till the evening. Private parking available.


Vito's Italian Restaurant, Ayr, Ayrshire

Vito's Italian

25 Burns Statue Square
Tel: 01292 290 777
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Vito's, in Burns Statue Square, serves authentic Italian cuisine in a contemporary relaxed atmosphere. A stunning glass staircase takes you from ground to first floor in this large, chic restaurant.


Caprice, Ayr, Ayrshire


48 Newmarket Street
Tel: 01292 610 916
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The Caprice on the pedestrian-only Newmarket Street offers meals and snacks from 12 noon until 9.45pm daily. It is a bright and spacious cafe, bar & bistro serving stylish cocktails.

The Ruby Cantonese Restaurant, Ayr, Ayrshire

Ruby Cantonese

22 New Bridge Street
Tel: 01292 267 131

The Ruby Cantonese Restaurant is situated at the bottom of the Sandgate close to River Ayr. Excellent value-for-money meals are available from 12pm (Mon-Sat) and 12.30pm (Sun) until 23.30pm. The food is great and the staff are always very friendly.


New City Cantonese Restaurant, Ayr, Ayrshire

New City

27-29 Sandgate
Tel: 01292 265 051
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New City Cantonese Restaurant has been recently refurbished to a very high modern standard. It specialises in locally-sourced seafood and high-quality steaks. It serves meals all day every day from lunchtime, with many lunchtime special 2- and 3-course deals.


Royal Blossom Chinese Restaurant, Ayr, Ayrshire

Royal Blossom

41 South Harbour Street
Tel: 01292 288 565

Royal Blossom Chinese Restaurant is not far from Ayr harbour. It is popular with the locals and visitors alike. It is open for lunches and dinners. Somewhat of an Ayr favourite it enjoys a good reputation due to friendly and efficent staff and well cooked, very tasty food.


Kashmir Indian Restaurant, Ayr, Ayrshire

Kashmir Indian

42 Sandgate
Tel: 01292 261 207
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The Kashmir is a family run business and is situated on the Sandgate between the river and Wellington Square. With a Buffet Night each Tuesday, The Kashmir is open at lunchtimes (12-3pm) Mon-Sat and for evening meals (5-8pm) every day of the week.


Cecchini's Italian Restaurant, Ayr, Ayrshire

Cecchini's Italian

72 Fort Street
Tel: 01292 263 607
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This family-run Italian restaurant offers a mix of traditional Italian and wider continental menus. Closed on Sundays, but open for lunch (12-2.30pm) and dinners (6-10.30pm) on Mon-Sat. Cecchinis still use many traditional recipes with good Scottish ingredients.

Rupee Room, Ayr, Ayrshire

Rupee Room

26A Wellington Square
Tel: 01292 283 002
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On Wellington Square, this Indian restaurant serves traditional Punjabi dishes from the North of India, but some, like the haggis pakora, have a decidedly Scottish twist!


Ayr India, Ayr, Ayrshire

Ayr India

1 Alloway Place
Tel: 01292 261 026
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Ayr India in the town centre near Wellington Square is a family-run restaurant with extensive menus with all the ‘favourites’ as well as some traditional Punjabi dishes.


Ayr India, Ayr, Ayrshire

Ayr India

10 Seafield Road
Tel: 01292 263 731
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The original Ayr India, about a mile south of the town, overlooking the Firth of Clyde at Seafield Place. Ayr India at the beach in Seafield Road is open from 4-11pm every day.


Lychees Chinese Restaurant, Ayr, Ayrshire

Lychees Chinese

17 Miller Road
Tel: 01292 292 888
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Open from 12 noon, Lychees is a modern restaurant offering high-quality Chinese food together with contemporary Asian fusion and European dishes.


The Treehouse, Ayr, Ayrshire

The Treehouse

67-69 Sandgate
Tel: 01292 288 500
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Situated on the Sandgate, the Treehouse Bar & Grill is a modern, spacious and stylish venue, serving food all day from 9am. There is also an outside terrace area.

Saffy’s Café, Ayr, Ayrshire

Saffy’s Café

2 Dalblair Road
Tel: 01292 288 598
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A small, but perfectly-formed brasserie, serving a superb range of snacks and meals from late breakfasts to dinners. Just off Alloway Place in the centre of town, Saffy’s is popular with visitors and locals alike.


Carrick Lodge Hotel, Ayr, Ayrshire

Carrick Lodge

46 Carrick Road
Tel: 01292 262 846
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Enjoy excellent food, helpful service and a great dining experience in the restaurant at the Carrick Lodge Hotel, just a few minutes from Ayr town centre. A lunchtime favourite for the locals and family friendly.


Chestnuts Hotel, Ayr, Ayrshire

Chestnuts Hotel

52 Racecourse Road
Tel: 01292 264 393
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A few minutes from the town centre, Chestnuts Hotel Restaurant serves a range of meals from light breakfasts from 10am and lunches, light suppers, pre-theatre deals and dinners. The bar serves light snacks also.


Kylestrome Bar & Grill, Ayr, Ayrshire

Kylestrome Bar

11 Miller Road
Tel: 01292 262 474
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In the recently renovated hotel, the Kylestrome Bar & Grill offers the perfect opportunity to sample the local seafood and steaks in a relaxed, but airy and contemporary enviroment. The varied menu contains something for everyone.


Martin’s Bar & Grill, Ayr, Ayrshire


12 Fairfield Road
Tel: 01292 267 461
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At the 4-star Fairfield House Hotel, Martin’s offers award-winning informal dining. Situated on the seafront with great views, Martin’s combines a modern environment with traditional Scottish hospitality.

The Malt Cross, Ayr, Ayrshire

The Malt Cross

1 New Bridge
Tel: 01292 284 150
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This large bar/diner serves meals at keen prices with special deals throughout the day. It is also a popular evening bar, serving real ales. There is some entertainment too.


West Kirk, Ayr, Ayrshire

West Kirk

58a Sandgate
Tel: 01292 880 416
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The West Kirk is a large roomy Wetherspoon’s pub in a converted church building, situated in the centre of Ayr at the top of the Sandgate. It serves meals all day.


Boswells, Ayr, Ayrshire


4 Boswell Park
Tel: 01292 289 001
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Boswells is a popular bar/diner which serves meals throughout the day. At night it becomes very lively, Discos (Wed-Sun). Passes for Madison’s Nightclub are available.


McArthurs, Ayr, Ayrshire


7-9 Arthur Street
Tel: 01292 610 337
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Another of Ayr’s venues which serves food all day and at night, becomes a popular and lively bar. It has entertainment every night with Karaoke, and DJ Discos some nights.


West of the Moon, Ayr, Ayrshire

West of the Moon

1-5 Arthur Street
Tel: 01292 880 152
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A comfortable bar/diner with a beer garden and meals served daily. It becomes a busy and lively pre-nightclub venue later on with DJ discos from Wednesday to Sunday.

Smiths Bar, Ayr, Ayrshire

Smiths Bar

13 Dalblair Road
Tel: 01292 618 161
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On Dalblair Road in the centre of Ayr, Smiths Bar offers pub food of excellent quality and has quiz nights and live entertainment several nights a week. It has a large beer garden with a decked terrace to the rear and, inside, comfy sofas from which to watch sports on the large-screen TVs.


Harleys, Ayr, Ayrshire


Nile Court
154 High Street
Tel: 01292 288 474

Harley’s is in Nile Court (off the High Street) and serves meals at during the day throughout the week (times vary by day, check in advance). In the evenings, rock music is the usual entertainment, with a quiz on Mondays, acoustics on Tuesdays and live bands on Fridays & Saturdays.


Tam O’Shanter, Ayr, Ayrshire

Tam O’Shanter

230 High Street
Tel: 01292 611 684

This bar & restaurant was once a museum dedicated to Burns and his famous poem. Near the top of the High Street, this traditional pub serves meals in either the bar or its adjacent restaurant: Mon-Fri 11am-5pm; Sat 11am-6pm (no meals on Sundays) between November and March; until 8pm Apr-Oct.


Christina's, Ayr, Ayrshire


39 Mill Street
Tel: 01292 281 745

Situated near the Wallace Tower in Ayr, Christina’s is a traditional style pub with a bar and bar lounge area which serves meals every day.
Lunches (11.00 am - 3.00 pm Monday - Friday and 12.30 - 3.00 pm on Sundays) and all day (11.00 am - 7.00 spm) on Saturdays.


The Twa Dugs, Ayr, Ayrshire

The Twa Dugs

4 Killoch Place
Tel: 01292 618 142
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This traditional Scottish pub in the centre of Ayr is named after the two dogs (twa dugs) in a 1789 poem by Robert Burns and where the décor is dedicated to Burns and the twa dugs theme. It serves quality cask ales and a magnificent range of rare malt whiskies, in addition to all the usual blends.

Wee Windaes, Ayr, Ayrshire

Wee Windaes

9 Newmarket Street
Tel: 01292 267 360
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This family-run traditional-style pub is in Newmarket Street in the centre of Ayr. With cosy surroundings and a friendly ambience, the Wee Windaes serves lunches (12 noon-3pm) Mondays-Saturdays.


River Cottage, Ayr, Ayrshire

River Cottage

4 River Terrace
Tel: 01292 880 049

River Cottage is a traditional bar on the riverside. Situated on the north side of the Auld Brig, O’Shea’s serves pub meals from 12 noon till late throughout the week. Exact times vary, telephone for details.


Club De Mar, Ayr, Ayrshire

Club De Mar

1-5 Arthur Street
Tel: 01292 611 136
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Open Wednesday through to Sunday nights, with Wednesday's being the night for the over-25s and featuring music from the 80s, 90s and noughties, the Club De Mar is in the centre of town, handy for a late night out.


Madisons/Arcadia, Ayr, Ayrshire


Carrick Street
Tel: 01292 618 155
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Open 6 nights a week (closed on Mondays), Madison’s is located at the Carrick Arcade in the centre of town. Wednesdays are ‘80s & ‘90s night and Thursdays are for the students. Passes are available.


The Dunure Inn, Dunure, Ayrshire

Dunure Inn

17 Harbour View
Tel: 01292 500 549
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The Dunure Inn is in the little village of Dunure, about 4 miles south of Ayr. The historic ruins of Dunure Castle are at the back of the premises. Serving food all day, the menu includes fresh locally-sourced seafood.