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The Waterfront

$$ - $$$, British,
4a South Harbour Street, Ayr KA7 1HZ, Scotland
+44 1292 280212
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  • Excellent63%
  • Very good27%
  • Average6%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
Travelers talk about
“mussels” (23 reviews)
“seafood” (12 reviews)
“steak” (33 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Bar, British, Pub, Soups, Scottish, Gastropub, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
4a South Harbour Street, Ayr KA7 1HZ, Scotland
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1 - 10 of 673 reviews

Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Arrived here during storm Ali. No other customers due to the weather. Trains stopped Catered for us beautifully. Even cooking something not on the menu. And not rushing us out so they could close. 3rd visit this year. Huge recommendation.

Thank Julie L
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Lovely food good selection at affordable prices It was a clean bar and restaurant. Staff friendly. Will be going again

1  Thank Lynn B
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Came in for dinner with my partner The venue was really nice with great view of the river great ! Staff were nice and helpful But that's were the good ends For me. I had chicken liver pate to start wasn't the worst I've had...More

Thank Chef91ayr
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had a lovely visit with my dad 4 breakfast. Excellent service. Nice and friendly. Great breakfast too

Thank dawn m
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We visited The Waterfront for my mum’s 80th birthday dinner. My sister popped by the restaurant shortly before the rest of us, to drop off a birthday cake, for after the meal. We were seated at the round table, overlooking the river. In my opinion...More

Thank mjm2107
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

What a little beauty,rounded our holiday off beautifully,food delicious,quick,beautiful surroundings ,loved the music being played,staff were so lovely, friendly and attentive, we always do this,find a little gem at the end of our holidays. Loved it.

Thank nanajanet76
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We booked a table of 12 for a family 60th birthday in the afternoon. The food (everything we had) was fabulous and staff were excellent, we could not have asked for a better experience all in. Cocktails and drinks served were all delicious and staff...More

Thank ModernMillie11
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I can't fave about The waterfront enough. We were 6 middle aged gents on a stag (Bambi) weekend in Ayr. I pre-booked our table to avoid disappointment and found Justin very helpful. Our welcome didn't disappoint and although we ordered the set dinner menu ,...More

Thank Peterhkirk
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Visited twice whilst up in Ayr visiting family. It’s a regular visit when we come up as always delivers without fail. Staff are very welcoming and helpful. We had the big breakfast which was AMAZING! Also had a morning roll. Very reasonably priced. Also do...More

Thank Gdawg09
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The staff were friendly and welcoming. We were served promptly. The menu was extensive and catered well for the 3 of us, all choosing different mains. The lamb looked very tasty and was beautifully presented. I had red mullet which I've never tried before and...More

Thank GlasgowHerbie
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August 8, 2018|
Response from Andrew S | Reviewed this property |
Only if you are prepared to eat outside on the riverside terrace ! Lovely sheltered location and nice view but obviously weather dependent
September 20, 2017|
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Response from Mary-k1965 | Reviewed this property |
Hello your best bet is to calk and speak to john or any senior staff member . hope they can accommodate you as its a fantastic restaurant.
Mary C
June 18, 2017|
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Response from Mary C |
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Large groups, Local cuisine, Families with children, Business meetings, Kids, Special occasions, Bar scene, Scenic view, Romantic
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4a South Harbour Street, Ayr KA7 1HZ, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Ayrshire  >  South Ayrshire  >  Ayr
  • Phone Number: +44 1292 280212
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