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The Waterfront

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South Harbour Street, Ayr, Scotland
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Wigan, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

A Cosy spacious bar .Very clean .courtios staff and fine food.set of the banks of the river Ayr .Time to relax and watch the day unwind .Food is excellent with a wide variety of choices .I had the fish it was lovely

Thank 1bowling
Ayr, United Kingdom
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53 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Lovely to look out over the harbour and spend some time catching up with friends. Not too busy and kids are welcome. Word of warning though. We stayed longer than expected as we were enjoying the afternoon. Had several sharing plates between us , the result was a huge bill. My advice would be to pay as you go, to... More 

Thank maggie0500
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42 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We came across this place after a short drive in Ayr and concerns we may end up in a chain restaurant. This is a nice place that looks on to the water (unsurprisingly!) the menu is extensive and very good value along with good cocktail menu! I feel the mash potato may have been 'smash' though. The food was very... More 

Thank vikkiwood1
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We had Sunday lunch today, and it was simply wonderful. The welcome was warm and friendly. There was a great selection of drinks. I especially liked the Brewdog IPA. The food was very well presented and the meals complimented with each of its constituant parts. All were served with great personal service, and at an excellent price. I jab no... More 

Thank Alan C
Scotland, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The staff were friendly and helpful nothing was too much bother. The menu was varied. And first cladd

Thank joycewgibson
Paris, France
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23 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We came to the waterfront restaurant on a friends recommendation. Even though it was midweek and the weather was very bad the place was very busy and once we received our food we realized why. We had the fish cakes, pate and seafood board for starters and they were delicious. Presentation was outstanding. For the main course we had the... More 

Thank katiemc2015
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11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

8 of us meet up every 6 months had a really good night good i thought was quite expensive unless you get there special menu. Staff and surroundings were excellent certainly will go back

Thank Elizabeth M
Sudbury, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

It is so refreshing to find a place that serves such lovely home cooked food in a nice environment, with great views over the harbour. We went for lunch and the set lunch menu (£10 for two courses) was so tempting that's what we all ordered. The food was interesting and couldn't be faulted. A popular starter with two of... More 

Thank Martin R
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207 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Having not visited Ayr for a few years we were looking for a nice restaurant for lunch and having a look on TA and noticing the good reviews here, we decided to give this restaurant a visit. We were greeted very quickly and shown to our table, and presented with a very Scottish themed menu, which had a very good... More 

Thank jman26
North Ayrshire, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was our first time here, from the minute we walked in the staff were friendly and helpful, very efficient. We were given two menus, one was 2 courses for £10, the choices were great. We chose the main menu I had pork bon bons starter, then a duck main meal I was speechless they were both fantastic. My husband... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
British, Vegetarian Friendly, Pub, Soups, Scottish, Gluten Free Options, Gastropub
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Business meetings, Families with children, Dining on a budget, Romantic, Large groups, Local cuisine, Scenic view, Special occasions, Bar scene
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: South Harbour Street, Ayr, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Ayrshire  >  South Ayrshire  >  Ayr
  • Phone Number: 01292280212

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?