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“Wonderful service, food tasty, but not good value”
Review of The Wheatsheaf Inn

The Wheatsheaf Inn
Ranked #13 of 102 Restaurants in Kilmarnock
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: British
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
Reviewed February 3, 2013

I returned to this pub for the first time in many years and although the waiter was wonderful the food tasty but not good value.
My friend had a starter and I had a main and a dessert from the lunchtime daily menu.

The seafood mornay looked appetisingly good but I was disappointed to find that the portion of seafood was in fact a portion of mashed potato covered in a thin single layer of some poached haddock and salmon chuncks and a scallop.
This was a bit stingy as it became apparently clear that this dish was mostly potato and really not good value at all.
The sauce was a very rich cheese sauce and there was more sauce than fish.

The pudding was a dissappointment the meringue seemed to have been bought in as it was not very chewy but quite brittle.
The single glass of white wine was an astonishing £3.80 per small glass and this meal cost over £20 which is really not good value.

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Reviewed January 27, 2013

The traditional village pub atmosphere of the Wheatsheaf, with its roaring fire, is lovely. The staff are friendly and the service is really good. We hadn't been to the Wheatsheaf for a while, and any meals we had there had always been good quality comfort food.

Unfortunately, on this occasion, the quality of the food was generally poor. It gave the impression of having been kept warm for too long - the plate was scaldingly hot, the gravy was congealed on the plate and the veg had given up entirely. Perhaps we caught them on a bad day. I hope so, as it's such a nice place to visit, but we won't be rushing back on the strength of the meal we had.

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Reviewed January 27, 2013

We went to the Wheatsheaf Inn last night for a meal. I am veggie and the chef made me a meal that wasn't on the menu. I was very impressed and my meal was delicious! The staff couldn't have been more helpful. They were all lovely! Definately worth a night out. :)

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Thank awrabest
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Reviewed January 25, 2013

Having not been here for a couple of years, we were tempted by an advert in the local paper for a "Burns Night" meal and we were pleased to discover that the meal was available all day. We arrived just after 2.00 p.m. to be greeted by a friendly host and a just as friendly open fire. On a cold damp January afternoon, there was no better place to be. Along with the "Burns Night" menu (three courses for only £9.95) we were offered an alternative two course menu plus the main menu. Indeed, while we had come to enjoy the Bard's meal, we were sorely tempted by the many other choices available. However, we stuck with our first choice and we were not disapppointed. Probably the very best Scotch Broth we have tasted in a long while, followed by an excellent Haggis, Neeps and Tatties and rounded off with Clootie Dumpling with Custard. What a feast and what excellent portions. Very well done to the chef and to the owners. We shall certainly be back.

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Thank mossgiel
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Reviewed January 19, 2013

I really like this restaurant - it has a very good traditional menu which will cater for most tastes. It is a quaint country type pub in a nice area. Don't think it is easily accesible without a car if you are outwith the Symington area, however and the car park is not massive.

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