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“Eat out lots but hard to not end up here”
Review of The Hollybush Inn

The Hollybush Inn
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Ranked #11 of 201 Restaurants in Ayr
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Pub
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Good for: Bar scene, Business meetings, Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Romantic
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Late Night, Lunch, Delivery, Reservations
Reviewed October 25, 2011

Had luck from the ever changing quality set lunch menu. 3 courses for 2 at £30. Plates were of dinner size portions and no expense spared despite it being a set menu.have read some poor review on here and can only imagine the queen visited for lunch/dinner and it was not up to her usual high standards. No one can go here and come away disappointed with what they get for what they pay and be telling the truth.
If you are looking for a nice meal in a well presented relaxed and friendly place then don't drive past this place.

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Thank Brian M
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Reviewed October 24, 2011

After reading positive reviews on here and looking at the website we decided to give the hollybush a try - on a positive note the view is nice and the atmosphere is decent.
However, the menu isn't particularly spectacular - it's just the sort of stuff you would get in a pub anywhere - fish and chips, gammon, scampi, steak pie etc etc. This is fine if that's what you are after but we did think it would be a little more upmarket and more of a dining experience particularly after seeing some of the 5 star reviews which in my opinion are just way over the top, cetrainly compared to top places in Glasgow or even Scotts in Troon.

The vegetarian options are dismal and as far as I could see the only vegan option was mixed veg in some sort of sauce with rice AND chips (?) although half the things on the menu did come with chips. Very boring.

If you are after average pub grub then you will probably like it but if you want anything healthy, if you are a vegetarian or are looking for something different to the bland food that seems to be served up everywhere nowadays then avoid.

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Thank FrederickP129
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Reviewed October 18, 2011

beautiful location, friendly staff and fantastic food that wont break the bank. highly recommended. only issue would be to say some of the tables could be better placed but would definately not put me off

Thank cakeybun
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Reviewed October 6, 2011

Recently had a special family occasion at the Hollybush, it was a last minute change of plan, but they accommodated us no problem, even on what seemed to be a very busy evening.
Presentation, from the restaurant to the staff to the food, is top class, way beyond normal pub meal expectations. There were folk with cameras taking pictures of the food before they ate it !
How coffee shops and cafe bars can be even considered on the same level as the Hollybush is beyond me, particularly if you are looking for a restaraunt dining experience.
Couldn't recommend it highly enough, a gem.

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Thank GusPat
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Reviewed September 21, 2011

One of the best evenings I've had out in a while great food , service and atmosphere A+++ definitely worth a visit

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3  Thank Hungryhorse24
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