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Review of The Hollybush Inn

The Hollybush Inn
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Ranked #13 of 207 Restaurants in Ayr
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Pub
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Good for: Families with children, Business meetings, Special occasions, Large groups, Romantic, Local cuisine, Bar scene
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Late Night, Delivery, Reservations
Reviewed June 2, 2013

Took time out from a busy Sat afternoon to take my partner out for a meal, turned out to be perfect culinary experience.
The Hollybush with a new menu only launched this week that caters for everyone, not only that but with a new specials menu as well, we were spoiled for choice.
Sweet chilli Beef, fantastic.
Grilled Sea Bass Fillets, excellent. (Partner).
As usual professional service from such a young staff and the upbeat background music, and the best part very reasonably priced.
Only thing I woulld advise is to book a table especially if you want to take in the breathtaking views from the conservatory.

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Reviewed May 28, 2013

Visited the Hollybush at the weekend. Resaurant was very busy, with a nice atmosphere. Staff were friendly and efficient, the food was spot on - couldn't fault it. Will be back soon!

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Reviewed May 20, 2013

Had a meal there on 18th May. Hadn't booked and were given a table in the (chilly) bar area. Having been before some time ago,I was disappointed on many aspects. There was not even pepper on the table,the salad that came with the lasagna was very dry. My friend asked for some mayo,told there was only salad cream,a tiny portion was brought to the table. We had to ask for chips and two bowls were brought for three people,pointing out there were three of us,the waitress said it was two to be shared between three. The deserts were fine. The Hollybush Inn also run the Stage Door at the Gaiety in Ayr,and should be looking at how it is run,the meals and presentation are superb,no wonder the Stage Door is currently the No. 1 place to eat in Ayr at the the moment. Take a few chapters from their book!

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Reviewed May 18, 2013

Disappointing. We booked a table in the restaurant having read the mainly glowing TripAdvisor reviews and downloading the May/June menu from their “new”website. It came as a surprise when we arrived to find a different menu containing none of the dishes we were particularly interested in. We subsequently discovered that the website had not been updated since 2011. First impressions weren’t good with, despite a strong breeze, the smell of food cooked in old oil drifting across the car park. The two girls on duty (the only staff we saw) were pleasant and friendly but untrained. Despite having requested a large table we were shown to one barely adequate for one person. This was quickly amended but we had to clear rubbish off the seats before sitting down. Our starters arrived before our drinks, we had to ask for bread, despite black pepper being offered it never came and there was no serving spoon with the side dish of vegetables. One of the girls sprayed an adjacent table before clearing the food debris. The wine glasses were substandard being V-shaped with very thick glass more suitable for kids’ dessert. On the plus side the starters were good and the main courses adequate although the vegetables could have done with being cooked for longer and better seasoned. The portions were fine and the prices fair. Overall an acceptable meal spoilt by poor service and lack of leadership and attention to detail.

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Reviewed May 15, 2013

Went here for dinner last night and was impressed! Very tasty food, well cooked and presented and good sized portions! The staff were very friendly and accommodating and best of all the prices were very reasonable! I will be back again soon.

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