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“Fantastic Anniversary Meal”
Review of Berkley Hotel Ayr - CLOSED

Berkley Hotel Ayr
Price range: $9 - $32
Cuisines: Thai, British, Scottish
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Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Cash Only, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Validated Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: Aurora Boutique Hotel, Restaurant & Champagne Bar is Ayrs only boutique hotel,offering a champagne bar with a variety of champagnes available by the glass. Recently taken over, and previously trading as the Berkeley, Aurora is a stylish , sumptuous venue offering everything one would want from a stylish individual boutique hotel. A sophisticated menu is offered with dishes from as far afield as Thailand that sits alongside all your favourites. Let Aurora awaken your senses,
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“Fantastic Anniversary Meal”
Reviewed July 29, 2014 via mobile

Went to the Berkeley Hotel to have an Anniversary Meal for Mum and Dad's Wedding Anniversary and all I can say is 'Absolutely Fantastic' great ambiance and fantastic friendly and attentive staff. Owner Megan was very welcoming and extremely friendly.

Starters :- Homemade Cullen Skink, lots of fresh smoked fish in a very tasty thick and creamy sauce. Mum said it was best Cullen Skink she's ever had.

Seared Scallops and Black Pudding, served with fresh salad and whisky dressing topped with caviar, again a very fantastic starter very fast and worth every penny.

Mains :- Sirlion Steak with a Mustard and Aran Whiskey Cream sauce. Steak melted in mouth. Sauce fantastic homemade sauce very tasty and you could really taste the Whisky. The home made onion rings were lightly battered and again melted on the mouth.

Balmoral Chicken, chicken stuffed with haggis and topped with a tasty Whisky Peppercorn Sauce again homemade and they didn't skimp on the whisky. The chicken was most and haggis full of flavour. Served with mash new potatoes and a medley of seasonal veg.

Desserts:- Eton Mess with cassis. Absolute fantastic refreshing and very tasty. Best Eton mess I've ever had

Cocktails:- The Berkeley, Purple Rain and Megan's Special !

Overall great value for money and generous portion sizes.

Special thanks to Megan, Jim and the Chef for a fantastic meal and a fantastic evening. :)

2 Thank sqwidge2013
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44 reviews from our community

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English first
Ayr, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Fantastic meal, sevice and so, so friendly.”
Reviewed July 16, 2014

Had a meal here at the weekend and we both couldn't fault ..the service, atmosphere or the food. This really is a place to try its so strikingly beautiful inside, the attention to detail is fantastic not your run of the mill hotel by a long chalk. After talking to Megan the owner, she has said that there are some major work to be carried out internally yet. This I'm sure could and will be a totally different venue for some fantastic fairy tale weddings. I already had a peek out the window at the stunning gardens and this place has the definite WOW factor with the staff to make it THE most fantastic day/night out. Cannot fault this place and cannot wait to go back. Thanks Megan and your staff you made our night out so special.

  • Visited July 2014
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2 Thank thecatsmum
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“excellent hotel”
Reviewed July 11, 2014 via mobile

Just returned from one night stay at berkley hotel with my husband. It was fantastic! Megan Raymond are a fantastic team, they made us feel so welcome. Room spotlessly clean with added luxuries, bathrobes/toiletries etc. Best fish and chips and breakfast. Beautiful gardens and decking area in progress cant wait to return to see completion - you really must go here!!

Visited July 2014
1 Thank LynneSmith_11
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Fantastic short stay! ”
Reviewed July 10, 2014 via mobile

Just back from a short break at the Berkeley hotel with my mum. Had a wonderful time. Great welcome, fantastic room, delicious food and beautiful surroundings, inside and out. Made feel at home and couldn't do enough for us! Great location close to beach, shops and transport. Will hopefully be back in the near future we were sad to leave! Thank you Megan, Anderson and Raymond for everything! :)

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Overwhelmed at the warmness, super impressed by the decor👍”
Reviewed July 7, 2014

Well.. Where do I start!!

From the decor to the staff, this hotel actually exceeds a 5 star rating ! The staff are warm and welcoming to say the least. Helpful, friendly and just such lovely people.

The room we stayed in was on the grounds of the hotel looking on to the garden, this was such a cosy and inviting suite .. With lovely bathroom and super comfy sleigh bed. It was clean, warm and decorated to an exceedingly high standard

I actually can't wait to return to this place !! We are planning on staying for 2 nights next time we visit Ayr as we just love the place and we will not be looking any further than this hotel.

Wether your looking for a glitzy glam girly cocktail day, a romantic get away or just a nice lunch with lovely staff and a nice ambience then let this be your pick.

Very satisfied guest

  • Visited July 2014
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1 Thank LauraMay1986
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