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“PAT YOURSELF ON THE BACK” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of The Black Bull Tarbolton

The Black Bull Tarbolton
Ranked #1 of 1 Restaurants in Tarbolton
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: European, British, Scottish
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Restaurant details
Good for: Large groups, Kids, Families with children, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Dining on a budget, Romantic
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Off-Street Parking, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Description: Fine dining restaurant using local produce sourced fresh and seasonal with private dinning area available for functions and a unique decorated public restaurant.
ayrshire,scotland
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14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“PAT YOURSELF ON THE BACK”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 28, 2013

Being vegetarian is sometimes difficult when eating out - well not in this restaurant - excellent selection of starters and main courses. My husband had the fish and chips and said it was fantastic. Sweets sounded lovely and will save that delight for our next visit. Our waitress was a dream, was interested in your likes and dislikes as was the owner.
This will never be a one-off visit as you just know that you have to go back to taste all the other choices on the menu that tickle your tastebuds. Go on, treat yourself to the best in life and get up there and try it all for yourself. Mind you, don`t blame me for the weight gain as I will be matching you.

  • Visited October 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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English first
Hong Kong, China
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154 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
“Well worth the effort to visit”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 21, 2013

About as far away from Glasgow as you could get, nevertheless the Black Bull is a great find in an Ayrshire village. Incredibly well prepared and presented food, with an adventurous menu which works well, this place is great for a meal. Constantly busy when we went, the food and flavours have been the focus, with the decor taking a back seat. We were there for a birthday dinner, the owner came over and made sure everything was going well, and the service was first rate. I haven't been as surprised with a restaurant in a long time, as it is totally unexpected to find such good quality in such a quiet location.

  • Visited July 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank tsferguson
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Prestwick, United Kingdom
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100 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
“School Pals Dine Out”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 4, 2013

This is a Jewel in the Crown, the restaurant is lovely. Six of us had an excellent early evening meal, the menu is varied and fairly priced. The staff were very friendly and nothing was too much trouble. We will certainly go back, so if you are looking for somewhere pleasant and relaxing, go on give it a go. You will enjoy.

  • Visited September 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Tensixty
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“fantastic lunch”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 2, 2013 via mobile

Went to kail yard for lunch with my wife daughter and son in law, the interior decor is lovely and the food was 5* I would highly recomend it to any one and will be back soon myself, also the staff were very friendly and could not do enough for us. all in all a great wee find

Visited October 2013
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Thank robin m
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Kilmarnock, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“What a place”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 22, 2013

Called in yesterday for lunch. Greeted at door and coats taken straight away. Service was excellent from entering till leaving. What a lovely place. Menu had great choice and all three courses were lovely. Beautifully presented and lovely and hot. Wine available by the glass and reasonably priced. Couldn't fault anything. Have already booked to go back in a few weeks time.

  • Visited September 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank eleanor k
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