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“Cracking Food”
Review of Old Loans Inn

Old Loans Inn
Ranked #14 of 46 Restaurants in Troon
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $7 - $33
Cuisines: Scottish
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Good for: Special occasions, Local cuisine, Families with children, Large groups
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations
Description: This establishment is already listed under accommodation but is also a popular restaurant in the town.
Reviewed February 19, 2013 via mobile

Enjoy a first class meal here, last month, cracking atmosphere, very friendly, very accommodating of children. On the whole a good dining experience, wouldn't expect anything less from the owners, there other venues are also cracking and offer a variety of food at reasonable prices.

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Thank rm1510
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Reviewed February 9, 2013

Vet nice food, prices good but beer is very pricey. Service is very good and friendly choice is excellent.

Thank Quentin B
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Reviewed February 8, 2013

Great to get away and be pampered for a while. The staff here are really fantastic and the food is to die for.

Thank dmorag
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Reviewed January 30, 2013

We'd been before on a Saturday and had a really good experience so we thought we'd come back for the Sunday Lunch.

This time we were seated in the front of the restaurant which is akin to a cafeteria; no ambient lighting and seated in between 2 families with young children (despite the youngest of 4 being 40 and the eldest, whose birthday it was being 67).

Service was good if variable. The young guy serving offered us the choice of a pint of coke on draught or a bottle; the next server didn't offer the draught drink option.

The food was variable: the prawn and melon salad was good but served with only two triangles of bread, and the black pudding starter was missing its bacon. The fishcakes were good but a bit more of a side salad and dressing would have improved it. There was quite a wait between the two courses.

The "Sunday lunch with all the trimmings" was the disappointment. Intrinisically, all the parts were there and well cooked BUT. The but was regards the portion of beef served.....two half slices so thin you could have seen through them had they been big enough to hold up and one small thicker slice. One of my partner's small pieces was partly fat so he felt even more hard done by. The Yorkshire pud was excellent as was the gravy and veg, but the roast spuds could have been fluffy and everything was served on the plate.....just like in a cafe. Not really what I had in mind for a Sunday lunch. Excellent beef but I don't appreciate feeling like an extra out of Oliver Twist.

The lamb was more generous but again the presentation of the plates was poor.

Given that the Old Loans is serving what's basically good pub grub the prices aren't particularly cheap for the area. We felt generally that rigid portion control was being practiced as a cost cutting measure. Feeling somewhat let down we chose not to bother with dessert or coffee.

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3  Thank fiby101
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Reviewed January 28, 2013

In Troon staying at the Marine Hotel for the weekend and decided to come here and have lunch. Well worth the visit it was great, Had a lovely lunch from a good selection menu - great choice and quality of food . Lovely place and very good service. Can highly recommend.

Thank TravelholicDuntocher
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