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The Jefferson Restaurant

₹₹ - ₹₹₹European, British,
34-36 Grange Street, Kilmarnock KA1 2DD, Scotland
+44 1563 526265
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  • Excellent61%
  • Very good24%
  • Average10%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“scallops” (11 reviews)
“cajun chicken” (11 reviews)
“potatoes” (10 reviews)
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European, British, Scottish, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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34-36 Grange Street, Kilmarnock KA1 2DD, Scotland
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Reviewed 6 days ago

I was asked recently to organise a Scottish-themed meal and a whisky tasting for a group of visiting Scandinavians. I chose The Jefferson as the venue and I could not have made a better choice. Advance planning was made very easy by the restaurant's flexibility...More

Thank Docken
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Had a pleasant meal on a Saturday night with friends. The food was enjoyable and the staff were pleasant and helpful. The only irritating thing was that the lightning in the window beside our table constantly cycled through various colours. Quite distracting and next time...More

Thank Dunfermin
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Returned for a visit after an absence of a few years. Pleased to say we still experienced excellent quality food and I thought that the price of the food and drink was very reasonable. All staff were helpful and attentive. Will revisit!

Thank jim n
Reviewed 6 November 2017 via mobile

Went yesterday - food and service lovely - just a wee bit cold in the restaurant as apparently new heating installed. Would recommend hiwever

Thank weetimmy
Reviewed 5 November 2017 via mobile

Food was absolutely amazing and fantastic value. The staff were friendly and helpful they didn't rush you or keep coming up to you asking if everything is ok. Prices are a wee bit high but the food and service is worth that wee bit extra

Thank Agnes M
Reviewed 2 November 2017 via mobile

Popped in here for lunch at the end of October. We ate from the express lunch menu, two courses for £12.95. Warm goats cheese with beetroot served on slate, presentation was spot on and it tasted lovely. Cajun chicken with rice and curry sauce was...More

Thank Richard S
Reviewed 29 October 2017 via mobile

I visited here with family in late October. My food was nice - fresh and well presented. However, the service was slow and not overly friendly. And the restaurant was cold. I wouldn’t rush back.

Thank Antony_of_Surrey
Reviewed 19 October 2017

We had booked this hotel in advance - was recommended to us by a local Scotsman. So - arrived with 13 Danes all eager to try Scottish food. Also had Scottish music (quiet) and a waitress who read a Robert Burns poem to us. Nice...More

Thank lisbeth k
Reviewed 6 October 2017

The fillet of cod was alright but the bed of mash was rather disappointing as I had to search for it & when you think how much a potatoe is,its rather frustrating. I say no more on the matter!

Thank harleygirl206
Reviewed 3 October 2017 via mobile

My favourite place to eat. Food amazing and great value for money. I have also had many private functions here. Staff are great and will do anything to accommodate your needs.

Thank K3010HLmichelles
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Senga K
15 September 2017|
Response from cruiseship | Reviewed this property |
As far as I know it is still 5pm-7pm every night except Friday and Saturday when it is 5pm-6.30pm (but I haven't been there for a while.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Business meetings, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic, Local cuisine
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 8:00 PM
12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
5:00 PM - 9:30 PM
12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
5:00 PM - 9:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 34-36 Grange Street, Kilmarnock KA1 2DD, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Ayrshire  >  East Ayrshire  >  Kilmarnock
  • Phone Number: +44 1563 526265
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