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The Chestnuts Hotel Restaurant

#4 of 128 Restaurants in Ayr
Certificate of Excellence
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52 Racecourse Road, Ayr KA7 2UZ, Scotland
+44 1292 264393
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Ayr, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

I didn't think the menu was that great and struggled to make a choice. My starter of mushrooms and main of chicken breast with creamy cajun sauce were both very bland. The sticky toffee pudding was nice though and I can't fault the staff who were really friendly and attentive.

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South Ayrshire, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I went here with my sisters just before Christmas where we all had a superb lunch with very comfortable surroundings and great service. This was about my tenth visit to this place as the food is just so good and the menu is tasteful and changes on a regular basis. This time was a full Christmas lunch for all, which... More 

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Thank yvonne h
Glasgow, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Visited with my girlfriend on Jan 2nd, lunch service was busy and there was a lovely atmosphere about the place. Was welcomed warmly by staff and service throughout was kind, quick and friendly. Food was exactly what we needed after the New Year period - homely, warm and comforting. I had Scampi and she had the Steak Pie, simple food... More 

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Thank garyjameshenderson
Prestwick, Scotland, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The staff are very friendly and courteous. The menu was very varied. The food was excellent and very good value.

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Thank Shona M
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I've had a few meals at the Chestnuts recently and never been disappointed, They have an exceptionally fully menu of choices - I've been for lunch and also for an evening meal, Had the Christmas menu recently and it was an absolutely delicious turkey dinner. One of my favourite restaurants in Ayr.

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Thank Jim H
Ayr, United Kingdom
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121 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 December 2016

I ate the Christmas meal at this restaurant and I have to say I was disappointed. I haven't really been in much of late and, whilst the place is often busy, the food hasn't really changed much and was a bit disappointing. The selection of starters was limited, I had mushrooms with cheese, my wife had prawns with no sauce.... More 

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Thank neville r
San Jose, California, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 November 2016 via mobile

Extensive menu. Very good, fairly simple food. Well prepared and pleasantly presented. Portions are good to large. May want to think twice about starter plus main course, especially if you plan to add a ludicrously good sticky toffee pudding on to the end of that. Also seemed good value for money and drinks menu met all our needs.

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Thank Brian H
Cheshire, UK
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 2016

On a wet day in Ayr, this was a wonderfully welcoming place to find. Excellent real ales on the bar, a varied and good value menu and a roaring log fire.

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Maybole, Scotland, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2016 via mobile

Really busy but still manged to make room for my family and I. We use this place fairly regularly and the kids love it. Exceptional friendly service is guaranteed. The menu has a plethora of options and the food has never disappointed. Recommended for lunch or dinner no matter what day of the week it is.

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Ayr, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016

Service was very good and so was food. The whole place is very nice and neat. I have enjoyed all my dinners there, been there more than once or twice.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
British, Scottish, European, Gastropub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Bar Scene, Cheap Eats, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 52 Racecourse Road, Ayr KA7 2UZ, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Ayrshire  >  South Ayrshire  >  Ayr
  • Phone Number: +44 1292 264393
Description
Lovely family run hotel with 14 en-suite rooms. Freeview / tea & coffee making facilities. Open from 10am serving coffees and Home Baking till 11.30Am...Lunches from 12-4.30Pm, Suppers from 5-9pm. Superb home-cooked food served in the Bar, Restaurant and Beer Garden. BT Sports in the Bar. Selection of Real Ales and Malt Whiskys. Walking distance from Beach, Town Centre, Parks and Golf courses. In the Heart of Burns' Country. Special Rates for Golf Parties. Selection of Supper dishes at a Special rate of £7.95 Between 5pm and 6.30Pm. F

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East Kilbride, United Kingdom
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Ayr, United Kingdom

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?