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The Chestnuts Hotel Restaurant

#3 of 127 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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116 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

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 

Thank neville r
San Jose, California, United States
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25 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago 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.

Thank Brian H
Cheshire, UK
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11 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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.

1 Thank Johnny2861
Maybole, Scotland, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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.

2 Thank Brian M
Ayr, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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.

2 Thank Arpalax
Ayr, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Excellent food, atmosphere and friendly staff. Bar area has a welcoming open fire and a wide display of water jugs.

2 Thank Sam L
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44 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Just back from a family meal at The Chestnuts Hotel. Can't fault it at all. Food, atmosphere, staff, service all excellent. The chicken with peppercorn sauce with some haggis was particularly good and is likely to become a new favourite for me. I said last time we've found a great place and this visit has only confirmed it. Well done... More 

2 Thank Gordon5320
Ayrshire, United Kingdom
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32 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016 via mobile

Took the family for a nice meal and was very happy with the prices quality of food and also the friendly helpful staff. It had a very personal touch were any you asked was never a Chore... Great !!!!👍

3 Thank winks2923
Troon, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016

Met by friendly staff and shown to tables in a professional manner the choice of both food and drinks menu is huge with a range to suit all. the quality of the food was excellent and not over expensive staff were attentive but not annoying which was nice with adequate time to enjoy the courses and drinks. clean fresh surroundings... More 

2 Thank 185iainf
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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142 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016 via mobile

From the start we were greeted by warm and friendly staff, the seating by the fire was cosy, we ordered soup and the goats cheese which were both tasty, the crepes were well filled with a delicate salad on the side, to finish our wonderful lunch we had meringue, all in all this lunch was not only excellent with great... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
European, British, Scottish, Gastropub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Brunch, Breakfast, 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, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Local cuisine, Business meetings, 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
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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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?