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The Chestnuts Hotel Restaurant

₹₹ - ₹₹₹European, British,
52 Racecourse Road, Ayr KA7 2UZ, Scotland
+44 1292 264393
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  • Excellent68%
  • Very good25%
  • Average4%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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European, British, Scottish, Gastropub, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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52 Racecourse Road, Ayr KA7 2UZ, Scotland
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We celebrated my mums 80th birthday party yesterday, and what a fantastic time we all had. The food was fab as always but the level of service received was above and beyond, thanks so much Grant and your team, my mum had a ball .

1  Thank Ainslie M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great food My parents have been regulars for years and are treated fantastically by the management and staff. Always a pleasure to eat here.

Thank Lochbaybnb
Reviewed 27 February 2018

Friendly staff, good ingredients which were well cooked and presented. An interesting menu which is not over long. Fair prices.

Thank JohnFSaunders
Reviewed 20 February 2018

Excellent meal ,reasonably priced in a lovely warm atmosphere.The staff were pleasant and efficient? We were recommended by a B&B we were staying in and needed a quick dinner before an evening out, we were very happy with our choice.

Thank saintaidans
Reviewed 19 February 2018 via mobile

Recently had a family gathering and the place was busy with really nice surroundings but i had ordered lasagne and when it came it looked as if it had been microwaved cant prove that but it definately tasted of tinned meat . Not good at...More

Thank Quinten F
Reviewed 18 February 2018

Cozy restaurant, very kind and helpful staff, amazing burgers. I tried the Black Bun Chicken burger and it was fantastic! It was a lovely place for dinner!

Thank roberto1rivait
Reviewed 9 February 2018 via mobile

Visited today for a late lunch with hubby and my mum Was busy but we were immediately shown to a round table where the extensive menu was brought ( plus slip of paper with the specials of the day ) Loads of choice for even...More

Thank Shirley W
Reviewed 10 January 2018 via mobile

Consistently good for lunch, great menu and a lovely fire in the bar. Staff very friendly and car park in front and overflow on street

Thank ianinayr
Reviewed 10 January 2018

We have just enjoyed another fabulous meal at the Chestnuts. The food is always great, the staff very friendly and welcoming and we find it difficult to go anywhere else as the standards here are excellent. There is definitely something for everyone as the extensive...More

Thank Fiona M
Reviewed 2 January 2018

A few years since our first visit here and most impressed again . Lunch for five , we were quickly shown to a perfect round table with plenty space. Drinks order taken promptly and left to pick from huge menu and mouth watering specials as...More

Thank Duncan B
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hotelhunk w
3 November 2017|
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Response from 489traveller | Reviewed this property |
Suggest you ring them.....as I am not sure also suggest that if you want to go you book before as it is very busy.
kenny m
15 December 2016|
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Response from chestnuts880222 | Property representative |
Good Evening, Yes we do sell Gift Vouchers in multiples of £10.00 or £25.00. Collect in person or order and pay for over the Phone. Thank you
holly m
13 March 2015|
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Response from Jim D | Reviewed this property |
I visited Chestnuts in February,so not in a position to tell you of the cost of Christmas Dinner. However the food is excellent and if I lived near there, I would certainly seriously consider the place for a memorable... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, 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
Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic
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
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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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