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The Waterfront

₹₹ - ₹₹₹, European, British
4a South Harbour Street, Ayr KA7 1HZ, Scotland
+44 1292 280212
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  • Excellent62%
  • Very good27%
  • Average6%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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“mussels” (24 reviews)
“steak” (35 reviews)
“seafood” (12 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Bar, European, British, Pub, Soups, Scottish, Gastropub, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
₹₹ - ₹₹₹
4a South Harbour Street, Ayr KA7 1HZ, Scotland
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Lovely cooked meal , great service, groupon 2 for £20 well worth the money , can’t wait to come back , staff friendly and nice setting at window over the river

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank mel19xxx
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Have had several lunches hetecwith friends. Food nice but very small portions. Ordered soup and got a very tiny bowl of soup. Quite expensive tho. Nice restaurant and atmosphere tho and would go back but would choose catefully.

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank moyra17
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had a bad experience here when I ordered Burger Medium to be told our Burgers only come out one way fully cooked. I did hesitate to order but thought it would be fine however when it came it was so overcooked it was like cutting...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank DeeDee255
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had a superb meal in waterfront last night for my birthday, absolutely delicious 😋 definitely a return visit soon

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Andrea M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is the fourth Boxing Day that we have had dinner at The Waterfront. On this occasion, there were eight of us. As on previous occasions, service was excellent, and the venue is very welcoming. There is decent off-road parking next to the restaurant. The...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank mjm2107
Reviewed 7 December 2018

Met up with ice hockey players from yesteryear for lunch and banter. Big improvement since my last visit! Food freshly prepared and very tasty. All of the "boys"! enjoyed their repast. Staff brilliant. Very helpful and cheery. Will be back. Thanks ladies for a very...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank PrestwickGlutton
Reviewed 6 December 2018

This place used to offr great food and had an interesting menu. Dont know whether there has been a change of chef, but the meals are now ordinary at best, with some of the more interesting dishes removed entirely eg the sole with fried kale....More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank cappuccinonotopping
Reviewed 1 December 2018

Have visited many times, but our last visit was depressing. The staff took our order and served drinks, but the food was uninspiring, that's a shame. The Auchans, the sister restaurant does not have as attractive a venue, but on our last visit the food...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank snei
Reviewed 26 November 2018

Visited with deal on itison this was very clear on arrival loudly broadcast to all within ear shot. When I didn't fancy any of the starters on offer was told I could not have a dessert instead as not part of the offer. This was...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank maryannefronny
Reviewed 24 November 2018

Visited for lunch and arrived a little earlier than our booked time but this wasn’t a problem for the lovely girl who greeted us, within a few minutes we were shown to a table. I had chicken supreme for the main course and it was...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Elizabeth J
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26 September 2018|
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Response from Peterhkirk | Reviewed this property |
I wouldn’t think so other than Guide dogs? Best you check first with restaurant
9 August 2018|
Response from 767andrews | Reviewed this property |
Only if you are prepared to eat outside on the riverside terrace ! Lovely sheltered location and nice view but obviously weather dependent
20 September 2017|
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Response from Mary-k1965 | Reviewed this property |
Hello your best bet is to calk and speak to john or any senior staff member . hope they can accommodate you as its a fantastic restaurant.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
View, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Groups, Romantic
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4a South Harbour Street, Ayr KA7 1HZ, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Ayrshire  >  South Ayrshire  >  Ayr
  • Phone Number: +44 1292 280212
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