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92 Sandgate, Ayr KA7 1BX, Scotland
+44 1292 261136
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  • Excellent79%
  • Very good15%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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British, European, Contemporary, Scottish, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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92 Sandgate, Ayr KA7 1BX, Scotland
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The restaurant was recommended by the hotel we were staying in or we might not have found it. It was very unassuming but the food was great. It was tasty & well cooked. The service was very good. The wine was unremarkable.

Thank Traveller1XX
Reviewed 6 May 2018 via mobile

Whilst on our travels to the observatory in Dalmellington we stopped off in this chsrming little place just along the Sandgate in Ayr and was taken away by the cooking and hospitality Macfarlanes had to offer. Upon entering we were greeted and shown to to...More

1  Thank James P
Reviewed 30 April 2018

Hubby and I had a voucher for lunch which we eventually got round to using just before it expired. The choice was limited, but the soup, beef and pavlova were all delicious. The scotch broth could have kept a fishermen's boat crew satisfied for a...More

1  Thank Irene B
Reviewed 28 April 2018 via mobile

Visited last week. Was looked after by Sam. From the moment we steppped into the venue this lovely lady made us feel welcome. A very attentive service followed. Food was great and presentation of lunch was good. We didn’t have much time to eat but...More

1  Thank cathygemmell
Reviewed 27 April 2018 via mobile

Went in for breakfast and got the full mac which is a full fry up. Ordered a flat white which was very good. However the breakfast was just ok. The real disappointment was with the 2 poached eggs on both mine and my friends breakfast....More

Thank Coochbloke
Ewan_11, Owner at Macfarlane, responded to this reviewResponded 28 April 2018

Dear Coochbloke, we are sorry to hear you did not enjoy your eggs, we often get complements on our breakfast as we cook everything to order (not kept in a hot cupboard etc) and it is rare for us to get negative feedback.As you have...More

Reviewed 23 April 2018

My wife and I had the specials on our recent visit which were the haggis balls in a turnip puree as starters and the salmon in a spicy sauce as mains. both were very good. The Carminere wine from Chile was an excellent bargain at...More

1  Thank Mick R
Reviewed 22 April 2018 via mobile

Had late two course Saturday lunch here with my wife. The menu is mainly staples - we went for the most interesting specials - the food was good and the service very pleasant. Just lacks atmosphere, and the menu needs to be more adventurous.

Thank Derek B
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Reviewed 10 April 2018 via mobile

Went for fish super since me and a friend were passing through Ayr. Initial service was great but as soon as I pointed out there was a hair underneath my fish it all went downhill. Waiter had the cheek to ask me if I used...More

4  Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Ewan M, Owner at Macfarlane, responded to this reviewResponded 28 April 2018

I am writing this reply as your server and owner of the business & I am very regretful to have to read this review. Our service is viewed by many to be of an extremely high standard, we take a great deal of care to...More

Reviewed 8 April 2018 via mobile

Dropped in here on Saturday morning just after 10. We were the first customers as it had just opened. The waitress who I believe was referred to in another review was really nice and friendly. I had poached eggs on toast and my husband had...More

Thank rosemary62
Reviewed 7 April 2018 via mobile

I have given the Macfarlane 3 stars and I feel this is quite generous given the service we received yesterday. We have been several times before and we know how amazing the food is, how lovely the owners are and how friendly the staff can...More

1  Thank Kerri87
Ewan M, Owner at Macfarlane, responded to this reviewResponded 8 April 2018

Dear Kerri, I am shocked and saddened to read this trip advisor review. As you have said, being a family business, also with a small baby of our own, we pride ourselves on being a really warm and welcoming establishment, which on the whole I...More

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30 March 2015|
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Response from Peter D | Reviewed this property |
Hi, it's news to me about the closure. I do hope they open up again soon as it's a great wee place, well it was in October last year. I think I'll try a website to see what's going on.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 4 - US$ 20
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks
Restaurant features
Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Groups, Romantic, Business meetings, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
10:00 AM - 11:00 PM
10:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 92 Sandgate, Ayr KA7 1BX, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Ayrshire  >  South Ayrshire  >  Ayr
  • Phone Number: +44 1292 261136
Warm, inviting, relaxed and personal dining.
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