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Auld Acquaintance Cafe (International Fusion Food)

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  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Hand sanitiser available to guests & staff
  • Socially distanced dining tables
  • Tables disinfected between guests
  • Floors marked for social distancing
Updated 29/09/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Updated 29/09/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

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Indian, Seafood, European, Thai, Scottish
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Halal, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
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All reviews flat bread scones curry compote homemade ice cream rice pudding soups the owner chef home made his customers lovely couple vegan food don t miss scottish breakfast don t know warm welcome home cooked
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Reviewed today via mobile

Visited Girvan on way to Stranraer. Needed somewhere that we could take the dog but didn’t fancy fish and chips - found this little place. Such a lucky find. Fantastic curry - freshly made with amazing puri bread and dips. All freshly prepared. Such friendly...service the couple who run this restaurant take real pride in the food they serve.More

Date of visit: July 2021
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Excellent, personal and friendly service. You could easily miss this wee gem - don’t be put off by the basic nature of the decor there is nothing basic about this family run cafe/restaurant. Fish and chips, Cesar salad and kids chicken burger and chips were...all individually made to order fresh and all delicious. Personal service from the chef who adds his own flavours and flare and his wife, friendly, attentive and both made our last night on holiday truly memorable. Just finishing off with a coffee and homemade shortbread - exquisite!More

Date of visit: June 2021
Reviewed 2 days ago

We are on holiday in Scotland, I was looking for a restaurant that caters for gluten and dairy free. Well, I'm so glad we happened across this amazing place!!! Husband and wife team super friendly, nothing is too much trouble. Chef/owner created a dish especially...for me, after chatting about what I like! It was soooo nice in there, absolutely everything is about the customer, cannot recommend enough! We'll definitely be back. Wonderful, wonderful place.More

Date of visit: July 2021
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Excellent food, very good quality and lovely welcoming hosts. Chicken burger really yummy Service good and attentive, prices reasonable and value for money.

Date of visit: June 2021
Reviewed 2 days ago

My family and I were in the area last weekend and I booked this place in advance for lunch. There is very little in the way of dog friendly café/restaurants in the area and this, and the good reviews brought us to The Auld Acquaintance....Not a huge place but clean and cosy. The menu is interesting but we settled on Scottish breakfasts and poached eggs on toast. Everything was delicious. The tattie scones were homemade and delicious. Service was friendly and fast. We would have liked to be more adventurous with our order and will certainly do so when we return, I have no doubt that everything on the menu is very tasty. The owners made a real impression on us. Their personalities really shine through. Prenils enthusiasm and passion as an owner and chef played a big part in making this a memorable lunch, He and Delphina really want to ensure that their customers arehappy with the food. Prenil took time away from the kitchen to chat with us about food, life and art. He shared some cooking tips with us and spoke with real passion about his vision for The Auld Acquaintance. Before we left he gave us a sample of his salad which was delicious. Delphina was just lovely and ensured we were happy at all times. A great find and somewhere we will definitely return to when next in the area.More

Date of visit: July 2021
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great wee cafe in central Girvan serving a wide range of traditional and international dishes . I chose the special of the day which was a very tasty chicken madras curry served with rice and delicious home made breads . The curry meal was served...with yoghurt and mango chutney. They also sell home made cakes and baked goodies. Relaxed atmosphere and very friendly welcome from the owners for me and Razz (my elderly Collie dog) 😄More

Date of visit: June 2021
Reviewed 1 week ago

Vegetarian thali was out of this world Mango lassis were delicious Also catered for vegans High energy and super friendly chef-owner Thoroughly recommend

Date of visit: July 2021
Reviewed 1 week ago

Food fab made fresh to order and to yolur taste. I had todays special chicken mughlai medium hubby had Thalia all lovely, would highly recommend

Date of visit: July 2021
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

One of the worst carryouts I have ever had the ensure to order...burnt fried flat bread, brown salad, and a curry certainly like no other...avoid. Very disappointed

Date of visit: July 2021
Extraordinary577506, Owner at Auld Acquaintance Cafe (International Fusion Food), responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi sorry to read this feedback,Culd you please come back and speak with the owner,This tex I feel personally a false report, have you taken this carry out to let us down, ? I would request you or call me please on our land line,Thankyou

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Can not recommend this restaurant enough. The chef and owner made everyone feel welcome. Kids had pasta and meatballs , chicken Goujon Both myself and the wife had the curry (fish and Lamb). 9/10 for both. We left enough space for brownie and ice cream...and toffee and pear cheesecake. 9/10. So if you are in the area recommend this place. Will definitely comeback if we are up in Ayrshire againMore

Date of visit: June 2021
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30 June 2021|
Response from D5886BEsandrag | Reviewed this property |
That's great thank you. Next time I am in Girvan for a few days, I will give you a ring. You guys are the best and it was so lovely to eat your food but also to meet you both! God bless, Ave Maria! Sandra
Beverley S
27 September 2019|
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Response from broomfieldtrading | Reviewed this property |
As far as we know the previous owner has sold it last year. It is under the new management now.
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Frequently Asked Questions about Auld Acquaintance Cafe (International Fusion Food)

Yes, Auld Acquaintance Cafe (International Fusion Food) offers takeaway services.

Yes, Auld Acquaintance Cafe (International Fusion Food) offers delivery services.

Yes, Auld Acquaintance Cafe (International Fusion Food) is taking precautions against COVID-19. A full list is available within the "safety precautions" section of this page.

Auld Acquaintance Cafe (International Fusion Food) is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5