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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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Restaurant Hours
European, British, Scottish, Gastropub, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
52 Racecourse Road, Ayr KA7 2UZ, Scotland
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Great meals and terrific value in the early evening. Service always excellent, and well trained friendly staff always available for assistance/advice if needed.

Thank jim c
Reviewed 1 week ago

Lovely menu,lots to choose from. Staff were very efficient and helpful. Food was very tasteful and the sweet was just delicious.

Thank Patricia B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is the third time I have eaten in this place and have left happy with the food and the service a wide range of food to suit all and the steak pie is always worth trying.

Thank redcli01
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A deservingly popular venue for both bar food and the restaurant. We enjoyed so much that we ate in the hotel restaurant all three nights of our stay (unusually for us). I also made a point of complimenting the chef in person as it was...More

Thank pj S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We have visited this hotel fairly frequently over the past months. Our experience each time has been very good. The food is lovely there is plenty of variety to suit all tastes and the prices are good. Service has always been excellent and staff very...More

Thank Glenbucklass
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Ate here with visiting friends on Monday evening before heading to the Gaiety We ate mainly from the Early Bird menu and everyone thoroughly enjoyed their food Service was attentive and friendly without being intrusive Well seen its family run as opposed to the dreadful...More

Thank Shirley W
Reviewed 7 October 2018

We had a brilliant time at Chestnuts celebrating a family birthday. There were 10 of us ranging from 6 to 70 years old and everyone loved their food. The staff were extremely friendly and accommodating and nothing seemed too much bother. Food was tasty and...More

Thank Estelle P
Reviewed 5 October 2018 via mobile

We were staying nearby and The Chestnuts was recommended to us by our hosts for nice pub food - and they were right to do so! The food was delicious and the service was excellent. The staff were very friendly and helpful. I'd definitely go...More

Thank Peter B
Reviewed 3 October 2018

Chestnuts is always welcoming, we have eaten here quite a few times from snacks to meals and have always enjoyed the standard and variety of food.

Thank chilledwrinkly
Reviewed 2 October 2018 via mobile

Staff could not have been more pleasant or helpful. The food was good but menu is a little bit dated, 4 stars fir food but 5 for the staff.

Thank collette b
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Questions & Answers
21 May 2018|
Response from elmacayr |
Yes there is access at the side of the hotel which allows you to go in through the bar and both bar and restaurant are available from there on level ground. Toilets are also on this floor but bedrooms are upstairs. Outside... More
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
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Restaurant Details

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