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The Waterfront

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South Harbour Street, Ayr, Scotland
+44 1292 280212
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Went here for dinner, lovely place but overpriced for what you get, staff friendly enough, toilets spotless, wouldn't rush back.

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Thank Mary M
Bearsden
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53 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

This was my third visit to The Waterfront (previous 2 visits were for Boxing Day meals), and it's still great! The food was excellent, and portion sizes were very good, with the exception of the squid rings starter, which could have done with a few extra rings. Would definitely recommend the haggis, needs and tatties main course. As on the... More 

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Thank mjm2107
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Excellent food at very reasonable prices. Friendly, helpful staff. Very relaxed enjoyable lunch. Would even travel from Glasgow just to go here for lunc. Highly recommend!

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Thank Maxine C
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43 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

glanced at trip advisor before we left our accommodation and saw that this place had a good rating. we spotted it as we drove through the town and it looked nice from the outside so decided to stop. we were welcomed immediately and seated with a smile. the menu was inviting and hard to choose as they're were so many... More 

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greenock inverclyde
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136 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were in Ayr for an appointment and arrived earlier than expected so decided to grab a spot of breakfast, surprisingly it was extremely busy seeing the place had only been open ten minutes ! Lovely atmosphere and the staff were very welcoming and service was really good We ordered two breakfasts and hot drinks and were given an extremely... More 

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Thank geemel79
Renfrew, United Kingdom
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99 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

On a rare trip to Ayr stopped into The Waterfront for lunch during f a walk around the town in the sunshine. A good selection of 'traditional' foods - seafood, burgers, chicken ... and they have a 2-course lunch menu. It was quite busy for a Monday lunch time and the staff were attentive and courteous throughout. Finally, it has... More 

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Thank Merlinford
Ayrshire
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71 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I lunched at this venue as part of a large party and the party were offered the lunch offer of 2 courses & drink for £13.50 (April 2017). Although the menu was understandably limited to facilitate the offer, it has a good choice of the main food groups to suit all tastes & requirements. Service is very good, the meal... More 

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Thank kevino8898
Ayr, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Ate here with a friend and it is good. Varied menu, lots of fish and well priced specials. Friendly service. Child friendly. Parking. Give it a go!

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Thank _jbm4y
Ayrshire, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My husband and I had lunch at this restaurant recently with friends. On booking the restaurant apologised that only the bar area was available. This was a very pleasant environment with tables well spaced out and a view out to the river. The menu was varied and well priced and there was a set lunch menu which included a drink.... More 

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Thank Latesunseekers
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Very disappointed with this afternoons visit . I had a groupon voucher for a 2 course meal, for two . So I went with my son who is 8 years old as the voucher runs out tomorrow ! Now I thought you could maybe order from the main menu but that was not to be , it was a special... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Bar, European, British, Soups, Scottish, Gastropub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Business meetings, Kids, Child-friendly, Groups, View, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Romantic, Cheap Eats
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: South Harbour Street, Ayr, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Ayrshire  >  South Ayrshire  >  Ayr
  • Phone Number: +44 1292 280212

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?