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Ardrossan Road | West Kilbride, Seamill KA23 9NG, Scotland
+44 1294 204040
09:00 - 00:00
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Sun - Sat 09:00 - 00:00
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 150 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Served by a lovely friendly lady called Alison. This is a lovely place and food good. Do eat here fairly regularly. Views beautiful. Nice and warm too. Only real complaint are the portion sizes, sorry. We all ordered different dishes and different starters from the lunch menu of 2 courses. To be honest we all left hungry. My portion of... More 

Thank Truthfulady1
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23 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Waterside offers a range of food, morning coffees, snacks and full meals. A function suite is situated next door. There is outside seating and lovely views across the water. Plenty of parking available.

Thank Jacquie M
Hamilton, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Myself, wife and 2 of our friends ate in Waterside Hotel restaurant and we were a bit disappointed in the standard of the food that we were served , it was hotel prices but we felt it was pub standard.

Thank alancollins30
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22 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Visited this place on a Sunday afternoon.Wow what a view of ARRAN & AILSA CRAIG.Just to sit & have a drink here is enough.We could not manage a meal even though the dinners & sweets were tempting seeing diners really enjoying their food.We settled for some enormous scones filled with jam & scones,Yummy.Will go & visit this place next in... More 

Thank sheffieldbladerunner
Diss, United Kingdom
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151 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stayed before so knew layout of rooms and views. We were fortunate to have two rooms next to one another with views across to Arran (when the cloud lifted.) excellent dinner on first night as a couple, then next day lunch with family which was also very good. Rooms 310, 311, 312, 313, 314, 315 & 316 all face across... More 

Thank Lizi090411
Washington, United Kingdom
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174 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016 via mobile

After a walk on the beach with our friends dogs we sat out of the back of this establishment for a drink and a rest. The location is fantastic and the service was friendly enough. Two of our party of eight had soup which they said was ok but nothing special. The rest of us just had drinks. My friend... More 

Thank Hermy555
Scotland, United Kingdom
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7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016 via mobile

Having driven by many times we decided to try the restaurant for lunch. What a suprise as it's very well done inside with a wood burner too and a nautical theme throughout... Lunch was fab with a great choice and excellent presentation. Staff were friendly and everywhere was clean and tidy including the toilets..we will return and recommend this place

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016 via mobile

My first visit to the restaurant with family for afternoon tea and a spot of lunch. Surroundings are absolutely stunning with fab views. Very clean and decor was lovely. It was just such a shame the service let the place down. It took a while to be served after we had been seated. However once ordered the food/afternoon tea arrived... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

Went here two weeks ago waited ages for table to get cleared and then waited again for someone to take order . When food came two of meals were wrong got changed eventually food was ok but bit overpriced and felt drinks were expensive . Nice view on a nice day.

Thank Mcllm3
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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13 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016

Visited Waterside for Sunday breakfast and really disappointing. Toast was burnt, they forgot the juice and took about 10 minute to take our order despite not being busy until we had to ask them.

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Gill G, Manager at The Waterside Restaurant, responded to this review

I am sorry that your breakfast experience at The Waterside was disappointing, thank you for bringing this to our attention, we will address with our team. More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 6 - USD 32
European, British, Scottish, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Delivery
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, View, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
09:00 - 00:00
09:00 - 00:00
09:00 - 00:00
09:00 - 00:00
09:00 - 00:00
09:00 - 00:00
09:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Ardrossan Road | West Kilbride, Seamill KA23 9NG, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Ayrshire  >  North Ayrshire  >  Seamill
  • Phone Number: +44 1294 204040
The Waterside Hotel and Restaurant is owned by SimpsInns, a 'Privately owned, Proudly Independent' hospitality company. Located on the waters edge with panoramic views to the Isle of Arran. The hotel has 23 stunning bedrooms and suites, plus a state-of-the-art wedding, conference and banqueting suite. The restaurant open throughout the day serving a variety of dishes, with our Si! Shack food-to-go offering open during the summer months.

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