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The Jefferson Restaurant

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34-36 Grange Street, Kilmarnock KA1 2DD, Scotland
+44 1563 526265
12:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:30
Closed now
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Sun 12:00 - 20:00
Mon - Thu 17:00 - 21:00
Mon - Sat 12:00 - 14:30
Fri - Sat 17:00 - 21:30
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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24 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

I attended 5 times this month for various different lunches - the menu was varied enough that I never had the same thing twice - food was nicely presented and tasted lovely, service was pleasant and staff were attentive and understated, nothing was too much trouble and free parking to the rear

Thank joom403
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24 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We had a 5 o'clock reservation, so it was quite quiet when we arrived, though it filled very steadily. It is very popular with the local population. Even when it was busy and there was a large group in the private dining area, the staff were very attentive. The food was exceptionally good with a wide choice. Please don't be... More 

Thank Archie R
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We often eat out and find the Jefferson hard to beat. Lovely food and excellent service. Would definitely recommend it and can't wait to go back.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Prestwick, United Kingdom
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87 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Just had the express lunch menu . Food was very tasty and portions were good for this type of menu. The Cajun chicken was really tasty with a lovely sauce and although it came with rice there were also extra portions of fries served. Staff were very pleasant and attentive. Thoroughly enjoyable meal

Thank catherine w
Kilmarnock, Scotland, United Kingdom
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24 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

First visit here don't know why it was amazing, I will be returning, place is lovely staff were very friendly

Thank Kate M
Kilmarnock, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Husband and I went out for Sunday dinner, lovely place, absolutely great food and the service was first class

Thank june586
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28 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Visited here recently for a meal first impressions were good nice décor staff were very pleasant and friendly the menu gave you a varied selection to choose from and well priced . Both me wife and I will be back and will recommend to our friends and family.

Thank johndscotland
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14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Visited the restaurant for a meal which was a gift from our daughter. Staff very pleasant and service good but I found the menu very plain and not as exciting as I expected from such a well known restaurant more like pub food,not that thats a bad thing but not restaurant class.

Thank b1gjon
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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131 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 March 2017

Quality of food is delicious, and served up on hot plates which helps to keep the food warm throughout the meal. We all had the slow braised beef and it was so tender. Both staff that waited on tables or behind the bar worked so well together and were very efficient. Will certainly be back for a visit in the... More 

Thank marymcculloch21
Kilmarnock, United Kingdom
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145 reviews
98 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 March 2017

Had a beautiful three course meal and lovely bottle of wine, served by staff who were enthusiastic, mannerly, knowledgeable with the menu and overall could not do enough to make the night special. I could not fault any part of the meal.

Thank Kengolf12

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
European, British, Scottish, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Private Dining, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 - 20:00
12:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:30
12:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 34-36 Grange Street, Kilmarnock KA1 2DD, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Ayrshire  >  East Ayrshire  >  Kilmarnock
  • Phone Number: +44 1563 526265

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