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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
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52 Racecourse Road, Ayr KA7 2UZ, Scotland
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

This family run restaurant is usually busy so book ahead. They have an early bird section on the menu which reduces the prices a little. The selection on this menu is good, as is the rest of the menu. The Thai fish cakes are particularly...More

Thank Brinylobster
Reviewed 2 days ago

Great variety, well prepared and served. Had both bar meals and restaurant meal, all excellent. Many beers and some wines to choose from

Thank WallaceBluemonday
Reviewed 5 days ago

I was looking for a last minute place to take my grandmother out for a casual dinner. We only wanted a main course and didn't want to spend a lot of money on this occasion. Thus, I quickly researched places in Ayrshire that did cheaper...More

Thank travelgeek83
Reviewed 1 week ago

It was very unfortunate that I write a review about a venue that my family enjoyed a meal and ambiance yet unfortunately my experience was not the same (I cannot directly attribute my 4 days in bed to this restaurant although I never ate anywhere...More

Thank Malcolm D
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed in the hotel both before and after our sons wedding. We had a meal in the restaurant on Thursday 6th September. It was obvious by the amount of table reservations that the restaurant is a popular eating place. We originally booked a table...More

Thank alexlornie
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Dropped in for “early bird” dinner....best service I’ve had in years...really warm, friendly place. Don’t miss this place if you are in the vicinity!

Thank Douglas T
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our first time at this lovely restaurant. A very warm welcome from the staff and helpful suggestions for gluten free options. A chart of possibilities was produced! Superb food and service. We will be back!

Thank Christine A
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

As always a first class dinner with excellent food and a very warm welcome from the staff It’s always busy but the staff always have time to say hello Food is excellent and there’s a lovely atmosphere about the place Outdoor seating is great for...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I think this is by far the best place to eat in Ayr. We go frequently to the bar or restaurant to eat and have also held family functions in the private room. I couldn’t fault this hotel or the staff at all - everything...More

Thank BNap70
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A warm welcome awaits you every visit and the food is always delicious. The staff always remember you and go the extra mile to ensure you are attended to promptly

Thank sfcdiane
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Questions & Answers
20 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
14 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
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, 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
Kids, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic, Bar Scene, 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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