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The Chestnuts Hotel Restaurant

) #6 of 127 Restaurants in Ayr €€ - €€€ European, British,
52 Racecourse Road, Ayr KA7 2UZ, Scotland
+44 1292 264393
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  • Excellent68%
  • Very good25%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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European, British, Scottish, Gastropub, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
52 Racecourse Road, Ayr KA7 2UZ, Scotland
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

A long established business located in Ayr a must for eating out in particular its bar meals, can be busy the atmosphere is welcoming and friendly, give it a try.

Thank James G
Reviewed 3 days ago

We chose the Chestnuts for a family reunion and all the elements contributed to make it a memorable occasion. Booking was straightforward. On the day, everyone arrived and had a drink in the bar beforehand. The staff were very nice and attentive. In the restaurant,...More

Thank Nigel D
Reviewed 1 week ago

Consistently brilliant. Great lunch and early evening specials, great friendlystaff where nothing is to much trouble. Comfy atmosphere with first class quality and something for everyone. Great venue for family(young and old), events or relaxed dining with a special someone. Our favourite place in Ayr....More

Thank Sandi M
Reviewed 1 week ago

Having had a meal here before we decided to go again but found it a bit disappointing second time round. My husband had creamy garlic mushrooms which he said were very nice however the ' crusty bread ' was 1/2 a slice of bread. The...More

Thank AnnaPavlova
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Just enjoyed a family dinner here, the staff were very attentive. Food was well presented and great portion sizes. It's a family run hotel and well worth a visit if in Ayr, ample car parking and a well stocked bar with plenty of different whiskeys.

Thank Garry A
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

If you want to eat in the restaurant; do make a reservation. This is a popular spot in a good location. We called and reservations were filled, and we were invited to come dine in the bar. We did and we were glad we did....More

Thank Travelartgolf
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Visited today for lunch . Have not been in a while . I had the special chicken curry , decent sized portion , very good . Hubby had lasagne which went down a treat was smothered in melted cheese also plenty of meat too ....More

Thank Sheilacraw
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Had a lovely relaxing evening.Staff are happy to let you take as long as you wish to peruse the menus and have a drink. I enjoyed a Prosecco and my husband tried a couple of different gins. They have a different Gin of the Month...More

Thank Annesquirrel
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Booked a table here for Saturday 15th July based on trip advisor reviews and it was excellent in every way. The hotel bar was buzzing when we arrived and after ordering a drink we were shown to our table by a member of staff. All...More

Thank Fox149
Reviewed 15 July 2017

Back to the Chestnuts recently for a family birthday meal. Of the 4 of us, 3 opted for the steak pie and I had the strogonoff. We couldn't fault it. The steak pie was beautifully tender and full of flavour whilst I hadn't had strogonoff...More

Thank Gordon5320
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Questions & Answers
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
holly m
13 March 2015|
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Response from Stranathro | Reviewed this property |
I visited Chestnuts in February,so not in a position to tell you of the cost of Christmas Dinner. However the food is excellent and if I lived near there, I would certainly seriously consider the place for a memorable... More
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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
Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Business meetings, Romantic, Groups
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
  • E-mail
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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