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The Chestnuts Hotel Restaurant

) #4 of 126 Restaurants in Ayr $$ - $$$ European, British,
52 Racecourse Road, Ayr KA7 2UZ, Scotland
+44 1292 264393
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  • Excellent69%
  • Very good25%
  • Average4%
  • 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 1 week ago via mobile

Stopped for a quick lunch before visiting the Robert Burns museum. We sat outside on a gorgeous day. The food was delicious and the staff was kind and courteous. Highly recommend.

Thank Robert L
Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited here again for a family birthday.The staff were as always excellent Suzi has the patience of a saint!! A group of 15 for lunch. Service was excellent and the food quality could not be faulted.This place is a regular haunt for us as...More

Thank 489traveller
Reviewed 1 week ago

I have been to the Chestnuts on a number of occasions and have never been disappointed. The food is always of a high standard with lovely presentation. The staff are always friendly and welcoming and provide a good service. There is a varied choice on...More

Thank Annienab29
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A favourite by locals and further a field. Excellent menu choices chicken tempura with dipping sauces, and a ice cream coupe of tablet ice-cream which was a total delight. Great for lunch and dinner and can cater for family function birthday, anniversary, or a group...More

Thank Purplej J
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Lovely atmosphere, good food and excellent service. No hesitation in going again or recommending them to all.

Thank Caroline I
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Excellent atmospheric restaurant in a good location in Ayr. Extremely friendly staff and top class food and drink venue. Terrific menu to suit everybody. I can highly recommend this restaurant.

Thank RichardFill
Reviewed 21 May 2017 via mobile

Twelve family plus two kids. Had a superb meal wine drinks. Staff were fantastic. Were able to cater for all palates. Everyone left feeling stuffed with great food & service.

Thank FionaRoberto
Reviewed 12 May 2017

Undoubtedly this was the best meal experience of the week. Great food and attentive staff. The seafood gratin was excellent as were the succulent king prawns in my fajitas. However it was the sweet selection that knocked the others into a cocked hat. I had...More

Thank fatbuttrying
Reviewed 23 April 2017

This hotel is very good and have a friendly no nonsense service with good food on the menu for all tastes, including young children

Thank jim790
Reviewed 20 April 2017

We have been visiting Ayr for many years and always eat at the Chestnuts. They have a very wide-ranging menu, all very well cooked. The staff are very welcoming and look after their customers. It is a good idea to phone and book in advance...More

Thank DavidB99
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
kenny m
do you deal with gift vouchers
15 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
how much does it cost to have Christmas dinner at the chestnuts?
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
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
Bar Scene, Business meetings, Romantic, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, 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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