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The Waterfront

4a South Harbour Street, Ayr KA7 1HZ, Scotland
+44 1292 280212
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  • Excellent62%
  • Very good28%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“mussels” (23 reviews)
“steak” (35 reviews)
“seafood” (11 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Bar, European, British, Pub, Soups, Scottish, Gastropub, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
4a South Harbour Street, Ayr KA7 1HZ, Scotland
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1 - 10 of 643 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago

Lovely place to look out at the scenery but we thought it was a little expensive for quite small portions.we waited a long time for the meal to arrive even though it was quiet

Thank phodgson280
Reviewed 1 week ago

lovely wee place to chill by the river and watch the swans. very good service and superb location to have a cool white wine in the sunshine

Thank almascotland
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I can’t fault the service and the drink selection is excellent (particularly the gin) but in my opinion the food was pretty average, especially considering the price. I had the muscles, with was big portion and very tasty but the bbq ribs were a little...More

Thank Chris W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is one of the best restaurants in Ayr. The beef is excellent, I don’t know where they source the meat but the chef is obviously very well trained. The food, service and atmosphere is great

Thank Patricia I
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Superb evening meal, great customer service, quality food at moderate prices location overlooks the river Ayr convenient ly located to our holiday flat off North Harbour Street

Thank alexanderdouglas2012
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I was immediately put at ease when I consulted the menu and found that they had several vegetarian dishes, and, guess what? they had actually taken time to make a really delicious and original veggie dish. No macaroni cheese for them! My friend, a non-vegetarian,...More

Thank Charles R
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Visited on a friday night, 4 of us, were welcomed by smiling staff and shown to our table at the window overlooking the river. Since it was a Friday they had in addition to the al la carte menu, a few specials and the Fishy...More

Thank Balf-UK
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We came here for lunch & all though we didn't book we managed to get a table. The choice of food was good & the food was very well cooked . The service was a little slow but they were very busy.

Thank Traveller1XX
Reviewed 9 June 2018

I cant believe that I haven't put a review for this nice place, tucked at the River Side. Always welcomed with a smile and you can get tables with great views, especially in Summer and day hours. Food portion are good, food is tasty and...More

Thank KrishOfUK
Reviewed 6 June 2018 via mobile

We didn’t know what to expect for a mid range restaurant at a town centre. Parking was free right next to the restaurant next to the river. The smell of fish was very strong as we entered the restaurant. We weren’t ask to sat down...More

1  Thank David C
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20 September 2017|
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Response from Mary-k1965 | Reviewed this property |
Hello your best bet is to calk and speak to john or any senior staff member . hope they can accommodate you as its a fantastic restaurant.
Mary C
18 June 2017|
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Response from rwath1979 | Reviewed this property |
It's online, you can download it as a PDF
Samuel S
16 June 2016|
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Response from Stupee73 | Reviewed this property |
Not sure Samuel.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Business meetings, View, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Groups, Local cuisine
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4a South Harbour Street, Ayr KA7 1HZ, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Ayrshire  >  South Ayrshire  >  Ayr
  • Phone Number: +44 1292 280212
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