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The Waterfront

4a South Harbour Street, Ayr KA7 1HZ, Scotland
+44 1292 280212
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  • Excellent63%
  • Very good27%
  • Average6%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“mussels” (23 reviews)
“steak” (34 reviews)
“seafood” (12 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 687 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Really good choice of drinks including soft eg cucumber tonic etc Good veggie options, fish and meat Lovely staff , was easy to park on a Monday evening but otherwise could be a walk Reasonable prices

Thank Barb S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Excellent restaurant with themed bar on the adjacent room. Our visit was a jazz evening. The meals were top quality . Extremely helpful and friendly staff. Outside dining overlooking the waterfront.

Thank Rene6996
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The owner of the Waterfront Restaurant & Bar welcomed us into his establishment with a beaming smile and was not at all bothered that we only wanted to have a quick drink. We had our 11 month old baby with us and the staff helped...More

Thank scottydog1958
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

me and my husband went for lunch last week and food and service was fantastic. My son, daughter in law and 2 year old grandson was staying with us for a few days and we took them for dinner tonight. Same excellent service and food...More

Thank Patricia M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We chose to try this restaurant strictly based on its menu which offered several items that would accommodate my severe food allergy. Dinner was so good the first night, that we actually made reservations with a window seat, to have a meal the next night....More

Thank geismom
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

After having said a few months back we would not return we eventually did return. We were warmly welcomed shown to our reserved table. Our order was taken by friendly courteous staff and very knowledgeable. The meal was excellent and served with reasonable intervals between...More

Thank ch00chter
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I am late reviewing the restaurant following our unscheduled stop there back in August. We had the best time at The Waterfront. All the staff were very friendly and helpful. We found the food beautifully cooked and presented and, what was going to be a...More

Thank fisheatingveggie
Reviewed 9 October 2018 via mobile

Went for dinner based on online reviews. The place looks ok and the staff was friendly and attentative. Drinks were quick to come and everything worked well in terms of service. However, the food was not very good. It was bland and a steak which...More

Thank Risto K
Reviewed 7 October 2018

nice and clean staff were very helpful the food was good and service was fast no sitting waiting good set up in restaurant will be back.

Thank billyboy19552000
Reviewed 4 October 2018 via mobile

My son is a regular here and advised me to try it so purchased an Itison voucher and gave it a go.I can see why as the food and presentation were superb and staff really nice too.Will most definetely be back.

Thank craign33
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Questions & Answers
26 September 2018|
Response from andrewbhm | Reviewed this property |
9 August 2018|
Response from 767andrews | Reviewed this property |
Only if you are prepared to eat outside on the riverside terrace ! Lovely sheltered location and nice view but obviously weather dependent
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.
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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
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids, Romantic, View, Bar Scene, Groups
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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