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The Waterside Restaurant

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Ardrossan Road | West Kilbride, Seamill KA23 9NG, Scotland
+44 1294 204040
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Wismar, Germany
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19 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Family visit, really friendly welcome, good food, good service and lovely views. Very relaxed atmosphere

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Thank David B
SimpsInns, Mike C at The Waterside Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. We are pleased you enjoyed your visit, the Waterside really has many aspects to it but great food, great service and the fantastic views have to be up there with the main reasons why the Waterside is a great place to be. Looking forward to welcoming you back to the Waterside in the near future More 

Largs, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Lunch was excellent. Huge portions, delicious and made to feel welcome from the minute we stepped through the front door. The staff could not have done more, so friendly and attentive towards us. Lovely atmosphere in a beautiful setting. Will be back to sample more from your menu soon.

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Thank Mumforever
SimpsInns, Mike C at The Waterside Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for your review we are pleased you enjoyed your visit and the team are indeed one of the many reasons why the Waterside is a great place to be. I will feedback your comments to the team who I know will be delighted you enjoyed your visit. Looking forward to welcoming you back to the Waterside in the... More 

bedforshire, England
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10 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Staffed by poorly trained students led with no direction. Fish and chips is, to be fair, are usually good quality. Overall a shame because great location.

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Thank davids777
SimpsInns, Mike C at The Waterside Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for your review we do agree the Watersides location is one of the many aspects that makes the Waterside a great place to be. We are particularly proud of our team who work hard to deliver Simpsinns high standards daily and have found that students can give just as great service as any other type of person in... More 

Ayrshire
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47 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Food was average, location is absolutely beautiful though. Nice outdoor terrace to sit on if it's a nice day too!

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Thank Scots215
SimpsInns, Mike C at The Waterside Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for your review we do agree that the location is just one of the many aspects that makes the Waterside a great place to be. If you are not finding anything to your liking on our menu just let us know and Im sure our fantastic head chef can create something to your liking. Looking forward to welcoming... More 

Coatbridge, United Kingdom
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225 reviews
115 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Excellent menu wide choice for everyone they do a lunch menu till 6.30pm and then its a full menu.. The have a cake and coffee station and you are just wishing a quick stop.. They have SI Shack a takeaway restaurant which is seasonal.. Stunning views overlooking the beach and sea for drinks..

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Thank Peggysue93
SimpsInns, Mike C at The Waterside Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for your review we are pleased you enjoyed your visit, next time you are in the area why not try a night in a our lovely hotel I'm sure will enjoy the Waterside theme running through all our rooms. Looking forward to welcoming you back to the Waterside in the near future More 

Perth and Kinross, United Kingdom
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90 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Down in Ayrshire looking at potential wedding venues and having been here before it was the obvious choice. Great setting beside the beach and the restaurant is very nice inside. Nice welcome on arrival and promptly shown to our table. Good choice on the menu and have to congratulate them on having a separate gluten-free menu with plenty of choices.... More 

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Thank Wino1962
SimpsInns, Mike C at The Waterside Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for your review we are pleased you enjoyed your visit. The fish and Chips and the Chowder are both very popular menu items. I will feedback your comments to the team who I know will be pleased you enjoyed your visit. Looking forward to welcoming you back to the Waterside in the near future. More 

Glasgow, United Kingdom
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331 reviews
244 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

After a nice walk along the beach with our dog, we decided to take a walk in for a coffee. We were very pleased with our decision, the staff were very welcoming and helpful as well as a good menu that is very reasonably priced.

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Thank Robert M
SimpsInns, Mike C at The Waterside Restaurant, responded to this review

Hi Thanks for your review The Waterside enjoys a fantastic setting and provides a great stop off point for a nice beach walk. I am pleased you enjoyed your visit and I will feedback your comments to the team who I know will be delighted with your review. Looking forward to welcoming back to the Waterside in the near future. More 

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34 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My parents and I visited recently for my birthday. The service was great for a Sunday evening with a wedding party in. Quickly taken drinks order from a wide selection of wines, soft drinks, cocktails and mocktails. We were also given time to choose our starters and mains. The food is delicious and arrived quickly with around 10 minutes between... More 

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Thank Ryan M
SimpsInns, Mike C at The Waterside Restaurant, responded to this review

Thanks for your lovely review. We are so pleased you enjoyed your visit, I will certainly pass on your comments to the team who will be delighted with your review. We look forward to welcoming you back to the Waterside in the near future More 

Glasgow
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My first time at the Waterside and very impressed both with food and friendly staff...definitely will be back.

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Thank James C
SimpsInns, Mike C at The Waterside Restaurant, responded to this review

Thanks for your Review We are pleased you enjoyed your first visit to the Waterside I shall your pass your comments on to the team who will be delighted by your review. Looking forward to welcoming you back to the Waterside in the near future More 

Irvine, United Kingdom
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65 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017

Took friends here on a Saturday night in December, including us only 3 tables were occupied and by 8.30pm we were the only four still there. Staff were friendly and helpful but there was no atmosphere, even background music was minimal. Overall it was an expensive night out compared with similar eateries so don't think we'll be back.

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Thank Irene M
SimpsInns, Mike C at The Waterside Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for your review we believe our team are our greatest asset so I am pleased you found them both friendly and helpful. December is traditionally party night season and our Kyle suite ran parties all through December which were a great success for both quality of food and atmosphere and indeed people have re booked already for this... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$6 - US$31
Cuisine
European, British, Scottish, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Television
Good for
Local cuisine, View, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
09:00 - 00:00
Monday
09:00 - 00:00
Tuesday
09:00 - 00:00
Wednesday
09:00 - 00:00
Thursday
09:00 - 00:00
Friday
09:00 - 00:00
Saturday
09:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Ardrossan Road | West Kilbride, Seamill KA23 9NG, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Ayrshire  >  North Ayrshire  >  Seamill
  • Phone Number: +44 1294 204040
Description
The Waterside Hotel and Restaurant is owned by SimpsInns, a 'Privately owned, Proudly Independent' hospitality company. Located on the waters edge with panoramic views to the Isle of Arran. The hotel has 23 stunning bedrooms and suites, plus a state-of-the-art wedding, conference and banqueting suite. The restaurant open throughout the day serving a variety of dishes, with our Si! Shack food-to-go offering open during the summer months.

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