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Balbir's Route 77 - CLOSED

38 Kilmarnock Road | Symington, Ayrshire, Kilmarnock KA1 5PW, Scotland
+44 1563 830240
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  • Excellent62%
  • Very good19%
  • Average10%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible4%
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“first class” (10 reviews)
“glasgow” (15 reviews)
Restaurant Hours Closed
Indian, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
38 Kilmarnock Road | Symington, Ayrshire, Kilmarnock KA1 5PW, Scotland
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Reviewed 26 April 2017 via mobile

Lovely Indian - makes dishes that are lighter in calories - can also find dishes here that you won't get in a city centre Indian - parking to rear - someone has to drive that's the only drawback

1  Thank joom403
Reviewed 19 April 2017

We would rather drive to visit this restaurant than go to other Indian restaurants, as the service is always excellent, with friendly, attentive staff, who take time to know regulars. Our 8 year old loves it too.

Thank beautifulinsidea2017
Reviewed 23 August 2016

Wee last minute meal heading home from Glasgow. The actual building isn't particularly welcoming but the inside is welcoming, relaxing and the staff are professionals. The food is great value for money and the menu is generous with choice. Food is delicious and individual needs...More

Thank Liz G
Reviewed 23 April 2016

We met us with family for a meal in Balbir's on13th April 2016. Brian & Raj made us feel very welcome and were very helpful. The meal was delicious. We all tried something different. The service and the the food were top class. Would recommend...More

Thank Lucy186609
Reviewed 11 December 2015

I went here for dinner with friends to find it had changed its name and possibly its owners, though I can't be certain of the last statement. Now I have always enjoyed the Indian Banquet here and I had this again, but I left feeling...More

1  Thank 108SA_M
Reviewed 8 October 2015

Balbir's is no more - it is now "Spice Route". New ownership, same staff, same good service, same good Indian food selection. It is nice to see the continuance of the Balbir tradition.

Thank John B
Reviewed 4 September 2015

I wrote a review about Macs Spice Route a week ago saying how wonderful the food was and how friendly the staff were. The lamb being especially delicious!! Also how pleased I was that Balbirs brilliant standards were being maintained!! However my review didn't meet...More

4  Thank Tom P
Reviewed 16 August 2015

Was here with the family in July and had a very enjoyable meal. We went for the banquet thing and definitely did not leave hungry. The service was good and the place was busy too which was nice to see. The food is very nice...More

Thank Reffio
neki s, Owner at Balbir's Route 77, responded to this reviewResponded 19 August 2015

We would like to inform our guests that after fifteen years in Ayrshire we are passing on the responsibility of running our Symington restaurant to Mr Mukesh Varma. Mukesh, know as 'Mac' who managed the restaurant for eight years took over the restaurant at the...More

Reviewed 15 August 2015

Good and varied menu. Slightly more fish dishes than I've come across in other Indian restaurants. Obvious by strong 'fishy' smell when entering the restaurant. Seekh Kebab was excellent......ideal for my taste with medium spicy taste. Could have been a bigger portion. Jaipuri Jeera was...More

Thank ScotlandRosslea
Reviewed 14 August 2015

Quick Carryout ...As usual friendly service and two lovely starters.... but the Lamb Achari and and Vegetarian dish were way too salty.... terrible shame and very disappointed.. sorry folks no longer worth the swerve heading south to Girvan....

Thank midmod69
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Restaurant Details

Average prices
US$23 - US$32
Good for
Business meetings, Romantic, Groups
Open Hours
16:30 - 23:00
16:30 - 23:00
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Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 38 Kilmarnock Road | Symington, Ayrshire, Kilmarnock KA1 5PW, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Ayrshire  >  East Ayrshire  >  Kilmarnock
  • Phone Number: +44 1563 830240
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Mac's Spice Route is a warm, modern and inviting authentic Indian Restaurant in Symington off Route A77 near Kilmarnock, now synonymous with superb quality of Indian Cuisine, thoughtfully prepared and exquisitely presented. Our restaurant is friendly, modern and inviting. The atmosphere is vibrant, sleek sophisticated and stylish. The décor and artwork has a contemporary twist with attention to detail. It makes for a fantastic venue for all kinds of occasions. Spice Route can accommodate over 120 guests. We also welcome that intimate dining experience, colourful parties, to weddings and corporate events. Our Restaurant menu is full of wholesome and healthy food, but also offers our customers value for money and bids high on customer satisfaction. We have an exciting Festive, Christmas and New Year day menu, choose from our extensive menus or our ever-popular exquisite famous Banquet. Come and discover for yourself, why customers near and far adore the surrounding and creative cooking experience for yourself the Cuisine served at Mac's Spice Route Restaurant.
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