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The Chestnuts Hotel Restaurant

$$ - $$$European, British,
52 Racecourse Road, Ayr KA7 2UZ, Scotland
+44 1292 264393
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  • Excellent68%
  • Very good26%
  • 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 today via mobile

We had a family lunch for five persons. Food was very good, very generous portions. The staff very, very friendly. The dining room is beautiful, the accustics unfortunately not great. The room was full which meant that we, sitting at a slightly larger round table...More

Thank RuthExpat
Reviewed 2 days ago

Good food, lovely cozy setting next to the log fire on a cold winters day. Staff friendly and approachable, and good choice of menu.

Thank jnr792017
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Beautiful building in beautiful setting and surroundings , wonderful food , brilliant staff and a group of friendly regulars in the bar area all add up to a very pleasant experience wether it’s a coffee n scone , a full meal or an evening wine...More

Thank leepyleekfc
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Just back from here today lunch with wife and mother in law 1st time here service first class food outstanding piping hot plenty of nice warm plates all staff are a credit to this restaurant will be back soon thanks again for a good family...More

Thank catrinerangers
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Used to live round the corner so visited regularly for years, now just go as an occasional treat but high standards haven’t slipped! The food’s always hot & delivered quickly. Staff have always been friendly & professional. Would recommend!

Thank scottm1690
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I had a meal here for my birthday and it was delicious. Staff were very polite and service was good. I would go here again and highly recommend it.

Thank Moyra F
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We went 2day as it was my birthday. Great welcome, service and food. We would definately recommend it. We love in the bar rather than in main restaurant. Bit more chilled. Very friendly and relaxed

Thank dawn m
Reviewed July 10, 2018

Just had Sunday lunch at the Chessnuts, meal was very good and ambience also good. Considering how busy they were, our meals came out in an acceptable time. Can't fault the service or the quality. Will definately return

Thank Norman J
Reviewed July 9, 2018

My Family and me have been a few times and the meals have always been delicious. The menu is excellent with a good variety of choices. We have been a few times on Boxing Day for our dinner and it was excellent.

Thank kduncan323
Reviewed July 9, 2018 via mobile

We have been to The Chestnuts Hotel alot recently to take advantage of their lovely beer garden. We have been for both lunch and dinner. Every time it never disappoints, food and service are excellent. There is an extensive menu with lots to choose from...More

Thank Aileen C
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Questions & Answers
May 20, 2018|
Response from elmacayr |
Yes there is access at the side of the hotel which allows you to go in through the bar and both bar and restaurant are available from there on level ground. Toilets are also on this floor but bedrooms are upstairs. Outside... More
hotelhunk w
November 3, 2017|
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Response from 489traveller | Reviewed this property |
Suggest you ring them.....as I am not sure also suggest that if you want to go you book before as it is very busy.
kenny m
December 14, 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
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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
Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic
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
  • E-mail
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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