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Dowhill Farm | Turnberry, Girvan KA26 9JP, Scotland
+44 1655 331957
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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30 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Start with the positive the refurbishment is beautiful very light and airy and the outside eating area is very nice. We called in for a coffee and cake but after surveying the selection of cakes on offer we decided not to bother everything was very underwhelming we were looking forward to a fabulous homemade cake what we saw looked as... More 

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Having visited Downhill for the first time after refurbishment, it was lovely to see the 'new look' hadn't changed the friendly atmosphere. We were served by Kelsie, for whom nothing was too much trouble. A friendly, well mannered young girl, both efficient and courteous. Our lunch was Downhills usual high standard of food, cleanliness and value for money. The new... More 

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Thank Paws F
Macclesfield, United Kingdom
1 review
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Newly refurbished to a very high standard. Staff very pleasant and create a friendly and convivial atmosphere. Excellent coffee. Very varied and unusual variety of gifts available in the gift shop. Comes highly recommended if you are visiting South Ayrshire and are on the coast road between Turnberry and Girvan.

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Thank gordonsamways
South Ayrshire, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We ate here a lot prior to its refurb and loved it. The new decor is fresh and attractive but there are one or two things to add to the snag list - a broken lock on one of the two ladies toilets and a light fitting hanging off the ceiling. However the biggest disappointment is now the food, considering... More 

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Thank gemrock2017
Prestwick, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My friend and I visited Dowhill recently and were delighted by the friendly welcome and excellent service we received in the restaurant. Our server Bethany was very pleasant and looked after us extremely well. We were very impressed by the new gift shop and the well stocked farm shop. Well worth a visit!

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Kilmarnock, United Kingdom
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111 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My partner and I were on a day out to Girvan and on the way back we decided to call in by chance. We both had a main course. I had lasagne which came with fresh veg of the day and chips. The surroundings were newly decorated and tasteful, views out to sea are lovely too. Nice farm shop to... More 

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1 Thank crisscroxx52
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I only ventured into the old Dowhill a couple of times over the years. First time the noise overshadowed the food. Second time the same, with the coffee bean grinder overshadowing any meaningful conversation and further visits. HOWEVER.... after a thorough revamp of the restaurant and farm shop/textiley area and getting several positive reports, a visit was called for. Single... More 

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Thank Al D
Ayr, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Love the wonderful renovations. Great welcome from Jane .Excellent lunch toffee pavlova to die for. Wonderful attentive staff .Hannah was our server .Would highly recommend .

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Thank Margaret W
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

love the brightness of the new decor. looks very classy and clean. from the moment we entered, the staff could not have been more friendly or helpful. although the place was busy, we didnt have long to wait to be served.the food was amazing. a very tasty lunch and nothing was too much trouble for our waitress kelsie. main courses... More 

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Thank Mary S
cumbria
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38 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 April 2017 via mobile

We visited Dowhill today, initially for a drink and cake before heading onto Culzean Castle. Scone and tea were great and the views out of the panoramic windows were fantastic. We thought we would have lunch at Culzean but as the food looked really disappointing we headed straight back to Dowhill. We ate the lasagne and steak and ale pie;... More 

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Restaurant Details

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Average prices
US$10
Cuisine
British, Scottish, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Takeout, Reservations, Highchairs Available
Good for
View, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly, Groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Dowhill Farm | Turnberry, Girvan KA26 9JP, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Ayrshire  >  South Ayrshire  >  Girvan
  • Phone Number: +44 1655 331957
Description
Dowhill was opened in 2001 as a farm diversification destination. The family run business includes; A farm shop which is stocked full of home grown vegetables & locally sourced goods, A farmhouse Restaurant which features daily specials and hearty home cooked meals. The business has undergone a major refurbishment in 2017 bringing it's unrivalled views to the fore and introducing a new range of gift ware and clothing into the farm shop.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?