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The Waterside Restaurant

Ardrossan Road | West Kilbride, Seamill KA23 9NG, Scotland
+44 1294 204040
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  • Excellent33%
  • Very good26%
  • Average20%
  • Poor12%
  • Terrible9%
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“cakes” (16 reviews)
“beef” (10 reviews)
“pate” (8 reviews)
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European, British, Scottish, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
Ardrossan Road | West Kilbride, Seamill KA23 9NG, Scotland
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1 - 10 of 727 reviews

Reviewed 3 days ago

Called here for lunch on way home from Scottish Boat Show - very pleasant surroundings; extensive menu ranging from light bites to full meals and good service. Dont hesitate to try if you are passing

Thank John H
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

All of the food in this restaurant is top quality and portion sizes are generous too. The staff are all local make you welcome and are polite and professional. The views across to Arran on a nice day are a fabulous bonus.

Thank Keith D
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My husband and I had an overnight stay in a nearby hotel, however chose to eat at the Waterside for dinner on Sunday night. We arrived just after 8pm so the restaurant was relatively quiet. We were greeted by friendly staff and given a choice...More

Thank Margaret T
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Just returned and had to write review. I ordered Chicken Pate. Chutney was tasteless. Then we both ordered Fish and Chips. Again it was tasteless. Skinny chips. I expect fat chips in a quality restaurant. If I want skinny chips I go to a fast...More

Thank George M
Reviewed 11 September 2017 via mobile

The restaurant is nicely laid out, good spacing between tables. The menu is extensive and specials supplement it. The staff are a bit hit and miss, some great smiley helpful, some a bit dour. The lasagne looked fabulous as did the blade of beef however...More

1  Thank Darthgill
Reviewed 5 September 2017

Left my initial review on Hotel instead of Restaurant - sorry We enjoyed a lunch there on the way to Kelburn castle and with a really lovley garden, enclosed and save for kids, we were nicely surprised that we could bring in the dog through...More

Thank krazykrizy
SimpsInns, Mike C at The Waterside Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for both of your reviews We are so pleased you enjoyed your visit and we look forward to welcoming you back to the Waterside in the near future.

Reviewed 30 August 2017 via mobile

Although the setting of the restaurants is nice the food is horrible and overpriced. We ordered a seafood plate as a starter (see foto attached). That includes a chowder cooked with CHORIZO and mussels with BACON. As you can imagine, we didn't get to taste...More

1  Thank InnaTSs
SimpsInns, Mike C at The Waterside Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 1 September 2017

Thank you for your review Please accept my personal apologies that your meals were not to your taste. The meals are indeed as you have described and we find that our guests enjoy the dishes you have reviewed. We have a great ranging menu with...More

Reviewed 28 August 2017 via mobile

We stayed here for 2 nights in a deluxe room. The decor is lovely with amazing views to Arran. It was great having the use of the atrium lounge which made it feel Iike you had an apartment. Only two negatives for us I would...More

Thank Amberstuart
SimpsInns, Mike C at The Waterside Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 1 September 2017

Thank you for your review We are so pleased you enjoyed your stay at the Waterside Hotel we appreciate your feedback. If you are needing another reason for your visit we have our festive menus both online and in house which offer a great selection...More

Reviewed 28 August 2017 via mobile

Lovely venue and views. Got the 2 course lunch menu which was very nice and service was good. Will return again.More

Thank Birdy E
SimpsInns, Mike C at The Waterside Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 1 September 2017

Thank you for your review We are so pleased you enjoyed the Waterside on your last visit. If you need another reason to visit the Waterside we now have our festive menus available both online and in house with great deals on accommodation, menus and...More

Reviewed 26 August 2017 via mobile

We arrived promptly (623)for our reservation at 630, and waited at the 'please wait here sign' in front of two bar staff for over five minutes. One member of staff did walk closely by and said 'someone will be with you soon' We got our...More

1  Thank Helen C
SimpsInns, Mike C at The Waterside Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 28 August 2017

Thank you for your review. We are so pleased you enjoyed your meals, as you will have noticed we offer a wide range of meals to cover all tastes, and as all meals are cooked to order there may be a delay in getting meals...More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$7 - US$33
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
View, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine, Groups, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
9:00 AM - 12:00 AM
9:00 AM - 12:00 AM
9:00 AM - 12:00 AM
9:00 AM - 12:00 AM
9:00 AM - 12:00 AM
9:00 AM - 12:00 AM
9:00 AM - 12:00 AM
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
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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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