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The Bistro, Ayr, South Ayrshire Council
The Bistro, Ayr, South Ayrshire Council
The Bistro, Ayr, South Ayrshire Council
The Bistro, Ayr, South Ayrshire Council
The Bistro, Ayr, South Ayrshire Council

The Bistro

4.8
4.8
514 reviews
£26 to £40
Bistro
Renovated and new, a small family run bistro in the heart of ayr town centre invites you to experience fresh local produce, fantastic atmosphere and casual but classic gourmet dining options. Breakfast, lunch & A la carte to afternoon teas and food & drink tasting nights. A fantastic day/evening of great food and great wine & cocktails.
We look forward to welcoming you to Ayr's newest bistro experience.

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2 people

19:00


Booked 10 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    £26 to £40
  • Cuisines
    Bistro, Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service, Scottish
  • Hours of Operation
    Mon–Thu, Sun 12:00 pm–12:30 am Fri, Sat 12:00 pm–1:00 am
  • Phone number
    01292 261136
  • Payment Options
    Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress

What 514 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.6Value

NoiseModerate

Diners' Choice Awards

  • Ayrshire

    Most Booked

514 Reviews
  1. HeatherM

    Ayrshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    First class food service and ambience Would definitely recommend

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  2. BILLD

    Ayrshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food and service were first class. Rrally good value too.

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  3. Karenm

    Ayrshire

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great choice. Lovely fresh fish and seafood - beautifully cooked and presented. Wine also delicious and staff couldn't have more friendly and helpful. Only issue l have is with time slots for tables. Not cheap so you want to enjoy your meal and bottle of wine without clock watching!

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  4. OpenTable Diner

    Glasgow

    5 reviews

    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Food wasn't so good this time, such a shame. Cullen skink soup, had no fish in it (fish soup!), open sandwich, bread was not fresh. Staff were excellent front of house Food needs to be improved

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  5. Lynne

    Ayrshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Really lovely food, friendly staff and nice atmosphere!

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  6. GaryC

    Orlando

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 17 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Been to the Bistro quite a few times now. The food is excellent always something new and different on the specials menu. Had partridge previously on a Burns menu and this time we had Chateaux steak. The value and quality is amazing. Took my young daughter who is coeliac, there are so many GF options which is great for us dining out. Staff are very attentive and pleasant. Once again excellent work guys

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  7. KirstyD

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 17 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fantastic restaurant, with great staff and amazing food!

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  8. MrsP

    Ayrshire

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 16 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely food, nice ambience & attentive staff. A couple more vegetarian/vegan options for main course would be much appreciated, but overall highly recommended!

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  9. IanG

    Inverness

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 16 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    An excellent evening at The Bistro. The food was of the highest quality and the service was spot on. Great atmosphere. Highly recommended.

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  10. DavidU

    Glasgow

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 16 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Frequent visitors, fantastic as always from food to service. Would highly recommend.

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  11. ChrisK

    London

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Food excellent but very disappointed to be initially (when we arrived) told that our £50 voucher was redeemable and then have it refused when we came to pay. Staff training not up to standard of food!

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  12. Grumpyoldmen

    Kent

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 14 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent food, well prepared, service attentive and friendly

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  13. MargaretK

    Ayrshire

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    The food was delicious, the service was good, value for the money will be back and will recommend to everyone

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  14. MoiraC

    Norfolk/Suffolk

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 11 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This lovely little bistro is worth more than 5 🌟-the staff are uniformly excellent (friendly but also efficient-not always an easy thing to pull off)the menu supports local produce which is beautifully cooked-the hake was superb -and the cocktails are to die for. It’s always a pleasure to eat here whether it’s a quick lunch or a more leisurely dinner. Forgot to say the Cranachan is a stunner!

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  15. IanG

    Ayrshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great service and timing. Mussels starter roast beef Sunday lunch were excellent. Friendly staff and good value.

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  16. JimS

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 February 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    The chicken dish was very disappointing. Chicken very tough.

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  17. CarolineH

    Ayrshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The meals for all of us were very good. The service was efficient, cheerful and informative, The restaurant was comfortable both in seating and temperature. Nothing to complain about and we will be back.

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  18. HelenD

    Ayrshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 7 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent choice from light lunch to full meal. Good quality + attentive service

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  19. MichaelC

    Ayrshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 6 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Very nice atmosphere good food and good service without being intrusive

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  20. No1riggie

    Glasgow

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 5 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We were the only people in the restaurant. Food and service were excellent. We will be back.

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  21. AlisonM

    Glasgow

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Love it. Coming back next week with different friends

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  22. LizH

    West Lothian

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 3 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fabulous meal, service & experience. Food was delicious, wine was very enjoyable. Great service. Great to see Gavin again too. He’s a great asset to your business

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  23. OpenTable Diner

    Orlando

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 2 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Food and drink excellent staff attentive, friendly and helpful

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  24. LindaAnderson

    Glasgow

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 2 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    We arrived 5 minutes early as I was aware of a short window of being late, we were booked for 7pm and unfortunately didn't get our table until nearly 7.15, we had to sit at the window with a drink waiting for our table. My friend hadn't been before and do it was a bit disappointing. We had a window seat which was nice initially and then we found it cold and very noisy as sat beside a table of around 8 which were practically shouting to talk to each other. We later noticed there was a heater at our feet facing the busy table. Thankfully the food was worth the wait. I would recommend for the good, but if you want a quiet meal this is not the place to be on a Friday night.

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  25. SimonB

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 2 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    First visit to the Bistro. Food was excellent.Fish and lamb dishes both very good.Pudding tasty and a bit different from usual fare. Service excellent too. We will be returning

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  26. JohnB

    Ayrshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 2 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My taste buds were blown away, an absolute gem of dining right on our doorstep in Ayr.

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  27. FionaL

    Argyll

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 31 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Beautiful food, great service and lovely surroundings! Would definitely recommend!

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  28. OpenTable Diner

    Glasgow

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 31 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Exceptional 😋 Service and Food were 5 Star plus Thank you

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  29. RazB

    Ayrshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 28 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Birthday booking for 8. Food was great and the service was perfect right down to the serving of the cake. Great little place, definitely will be back!

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  30. Suep

    Ayrshire

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 27 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fabulous food and service. We will most definitely be returning.

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  31. Barb

    Ayrshire

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 27 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Warm welcome... staff extremely knowledgeable in all areas, very friendly and efficient. Food is always of an exceptionally high standard. Great experience all round

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  32. AmandaS

    New York City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 26 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Another fabulous night at the bistro, the addition of the Burns night specials enhanced our experience no end. Attentive staff and excellent quality of food made for an overall excellent night . Looking forward to trying the Stravaig in due course

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  33. MariaF

    Glasgow

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 26 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent food and service. We had a lovely lunch. Everyone enjoyed their meal.

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  34. AndrewJ

    London

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 20 January 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    First visit to bistro after hearing good reports from friends wasn't disappointed food was fabulous. Will definitely visit again.

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  35. Tempest1

    London

    29 reviews

    5.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on 20 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely little restaurant with a nice 'buzz' while not being too noisy. Good menu, well prepared and excellent service. Prices not cheap, but then you get what you pay for! Definitely a cut above the average.

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  36. Richie

    Cumbria

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food and service. Would definitely recommend

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  37. PamR

    Ayrshire

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 January 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Food was amazing! Staff are super friendly and attentive. Was a little cold and unfortunately glasses were dirty but It honestly wouldn’t stop me coming back. Was the best meal I have had in a long time. Superb!!

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  38. StuartH

    Glasgow

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We are lucky to have a restaurant of quality like The Bistro in Ayr. Consistently brilliant and is always a treat at reasonable cost. Staff are so friendly too.

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  39. EvelynM

    Ayrshire

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 14 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fantastic as always ! Quality food and amazing service .

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  40. JillC

    Ayrshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Welcoming staff on arrival. Good friendly service. The menu has a lot to choose from but is not overwhelming. We have now been several times and the food is excellent. So will be back .

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FAQs

The Bistro is rated 4.8 stars by 514 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

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2 people

19:00


Booked 10 times today
Google Map for The Bistro

92 Sandgate, Ayr, South Ayrshire Council KA7 1BX

Additional information

  • Area
    Ayr
  • Hours of Operation
    Mon–Thu, Sun 12:00 pm–12:30 am Fri, Sat 12:00 pm–1:00 am
  • Price
    £26 to £40
  • Cuisines
    Bistro, Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service, Scottish
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking Details
    Street Parking
  • Payment Options
    Mastercard, Visa
  • Additional
    Gluten-free Options, Vegan
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