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The Smoking Goat Bar and Grill, Ayr, South Ayrshire Council
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The Smoking Goat Bar and Grill

4.7
4.7
348 reviews
£25 and under
British
One of the most unique bars in Ayr, The Smoking Goat is a tucked away spot decked out with comfy booths and cave-like walls. From historical interiors and gin cocktails to the newly upgraded outdoor terrace, this is a pretty special place to spend your evening. A basement bar with a lazy feel, its comfy seating is perfectly suited to its music policy. With a flowing roster of acoustic nights of up and coming bands makes this a great underground venue to check out great underground talent. The Smoking Goat is one slick subterranean hideout.

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2 people

19:00


Booked 11 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    British, American, Burgers

  • Hours of Operation

    Mon–Thu, Sun 11:45 am–12:30 am Fri, Sat 11:45 am–1:00 am

  • Phone number

    01292 857137

  • Payment Options

    MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

What 348 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

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

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  1. WF

    WillF

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely, DOG FRIENDLY pub/bar with welcoming staff, great audience, friendly atmosphere and good food.
  2. JS

    JoeyS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a lovely evening in the smoking goat with food and cocktails for my boyfriends birthday. They were so accommodating for all our various allergies and they had gluten-free and vegan options. The staff were friendly, knowledgeable about the menu and went out of their way to make it a very enjoyable night. I would highly recommend the smoking goat for a night out with friends.
  3. HK

    HeatherK

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Brilliant food and love the cocktail selection. The goat specials are great. Will definitely be back.
  4. KT

    KayleighT

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Came to smoking goat for the first time to celebrate 3 birthdays. The food was great and the cocktails were so tasty. Would definitely return and recommend. Staff were very attentive. Enjoyed the shot wheel. Great atmosphere
  5. JM

    JamesM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 21 January 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, great service, great atmosphere and the steins are brilliant.
  6. PR

    PaulineR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 January 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our family enjoyed the Smoking Goat meal and the staff were very accommodating...thanks for a lovely night
  7. C

    Clurky

    Ayrshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 7 January 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Tremendous service from all staff. Friendly and superb at their job.
  8. KM

    KirM

    Brighton

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 30 December 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I had the pulled Cajun chicken waffle. Amazing!!!
  9. G

    G2938

    Glasgow

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 29 December 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Food, service and atmosphere all good, Jarl on draft a definite bonus.
  10. NT

    NeilT

    Toronto

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 29 December 2022

    overall3food5service3ambience5
    Honestly not the best this time round. Quick bite before the cinema that ended up being a bit stressful. Took a while to take our order for drinks and food , asked if we would make the film at 8 and the server said yes theres plenty time but our food wasnt served until 5 minutes after our showing time. Still one of our favourite places in Ayr so won’t stop us returning , the place was very busy and the staff work hard. Keep your heads up and relax in January.
  11. K

    Kere

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 28 December 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    Good food, large portions very tasty. Service slow throughout by wait staff for drinks and food order. Once ordered food didn't take too long to come.
  12. c

    cherylm

    Glasgow

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 28 December 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing staff! Fantastic food! A great wee hidden gem, highly recommend!
  13. MR

    MoragR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 December 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely basement decor & ambience, friendly attentive staff and wel priced, well portioned food with an excellent variety including a great vegan menu. Delicious food in a lovely setting.
  14. G

    Greedyreedy222

    Perthshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 23 December 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Was a lovely meal, service was excellent looking forward to going back
  15. CC

    CindyC

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 22 December 2022

    overall4food5service2ambience5
    Absolutely loved it but just waited a long time on some drinks and one never came after we had asked about it twice so we then had to ask at the bar and the plates stayed at the table for an hour after we had finished eating, but apart from that a good experience and perhaps under staffed which is totally understandable, I would quite happily return but would put some people off
  16. S

    Stewy

    Glasgow

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 December 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food and looks tasty on the plate. Nice bar staff and waitresses. Excellent quiz and quizmaster on a Tuesday night. Ambient place with nice wee nooks for people to relax in.
  17. SM

    SuMo

    Edinburgh

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 17 December 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Amazing cocktails, so delicious. It's a great venue, cosy with lovely alcoves. Only downside is an hour & a half isn't long enough & we did get reminded an hour in that we only had another 30mins, then again at 15mins. Was like z countdown. So our 2nd cocktail did feel rushed & they are so tasty you reallywant to take your time. Maybe next time I will book 2 consecutive tables.
  18. SM

    ShirleyM

    Ayrshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 December 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and a lovely atmosphere - will be back.
  19. DP

    DavidP

    Glasgow

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 December 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Excellent food and service, and good atmosphere with a good crowd in. Spoiled a wee bit as we were right at the door, so with temps -6 outside it was a bit chilly.
  20. LK

    LynseyK

    Glasgow

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 December 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This place is a must do. Great food. Amazing portions. Really friendly staff and a fantastic atmosphere
  21. AO

    AndiO

    Glasgow

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 December 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic place! Atmosphere was friendly and welcoming, servers were fab! Couldn’t fault our ladies day on Saturday! We didn’t have food this time but are returning soon as we had food envy when seeing all the delicious plates going past!
  22. DH

    DawnH

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 December 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    First visit in a very long while but wasn’t disappointed. EmGreat atmosphere, very buy which is always a good sign! Waitresses were all very attentive, pleasant and happy. Enjoyed our food. Overall a great experience. Hopefully be back soon
  23. PF

    PaulineF

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 December 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great night last night. Food and drink fab, got a lovely booth for the 4 of us. Very very noisy but it was very busy. Staff were fantastic. Lovely night had by us all.
  24. RS

    RobinS

    Ayrshire

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 9 December 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Booked for our company Christmas night out last night because we always have great food and nights on in the past and as usual the smoking goat didn’t let us down. Staff were welcoming, table great just what we asked for and food outstanding!!! We all had the festive burger and loaded fry’s and didn’t think the food could get any better but OMG it was fantastic. Drinks were flowing and staff very attentive. The venue was full and the atmosphere buzzing. We all loved it and will be booking to come again soon. Thanks again for making it a great Christmas works night out.
  25. DG

    DavidG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 December 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Really good atmosphere with great service. Will definitely go again.
  26. M

    Magsiemoo

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 6 December 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had a lovely evening ..with friends ..dinner and drinks then joined in the Quiz with mid way bingo ,free chips and karaoke after !
  27. KM

    KateM

    Glasgow

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 5 December 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Apart from restaurant being a bit chilly, never hot our coats off, everything else was excellent
  28. GM

    GemmaM

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 4 December 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Only complaint was it was a bit cold, could do with putting the heating up a tad. Lovely food and great service.
  29. JM

    JenniferM

    Ayrshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 December 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food at reasonable prices, good choice of drinks and cocktails. Great service from friendly staff. Love The Smoking Goat!
  30. f

    fiona

    Glasgow

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 3 December 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food delicious and a good portion, excellent value for money, service very good
  31. M

    Mace

    Dumfries and Galloway

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 2 December 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great place for settling in for the night, fabulous food and amazing cocktails. What's not to like?
  32. AP

    AlistairP

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 27 November 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely tasty food and good portions. Definitely be back and will recommend to friends.
  33. CA

    ChrisA

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 27 November 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Think this was my 5th time coming in for food and it is always amazing.
  34. KG

    KateG

    Ayrshire

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 26 November 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    We were very happy with our food and drinks. it was a little cold inside.
  35. LA

    LenA

    Ayrshire

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 November 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience3
    Excellent starter and mains. Great service but the table was poorly positioned next to the bar and main entrance
  36. TB

    TessB

    Ayrshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 13 November 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent as always. Stumbled across this place a while ago and now we love to go back whenever in the area. Food is always top notch and the staff are always friendly and attentive. This time we had a lovely quiet Sunday evening meal, but have also been for my mum's birthday in July which was a Saturday night and ended in lots of cocktails being consumed. Would love to come to one of the comedy nights or quiz nights too!
  37. SD

    SeonaidD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 November 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Good portions and food fantastic and I'm fussy with food
  38. EG

    EuanG

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 November 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    Great food and service in a really friendly atmosphere considering how busy it was for a Saturday night.
  39. Z

    Zani

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 8 November 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Great food absolutely love the Baileys Cheesecake!
  40. LB

    LBL1

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 5 November 2022

    overall1food1service4ambience1
    Lovely friendly staff but food was overpriced and music was far too loud. Felt like we came for dinner in a nightclub at 7pm. Escaped before the Dj started but not before a roudy pair of lads were seated next to us, belting out like a karaoke as we finished our meal. Not to be repeated.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitising

    • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Protective equipment

    • Waiting staff wear masks
    • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Contact tracing information collected

FAQs

The Smoking Goat Bar and Grill is rated 4.7 stars by 348 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a booking

2 people

19:00


Booked 11 times today
Google Map for The Smoking Goat Bar and Grill

2a Academy Street, Ayr, South Ayrshire Council KA7 1HS

Additional information

  • Area

    Ayr

  • Hours of Operation

    Mon–Thu, Sun 11:45 am–12:30 am Fri, Sat 11:45 am–1:00 am

  • Cuisines

    British, American, Burgers

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking Details

    None

  • Payment Options

    MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Patio/Outdoor Dining

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