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Duncans Bar & Bistro

4.5
4.5
69 Reviews
£25 and under
Bistro
Duncan's Bar & Bistro, Irvine, enjoy a breakfast, lunch or dinner, 7 days a week, with a fully licensed stocked bar. With coffees/homebaking, wines, beers, spirits, cocktails & soft drinks.
Along with our main menu, we serve light bites till 4pm. Our Meal Deal on selected dishes, 2 courses £11.95 or 3 courses £14.95.
Every Tuesday from 4pm, 1/3 off our Main Menu
Every Wednesday from 4pm, 30% off all our Burgers
Every Thursday from 4pm, 25% off our Seafood Dishes
Sunday Roasts every Sunday for £11.95
To see our full menus, visit us at duncansirvine.co.uk
Stay social with us @duncansirvine on Facebook, Instagram & Twitter

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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Bistro, British

  • Hours of Operation

    Mon 10:00–16:00 Tue–Thu 10:00–20:00 Fri–Sun 09:00–21:00

  • Phone number

    01294 311833

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

  • Area

    Irvine

  • Parking Details

    Street Parking

  • Additional

    Beer, Beer Garden, Cafe, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeaway, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 69 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

4.5
4.5 based on all time ratings
  • 4.3Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 4.4Value

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  1. LG

    LinssG

    Ayrshire

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 5 March 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great place and fabulous staff. Fresh food. Harbourside views.

    Duncans Bar & BistroResponded on 11 March 2020Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review, hope to see you soon

  2. N

    Nick

    Ayrshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 1 March 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    First time eating here and would definitely return! Service was very pleasant and food was served really quickly x

    Duncans Bar & BistroResponded on 11 March 2020Thank you for leaving us a review, glad you enjoyed your visit & hope to see you soon

  3. HM

    HughM

    Ayrshire

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 29 February 2020

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    The food was excellent and good value for money and the staff were very friendly

    Duncans Bar & BistroResponded on 11 March 2020Thank you Hugh, glad you enjoyed your visit & see you soon

  4. GM

    GrahamM

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 29 February 2020

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Been here many times and always have good service and food at a reasonable price, it was quite noisy when we were in but the place was busy so that is to be expected.

    Duncans Bar & BistroResponded on 11 March 2020Thanks Graham for the review, glad you enjoyed your visit & hope to see you soon

  5. AB

    AmandaB

    Glasgow

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 8 February 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful food, very helpful staff- one of our favourite restaurants.

    Duncans Bar & BistroResponded on 19 February 2020Thank you Amanda, hope to see you soon

  6. ER

    ElizabethR

    Glasgow

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 8 February 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service and superb food had a lovely day chatting to a friend

    Duncans Bar & BistroResponded on 19 February 2020Thank you Elizabeth for leaving us a review, hope to see you soon

  7. E

    Emmerdale

    Ayrshire

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 26 January 2020

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    Nice place with friendly staff. Good for vegans and vegetarians. I had roast lamb dinner which was nice but the lamb was a bit over cooked. Other than that it's lovely. Will be back.

    Duncans Bar & BistroResponded on 31 January 2020Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review & we're glad you enjoyed your visit

  8. CK

    ClaireK

    Ayrshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 December 2019

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Felt the food could have been presented better. Although very tasty. Service excellent and easy to book via open table.

    Duncans Bar & BistroResponded on 27 December 2019Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review, hope to see you soon

  9. A

    Aldebaran

    Ayrshire

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 29 November 2019

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    Pleasant athmosphere, very welcoming staff.... However, food was rather basic although nicely presented on the plate. Not bad, but I will not be ordering again what I had. Service also a bit slow, given that patrons are usually coming for the performance in the evening, so they cannot wait at their leisure.

    Duncans Bar & BistroResponded on 10 December 2019Thank you for taking the time to leave a review

  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Ayrshire

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 13 November 2019

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Thoroughly enjoyed food, ambience and service. Will visit again.

    Duncans Bar & BistroResponded on 27 November 2019Thank you for your review, hope to see you again soon

  11. A

    Alison

    Yorkshire

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 25 October 2019

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Lovely food and friendly relaxed service. We had Duncan's chicken which came with whiskey sauce and haggis bon bons, which was delicious

    Duncans Bar & BistroResponded on 29 October 2019Thank you for your review Alison, glad you enjoyed our Duncan's Scottish Chicken

  12. SB

    SuzanneB

    Ayrshire

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 5 October 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food in a lovely environment. Nice decor and ambience. Staff really helpful. Great price. Food delicious and beautifully presented. Pleasantly surprised 😊

    Duncans Bar & BistroResponded on 9 October 2019Thank you for your review, hope to see you soon

  13. AG

    AlexandraG

    Glasgow

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 28 September 2019

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Great food in a nice atmosphere with excellent service, what more could you want?

    Duncans Bar & BistroResponded on 9 October 2019Thank you for the the review Alexandra

  14. d

    davids

    Ayrshire

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 22 September 2019

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Very nice relaxing bistro friendly staff and really good food really enjoyed

    Duncans Bar & BistroResponded on 9 October 2019Thank you David, hope to see you soon

  15. RS

    RobertS

    Glasgow

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 August 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Very attentive staff and well prepared food. Highly recommended.

    Duncans Bar & BistroResponded on 27 August 2019Thank you Robert, hope to see you again soon

  16. JC

    JackieC

    Ayrshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 28 July 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely food, pleasant staff. No one rushing you out the door. Relaxed atmosphere.

    Duncans Bar & BistroResponded on 5 August 2019Thank you for leaving us a review & hope to see you soon

  17. IG

    IanG

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 27 July 2019

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Loved it. Great value tasty food and smashing cocktails. Staff very good and really friendly. Defo worth a visit. We will be back.

    Duncans Bar & BistroResponded on 5 August 2019Thank you Ian, looking forward to seeing you soon

  18. WP

    WilliamP

    Ayrshire

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 20 July 2019

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Go to Duncan's on a regular basis. Always enjoy it hence the reason we go. Food, service, ambience and very reasonable.

    Duncans Bar & BistroResponded on 5 August 2019Thank you William, hope to see you soon

  19. AG

    AlexandraG

    Glasgow

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 29 June 2019

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Great venue for a light meal or a snack and a drink

    Duncans Bar & BistroResponded on 3 July 2019Thank you for your review, hope to see you again soon

  20. JA

    JanieA

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 25 June 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely place, nice ambience and great service. It's only a short walk to the beach too.

    Duncans Bar & BistroResponded on 10 July 2019Thank you for your review, hope to see you soon

  21. e

    eilz

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 23 June 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Awsome little cafe down by the harbour. Food was fantastic and good portion size. Coffee was one of the best of the independent cafes in Irvine which was a great find. Booking through OpenTable was easy (and last minute on my part which was super handy!) to use and book a table. Can see this cafe being very busy on a sunny day down by the harbour. Definitely be back!

    Duncans Bar & BistroResponded on 3 July 2019Thank you Eilz for leaving us a review & hope to see you again soon

  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Ayrshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 June 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic from start to finish, staff are amazing

    Duncans Bar & BistroResponded on 26 June 2019Thank you for taking the time to leave a review, hope to see you soon

  23. J

    Joannie

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 June 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Attentive staff who provided an excellent service. Good choice of food on the menu.

    Duncans Bar & BistroResponded on 26 June 2019Thank you & glad you enjoyed your visit with us

  24. S

    Shel

    Ayrshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 June 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Staff friendly and professional. Not long to wait for food which was delicious. Had organic wine which was lovely too. Although busy, service was very efficient and the atmosphere was good. Will certainly be back!

    Duncans Bar & BistroResponded on 26 June 2019Thank you & completely agree with your wine choice, hope to see you again soon

  25. DB

    DavidB

    Ayrshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 13 April 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My wife and I were in Irvine for the weekend and we decided to book a table for Saturday evening. We were able to book online, which was very straightforward. We were welcomed by friendly staff and shown to our table which overlooked the Harbour. The menu was varied, with a wide selection of dishes to suit all tastes. Our meal was delicious and the service was first class. We would definitely eat there again and we have no hesitation in recommending Duncan's to anyone.

    Duncans Bar & BistroResponded on 24 April 2019Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review, hope to see you again soon

  26. LG

    LindaG

    Ayrshire

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 31 March 2019

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    I regularly pop in for coffee/tea - I love the feeling of the place and the coffee is very good. Although I do not go out for a meal often I like to come to Duncan's bistro. Food is very good value for money and all of the staff are very pleasant and helpful. My elderly relatives always order fish and chips and are never disappointed. I have yet to have food that I did not enjoy.
  27. SH

    StuartH

    Ayrshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 March 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Wife and I loved it. The food was great as was the drink. This was our second time in one week.
  28. W

    Wallz

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 2 February 2019

    overall3food1service4ambience4
    Visited last week for January 20% offer and pleasantly surprised so made a return visit but sadly was disappointed, perhaps just our choice of fish dishes ? Salmon with sweet potato fries all very dry and my husbands seabass was the tiniest portion ever seen? Didn’t complain as staff all lovely and we were hungry so clearly ate what we had ha!! Won’t put us off just won’t order those dishes again .
  29. JR

    JohnR

    Ayrshire

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 27 January 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A very good ambiance and not a lot of people in at time 6.30pm Sunday. There was no loud music and great to have a great meal and conversation, quite unusual today. The menu was varied and food excellent. A great place to eat.

    Duncans Bar & BistroResponded on 1 February 2019Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review, we hope to see you again soon

  30. m

    mjgib

    London

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 20 December 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    As a coeliac it’s great to find somewhere that not only caters but also understand cross contamination
  31. L

    Lizzyw

    Ayrshire

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 22 November 2018

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Nice food in a comfortable restaurant. Good service. Only down side was the beer. One pint sent back and replacement not much better.
  32. BB

    BarbaraB

    Ayrshire

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 November 2018

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    REally enjoyed our dinner for mums 85th birthday good as was quite and we were able to chat, comfortable and enjoyed the food
  33. W

    Weewendywoo

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 2 November 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We went on Friday night Before a band was due to play Themed Halloween menu was available with cocktails Loved our meal and choice of gin is amazing Be back

    Duncans Bar & BistroResponded on 5 November 2018Thank you for leaving us a review, glad you enjoyed your visit & hope to see you again soon

  34. HN

    HeatherN

    Nottingham

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 October 2018

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    The nicest fish and chips I've had for a very long time. Beautifully cooked and a good sized portion. Not too huge.. My husband had the Duncan burger which looked yummy too.

    Duncans Bar & BistroResponded on 1 November 2018Thank you Heather for your review, we're happy you enjoyed your visit with us & hope to see you again soon

  35. F

    Familyguy

    Inverness

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 13 October 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Had a lovely meal at Duncans. The food was excellent and not overly priced (as was the wine). The place was really quiet though with only one other couple in and they left having finished their meal shortly afterwards. All in all would definitely recommend a visit. Tip - it closed at 9pm so maybe best to book before 7pm in order that there may be more of an atmosphere. We booked for 7.30pm so maybe that was why it was so quiet.

    Duncans Bar & BistroResponded on 1 November 2018Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review, hope to see you soon

  36. TV

    TrishV8910

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 13 September 2018

    overall1food1service3ambience3
    I've been vegan for many a year, so I ordered the chickpea burger, very small side salad and chips, as I was told it was suitable for vegans, but obviously without mayo and coleslaw, however, the restaurant kitchen didn't have a vegan roll, so no roll either and no other offerings! The price charged was the same which I consider a travesty, especially in this day and age, when so many restaurants have a separate vegan menu, including puddings. Incidentally I was with a friend whom I hadn't seen for years or I would have had a quiet word to one of the staff...I also want to reiterate the serving staff were wonderful, professional and friendly., lovely folk..Trish x ps if Duncan's Bar & Bistro had a separate vegan menu, then of course, I would recommend them to friends and ratings would be higher...
  37. AT

    AnneT

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 August 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Staff friendly and welcoming..comfortable surroundings..good choice of meals on menus.
  38. LR

    LauraR

    London

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 August 2018

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Went to Duncans Bar and Bistro for a catch up with a friend and we both really enjoyed it. Both our meals were lovely, piping hot and good sized portions. Will definitely be back.
  39. N

    Norma

    County Durham

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 7 August 2018

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Second visit to Duncan's and was every bit as good as the first visit. Nice setting, good choice of food and excellent friendly staff.
  40. BS

    BrianS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 21 July 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Duncans is in a great location, the decor and layout is very agreeable, the staff and service are outstanding, and the menu is interesting. Good cooking. What's not to like?

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
    • Extra space between tables
  • 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

Duncans Bar & Bistro offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at 01294 311833.

Duncans Bar & Bistro is rated 4.5 stars by 69 OpenTable diners.

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Additional information

  • Area

    Irvine

  • Hours of Operation

    Mon 10:00–16:00 Tue–Thu 10:00–20:00 Fri–Sun 09:00–21:00

  • Cuisines

    Bistro, British

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking Details

    Street Parking

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Beer, Beer Garden, Cafe, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeaway, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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