Riverside Lodge Hotel

4.4
302 reviews
£25 and under
International
With its relaxed atmosphere and serene interiors of softly lit earth tone walls, dark woods and curved red banquettes, the Riverside Lodge Hotel in Irvine’s restaurant provides a lovely stage for our acclaimed cuisine. Using the finest freshest local ingredients, the modern British and European menu is drizzled with spicy favourites from further afield

Our autumn and winter menu is a no fuss collection of best of British comfort food with some international favourites thrown in for good measure.

You’ll find the likes of lamb hot pot and tasty risotto alongside Curious beer battered fish and chips, 10oz ribeye steaks and our unbeatable burgers. If you’ve any room left, you can try our classic caramel sundae with salted caramel ice cream, warm caramel sauce and whipped cream.

For a lighter bite, there’s our elegantly modern bar, where our sensational high tea is served daily in the lounge. Prepare for sandwiches, homemade scones, clotted cream and a

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Contactless payment available
Physical distancing
  • 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
  • Staff temperature check required
  • Diner temperature check required
  • Contact tracing information collected
What 302 People Are Saying
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93% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Jthecutter
Ayrshire
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The service and the food was very good. Unfortunately they've changed their menu from before and the disappointing thing for me is that they've taken some of my favourites of off the menu. The food is still of a high standard and we'll definitely be back

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007GLA
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Why a restaurant would run out of vanilla ice cream surprised me

OT
OpenTable Diner
Ayrshire
1 review
Dined on 9 June 2021
Overall1food4service2ambience3

Was over charged had to go back for money owed to us and brought wrong drinks

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MoiraA
1 review
Dined on 4 June 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

First time out as a family in over a year. Fab choice of place, food, wine and background music playing now. Went outside to beer garden after our meal. Lovely

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DebbieL
Ayrshire
1 review
Dined on 31 May 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Food was nice great valve for money.
Outside area is lovely.

KM
KarlyM
1 review
Dined on 31 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, food was lovely! Highly recommend and will be back.

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Lealexmc
Ayrshire
1 review
Dined on 29 May 2021
Overall4food4service2ambience2

Food was good,clean airy restaurant. Service a bit erratic, wrong order for starter. Clearing half dishes away, coming back sometime later for rest.

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Leanne
Ayrshire
1 review
Dined on 28 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place, tapas and cocktails are my go to! Great choice and good value for money too. Family friendly

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AngelaS
1 review
Dined on 24 May 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience3

I was disappointed when I messaged to book afternoon tea to be told to do it through the website. I booked a table for 3 and on arrival was told that they couldn’t do afternoon tea as it had to be booked in advance. We ordered from the main menu and food was delicious but we then ordered coffee after our plates were cleared and had to wait about 20 mins before we had to ask where they were. Service very slow and staff didn’t seem to be paying attention. Very disappointed

OT
OpenTable Diner
Ayrshire
2 reviews
Dined on 23 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was amazing

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Aimee
Glasgow
1 review
Dined on 22 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Been a few places since lockdown lifted and this had absolutely been the best! The food was out fast, it was hot and clearly just cooked. Service was fast and didn’t need to wait forever on a drink. The lady who was serving us was also great and very pleasant! Would recommend ☺️

OT
OpenTable Diner
Ayrshire
1 review
Dined on 22 May 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience2

Food was quite nice, had to ask for condiments. Environment cold. Waitresses pleasant.

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GillC
Ayrshire
5 reviews
Dined on 22 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely welcome, attentive staff, fab decor, delicious food .. 5 out of 5 :)

LG
LorraineG
Ayrshire
1 review
Dined on 17 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Relaxing atmosphere to have a lovely meal - plenty of space so not too clise to other tables especially at the moment

MB
MarianneB
1 review
Dined on 16 May 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience4

Beautiful hotel. My friend and I had lunch which consisted of tapas, which we shared and Steak pie for main. Tapas looked better than they tasted, bit bland! Steak in pie was lovely and tender but hardly any gravy, order sweet potato wedges but got burnt fries instead. Mashed potato had a big hard lump in middle and pastry was so light it fell to bits when you tried to cut it. Wont be hurrying back anytime soon. Oh and the worst mocktail I’ve ever had!

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JimH
Ayrshire
1 review
Dined on 12 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Staff are very helpful & attentive. food was great & very good value for money.

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Angels
Ayrshire
1 review
Dined on 10 May 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Food hot and on time enjoyed each course ..... Service good however could be better ...... Had to chase for drinks and coffee 15 mins after order 🙂

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Minnie
Ayrshire
6 reviews
Dined on 9 May 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Very tasty meal in a lovely restaurant. Service from staff was first class The waitress who served us, Katie, couldn’t have been any nicer and more helpful. She is an asset to this hotel. The only slightly negative thing I could say, was that it was quite cold where we were sitting, but this was due to people seated outside coming in and out and we were seated near to the door. Will definitely be back!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Glasgow
2 reviews
Dined on 9 May 2021
Overall4food3service3ambience3

Charged a supplement of £3 for a sprinkle of Cajun seasoning on chips, ridiculous as plain chips were served by accident then same ones returned with a pitiful amount of Cajun seasoning and charged £3!

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SeanK
Ayrshire
1 review
Dined on 7 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really enjoyed our food & service was 10/10 will definitely be coming back.

AJ
AnneJ
Ayrshire
1 review
Dined on 5 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice surroundings and great service and we really enjoyed our food
Happy to recommend

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Amanda
Ayrshire
1 review
Dined on 5 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time customer. Was very impressed with service, staff were professional and friendly. Food was well presented and tasted delicious

OT
OpenTable Diner
Ayrshire
1 review
Dined on 3 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was excellent! Waitress was prompt with taking order and checked we were happy when food arrived. Food was delicious, portions really good. The restaurant is beautifully decorated with lots of distance between tables.

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Collyg
Ayrshire
1 review
Dined on 3 May 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

A bit on the cold side, possibly due to the extra ventilation required due to the pandemic.

AM
AndrewM
Ayrshire
2 reviews
Dined on 3 May 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

lovely ambience and staff are welcoming and friendly. Food was very nice.

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Runnaman
Ayrshire
3 reviews
Dined on 2 May 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

As a regular the menu change is average the sweet menu is rubbish compared to the old one.

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SengaL
Ayrshire
4 reviews
Dined on 2 May 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

It did feel as though service was a bit slow, but staff were friendly and approachable and apologised for the wait.

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SharonS
Ayrshire
2 reviews
Dined on 2 May 2021
Overall3food5service4ambience1

Food lovely but portions small for price. Restaurant freezing due to the door open to outside beer garden. Couldn’t wait to leave as soon as meal finished as we were so cold!

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Lou16
Ayrshire
1 review
Dined on 1 May 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Very poorly organised and confusing experience limited menu if eating outside which a think is unfair very disappointing experience.

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Maureen
Ayrshire
1 review
Dined on 1 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely place. Clean. Excellent food. Lovely staff but they need to spread the work better. It doesn’t need 3 staff to deal with leaving customers settling their bill while entering customers are left standing waiting. Having said that when seated, our waitress was excellent. That is the only fault that I found.

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Dorothym
Ayrshire
2 reviews
Dined on 1 May 2021
Overall3food4service1ambience3

The food was lovely and staff were very nice, as were the surroundings and furnishings but the service was very slow.

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StephanieM
Ayrshire
1 review
Dined on 30 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely food nice & fresh too definitely be back the waiter serving us was lovely really friendly. Will definitely be back x

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HayleyM
Ayrshire
1 review
Dined on 30 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Gad a great lunch....staff were very helpful.

Good to be vack

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RobertG
Ayrshire
1 review
Dined on 29 April 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Well received by very pleasant staff. Food very good and well presented felt as if had never been away.

MR
MaryR
Ayrshire
1 review
Dined on 29 April 2021
Overall3food2service2ambience3

Staff need more customer care not their fault
Food not as good as I remember pasta dish couldn’t finish far to salty
Temperu you could have done with a few more minute cooking

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AlanA
Ayrshire
7 reviews
Dined on 28 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Having not been out for a meal since before Christmas we decided to go out with freinds and as we are regulars we thought we would book up. Brilliant as always. It was pure magic to get a meal made for us. We will be back

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LouiseW
Ayrshire
1 review
Dined on 28 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a lovely meal at the hotel restaurant with a friend. The booths are especially cosy during a time when ventilation is so important with Covid regs.

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LaurenQ
Ayrshire
1 review
Dined on 28 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Girls where very friendly and service was great 👍🏼

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Lizzie
Ayrshire
1 review
Dined on 27 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Staff were lovely and so was the food thanks, my starter was a little over cooked but apart from that everything was so nice, we stayed for the night to and breakfast in the morning was amazing also

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AlexB
London
1 review
Dined on 26 April 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Good to get out again after being locked down over the winter. Food superb.

FAQs

Riverside Lodge Hotel is rated 4.4 stars by 302 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting bookings at the moment.