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Riverside Lodge Hotel, Irvine, North Ayrshire

Riverside Lodge Hotel

3.8
3.8
411 Reviews
£25 and under
International

Enjoy our newly fully refurbished bar & restaurant areas, with a light and contemporary decor, luxurious feel and relaxed ambiance. With quality worldwide wines, beers and cocktails to compliment.

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Booked 3 times today

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    International, Scottish

  • Hours of Operation

    Daily 12:00–21:30

  • Phone number

    01294 279274

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Smart Casual

  • Area

    Irvine

  • Parking Details

    Hotel Parking

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Beer Garden, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, High Tea, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 411 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

3.8
3.8 based on recent ratings
  • 3.8Food
  • 3.8Service
  • 3.9Ambience
  • 3.6Value

NoiseModerate

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  • Ayrshire

    Romance

  • Ayrshire

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  • Ayrshire

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  1. B

    Boxo

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall2food3service1ambience3

    Entrance décor to hotel was superb but that was were it ended. Our bedroom was dated and tired. No bedside table or light on one side of the bed. The extractor fan ran continuously until it stopped of its own accord at 10:30pm - unfortunately it restarted at 5:50 am thus waking us up and we could not get back to sleep. It took an hour and 40 minutes for a 2 course meal and took ages for someone to give us the bill. When we came to pay the computer had broken down so we could not charge to our room and had to pay after waiting a further 10 minutes. On the positive side the evening meal food was OK as was breakfast.

  2. LM

    LisaM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great food and brilliant service cant fault this place will definitely be back

  3. MG

    MargaretG

    Glasgow

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 June 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Food delicious. Only let down no maple syrup in hotel for pancake stack ordered by one of our party.

  4. EM

    ElizabethM

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 June 2022

    overall3food2service3ambience3

    Have been to Riverside on many occasions and have also stayed at hotel . We opted for the Sunday roast for our meal but unfortunately the roast beef was was very tough. Very disappointed. Made our complaint known but waitress said she would say to the chef. That was it we paid up and left. .

  5. AN

    ANGELAM

    Glasgow

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Enjoyed our meal, food and service was excellent. Salmon was perfectly cooked

  6. M

    Mearns

    Ayrshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 4 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    This is a lovely hotel, a little different to the normal. Our table by the window allowed us a view of the river. Food was very very good, at affordable cost. We will be back. Thank you.

  7. RM

    RuthM

    Ayrshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The food was lovely. All the servers where pleasant and helpful. The place looks fab and has a great vibe about it

  8. FG

    FionaG

    Ayrshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 28 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Lovely food, staff were brilliant, will definitely visit again

  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Ayrshire

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 21 May 2022

    overall3food5service5ambience5

    I found the bar prices to be much higher than when i visited last year. I was meeting my 2 friends who have had significant tradgedies of late. We had a lovely meal and then moved through to the bar area. We decided to have a cocktail to finish off our night but the bar had no clean glasses left. The boy was very apologetic and offered to make the cocktail and serve it in q tumbler or wine glass but i declined as wldnt be the same as a proper cocktail in a cocktail glass.

  10. EC

    EmmaC

    Ayrshire

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 13 May 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3

    Lovely staff very helpful and accommodating and food was great

  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Ayrshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 1 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Absolutely excellent stay for holiday weekend. Food fantastic , service brilliant and great value for money

  12. LW

    LyndaW

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 30 April 2022

    overall3food4service4ambience3

    The reception is lovely but the rooms were clean enough but the rooms are not 4 star the shower is terrible

  13. B

    Bydie

    Ayrshire

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 22 April 2022

    overall4food5service2ambience4

    I’ve eaten here lots of times and always had a great experience but the service this time was poor my wife was offered the wrong starter when the correct one came i had to ask for a spoon for my chowder then I ordered a second round of drinks but they never appeared

  14. LL

    LindaL

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Food was amazing, got exactly what I asked for all piping hot

  15. JR

    JannetteR

    Ayrshire

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 28 March 2022

    overall3food2service2ambience3

    I have often eaten at the Riverside Hotel with no issues. My dinner had to be returned as it was cold when replacement came the chicken was very dry. Also not sure if there were issues with staff shortages but the waiting time to get our meals was quite long. My friend & I ordered diet coke but was offered coke zero when I mentioned this was advised no diet coke was available. Would have to say this was the first time we were disappointed.

  16. MM

    MichaelM

    Ayrshire

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 27 March 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    Friendly and efficient staff. Portions a little on the small side. The set menu for mothers day was limited. Overall though an enjoyable dining experience.

  17. DD

    DaylinD

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 27 March 2022

    overall2food4service2ambience3

    Went for Mother's Day. Was disappointed to find out there was a reduced menu despite there being a lack of bookings. Food quality was good but had to request cutlery a few times. An okay but could've been better experience.

  18. DT

    DavidT

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 26 March 2022

    overall1food3service1ambience2

    Drinks very slow to arrive on both occasions. Ordered more drinks when starters were cleared. Was just about finished main course when they arrived. 30mins after waitress taking our food order, one of us were told ‘you need to order something else!’ No apology, just some random excuse about the pizza dough not being right 🤷🏻‍♂️ Although the food tasted ok, I did feel it was a bit overpriced for what you got. Having worked in hospitality myself, I felt the standard of service was of a quite low. This was my second visit to the riverside, and sadly my first visit was just as poor.

  19. MM

    MaureenM

    Ayrshire

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 March 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience5

    Menu was not very varied for gluten free and there was no choice of starter at all.

  20. RO

    ROBERTD

    Ayrshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 March 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    food was great,staff fantasic,prices great recommend to anyone

  21. CW

    CW465

    Ayrshire

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 8 March 2022

    overall3food4service1ambience2

    Food is lovely but this place is constantly let down by its terrible service. So slow with everything, never enough staff on. This has happened many times so it’s not just been an off day. Really puts us off coming which is a shame as the food is nice. Could also do with some background music playing in the restaurant.

  22. JR

    JannetteR

    Ayrshire

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 4 March 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Would always recommend the Riverside Hotel very happy with the meal

  23. G

    Gemma

    Glasgow

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 1 March 2022

    overall3food5service1ambience3

    Service was absolutely shambolic! Well over two hours wait just to have two courses. Sat down and ordered drinks, took three attempts for them to give us the right drinks order as it was wrong the first two times. We’d been in the restaurant 40 minutes before they took our food order. Was there over an hour before our starters came out! After our main we asked for the desserts menu, waited half an hour and had to ask another girl again to give us menus. Ordered and waited 20 mins for them to then come and say they’d ran out! Absolutely appalling service. The food was amazing (when it eventually came), but was an awful evening due to the crap service! We’d gave over a voucher when we arrived for £40 towards our meal, at the end we were so fed up waiting and ready to leave that we physically went up and waited at the till in order to pay. Then the girl tried to charge us the full amount claiming she didn’t know we’d handed a voucher over at the beginning (it was the same girl).

  24. LG

    LynneG

    Ayrshire

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 27 February 2022

    overall2food4service1ambience2

    The food was lovely but service not up to standard. We waited so long for all courses. It was noted and they did apologise. Chef not happy and could hear him shouting in the kitchen which was not professional…

  25. GC

    GillC

    Ayrshire

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 27 February 2022

    overall4food3service3ambience5

    Waiting staff are friendly and welcoming, but food took nearly 40minutes to arrive, with other tables who had arrived after us, receiving their food before us. My mum in law’s food was cold, my bacon looked deep fried and French toast had little if any taste. That all said, the decor is lovely, menu is good but I think they need to invest in the quality of the ingredients, review kitchen operations and then maybe the whole experience will live up to the quality of the decor.

  26. PS

    PaulineS

    Ayrshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 25 February 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great being amongst people enjoying life. Food was outstanding as was the service. Nice and airy with tables spaced out. Looking forward to next visit.

  27. g

    garys

    Ayrshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 25 February 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Food excellent, staff very helpful and accommodating, excellent ambience. We will be coming to the Riverside more often for food and drinks. This place is great value for money and by far the best place to eat in irvine.

  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Perthshire

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 23 February 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Food was lovely and the service was great. We got chicken tempura was lovely and plenty of it

  29. AM

    AlexanderM

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 23 February 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience4

    Limited menu could be doing with a bigger selection Overall what we had was well cooked and piping hot

  30. A

    Anon

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 February 2022

    overall3food1service4ambience4

    Order was total different from what was on menu, not good.

  31. JC

    JaneC

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 February 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience5

    Food was lovely, service for food was quite slow. We waited 40 minutes for our food. Will defo go back though.

  32. S

    Stevie

    Glasgow

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 February 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3

    Quality of evening meals was good but not consistent. Breakfast was better when less people were in the restaurant. Tea and coffee containers quickly ran out when busy and queues began to form. A large selection of traditional breakfast items provided.

  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Ayrshire

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 February 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4

    Lovely meal , service was very good and friendly, would recommend and will certainly be back

  34. ML

    MarieL

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 13 February 2022

    overall4food2service4ambience4

    We only ate breakfast at hotel. We were a little disappointed with the selection compared to a budget hotel we have previously stayed in. The hot breakfast was cold. The plates were cold too so I don't think the food warmer was working.

  35. 1

    1202

    Ayrshire

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 February 2022

    overall2food1service4ambience4

    Macaroni was really nice- chicken burger was very very dry and chips weren't that warm. Our waiter was very nice and helpful. Very busy restaurant so didn't make things worse by complaining

  36. LL

    LynneL

    Ayrshire

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 February 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience4

    Riverside Lodge has pleasant and attentive staff. Lovely surroundings and could tell food was freshly cooked.

  37. KW

    KWils

    Ayrshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 6 February 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience5

    Perfect afternoon with good food and discreet service

  38. A

    Alex

    Glasgow

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 4 February 2022

    overall2food1service2ambience2

    Food not good value for money. Wedding guests going through restaurant with no masks on to go outside for photos.

  39. AN

    AnneN

    Glasgow

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 2 February 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Lovely macaroni main course, surpassed by wonderful chocolate banoffee cheesecake dessert - will return for more! The staff were friendly and welcoming, and did not rush us at any point.

  40. CB

    CalumB

    Ayrshire

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 27 January 2022

    overall4food4service2ambience4

    Lovely hotel and restaurant, delicious food, I'd happily go back again.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitising

    • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • 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
    • Diner temperature check required
    • Staff temperature check required
    • Contact tracing information collected

FAQs

Riverside Lodge Hotel is rated 3.8 stars by 411 OpenTable diners.

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

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Booked 3 times today
Google Map for Riverside Lodge Hotel

46 Annick Road Irvine, North Ayrshire KA11 4LD

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Area

    Irvine

  • Hours of Operation

    Daily 12:00–21:30

  • Cuisines

    International, Scottish

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress Code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking Details

    Hotel Parking

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Beer Garden, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, High Tea, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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