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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
538 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

23:00


Booked 4 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 12:00–00:30 Fri, Sat 12:00–01:00
  • Phone number
    01292 261136
  • Payment Options
    Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress

What 538 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

Loved For

  • Ayrshire

    Most Booked

538 Reviews
  1. AnneD

    Ayrshire

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely little restaurant. Only complaint was table was slightly small and space tight.

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  2. Rachel

    Ayrshire

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing place to go for food. We went to try out the French themed night and everything was perfect, the food,drinks and service were all spot on. Thank you

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  3. IanFOs

    Warwickshire

    15 reviews

    4.0

    15 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Interesting menu, imaginative dishes and reasonably priced. Attentive helpful, service. Cosy atmosphere, although some tables are rather too close in one bench section where we sat. Very busy on a Saturday night.

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  4. SeniorMo

    Glasgow

    10 reviews

    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on 5 April 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Another lovely meal with family - thoroughly enjoyed by all and service was great. Would definitely recommend.

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  5. SimonB

    London

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 5 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great fish dishes, especially mains - sea bass scallops and mussels in delicious sauce with lovely veg….good service and good vibe.

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  6. OpenTable Diner

    London

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 5 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Another amazing meal at our favourite venue in Ayr.

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  7. Stuartl

    Tampa

    15 reviews

    4.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on 2 April 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Very nice discovery. Have eaten here twice with different diners . We all have praised the place, it’s well run and food excellent. Only make sure you do not get table beside the toilet door!

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  8. SeniorMo

    Glasgow

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on 29 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent venue for great food and service - would highly recommend

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  9. LizB

    Ayrshire

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 24 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Best restaurant in Ayr. Food is fantastic - especially loved the Apple Gyoza dessert Service is always outstanding - very personal but never intrusive. The restaurant has a lovely ambience. We’ve eaten here several times and it’s consistently great - would recommend to anyone.

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  10. DDglasgow

    London

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 23 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This exceeded expectations in every area, attentive staff, we all loved our food, lovely atmosphere.

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  11. GaryR

    London

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 23 March 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Very nice place. Decent menu and good specials. I had a very nice stroganoff although the beef was slightly chewy. Flavours were delicious though. My son had the fish goujons which he said were delicious. Very nice atmosphere and friendly staff. Good value at £50 including drinks.

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  12. OpenTable Diner

    Manchester

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Really lovely place to eat, staff were brilliant. And the food was outstanding! The creme brûlée with the mini croissant is genius!!!

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  13. ClaireM

    Edinburgh

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 17 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Can’t fault this restaurant, delicious food, something for everyone on the menu. Staff are very nice and don’t overly check everything’s ok which I like. Will definitely return.

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  14. JulieW

    Glasgow

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely meal in a great setting with attentive and friendly service from staff

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  15. KatharineP

    Glasgow

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 13 March 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Delicious food and great choice. Bit taken aback that a vegetarian tagliatelle dish was described as containing pancetta though?! Luckily I'm not vegetarian and it was delicious but consider adding pamcetta at end so it can be vegetarian

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  16. OpenTable Diner

    Glasgow

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 8 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A very special evening, food was excellent but the staff and service were First Class Plus Really worth a visit, we will be back 👍👍 ( beautiful poached salmon )

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  17. ChrisA

    Barcelona

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 7 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was delicious with generous portions and very reasonably priced. The staff where very polite, friendly & couldn't have been any more helpful. Will definitely recommend The Bistro to others

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  18. JohnS

    Ayrshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 2 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Attended for family birthday celebration. We all enjoyed the friendly and efficient staff, the pleasant ambience, the extensive menu and wine /drinks list and the excellent food. Highly recommended +++

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  19. JamesH

    Ayrshire

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 28 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great value for money and the background music was spot on. Staff were very attentive

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  20. Elizabeth

    Glasgow

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 28 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely restaurant great choices will be back 👏👏👏

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  21. Andra

    Glasgow

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 27 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Still our favourite restaurant, due to its homely and intimate atmosphere.

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  22. SusanM

    Ayrshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 27 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food and service were excellent. Nothing was too much trouble. It was if the guy serving us knew what was required before we could ask. I had mussels - the best I have tasted in the UK really delicious. Well worth a visit

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  23. DavidB

    Ayrshire

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 26 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    I was here with friends , who are not from Ayr. We had a bottle of tempranillo and the seafood spaghetti. Both the food and wine were excellent.

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  24. ElaineD

    Glasgow

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    One of the best meals I've had in a long time! Servers were all very friendly and efficient. Both my starter and main course were outstanding. Can't wait to go back, would 100% recommend

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  25. HeatherM

    Ayrshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 23 February 2024

    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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  26. BILLD

    Ayrshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 23 February 2024

    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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  27. Karenm

    Ayrshire

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 23 February 2024

    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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  28. OpenTable Diner

    Glasgow

    5 reviews

    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 22 February 2024

    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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  29. 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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  30. 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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  31. 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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  32. MrsP

    Ayrshire

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 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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  33. 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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  34. 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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  35. 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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  36. 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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  37. 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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  38. 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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  39. 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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  40. 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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FAQs

The Bistro is rated 4.8 stars by 538 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

23:00


Booked 4 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 12:00–00:30 Fri, Sat 12:00–01:00
  • 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
    Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Vegan, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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