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The Smoking Goat Bar and Grill

4.7
4.7
142 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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Booked 7 times today
  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    British, American, Burgers

  • Hours of Operation

    Mon–Thu, Sun 11:45–00:30
    Fri, Sat 11:45–01:00

  • Phone number

    01292 857137

  • Payment Options

    MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

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

Menu

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What 142 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
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.8Ambience
  • 4.7Value

NoiseModerate

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Ayrshire

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience5

    Most of the cocktails were amazing, apart from the french martini as they were quite bitter. But apart from that, the service was brilliant and the atmosphere was great.

  2. AM

    AnneM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Very good service and food. Cocktails were amazing too

  3. DD

    DavidD

    Ayrshire

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall3food3service3ambience5

    Lovely place, but had a pizza which was disappointing, meat just thrown on after base cooked. Told we had to vacate table after 2 hrs, was not informed of this when booking.

  4. J

    James

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 20 November 2021

    overall4food5service3ambience4

    From our booking time to when we were asked what we would like to eat it was just shy of 45 minutes, other than the wait very good.

  5. KF

    KirstyF

    Seattle

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 20 November 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Cracking wee place. Great choice of drinks. Being able to book a table just for drinks was perfect for us. Staff were super nice. lovely atmopshere.

  6. LF

    LeighF

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 November 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    First visit here and we loved it. Friendly staff, great service and delicious food and cocktails. We will definitely be back!

  7. J

    James

    Ayrshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 November 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    A stunning cozy venue with bags of character. Will definitely be back.

  8. K

    Kimberly

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 November 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Food was great. Portions were massive, and the cocktails were lovely as well. Staff were polite and helpful.

  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Edinburgh

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 9 November 2021

    overall5food5service3ambience5

    One of the favourite places to go in ayr but I feel last night when attending for food and drinks the staff were a bit rude unlike their usual self

  10. MA

    MAXIMUS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 November 2021

    overall5food5service4ambience5

    Quiz night. Complimentary chips 🍟 halfway through - great night, top quiz, FAB pub 👌👊

  11. ES

    EricS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 7 November 2021

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    Our favourite place in Ayr. Wonderful ambience and not busy or noisy. They serve real "comfort food" that's tasty and not overpriced. Also good and friendly service, with food coming quickly. What's not to like?

  12. AH

    AndreaH

    Liverpool

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 6 November 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Lovely atmosphere with lots of chatter and music. Service was very good and staff were friendly. My husband asked for an ‘old fashioned’ and although not in the menu it was made without any issue. Good selection on offer, we tried a number of small dishes to share which were all ver tasty. Waffles with chicken and chorizo was our favourite but everything was lovely will definitely be back.

  13. J

    Jillster

    Ayrshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 6 November 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Food was amazing and service was great lovely atmosphere .

  14. A

    Ains

    Ayrshire

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 5 November 2021

    overall3food2service5ambience5

    The staff and ambience was great however the food was for all 4 of us a bit tasteless. The chips were very skinny a bit soggy and luke warm. The roll for the burgers tasted stale and to be honest the sauces on the burgers were just splattered on so the presentation was not great. The staff were very friendly and nice. They did ask if meal was ok but we all said yes but after we all agreed it was not great. Probably wont be back for food. Shame because the place is nice inside

  15. ND

    NateD

    Charlotte

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 November 2021

    overall4food3service5ambience5

    Was in town on a Wednesday and looking for an interesting place to hang out and grab a drink with friends. Was told this place had trivia night - turns out that’s on Tuesdays - despite that let down the Smoking Goat is a great night out. We are planning to go back again for Comedy night Thursday. Reasonable prices and amazing atmosphere. I can’t speak for the rest of the menu, but the Biscoff sundae was delicious.

  16. CM

    CarolM

    Ayrshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 30 October 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Fantastic atmosphere, friendly and helpful staff with great food

  17. MK

    MctaggartK

    Ayrshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 29 October 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Myself and a friend attended for food and to see the band new familiar play. The staff were very accommodating (as I am pregnant they ensured I had seating after dinner with a clear view of the band). The food was delicious and the band were amazing. I can’t say I can fault anything about our time and will definitely be back!!

  18. JS

    JoanS

    Ayrshire

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 27 October 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Perfect evening, just love this wee place, daughter home from Barcelona so thought I would show her that Ayr can be hip aswell ! Didn’t disappoint, food was Scrummy, and the large glasses of wine hit the spot ! My wife and I will def. be back !

  19. LM

    LindaM

    Ayrshire

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on 26 October 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Popped in for Tuesday lunch. Loads of choice and 2 for 1 burgers which were amazing. So tasty and big portion. Followed by a lovely coffee. Excellent service and lovely ambience

  20. M

    kerryM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 23 October 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    All the food was lovely, and service was quick. We had a pizza, fires and the pulled chicken nachos. Cocktails were also first class

  21. S

    Shabsey

    Ayrshire

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 23 October 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    I was fortunate enough to book the last available table on Saturday 23rd October. Could not be happier with the service received. Thanks for great table. Recommend 5*

  22. g

    garyg

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 October 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great food and service with a lovely atmosphere. We will definitely be back!

  23. FS

    FionaS

    Ayrshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 13 October 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Food was excellent very tasty and great value cant wait to go back

  24. TM

    TeresaM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 6 October 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The food was lovely and the Solero cocktails. We will definetly be back and will recommend to friends.

  25. DS

    DavidS

    Ayrshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 6 October 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great food and great service. Couldn’t have been happier with the food. Will definitely be back

  26. A

    Ally

    Ayrshire

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 5 October 2021

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Staff very friendly, nice atmosphere nice and cosy

  27. DD

    DebiD

    Glasgow

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 2 October 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great food, lovely atmosphere and attentive staff. Ayr’s hidden gem!

  28. KV

    KimberleyV

    Ayrshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 30 September 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Delicious fresh food served in a relaxed atmosphere by friendly staff. Highly recommend! Will be back

  29. LA

    LexA

    Glasgow

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 29 September 2021

    overall3food2service3ambience4

    Unfortunately the food on the menu did not suit our party’s taste. In hindsight we should have studied this prior to our visit but simply went on friend’s recommendation. In fairness the menu may suit others. The service was patchy especially after the main course so we opted to leave having left a reasonable tip!

  30. L

    Lou13

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 September 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Fantastic evening! The service, venue, food and entertainment was great. The staff made our birthday gathering even better. Would definitely go again!

  31. DM

    DanielleM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 September 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Amazing value for money! Services was great. Vegetarian options were beyond! Would definitely recommend and will definitely be back

  32. JB

    JenniferB

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 23 September 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Lovely food and drink, love the vibe and the staff were great👍

  33. LG

    LindaG

    Glasgow

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 21 September 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Delicious if messy food , lovely service , nice relaxed atmosphere

  34. TS

    TeenaS

    Glasgow

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 19 September 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We had friends visiting and they seen our posts and wanted to visit and we knew they would like it and they did they loved it as much as us, the Solero cocktail was amazing! Great food and friendly staff and a cheeky churro to finish the meal off. Would 100% recommend

  35. M

    Mtb20

    Ayrshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 September 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Great place for drinks or for food would highly recommend 👍

  36. GH

    GusH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 September 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excellent, tasty food. Jarl ale was perfect. Very good value. Service was friendly, efficient and enthusiastic Cellar location fascinating. Will be back, hopefully many times.

  37. H

    Hels

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 4 September 2021

    overall3food3service3ambience3

    First time at The Smoking Goat. Arrived and sat at the bar as our table wasn't ready but we were 10 mins early so that was fine.Ordered our drink with the barman and were then shown to our table. We were giving menus and 20 mins passed and still no drinks or order taken. We asked the young girl who quickly sorted this. The menu and drinks menu was very good. The food arrived and was excellent. Service was very slow but it was very busy. During our main course my friend and I asked for a glass of water each to which we were told the iPads were off and we’d need to order at the bar. Half way through eating, with a long bar queue would have just made our food cold by the time we got water so we didn’t approach the bar. As soon as our main courses were cleared the bill arrived (hadn’t asked for this) and no less than two mins later a young waitress over asking if we were paying by card or cash… I guess that was us told we were to go! That was the fastest service we received that night - when we were asked to pay. Being in hospitality I would say that although the staff were really nice it was too busy for the amount of staff that they had on. Hopefully go back again and maybe on a less quieter night. Overall average.

  38. P

    Purplemoon19

    Ayrshire

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 4 September 2021

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Great food and drink, bit loud but moved table and was a bit better, really nice place to eat though, and cocktails nice and strong!

  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Northampton

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 4 September 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excellent service, great ambiance and really good food

  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 4 September 2021

    overall4food2service3ambience4

    The pizza had far too much tomato sauce on the base and overpowered the taste of everything else. Ended up leaving half of it.

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The Smoking Goat Bar and Grill is rated 4.7 stars by 142 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.

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Booked 7 times today
Google Map for The Smoking Goat Bar and Grill

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

  • Area

    Ayr

  • Hours of Operation

    Mon–Thu, Sun 11:45–00:30
    Fri, Sat 11:45–01:00

  • Cuisines

    British, American, Burgers

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

  • Payment Options

    MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Beer Garden, Cafe, Cocktails, Entertainment, Full Bar, Late Night, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Wine

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