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The Smoking Goat Bar and Grill, Ayr, South Ayrshire Council

The Smoking Goat Bar and Grill

4.7
4.7
222 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 9 times today

Additional information

  • 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

Menu

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What 222 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. AL

    ALLYNG

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Lovely beer garden, particularly on a sunny day! Food and drinks were nice and good value, staff friendly and attentive - what more can you ask for! Had a nice atmosphere, good mix of younger and older clientele. Would definitely go back!

  2. AP

    APMc

    Glasgow

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excellent welcome from staff, menu was extensive, food and service superb. We’ll definitely be back soon.

  3. AS

    AngS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    First time here. Brilliant food, great friendly staff, cracking atmosphere and the quiz was really good. Will definitely be back!

  4. b

    briannew

    Ayrshire

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 8 May 2022

    overall3food2service4ambience5

    Food could be so much better with a few tweaks and a little more attention to detail. Hot food should be served hot not half and half. The prices are on par with other places and portions are good.

  5. DM

    DawnM

    Ayrshire

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 7 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Incredible little bar restaurant with a buzzing atmosphere. Wide range of drink choices and delicious food at great prices. Literally a gem in Ayr!

  6. LA

    LewisA

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 7 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    A very atmospheric bar/restaurant, the food was delicious, and the drinks were nice too, and reasonably priced

  7. EF

    EileenF

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excellent food. Very pleasant and helpful staff, couldn't do enough to help. Very welcoming.

  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 30 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Lovely lunch date. Good food, great atmosphere!

  9. J

    Jamiec

    Ayrshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 29 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    First time in the pub and thought it was a lovely vibrant energy in there and food was delicious. Staff were very helpful well done davey you seem to be doing well

  10. JK

    JulieK

    Ayrshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 29 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    I had a gluten free pizza. It was the best I've had yet. I will definitely be back.

  11. j

    johnl

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 29 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    excellent service all road. dont underestimate how much food you get, we went for burger and nachos at lunchtime, could not finish it!!! but it was good.

  12. GM

    GeorgeM

    Glasgow

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 28 April 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Our first night there which coincided with Rangers football on the big screen so noise levels may not be typical or representative. Very attentive serving staff. Food very good and good value for money.

  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Fantastic day food was excellent as always and staff are so friendly and efficient. Will be back soon.

  14. LC

    LouiseC

    Glasgow

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 23 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    This is a must go place for the best food and atmosphere! The staff are super attentive. The food is absolutely amazing and just the right portion size. I love the branding of the smoking goat symbol on the burger bun and the quirky wooden box your food comes in. Brilliant. And for the sport fans the two massive big screen so you don’t miss a thing. Will definitely be back!

  15. PL

    ParkerL

    Glasgow

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 23 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Loved they style of the place, the food was brilliant and very reasonably priced! Will be coming back

  16. WO

    WilmaO

    Ayrshire

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 23 April 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Good food and drinks, friendly staff and chilled ambiance on the terrace. Only negative for me are the steep stairs, but this would not stop me from returning.

  17. ES

    EricS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Delicious food and very friendly staff, they were very accommodating for us and our small dog. Very busy and noisy inside (we went on a Saturday evening) but the outside area was relaxed

  18. GM

    GayleM

    Ayrshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Fantastic food, cocktails and service. Will definitely be back

  19. ED

    EuniceD

    Ayrshire

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 16 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Fabulous food great service friendly staff

  20. B

    Birdseyeview

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 15 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3

    Great food but would ask to sit away from bar area as too noisy

  21. DB

    DebBev

    Gloucestershire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Super cool bar. Amazing food. Top cocktails and live music!!!

  22. LB

    LynnB

    Ayrshire

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 15 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Food as always amazing. Staff and service again as always amazing! Best place to be in town these days! Well done team 🐐👌 x

  23. JB

    JoanneB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We came here for lunch and dinner when holidaying in Ayr and loved it both times! Food was incredible, great value for money and extremely helpful and pleasant staff.

  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 9 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Fantastic food……..lovely atmosphere. Will definitely return 😄

  25. JH

    JohnH

    Ayrshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    No complaints from any of us, definitely be back. Lovely .

  26. NM

    NicoleM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 8 April 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5

    Food was outstanding, place had a lovely vibe and made my boyfriend a happy man for playing the masters on the tv!

  27. HT

    HilaryT

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 6 April 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    All staff were very friendly and attentive.Nothing was a problem , food was fresh and well presented very tasty. Thoroughly enjoyable experience and will most definitely be returning back . The male staff had good banter and interacted appropriately will all of group , great evening.

  28. SW

    SarahW

    London

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 5 April 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4

    Lovely atmosphere, nice food and very friendly staff.

  29. GS

    GrahamS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excellent food, great staff and great atmosphere for a Sunday evening. Really enjoyed our visit

  30. K

    Kerry

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Food was amazing. Service provided was great. We will definitely be back.

  31. AG

    AmyG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 2 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Amazing food and drink. Plenty of choice. Food and drink to suit everyone. Would definitely be back and recommend to family and friends.

  32. SR

    ShaunaR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 2 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Amazing food 😋 chicken and waffles best ive had this side of the atlantic!

  33. LB

    LynnB

    Ayrshire

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 26 March 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Absolutely awesome food again at The Goat! Lovely afternoon and we had a table booked inside, the staff offered us to sit outdoors of which we took advantage of. The food was brilliant, service amazing we were in there until 8pm and the staff were very attentive and friendly always checking if we required anything and were happy with the food etc, nothing is too much bother for them! Fully recommend anyone visit here! You will not be disappointed! 😁🐐💖

  34. JR

    JamesR

    Glasgow

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 26 March 2022

    overall4food4service2ambience3

    Service really slow food was good but basement building cold need to turn up heating.

  35. S

    Shelby

    Ayrshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 25 March 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Absolutely brilliant, will definitely be back soon!.

  36. DM

    DavidM

    Ayrshire

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 18 March 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excellent pub with great food. Went on a Friday night when there was live music which was excellent. Can't recommend The Smoking Goat highly enough.

  37. a

    alexm

    Ayrshire

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 18 March 2022

    overall2food5service5ambience1

    Food and service excellent.one customer shouting and swearing during visit could have been addressed by management as spoiled the evening.

  38. SL

    SoLo

    Ayrshire

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 March 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4

    Food is delicious and excellent value. Service is great and all the staff are friendly and efficient.

  39. NG

    NicoleG

    Ayrshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 March 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The food and drinks were lovely, quick service for quiet Tuesdays afternoon, staff were very attentive and friendly!

  40. KW

    KarenW

    Ayrshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 March 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Fantastic little place. Friendly staff and great food

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

FAQs

The Smoking Goat Bar and Grill is rated 4.7 stars by 222 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a booking

2 people

May 2022
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Booked 9 times today
Google Map for The Smoking Goat Bar and Grill

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

Additional information

  • 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

  • Parking Details

    None

  • 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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