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

The Smoking Goat Bar and Grill

4.7
4.7
241 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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2 people

21:00


Booked 15 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

What 241 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
  • 4.6Value

NoiseModerate

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  1. JR

    JessicaR

    Ayrshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Staff and food were amazing. Lovely decor and great atmosphere.
  2. RM

    RossMcW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Good food and good cocktails. Service was quick never left waiting too long for another drink
  3. FH

    FoodieintheHoodie

    Ayrshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and service polite and helpful. Ambience relaxed and welcoming. Will be back!
  4. TP

    ThePorter

    Glasgow

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    One of the best places in Ayr . Food Amazing . Quiz Night Amazing. Drinks Amazing . Only negative is that the music is a little too loud .
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Edinburgh

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 19 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Friendly and efficient service food was lovely and great value
  6. GR

    GraemeR

    Ayrshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was fantastic couldn’t fault it. Staff very friendly and welcoming and the setting was brilliant, in an old bank vault which made the meal a very cool experience
  7. JG

    JulieG

    Ayrshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food choice, especially for gluten free. Great night
  8. AM

    AnnMarie

    Ayrshire

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 15 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious food ,great service and a good selection of food and cocktails. Will definitely be back again 😊
  9. EC

    EckC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Extremely enjoyable afternoon in traditional pub surroundings with good food nicely presented and served by attentive and very pleasant staff.
  10. c

    colettet

    Ayrshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 2 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing tasting food, great friendly service with a lovely atmosphere. Owner very welcoming and accommodating. Live entertainment is perfect in this venue. Would highly recommend and definitely be back!
  11. AB

    AshleyB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 2 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had a lovely time with my kids for my birthday, staff were fantastic, great service and food was delicious. Our night was superb
  12. JC

    JamieC

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 1 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was good and staff/service was great. Would recommend
  13. w

    williamw

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 28 May 2022

    overall1food2service1ambience2
    Very unorganised, most of the staff didn’t know what they were doing and some of them had no personality whatsoever. We ordered 4 Starters & 6 mains & loaded fries? We noticed that one of the waitresses came upstairs with a couple of mains ( which we believe were ours.) Nobody claimed them. Our starters arrived, then the waitress came up & told us she had messed up our order and asked us to take our mains as well, even though we just received our starters, we obliged. I didn’t receive my main course & one of our party only received the fries & not their pizza, this had to be reordered. The rest of our party had finished their dinner & we didn’t even have ours. Another thing to point out was, that we had about 4 different members of staff dealing with us, communication and confusion amongst the staff was plain to see. Myself personally wouldn’t recommend “The Smoking Goat Bar and Grill. The food was mediocre and bland.
  14. RS

    RaviS

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 28 May 2022

    overall5food3service5ambience5
    Great service as always. Everybody enjoyed food although mac burger a little undercooked... Rest of the food delicious. Definitely come back as always good afternoon /evening in there.
  15. JG

    JamieG

    Hawaii

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 27 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great ambience, great food and fantastic service. Friendly well trained staff make all the difference.
  16. EW

    ElaineW

    Ayrshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 27 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    First visit here and thoroughly impressed. Staff were fab and so pleasant and accommodating. Would certainly recommend and will deffo be coming back.
  17. TG

    TraceyG

    Ayrshire

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 25 May 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Allowed us to order side of fries when fries come with meal. Odd. Nice place. Good nice. Waffles. Pulled chicken. Bit different. Nice staff.
  18. J

    Janeg

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 21 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Thank you for a wonderful night and fab food, staff amazing stars!
  19. F

    Flynny

    London

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 21 May 2022

    overall2food4service2ambience4
    We had booked a table inside then a table outside following it. On both tables wee were told 40 minutes beforehand when we would be expected to leave. Didn’t make us feel relaxed and wanted. We then were asked to leave the outside table even though there were plenty vacant tables, with no reservation signs. Shame. We spent a lot of money and just wanted to relax but felt like we were constantly chased and rushed off our table.
  20. AL

    ALLYNG

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 May 2022

    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!
  21. AP

    APMc

    Glasgow

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 13 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent welcome from staff, menu was extensive, food and service superb. We’ll definitely be back soon.
  22. 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!
  23. 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.
  24. 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!
  25. 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
  26. 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.
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 30 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely lunch date. Good food, great atmosphere!
  28. 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
  29. 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.
  30. 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.
  31. 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.
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Edinburgh

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 24 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic day food was excellent as always and staff are so friendly and efficient. Will be back soon.
  33. 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!
  34. 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
  35. 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.
  36. 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
  37. GM

    GayleM

    Ayrshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic food, cocktails and service. Will definitely be back
  38. ED

    EuniceD

    Ayrshire

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 16 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fabulous food great service friendly staff
  39. 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
  40. 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!!!

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 241 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a booking

2 people

21:00


Booked 15 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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