Stage Door Cafe

4.7
274 reviews
£25 and under
Modern European

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Pre/post Theatre
Stage Door Cafe is located in the centre of Ayr adjoining Ayr Gaiety Theatre. Our central location makes us very easy to find with exceptionally good parking right beside our premises. The restaurant opened its doors early 2013 and quickly established itself as one of Ayr's favourite restaurants with customers coming back again and again. The relaxed and informal environment makes it an ideal location to meet up with friends for a meal or a pre-theatre treat.
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JamesC
Ayrshire
2 reviews
Dined on 13 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent meal in nice surroundings. Staff very attentive. Recommend without hesitation.

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Beltiehills
London
1 review
Dined on 3 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A really pleasant meal ,well presented attentive and knowledgeable staff.Will be back to this place hopefully many times.Keep it up well done to all.

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TracyB
Ayrshire
1 review
Dined on 20 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First visit to stage door. Wow, it was just perfect! Food was amazing, service was fab. Definitely b back. Thank you :)

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ShonaH
1 review
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely fantastic. Best meal out in Ayr in a long time. Food was delicious. Have already booked to return

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OpenTable Diner
Ayrshire
1 review
Dined on 8 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Was a wee date night to see Oor Wullie the musical. Decided to try the stage door cafe, and weren’t disappointed. Food was amazing, as was the service, will be back for sure!!

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AudreyB
Ayrshire
3 reviews
Dined on 2 February 2020
Overall3food2service2ambience2

Lunch with my family...I chose the venue and the menu had changed since my last visit.
Service was a bit slow even though it wasn't very busy. Haddock coupons turned out to be two pieces of battered fish ! Steak pie was extremely dry and my brother left most of it but no-one asked why. Dad had lamb cutlets but felt this was over priced as he only got the two. And he ordered the rice pudding which took awhile to arrive and when it did the rice wasn't cooked!!
We left no tip and had to rush off as the meal had taken so long. We won't be back and I wouldn't recommend here.

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EileenW
Ayrshire
1 review
Dined on 31 January 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience5

My partner had lamb chops which were very good he said I had macaroni which wasn’t very cheesy. Our table was near the kitchen and the heat was uncomfortable and overwhelming. Staff very attentive! Would go back to try something else on the menu but sit further away from kitchen. Prices could easily be higher to raise money for the theatre!

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MargaretM
Ayrshire
1 review
Dined on 30 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service excellent. Lovely atmosphere. Great place for a pre theatre meal

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Glesgalizzy1
Glasgow
3 reviews
Dined on 30 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Firstly tracey our waitress was a wee star. Nothing a problem and made us so welcome. The food was fabulous. Every dish better than the one before and the plates piping hot . Value for money unbelieavable and the quality outstanding.

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AudreyB
Ayrshire
3 reviews
Dined on 5 January 2020
Overall5food4service3ambience4

Very busy place...we were meeting friends for lunch and there was a big party in. Only let down was the waiter forgot to bring second order of drinks .
Overall I would go back.

LH
LouH82
1 review
Dined on 3 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We’ve spent a lot of time in the stage door over the last couple of months due to my daughter being in panto - service was always great and food outstanding, and the best lattes in town!

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ALLISONH
Ayrshire
1 review
Dined on 28 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Arranged dinner for my two friends who had never visited the restaurant before but they will both certainly be back. Greeted by lovely staff and good service throughout visit.
We had three courses and every course was amazing, real good food at a reasonable price.
Well worth a visit.

JC
JeanC
Ayrshire
1 review
Dined on 26 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely meal, great and fast service. Food was served hot and was outstanding

JM
JoyceM
Ayrshire
7 reviews
Dined on 18 December 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Arrived and was then told it was only the festive menu or sandwiches /wraps. The Norma l 2 courses for a set amount wasn’t available. This was not mentioned on their website. Also my friend arrived a good 10 minutes before me and no one asked her if she would like a drink. I had to call the server over to take a drinks order. Apart from that the service was good thereafter. Food was ok - didn’t have the festive menu.

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RobC
1 review
Dined on 17 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing breakfast and coffee yet again, all staff members friendly and welcoming and always a lovely atmosphere and great prices.

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EileenC
1 review
Dined on 6 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a great meal at the Stage Door! Service was quick and wait staff were great, will def be going back!

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ArleneD
Glasgow
4 reviews
Dined on 6 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Stage Door never disappoints!
Food amazing, staff are attentive and friendly and the menu is great value!

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Virgoview
Ayrshire
1 review
Dined on 2 December 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Always good value for money, generous portions and served promptly. Accommodated Gluten free requirement well.
Maybe tap water on table from the start.

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FionaW
1 review
Dined on 30 November 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Excellent mains. Location is fantastic right next to theatre and it was warm despite being very cold outside. Service was lovely. Really friendly.

JP
JillianP
Ayrshire
3 reviews
Dined on 29 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Fabulous food an environment. Great menu options.

JK
JK48
Ayrshire
1 review
Dined on 23 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious, couldn't fault it and good value for money. Lovely place and staff were excellent. Was quite noisy due to a hen night being there at same time but this didn't put us off, we will definitely be back.

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PatF
Ayrshire
1 review
Dined on 17 November 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Outstanding value lunch 2 courses for £10 food was very good and good portions

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Stacey
1 review
Dined on 10 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always food and service was outstanding ! Definitely the best place in ayr for breakfast! Cant wait to to back

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IreneO
Ayrshire
1 review
Dined on 9 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

we all enjoyed our lunch, service was great food was delicious I will definitely recommend to friends x

JM
JohnM
Ayrshire
1 review
Dined on 11 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We go here often as the food is first class and always hot, I have never gone anywhere and enjoyed hot bacon like here. The staff are always very efficient but friendly also and they are very attentive asking if you are enjoying your food and can they help you with anything else.

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FionaW
Leicestershire
3 reviews
Dined on 5 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Stage Door is brilliant if you need to have gluten free. We've never seen so much choice and to be able to have gf haggis was just amazing. Will definitely be back.

JM
JaneM
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 2 October 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Very quiet, so little ambience, music playing not to my taste either, on the up side our food arrived super quickly and was absolutely DELICIOUS, the batter on the haddock was very crisp and the fish very fresh, so we were happy!

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JohnF
Glasgow
2 reviews
Dined on 21 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent menu - and the food is too!!
Great value for money.

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sheilar
Ayrshire
1 review
Dined on 24 August 2019
Overall3food3service5ambience3

Nothing fancy about it. Food wasn't anything special. Hollybush is much better.
Service was great but probably because we were the only ones in.

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Gill19
Glasgow
2 reviews
Dined on 17 August 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

The service was fantastic. Food was really good and great value for money.

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MaryL
Glasgow
2 reviews
Dined on 4 August 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The waffles are one of the best desserts I've eaten anywhere. Nice to see mocktails on offer. All the food was delicious. Great to see seabass on a fixed price menu without a supplement.

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Erica
Dubai
1 review
Dined on 3 August 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was my first visit to Stage Door. The food was fantastic and good value. I ordered lemon sole with octopus and trout. It was delicious and beatifully presented. I loved the well balanced flavours and array of textures. For my desert, I was bowled over by the presentation of the circus tent like appearance of the Curacao panna cotta. Top marks to the chef!
I enjoyed a gin and tonic before my meal and lovely crisp white wine that complimented my main course beautifully. The service was perfect and all members of staff were delightful. I would definitely recomend Stage Door to friends as I had a really wonderful experience.

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Chunkers
Ayrshire
1 review
Dined on 12 July 2019
Overall3food2service5ambience5

The baguettes was not very fresh crumbled into pieces and tasted slightly stale
The vegetarian dish had too much chilli sauce which deflected from the taste
Service was good

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Lynnmawbroon
Ayrshire
1 review
Dined on 29 June 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Go here Every time we go to a show the staff and your food are always great would deforestation recomened

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BrianandNicky1985
Ayrshire
3 reviews
Dined on 16 June 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What fantastic choices for gluten free and vegetarian. It’s really hard as I had so many choices at Stage Door. The new menu only had one choice that wasn’t gluten free. So hard to eat out when choices are few in other restaurants. We don’t live local but we enjoy the place so much we travel over as much as we can.

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PaulP
1 review
Dined on 15 June 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Best breakfast anywhere. Love how you can choose exactly what you want from a massive selection and with unusual items you dont get many places, like fruit pudding, pancake and fried bread. It was very busy and as the food is cooked fresh, it took a little while to arrive and I had finished my coffee lonv before the food arrived. The new layout of the restaurant wasnt very clever for me with limited mobility and getting a table right in a tight corner with hardly any room to squeeze into the seats but overall a fabulous meal and we will definately return.

TM
TracyM
Ayrshire
1 review
Dined on 8 June 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Food was excellent. Good selection on pre-theatre menu. Tempura starters were wonderful then sticky bab pork belly delicious and to finish it off cheesecake that was zoo light it nearly floated off the plate. Staff were very friendly and my husband and I had a wonderful time. Would definitely recommend the StageDoor .

MM
MaureenM
Ayrshire
4 reviews
Dined on 31 May 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wasn’t sure what to expect as I hadn’t dined there before but I have to say it was absolutely great. Oriental beef salad was lovely. Mum had the lamb which was tasty and tender. Desserts were nice. Would maybe suggest a wee cheesecake or lemon meringue pie/rhubarb tart for people (like my mum) who is not so keen on ice cream based desserts but, having said that, it was still fab. Staff were engaging and friendly.

Would definitely recommend 👍.

MS
MeganS
Ayrshire
1 review
Dined on 25 May 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A gorgeous meal and great service the staff couldn't be more helpful the atmosphere was relaxed and the decor very nice price reasonable for well cooked and presented dishes

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LorraineF
Glasgow
1 review
Dined on 24 May 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Great place to have a meal before the show. Staff are attentive without being over the top, Jonathan in particular was excellent. Nice relaxed environment for food

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Stage Door Cafe is rated 4.7 stars by 274 OpenTable diners.

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