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Rowan Tree Restaurant and Garden Centre

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A78, North Shore Road, Ardrossan KA22 8PG, Scotland
+44 1294 603771
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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126 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stopped by, as we passed for some soup and sandwich. It hit the mark. Good spot on the main road to stop. I recall from years ago this used to be a road chef or little chef stop off. Thankfully it is not that now. Privately owned now with good decent food. Wee also spotted from the large windows a... More 

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Kilwinning, United Kingdom
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38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017

A brilliant place for breakfast with tremendous views. Breakfast served until 3pm. Menu for lunch and high teas look very good and there is always a vast selection of fresh cakes. Service and value for money is excellent.

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2 Thank Ian M
Scotland, United Kingdom
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49 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2017 via mobile

What a lovely place to eat. Staff are brilliant !! Lovely food and big cakes. Will certainly be back .. relaxed atmosphere ... lovely view of the sea

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2 Thank Lynn B
Irvine, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 January 2017

Welcome atmosphere with friendly helpful staff. Good selection of food that can be enjoyed whilst viewing the island of ARRAN especially when snow covered.

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1 Thank Clarkie51
scotland
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 January 2017

Have been in quite a few times and the food is good and fairly priced with great views if you manage to get a window seat.Only downside is its best if possible to get them to bring all your order at once .The rest of your order if say you were asking for coffees later or had soup first followed... More 

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1 Thank corand
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2017

Visited at lunchtime, ordered a cheese toasty which was almost impossible to cut and cold. Very disappointing.

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1 Thank Joyce M
Scotland
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481 reviews
321 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 186 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 December 2016

Living in West Kilbride I remember when this used to be a Little Chef roadside cafe many moons ago, but since it morphed into the Rowan Tree I have never visited it, even though I pass it almost every day (and it always looks full). They have a nice Christmas display on in the garden centre, so me and my... More 

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Irvine, United Kingdom
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146 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2016 via mobile

Looking out to the west coast this is a great wee place for a coffee or snack, we had the breakfast and it's well recommended. The staff were really great , very friendly and helpful. One thing does let it down a bit, that's the décor , it still looks like a little chef restaurant and needs a revamp that... More 

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Kilmarnock, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 November 2016

popped in after being recommended and opted for the high tea. Great choice and four adults for less than £40 (soft drinks) - worth every penny. We were lucky enough to get a window seat with beautiful views over to Arran. The waitress also pointed out the seals playing in the water. Great food, great service, excellent prices and a... More 

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2 Thank Peter H
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7 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 November 2016 via mobile

Called into the Rowen Tree last night with my wife Moira, Neice Rhona and her partner Martin. We had a lovely meal as usual, but better than that it turned out to be the start of the Christmas celebration. Well done to all the staff and choir, thank you everyone. MERRY CHRISTMAS See you on our next visit.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
British, Scottish, European, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Reservations
Good for
Cheap Eats, View, Groups, Kids, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: A78, North Shore Road, Ardrossan KA22 8PG, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Ayrshire  >  North Ayrshire  >  Ardrossan
  • Phone Number: +44 1294 603771

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?