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Meridian is a bright, spacious and central cafe, bar & bistro that serves contemporary food and stylish cocktails in chic cosmopolitan surroundings.
PRICE RANGE
£5 - £15
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
CUISINES
Pizza, Bar, European, British, Pub
FEATURES
Takeout, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar, Reservations, Seating, Free off-street parking, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

me and my wife went! was brilliant. served by a lovely young kacey. she was helpful because i’m blind in 1 eye, helped me read the menu. i also can’t use the toilet properly but a managed that one myself (lol) food was very tasty....highly recommend XDMore

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Popped in for a quick lunch and pleasantly surprised by this place, staff polite and helpful, the quality of the food was excellent as was the presentation, great value for not a lot of money.

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 26 October 2023

First off, the service was great. However, very overpriced. A small breakfast is £9.95, and they’re not kidding when they say small!! 1 sausage, 1 bacon, 1 potato scone, 1 egg served with toast. We both added beans on. Two small breakfasts, two side orders...of beans, two black coffees and 2 fresh orange juices came to £35.80! I’ve paid less at lunch time. The food was nice enough but not worth the money.More

Date of visit: October 2023
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Reviewed 8 October 2023

Group of 7 out for a birthday dinner, food took ages (which happens) offered more drinks for which we had to obviously pay for. Staff were attentive, other tables were getting food after 20 minutes, whilst we weren’t fed 1 hour 40 in. Fajitas came...eventually £17.95!! Ridiculous pricing. Portion was small, chicken veg was over cooked and swimming in oil. Disappointing. Sisters tempura was meant to be a large portion got 4 pieces and was mooshy. Bill was also over charged by £9.30 after spending nearly £200 unimpressed offered no supplements and didn’t bother with deserts won’t be back.More

Date of visit: October 2023
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Reviewed 26 September 2023 via mobile

I’m most impressed with the service and atmosphere. The music is not intrusive, the waitress most attentive and the meal was superb. I made the mistake of ordering a starter and a main course, both of which would have sufficed on their own!! I think...that if I lived here in Ayr I would spend a lot of time in this restaurant. Kudos to the chef and staff.More

Date of visit: August 2023
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Reviewed 1 September 2023

I have been coming here since 2004. Service has always been superb....table service for drinks years before covid. Very disappointed this evening. Food okay, tasty enough but unfortunately the service was terrible. We asked for a wine list. We were directed to a non existent...wine list and told they had only a choice of house red or white. Chose the red. Waitress returned to say we had to choose from options (eh..yeah, that is why we asked for a wine list). Anyway...food was adequate ...fajitas were quite greasy but edible. Waitress delivers food....said "who is having this...thing" ...didn't know what she was serving. Called an enchilada a crepe. Anyway.....asked for bill and asked if we could add on for a tip....sneered at disdainfully so we decided not to tip. Abysmal service. Clueless staff who cleqrly wanted to finish their shift. Worst service since coming here regularly since 2004.More

Date of visit: August 2023
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Reviewed 17 August 2023 via mobile

We were hot and dry and in need of fluids.We came upon this beautiful decorated wood panelled hostelry offering food and drink.Clare was the lady in charge and immediately took on friendly approach offering fayre.We ordered drinks and snacks.Within minutes,we were furnished with refreshments.Clare showed...a professional and friendly customer approach,and the wife and I were made special.Average prices were offered,and we sat and enjoyed.More

Date of visit: August 2023
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Reviewed 5 August 2023

.. as the Growler across the street, and same high prices: £8 for a pint of Brewdog Punk IPA at only 5%. Nice decor and staff but we won't be rushing back.

Date of visit: August 2023
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Reviewed 3 August 2023

Love meridian and have been going for years, but £27 for a bottle of Pinot Grigot that i could buy for £7 in a supermarket is to much, need to look elsewhere

Date of visit: July 2023
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Reviewed 9 May 2023

came in for drinks and food first off we ordered a cocktail each and they came almost like they were out of date then our food came cold are far to over priced and the staff were very unkind and and ungrateful for tip we...left even though service was terrible would never go again would like refundedMore

Date of visit: May 2023
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Reviewed 13 April 2023

meridian is our go to place for food when in ayr.lovely place to sit for a drink and food.fish n chips was the best ive tasted in a long time as was my partners scampi.staff were attentive but not in your face.went on a wednesday...night and was pretty busy,noticed a lot of places were quiet so says a lot for the meridian.very nice place and will always be first choice for food....More

Date of visit: April 2023
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Reviewed 28 March 2023 via mobile

Came here years ago and had a great pizza so returned again while visiting Ayr. Managed to get a seat in a booth without having booked which for a Saturday night was very lucky although arrived early. Had pizza again which was good although toppings...could be a bit more generous. Note - a glass of wine is expensive at £9.50 a glass, our waiter Ellis offered us the meal deal of bottle of wine and a pizza for £25.00, decent value. Fast efficient waiting staff, Ellis was very friendly and helpful pointing out the deal. Good place for a quick pizza and some wine.More

Date of visit: March 2023
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Reviewed 20 November 2022 via mobile

Really nice inside and the food looked good. But 9.50 for a large glass of wine is absolutely shocking. Would not return.

Date of visit: November 2022
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Reviewed 8 November 2022

It had been a rubbish trip to Ayr, weather and dinner poor, hotel rotten, so a lovely brunch served by cheerful staff and accompanied by very good coffee cheered us up no end, generous portions, remarkably grease free fry up. Thanks x

Date of visit: October 2022
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Reviewed 8 October 2022 via mobile

£30 for a bottle of cheap Prosecco and overpriced average food. On a positive, the staff were lovely and service time good x

Date of visit: October 2022
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The Meridian Bier Cafe is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4