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The Balgarth Pines

££ - £££, British,
8 Dunure Road | Doonfoot, Ayr KA7 4HR, Scotland
+44 1292 442441
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  • Excellent52%
  • Very good26%
  • Average11%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible5%
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“steak” (65 reviews)
“prawns” (19 reviews)
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Bar, British, Scottish, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
££ - £££
8 Dunure Road | Doonfoot, Ayr KA7 4HR, Scotland
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Was staying in the area for a long weekend and had purchased some Itison vouchers for this restaurant. Great food and friendly staff, would return again if in the area

Thank Helen B
Reviewed 1 week ago

The Balgarth Pines is a lovely venue, nicely laid out & the majority of staff are really friendly. The food is very run of the mill though, last time I was there was for a birthday dinner. I had a half pound burger with cheese...More

Thank Debbie S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Hotel is nice, clean, friendly and comfortable. The staff very attentive without being intrusive. Food6 was excellent and well recommended to try when you are in the area.

Thank Tom R
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Attend regularly. Excellent food, do some great deals including steak nights on Tuesday and Thursday. We visit on a monthly basis, one of favourite restaurants in Ayr. Nice surroundings and friendly staff.

Thank Onecalemero
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Fantastic food, great portion sizes, nice environment and good service - what more could you ask for? Will definitely return!

Thank AliJ20
Balgarth P, General Manager at The Balgarth Pines, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for your review and we hope to see you again soon!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

After our New Year plans changed, we called last minute not really expecting to get a table. However, they were very accommodating and managed to fit us in. The set menus were absolutely lovely, and my vegan one was of a much higher standard than...More

Thank Shelley P
Balgarth P, General Manager at The Balgarth Pines, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

You are very welcome and it was our pleasure to have you join us to see in 2018! We do our best to accommodate all dietary requests and our chef's enjoy making new dishes to suit! We look forward to seeing you again soon!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I booked the balgarth pines for my hogmanay dinner, on arrival we were taken through to our table where at I found a set menu on the table which I was not aware of upon booking , the menu didn't suit all in our party...More

5  Thank Jack M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We have visited on numerous occasions and have never been dissapointed,from the welcome at the door to the selection on the menu, steaks are excellent taste even better on steak night !! Staff are very pleasant which makes this place a must to visit well...More

Thank mckenziebrian32
Balgarth P, General Manager at The Balgarth Pines, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you and Happy New Year from all the staff at The Balgarth!

Reviewed 4 December 2017

After an average experience on our last visit which was in July 2016- my mum dad, wife and I decided to give this place another chance after hearing some good things. The experience was very similar to the last visit- good food but very slow...More

2  Thank scottc1985
Balgarth P, General Manager at The Balgarth Pines, responded to this reviewResponded 7 December 2017

Thank you for taking the time to write your review. We take all feedback seriously and use this as a tool to improve our customer service. We are disappointed to hear that you did not enjoy your visit and will use your comments to train...More

Reviewed 3 December 2017

I eat here with my family regularly and we all enjoy the menu and service. A really good selection of dishes with offers to suit diners throughout the week. The kids love the outdoor area and the crayons and colour in sheets help keep them...More

Thank kar84
Balgarth P, General Manager at The Balgarth Pines, responded to this reviewResponded 7 December 2017

Its great to get such positive feedback from a regular customer who consistently enjoys their visits! We hope to see you again soon!

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Questions & Answers
Mandy D
28 September 2017|
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Response from Garry A | Reviewed this property |
Hi Mandy, yes plenty of room in the bar area for drinks after your meal. No entertainment though,
23 July 2017|
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Response from glo35 | Reviewed this property |
Yes they have a lovely beer garden and wooden climbing frames in a wooded area , it's great
22 March 2016|
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Response from Jacquie B | Reviewed this property |
Have never seen dogs but wouldn't think so with serving food.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Kids, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
09:00 - 00:00
09:00 - 00:00
09:00 - 00:00
09:00 - 00:00
09:00 - 00:00
09:00 - 00:00
09:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 8 Dunure Road | Doonfoot, Ayr KA7 4HR, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Ayrshire  >  South Ayrshire  >  Ayr
  • Phone Number: +44 1292 442441
  • E-mail
The Balgarth Pines is a contemporary, ambient Bar & Restaurant in the bustling suburbs of Ayr providing high quality food & drink in a relaxed, modern and comfortable venue. The familiar buzz of the Bar, has the bartenders offering a superb range of beers, fresh cocktails, selected wines and a warming whisky list. Open 7 days, 9am 'til late.
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