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The Flask

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British, Scottish, Bar
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Windmill Street, Saltcoats, Scotland
+44 1294 537120
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016 via mobile

I would like to think maybe the chef has had an off day on the day we visited, but seeing as when we were there on a previous occasion and the food was dire then too... My macaroni cheese was welded to the bottom, but the rest that was edible was quite nice. If they still serve braised steak, please... More 

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4 Thank TracyO1978
Saltcoats, United Kingdom
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41 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016

We just had our sons 13th party here and the staff were excellent cannot fault it we had over 100 teenagers and they were looked after really well

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Thank Scott S
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16 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 September 2016

When we went in there was 1 other table occupied - not a great start The starter - the dressing was tomato sauce watered down with vinegar The main - unfortunately the sauce so bad that I didn't eat it The dessert - frozen cheesecake from Iceland/farmfoods Very friendly and helpful staff but I won't be back

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5 Thank Naomi M
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39 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 July 2016

The staff are brilliant - very helpful and just lovely. The food - it was trying very hard to be posh nosh but sadly failed. I have no idea what the salad dressing was - vinegar infused tomato sauce maybe. Anyway i have no idea!! We survived and had a good laugh in the process. Will i eat there again?... More 

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2 Thank john b
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 July 2015

Granted not always busy but new ventures rarely are to start with. Been a few times since it re-opened and meals have always been lovely. Head chef ,I understand was the original head chef, now back. The place has had a make over and outside looks a lot more appealing than it had done. Was glad to see my favourite... More 

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2 Thank lilo29
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29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 July 2015 via mobile

We were the only people in the place and even at that the staff were more interested who got more wasted at the weekend rather than actually serve us. Food took ages. Awkwardly eating on our own. Couldn't wait to get out

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11 Thank Jason T
Stevenston, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 June 2015

Went on the off chance, was nobody else there apart from us and the staff. Didn't the long for the food to come just as well, food was rubbish the pastry on the steak pie was hard the mac and cheese was like rubber. We won't be going bk again.

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5 Thank Alice H
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 April 2015

food is decent and waiting staff are good but a little less memorable than the food. the resteraunt is gorgeous. the club style change on weekends is great. DJ has been a little creepy in the past but who knows if this is hearsay. alcohol prices are good.

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3 Thank toni c
Ardrossan
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 April 2015

Been here a few times for meals. This was the first visit in a while, food was lovely but staff could of been nicer. Not one of them had a smile on their faces. They wer all hanging around a table talking to friends that were in eating and the chef was in and out the kitchen constantly, being loud... More 

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3 Thank Nicolew2412
Ayr, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 March 2015

Me and a few friends recently visited here after hearing it was under new management, wee had a lovely meal, staff very friendly, would definitely recommend it.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
British, Scottish, Bar
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Reservations, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Windmill Street, Saltcoats, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Ayrshire  >  North Ayrshire  >  Saltcoats
  • Phone Number: +44 1294 537120
Description
Close to beach & town of Saltcoats

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