Loudoun Hill Inn www.loudounhillinn.co.uk 01560 320275
Just five minutes drive from Gowanbank House, situated at the foot of extinct volcanic plug, Loudoun Hill, Loudoun Hill Inn is the perfect venue to enjoy dinner. Head chef, Alex Burns, has come from award-winning five-star hotel Gleneagles, and his locally sourced produce, and classic British dishes, is fine dining at its best, allied with an upmarket dining room.
Nicaea Cafe Bistro 85, Main Street, Newmilns 01560 322394
Only a ten minute walk down into Newmilns lies a delightful little cafe bistro, which serves Italian coffee, a hearty bowl of soup, speciality paninis and authentic French pattisseries. If dinner takes your fancy, book in with Nicaea as this lunchtime bistro transforms into a bustling restaurant, serving seasonal food in this quirky Grecian dining room.
Merchants Restaurant www.merchants-kilmarnock.co.uk 01563 538966
Fifteen minutes drive into Kilmarnock is the town’s most popular restaurant, Merchants, serving a lunchtime and evening menu. From the £5.95 succulent Steak ciabatta with rocket and parmesan to the freshly caught Seabass salad with Ayrshire smoked bacon and toasted crutons, this elegant contemporary restaurant is a real treat.
Ghurka Inn 43, Titchfield Street, Kilmarnock 01563 559444
The Ghurka Inn is a recently opened restaurant in Kilmarnock’s town centre, offering a taste of Nepalese and Indian cuisine. This beautiful restaurant cooks up authentic mouth-watering Nepalese dishes, in bountiful portions, and for incredible value for money. Succulent Chicken tikka, slow cooked lamb kebab, saffron infused rice, masala, pakora and much, much more.