Restaurants

Top Choice Seafood in Troon

MacCallum's

Right at the end of the harbour road, where yachts have given way to fishing boats, this set-up has two parts, both worthwhile. The Oyster Bar offers excellent fresh seafood in a smart, uncluttered setting. Next doo…
Pub Food in Irvine

Ship Inn

Further along the harbour road from the maritime museum, make sure to drop into this wonderful pub. It's the oldest in Irvine (built in 1597, licensed in 1754), serves tasty bar meals and has bucket loads of charact…
Cafe in Great Cumbrae

Dancing Midge

The Dancing Midge is a hugely cheerful cafe on the waterfront, offering fine views and excellent breakfast options as well as sandwiches, daily soups, tasty cakes and good coffee.
Bistro in Largs

Lounge

Tucked away above the Royal Bank of Scotland on the main road, this stunningly attractive bar and bistro comes as quite a surprise. Eating is done in an elegant tearoom space, with hardwood floor, ceramic fireplace …
Bistro in Ayr

XXII

Buzzy and attractive, XXII serves a wide-ranging fusion menu as well as cocktails, breakfasts and more. Mediterranean and, particularly, Italian influences take pride of place, backed up by things like tempura and s…
Cafe in Irvine

Gro Coffee

Part of a renaissance of this part of Irvine's harbourside, this upbeat cafe and bakery is run according to sustainable principles. It covers a lot of bases, from organic coffee and sticky cakes to authentic Neapoli…
Bistro in Largs

Nardini's

Nothing typifies the old-time feel of Largs more than this giant art-deco gelateria. The ice creams are decadently delicious, with rich flavours that'll have parents licking more than their fair share from their kid…