North Ayrshire restaurants

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


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 …
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


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…