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Kings Arms, Kilmarnock, East Ayrshire Council

Kings Arms

4.6
4.6
51 Reviews
£26 to £40
British
Welcome to Kings Arms, we look forward to serving you.

The Kings Arms is a cosy local with great food, entertainment and friendly staff.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 2 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    £26 to £40
  • Cuisines
    British, Scottish, Gastro Pub
  • Hours of operation
    Wed–Fri 12:00 pm–2:30 pm Wed–Sat 5:00 pm–7:30 pm Sat 12:30 pm–3:30 pm Sun 12:30 pm–6:00 pm
  • Phone number
    01560 600939
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Executive chef
    Stefan Mcknight
  • Neighborhood
    Kilmarnock
  • Parking details
    None
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Beer Garden, Cocktails, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Late Night, Outdoor Smoking Area, Vegan, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 51 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.6Value

NoiseModerate

51 Reviews
  1. HughL

    Ayrshire

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We always enjoy a visit to Kings Arms in Fenwick and this occasion was no different. We had 2 courses of delicious, tasty food, expertly prepared and very reasonably priced. Everyone is very friendly and welcoming and the atmosphere is what you would expect in a lively, village hostelry. It's a great experience and heartily recommended.

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  2. Lando

    Glasgow

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    Generally the service here is good however our last 2 visits now we have had poor service. Check got lost so waited almost an hour for our desserts to arrive.

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  3. OpenTable Diner

    Ayrshire

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 2
    Excellent food from winter menu, the ox cheek starter was melt in your mouth although service was a bit slow despite the pub being very quiet. Not much in the way of ambience maybe because we went in for late lunch, but more importantly the room temperature was a bit low for our liking.

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  4. PaulineM

    Ayrshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great menu and food in comfortable surroundings. Very welcoming and friendly atmosphere with good service and dog friendly too, which is a bonus. I've now eaten at the King's Arms twice and will definitely be back. I would thoroughly recommend it.

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  5. JaneL

    Dumfries and Galloway

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Lovely country pub Delicious food and great service Will definitely come back

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  6. davidm

    Edinburgh

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely evening with our family I had cullen sink starter and the consistency and qualiry was excellent Wood pigeon was a lovely main my wife had the roast duck that she loved. Lauren our waitress for the night was very professional and charming I fully recommend this bar and restaurant for a great family event or a romantic night out. Well done everyone

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  7. davidm

    Edinburgh

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 19, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Absolutely superb Friday evening Oysters to pre start were magnificent followed by a beautiful ox cheek starter My main was an imperious cod curry . The service,food and ambience were all superb and with a new chef at the helm the Kings arms is a location for food but needs the support of the locals through the difficult months and providing a splined general trade income. We are not locals but being in hospitality myself I know how difficult it has been. Good luck to everyone at the Kings arms and I hope you are well supported. Your food and team deserve it

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  8. OpenTable Diner

    Ayrshire

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 13, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Excellent food. However as it's set in a public bar it was quite noisy.

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  9. AlexanderI

    Ayrshire

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 29, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Very pleasant, food was very nice, the service was excellent.

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  10. LALA

    Glasgow

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 15, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    We've eaten here before, so we're looking forward to meeting for a Christmas lunch but were sadly dissapointed. We ordered a burger and three Christmas lunches, and were still starving afterwards. Dissapointing.

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  11. davidm

    Edinburgh

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 8, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely Friday evening meal and drinks would recommend to anyone

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  12. StevenP

    Ayrshire

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 8, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    A dip in the usual excellent quality of the food on this visit for the fish and chips. A few bones in the fish and the chips were inferior to previous servings.

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  13. davidm

    Edinburgh

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 3, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely meal first time visiting and will defo be back food was lovely and excellent ambience one of the best village pub/restaurants I have been in

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  14. GraceS

    Ayrshire

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 18, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Very disappointing food - not what we expected and poor quality

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  15. Fergusar

    Glasgow

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 1, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Fantastic food steak pie was the best I have ever had and my husband loved the new flavoured macaroni cheese

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  16. OpenTable Diner

    Glasgow

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 11, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The small plates menu is amazing value at 3 for £15.00 Wed-Fri until 6pm. Tried the Korean chicken special along with the burger and fish&chips classics. Delicious food and great service in this cosy village pub. Very happy to recommend!

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  17. Stevenp

    Glasgow

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 30, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Beautiful food in a lovely bustling village pub. Food well presented, tasted amazing and good value for money. Staff were very smiley and attentive. Definitely be back soon

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  18. MyosZig

    Ayrshire

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 29, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely pub to go for some food and it is dog friendly as well!! Every last Friday of the month they have live music which we experienced last night for the first time! It was a great night and all of the staff were lovely ! Can’t wait to come back!

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  19. LJMc

    Glasgow

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 17, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Really tasty food and nice cosy atmosphere. Staff were welcoming and friendly! Wish there was a little more gravy for the roast, but all tasted so nice. Person in the group asked for some specific requirements, staff were obliging and delivered what was asked. Price was extremely reasonable for the quality of the food! Good sized portions also. Will defo visit again 😊

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  20. miafin

    Ayrshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 16, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great place to eat..food excellent and staff lovely

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  21. CharlesM

    Ayrshire

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 2, 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    My wife and i both had for starters Goats Cheese and beetroot on sesame crackers which was good and tasty however our battered fish and chips for our main coarse was swimming in grease under the batter the fish was OK when batter was removed we also waited 50 minutes for our starter (i think there was a problem with kitchen equipment or power but we were not informed of this )

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  22. IainR

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 1, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Once again, amazing food and friendly atmosphere. Never disappoint. Thank you.

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  23. MarkF

    Ayrshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 19, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was tremendous. French Onion soup was an excellent special.

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  24. JacquiG

    Ayrshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 28, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Varied menu . Well cooked and presented. Very tasty Value for money. Good service .

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  25. OpenTable Diner

    Glasgow

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 1, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing food, wonderful staff and great atmosphere. Always 11/10 for us!

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  26. ArleneM

    Glasgow

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 16, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 1
    Food was good, but not as good as expected from reviews. Staff were very good & attentive without being intrusive. Main concern was lack of separation from pub crowd which, as expected on a Friday night, was very busy with very loud clientele. We struggled to have a conversation so not ideal.

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  27. Caffers

    Ayrshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 28, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    Popped in for Sunday dinner here and will definitely be back. Roast Beef was superb, Yorkshire Pudding was huge. Excellent value and excellent tunes were playing.

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  28. DT68

    Ayrshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 27, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Love this place. Friendly staff and lovely food and ambience

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  29. OpenTable Diner

    Ayrshire

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 11, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Best pub lunch in Scotland by a country mile! The steak pie is a recent addition to the menu and I hope it stays. Set pub lunch is great value. Outstanding customer service as always. Delighted to recommend.

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  30. alanh

    Glasgow

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on April 15, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Met by friendly staff and seated quickly though was a quiet period Good level of background music etc Food was quick and fresh All in all well worth a visit

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  31. CarlitoB

    Perthshire

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 7, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Brilliant food as always and the complimentary bread was a nice touch.

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  32. Lando

    Glasgow

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 11, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The staff are excellent, very friendly and welcoming. The food is high quality and full of flavour. Highly recommend this place.

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  33. StephanieS

    Ayrshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 25, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food and service were excellent, great country pub with live music at the weekend

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  34. OpenTable Diner

    Ayrshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 14, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fantastic in every area, food, service, staff

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  35. WarrenB

    Glasgow

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 29, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Fabulous, fantastic Sunday lunch. Always amazed at just how good the food and great value this fine establishment is. Brilliant service

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  36. Beaniebop

    Glasgow

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 22, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We visited the restaurant today and had a wonderful Sunday lunch. All the food was absolutely delicious and piping hot. The staff were friendly and attentive. We enjoyed it so much that we have booked it again! Fantastic place to eat.

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  37. HeatherM

    Ayrshire

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 15, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    First time at the kings arms and will definitely be back. The service was great and the food was amazing. Highly recommend here for a meal. Nice friendly environment.

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  38. lizac

    Ayrshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 31, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Outstanding food and service. Sea bass- 10/10. Visited on Hogmanay- band were great - who knew I would hear Pink Floyd in Fenwick. Atmosphere was perfect- great crowd. Very luck to have this as our local.

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  39. OpenTable Diner

    Perthshire

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 10, 2022

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 2
    No longer good honest pub grub, too refined with small portions. Food tasted amazing just not enough and not value for money. Service was slow and the chef only cooks steak medium unless you specify otherwise… screams of arrogance

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  40. cnic

    Glasgow

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 4, 2022

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 2
    Didn't realise it was a limited Sunday set menu, and it was fine for the meat eaters. BUT the vegetarian main course option option was carrots and kale. Nicely cooked, but no bread, rice, pasta or potato accompaniment. Basically two carrots and some fancy brocoli which cost the same as a roast beef Sunday dinner. My wife mentioned this to the server / chef and the reply was "Oh. Sorry about that". Very poor.

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Kings Arms is rated 4.6 stars by 51 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 2 times today
Google Map for Kings Arms

89 Main Rd, Kilmarnock, East Ayrshire Council KA3 6DX

Additional information

  • Neighborhood
    Kilmarnock
  • Hours of operation
    Wed–Fri 12:00 pm–2:30 pm Wed–Sat 5:00 pm–7:30 pm Sat 12:30 pm–3:30 pm Sun 12:30 pm–6:00 pm
  • Price
    £26 to £40
  • Cuisines
    British, Scottish, Gastro Pub
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking details
    None
  • Executive chef
    Stefan Mcknight
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Beer Garden, Cocktails, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Late Night, Outdoor Smoking Area, Vegan, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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