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Riverside Lodge Hotel, Irvine, North Ayrshire

Riverside Lodge Hotel

3.9
3.9
421 Reviews
£25 and under
International
Enjoy our newly fully refurbished bar & restaurant areas, with a light and contemporary decor, luxurious feel and relaxed ambiance. With quality worldwide wines, beers and cocktails to compliment.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 1 time today

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    International, Scottish

  • Hours of operation

    Daily 12:00 pm–9:30 pm

  • Phone number

    01294 279274

  • Payment options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Neighborhood

    Irvine

  • Parking details

    Hotel Parking

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Beer Garden, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, High Tea, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 421 people are saying

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

3.9
3.9 based on recent ratings
  • 3.9Food
  • 3.8Service
  • 3.9Ambience
  • 3.6Value

NoiseModerate

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  • Ayrshire

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  1. LH

    LynneH

    Glasgow

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Comfortable and relaxing. Food lovely but a tad expensive which I do expect from a hotel. Staff are amazing, Rachel in particular is a superstar and we always enjoy seeing her! We'll certainly be back - thank you all 😃
  2. LC

    LeoniC

    Ayrshire

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 7, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Our server Kerrie I believe was so attentive and friendly. The restaurant was clean with a quiet atmosphere I just wish there were more menu options but nothing else to say.
  3. PL

    PollyL

    Ayrshire

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    Surroundings are lovely, very modern and scrupulously clean. The service was amazing. Food was good but some aspects of the main meals were a bit disappointing- ie slightly greasy onion rings and meat in the steak pie tasted too salty but the chips and the puddings were great. Mains are expensive and because we didn’t love ours, not sure it’s somewhere we will return.
  4. KF

    KirstyF

    Seattle

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on July 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely restaurant and bar with an extensive and interesting menu. Staff were great. Always a nice atmosphere.
  5. H

    Happy

    London

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 21, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    A very enjoyable experience, served by attentive and pleasant Staff. Menu Choice wide and varied, food served hot. Please do not change, as we will be back on the 18 August!
  6. AL

    ALANG

    Ayrshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    staff were excellent food was hot and great i could not fault it at all great evening all round.
  7. MD

    MaureenD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely hotel, food excellent and very friendly staff. Hope to return sometime soon.
  8. EB

    ElizabethB

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 9, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Thoroughly enjoyed our meal . Service was good and staff very polite. Thought it was slightly overpriced especially the glass of wine. Lots of tooing and froing through the dining room to outdoor seating area because of lovely weather. Could annoy some people. Surroundings very comfortable and relaxing.
  9. LS

    LoriS

    Ayrshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience2
    Lovely food and service. Beautiful decoration and hotel
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 30, 2022

    overall2food1service2ambience3
    3 people for food on a Thursday night - 2 of the meals average and 1 absolutely awful. Service was ok and I think to be fair like everywhere just now they were a bit short staffed. Don’t like leaving a bad review but Meal was so bad I couldn’t eat it. I’ve been a few times and food has been ok so maybe just a bad night.
  11. B

    Boxo

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall2food3service1ambience3
    Entrance décor to hotel was superb but that was were it ended. Our bedroom was dated and tired. No bedside table or light on one side of the bed. The extractor fan ran continuously until it stopped of its own accord at 10:30pm - unfortunately it restarted at 5:50 am thus waking us up and we could not get back to sleep. It took an hour and 40 minutes for a 2 course meal and took ages for someone to give us the bill. When we came to pay the computer had broken down so we could not charge to our room and had to pay after waiting a further 10 minutes. On the positive side the evening meal food was OK as was breakfast.
  12. LM

    LisaM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and brilliant service cant fault this place will definitely be back
  13. MG

    MargaretG

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 16, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Food delicious. Only let down no maple syrup in hotel for pancake stack ordered by one of our party.
  14. EM

    ElizabethM

    Ayrshire

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall3food2service3ambience3
    Have been to Riverside on many occasions and have also stayed at hotel . We opted for the Sunday roast for our meal but unfortunately the roast beef was was very tough. Very disappointed. Made our complaint known but waitress said she would say to the chef. That was it we paid up and left. .
  15. AN

    ANGELAM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Enjoyed our meal, food and service was excellent. Salmon was perfectly cooked
  16. M

    Mearns

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is a lovely hotel, a little different to the normal. Our table by the window allowed us a view of the river. Food was very very good, at affordable cost. We will be back. Thank you.
  17. RM

    RuthM

    Ayrshire

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was lovely. All the servers where pleasant and helpful. The place looks fab and has a great vibe about it
  18. FG

    FionaG

    Ayrshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely food, staff were brilliant, will definitely visit again
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Ayrshire

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 21, 2022

    overall3food5service5ambience5
    I found the bar prices to be much higher than when i visited last year. I was meeting my 2 friends who have had significant tradgedies of late. We had a lovely meal and then moved through to the bar area. We decided to have a cocktail to finish off our night but the bar had no clean glasses left. The boy was very apologetic and offered to make the cocktail and serve it in q tumbler or wine glass but i declined as wldnt be the same as a proper cocktail in a cocktail glass.
  20. EC

    EmmaC

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 13, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    Lovely staff very helpful and accommodating and food was great
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Ayrshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely excellent stay for holiday weekend. Food fantastic , service brilliant and great value for money
  22. LW

    LyndaW

    Ayrshire

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 30, 2022

    overall3food4service4ambience3
    The reception is lovely but the rooms were clean enough but the rooms are not 4 star the shower is terrible
  23. B

    Bydie

    Ayrshire

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 22, 2022

    overall4food5service2ambience4
    I’ve eaten here lots of times and always had a great experience but the service this time was poor my wife was offered the wrong starter when the correct one came i had to ask for a spoon for my chowder then I ordered a second round of drinks but they never appeared
  24. LL

    LindaL

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was amazing, got exactly what I asked for all piping hot
  25. JR

    JannetteR

    Ayrshire

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 28, 2022

    overall3food2service2ambience3
    I have often eaten at the Riverside Hotel with no issues. My dinner had to be returned as it was cold when replacement came the chicken was very dry. Also not sure if there were issues with staff shortages but the waiting time to get our meals was quite long. My friend & I ordered diet coke but was offered coke zero when I mentioned this was advised no diet coke was available. Would have to say this was the first time we were disappointed.
  26. MM

    MichaelM

    Ayrshire

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 27, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Friendly and efficient staff. Portions a little on the small side. The set menu for mothers day was limited. Overall though an enjoyable dining experience.
  27. DD

    DaylinD

    Ayrshire

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 27, 2022

    overall2food4service2ambience3
    Went for Mother's Day. Was disappointed to find out there was a reduced menu despite there being a lack of bookings. Food quality was good but had to request cutlery a few times. An okay but could've been better experience.
  28. DT

    DavidT

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 26, 2022

    overall1food3service1ambience2
    Drinks very slow to arrive on both occasions. Ordered more drinks when starters were cleared. Was just about finished main course when they arrived. 30mins after waitress taking our food order, one of us were told ‘you need to order something else!’ No apology, just some random excuse about the pizza dough not being right 🤷🏻‍♂️ Although the food tasted ok, I did feel it was a bit overpriced for what you got. Having worked in hospitality myself, I felt the standard of service was of a quite low. This was my second visit to the riverside, and sadly my first visit was just as poor.
  29. MM

    MaureenM

    Ayrshire

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 18, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    Menu was not very varied for gluten free and there was no choice of starter at all.
  30. RO

    ROBERTD

    Ayrshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    food was great,staff fantasic,prices great recommend to anyone
  31. CW

    CW465

    Ayrshire

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 8, 2022

    overall3food4service1ambience2
    Food is lovely but this place is constantly let down by its terrible service. So slow with everything, never enough staff on. This has happened many times so it’s not just been an off day. Really puts us off coming which is a shame as the food is nice. Could also do with some background music playing in the restaurant.
  32. JR

    JannetteR

    Ayrshire

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Would always recommend the Riverside Hotel very happy with the meal
  33. G

    Gemma

    Glasgow

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 1, 2022

    overall3food5service1ambience3
    Service was absolutely shambolic! Well over two hours wait just to have two courses. Sat down and ordered drinks, took three attempts for them to give us the right drinks order as it was wrong the first two times. We’d been in the restaurant 40 minutes before they took our food order. Was there over an hour before our starters came out! After our main we asked for the desserts menu, waited half an hour and had to ask another girl again to give us menus. Ordered and waited 20 mins for them to then come and say they’d ran out! Absolutely appalling service. The food was amazing (when it eventually came), but was an awful evening due to the crap service! We’d gave over a voucher when we arrived for £40 towards our meal, at the end we were so fed up waiting and ready to leave that we physically went up and waited at the till in order to pay. Then the girl tried to charge us the full amount claiming she didn’t know we’d handed a voucher over at the beginning (it was the same girl).
  34. LG

    LynneG

    Ayrshire

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 27, 2022

    overall2food4service1ambience2
    The food was lovely but service not up to standard. We waited so long for all courses. It was noted and they did apologise. Chef not happy and could hear him shouting in the kitchen which was not professional…
  35. GC

    GillC

    Ayrshire

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on February 27, 2022

    overall4food3service3ambience5
    Waiting staff are friendly and welcoming, but food took nearly 40minutes to arrive, with other tables who had arrived after us, receiving their food before us. My mum in law’s food was cold, my bacon looked deep fried and French toast had little if any taste. That all said, the decor is lovely, menu is good but I think they need to invest in the quality of the ingredients, review kitchen operations and then maybe the whole experience will live up to the quality of the decor.
  36. PS

    PaulineS

    Ayrshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great being amongst people enjoying life. Food was outstanding as was the service. Nice and airy with tables spaced out. Looking forward to next visit.
  37. g

    garys

    Ayrshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food excellent, staff very helpful and accommodating, excellent ambience. We will be coming to the Riverside more often for food and drinks. This place is great value for money and by far the best place to eat in irvine.
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Perthshire

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was lovely and the service was great. We got chicken tempura was lovely and plenty of it
  39. AM

    AlexanderM

    Ayrshire

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 23, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    Limited menu could be doing with a bigger selection Overall what we had was well cooked and piping hot
  40. A

    Anon

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 18, 2022

    overall3food1service4ambience4
    Order was total different from what was on menu, not good.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Contactless payment available
  • Physical distancing

    • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
    • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Diner temperature check required
    • Staff temperature check required
    • Contact tracing information collected

FAQs

Riverside Lodge Hotel is rated 3.9 stars by 421 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 1 time today
Google Map for Riverside Lodge Hotel

46 Annick Road, Irvine, North Ayrshire KA11 4LD

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Neighborhood

    Irvine

  • Hours of operation

    Daily 12:00 pm–9:30 pm

  • Cuisines

    International, Scottish

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking details

    Hotel Parking

  • Payment options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Beer Garden, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, High Tea, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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