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The Smoking Goat Bar and Grill, Ayr, South Ayrshire Council

The Smoking Goat Bar and Grill

4.7
4.7
317 Reviews
£25 and under
British
One of the most unique bars in Ayr, The Smoking Goat is a tucked away spot decked out with comfy booths and cave-like walls. From historical interiors and gin cocktails to the newly upgraded outdoor terrace, this is a pretty special place to spend your evening. A basement bar with a lazy feel, its comfy seating is perfectly suited to its music policy. With a flowing roster of acoustic nights of up and coming bands makes this a great underground venue to check out great underground talent. The Smoking Goat is one slick subterranean hideout.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 9 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    British, American, Burgers

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Thu, Sun 11:45 am–12:30 am Fri, Sat 11:45 am–1:00 am

  • Phone number

    01292 857137

  • Payment options

    MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

What 317 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.6Value

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  1. AP

    AlistairP

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely tasty food and good portions. Definitely be back and will recommend to friends.
  2. CA

    ChrisA

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Think this was my 5th time coming in for food and it is always amazing.
  3. KG

    KateG

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    We were very happy with our food and drinks. it was a little cold inside.
  4. LA

    LenA

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience3
    Excellent starter and mains. Great service but the table was poorly positioned next to the bar and main entrance
  5. TB

    TessB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent as always. Stumbled across this place a while ago and now we love to go back whenever in the area. Food is always top notch and the staff are always friendly and attentive. This time we had a lovely quiet Sunday evening meal, but have also been for my mum's birthday in July which was a Saturday night and ended in lots of cocktails being consumed. Would love to come to one of the comedy nights or quiz nights too!
  6. SD

    SeonaidD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Good portions and food fantastic and I'm fussy with food
  7. EG

    EuanG

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    Great food and service in a really friendly atmosphere considering how busy it was for a Saturday night.
  8. Z

    Zani

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 8, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Great food absolutely love the Baileys Cheesecake!
  9. LB

    LBL1

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall1food1service4ambience1
    Lovely friendly staff but food was overpriced and music was far too loud. Felt like we came for dinner in a nightclub at 7pm. Escaped before the Dj started but not before a roudy pair of lads were seated next to us, belting out like a karaoke as we finished our meal. Not to be repeated.
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Ayrshire

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and fantastic service if a bit pricy for a burger. Although it was a very good burger.
  11. D

    Davie

    Perthshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    First time in the Smoking Goat and the staff couldn't have been more helpful. Excellent food and great service and atmosphere.
  12. GM

    GrahamM

    Ayrshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service and even better food! Will recommend.
  13. RK

    RobynK

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Myself and my husband were here for a meal, food was delicious, the sweet shop cocktails were amazing. We will definitely be back.
  14. AF

    AmyF

    Ayrshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Staff lovely and so welcoming, no wait time to be seated, food and drinks arrived quickly. Food was outstanding.
  15. A

    Angel46

    London

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 22, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    The only thing that marred the booking was arriving at 3pm for reservation to then be asked at 4pm whilst still eating to give table back at half 4. The only seats then available were 2 tall metal seats at the bar at a busy end which were very uncomfortable. I'm aware how much the owner has put into the venue during covid and how hard he and his staff work to make the place a success so I will go back. The bar staff were excellent and I love the interior design and ambience of the place, so was just disappointed at having to leave earlier than planned.
  16. DH

    DavidH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was great as was the service. Couldn’t fault it
  17. BC

    BethC

    Ayrshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Huge portions, great service. I would come back again.
  18. JD

    JenD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had a fantastic night here for the Tuesday night quiz, bingo and karaoke!! Staff can never do enough for you, very helpful and attentive. Our favourite place to go! Thank you again!
  19. LD

    LindaD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    First time visiting, great food and service, we will definitely be back
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 15, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    Food was fantastic as always. This place is a hidden gem. Be back soon
  21. J

    Jamiec

    Ayrshire

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 11, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Amazing food as always. Service was very good, will be back soon.
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Group of 12 had a fantastic meal for my husbands 40th. Great service, lovely staff and we all loved the new sweet shop cocktails!
  23. JP

    JohnP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 7, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    First time at The Smoking Goat, was amazing we enjoyed everything. Definitely will come back
  24. VC

    VickieC

    Glasgow

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, nice atmosphere and friendly attentive staff. Would highly recommend
  25. L

    Leeb

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 1, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Food was lovely and staff were extremely friendly will definitely be back
  26. ZB

    ZoeB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and atmosphere, would definitely recommend to friends and come back
  27. AW

    AinW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food and good drinks! Atmosphere is great
  28. AS

    AmyS

    Ayrshire

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Been here about 5 times now and can't recommend enough food is amazing!!
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was outstanding & Cocktails are simply the Best !!!
  30. K

    Kirk

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service! Drinks and food were great!
  31. R

    Rachel

    Ayrshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely love the food in here always 10/10 , such good portions for the price! The lighting and overall vibe is great too. I tried the solero daiquiri also which was amazing!!! All staff are friendly and make you feel welcome too. Love coming here !!
  32. e

    elainem

    Ayrshire

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 13, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Good value for money, good choice for burgers,hot dogs and pizza,staff were friendly and helpful
  33. JC

    JoanneC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We went for a pre theatre dinner on Sunday, I've been meaning to try The Smoking Goat for ages and we weren't disappointed, food was fantastic and the staff were friendly and helpful, will definitely be back 😋
  34. JT

    JanT

    Glasgow

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Fab food and service great value for money. Great atmosphere
  35. DS

    DonnaS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fab food, fab atmosphere would highly recommend 😁
  36. H

    Hayley

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 2, 2022

    overall3food2service3ambience3
    The starter and main meals were delicious. However, the dessert was a let down. We ordered the mars bar brownie and it was just a sponge cake with a slice of mars bar on top. With the starters and main meals being so good, this was quite a let down. Staff were lovely and service was great. We were sitting at the front near the acoustic singer. It was extremely loud that you couldn't hear the person sitting next to you speak unless you shouted into their ear. Apart from this, the atmosphere was good.
  37. LG

    LeighannG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing cocktails friendly staff great atmosphere to die for food
  38. AH

    AndrewH

    Perthshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 1, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Great food will definitely be back. Staff were friendly and chatty.
  39. NS

    NeilS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 30, 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience5
    Once again the Smoking Goat smashes it out the park. Great food, great choice of drinks and brilliant atmosphere with the quiz.
  40. DB

    DianeB

    Ayrshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent quirky place to eat and drink. Lovely helpful staff. Definitely be back

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

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

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • 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
    • Contact tracing information collected

FAQs

The Smoking Goat Bar and Grill is rated 4.7 stars by 317 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 9 times today
Google Map for The Smoking Goat Bar and Grill

2a Academy Street, Ayr, South Ayrshire Council KA7 1HS

Additional information

  • Neighborhood

    Ayr

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Thu, Sun 11:45 am–12:30 am Fri, Sat 11:45 am–1:00 am

  • Cuisines

    British, American, Burgers

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    None

  • Payment options

    MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Beer Garden, Cafe, Cocktails, Entertainment, Full Bar, Late Night, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Wine

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