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The Smoking Goat Bar and Grill

4.7
4.7
121 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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Booked 4 times today
  • 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

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

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What 121 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.8Ambience
  • 4.7Value

NoiseModerate

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    Best Food

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    Best Service

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    Best Ambiance

  • Ayrshire

    Best Value

  • Ayrshire

    Fit for Foodies

  • Ayrshire

    Good for Groups

  • Ayrshire

    Neighborhood Gem

  • Ayrshire

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  1. g

    garyg

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great food and service with a lovely atmosphere. We will definitely be back!

  2. FS

    FionaS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Food was excellent very tasty and great value cant wait to go back

  3. TM

    TeresaM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 6, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The food was lovely and the Solero cocktails. We will definetly be back and will recommend to friends.

  4. DS

    DavidS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 6, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great food and great service. Couldn’t have been happier with the food. Will definitely be back

  5. A

    Ally

    Ayrshire

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 5, 2021

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Staff very friendly, nice atmosphere nice and cosy

  6. DD

    DebiD

    Glasgow

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 2, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great food, lovely atmosphere and attentive staff. Ayr’s hidden gem!

  7. KV

    KimberleyV

    Ayrshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 30, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Delicious fresh food served in a relaxed atmosphere by friendly staff. Highly recommend! Will be back

  8. LA

    LexA

    Glasgow

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 29, 2021

    overall3food2service3ambience4

    Unfortunately the food on the menu did not suit our party’s taste. In hindsight we should have studied this prior to our visit but simply went on friend’s recommendation. In fairness the menu may suit others. The service was patchy especially after the main course so we opted to leave having left a reasonable tip!

  9. L

    Lou13

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 24, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Fantastic evening! The service, venue, food and entertainment was great. The staff made our birthday gathering even better. Would definitely go again!

  10. DM

    DanielleM

    Ayrshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 24, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Amazing value for money! Services was great. Vegetarian options were beyond! Would definitely recommend and will definitely be back

  11. JB

    JenniferB

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 23, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Lovely food and drink, love the vibe and the staff were great👍

  12. LG

    LindaG

    Glasgow

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 21, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Delicious if messy food , lovely service , nice relaxed atmosphere

  13. TS

    TeenaS

    Glasgow

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 19, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We had friends visiting and they seen our posts and wanted to visit and we knew they would like it and they did they loved it as much as us, the Solero cocktail was amazing! Great food and friendly staff and a cheeky churro to finish the meal off. Would 100% recommend

  14. M

    Mtb20

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 17, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Great place for drinks or for food would highly recommend 👍

  15. GH

    GusH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 17, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excellent, tasty food. Jarl ale was perfect. Very good value. Service was friendly, efficient and enthusiastic Cellar location fascinating. Will be back, hopefully many times.

  16. H

    Hels

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 4, 2021

    overall3food3service3ambience3

    First time at The Smoking Goat. Arrived and sat at the bar as our table wasn't ready but we were 10 mins early so that was fine.Ordered our drink with the barman and were then shown to our table. We were giving menus and 20 mins passed and still no drinks or order taken. We asked the young girl who quickly sorted this. The menu and drinks menu was very good. The food arrived and was excellent. Service was very slow but it was very busy. During our main course my friend and I asked for a glass of water each to which we were told the iPads were off and we’d need to order at the bar. Half way through eating, with a long bar queue would have just made our food cold by the time we got water so we didn’t approach the bar. As soon as our main courses were cleared the bill arrived (hadn’t asked for this) and no less than two mins later a young waitress over asking if we were paying by card or cash… I guess that was us told we were to go! That was the fastest service we received that night - when we were asked to pay. Being in hospitality I would say that although the staff were really nice it was too busy for the amount of staff that they had on. Hopefully go back again and maybe on a less quieter night. Overall average.

  17. P

    Purplemoon19

    Ayrshire

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 4, 2021

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Great food and drink, bit loud but moved table and was a bit better, really nice place to eat though, and cocktails nice and strong!

  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Northampton

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 4, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excellent service, great ambiance and really good food

  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 4, 2021

    overall4food2service3ambience4

    The pizza had far too much tomato sauce on the base and overpowered the taste of everything else. Ended up leaving half of it.

  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Ayrshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 3, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Very nice experience altogether. Food, drinks, service, everything was enjoyable.

  21. FM

    FergieM

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 3, 2021

    overall4food4service5ambience4

    Really enjoyed our meal for 6, in fact it was more like a banquet. Food was great, so much better than your normal bar menu. Lovely, friendly staff and nice setting

  22. IM

    IreneM

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 3, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Always go here when visiting Ayr love it - service food and atmosphere is amazing

  23. FD

    FeeD

    Ayrshire

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 1, 2021

    overall4food4service5ambience5

    It would have been better if there wasn’t people smoking in the outside at all, they were in a designated area but the smell just wafted all over and it wasn’t pleasant

  24. LD

    LyndaD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 28, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Really great burgers and our friends enjoyed the pizza. Big portions, lots of sides but if you order the burger you don't really need them.

  25. KM

    KirstyM

    Ayrshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 27, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The Smoking Goat has a very chilled atmosphere , friendly staff,great quality food,with generous portion sizes, The goujons in particular are very tasty. A must visit for day and night. The outside area is cosy and very pretty at night.

  26. DM

    DavidM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 24, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Best place and atmosphere in Ayr for food and/or Drink

  27. SC

    StuartC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 21, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Fantastic place, great atmosphere food and staff were great and made my daughter’s birthday extra special

  28. JR

    JacquiR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 20, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    First time I’ve been and will be back again. The ambiance was delightful, lovely food. Great chilled vibe and Andie made us feel so welcome and comfortable, he’s that bit of sparkle you want on a night out. Thanks

  29. JW

    JoannaW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 19, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Amazing atmosphere Delicious food and drinks Impeccable and friendly service Incredible value Favourite place

  30. CD

    CharlesD

    Glasgow

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 19, 2021

    overall4food4service5ambience4

    This delightful and quirky establishment offers generous portions with plenty of flavour and a staff that are very helpful and thoughtful; well worth a visit for tasty good “fast food freshly cooked”.

  31. IL

    IzabelaL

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 16, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great place for a quick bite. Staff very professional and friendly.

  32. D

    Danny

    Ayrshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 15, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    very friendly and atmospheric venue (we were inside). Food was delicious and plenty, great service and drinks.

  33. KC

    KateC

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 14, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Had a great night out at the Smoking Goat. Great atmosphere with attentive and friendly staff and to top it all yummy food and drinks.

  34. GD

    GillianD

    Ayrshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 14, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Will definitely be back!! Lovely meal, superb cocktails and great value for money 🤩

  35. GW

    GemmaW

    Ayrshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 14, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    My new favourite place to eat and drink cocktails. Yummy food and nice staff.

  36. AK

    AlistairK

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 13, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Goat burger was best burger I’ve had in a long time. Staff were very friendly and helpful

  37. CD

    CatD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 13, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Love the food and it’s good value. Best venue in Ayr

  38. A

    Ains

    Ayrshire

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 7, 2021

    overall4food3service3ambience3

    Food was ok. Had better. The outside area waffed cigarette smoke into the restaurant which was annoying. The staff were friendly and efficient

  39. SR

    ShannonR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 5, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Been to the smoking goat a handful of times now and it’s always been a good experience. If it’s drinks or dinner I’ve always been happy with the service and overall visit, food is brilliant and reasonably priced and they do a great variety of cocktails. The beer garden is one of the nicest I’ve been to. Definitely recommend!

  40. GH

    GaryH

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 4, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Absolutely loved our lunch and drinks yesterday and will definitely be back again ☺️

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The Smoking Goat Bar and Grill is rated 4.7 stars by 121 OpenTable diners

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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2 people

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Booked 4 times today
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2a Academy Street Ayr, South Ayrshire Council KA7 1HS

  • 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

  • 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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