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

The Smoking Goat Bar and Grill

4.7
4.7
266 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 12 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 266 people are saying

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

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  • Ayrshire

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  1. RS

    RosieS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing staff, was never left without a drink or waiting for service. Lovely quirky place with incredible food. The live musician was great.
  2. FA

    FrancesA

    Glasgow

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food4service4ambience5
    Loved the quirkiness of this place. Friendly staff and large menu.
  3. AL

    AbbieL

    Glasgow

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Stunning atmosphere, lovely talkative staff and delicious food. 10/10.
  4. E

    Emma

    Ayrshire

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    The food was amazing, the dj had great songs on too.
  5. GP

    GordonP

    Glasgow

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was excellent and freshly cooked. The burgers have 2 patties which makes for a large portion and no option for a single burger on the menu, which would be a good option for those of us with average appetites. The Korean chicken burger was very succulent and a single breast portion,so compared to the burger size, was ideal for me. Chilli dog was also sizeable but very tasty. Another of our party had the Cajun chicken waffle and they said it was very good too. Didn’t even look at the specials menu …so second visit required for sure.
  6. AF

    AlisonF

    Ayrshire

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    Had a lovely meal, cocktails are amazing, staff very friendly, will definitely return
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Greatfood, staff amazing as always, highly recommended!
  8. CG

    CarolG

    Glasgow

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic food, drinks, service and value for money. We had a Great time.
  9. LC

    LorraineC

    Ayrshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 4, 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience5
    Great night at the Smoking Goat - good food and the Comedy Club was entertaining.
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Ayrshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Staff very attentive to our needs. Food excellent
  11. CM

    ConstanceM

    Ayrshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Simply put the food is outstanding and the service excellent
  12. LM

    LM31

    Glasgow

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Staff were very friendly and attentive. Great atmosphere and delicious food. Portion size for the chicken tempura on the lunch menu was on the small side but that’s the only negative. :)
  13. LS

    LStar1970

    Ayrshire

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall3food5service3ambience3
    I think the service from table staff was great - no issues. However only having 15 minutes left to order after being sat to our table mean’t we wouldn’t have been able to order a starter or main without rushing what to have. Sitting in the middle next to the entrance made it worse, as when it got busy I would be trying to eat as I had someone stood side by side with me. I booked the table to enjoy a nice meal and be able to have a conversation. Unfortunately that couldn’t happen as it was far too noisy.
  14. C

    Chloe

    Ayrshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great pub, great food, fantastic cocktails! Servers always on the ball
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Ayrshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very good service with the most pleasant staff members making us very welcome. We all had different meals and we all loved them. Great portion sizes and great value for money, we could have stayed there all day. Such a brilliant venue and great in our small party where we could all hear each other and enjoy the atmosphere. Will be back again soon.
  16. KM

    KelM

    Ayrshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and lovely venue, whether you are looking to eat or just enjoy a drink. Highly recommend
  17. DB

    DonnaB

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 22, 2022

    overall1food1service3ambience2
    May be good for a drink but did not enjoy the food at all, v limited menu and we were seated right in front of the singer, so we were unable to have a conversation

    The Smoking Goat Bar and GrillResponded 2 days agoI'm insure why you think we have a limited menu as we have huge menu and a specials menu on every day including lunch menu ,vegan menu and a gluten free menu. I'm pretty sure this is not deserving of a one star.Having not booked on a busy Friday night this was the only table available which you were offered and happly obliged. many thanks for your one star review donna

  18. NM

    NicoleM

    Glasgow

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall2food4service1ambience1
    We have ate here a number of times when visiting Ayr and normally love everything about it but this time was very disappointing. We got seated next to a table of 6 who were extremely loud, the girls all screaming and shouting instead of having a normal conversation. This took away from our planned relaxing meal to celebrate maternity leave beginning as we booked before the dj was due to start to have that more relaxing vibe to the meal. The waitress we were served mostly by was soooo rude and it was clear she had an issue with us when we done nothing wrong, any request seemed like an inconvenience to her (ie drinks/dips etc). The food was lovely, but the night was ruined by the atmosphere. There was also a hygiene issue with another customer seated close to us who made me feel very uncomfortable with his constant staring and due to hygiene reasons I had to stop eating my food. Overall it was a very off putting situation and I hate to say has put me off returning as it was just such a let down. The waitress was most shocking part in it all to be honest as there was no need for her poor attitude when we were just normal customers, made me feel very uncomfortable.

    The Smoking Goat Bar and GrillResponded 2 days agoHaving looked into this including cctv you guys were in for 40 minutes. Point one you were served by three different waitresses all of which are smiling and asking if your meal was ok. the staring man as you described was in fact disabled and blind so we are very sorry he made you feel uncomfortable. the group of six you said were noisy had only been there for ten minutes at the time you were eating it was a weekend night usually busy and noisy unfortunately. thank you for your feedback but hopefully you have reviewed us five stars for all the excellent visits you have said you have had before and not just two stars for the only time you said you received bad service. kind regards the management

  19. S

    Shane

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Tasty food with a great selection on the menu. Definitely will be coming back.
  20. LD

    LindaD

    Glasgow

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely outside space. Food was great and the staff were helpful and fab service
  21. GS

    GrahamS

    Ayrshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Staff and service were excellent. Food was really good and alcohol prices very reasonable and competitive
  22. s

    sheena

    Ayrshire

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    There were 7 of us ,no complaints .We were made welcome whenever we went in .We got a table outside in the beer garden it was great nothing was a problem .All the food and drinks were great and the staff were lovely and polite .
  23. RS

    RobinS

    Ayrshire

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Consistently outstanding food and service, not rushed even when the place was fully booked and we just love it every single visit.
  24. MS

    MaureenS

    Ayrshire

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 5, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Got an outside table for our reservation which was well serviced by the friendly staff. Had a great time at their weekly quiz night. Food was good and service was great too.
  25. MZ

    MagdalenaZ

    Glasgow

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very lovely food, great service and lovely atmosphere.
  26. JR

    JessicaR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Staff and food were amazing. Lovely decor and great atmosphere.
  27. RM

    RossMcW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Good food and good cocktails. Service was quick never left waiting too long for another drink
  28. FH

    FoodieintheHoodie

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and service polite and helpful. Ambience relaxed and welcoming. Will be back!
  29. TP

    ThePorter

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    One of the best places in Ayr . Food Amazing . Quiz Night Amazing. Drinks Amazing . Only negative is that the music is a little too loud .
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Edinburgh

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Friendly and efficient service food was lovely and great value
  31. GR

    GraemeR

    Ayrshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was fantastic couldn’t fault it. Staff very friendly and welcoming and the setting was brilliant, in an old bank vault which made the meal a very cool experience
  32. JG

    JulieG

    Ayrshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food choice, especially for gluten free. Great night
  33. AM

    AnnMarie

    Ayrshire

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious food ,great service and a good selection of food and cocktails. Will definitely be back again 😊
  34. EC

    EckC

    Ayrshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Extremely enjoyable afternoon in traditional pub surroundings with good food nicely presented and served by attentive and very pleasant staff.
  35. c

    colettet

    Ayrshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing tasting food, great friendly service with a lovely atmosphere. Owner very welcoming and accommodating. Live entertainment is perfect in this venue. Would highly recommend and definitely be back!
  36. AB

    AshleyB

    Ayrshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had a lovely time with my kids for my birthday, staff were fantastic, great service and food was delicious. Our night was superb
  37. JC

    JamieC

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was good and staff/service was great. Would recommend
  38. w

    williamw

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 28, 2022

    overall1food2service1ambience2
    Very unorganised, most of the staff didn’t know what they were doing and some of them had no personality whatsoever. We ordered 4 Starters & 6 mains & loaded fries? We noticed that one of the waitresses came upstairs with a couple of mains ( which we believe were ours.) Nobody claimed them. Our starters arrived, then the waitress came up & told us she had messed up our order and asked us to take our mains as well, even though we just received our starters, we obliged. I didn’t receive my main course & one of our party only received the fries & not their pizza, this had to be reordered. The rest of our party had finished their dinner & we didn’t even have ours. Another thing to point out was, that we had about 4 different members of staff dealing with us, communication and confusion amongst the staff was plain to see. Myself personally wouldn’t recommend “The Smoking Goat Bar and Grill. The food was mediocre and bland.
  39. RS

    RaviS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 28, 2022

    overall5food3service5ambience5
    Great service as always. Everybody enjoyed food although mac burger a little undercooked... Rest of the food delicious. Definitely come back as always good afternoon /evening in there.
  40. JG

    JamieG

    Hawaii

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great ambience, great food and fantastic service. Friendly well trained staff make all the difference.

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 266 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 12 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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