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The Urbanist, Kilmarnock, East Ayrshire Council

The Urbanist

4.1
4.1
130 Reviews
£26 to £40
British
The Urbanist is a brand new bar, kitchen, garden + venue in Kilmarnock.
Nestled on a leafy corner of London Rd — The Urbanist is lying in wait. A pint with the dog or dinner with family. Drinks with friends or Sunday Brunch. We’ve got you covered. Fresh local produce from local suppliers, straight from our kitchen to your table.

We’ve got two large gardens providing stunning outdoor dining and drinking, as well as a whole floor dedicated to functions and events — so whether you’re looking to host a meeting, a private dinner or a wedding, the team at The Urbanist are here for you.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 4 times today
Experiences are available.

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Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    British, Cocktail Bar, Barbecue

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Thu, Sun 10:00 am–11:30 pm Fri, Sat 10:00 am–1:30 am

  • Phone number

    01563 657100

  • Payment options

    MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    John Hunter

  • Catering

    We are cater for all events or private dining including; casual buffet, set menu and those wishing to order form our seasonal restaurant menus.

  • Private party facilities

    With large screen TV for catching up on all the latest Sky & BT Sports, projectors and it's very own private bar, our first floor function suite can be tailored to suit all occasions... Please contact us direct on 01563 657 100 🌿the Urbanist 14 London RoadKilmarnock KA3 7ADBar | Kitchen | Garden | Venue

  • Neighborhood

    Kilmarnock

  • Parking details

    Private Lot

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Beer Garden, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Dog Friendly, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Vegan, Wine

Experiences

  • 🌿Afternoon Tea - 15.00 per person

    Multiple dates available
    Includes.. 4 x mini scones - jam, cream, butter 
6 x mini sandwiches - choice of filling* 6 x mini tray bakes
 Plus choice of tea, coffee, hot chocolate or soft drink. 


* Sandwich filling selection includes; egg mayo, tuna mayo, cheese & tomato, cheese & ham, Mexican chicken, vegan ploughman’s. For any specific dietary or allergy requirements or alternative fillings, please request at the time of booking. 🌿the Urbanist 14 London Road, Kilmarnock KA3 7AD 01563 657 100 Bar | Kitchen | Garden | Venue
  • 🌿Festive Menu 2 Courses - £26.95

    Dec 1 - Dec 31, 2022
    Roast parsnip & apple soup. Chicken & liver pate. Black Pudding & Haggis Bon Bons. Goats Cheese Ball & Avocado, toasted sourdough. Smoked Salmon & Prawns, side salad. Christmas Dinner, carved turkey/beef, roast/mash pots, veg, yorkshire pudding, stuffing, pigs & blankets, cranberry sauce. Butternut Roast, lentil cranberry stuffing, roast/mash pots, veg Duck Breast, roast pots, veg, red wine cranberry jus Pan Fried Hake & King Prawns, roast/mash pots, veg. 12oz Rib Eye Steak, handcut chips, mushroom & tomato, onion rings. (£5 supplement) Cranachan Cheesecake Salted Chocolate Torte Traditional Christmas Pudding Tablet Infused Caramel Ice Cream Sundae Profiteroles
  • 🌿Sunday Roast - 2 Courses for £20pp

    Nov 6 - Dec 11, 2022
    Our Sunday Roast 2 Course offer per person; Choose either 1 Starter or 1 Dessert along with your Sunday Roast selection; 🌿Roasts available; Beef or Chicken Roast, with potatoes and mash, carrots, tender slim broccoli, topped with a Yorkshire pudding & beef gravy on the side. Vegetarian Haggis Roast with roast and mash potatoes, carrots, tender slim broccoli, topped with a Yorkshire pudding and Vegetarian gravy on the side.

What 130 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.1
4.1 based on recent ratings
  • 4.1Food
  • 4.1Service
  • 4Ambience
  • 3.9Value

NoiseModerate

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  1. KA

    KayleighA

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was amazing. Table of 9 of us and everything was handled perfectly. Polite staff. Definitely will be back. Asked for halal chicken in advance and they ordered it in for us which suited perfectly as 2 members of the group could only eat halal. Definitely will be back. DJ set up about 8 and was great music playing, very chill vibes.
  2. SG

    ShonaG

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Great service, very pleasant and good food. Will return soon
  3. m

    mags

    Perthshire

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on November 18, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    big improvement from our last visit. the food was very good and the staff were attentive and friendly
  4. c

    cnic

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall1food2service3ambience1
    We have eaten here several times before and decided to visit on my wife's birthday. Menu completed changed. Poor vegan / veggie options. Service variable. Asked what we would like to drink before we had removed our coats, and then again before we had the wine list. Then had to wait fifteen minutes to order drinks after we had the wine list. My wife asked for the vegan menu and was told that they had to reduce vegan options when the last chef left. Food was ok, but nothing inspiring. Very much doubt if we will return
  5. G

    Glasgow

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 8, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience2
    Not very impressed. Had to request separate menus for drinks and desert. These weren't offered to us. After ordering my drink someone came around to say they don't the particular glamour I wanted and had brought a bottle of alcohol for me to smell and see I will like. NO! Ordered something different which was OK. Main courses were alright, however chips were cooked from frozen and the homemade chicken nuggets from the kids menu were shop bought, as well. Kids dessert was churros and they were just under cooked. Sticky toffee pudding wasn't great either. Service was rather erratic, the place was literally empty and we were rushes as if they had 20 tables waiting. A shame as it has a really nice atmosphere otherwise.
  6. JB

    JohnB

    Glasgow

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Might be an idea to offer a gratuity option when paying by card I am sure I am not alone in not carrying cash anymore for a tip.
  7. NR

    NicolaR

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 14, 2022

    overall2food2service4ambience2
    We arrived at 8pm. We were rushed through our meal and asked to see dessert menu at 8:50 to be told the kitchen had closed. Would have been good to know that in advance. Steak was served with oven chips, curry was served with shop bought chutney and poppadom. Disappointing visit. Wouldn't go back. Lacked atmosphere although not surprised only 3 tables filled on a Friday night!
  8. W

    Willow

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    First visit to the Urbanist. Staff were very friendly and courteous. Beautiful design inside. Food was delicious. Would definetely be back.
  9. R

    Rachael

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 1, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    I'm really sad to be leaving a bad review, but after booking a table for my birthday dinner I'm just so disappointed in the whole evening. From the start we were placed away from the main restaurant, from what we can assume was overbooking. The area was literally right next to the full screen tv playing rugby and the pool table which was being used by a group. I did ask if we could move tables but was told the restaurant was fully booked and I felt the manager was angry at me for even asking - after another request from another member of our group a divider was pulled out between the dining table and the pool table. When more of our table arrived they felt the reception was positive until they mentioned the table name and just told "upstairs" - in a dismissive tone. Two main courses of firecracker chicken were sent back as we just couldn't eat them due to the taste ( the waitress informed us that a lot of people had told her this) - yet no apology was offered. The service was pretty bad, multiple people asking us the same question over and over. The lights kept going off throughout the meal as someone obviously tried to adjust the brightness elsewhere. My friend ordered a steak and could only eat half due to it being so fatty. When it came to the bill we were initially charged for the two mains which were sent back, before we again spoke to the manager and they were removed. The waitress then tried to charge the table next to us for our bill and then made the mistake again and tried to charge us for a complete other table ! I think the restaurant obviously tried to make the best of a situation by sitting us upstairs but it was very much a bad decision to sit a formal dinner table next to the pool table for a start and it went quickly downhill from there. I'm especially upset as I've had really good experiences in the past and don't want this to ruin going again in the future. I felt I had to apologise to my friends for having reccomended the place.
  10. EK

    EmmaK

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Lovely family meal, great menu and plenty of selection for my nearly 2yo. Staff were great too
  11. AA

    AlanA

    Ayrshire

    10 reviews

    3.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on September 25, 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience3
    Well the portion sizes for the roast dinner were very small two wee bits of meat. My sweet came which was sticky toffee pudding came and it was cold. My mothers Eton mess came in a glass instead of a bowl . The staff need training on how to serve plates of food you don’t pass the food over the table you go round to where the people are sitting. Also cutlery always goes on the left not the right hand side. The staff were very friendly. You need to up your game.
  12. JB

    JamesB

    London

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Went for lunch, originally booked a table out side as had my shih tzu dog 🐶 with us, as unaware dog was allowed in the bar area with the dog which was great, definitely would book again due to this. Great service and food had a lovely afternoon here very well priced too for lunch, lovely surroundings and decor Would highly recommended this place to all. ☺️
  13. T

    Ttttt

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 23, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience5
    Mussels and scallops were really nice starters. Partner had delicious chicken burger for main and I had fire cracker chicken, it was nice but just a bit over powering with teryiaki sauce. Cocktails really good. Only issue we felt was servers not giving us a moment to look at the menu, when seated we were asked what drinks and I asked for cocktail menu and the waitress stood and waited, I said I would need a couple of minutes to decide, she still waited at the table so felt a bit pressured. Then before our drinks had even arrived we were asked if we were ready to order food, we weren’t, less than two minutes later we were asked again if we were ready to order food, we still weren’t, third time we were asked I still didn’t feel ready but just ordered as again felt a bit pressured, honestly I think in less than about 5 minutes we were asked four times if we were ready to order drink/food. When food arrived twice we were asked if the food was okay, must just be miscommunication between staff as we had already been asked. The staff, and especially the waitress who served us, genuinely had lovely service and were very polite, friendly and good at their job I just felt to begin with we were really being rushed to order - it would be good to have a menu available on the website too and at least we’d have been able to have a look beforehand. Overall a good experience but just a bit rushed to order and not given much chance to read menu.
  14. BT

    BarbaraT

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 23, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    Staff lovely,only reason Mark down slightly,we were asked if want drink before we had even seated at our table,so bit too enthusiastic. Good was superb and plentiful. Waiter who served us was attentive but not too intrusive. Would definitely go back.
  15. AG

    AngelaG

    Ayrshire

    8 reviews

    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on September 22, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Sat outside in the sun for drinks and cocktails, all nice. Went inside to our table and the good service continued. Everyone enjoyed the food, starter of scallops was very good. Nice big scallops and cooked perfectly. All our waiters were very polite, friendly and attentive to our requests. Only negative was the lack of red wine choice and certain gins missing but overall we all four enjoyed our time here
  16. LR

    LaurenR

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 19, 2022

    overall3food1service5ambience3
    I cannot fault the service, all the servers wer absolutely fantastic. It was the food that let it down. I got the steak pie and the steak was very chewy with very little gravy, chips were undercooked and hard in the middle and the pastry tasted stale. The decor in the restraint is lovely and the restaurant had a nice vibe, just the food that was quite disappointing, especially for the price.
  17. KD

    KatieD

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Nick was our server and was brilliant. Great atmosphere, lovely food and nothing was too much trouble.
  18. HM

    HeatherM

    Glasgow

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 15, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Lovely clean venue, great food and very helpful staff. Would definitely book again.
  19. KT

    KennethT

    Glasgow

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Overall, really good . Was only the second time there . Thought the food was really nice , service was good as well. And it was done up really nice inside so will definitely be back
  20. CS

    CharleenS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    First time here and won't be the last. All of the servers were amazing, honestly outstanding everyone of them. Food was great and reasonably priced. Excellent variety of cocktails to
  21. JY

    JeanY

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely atmosphere and good prompt service. Delicious food and not kept waiting too long.
  22. G

    Goose

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food great, service great and overall the best place to eat and drink in Kilmarnock👏👏
  23. DB

    DebyB

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall3food2service4ambience3
    Very few vegan options. No starters were labelled vegan. We had the main course nachos as a starter as they were labelled vegan. I’m unsure whether they actually were as the cheese on the nachos did not look or taste like vegan cheese but the server confirmed it was. Chips were undercooked, some were hard. Service was good but won’t be rushing back.
  24. T

    Tambo

    Glasgow

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 25, 2022

    overall3food2service5ambience4
    Would never eat in here again . Mussels were off and both sirloins were ruined by being well overcooked. Other starters were just ok. Staff were great and tried to ease the food situation we had. Great feel to the place even when it was very quiet. Seems to be the same issue since this place opened 6/7 years ago under numerous owners. Staff wanted feedback, well we won't be back.
  25. R

    Raelene

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had a lovely lunch at the Urbanist. The staff were friendly and attentive. Made our ten year wedding anniversary very special! Will definitely return. Thank you!
  26. DA

    DonnaA

    Ayrshire

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 21, 2022

    overall4food4service1ambience4
    Great food and great place but really need to improve service.
  27. M

    Marjorie

    Ayrshire

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 20, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Very helpful and friendly staff. Very nicely furnished and decorated and very comfortable. Food was very good and a large selection to choose from. Served in good time. All in all we really enjoyed it, nice place, we will return. 😊
  28. JD

    JenniferD

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I'm in town visiting friends and family so have been to the Urbanist twice over the weekend, and both visits have been perfect. I have my dog with me so it's brilliant to find a nice setting that lets him in and makes us feel welcome, this seems to be rare in Ayrshire! The food is good, the staff are attentive, the setting is pretty, and there was live music (but at a nice volume) on Sunday afternoon. All round great place.
  29. I

    Indy

    Ayrshire

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 16, 2022

    overall3food2service5ambience3
    Service was excellent however food was substandard, coffee cold, and desert lacking. Won’t be back.
  30. l

    lindsayh

    Ayrshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was lovely and service from staff was excellent i will definitely be returning.
  31. LC

    LouiseC

    Glasgow

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 13, 2022

    overall3food4service1ambience3
    We are frequent customers at the Urbanist and usually have excellent service, however on this occasion the service was pretty poor which did put a damper on the birthday celebrations. There were a lot of very young staff carrying out the service and feel that more training from Management is required. Hopefully this will be a one off.
  32. C

    Caza24

    Ayrshire

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 13, 2022

    overall4food3service3ambience3
    Staff very friendly and attentive. Food just ok. Mussels said cream sauce but was more butter sauce. Asked for more drinks but the staff member must have forgotten. Take more care with descriptions of food. Overall staff made or experience of the Urbanist.
  33. LS

    LindaS

    Ayrshire

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 13, 2022

    overall3food5service2ambience5
    Food was tasty and delicious service very poor had to ask for drinks 3 times and staff very un attentive as if they didn’t want to be there not rude but unresponsive
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Ayrshire

    6 reviews

    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on August 10, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    Stock of drinks was low, no rose wine or popular whites, fajitas lovely, sirloin ok but steak pie very dry, not enough gravy and meat very chewy
  35. SM

    SusanM

    Ayrshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 10, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    business meeting - lovely - sat out back to be quieter which worked
  36. A

    Amanda

    Ayrshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    First time visiting The Urbanist and it definitely won’t be the last! We were so warmly greeted and the food was not only outstanding but ridiculously good value for money! There were three of us who each ate and had a juice and our bill was only £40! Some live music played which added to the beautiful and relaxing atmosphere. We can’t wait to go back!! Our new favourite place!!
  37. AS

    AndrewS

    Ayrshire

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall4food5service2ambience4
    The food was lovely. The staff were nice and friendly but seemed a bit all over the place, someone took our order for drinks then pretty much less than a minute later someone else came to take a drinks order, The same thing happened when we ordered desserts. Then we had empty glasses no one was looking to get us drinks. It just seemed very unorganised. Not to mention dead flies in the condiments that in itself is very poor
  38. YR

    YvonneR

    Ayrshire

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    We had a great day eating and drinking, staff very efficient and helpful
  39. LG

    LinziG

    Ayrshire

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall3food1service4ambience4
    The ambience and staff cannot be faulted. The staff were all very lovely and attentive even though alot of them were new. However, the fajitas were awful. They weren't very warm and the wraps were clearly days old as they crumbled as you tried to fold it. They were the worst fajitas I have ever had in a restaurant. The Eton mess was slightly disappointing too compared to other restaurants. The drinks were lovely and value for money was ok. Again, the staff and restaurant setting was lovely and would return for the drinks and atmosphere . Just a Shame about the food. Definitely needs improving before l would return
  40. JB

    JulieB

    New York Area

    6 reviews

    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    My husband had to send his pasta back as it was cold. Servers were a tad enthusiastic in clearing plates and glasses while we were still using them

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

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

    • Extra space between tables
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

The Urbanist does offer delivery in partnership with Just Eat.

The Urbanist is rated 4.1 stars by 130 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 4 times today
Experiences are available.

Order delivery or takeout

Options

  • Logo image for Just Eat
Google Map for The Urbanist

14 London Rd, Kilmarnock, East Ayrshire Council KA3 7AA

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Neighborhood

    Kilmarnock

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Thu, Sun 10:00 am–11:30 pm Fri, Sat 10:00 am–1:30 am

  • Cuisines

    British, Cocktail Bar, Barbecue

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Private Lot

  • Payment options

    MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    John Hunter

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Beer Garden, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Dog Friendly, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Vegan, Wine

  • Phone number

    01563 657100

  • Catering

    We are cater for all events or private dining including; casual buffet, set menu and those wishing to order form our seasonal restaurant menus.

  • Private party facilities

    With large screen TV for catching up on all the latest Sky & BT Sports, projectors and it's very own private bar, our first floor function suite can be tailored to suit all occasions... Please contact us direct on 01563 657 100 🌿the Urbanist 14 London RoadKilmarnock KA3 7ADBar | Kitchen | Garden | Venue

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