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Minishant Inn Restaurant

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28 Main Road | Minishant, Maybole KA19 8EU, Scotland
+44 1292 442483
12:30 - 21:00
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Sun 12:30 - 21:00
Mon - Sat 12:00 - 21:00
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69 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

On a day trip to Ayrshire, we stopped in a layby outside this little restaurant and decided to give it a try, as the outside looked attractive. Inside did not disappoint either: very simply yet tastefully decorated and a mix of table sizes. The menu was very varied and the food was some of the best we've tasted. The two... More 

Thank AnneLivingston
Prestwick, United Kingdom
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31 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Lovely little restaurant and lovely staff. Food was excellent and reasonable priced. Would advise to book to avoid disappointment.

Stirling, United Kingdom
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397 reviews
230 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 134 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The menu should cater for everyone. Starter with the Cullen skink and it was fantastic. Had the seafood platter; great prawns, salmon, sea bass, cod but there was one fish I didn't enjoy as much. Ice cream chocolate 5/10, vanilla 6/10 and the strawberry was 5/10. Great service.

1 Thank Kenneth_Smith
Kilmarnock, United Kingdom
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24 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Booked at short notice (20 minutes) and even on a thursday night we were lucky to get a table for 2.The prawn tempura as a starter is every bit as good as a certain harbour carryout in troon.The food is of a very high standard and staff very good.

Thank jimswan2016
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I used to love coming here for something to eat. Having not been in a while we booked for a friday! On arrival it was quiet order taken took forever for the starters to arrive i chose the baked garlic mushrooms nothing about it was baked mushrooms floating in a brown soup like water. A clump of conjealed cheese in... More 

3 Thank Nicola R
Irvine, United Kingdom
2 reviews
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Honestly you need to try the Minishant Restaurant if you've never been!! The staff are so polite and friendly and the food is top notch!! The portions are massive and you struggle to finish!! Defiantly my favourite place in Ayrshire to have something to eat!! Highly recommend ❤️

Thank Leanna14
Girvan, United Kingdom
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140 reviews
124 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 March 2017 via mobile

Great little restaurant with excellent food on offer and a great selection. One of the best in the area and it must be tried. Only slight negative is that tables are a little close at some parts of the restaurant but I suppose it is quite a small restaurant. If you eat here then you won't be disappointed.

Thank Cdjnr
South Ayrshire, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 14 March 2017

A group of 22 ladies met here in January for an evening meal. The establishment is fairly local to most of us, but it was chosen for the great food rather than the convenience of the location. We had excellent friendly service and beautifully-presented food - not even one of this large group had any negative comments. How lucky we... More 

1 Thank _kate_rigg
London, United Kingdom
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37 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 March 2017 via mobile

We were invited to dine at the Minishant Inn and it was quite frankly very good, the food being excellent and the service comparable. The starters were great ranging from Cullen Skink to Caesar Salad with Black pudding, the main courses ranged from Chicken Balmoral to Thai Curry. All was very good. A return visit is a must!

Thank Steven L
Troon, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 March 2017 via mobile

Always a 1st class menu plus value for money ....book early well worth trip .Minishant inn can be easly passed by due to fact blink and u miss driving past it but honestly worthwhile slowing down to see ...good things come in small packages same can be said about minishant inn .

1 Thank rrabbit007

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$6 - US$32
British, Scottish, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Full Bar, Wine and Beer
Good for
Groups, Cheap Eats, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine
Open Hours
12:30 - 21:00
12:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 28 Main Road | Minishant, Maybole KA19 8EU, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Ayrshire  >  South Ayrshire  >  Maybole
  • Phone Number: +44 1292 442483

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?