Ayr has a huge number of fantastic restaurants, cafes and bars, but what eateries are the top rated as we start 2024?

We took a look at reviews on TripAdvisor to find out just what spots are the highest rated in the South Ayrshire town...

The Bistro

The Bistro, located in the town's popular Sandgate area, is a regular at the top of review lists in Ayr.

It is regularly hailed as the best restaurant in the whole of Ayrshire, which is certainly an accolade. 

The restaurant serves up a mix of British and Scottish cuisine, with a little something for everyone who heads along.

Some of the reviews describe the food as 'exceptional' and 'outstanding', with high praise for the staff and decor too.

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Vegan Earth

This vegan restaurant, in Ayr's Kyle Street, is the second highest rated eatery in the town and the reviews explain why. 

The venue has 82 reviews on TripAdvisor, with every single one rating their experience as 'excellent'.

The restaurant caters for breakfast and lunch, with some tasty treats on the menu as well for those with a sweet tooth.

Reviews from customers describe 'phenomenal' food, even from those who are not vegan themselves.

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At Home THAI

This restaurant on Ayr's New Road specialises in Thai and Asian cuisine and comes in at third on this list.

The eatery has had a massive 447 'excellent' reviews on TripAdvisor and has a five-star rating on the site. 

The restaurant serves lunch and dinner and is vegetarian-friendly with gluten-free options.

The food is described as 'wonderful' and 'Thai heaven' by reviewers on the site.

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Buckley's Cafe/Bistro

Although Buckley's is in Prestwick, it is just a short hop from Ayr to visit our third restaurant on the list. 

The Main Street eatery serves a range of Scottish and European cuisine. 

The cafe has almost 200 'excellent' reviews on TripAdvisor and is the top-rated spot to eat in Prestwick.

Customers praised the amazing food inside, as well as the service from friendly staff.

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3idiots Ayr Tapas

The final eatery to make the list is the popular 3idiots Indian restaurant in Ayr. 

The award-winning restaurant has a sister restaurant in Troon and an associated eatery in Kilmarnock. 

It serves up authentic dishes to suit all customers, and visitors can always expect friendly service and a smile.

The George Street venue has over 450 'excellent' reviews on TripAdvisor and rounds out the top five top-rated restaurants in Ayr.

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