Open daily with cooked breakfast served (for non-residents) from 9am.
Food served throughout the day with last orders at 9.30pm.
Bar open until 11pm Sunday to Thursday and midnight Friday and Saturday. (exceptions for hotel residents)
- Disabled Access
- Easy Access
- Tiered Restaurant
- Free WiFi
- Outside Seating Area
- Gluten Free Available
- Weddings and Other Private Parties Catered for
- Private Dining
- Free Parking
- Event Space
- Dogs Welcome
- Dietary Needs Catered For
- Children's Menu available
- Business Lunch
- Buffets, Business Meetings, Functions catered for
About The Waterside Hotel
The Waterside is the "must visit" venue in the family-owned SimpsInns group. The stunning water's edge location in West Kilbride provides panoramic views across the Firth of Clyde out to Arran. Contemporary design, innovative menu choice and wonderful ambiance sets The Waterside apart from the rest.
Choose from our extensive menus as we serve food through the day at The Waterside with something to suit every taste.
Whether you want to start the day with a freshly brewed coffee and newspaper or enjoy a traditional Scottish cooked breakfast, no problem, the choice is yours. Snacks and light bites are available through the day plus full a la carte menu takes you through and into the evening.
At all SimpsInns restaurants, bars and hotels, we pride ourselves on sourcing only the finest local ingredients where possible for our creative dishes and menus.
Très bel endroit
Excellent location, great food and friendly staff. The food choice, food presentation and quality of the food was fantastic with our dining experience on our visit top notch.
Good food and drink, nice place and great location. Friendly staff.
Had a very enjoyable meal in lovely surroundings. Service was excellent.
We were celebrating a birthday in our party and we had a 1 1/2 year old and a 4 year old. We waited just over an hour for our mains since getting our starters and even after speaking to 2 waitpersons our deeps was still not ready. The kids had already had their main meals and ours hadn’t been cooked yet! They also waited over 20 minutes for their ice cream which would have appeased them in the mean time. We appreciate it was busy and also that the manager gave us 50% off of our total food bill, but to be honest, the food wasn’t great for what we were supposed to pay and it ruined the family birthday meal. If we hadn’t have already ordered the kids ice cream we would have just left without having the main meal. The haggis burger we got was dry (no sauce or anything to accompany it) and the chips on the other dishes were not what we would have expected - all little ends of chips which felt like the last of the chips that were lying there were shoved onto the plate for quickness. We aren’t one for complaining but we just felt we had absolutely no choice as we felt so let down. What a shame, a birthday meal ruined (we appreciated the 50% but it didn’t make up for the amount of time lost trying to keep the kids occupied whilst waiting for our meals.) and a lovely setting for dinner but I doubt we will return as the overall experience was terrible.
A lovely day sitting outside in the garden area. Service was quite prompt although a little impersonal from some individuals. Overall food and coffees were very nice although the lasagne portion was small for £14 and over heavy on pasta - on it's own would merit 3*s at most.
We arrived late due to a traffic jam but did phone ahead to warn staff. We had to wait an hour for food as a member of staff forgot to “press a button” My lasagne was average at best! Sorry but not impressed.
Table was not set soup was served cold sent it back staff semed to be not trained to a suitable standard I thought the menu was disappointing
My family and I popped in for lunch yesterday and we had such a lovely time. The service was fab! We had my two year old nephew with us and the waitress (Ellie) was just wonderful with him - she chatted to him throughout our visit, waving to him as she passed, gave him high 5’s, making both him and us feel so welcomed and relaxed. Our meals were all delicious and promptly served not long after we ordered. Our only tiny criticism is that the child’s portion of macaroni was far far too hot when it arrived, it was bubbling at the sides of the plate and there was a very strong taste of mustard to it too, which might be a little too spicy for some little ones. A lovely visit to the Waterside, we will most definitely be back - thank you!
Lovely food in a great location
Lovely meal and setting.
The service was excellent. Food was nice. With coffee I was surprised to be given white sachets of sugar instead of good quality brown sugar lumps served in a sugar bowl.
The main meal was good value for money however the deserts were very very expensive
Lovely venue food was well presented and enjoyable service was very fast staff were very attentive and friendly would definitely recommend. My daughter was married here last October and I have to say the wedding was a fantastic day from start to finish
Very slow service but food was delicious
Never dissapointed at the waterside.great food , very efficient staff and lovely setting
I had the chicken burger. The base of the bun was soggy and overall the burger was pretty tasteless despite the description claiming spicy chill! Also, for nearly £13, the portion size was disappointing. It seems prices have increased and quality has decreased which is a shame because it's a lovely venue and setting......
Different menu on online booking compared to what was available on the day. Food was great though and large portions too.
Very nice venue with spectacular views The food was excellent and the waitress Niahm was very helpful assisting us with signing up for the loyalty card
Great menu and very good staff, we’ve been back 3 times in past month. You had issues a few months ago, improvements have been a success
Good food. Good service
Very pleasant meal. Good quality and good choice.
Waited 45 minutes for food and waiting 25 minutes to be told they didn’t have gluten free bread/wraps or anything bread like so we had To change from fajhitas to pasta. But after eating it appears there was gluten in the sauce as my sister in law took a bad turn after eating it. Food was lovely & server was lovely but the wait and the gluten was extremely unsatisfying.
Lovely setting fir the restaurant. Mostly young staff, but obviously trained very well. Food was served about the right time after ordering. Food was lovely and hot.
Great service and staff were friendly with lovely food will definitely be back