The Waterside Hotel

Ardrossan Road, West Kilbride, United Kingdom, KA23 9NG
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Opening Information

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)

Facilities
  • Disabled Access
  • Easy Access
  • Tiered Restaurant
  • Free WiFi
  • Outdoor Seating
  • 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
  • Beach
  • Bar
  • Accommodation

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.

Cuisine: British, Brunch, Child Friendly, Contemporary, European, Fish, Scottish, Seafood, Vegetarian
Dress Code: Smart Casual,Casual

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Visited On Tuesday, 04 August 2020

Food was bland and not 100% as described. Service was poor, left with no drinks and no one asked us if we wanted any more. Did ask for a glass of water. Still waiting for it. O

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Visited On Tuesday, 04 August 2020

Absolutely lovely first experience At the Waterside. Food was amazing. We will definitely be back.

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Visited On Tuesday, 04 August 2020

It was nice getting the discount however I think it would have been overpriced if we had payed the full price sorry 🙁

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Visited On Tuesday, 04 August 2020

Lovely restaurant great food would highly recommend

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Visited On Monday, 03 August 2020

We felt safe at this venue and everything was perfect.

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Visited On Wednesday, 29 July 2020

Our first outing for food and drink since lockdown, pleasantly surprised how simple and safe you made our visit. We will most certainly return. Thank you.

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Visited On Monday, 03 August 2020

We used the dine out to help out scheme on this visit. The location is really lovely, but we did think the prices for food and drink were very expensive and not really good value at full price. Drinks in particular very poor at £6 for a pint of lager and the same for a small glass of wine is way over the top. It's a pity as the location is gorgeous and we would like to come back, but not at these prices I'm afraid

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Visited On Monday, 03 August 2020

We were in room 320 room was very warm and noisy due to being next to the laundrette. Also the service in the restaurant was very slow and had to wait for a while to be served our main course. The menu could have more options for vegetarians and vegans Staff were helpful and polite at main reception.

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Visited On Monday, 03 August 2020

The menus bit limited its a great outlook the guy who served us was good but when we got to the door there was no one to check us in

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Visited On Monday, 03 August 2020

Would like to thoroughly irises the efforts made to ensure we remain safe and standards adhered to during the current climate having previously eaten at another Local establishment I was shocked at their lack of safety standards which made me very anxious however all staff at your restraunt well pleasant hard working and out is at ease will adhering to restrictions would definitely recommend and will be back food was delicious too

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Visited On Monday, 03 August 2020

My favourite wee hidden gem , great service once again , food is always hot and staff very friendly .

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Visited On Monday, 03 August 2020

Absolutely delicious food and fantastic service! Lovely to be back.

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Visited On Sunday, 02 August 2020

Lunch menu was expensive albeit varied. Atmosphere and surroundings are lovely. Food was tasty. Service could have been better as after each course we were left with dirty plates for quite a while before being cleared away. Will be back to try again though.

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Visited On Saturday, 01 August 2020

Restaurant was cold and over crowded. Food wasn’t great. The staff were not attentive and was more expensive than previous regular visits

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Visited On Saturday, 01 August 2020

Service slow. Too many tables it seemed for servers to get around as it was a warm Saturday. Drinks came quickly but took a while to get food order taken. Mains and sides arrived promptly and we were impressed with standards.. Dessert was a disaster. 1 dish brought out on its own then 20minute wait and 3 servers to get the rest of food and tea/coffee. Waiter didn’t know what 1 of the cakes were when we queried it looking different to description. A bit of practice and more communication with staff required. Social distancing was great and it’s a beautiful setting. Food is more expensive than I would have expected.

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Visited On Saturday, 01 August 2020

Good breakfast sitting in the garden. Waitress didn’t inform of the one way system in place. Found this out from over hearing other customers being told by different staff. Didn’t spoil the meal however.

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Visited On Friday, 31 July 2020

As a local I must congratulate the restaurant for the food service and welcome under the circumstances we all are facing at this time. Very civilised

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Visited On Thursday, 30 July 2020

Table was dirty and had to ask for it to be cleaned, then asked to be moved but told no. With the pandemic the table should have been cleaned before we were seated. Food was lovely though.

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Visited On Thursday, 30 July 2020

Disappointed with variety on menu and the price did not make it good value,will definitely not be back!

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Visited On Wednesday, 29 July 2020

Absolute love the Waterside. We got married here last year so always a special place to come. The staff were absolutely fantastic and did such a good job considering all the challenges they are facing just now. Food was outstanding as usual.

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Visited On Wednesday, 29 July 2020

Service was terrible. My partner and i were met with a warm friendly welcoming. And showed ti our table where a drink order was taken over 20min b4 we got our drinks. After a 15/20min wait our food came with no issues. After finishing our food the plates were left on the table for 40min till we had to ask for them to b cleared. 5hen waited a futher 1520/ min on desert order to b taken. This put a downer on the meal

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Visited On Sunday, 26 July 2020

Food was lovely but very expensive for what it was. We had 2 x fajitas, 1 x chips and 2 x draft soft drinks but we were about £42. A lot of money for one course.

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Visited On Monday, 27 July 2020

Lovely stay and lovely staff

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Visited On Sunday, 26 July 2020

the Waterside is a lovely venue with stunning views over to Arran. The food and service were amazing as always.

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Visited On Sunday, 26 July 2020

Warm welcome on entering and shown to our table immediately. Staff are excellent. 1st class service. The food is beautifully presented and tastes great. Outstanding location with stunning views. Love this venue.

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