Ayrshire is replete with top quality dining opportunities - from fine to casual dining; from locally-caught fish and seafood to authentic Italian cooking, and from fine fish teas to frothy coffees and cakes. We have a list of some favourite places of ours, relatively close to the Ranch, to introduce to you - but really, we're just scratching the surface of what's available in our county when your thoughts turn from your day's activities to your lunch or evening meal. The best advice we can offer is - get out and explore Ayrshire's eating places. They're a revelation!
Here in Maybole we have the Daily Bake - for good, simple lunch and teatime snacks, the Po King Chinese Restaurant (01655 882600) - with a seated area and takeaway (and they deliver, too!) and Graziano's Chip Shop.
European cuisine from Scotland's larder, cooked to the highest standard. For a very special occasion. Visit www.enterkine.com
Carefully sourced and beautifully prepared fish and seafood - and a full menu of meat dishes too. Visit www.wildingshotel.com
Seafood and classic home cooking in the beautiful setting of Dunure Harbour with spectacular views of Ailsa Craig and Culzean Castle as you drive over. Visit www.dunureinn.co.uk
Bar food – but a cut above – served in informal and friendly surroundings. Visit www.hollybushinn-ayrshire.co.uk
One of Costley & Costley's finest - gastro-pub food ranging from Scottish to Mediterranean. Visit www.houseofburns.com
Eat real home cooking, including fish and game and indulgent desserts, by the fire in this cosy cottage restaurant (01655 750499).
The Minishant Inn is a short drive away on the road to Ayr and can be contacted on 01292 442 483.
Authentic Indian cuisine - simple or elaborate - served in this charming old church. Visit www.ayrspice.info
For Great Fish & Chips... South Ayrshire has a whole host of quality places to offer, from the famous 'Wee Hurrie' in Troon (12 miles) (where you can order a Langoustine Supper!), to the Wellington Fish Restaurant in Ayr (7 miles).