Welcome to Braidwoods Restaurant

Braidwoods is run by husband and wife team, Keith and Nicola Braidwood. Both partners are “Master Chefs of Great Britain”.

Due to government restrictions that have now been imposed on us until at least Nov 2nd we unfortunately are legally required to shut

To all our loyal customers, { a lot have become good friends) over the past 26 Years Keith and I would like to thank you from  the bottom of our hearts.

It’s been a blast and we’ve have loved nearly every moment!

We have decided to retire at Christmas and take things a little easier, it’s a few months sooner than we planned but it’s the right time for us.

We plan to do something a little less stessful part – time but nothing concrete planned, not quite at the pipe and slipper stage yet!

As our regulars have been returning after lockdown I have informed them and the reaction has been quite emotional!

So thanks again for your support, I’m sure we will miss the restaurant and the people that frequent it,  Nicola and Keith


With reduced covers unfortunately for now to keep everyone safe.

Also a change in opening times, Wednesday to Saturday lunch and dinner, 12 to last food order 1.30 , dinner 7 to last food order 8.30pm.

We hope you understand it will be more difficult to get a table Friday and Saturday until we can return to normal. Also will no longer be able to cater for parties over 12.

Please call Keith or Nicola if you would like to make a reservation 01294 833544

Thank you and we look forward to welcoming those who have supported us the last 26 years and hopeful lots of new ones.

**We can are no longer able to cater for tables over six or tables with more than 2 households. Also when entering the restaurant or walking out you must wear a face mask. Thanks for your understanding, Keith and Nicola Braidwood **

The restaurant has a Michelin star (we are the only Ayrshire restaurant to have this award) and has just been awarded it again for the 21st consecutive year which makes us the longest running Michelin Star holder in Scotland. The Braidwood’s’ careers read like a run-down of Britain’s greatest gastronomic temples, having worked and gained experience in the Peat Inn, the Royal Oak at Yattendon, Murrayshall House and Shieldhill Hotel amongst others.

Braidwoods is now celebrating 25 years in business.

Nicola is a former Scottish Young Chef of the Year, Keith earned the immensely prestigious Acorn Award in 1993. The awards and plaudits have flowed ever since including a coveted Michelin Star  and the AA “Best Restaurant in Scotland, Year 2000”.

At the heart of their philosophy however, is a devotion to the finest ingredients, mostly sourced locally, and a fantastic respect for the traditions of haute-cuisine: painstaking preparation, freshly made stocks and sauces and terrific attention to detail, as shown in their homemade pastas, breads and chocolates.

The Braidwoods cooking blends this tradition with a creative flare and many modern twists on classic themes. Locally caught seafood and the best Scottish lamb, deer and game-birds are staples of their ever-changing menu, but so are subtle use of more exotic herbs and spices.

Braidwoods is ideally located near many of Scotland top golf courses.