If you’re looking for somewhere with good food that’s also a great family day out, then The Stables Bar & Restaurant at Morris Equestrian Centre is your ideal one-stop destination. With a newly refurbished restaurant and cafe area overlooking two indoor arenas, you can dine on delicious food whilst watching the horses. A few of the GlasgowLiving team took a wee drive out to enjoy some lunch and of course, to pet some horses…

Best for: The Stable Bar & Restaurant is perfect for a day out with the family. Enjoy a nice meal and then go on a Yard Tour of the stables and let the wee ones pat the horses. It’s also an ideal place to take older family members as it’s very a peaceful environment.

What we ate: We arrived on a dull afternoon looking for a tasty meal, and that’s exactly what we got. We enjoyed a Classic Fish & Chips, Oven Baked Lasagne and Chicken, Bacon & Leek Pie.

The Classic Fish & Chips (£11.95) was served with chips, garden peas and tartare sauce. The fish, a sustainable single fillet of haddock is supplied by the award winning Fish Company Company of Glasgow. The fish was delicious, it tasted fresh and was served in a light beer batter.

The Chicken, Bacon and Leek Pie (£9.95) was a hearty dish, served with chips and vegetables. The chicken, bacon and leek was in rich creamy sauce with flaky, butter puff pastry. Chicken, bacon and leek pie is the epitome of comfort food and this was no exception.

Finally, last but certainly not least, the Oven Baked Lasagne (£8.95). Covered in a gooey cheese glaze and oven baked, the lasagne was delicious and well seasoned. The herby tomato was well balanced with the creamy bechamel sauce. The lasagne is served with garlic & herb bread and chips.

Verdict: We entered The Stables Bar & Restaurant cold and hungry, and left warm, full and content. The food was delicious and very reasonably priced for the quality. Not only is the fish from a local supplier, the meat is supplied from locally sourced butchers. As for the location, it is only a turn off the M77 motorway, making it a perfect stop off on the way to/ from Ayr, Troon or Kilmarnock.

Whether it’s lunch you’re after you can dine from the extensive A La Carte menu, choosing from either a Morris Homemade Burger, Chicken Balmoral or Braised Lamb Shank. They also have an All Day Menu for a light meal which includes: a Cajun Chicken Wrap and Smoked Salmon Sandwich.

They are also offering a Special Lunch Menu, 2 courses for £6.50 which includes Chicken Liver Pate and Vegetable Pakora for starters and Lasagne, Three Cheese Macaroni or the Chicken, Bacon and Leek Pie for main course. Oh, and check out the 3 Course Sunday Roast for £9.95 and the Kids Menu, with everything under a fiver.

Overall, it’s a great day out, for all ages. The wee ones will love petting the horses and everyone will love the calming nature of being around the horses. It is definitely worth the drive to sit and eat delicious, locally sourced, comfort food.

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