27th March 2019

Andrew MacKay

Turnberry Chef Scoops Silver Gong at Culinary World Cup A team of top Scottish chefs served up a winning menu at the Villeroy & Boch Culinary World Cup in Luxembourg earlier this month, bringing home a silver medal for Scotland as part of the world-wide competition.Trump Turnberry’s award-winning pastry chef, Andrew MacKay, joined part of the seven-strong Scottish team at…
30th November 2018

Gro Coffee

Stormy days & cold nights Winter is here and the team at GRO could not be happier, we are here every morning from 9am to serve up warm scones, huge empires, the worlds biggest’ strawberry tarts and more, all baked in house.Mornings always begin with powering up our Black Eagle, the worlds finest’ coffee machine, hand made in Italy by…
16th August 2018

Gro Coffee

A Sun–kissed Monday at Gro, with Gordon Rennie It is just another sun-kissed Monday afternoon at the end of June in Irvine. Ribbed wisps of cloud in a clear blue sky above, a smiling sun, stolen from the Uruguayan flag, beating down, and not even the hint of a breeze by the sea.Ayrshire Magazine are at GRO, a licensed cafe bar on the Irvine harbourside, where we are warmly welcomed by the proprietor Gordon Rennie. "I am born and bred Ayrshire," Gordon told us when I asked him where his idea for a cafe bar in Irvine had come from. "I spent every day driving to Glasgow to get a nice coffee and something to eat. I realised there was a market here…
25th March 2018

Zac Burinski

The evolution of a young Ayrshire Move & Shaka Zac Burinski lives in Cumnock and Doon Valley with mum Nicola. This is an area of Scotland which since the demise of the coal industry, has had its problems and unemployment is high. At first glance there is nothing unusual or special about Zac. He looks like any other fifteen year…
4th March 2018


An Ayrshire Institution An institution in Ayrshire hailing all the way from Italy, the Cecchinis and their train of restaurants have come from humble beginnings to now be known as one of the most popular restaurateurs in all of Ayrshire.The Cecchini family hails from the relaxed old town of Barga in Tuscany. Affectionately known as the “The most Scottish town…
20th February 2018

The Dragon’s Den

Kilmarnock's newest venue gets ready to sparkle. Kenny and Josephine Cheung of Dragon Royale are no strangers to glamorous dining, and they’re about to begin the next phase of their ambitious journey with the opening of Kilmarnock’s first Champagne Bar and Restaurant.Based in the old Artful Dodger building on the riverside, La Dragon will be their second Ayrshire restaurant, and…
12th April 2016

The Mill House

Looking Good for 307 Years Old Saturday 21st November saw the grand unveiling of The Mill House in Stewarton and the new venue has been a great success so far! The new look is turning heads with its stylish and unique interior. With seating for over 100 guests, the glamourous restaurant offers a relaxed and informal setting within a comfortable…