Fouters Restaurant in Ayr is awarded its second AA rosette

From: Fame Publicity Services
Published: Sun Oct 19 2008

FOR more than 30 years a jewel in Ayrshire’s culinary crown, Fouters Restaurant in Ayr has now gained further well deserved recognition with the award of its second rosette from the Automobile Association (AA).

According to the AA’s website, this means that Fouters has been upgraded from "excellent restaurant that stands out in its local area. The food is prepared with care, understanding and skill, using good-quality ingredients" to one of "the best local restaurants, offering higher standards and better consistency. Greater precision is apparent in the cooking, and there is obvious attention to the quality and selection of ingredients."

The proprietor of Fouters Restaurant is Ayr businessman Barry Rooney, who commented this week: "Our second AA rosette acknowledges the excellence of our hardworking kitchen and front of house team. Together we will continue to strive to improve still further the fine dining experience of our discerning clientele."

Fouters Restaurant is a landmark in Ayr, an idiosyncratically romantic downstairs restaurant on a side street just off Sandgate. Set in the vaulted cellars of an 18th century bank, one of Ayr’s oldest buildings, the dining rooms retain the natural stone walls and slated floors from the past as well as the historic bank counter as the bar, all brightened with vibrant art works and the warmth of the atmosphere.

Originally established in 1977 and long renowned for quality food, since November 2006 Fouters’ award winning food has been prepared with care and attention by Barry Rooney’s small, very professional kitchen team, with a real passion for quality food. Their culinary skills, complemented by the team’s professional expertise and knowledge of food and wine, present the best of good food in Ayr with a philosophy of keeping flavours clean and simple to allow quality ingredients to shine.

Fouters’ next door neighbour for many decades was the famous wine merchant Whighams of Ayr – spearheaded by Ian Cumming – now the Ayrshire home of leading international fine wine merchants Corney and Barrow – ensuring a continuous supply of top quality wines at the restaurant, carefully and expertly chosen, ready for drinking, from all over the world.

Barry Rooney concludes: "We passionately believe in our food at Fouters. We also know that food alone is not the only reason why people enjoy a memorable dining experience so it's important to us that everything is done right and to the best of our ability. You need to feel good to enjoy a great dining experience to the full and we are sure that our delightful, informal, stylish yet easy friendly atmosphere and ambience will help make your whole dining experience complete.

"We believe in our classic Scottish culinary product – complex twists and novelties too often distract from the final dish so we tend to avoid them.

"And our restaurant is all about making people welcome, comfortable and feeling at ease."

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Fouters Restaurant
2A Academy Street
Ayr KA7 1HS

Tel: (01292) 261391



Fouters Restaurant is a member of the Elite Ayrshire Business Circle.

The Elite Ayrshire Business Circle is an association formed last year of some of the top companies in Ayrshire.

Its purpose is to publicise its members, and to celebrate and promote the rich diversity of industry, commerce and business services available within the county boundaries of Ayrshire.

Members include the Clydesdale Bank, Ayr Racecourse and the Western House Hotel, and member company activities include building and construction, architectural practice, estate agency and land management, chartered accountancy, insurance broking, legal services, golf club management, marketing services and brand creation, web design and public relations consultancy.

For further information about The Elite Ayrshire Business Circle and to apply for membership, e-mail

Founder members of the Elite Ayrshire Business Circle:

Clydesdale Bank
Ayr Racecourse
Western House Hotel
CKD Galbraith Property Consultants
Frazer Coogans Solicitors
Accident & Injury Claims Centre
MacKay Corporate Insurance Brokers
Donald Ross Estate Agents:
William Skinner & Son Building Contractors
Sinclair Scott Chartered Accountants
Paligap Creative Agency
ARP Lorimer & Associates Architects
Brunston Castle Golf Club
Accident & Injury Claims Centre
Fouters Restaurant
Christie Financial Planning Ltd
Allison Lightbody Waddell Chartered Surveyors
Kestrel Press
Fame Publicity Services Public Relations Consultancy
Easton Property
Easton Kitchens & Bathrooms

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Telephone: 01292 281498
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