Set against a waterside location on the Ayrshire coast, The Rabbit and its sister bar, The Seal, are the newest additions to Troon’s culinary scene.

Located within the landmark Marine Troon, part of the Marine & Lawn Hotels & Resorts collection, they overlook the 17th hole at Royal Troon and look out towards Arran and Ailsa Craig.

Derek Johnstone, Executive Chef at Marine & Lawn Rusacks St Andrews, has overseen the menus which champion seasonal, local ingredients together with Scottish seafood and game, showcasing the very best of classic British cooking.

The 78-cover restaurant has been designed in keeping with the historic 19th-century hotel with an emphasis on timeless grandeur that’s balanced with a relaxed, inviting atmosphere.

It takes advantage of the coastal views with quirky maximalist touches that mark the golfing heritage of the property. Chandeliers crafted from burl wood and coastal driftwood give a warm glow, and generous soft furnishings of velvet promise a comfortable setting for guests.

The Rabbit is open daily for lunch and dinner while The Seal bar provides a relaxed option for all-day dining, cocktails and light bites.

Ayrshire drinks suppliers include Hendrick’s gin direct from the distillery at nearby Girvan and single malt whisky from the Isle of Arran Distillery, just across the water.

Marine Troon, a striking Victorian sandstone hotel, has unrivalled views of Royal Troon Golf Club’s Old Course, which is set to host The Open once again in 2024.,