Renowned food critic, Rick Newlands has listed various places near to LLBC that can help feed you after a hard day's flying.

Places to eat near Lapwing Lodge:



  1. 24 hour ASDA supermarket (with petrol), KFC, McDonalds, Linwood Farm pub/restaurant on the A761 Phoenix retail park PA3 3FE Rick’s recommendation: avoid the Linwood Farm, the food is awful! (how can anyone make inedible puddings?)

  2. Lord Lounsdale pub/restaurant on Lounsdale road, Paisley PA2 9DU ( Rick’s recommendation: cheap and cheerful.

  3. Chip shop, Lidl’s on B789 Johnstone High Street / Thorn Brae, also Ashoka Johnstone, 3 Rankine Street, Johnstone, PA5 8AY (, Rick’s recommendation: A la carte menu at Ashoka is some of the finest curry in Scotland! Rick’s further recommendation: avoid deep-fried Haggis at chip shop (inferior deep-fried species, only Grif likes it).

  4. Chip shop and Wok Inn Chinese takeaway on Foxbar road, Paisley PA2 0AY

  5. Petrol station with shop on B775 Gleniffer road, Paisley PA2 8PL

  6. Morrisons supermarket, Falside Road, Paisley, PA2 6JE (open till 9pm, with café)

  7. Red Fort Indian restaurant, 46 Cross Arthurlie Street, Barrhead, G78 1QU

  8. Gateside Inn restaurant, 37-39 Main Rd, Gateside, Beith KA15 2LF

  9. Petrol station with shop, A737 bypass road, Beith, KA15 2HH

  10. The Canny Man pub/restaurant on B777 1 Beith Road, Lugton, Kilmarnock, Ayrshire, KA3

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  11. The Loch House pub/restaurant, on A760 Largs road, Lochwinnoch PA12 4JF


  12. Xscape Braehead PA4 8XQ, several restaurants including TGI Friday’s


  13. Snooks steak restaurant, Unit 12 Westbourne centre, Barrhead, G78 1LR


  14. The Howwood Inn pub/restaurant, Main Street, Howwood, PA9 1BQ, (www.the-howwood-

  15. East End Tandoori, 3/5 Ladyburn street, Paisley, PA1 1PH, (

    Rick’s recommendation: their small Shashlik kebab with ‘everything on’, an entire meal in itself, tender marinated lamb pieces in a spicy sauce with lots of salad. Last year they delivered to Lapwing Lodge.

  16. LaRambla Mexican/Italian/Spanish restaurant, 9-11, Renfrew Road, Paisley, PA3 4 A F ( Rick’s recommendation: their chipotle mushrooms starter followed by the house-chilli-filled tacos (main meal) from their tapas menu. Very yum!

  17. Dominos pizza pickup/delivery 41 Gauze Street, Paisley, PA1 1EX, Tel: 0141 842 1331

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Places to eat near the Fairlie Moor flying site:



  1. Nardini’s restaurant/café 2 Greenock Road, Largs, KA30 8NF ( Rick’s recommendation: Italian restaurant tucked away at the back-right of venue. Very nice seafood platter (mussels, scallops, and king prawns in white wine sauce with fresh pasta and veg. Also make their own excellent thin-crust pizzas. Also, large variety of ice cream.

  2. Star of India Indian restaurant 84a Gallowgate Street, Largs, KA30 8LZ (

  3. Fish and Chip shop, just across from the ferry terminal on Gallowgate street, Largs (The sea front). 


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