Saffy's Cafe Bar and Restaurant
Chef Douglas Smith has been impressing the food critics with his cooking talents for almost 20 years.
He has won a string of national awards and cooked for a host of VIP diners.
Now one of Scotland's most accomplished chefs, Douglas has taken the bold step of opening his own café-bar-brasserie - Saffy's - in the heart of Ayr.
A glance at some of the comments he inspired while head chef at Enterkine House and McCallum's Oyster Bar only serve to confirm his status as one of the country's most exciting culinary talents.
"Winning awards and receiving praise from the critics is gratifying," says Douglas, "but as chef/proprietor at Saffy's I have another audience to impress - the customers."
In the few months since Saffy's opened, Douglas has already attracted a growing customer base amongst town centre shoppers, the business community and visitors to town.
Douglas adds: "Great food should not have to cost the earth and hopefully diners will find something to delight them, at a price that won't break the budget."
Using fresh local produce wherever possible, Douglas combines delicious Mediterranean and worldwide flavours to offer a unique and varied menu. Crowd pleasers include peppered duck breast confit, slow roasted pork belly, smoked haddock gratin and grilled sea bass.