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Scotts at Troon Yacht Haven

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One of Scotland’s largest hospitality groups, Buzzworks Holdings, has unveiled its new look flagship restaurant – Scotts at Troon Yacht Haven.

The much loved marina restaurant has received a £500,000 makeover, bringing a fresh, modern take on relaxed dining to the Ayrshire coast. The venue’s interior has been transformed, with an enrichening palette of light tones and woods throughout to complement the stunning marina views and provide the perfect setting to enjoy Scotts delicious dishes and tempting wine list.

A new state-of-the-art kitchen has also been installed within the venue, allowing Scotts talented chefs to create a stylish new menu, celebrating Scotland’s produce and using the freshest ingredients available. Work on site was carried out over a 10 day period at the beginning of March 2017 with Glasgow-based 3 Design Scotland Ltd responsible for creating the new look interior.

The intention was to advance the Scotts brand for Buzzworks to another level, commensurate with top big city international venue interiors but also ensuring you get a warm welcome into the venue. 3 Design Scotland used various design elements to enhance a feeling of walking into a Mediterranean harbour side restaurant. High end furniture from Kettal and designer restaurant furniture from Ultimate and CCP Contract Furniture has been combined with on trend lighting from Shoore lighting. In addition, 3 Design Scotland chose beautiful fabrics to compliment the design from manufacturers including Osborne & Little, Ian Sanderson and Misia Casamance.

Hard surfaces include an interesting new product from Porcelanosa X Light that clads the bar front in the restaurant. Bespoke cladding can be found throughout including brass sheet to the fish tank wall and custom made timber cladding to the bar areas.

Suzy Kingswood, of 3 Design Scotland, commented:

“As always it’s a pleasure to work with clients who like to push the design to the limit, altering things on site to add details that are as up to date as possible but maintaining the appeal in the interiors that we would like to think will stand the test of time.”

Regulars will be delighted that old favourites have remained; whilst guests keen to try the best of Ayrshire’s locally landed seafood can now enjoy lobster, langoustines, king prawns and a whole host of other delicious delights available. The new menu also features a speciality seafood plater, perfect for sharing during the summer months.

As proud members of the Scotch Beef Club, diners will be well catered for with the inclusion of a new Tomahawk and Club steak and for those looking for healthy options, Scotts menu has a number of new salad options to tantalise the taste buds.

The drinks list has also received special attention from Scotts in-house mixologists, with a new range of cocktails having been added and a carefully curated wine list focusing on current trends and old favourites available to enjoy.

Kenny Blair, Buzzworks Holdings MD, said:

“Scotts has always been ahead of the times, so the new look, which has a lighter, more modern feel, but retains many of the iconic features that make Scotts so special, will set us up for many years to come.

“By investing in a new state-of-the-art kitchen, our chefs can continue to create mouth-watering dishes using the best ingredients Scotland has to offer, whilst changes to our restraint interior mean that guests can enjoy a fantastic dining experience in a setting befitting our spectacular harbour location.

“Scotts at Troon Yacht Haven has built up a fantastic reputation as the place to be for relaxed, enjoyable and delicious all day dining and drinking, so we are excited to welcome customers to the new look venue.”

Buzzworks Holdings is one Scotland’s fastest growing independent restaurant and bar operators, managing nine prestigious venues across Ayrshire and beyond. The award winning company offers an aspirational dining and entertainment experience through four stylish brands – Elliots, Scotts, House and Lido – bringing in an annual turnover of over £15m.

The dynamic family run business operates out of its main office in Prestwick, Ayrshire. Its exciting portfolio unites nine venues and counting, with over 400 staff across the West of Scotland. Buzzworks Holdings believes in investing in its people, providing industry leading training and a forward thinking approach to work life balance for every member of staff. It is currently ranked within The Sunday Times 100 Best Companies to work for.



SHOORE are decorative lighting specialists, working primarily within the hospitality market. SHOORE work with interior designers, architects and owners, working closely with clients to source, supply and understand their specific design needs.

SHOORE Director, Robert Parkes was first introduced to decorative lighting over 30 years ago when his father worked as an export sales manager during the 1980s. Robert formed SHOORE in 2015 and although SHOORE is a fairly new business, his team has vast experience supplying lighting to hospitality projects.

Recent projects for SHOORE include Macdonald Hotels, Simpsinns, Hendersons of Edinburgh, The Station Hotel in Rothes, Parklands Country Club in Glasgow, The Longhouse in Kilmarnock and various private residences in London, amongst others. SHOORE are currently working on Picardy Hotel, Edinburgh.

Working on Scotts in Troon Marina, SHOORE worked alongside 3 Design to source fantastic pieces for the restaurant, from brands such as Studio Italia’s Kelly pendants which can be seen over the booths, to dimmable Fontana Arte wall lights. The suspended Brokis Night Birds are also a key piece and one which draws links from the immediate surroundings.

Robert Parkes, SHOORE, said:

“Lighting Design plays a vital role in helping our clients create their vision, not only from a design perspective but also by ensuring the perfect ambience is created through the use of light. We are very proud to have played a part within this recent enhancement at Scotts in Troon Marina – working for a great client such as Buzzworks who truly appreciate good lighting.”

Robert added:

“At SHOORE, we make a point of attending as many trade fairs and exhibitions as possible, to seek out new designs and create new brand partners. We aim to educate our clients and keep them up to date, remaining a valuable resource for both manufacturers and designers in the process.”

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