With restaurants across Ayrshire forced to close to diners under current restrictions, many people are missing out on the joys of eating out with friends and family.

Whilst you might not be able to gather with your loved ones, some restaurants throughout the region are offering takeaway so you can enjoy high-quality food from the comfort of home.

Here are some of the best restaurants remaining open for collection and delivery in January.

The Fairburn Hotel, Mauchline: 14 Loudon Street, KA5 5BU

Rated 3 stars by Visit Scotland, the Fairburn Hotel offers a selection of contemporary Scottish and European dishes.

The takeaway menu features favourites such as homemade soup and liver pâté as starters, as well as tattie scone nachos and haggis bon bons.

Mains include katsu curry, Cajun chicken pasta and gammon steak served with a black pudding fritter.

A selection of kids meals are also available for £5.50 each.

As well as food, the takeaway menu includes a variety of cocktails and mocktails, such as strawberry daquiris, mojitos and piña coladas.

The menu is available for collection and delivery from 4pm-7pm Tuesday to Thursday, and 2pm-8pm Friday to Sunday.

Call 01290 551011 to order or visit Fairburn Hotel Mauchline on Facebook. www.facebook.com/Thefairburn/

Lido, Troon: 11-17 West Portland Street, KA10 6AB

Lido’s takeaway menu offers dishes with a Mediterranean influence.

The ‘Lido-to-go’ mains include lemon chilli chicken served with hummus and pickled vegetables, and Thai chicken served with fragrant rice and red chilli coconut cream.

There are also some more traditional options, including fish and chips and penne carbonara.

Several combos are on offer as well, with a ‘Family Feast’ of three pizzas, three sides and two deserts available for £39.95.

Lido is also supporting Hospitality Action’s Invisible Chip campaign which aims to help those in the industry who have been affected by the pandemic. (https://invisiblechips.org.uk/)

Collection slots are available from 3:30pm-9pm Tuesday to Sunday. Order online at www.lido-troon.co.uk, or call 01292 310088.

The Thistle Inn, Cumnock: 22 Glaisnock Road, KA18 3AB

The Thistle Inn is offering a range of homemade classics for delivery or collection form 4pm-7:30pm, including steak pie, fish and chips and lasagne.

The menu also includes some less traditional dishes, such as the Cajun chicken crepe and an American-style Jack Daniel’s chicken wrap.

A breakfast menu is also available, with fry ups, paninis and coffees served between 9am-3pm.

Delivery to New Cumnock and Ochiltree costs £2.50, with a charge of £5 to areas slightly further afield. Order on Just Eat at www.just-eat.co.uk/restaurants-the-thistle-inn-cumnock/menu.

GRO Coffee, Irvine: 124 Harbour Street, KA12 8PZ

You may not be able to enjoy GRO’s comfy armchairs and cosy atmosphere during lockdown, but you can still treat yourself to breakfast, brunch or dinner to go.

The breakfast/brunch menu is available 9am-4pm, with a selection of delicious egg dishes, luxury chunky toasties and pancake stacks to choose from.

A range of Scottish, Italian and Greek-inspired burgers are on offer until 9pm, as well as build-your-own pizzas.

Orders for collection can be placed by calling 07732 396111, and the full menu is available at www.grocoffee.co.uk.

The Fox & Willow, Ayr: 46 Carrick Road, KA7 2RE

The Fox & Willow is serving up starters, mains and desserts from 2pm-8pm every day.

Mains on offer include a twist on the traditional macaroni cheese, with the addition of BBQ pulled pork and black pudding.

There is also a selection of pizzas, burgers and salad boxes to choose from.

A £20 afternoon tea for two is available for collection, but this must be ordered with 24 hours’ notice.

Cocktail slushies can be ordered for £6 each, with one litre cocktail bottles also available for £16.95. See the full menu and place your order at https://thefoxandwillowtogo.com/.

Abbey Gates Bar & Grill, Kilwinning: 88 Main Street, KA13 6AG

Abbey Gates Bar & Grill is offering a burger and fries, all day breakfast or curry family meal deal – each for under £20.

Other dishes include homemade favourites such as chilli con carne, mince and potatoes and, on Sundays, a full roast dinner.

Collection and delivery is available 10am-9pm Monday to Thursday, and 11am-9pm Friday to Sunday. Orders can be placed on Just Eat at www.just-eat.co.uk/restaurants-abbey-gates-kilwinning/, with 10% off on orders over £10.