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Pier 36

36 The Parade, Donaghadee BT21 0HE, Northern Ireland
028 9188 4466
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Ranked #1 of 12 restaurants in Donaghadee
Cuisines: Seafood, British
Good for: Families with children, Large groups
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night, Dessert
Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Large groups
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night, Dessert
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English first
Belfast
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

Had another excellent meal in pier 36 last night. As always great staff very welcoming and friendly and superb service. Menu was reduced since last time I has eaten there but choice still good and all food was fantastic. Every time I go however I think..... When is Denise going to do this place up!! Toilets, carpet, wallpaper, chairs etc... More

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18 reviews 18 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

I really recommend this place for food. Never have I nor my husband had a bad meal. We recently took my father down for a family meal. (8).. Everyone enjoyed their food. Staff are friendly and always good to see Denise and the family out seeing if everyone is happy.

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out-and-about-NI, Manager at Pier 36, responded to this review

Dear OVH81, Thank you for taking the time to share your positive experience at Pier 36 with trip Advisor. We dry age our steaks on site in a specially designed cold room, this makes for the great steaks! As a family run business, it is nice to get recognition from our customers about our food and staff. We all look... More

United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

Excellent restaurant, charming staff, great floor manager (Peter). Superb variety of high quality food all at reasonable prices and generous quantities. Try the full Irish breakfast! Can't wait to go back!

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out-and-about-NI, Manager at Pier 36, responded to this review

Dear PeterKunitedkingdom, Thank you for sharing your experience at Pier 36, we look forward to welcoming you on your next visit to Donaghadee. Warm Regards Pier 36 More

Belfast, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

Food is great here, staff are excellent, the owner and his boys are great fun and make you feel very welcome, but have to say the appearance of your customers now, is very disappointing. When this place opened, it was a restaurant to dress up for a classy evening out. However, your total bill is excessive to be sitting alongside... More

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out-and-about-NI, Manager at Pier 36, responded to this review

Dear LadybugJJ, Thank you for taking the time to share your experience at Pier 36, and for recognising the high quality of staff, food and service we offer. I feel we have been unfairly judged, and labelled due to the choice of clothing of the customers sat next to you? I am sorry if this has put you off dining... More

Belfast
Top Contributor
65 reviews 65 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

Brought 32 older people to Donaghadee on 1 July as part of a mystery trip. They all disappeared into the various cafes and restaurants in the town for lunch or café snacks. I was left with the driver minding the coach and decided to slip into a almost unnoticeable bar for an Ulster fry and a tea. As I told... More

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out-and-about-NI, Manager at Pier 36, responded to this review

Dear SmilerBelfast, Thank you for taking the time to share this lovely experience. We look forward to seeing you again, and please do not hesitate to give us a call to see what we could offer any tour groups you may be bringing this way. Warm Regards Pier 36 +442891884466 More

Belfast
Top Contributor
51 reviews 51 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

Just checked in on the off chance glorious mid summer evening full tide great buzz - got a table for 4 beside the door great friendly service nice menu the 2 guys went for the beef rob for 2 Joy got Scallops and Judith tenderloin beef - great choice everyone delighted the beef superb. The desert taster looked amazing as... More

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out-and-about-NI, Manager at Pier 36, responded to this review

Dear Markie2, Thank you for sharing your experience on trip Advisor. I am glad your party enjoyed everything. It is great to hear such positive feedback about our steaks. here at Pier 36 the meat is dry aged on site in a specially designed cold room, this really does make for great steaks! We hope to see you again soon.... More

Contributor
12 reviews 12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

We spent a night at Pier 36 and absolutely loved it. We received a very warm welcome and were shown to a lovely room with view out over the harbour. Everything was very tastefully done and spotlessly clean. Lots of information left in the room on places to visit and things to do. We had a really delicious meal and... More

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out-and-about-NI, Manager at Pier 36, responded to this review

Dear Hilary G, Thank you for taking the time to share your experience at Pier 36. It is lovely that you enjoyed both our guesthouse and dining offerings. We look forward to welcoming you again when you visit this area Warm Regards Pier 36 More

Belfast, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

Will definately be back. This is a bit of a drive from Belfast but especially on a nice day its well worth it. Firstly the staff are all enthusiastic, very friendly and very on the ball - absolutely great service. Something that is harder than you might think to do. On top of that the food was also very good.... More

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out-and-about-NI, Manager at Pier 36, responded to this review

Dear Jonny H, Thanks for taking the time to share your experience at Pier 36. I am really glad that everything we strive to achieve has made your visit enjoyable. Thank you for recognising that good service is not always an easy job! We look forward to welcoming you on your next visit. Don't forget we have a guesthouse so... More

Belfast
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

Family arrived from Canada on Saturday 31st May, and as always had asked me to prebook a meal for our family party of 8. My Canadian family have said on more than one occasion how well a place like Pier 36 would do in Canada. We had a great evening and as usual were made to feel very welcome. Service... More

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out-and-about-NI, Manager at Pier 36, responded to this review

Dear Susan D, It is lovely to hear such a positive experience from you. We look forward to seeing you soon, and your visitors if they return to Donaghadee again. Kind Regards Pier 36 More

Milton Keynes
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

My Wife and I sampled breakfast, lunch and dinner during our stay and, all three were very good. The Ulster Fry was fantastic, the Portavogie Scampi was to die for and, the Steak was tender and delicious.

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out-and-about-NI, Manager at Pier 36, responded to this review

Dear MiltonKeynesRob, Thank you for taking the time to share you experience at Pier 36. I am glad you enjoyed everything, we have been working hard on perfecting our steaks and now have a custom built cold room just for hanging the meat so thank you for such positive feedback on our steaks too. Warm Regards Pier 36 More

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