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53-55 Central Promenade, Newcastle, Northern Ireland
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Ranked #36 of 51 Restaurants in Newcastle
Hours:
Mon - Fri 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Sat - Sun 9:00 am - 7:30 pm
Cuisines: Irish
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Bangor, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015 NEW

We had Sunday lunch here on 25/01/15 in the rear downstairs restaurant during a family day out to Newcastle. We found our waitress pleasant and helpful. The food was nice, veg portions on the roast dinners could have been a bit more generous. All in all good value and there was no problem making a few changes to our food... More 

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Bangor, United Kingdom
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95 reviews 95 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

on one of my biking trips our usual eating house was too busy so we called into the strand. The young girl that served us was very polite and friendly and very efficient. The food was served very quickly and good quality. Looking forward to return for another munch.

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Northern Ireland
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25 reviews 25 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

We have just had ice cream from the Strand and were very disappointed. The cones were soft, the flake tasted old and the ice cream itself had strange bits in it even though it was supposed to be vanilla. This is nothing like the ice cream I remembered from the Strand when I was a child. I won't be back.

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TheStrandNewcastle, Owner at The Strand, responded to this review

Hi Aerobird We are sorry to learn of your disappointment through TripAdvisor and not in person. We are proud manufacturers of home made Ice cream since 1930. We uphold a strict process whereby no bits would be able to make their way in to our ice cream unless we put bits into it for example our honeycomb has honeycomb bits... More 

Castlewellan, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

Went in on Sunday for an Ice-cream and coffee on Sunday - and didn't really know whether to go to the counter and get served or sit down to get served. So we stood at the counter for about 10 minutes despite only being 1 other customer and about 3 staff, finally one of the staff asked if we were... More 

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TheStrandNewcastle, Owner at The Strand, responded to this review

Hi Anita, We are sorry to learn of your perceived visit on TripAdvisor rather than at the time or even a phonecall. Had you communicated your purported experience we could have rectified the situation for you. We pride ourselves on our staff, and each have been trained to cope with the daily rigours of working in our bustling café. In... More 

newtownards
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75 reviews 75 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

The upstairs room in this sea front restaurant is a good place from which to admire the coast, the mountains and happy holiday makers. It may be a small place as resturants go, but there is a fairly good range of items on the menu, and the staff are friendly.

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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19 reviews 19 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

I've just had the most delicious dinner served by two of the most pleasant members of staff I've ever been served by called Carol & Alana. The food was plentiful and fresh,hot and full of flavour. The cafe was busy and was very clean and tidy. Well done the Strand.

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2014 via mobile

First time been to Newcastle in years my family decided to try here, served straight away, got our food quickly, but it was just about editable beacon looked and tasted as if had been cooked and later reheated, sausages were pink in the middle and soda and potato bread tasted weird, went to use the bathrooms they were disgusting one... More 

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Banbridge
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88 reviews 88 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2014

Not expensive but not the most up to date nor the cleanest or tidiest. It has outside sitting on the footpath unprotected from the passing foot traffic.

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Banbridge, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2014

I was in on sunday (26-1-14) with my family for a sunday lunch that we were looking forward to. It was our first time being in Newcastle and I just feel the need that I have to give credit to the excellent service that we got from the waitress. She was a bubbly beautiful young lady that took our order,... More 

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Guildford, United Kingdom
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42 reviews 42 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2013 via mobile

Visited on 22nd dec. we always go to the Strand because of the fabulous view. But on the last few occasions service has been poor. This time was true lily awful. Waited over ten minutes for someone to serve us despite going downstairs to alert the staff there to our presence. When the waitress finally turned up upstairs, she was... More 

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Additional Information about The Strand

Address: 53-55 Central Promenade, Newcastle, Northern Ireland
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Northern Ireland  >  County Down  >  Newcastle
Open Hours:
Sunday 9:00 am - 7:30 pm
Monday 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Tuesday 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Wednesday 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Thursday 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Friday 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Saturday 9:00 am - 7:30 pm
Cuisine: Irish

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