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53-55 Central Promenade, Newcastle, Northern Ireland
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9:00 am - 7:30 pm
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Mon - Fri 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Sat - Sun 9:00 am - 7:30 pm

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  • 8
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    Very good
  • 8
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 5
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Good quality food

We had lunch here today. I had the chicken gougons & my husband had the all day breakfast. The portion sizes were quite good & the food was very tasty. We haven't been here for quite a few months and the restaurant has been newly refurbished and it looks very well. It must have been done quite... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 17, 2015
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English first
n ireland
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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

We had lunch here today. I had the chicken gougons & my husband had the all day breakfast. The portion sizes were quite good & the food was very tasty. We haven't been here for quite a few months and the restaurant has been newly refurbished and it looks very well. It must have been done quite recently as you... More 

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1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015 via mobile

Came in on Saturday lunch time for a fry up after my hiking trip up through the Mourne mountains to be served by a lovely waitress named Bronagh who was more than helpful, the fry was delicious with plenty of everything and I will certainly be back.

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Craigavon, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

A nice stroll through Newcastle on a winters day very pleasant decided to have a late sunday lunch as we had been at the strand before we decided to visit again We arrived at 3-oopm and placed our order with a very very overworked waitress who appeared to be running the place on her own taking orders and clearing tables... More 

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Bangor, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015

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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96 reviews 96 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
59 helpful votes 59 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
20 helpful votes 20 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
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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
Top Contributor
80 reviews 80 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 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
13 helpful votes 13 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
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2014

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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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 53-55 Central Promenade, Newcastle, Northern Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Northern Ireland  >  County Down  >  Newcastle

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Irish
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

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