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Otter Lodge

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26 Dungannon Road, Cookstown BT80 8TL, Northern Ireland
28 86765427
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Good for:
Romance
Local cuisine

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  • 28
    Excellent
  • 26
    Very good
  • 16
    Average
  • 12
    Poor
  • 18
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Won't be back

Recently dined here with family one Friday evening. The main menu was very limited, they had a special menu on offer but we only wanted 1 course. Ordered at the bar promptly and it was quite a wait until the food came out even though we were the first to place our order and our party was only of... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed January 25, 2015
RM2012_12
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Belfast, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Local cuisine
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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100 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

Let's just say for a start that you have to go and place your order at the bar. What is this the olden days? The portions aren't nearly big enough for the amount you pay. The only upside is while you wait for food you can go to for a scenic walk.

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20 reviews 20 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015

Dreadful. It's such a pity that the grounds are not used to it's potential. The place menu and service are stuck in the 70's!

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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16 reviews 16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015

Recently dined here with family one Friday evening. The main menu was very limited, they had a special menu on offer but we only wanted 1 course. Ordered at the bar promptly and it was quite a wait until the food came out even though we were the first to place our order and our party was only of three.... More 

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1 review
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

Coming back to Cookstown for Christmas, I have always gone to Otter Lodge. The food in the past was always good. Not this time. When taking my partner out for food and drinks I was firstly disappointed in the seating arrangements. Our table was set on top of other tables with little privacy. In fact the party beside us asked... More 

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Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014

Just nipped in for a bite to eat, hadn't booked. Lovely hot food. Good portion size. Good selection. My only fault would be that it was a bit slow!

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Tyrone
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48 reviews 48 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014 via mobile

We have been many times to Otter lodge and have always had good meals. I wouldn't say I have ever been blown away by the quality of the food but it is usually tasty. I think it is overpriced for what it is but it does get a regular clientele and therefore the proprietor probably feels justified in his menu... More 

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N. Ireland
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

I have to say the food that I got was very good and the serving was plentiful. However the service staff leave a lot to be desired especially the owner who has to one of the most unpleasant people I have ever met. As I paid for my meal he never once broke a smile never mind broke into conversation.... More 

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Armagh, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

Met with friends for a meal on Saturday evening. The place was busy which we always take as a good sign. There was a good set menu and also some specials to choose from which we think shows the owners put some thought and effort into making the dining a different experience on each visit. We all had starters, and... More 

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Ireland
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

I have visited the Otter Lodge over the years and have always said what it lacked in comfort and atmosphere it made up for in good food - well after having probably the worst meal I have had for years in any restaurant I now have to agree with what many others are saying and say that Otter Lodge is... More 

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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95 reviews 95 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014 via mobile

The three of us had lunch in Otter lodge. The staff were friendly although not as warm as they could be. You order food at the bar. The beef in pepper sauce on the special menu was excellent (served with both rice and chips). The salmon with chilli noodles was good however, it was swimming in the sauce. Overall, it's... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 26 Dungannon Road, Cookstown BT80 8TL, Northern Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Northern Ireland  >  County Tyrone  >  Cookstown
  • Phone Number: 28 86765427

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 29 - 40

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romance, Local cuisine

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?