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Otter Lodge

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26 Dungannon Road, Cookstown BT80 8TL, Northern Ireland
28 86765427
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Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 31
    Excellent
  • 27
    Very good
  • 16
    Average
  • 12
    Poor
  • 19
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
Restaurant by the river

I've visited Otter Lodge several times for a meal and never have been disappointed. Although the decor is a bit dated, and you have to order at the bar, the food is always good and tasty. We ate lunch there twice in a week. The food was served quickly and the portions were very generous. The first... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 23, 2015
Nan S
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Townsville
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Local cuisine
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English first
Moneymore, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

Having been to Otter Lodge countless of times before and also having experienced many other good restaurants, I was left a bit bewildered by these negative reviews. Some said that it is a slow service but I don’t feel it is *that* slow. However being surrounded by scenic view and with lager and Guinness on taps, it is actually a... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015 via mobile

From asking 3 times for a jug of water to waiting 30 minutes for garlic fries from when we already had our food wasn't bad enough my curry tasted straight from the tescos own bottle of curry. Wouldn't be back.

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Townsville
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76 restaurant reviews
164 helpful votes 164 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

I've visited Otter Lodge several times for a meal and never have been disappointed. Although the decor is a bit dated, and you have to order at the bar, the food is always good and tasty. We ate lunch there twice in a week. The food was served quickly and the portions were very generous. The first time we visited... More 

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Co Derry, NI
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35 reviews 35 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

We enjoyed a lovely meal in the Otter Lodge, having arrived without a booking, and were made most welcome. We had a great table at the window with pleasant view. We both had chicken dishes and because we were kept waiting (for only a few minutes longer than normal) we were offered a glass of wine each. Nice touch, though... More 

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Cookstown
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14 reviews 14 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

Have to say, the Otter Lodge is one of our favourite places to eat in Cookstown, food is always top notch and no matter when we've ever took a run over there is more than enough new things to try on the specials board. Today was no exception to that rule, the Cajun chicken and salmon fishcake mains were both... More 

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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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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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25 reviews 25 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 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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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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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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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: Romantic, Local cuisine

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