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The Windrose Bar & Bistro

5 Rodgers Quay | Carrickfergus, Carrickfergus, Northern Ireland
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Ranked #23 of 39 Restaurants in Carrickfergus
Cuisines: British
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Good for: Families with children, Bar scene
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
Description: Restaurant at the Mariina, Carrickfergus, County Antrim, Post Code BT38 8BE.
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English first
Ballymoney, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

We asked to eat outside as lovely weather and outdoor tables overlook the marina. Advised to place and pay for order at the bar which was fine. Smoked salmon risotto bland, huge portion but totally tasteless and rice not quite cooked.Asparagus and potato soup poor, chilli squid slightly better. Limited dessert options. Not asked how we enjoyed our meal. Few... More

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

We were stating at the travel lodge for one night prior to a wedding and initially went in here for drinks. The view is lovely over the harbour and we requested a table overlooking this, understanderbly, these were reserved for diners and we quite happily chose another table for drinks, however, when the waiter saw us looking at the menus,... More

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Carrickfergus
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

A group of us visited here for fathers birthday , service was terrible !! Waited ages for drink order to be taken and then waited ages on them arriving !! Food order also took ages and definitely wasn't worth the wait , greasy , bland and cold ! Had to ask four times for cake to be brought out as... More

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37 reviews 37 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

We attended a wedding reception at the Windrose. The staff could not have been any nicer. They were all very pleasant and attentive. The views from the upstairs room were beautiful overlooking the Marina. The food was average, but service throughout meal was good.

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

Went to the Windrose on Sunday for lunch &even though there where a handful of people dining we had a long wait for our meal&when we asked for the desert menue it did not turn up at all,will not return

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1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

Absolutely terrible. Warm Wine and cold food. You pay up front so when wanting another coke was told no as less that £10 for the card!!

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12 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

Service is usually great. The view and restaurant are nice looking. On a warm summer day it is hard to beat sitting out the back with a pint, watching the boats! Food wise, largely reasonably good. Occasionally very bland, occasionally surprisingly good. A little pricey.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

Came here as a couple for some dinner overlooking the boats in Carrickfergus marina. Has a great area outside to enjoy a meal or some drinks. The only problem with eating outside was that you had to go inside to order food and drinks. We both ordered the ribeye steaks which were lovely and served with onion rings and sauce.... More

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Newtownabbey, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 via mobile

Loved the Windrose the first time we went so bought family with us the next time and it was a bit embarrassing. Staff kept forgetting our orders and when we complained the staff member didnt tell the manager so when we got our bill and we were overcharged for 3 different things I asked to speak to the manager. It... More

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Carrickfergus, United Kingdom
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

Went for my birthday but was very disappointed - couldnt believe the main meal it was so tiny that it looked like a starter or a childrens meal in any other restaurant!! very poor value for money!!

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