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The Windrose Bar & Bistro

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5 Rodgers Quay | Carrickfergus, Carrickfergus, Northern Ireland
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
Description: Restaurant at the Mariina, Carrickfergus, County Antrim, Post Code BT38...
Restaurant at the Mariina, Carrickfergus, County Antrim, Post Code BT38 8BE.
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Good for:
Families with children
Bar scene

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Visitor rating
  • 67
    Excellent
  • 56
    Very good
  • 34
    Average
  • 40
    Poor
  • 54
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Full view of the marina

Excellent location. If you want great pub grub this is the place to be. Great outdoor area. During the better weather you can watch football etc on the big screen. Friendly place.

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 23, 2015
Tracey M
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Belfast, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Bar scene
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Delivery
  • Late Night
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251 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Belfast, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

Excellent location. If you want great pub grub this is the place to be. Great outdoor area. During the better weather you can watch football etc on the big screen. Friendly place.

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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

We went for the Sunday carvery yesterday and could not have been more disappointed. Firstly, unlike the website suggests the food is not served in the upstairs restaurant but downstairs in the dated, dreary surroundings. The service even before the meal was shockingly bad. Next the food, the starters selection was so very poor and had not been replenished at... More 

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Carrickfergus
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Had a great night here celebrating a special birthday, the meal was fine and the band that night were great (risky business). great location beside the Carrickfergus Marina.

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Randalstown, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

girly nite out 13/02/15 - when we arrived we were immediately directed to our prebooked table. drink order was quickly taken and recieved, which was very welcome whilst we choose from an extensive menu (which should suit everyboerfection for eady - as it had an extensive choice including vegetarian options, and a price list - which should suit all. we... More 

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Carrickfergus, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

i went to the windrose in 2012 for an xmas dinner there was 17 of us and they seated us at different tables, the whole reason we arranged to go out was to be together not to be squeezed into seatin and have no room to move so we didnt go the following year and thought we would give it... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

Been to the windrose numerous times before and have been pleased with the food. However on this one occasion the food was extremely poor and overcooked. My girlfriend who ordered the goujons couldnt get a fork into them or bite through them. Didn't want to make a scene as there was a large party in so messaged the windrose during... More 

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Newtownabbey, United Kingdom
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49 reviews 49 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

I go here on a regular basis with friends and the food has never been bad. It is one of those places where you know you are going to come away feeling happy and full up, would recommend.

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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15 reviews 15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

Gorgeous food and brilliant staff. Staff were v pleasant and attentive. The room was too hot but the rest was great.

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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

We went to the Windrose to see in 2014 and it was quite nice actually. I never saw Jerry Lang jumping on tables. The place was full as in all the tables were full. We had dinner and it was good. The live band was downstairs at the Bistro. I noticed that some including the younger crowd headed down there... More 

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

Visited The Marina Restaurant in The Windrose yesterday with my partner. Everything from the decor to the food was just perfect. The views over The Marina and Belfast Lough are incredible it was so relaxing. The service was first class, the young waiter and waitress were so attentive even coming across to ask if we needed any more gravy brought... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 5 Rodgers Quay | Carrickfergus, Carrickfergus, Northern Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Northern Ireland  >  County Antrim  >  Carrickfergus

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: British

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Bar scene

Description

Restaurant at the Mariina, Carrickfergus, County Antrim, Post Code BT38 8BE.

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