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5 Rodgers Quay | Carrickfergus, Carrickfergus, Northern Ireland
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Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Delivery, Reservations
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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  • 39
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  • 43
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Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Nice surroundings, great staff, food is hit or miss.

My Partner and I, decided to call in and have a meal around 8.20, restaurant busy, but good staff kept it going, meal arrived, i had scampi, and haddock in batter was ordered, overcooked, tasteless, this isnt the first time I had a disappointing meal in the windrose, please sort the chefs... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed July 29, 2015
Girvin57
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Belfast, United Kingdom
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  • Bar scene
  • Families with children
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Belfast, United Kingdom
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26 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

My Partner and I, decided to call in and have a meal around 8.20, restaurant busy, but good staff kept it going, meal arrived, i had scampi, and haddock in batter was ordered, overcooked, tasteless, this isnt the first time I had a disappointing meal in the windrose, please sort the chefs out, a bit more care about what is... More 

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Carrickfergus, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

went here with the intention of only having a main course and ended up availing of th early bid menu, we arrived at ten to 7 and they said it we ordered quick we could avail of the menu, the starter was a goats cheese and pesto type bruschetta it was lovely and a decent sized portion, we had the... More 

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Newtownabbey, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

We arrived with 1 1/2 hours before the start of the cinema (only across the road). We had planned on sharing a starter and having main and dessert. We ordered the breads to start, this was the best selection of bread and the nicest pesto I've had in any restaurant. However it took 30 minutes to arrive. When this was... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

Great location, excellent staff, lovely atmosphere, suits all age groups from families to girlies having a glass of wine.

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Gloucester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

The standard of food is top end at very reasonable prices. The menu is extensive and the sweets are to die for. Staff attentive and very helpful an excellent place to dine.

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Kitchener, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

We booked a reservation for a large family dinner at the Windrose. They had a great early bird menu with a choice of appetizer, main and dessert for ₤14 a person. The food was fabulous and everyone was quite pleased with their meal. The serving sizes were quite large as well. However, the service was quite inattentive. We were left... More 

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

Went to the Windrose and enjoyed a lovely Sunday lunch. Very good Sunday menu and food was delicious. Portion sizes were generous and price of 2 & 3 course options very reasonable. The only let down was staff could have been more attentive. No one approached during the meal to ask if everything was OK nor were we offered dessert.... More 

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

Had the honey chilli chicken with coriander ice-cream.....fantastic food & Great service from friendly staff. Bar was quite busy (Tall Ships & sunshine was glorious) but food was delivered promptly. Really enjoyable meal. Recommended.

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Newtownabbey, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

Had the family at the Windrose for a meal and it was excellent from the attentive staff to the food just the way you would want it. My only mistake was not sitting outside on a lovely day looking out on the Harbour. Will be back for sure

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County Durham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

Called in with a friend who measures the quality of his food by the height. Didn't expect to be overly impressed by this modern restaurant on the harbour. We were wrong! The service was excellent, the staff very helpful and the food very good. It's more of an American/Irish style diner than a pub restaurant or a fast food outlet.... More 

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

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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: Bar scene, Families with children

Description

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

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