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BallyBuffet Bistro

Jacksons Hotel, Ballybofey, Ireland
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Ranked #7 of 8 Restaurants in Ballybofey
Cuisines: European
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  • English first
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English first
2 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 via mobile

Menu is very poor, very little choices! Food didn't impress me or my family to much! Wouldn't waist my time in going AGAIN!

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Wicklow, Ireland
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31 reviews 31 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

I had both lunch and dinner here, the service was great and the food very tasty. I had fillet steak with mash and it was gorgoues.

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Donegal Town, Ireland
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2013

Amazing evening meal in the Bistro at Jacksons. Food is really out of this world, they have talented chefs.

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N Ireland
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41 reviews 41 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2012

They have changed what was a great menu to one that is pretty hopeless! There are very limited choices and not very good ones at that. Very very disappointed with this. We observed people going in then leaving after seeing the menu. Others also seemed to save face like us have a starter and leave for another restaurant. On going... More

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Coleraine, United Kingdom
5 reviews 5 reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2012

staff working were very pleasant, but not enough staff working. My meal was not cooked, my mothers meal was a 'congealed mess'. Desserts were good. I noticed meals from 2 other tables also being returned. Waitress dealt with my complaint very efficiently.

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Derry, United Kingdom
5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2012

This restaurant used to be delicious. The last few times we went we had a lovely meal. (Have been a number of times, all over a year ago) But they must have different kitchen staff now, because this time it was awful. We ordered the same starter we normally get. It looked & tasted like a heated up frozen meal.... More

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Dublin, Ireland
15 reviews 15 reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2012

Poor quality food. 10oz Fillet steak advertised, but actual steak size received was considerably smaller than that. Although chips were home-made, my portion were undercooked, so I was biting through, greasy, raw potato.

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Belfast, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom
3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2012

The food was good, inexpensive and plenty of it. The bistro is obviously new. im always happy when you can see the kitchen. The staff were very friendlyu and efficient and its good to have water brought to your table without being asked.

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county donegal
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2012

I had the sirloin on the 1st night, I wanted to have it again but I had seen the lamb being served and it looked amazing. So on the 2nd night I had the lamb and boy was it good. On the 3rd night I had the fish which was so tasty and there was plenty of it. My 3... More

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New York City, New York
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2011

Went for rib eye and have only had better steak once before. Had to wait a while as was pretty busy though not too long. Very enjoyable meal.

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Additional Information about BallyBuffet Bistro

Address: Jacksons Hotel, Ballybofey, Ireland
Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  County Donegal  >  Ballybofey
Cuisine: European

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