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74-76 Ballymoney Street, Ballymena BT43 6AN, Northern Ireland
028 2564 5234
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Ranked #29 of 84 Restaurants in Ballymena
Price range: $10 - $29
Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:30 am - 1:00 am
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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  • English first
  • French first
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English first
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

A total disgrace. My wife and I attempted to dine there this evening. The restaurant was not busy and there were plenty of staff around. For the most part we played a waiting game, waiting to be seated, at which time we ordered drinks, which took ages to come. We were ready to order at this stage, but we're asked... More 

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Oxfordshire, United Kingdom
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22 reviews 22 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

Had lunch in the bar area, my sister and myself ordered scampi and her husband had crab & prawn linguini. My brother in law said his meal was very nice but Im afraid the scampi wasnt. It was battered and I prefer breaded but thats only my personal preference, however the batter was quite greasy and not very nice. The... More 

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Bushmills, United Kingdom
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15 reviews 15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

Nice comfortable surroundings and plenty of space between each table. Clean and a bit of the old fashion look but tastefully done. The food excellent plenty to chose from and was presented well on the plate. The staff were all pleasant and mannerly the service good. Definitely return next time am in Ballymena.

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Bournemouth, England, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

We visit from France every year and absolutely love the food, especially the chicken and mushroom tagliatelle with garlic sauce. We hope it will be on the menu next October. The staff are very attentive and friendly. Can't wait for next year!

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

Was prompted to write a review after my 4th visit, each time I have eaten here, the food has been of a standard way above what I would have expected. The restaurant is probably one of the best restaurants in Ballymena. The place is nicely decorated, while I wouldn't class their food type as fine dining or boutique it's probably... More 

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Ballymena, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

This is a hidden gem in the centre of Ballymena. From the outside one would wonder if the premises was even open it's so plain and dull but the restaurant is a treat with excellent service and food. Reasonably priced and generous portions. I will definitely be back. Again the entrance and exterior do not do a lovely restaurant justice.

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Ballymena, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

I would go back again as we did have a pleasant experience apart from a group of young lads who were a bit rowdy but they moved on to somewhere else

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19 reviews 19 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

I've seen the very mixed reviews this place has got and it might have been sheer luck, but when the four of us landed at the place we were welcomed by friendly staff, cozy surrounding and superb food. It is a little on the pricy side but in my opinion it's well worth it and all my friends did subscribe.... More 

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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

Went here on Sunday evening at 7 and head guy behind the bar told us to hold on while he checked with the kitchen to see if it was ok, younger waiter took us to a table and took our order. The food was very good and plenty of it, the younger waiter was polite, but felt it was a... More 

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Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

Visited here with family food was good somedays the food is not so good. But mostly excellent. Recommend.

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Additional Information about The Grouse

Address: 74-76 Ballymoney Street, Ballymena BT43 6AN, Northern Ireland
Phone Number: 028 2564 5234
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Northern Ireland  >  County Antrim  >  Ballymena
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Monday 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Friday 11:30 am - 1:00 am
Saturday 11:30 am - 1:00 am
Average Prices: USD 10 - 29

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