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74-76 Ballymoney Street, Ballymena BT43 6AN, Northern Ireland
028 2564 5234
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11:30 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:30 am - 1:00 am
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations

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  • 23
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  • 22
    Very good
  • 11
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  • 7
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  • 10
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Average

Went here for lunch. Had chicken goujons for main and they were really greasy as were the chips, couldnt finish the meal. Dishes were also quite expensive for lunchtime.

3 of 5 starsReviewed April 29, 2015
Jacknjil
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73 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015 NEW

Went here for lunch. Had chicken goujons for main and they were really greasy as were the chips, couldnt finish the meal. Dishes were also quite expensive for lunchtime.

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n ireland
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22 reviews 22 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015 NEW

Nice bar and very cosy as the fire was lit. Had a lovely meal and the prices are reasonable, near the shops and beside the car park.

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Belfast
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69 restaurant reviews
102 helpful votes 102 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015 NEW

The Grouse used to be very good but it went downhill a few years ago. My wife and I went again for lunch about a year ago but it had not improved very much. This week we went again more in hope than expectation. We were pleasantly surprised that it has improved a bit, but there is plenty of room... More 

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Newtownabbey, United Kingdom
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18 reviews 18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

very friendly place,the food is very good always gets plenty, the staff our also friendly, its also nice and cosy with a nice open fire and a few stoves good place

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Ballymena, United Kingdom
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33 reviews 33 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

Haven't ate here in a long long time as we were disappointed on two occasions previous,but have to say the food,service,atmosphere were all A*,keep up the good work as you will certainly see the benefits!!!

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

a real cosy familly place, lovely fires very comfortable and the food is fantastic and good value for money.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

Food was great , had a red thai curry and a few drinks. We hadn't booked a table but found the staff helpful and got us seated very fast. Found and drinks were recommended by the staff, all in all a very pleasurable time had there, highly recommended.

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

My husband and I have eaten here many times and the food is always execellent. We decided to have our tea here and we both went for the Thai curry which was really good and full of flavour. The staff are so friendly and very welcoming, and it is a lovely restaurant very warm and inviting and the added touch... More 

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Ballymena, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

I have eaten loads of times over a long period of time,have never had a bad meal. I always food good selection on menu,helpful staff,nice decor.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015 via mobile

We had pasta. It was big portions. :-D and it wasnt great, but good. After this i had dezert, it was chocolate fondant, brilliant. :-D

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 74-76 Ballymoney Street, Ballymena BT43 6AN, Northern Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Northern Ireland  >  County Antrim  >  Ballymena
  • Phone Number: 028 2564 5234

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 10 - 29
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

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