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The Grouse

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

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  • 25
    Excellent
  • 23
    Very good
  • 12
    Average
  • 7
    Poor
  • 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 food & shabby menus

Felt food was average but well presented- waited a long time on just a few starters and for someone to actually serve us. Menus were falling apart- definitely could do with a revamp. Disappointing

3 of 5 starsReviewed June 9, 2015
CatherineRebecca1805
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2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015

Felt food was average but well presented- waited a long time on just a few starters and for someone to actually serve us. Menus were falling apart- definitely could do with a revamp. Disappointing

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Carrickfergus, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

First time at the Grouse and was very surprised at the prompt service and the atmosphere of the restaurant. Good wine list and the menu would suit all tastes, I had the salmon and noodles and this was just gorgeous. My wife had the chicken and it was excellent. Side dishes are well worth the money and plentiful. Some of... More 

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2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

Was good. The food is nice. Massive portions... couldn't eat it all. Has a nice pub feel and would say that it is value for money.

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Castlerock, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

Excellent food and great service. Staff friendly and extremely helpful. Extensive menu with something for all tastes. Meals beautifully presented by well turned out and very pleasant staff. Wine menu reasonale too.

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

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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23 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

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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131 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 108 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

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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19 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 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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37 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 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
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 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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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 to $29

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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 to $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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?