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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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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: Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 25
    Excellent
  • 23
    Very good
  • 11
    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
Good atmosphere and food

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.

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 18, 2015
Helenoneill27
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76 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Carrickfergus, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
68 reviews 68 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 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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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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10 reviews 10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
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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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 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 23 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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 131 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
106 helpful votes 106 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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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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36 reviews 36 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 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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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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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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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?