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74-76 Ballymoney Street, Ballymena BT43 6AN, Northern Ireland
028 2564 5234
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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, Reservations

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  • 26
    Excellent
  • 25
    Very good
  • 14
    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
Very average food

I decided to have a meal in The Grouse Restaurant in Ballymena, the staff were very nice and the atmosphere was really good. I ordered a steak cooked medium, when the steak arrived it was poor quality meat which had been over cooked. When I mentioned this to the waiter he agreed with me and brought... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed July 19, 2015
Mervyn M
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Bushmills, United Kingdom
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Bushmills, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

I decided to have a meal in The Grouse Restaurant in Ballymena, the staff were very nice and the atmosphere was really good. I ordered a steak cooked medium, when the steak arrived it was poor quality meat which had been over cooked. When I mentioned this to the waiter he agreed with me and brought me another one with... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

Decided to give the grouse another go as wasn't too impressed with my last lunch time visit and have to say I was glad I did! This time though we went for dinner and our meals were really nice. Huge portion sizes and my goats cheese starter was delish. Will be back:)

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

Called in her after an afternoon shopping as it is a favourite spot of relatives. Lunch menu was still running and was reasonably priced. Surroundings were pleasant as were staff. My choice of sweet chilli chicken panini however was a little disappointing. Although well enough filled with chicken, brie, peppers and onions it was most definitely not served on a... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

I haven't been here for years and decided to pop in with family whilst out shopping. The menu was varied and interesting. The fish dishes in particular were impressive. The waiting staff were attentive and knowledgeable and there was a great plate of food put in front of us. I thought I wasn't really hungry but cleared my plate. Great... More 

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Stirling, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

First time here and were pleasantly surprised how good the food was ,pleasant helpful staff ,good seating areas ,nice clean toilets plenty choice on menu at reasonable prices

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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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52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 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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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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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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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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