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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 - 10:00 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:30 am - 1:00 am

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

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Visitor rating
  • 23
    Excellent
  • 21
    Very good
  • 8
    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
Most recent review
Back from the brink

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!!!

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 20, 2015
tracey14281
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Ballymena, United Kingdom
via mobile
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  • Late Night
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69 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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  • English first
  • French first
  • Any
English first
Ballymena, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
32 reviews 32 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015 via mobile

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
18 helpful votes 18 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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Belfast, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
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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3 reviews 3 reviews
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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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Lisburn
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

Have had a few good meals in this restaurant , but something has obviously gone wrong as food is not good. I ordered rump steak which was served a very pale colour of beige and didn't look as it had been near a pan, it was also tough. The French fried onions were very greasy as was my husband's scampi,... More 

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Belfast, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015

Decided to give our usual haunts a miss and try somewhere different. A lovely warm fire was burning when we walked in and the waitresses were very friendly, showing us to our table straight away and getting us drinks . I ordered the feta/asparagus tart with baby potatoes and he ordered the mixed grill with baby potatoes. Noticed that the... More 

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Ballymena, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

Welcomed by a roaring fire and friendly staff. Food was delicious and very good value. The waitress was very attentive and we felt very relaxed. A great start to the weekend.

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Belfast, United Kingdom
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

Decided to dine out last Saturday night at The Grouse, what a big mistake. Ordered a prawn open sandwich and got a plate of lettuce with a few prawns on top complained to the staff and was told this was how the chef normally presents this dish. Also ordered a chicken dish which was dry and lacked flavour the French... More 

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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?