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The Grouse

74-76 Ballymoney Street, Ballymena BT43 6AN, Northern Ireland
028 2564 5234
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Ranked #29 of 77 restaurants in Ballymena
Price range: $10 - $29
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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  • English first
  • French first
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English first
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

Visited here with family food was good somedays the food is not so good. But mostly excellent. Recommend.

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

We visited the Grouse after late night shopping in the Fair Hill Shopping Centre across the road and had a beautiful meal with all the trimmings included in the price. Great value, extremely friendly staff and lovely cosy surroundings right in the middle of town. The menu has a great selection and they will adapt your meal to whatever you... More

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Ballymoney, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2014

I've eaten here twice. The first time was by recommendation of a friend and it did not disappoint! The Grouse takes pub grub above and beyond, to another level of comfort and satisfaction. I love this place and will eat here in future when I get the chance.

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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014 via mobile

I went today with a friend to The Grouse. I hadn't been there for a while and the menu had been completely transformed and for the better. There was a fantastic selection of dishes. I ordered penne pesto pasts with Cajun chicken and my friend had fresh salmon with stir fried veg. It was delicious and service was good. We... More

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Ballymena, United Kingdom
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24 reviews 24 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014

First and last time i waste my time here. Went in with my family for lunch - my order was wrong - i asked for mushroom rosotto and got chorizo..... The small mouthful i had was disgusting. The rice wasnt cooked at all. I think the chef needs taught on how to make it. The waitress was rude when i... More

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Ballymena, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2014

I have been coming to The Grouse for years! Their famous marinated chicken dish is a firm favourite. Food is always good and service also. Love the open fire in the winter time - a welcome rest for weary shoppers!

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2014

My partner and I arrived to Ballymena in a late afternoon (when all the shops and cafe were closing down) and we were looking for a place to eat. Since it was our first time in the town we were not aware of where to go. When we popped in to The Grouse we found it had a relaxed atmosphere,... More

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Carrickfergus, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2014

My wife and I had lunch here on Saturday and we have eaten here before and the atmosphere is very relaxed and the staff very warm and welcoming. We both went for the chump steak medium cooked which arrived as we had asked with mushrooms and grilled tomatoes and a portion of chips each. Our lunch was very tasty the... More

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Ballymena, United Kingdom
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23 reviews 23 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2014

Had lunch in here this week with a friend.The restaurant was pretty busy considering it was so soon after Christmas. Good food and service as usual from Sandra and her team.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2013 via mobile

Went for lunch yesterday while out doing the Christmas shopping and so glad we did. Great service, very attentive staff and fantastic food. Portions are huge, could have done with a lie down afterwards! Will definitely be back.

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