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“Consistently good” 5 of 5 stars
Review of The Pheasant

The Pheasant
410 Upper Ballynahinch Rd, Hillsborough BT26 6NR, Northern Ireland
+44 28 9263 8056
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Ranked #2 of 13 Restaurants in Hillsborough
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $38 - $86
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Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations
Description: Our menus are designed to offer the best and freshest of local produce, including game from the neighbouring Larchfield Estate and ingredients and dishes from around the globe. As a sister restaurant to the Award Winning Plough Inn, Hillsborough, naturally seafood is our house speciality all year round. Our aim is to offer something to satisfy everyone's tastes. Our friendly and attentive staff are here to ensure that you relax and simply enjoy a taste of "good olde Irish hospitality".
Antibes, France
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61 restaurant reviews
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58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
“Consistently good”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2013

The ambience is of a snug country pub which is warm and inviting. There is a very varied menu and some meal deals - the "early bird" menu lasting from 12 noon until 6.00/6.30 p.m. which offers pricing for two or for three courses. Vegetarians and children are not forgotten - but both steaks and seafood are very good with excellent ingredients used; well presented and good saucing. One of us had the ham hock terrine to start with, the other mussels in a garlic cream sauce. We both had the duo of pork and did also succumb to a dessert. We have been here before - late afternoon - and simply had steak and chips on what for us was a lazy Saturday! The staff are friendly and service is efficient. Nothing seems too much trouble for them.

  • Visited November 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Ballywalter, United Kingdom
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“Fantastic Food... eventually :(”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2013

Having not been to the pheasant for a while we went for a birthday meal.
We were pleasantly greeted and shown to a table, the restaurant is cosy with a great atmosphere.
The menu is varied and has some great value offers , namely the steak platter (2 steaks for £20 , plus 2 sides and 2 sauces)

The only downside , and its a shame but it hasnt changed since i was last there about 18months ago, is the painfully slow service. we had two courses and were there for almost 2 hours.
The starters were cleared before we had finished , we had close to 45mins wait between starter and mains , and our steaks were mixed up on delivery to the table.

We didnt stay for desert and i cant help thinkin it will be another long while before we return, which is a shame as the food really is excellent.

  • Visited November 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Belfast, United Kingdom
1 review
“Half Term Treat!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2013

The Pheasant is our local. Just home from one of the best ever meals enjoyed there! There have been many! The problem is it spoils us for all other places we encounter either here or Scotland were we frequently visit as have found no other place comes close to its excellent, delicious food, staff and ambience!

  • Visited November 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Lisburn, United Kingdom
2 reviews
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“A really lovely evening was had by all”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2013

Just out of the Pheasant had the Steak Platter which is loads and excellent value. The kids ate free all in £20.00 for 4 of us to have our tea!! Such good food and good value really hard to find now, would recommend the Pheasant to everyone the staff are always really pleasant and so helpful.

  • Visited October 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Belfast, United Kingdom
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“Birthday Treat”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2013

The food and service were great. The steaks were cooked the way they were asked for and the sides were enough to share between the five of us.
Great meal was had by all.

  • Visited October 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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