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“very Disappointing and embarrassing” 1 of 5 stars
Review of The Front Room

The Front Room
8 John Street, Randalstown BT41 3AD, Northern Ireland
07886284818
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Cuisines: Coffee Shop
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
antrim
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20 reviews 20 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
“very Disappointing and embarrassing”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2012

Recently had the chance to take my elderly mother out for ( brunch ) and i should have walked out when I noticed a pile of empty boxes in one corner and uncleared tables,but staff sitting at tables using labtops.The food was basic and service was to. The embarrassing bit came when i overheard my mother apologise to a German woman for the state of the toilets, No toilet roll, No hand towels, No flushing toilet and it full. Never again.

  • Visited September 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Food
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English first
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Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
“a olde world cafe full of charm”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2012 via mobile

we had lunch in the forge scampi which was delicious and gougons that were just perfect looking forward to a return visit



    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Antrim, United Kingdom
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41 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 39 cities Reviews in 39 cities
273 helpful votes 273 helpful votes
“Ideal For a Light Lunch, Small Coffee Shop With Character”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2012

Hi,

The Old Forge is a quaint little coffee shop set in the middle of Randalstown with free parking all around.

A simple menu to include breakfasts, baked potatoes, toasted sandwiches and main courses such as sausage & chips all served within a relaxing, informal atmosphere.

The prices won’t break the bank, ideal for a light lunch or just a coffee.

Daily newspapers available

Enjoy

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Les

  • Visited August 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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ballymena
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7 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“i have never tasted coffee as good”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2012

we visited the old forge on thursday, had lovely cherry scones, obviously home made with a delicious cappuchinno and a massive fifteen, all for under a tenner for two, you couldnt beat it,
they are now open sunday lunch with an a la carte menu available thursday friday and saturday night

  • Visited May 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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ballymena
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“even better second time around”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2012

fresh invigorating food in comfortable souroundings, it is like going for breakfast lunch or afternoon tea at your grannies, yum yum

  • Visited April 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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