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“Great food and great atmosphere” 5 of 5 stars
Review of O'Connor's Bar

O'Connor's Bar
5-7 Ann Street, Ballycastle, Northern Ireland
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Ranked #2 of 26 Restaurants in Ballycastle
Cuisines: Irish
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Restaurant details
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
belfast
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
“Great food and great atmosphere”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2013

Firstly on entering what was a very busy bar,( Manchester united were playing Swansea) Seating appeared to be very limited. However two young gentlemen very kindly offered us their seats and table, this was exceptionally polite given that we were visitors. We went out for a few drinks and were planning to return to our apartment and cook, but on seeing quality and presentation of food we could not resist the temptation and stayed for a meal. Fish (Haddock) with a lovely thin crispy batter, mushy peas, and lovely chips X 2. One Hot sea food platter with a side order of choice. One homemade chicken pie(big enough to serve two people) again with a side order of choice. Food was delicious, cooked fresh and well worth having stayed for. The staff were very friendly and attentive asking several times if everything was okay.
A lovely pub with a lovely atmosphere and well worth a visit should you be in Ballycastle. We will be returning on our next visit.

  • Visited August 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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Dublin, Ireland
Top Contributor
177 reviews 177 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 68 cities Reviews in 68 cities
209 helpful votes 209 helpful votes
“Fish isn't meant to be rubbery”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2013

The bar was ok, service was pleasant enough to be fair but the fish and chips were awful. I did get served quite late in the evening so it was obviously sitting out a while. Fish was rubbery and rotten. The rest of it was so-so. Bit disappointed with that Im afraid, fish'n'chips is normally a reliable.

Visited July 2013
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Huddersfield, United Kingdom
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33 reviews 33 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 21 cities Reviews in 21 cities
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
“Great Food”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2013

We often go to O'Connor's Bar when in Ballycastle. It is in an excellent location. It is reasonably priced with a wide range of options on the menu. The lasagne is a must! It has a great atmosphere with a some live music every so often. Even great for just having a drink.

  • Visited July 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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Ballycastle
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15 reviews 15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
“Great food”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

Visited here with family last week. Great menu selection, great food and a very enjoyable dining experience!

  • Visited July 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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eatons hill, queensland
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16 reviews 16 reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“Great atmosphere”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2013

Great pub with lovely food and the atmosphere is very irish. Loved sitting there enjoying a beer. Ate there both nights and food was good each time.

Visited June 2013
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