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“Very good” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Rayanne House

Rayanne House
60 Demesne Rd, Holywood, Holywood BT18 9EX, Northern Ireland
02890 425859
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Ranked #1 of 42 Restaurants in Holywood
Cuisines: European, Contemporary
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Good for: Large groups
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Reservations
Ireland
Top Contributor
65 reviews 65 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 31 cities Reviews in 31 cities
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
“Very good”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

Room comfy, location good. Breakfast interesting, although I found a little strange that no help yourself bread or fruit etc, but I guess the owners feel it adds to the personal service, My second favourite b & b in Belfast.

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  • English first
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English first
Belfast, United Kingdom
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29 reviews 29 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
“Epic Titanic meal”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

This nine course (yes nine courses) meal is delicious and perfectly proportioned. Rayanne House is the perfect setting for this type of dining experience. The decor reflects that of the Titanic interior with the menu devised from what the first class passengers would have enjoyed on the voyage. The room where the meal is taken has a print by the artist JW Carey that shows the Titanic in Belfast Lough with Rayanne House in the background and with the large windows and elevated position providing views over Belfast Lough you are easily transported back to 1912.

When you arrive you are welcomed with drinks and then shown into the main dining room where your first class ticket awaits. You are attended to throughout the meal and each course is presented even better than the last, the Chef (Conor) makes an appearance at the end and gets applause. A fabulous experience in both ambience and fine dining that you will never forget.

  • Visited October 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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London, United Kingdom
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25 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 33 cities Reviews in 33 cities
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
“Legendary Breakfast”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

Stayed at Rayanne for one night whilst visiting family near by.

We didn't spend that look at the guesthouse but it was comfortable and the staff were helpful throughout.

Our room was fine, comfortable if compact but with a large bathroom. We didn't have a sea view but the room was quite at night so we slept well. Only gripe was the shower; under powered.

But the star of the Rayanne must be the breakfast. We ordered the night before from a very long list of tempting starters and mains. So when we arrived at our table there wasn't long to wait. The Prune soufflé was superb, also good the baked cereal and scrambled eggs. A higher quality marmalade would really seal the deal.

A good stay, way better than similar cost in a Premier Inn.

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“Fantastic dinner & stay ”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

My husband booked Rayanne House for a family meal for my 30th Birthday in April. It was perfect. The food was amazing and the staff were very tentative and polite, they really couldn't do enough for us. There were a lot of children in our group and they were well catered for and looked after. The private dining was just fantastic. I was treated to an overnight stay in a lovely room on the top floor with fantastic views and breakfast the next day was out of this world. We are returning with friends for The Titanic night and we are all looking forward to it

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Bangor, United Kingdom
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“A Perfect Meal”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2014

The staff at Rayanne House provided 24 of us with outstanding meals. The service was wonderful and inobtrusive. They made it easy for me to enjoy my birthday celebrations in very relaxed surroundings.

  • Visited May 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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