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“Delicious...” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Ferry Gate Restaurant

Ferry Gate Restaurant
Pier Road, Rathmullan, Ireland
0749158779
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Ranked #2 of 6 Restaurants in Rathmullan
Cuisines: Irish, European
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Good for: Entertaining clients
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
London, United Kingdom
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27 reviews 27 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 18 cities Reviews in 18 cities
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
“Delicious...”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2013

Absolutely delicious. This restaurant has had many owners over the years but I hope that now its here to stay. There were 7 of us and everyone had a delicious meal - great choice and a perfect addition to Rathmullans eating scene.

  • Visited August 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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  • English first
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English first
London, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
“Best Restaurant in Rathmullan by far”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2013

The Ferry Gate is an excellent addition to Rathmullan. Adventurous food, good wine selection and fantastic service. As always in Ireland (compared to the UK), the food is marginally overpriced but this is no different to any other restaurant.

  • Visited July 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Dublin, Ireland
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29 reviews 29 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 15 cities Reviews in 15 cities
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
“Worth a visit”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2013 via mobile

Had dinner here with family last Saturday and I was very impressed. The menu had a good choice. If you wanted to play safe there were the usuals like fillet steak but if you wanted something slightly more adventurous there was an amazing starter of pan fri mackerel with rhubarb. The venue has had many owners over the years but I think it's finally come home, lovely decor, great menu, friendly service and as for the Baked Alaska - has to be seen and tasted. Will be back.

Visited June 2013
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Carrickfergus, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
“After a days Hard sea fishing”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2013

I have fished Rathmullan for over 40 years and, to my delight, Ronnie owner of the Salt n Batter take away, and Belles Kitchen sit in Restaurant, has now opened the sit in restaurant, called the Ferry Gate Wine Bar & Restaurant, with very up market meals, at very keen prices.

I had just came in from a days sea fishing and went up to the house, I have in Rathmullan, got showered and changed, into something more comfortable, to try the new Restaurant.
There was no room down stairs, and as I had not booked in advance, (very advisable ) I was asked if I did not mind going up to the up stair part, of the restaurant, by a very pleasant member of staff.
I was quickly given a menu, and offered a choice of drinks. I then ordered a glass
of house wine, and ordered Half Roast duckling, on a bed of champ, ( mashed potatoes and diced spring scallions). I was very much surprised when the waitress came to my table with a starter, of pumpkin, and carrot soup with a side plate of home baked wheaten bread. I was told that it was being sent with the complements of the chef, and it was beautiful and very well presented.
I then received my duck and it was delicious. I have eaten in many different parts of the world, New York, Dubia, Bahrain, Maldives, Cyprus, France, Italy, Mainland Spain, all of the Canary Islands, all the main cities east to west Canada, Malta, and Madeira, as well as all over U k, and Ireland, and this was as good as it gets ,and very reasonably priced, so if you are in the area give it a try.

  • Visited May 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Derry, United Kingdom
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4 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
“Delicious food, excellent service”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2013

Had dinner on a quiet and damp Thursday night in April. There were only a few others in the restaurant but it felt cosy and warm. Great menu with a good variety, and a change from the usual run of the mill fare. Lots of nice fish specials Received excellent advice on choice of starters and sides to go with main courses. Food was absolutely delicious. Would highly recommend.

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