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“Good food ... eventually” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Brysons

Brysons
Garden Street, Magherafelt, Northern Ireland
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Ranked #4 of 36 Restaurants in Magherafelt
Cuisines: British
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Co Antrim
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7 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
“Good food ... eventually”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2013

Ate here recently with a number of friends and was left disappointed. Upon arrival we were told that there would be a slight wait on the food as there was a funtion upstairs. We appreciated the consideration at the time, but we certainly didn't expect to wait for over 45mins. The actual floor staff were very helpful - they stopped at our table numerous times to check that everything was ok (except for the lack of food).

Table was cleared in a reasonable enough time - it was maybe another 15mins before our main arrived. When it came to ordering desert, we placed our order to then learn that two of the deserts were sold out - no big deal, these things happen, but as it was a bank holiday weekend I thought that maybe they would have been expecting a bigger crowd - therefore ensuring they had enough kitchen staff and wine (we were told there was no rose wine left).

To conclude, our food was fantastic when we finally received it, there certainly could be no complaints about it - unfortunatley the length of time we had to wait was really disappointing. I have ate here on a number of occasions before - our experience won't put us off - but it will be a considerable length of time before I go back.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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English first
Gloucestershire
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22 reviews 22 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 18 cities Reviews in 18 cities
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
“Good value for money”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2013

We ate dinner here in May having been recommended by our B&B. It was a quite Thursday night and there were only two tables in use. We had a good meal; the food was well prepared and presented and the waitress was very friendly and efficient. After dinner we enjoyed a couple of hours of Irish music in the attached bar. All in all a very enjoyable experience.

  • Visited May 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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“Best family orientated gastro pub”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2013 via mobile

Ate in here tens of times... And every time its been consistently good...peter and patrica (owners) always over talking to us and craicing away even had buffet and functions in here over several months very easy staff to work with 10/10 Highly recommended!!

  • Visited June 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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68 restaurant reviews
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141 helpful votes 141 helpful votes
“Great staff”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2013

This is a pub/restaurant with split levels. nice decor and a big welcome. Service is excellent. Staff welcoming, friendly and efficient. A good range of well presented food. i had the chilli prawns starter followed by the baked salmon. Fellow diners enjoyed lamb, Louisiana chicken, leek and pork sausages. All cooked to perfection. The creme brulee dessert was a let down. A grainy custard concoction lurked under the crunchy caramel. We dined in the Red Room which gives way to a very loud disco at the weekend at around 10.30

  • Visited June 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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“Sunday Lunch”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2013 via mobile

I've been with my family for Sunday lunch today. Excellent food and excellent service. Excellent value- 3 courses for £9.95, soup starter, roast beef & pavalova. You couldnt beat it, was 100%!
The Staff at Brysons are very professional and very attentive, thanks- looking forward to comming back!

  • Visited May 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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