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“Excellent pub grub” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Ellie Mays

Ellie Mays
252 Belfast Road | dunadry, Dunadry BT41 2HH, Northern Ireland
(028) 9443 3796
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Ranked #1 of 2 Restaurants in Dunadry
Cuisines: British
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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“Excellent pub grub”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2013

Excellent pub grub. We were looking for a sit down dinner and didn't find anything in Antrim, so we went here. Good menu, many things you might not expect for pub grub, such as fajita's, pasta, salmon salad and such. Good value for price. Excellent desserts (banoffee), although the cheesecake was a little 'light' to my taste.

  • Visited November 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Ireland
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31 restaurant reviews
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35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
“Business lunch”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2013

Good service, nice atmosphere. Food is good quality pub grub. Have been to the Dundry a few times (just over the road) and didn't know this wee place existed. One of those lunches where you wish you could just sit on and have a pint (or three!).

Will be back.

  • Visited November 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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“Wholesome and Hearty Bar Food”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2013 via mobile

Arriving at 12.30 on a Monday for lunch is always a risk, don't chefs get Mondays off? Clearly not at Ellie mays, 4 very good meals enjoyed by all, washed down by a presentable pint of Guinness!

Thanks

Visited October 2013
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Northern Ireland
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3 restaurant reviews
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“Excellent Food, Excellent Staff, Fast Service and Reasonable Cost”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2013

We didn't know about Ellie Mays before today but stopped there today for a late lunch/early tea. We ate upstairs in the restaurant and would highly recommend it. The staff were very helpful and pleasant, the service was quick and the food was excellent and the portions a good size. Excellent roast dinner, excellent burgers, and super sweets and all very reasonably priced. Only slight drawback was the very noisy diners behind us but that is not something we could fault the restaurant for. Will certainly be back.

  • Visited October 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Belfast, United Kingdom
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“Friendly staff, Terrible bar food”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2013

Visited here in Sept for OH birthday dined upstairs in restaurant, beautiful atmosphere, food in the restaurant was well prepared and presented, We really enjoyed every part of this night out, staff and service was excellent..... But...............
Two weeks later we called in for lunch in the bar restaurant, the comparison to the main restaurant upstairs was unbelievable, Staff were still very friendly and helpful, we ordered our meal, we both choose the chicken with diced garlic potatoes which came with salad garnish, unfortunaetly the batter on the chicken was absolutely saturated in oil as the chicken had obviously been deep fried but had not been given time to drain, the batter was also very very hard so much so that when we cut into the chicken the batter was still in one piece around the chicken not at all soft bubbly and crunchy as it should had been, we both tried the chicken but it was uneatable, the garlic potatoes were nice but too much salad and coleslaw which leaked over everything, not very nice for the OH who does not eat salad of any kind, we decided at this point not to order off the desert menu, we also would have preferred not to be seated at the window over looking the courtyard where the staff who were serving you and cooking the food were standing smoking, very off putting and an unpleasant scene while you were supposed to be enjoying a nice meal out.
The staff when clearing the table asked had we enjoyed our meal were told "no we did not"!! they did not reply, no apology nothing, they just brought the bill
We may try the restaurant upstairs again but will not be back in the bar for a meal.

  • Visited September 2013
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 1 of 5 stars Food
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