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“good food bad staff” 2 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
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
miniadventurer99
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“good food bad staff”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2014

food was typical pub grub and was very nice however the staff let the place down
one girl in particular was quite rude and made us feel as if we were an inconvenience rather than welcomed customers. she really made me feel quite uncomfortable and if i was in different company i would have walked out.

  • Visited February 2014
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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belfast
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49 reviews 49 reviews
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43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
“Awful - didnt think places like this existed anymore”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2014

Its taking a very long time but the food scene in northern ireland is slowly improving. Still far too many overpriced restaurants in belfast that think theyre better than they actually are. i blame the tv chef phenomenon.

even pub grub has started to improve. so it beggars belief that places like ellie mays seems stuck in the 70s. poor food - i'll not bore with the detail. in the short time i was there it looked like staff relations werent good either. do people not care - is that why the food is grim?

  • Visited January 2014
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 1 of 5 stars Food
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Belfast, United Kingdom
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“Very disappointing”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2014 via mobile

I visited Ellie Mays recently and found the restaurant to be very cold. There was a small wall heater on when we arrived but they switched it off by the time we were eating our main course. We requested it to be turned on again as it was such a cold day and we sitting beside the door but the waitress said it couldn't be switched on again! Our meal was very overcooked and tasteless. After the meal we ordered calypso coffees and when they arrived the waitress said that there was already two sugars in the coffees but she would get more if we wanted it. I told her that we didn't take sugar but she said that they had to put sugar in it to make the cream float!!!! Overall a very disappointing experience and not one which we will be repeating in the near future. Sorry Ellie mays, nice pub, pity it isn't managed a bit better.

Visited January 2014
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“A warm glow on a cold day”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2014

Great little eatery. Fresh food all served with a smile and on occasions a little Irish folk music. Defiantly the place to stop on a cold winters day

  • Visited January 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 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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“Good Pub Food”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2013

It was really good pub food - but not awesome restaurant dining. Still thats there market- I will be back.

Visited September 2013
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