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hmcgireland wrote a review Oct 2020
Great Britain36 contributions60 helpful votes
Excellent ensuite room above bar. Room very clean and decorated in white. Bar a bit busy in these Covid times . Good breakfast in near by cafe provided.
Date of experience: September 2020
Isaac ferguson wrote a review Jul 2019
68 contributions67 helpful votes
Great wee bar in the middle of Cushendall, staff and customers are very friendly and great beer. Great place.
Date of experience: July 2019
1 Helpful vote
19492016 wrote a review Sep 2018
Belfast, United Kingdom24 contributions30 helpful votes
Arrived at the Central bar anticipating a delicious lunch, as we had on many other occasions. We were directed to a great table, unfamiliar lay out, as bar has been updated since our last visit. So far, so good. Asked what drinks we would like, we ordered and they arrived soon after. Another waiter delivered our menus, he was absolutely stinking of cigarette smoke! Very off putting, to say the least! The menu was very uninspired, on previous visits it had been interesting with good variety. Anyhow we both ordered slow cooked roast beef with potatoes and seasonal vegetables. We were hungry having had a brisk walk along the north coast from Giants Causeway towards Portballintrae. Our food arrived, what a disappointment! The beef was a big “ slab” of reasonably tender pre cooked beef, certainly not freshly cooked n carved off a roast!! The roast potatoes were ready peeled n deep fat fried! Hard as rocks!! The veg was straight out of a bag of frozen veg n were cold when plated up n presented to us! All in all a serious disappointment compared to previous experiences. The ethos n atmosphere has dramatically changed, we will not be back!…
Date of experience: September 2018
1 Helpful vote
Orchin1 wrote a review Jul 2018
Newtownabbey, United Kingdom24 contributions65 helpful votes
Very warm welcome by friendly staff who where fantastic with our 3 year old. Food was delicious... The batter on the cod was out of this world. Will definitely call here again on our next visit!!
Date of experience: July 2018
AJDC2015 wrote a review Nov 2017
Washington DC, District of Columbia137 contributions66 helpful votes
We stopped here on our road trip just in time for a well deserved afternoon half pint each and a bowl of fish chowder to share. It's why we came to BallyCastle.....The Central Bar chowder was given high marks in a review article and we couldn't pass on the opportunity to try it. We were way more impressed than we expected and that says a lot. Fortunately, the bar was quiet that afternoon and the server/ chef explained the detail that they apply in making their chowder and it certainly showed.…
Date of experience: August 2017