We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Book a Stay + Win a Getaway Book your hotel on TripAdvisor and you could win a great trip!
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
53-55 Central Promenade, Newcastle BT33 0HH, Northern Ireland
9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Closed now
All hours
Mon - Fri 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Sat - Sun 9:00 am - 7:30 pm
More Info
Add Photo Write a Review

67 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Showing 67: English reviews
Level Contributor
22 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Good service and great cakes. Would Defo recommend. Good service and friendly owners. My friend had the banoffee and it was Amazing. Generous portion sizes and comes served with ice cream and fresh cream. Good coffee and fast service

Thank Elaine M
Level Contributor
218 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 15, 2016 via mobile

Ducked into this lovely cafe for lunch as the rain belted down outside. The staff were very helpful and the food we had we all enjoyed very much. The baked potatoes were a good big helping and we were all a bit full by the end. Was great to see the sea from the comfort of the cafe, great views... More 

Thank caseyj1937
1 review
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 9, 2016 via mobile

Very helpful staff! Great coffee and ice creams. Great on a budget! Very family friendly! Didn't try the food but look awesome

Thank Jordann B
Belfast, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 29, 2016

Regular visitor to the area and avid supporters of The Strand. Great choice of ice creams and as well as sit dining, good old fashioned street facing ice cream window for serving meaning if you have kids or just want a treat to eat beside the sea you have got it. Great selection of flavours and colours to suit all... More 

Thank Nigel K
northern ireland
Level Contributor
22 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 29, 2016

We had a day out in Newcastle. Called here for lunch. It was very nice and not expensive. Staff were very nice. I would go back again for a very reasonable good lunch.

Thank setrim
Level Contributor
14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 14, 2016 via mobile

Went here with family as we were spending the day in newcastle. We had the tuesday special "sweet chilli wrap" £4.50 the portion was huge and came with salad and coleslaw. The girl who served us was friendly and service was quick. The decor needs updating. Its not a place i would go to for a dinner but if your... More 

1 Thank emz1074
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 14, 2016 via mobile

Even though they were so busy the staff were just so lovely and helpful. Great service, tasty food and very reasonably priced. Will be back soon.

Thank Sinead R
n ireland
Level Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 12, 2016

Were out for a cycle in the area and called for a coffee and snack. This we had served out at the front of the restaurant as it was a pleasant day. The coffee and food was just ok my husbands coffee was cold. Before leaving we decided to use the toilet facilities, I wish we had checked them out... More 

1 Thank quoile3
Newry, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 15, 2016

Having visited recently I was completely disappointed and don't think I will ever be back. When we entered the place was quite quiet and waitresses were standing talking, despite every unfilled table full of dirty dishes and ones with no dishes on were not wiped. When we sat down at a dirty table eventually a young girl came over, Marie... More 

2 Thank miffy2014
Belfast, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
162 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 17, 2016

Was in here for dessert last October. Not bad taste to their desserts. My dad got a knickerbocker glory ice cream and to be honest it was the best I have ever tasted. I enjoyed I think was a piece of cream which was nice. My dads partner got a pavlova and she said she tried better ones. Yea I... More 

Thank T5562SWsam

Travelers who viewed The Strand also viewed

Newcastle, County Down
Newcastle, County Down
Newcastle, County Down
Newcastle, County Down

Been to The Strand? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
Cafe, British, Irish
Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Dining on a budget, Families with children
Open Hours
9:00 am - 7:30 pm
9:00 am - 6:00 pm
9:00 am - 6:00 pm
9:00 am - 6:00 pm
9:00 am - 6:00 pm
9:00 am - 6:00 pm
9:00 am - 7:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 53-55 Central Promenade, Newcastle BT33 0HH, Northern Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Northern Ireland  >  County Down  >  Newcastle

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from The Strand staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?