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The Windrose Bar & Bistro

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5 Rodgers Quay | Carrickfergus, Carrickfergus BT38 8BE, Northern Ireland
+44 28 9335 1164
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10:00 am - 12:59 am
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Sun 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Mon - Thu 10:00 am - 11:00 pm
Fri - Sat 10:00 am - 12:59 am
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Portrush, United Kingdom
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74 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This is such a fantastic location however it looks and feels very tired and in addition to that was not very clean, tables not clean, those that had been were smeared and food wiped unto the seats. The menu was okay but the food was poor, probably one of the worse meals we have had for some time. However the... More 

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Thank Calhame
Belfast, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Headed go the windrose as we fancied a burger and theirs as very good. The food didn't disappoint but the service was lackluster although the place was half empty. Personally I would go back I wouldn't recommend because of the service.

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Thank Issamenia
Belfast, United Kingdom
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47 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Called here today and yet again wasn't disappointed. It was relatively quiet which did cause me to have some concern that the restaurant had gone downhill, however thankfully I wasnt disappointed! The food was excellent and didn't disappoint. The bar staff were very friendly and very attentive in particular the blonde barmaid and the manager. If your seeking somewhere for... More 

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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20 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Wish I could give this zero stars. Usually a big fan of the windrose, booked a table for a party of 10 for 4pm, arrived just before, waitress came and gave us all dirty glasses, literally had lipstick on them. Then our order wasn't taken until after half 4. We had somewhere to be, food didn't arrive till about 5.10.... More 

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Thank Morgan S
Windrose7, Manager at The Windrose Bar & Bistro, responded to this review

Thank you for your review, we apologise that you had a disappointing visit with us. We accept that our standards fell short on this occasion and we have put measures in place to ensure this does not happen again. Once again we apologise. More 

Carrickfergus, United Kingdom
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24 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Visit the here on Sunday 1stJan in family group of 8. Have been a number of times before, bit quite a few months since, and was hoping things would have improved. Arrived in two groups, I was in first and seated at the reserved table. Was subsequently left with being paid no attention, no opportunity to ask for a drink.... More 

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1 Thank Gary D
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

What an AMAZING experience myself & 4 other members of my family had today.....best carvary we have every had by far and as for the deserts...AMAZING 😚❤ very helpful staff.....I would definitely recommend this place for food. thank you windrose for making our New years day ☺☺☺☺☺☺☺☺☺

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1 Thank Julie S
belfast
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Me and my girlfriends visited this place as i seen tbe reviews were getting better obviously its people who knows the owner are commenting waited over 40 minutes on a drink and food was cold total let down for new years eve .. toilets were a disgraceful also !

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1 Thank mellyboo
Belfast
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42 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A bit late in reviewing. But well satisfied. Will we be back oh yes. It was my family from Sydney visiting and they all though it was great.

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2 Thank NornIronMan
Windrose7, Manager at The Windrose Bar & Bistro, responded to this review

Thank you for your review, we appreciate it. More 

Carrickfergus, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Had main course which was ok but not the best meal I have ever had. Having finished meal my wife and I sat for over 30 minutes with no-one approaching our table to clear it or ask if we wanted deserts etc. Got up to leave and asked to speak to manager who was weak and not very approachable as... More 

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2 Thank Paul W
Windrose7, Owner at The Windrose Bar & Bistro, responded to this review

Thank you for your review, we appreciate you taking the time to let us know, we have investigated your review and put measures in place to improve our service in the future. More 

Belfast, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Visited here several times over Christmas, this place is a hidden gem with the best food anywhere in Northern Ireland. The steaks are dry aged and supplied by an award winning butcher. Can not recommend The Windrose enough !

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Thank Gabrielle S
Windrose7, General Manager at The Windrose Bar & Bistro, responded to this review

Thank you for your review, we appreciate you taking the time to let us know about your visit. More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$6 - $25
Cuisine
Bar, British, Pub, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi
Good for
Business meetings, Kids, Families with children, Large groups, Scenic view, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Bar scene
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Monday
10:00 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
10:00 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
10:00 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday
10:00 am - 11:00 pm
Friday
10:00 am - 12:59 am
Saturday
10:00 am - 12:59 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5 Rodgers Quay | Carrickfergus, Carrickfergus BT38 8BE, Northern Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Northern Ireland  >  County Antrim  >  Carrickfergus
  • Phone Number: +44 28 9335 1164
Description
Restaurant at the Mariina, Carrickfergus, County Antrim, Post Code BT38 8BE.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?