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The Cosy Chair

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647-649 Shore Road | Whiteabbey, Newtownabbey BT37 0ST, Northern Ireland
Mon - Fri 10:00 am - 4:30 pm
Sat 9:30 am - 4:30 pm
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18 reviews
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very limited menu. This restaurant is more of a tea room. In saying that the food was tasty and service was good.

Thank Dehe49
Belfast, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Called in for afternoon tea with best friend.Had scones and cup cakes.Cost £9.50 each.Was very nice but a bit more expensive than we normally pay. Nice atmosphere and service ok.

Thank Ken H
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107 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

What a beautiful place for morning tea/coffee and treats! Pink Victorianna style with matching plates and cups etc, this is like your grannie's good parlour room!!! Everything is home baked - our scones (cinnamon with icing and also raspberry with white chocolate) came warm with thick cream and jam. Irish butter was supplied for another option. Busy, cosy and yet... More 

Thank Linda P
Newtownabbey, United Kingdom
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89 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Lovey place to come for morning coffee or lunch. Staff are always friendly and efficient. A nice atmosphere and furnishings lovely. No matter what I have had here it has always been lovely and the coffee is great too.

Thank Woody2303
Newtownabbey, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed March 18, 2017

Lovely place to sit and have a coffee and scone or a soup for lunch, no other choice for lunch. I love the atmosphere, the china cups and plates and best of all that the scones, cakes and tray bakes are homemade and not mass produced and pre packed.

Thank Kate C
Newtownabbey, United Kingdom
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59 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed March 2, 2017 via mobile

Coffee and scones with friends just catching up lovely and friendly place very quaint place . will defo be back bring my daughter next time .

Thank dorothy m
Newtownabbey, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed February 14, 2017

I have visited this place several times. Tea served in a large china pot with a choice of delicious scones, cake etc. Absolutely first class and well worth a visit if you have not yet experienced the very relaxed atmosphere.

Thank Ritchie12
Newtownabbey, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed February 13, 2017 via mobile

Lovely coffee and cake. Lovely China cups and plates. Not a great place if you are looking for a sandwich before your cake and service a little slow hence not an "excellent" review. Will definitely be back though for coffee and cake😀

Thank Helen H
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20 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed February 6, 2017

This is a lovely place to go to with friends for a chat over coffee. It's like sitting in your granny's living room! The scones and cakes are gorgeous too!

Thank Lyn2176
Northern Ireland, United Kingdom
2 reviews
Reviewed January 26, 2017 via mobile

Love it- lots of tlc in it. Sits comfy, lovely atmosphere and food fabulous. Only thing please offer to heat the scones as they are always dry. Thanks

Thank papadom8

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cafe, British
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
10:00 am - 4:30 pm
10:00 am - 4:30 pm
10:00 am - 4:30 pm
10:00 am - 4:30 pm
10:00 am - 4:30 pm
9:30 am - 4:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 647-649 Shore Road | Whiteabbey, Newtownabbey BT37 0ST, Northern Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Northern Ireland  >  County Antrim  >  Newtownabbey

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?