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The Quays Restaurant

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81 New Harbour Road, Portavogie BT22 1EB, Northern Ireland
+44 28 4277 2225
5:00 pm - 8:30 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Closed now
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Sun 12:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Mon - Thu 5:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Mon - Fri 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Fri 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Sat 12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We were here on Friday with family from England food and service excellent everything was cooked to perfection and the waiter was very friendly will be back again soon

2 Thank june b
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Just in Portavogie passing through Saw restaurant sign The scampi was outstanding and the fish was great The staff Dick and Fill were most attentive Many thanks

2 Thank Nigelmullavilly
Montejaque, Spain
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Wonderful food. Excellent hospitality by the gentleman who was "Front of house Manager, waiter, cleaner, etc. Always had time to discuss the menu in depth, discuss wines, suggestions for the meal. Never felt rushed. Fabulous! Huge portions but all plates going back were empty! Decor a little dated but gave a sense of cleanliness throughout. Ladies toilets very clean. Lovely... More 

2 Thank Clare M
Portaferry, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

honestly couldn't fault our meal absolutely perfect. We hadn't been in a while as the last occasion under the previous owner meal wasn't great but we definitely will be back soo.

2 Thank Anne M
Portadown, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

If you ever get to go to Portavogie this is a must! By far the best seafood restaurant in Northern Ireland award in 2016 rightly awarded. The food is superb, service friendly and spot on. The imaginative menu is an absolute delight . Best fish dishes ever!!

2 Thank Malcolm D
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134 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Best crab claws I've ever tasted, perfect flavours of garlic, chilli and coriander. Also loved the mussels in the white wine sauce. I've had langoustines here on another occasion, which were perfect. Would love to try their lobster! The wine list could be better- would be good to have a NZ Marlborough to go with all the wonderfully cooked fish?... More 

2 Thank Lynsey H
Belfast, United Kingdom
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55 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My daughters and I visited for evening tea and as usual we were not let down. I have visited this establishment on several occasions and the food is always 100 percent. I have not been let down yet. The staff are very friendly also.

2 Thank 30Maddy
Belfast, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed April 21, 2017

Why, when this is supposed to be one of NI's best seafood restaurants 2016 is all the fish/seafood deep fried, covered in batter & greasy, you are right beside the harbour, fish is fresh of the boats it should be celebrated, throw out the fryer!!!!

1 Thank jandac1
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39 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
Reviewed April 13, 2017 via mobile

We've been here before, but it was a few months ago as it's a distance for us on dark evenings. I called to book a table and Richard ( the nicest and best guy ever) remembered us and quickly sorted the reservation. The food itself is always fresh and beautifully cooked, but tonight was exceptionally good. I used to work... More 

3 Thank James M
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14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed March 31, 2017 via mobile

Cannot fault this place, food ,service excellent , standard brilliant, .menu extensive something to suit everyone.staff very attentive and cater to needs so well. This is by far one of the best places to eat in area

3 Thank Everydayone

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Seafood, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Full Bar
Good for
Local cuisine, Business meetings, Families with children, Kids, Scenic view, Special occasions, Large groups
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 8:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 8:30 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 8:30 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 8:30 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 8:30 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 81 New Harbour Road, Portavogie BT22 1EB, Northern Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Northern Ireland  >  County Down  >  Portavogie
  • Phone Number: +44 28 4277 2225

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