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The Quays Restaurant

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81 New Harbour Road, Portavogie BT22 1EB, Northern Ireland
+44 28 4277 2225
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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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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Waterford, Ireland
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We visited on what was the quiet season at the restaurant, late February, and had a delicious meal, excellent and friendly service in a delightful atmosphere. The moment we entered the door we were warmly greeted by the proprietor and welcomed to the restaurant. The head waiter was attentive and helpful and, most importantly, the food was delicious. Although there... More 

1 Thank PaddyTobin
Northern Ireland
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85 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

First time I have ever been down this part of the world. We also were the first through the door for lunch, the restaurant and toilets are spotless and nice fire lit in the reception. We had a sea view which was nice despite the weather, I had scampi and my partner various fish goujons. Great portions quickly arrived! Lovely... More 

1 Thank AtmNorthernIreland
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14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 15, 2017 via mobile

We had a really good meal here with my family kids were looked after with colouring and food was outstanding. Lovely location and setting around the restaurant.

1 Thank Gareth D
Belfast, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 9, 2017

Excellent restaurant, one of the best places to eat in the Ards peninsula and further afield. love going every time

1 Thank Love My Grub b
Belfast, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 26, 2017

Have been quite a few times and have always had great food. Fantastic menu and great value. Staff are friendly and welcoming. I can say I've always enjoyed my meals whatever I have chosen. Would recommend the sea food dishes. Brilliant restaurant for couples dining, family get togethers, birthdays and Christmas. Nice for a coffee or drink too.

2 Thank reyscaro
Coleraine, United Kingdom
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35 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 22, 2017 via mobile

Haven't eaten in the Quays in years but have been hearing good reports. The food was lovely and quick, efficient service. We will be back.

2 Thank ew150
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 14, 2017

Been to this restaurant several times over the years and it never fails to impress, the food is always 2nd to none, the fish dishes are to die for, my partner is vegetarian and the chefs always go out of their way to accomodate her tastes and she has enjoyed some of the best veggy meals shes ever had anywhere,... More 

2 Thank Paul G
Ballymena, United Kingdom
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69 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 4, 2016

Thirteen of us arrived just after 1.30 pm on a Sat afternoon after having our reservation confirmation numbers made early that morning. We were all sat together which was good and it was clear that the staff had arranged the tables so. We were there as part of a classic car run in the area from the North Down and... More 

4 Thank HeatherandDoug
Downpatrick, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 30, 2016

This restaurant (and bar) is a hidden gem and I can honestly say I have never had a bad meal here. Every meal I would classify as totally homemade - I just love visiting Currans of Chapeltown - I just wish it could be more often!

1 Thank declanmcgrady
Leicester, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 13, 2016

Booked for 6pm arrived just before.....saw ourselves to our own seating....offered menu and asked what we wanted to drink so far so good....then sat with menu closed and no one approached us...had to get up and ask myself....got our meals which were nice...but again....we were left with empty plates waiting on someone approaching to ask us ....we did want afters...but... More 

6 Thank Peter D

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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, Scenic view, Families with children, Dining on a budget, Kids, 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?