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74-76 Ballymoney Street, Ballymena BT43 6AN, Northern Ireland
+44 28 2564 5234
10:30 am - 1:30 am
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Sun - Thu 10:30 am - 11:00 pm
Fri - Sat 10:30 am - 1:30 am
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Ballymena, United Kingdom
1 review
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Been a long time since I had been in The Grouse but what a surprise. So glad to see someone in Ballymena making an effort targeting consumers who tend to head to Belfast and have similar outlet expectations. Food was great, service was even better but most encouraging was the choice of drinks although while gins etc were well represented... More 

Thank philmorganlfc
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had a lovely catch up and a gorgeous meal with friends. The fires were lit, cosy and warm. I had a chorizo scotch egg starter off the new menu , it was so nice and tasty thoroughly enjoyed it!

3 Thank Geraldine M
Cloughmills, United Kingdom
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88 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Much nicer inside than it maybe looks from the street. The interior is like an old style inn and recently done up. The food was fantastic. Staff were polite. Will be back.

2 Thank Uisge1982
Lisbellaw, United Kingdom
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255 reviews
149 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 157 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The Grouse had a makeover in 2016, and it's now a plush, convenient pub on Ballymoney street, a short walk from the main shopping centre. The décor is all panelling and deep-buttoned upholstery - a nice place to spend some time. Four of us ate here one Saturday afternoon. It was busy, but not frantic. The exception was the poor... More 

2 Thank 57Boy
Belfast, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had a really nice meal in a lovely setting, the restaurant and bar are beautifully decorated and the meal didn't disappoint either. You're spoilt for choice with the lunch menu and with friendly and helpful staff it is highly recommended.

2 Thank D3496TBbrianm
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Decided to go for evening meal on Wednesday 8th. The welcome was warm and friendly and the glow and heat from the stand alone stove was a nice feature. We both had a main meal followed by a very tasteful calypso coffee. My partner and me both had steaks which were cooked to perfection. The evening was a relaxing experience... More 

4 Thank Bud1963
Ballymena, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had gift vouchers which were out of date tried to book before they expired but the restaurant was closed for 3 months they were only using the bar (limited tables)we rang to say they were out of date to be told by Peter Irvine member of their staff they would accept them (assured us)we went for a meal we were... More 

3 Thank Squinn2017
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The new grouse is fantastic. I visited here for lunch with a friend recently and I can't wait for my next visit. The menu is extensive and varied and very reasonably priced. The food was fresh, tasty and beautifully presented. The service was attentive and food was out without haste, which always keeps me happy. I had mussels to start... More 

2 Thank Charlotte p
Belfast, United Kingdom
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33 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Out shopping in Ballymena we decided on lunch and were recommended the Grouse. Great traditional atmosphere, lovely friendly staff - and a blazing fire on a cold day. I decided to be a bit old fashioned and go back to the 70's and chose an open prawn sandwich on wheaten bread - the prawns were huge, delicious and the open... More 

2 Thank Murphymania
Armagh, United Kingdom
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43 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Beautiful decor the staff are very good and a big varied menu. Main courses faultless and beautifully presented. Dessert very disappointing a banoffee eton mess.Served in a tiny glass it was tasteless and powder dry so i sent it back considering it was £4.95. Another arrived even smaller portion with a little sauce this time and no shortbread again on... More 


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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$5 - $31
Irish, European, British, Bar, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Cash Only, Free Wifi, Parking Available
Good for
Special occasions, Kids, Large groups, Families with children, Dining on a budget, Romantic, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Bar scene
Open Hours
10:30 am - 11:00 pm
10:30 am - 11:00 pm
10:30 am - 11:00 pm
10:30 am - 11:00 pm
10:30 am - 11:00 pm
10:30 am - 1:30 am
10:30 am - 1:30 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 74-76 Ballymoney Street, Ballymena BT43 6AN, Northern Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Northern Ireland  >  County Antrim  >  Ballymena
  • Phone Number: +44 28 2564 5234
Here at the Grouse we pride ourselves on our first class customer service & food. All of our food is locally sourced and cooked fresh. We are located in the centre of Ballymena right beside the tower centre car park. We hope to see you soon!

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?