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Irish, British, Brew Pub, Pub
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High Street, Ballynahinch, Northern Ireland
12:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Closed now
All hours
Sun 12:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Mon - Tue 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Mon - Sat 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Wed - Sat 5:00 pm - 8:45 pm
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25 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Dined in the Primrose with a few friends last Friday evening. Very busy but very quick service. Lovely food, well presented and well done to Kevin for making everybody feel welcome. Just a pity its so close to me! I'll have to get rid of those scales!

Thank mauricerodgers
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great for a quiet lunch and good value for money. Been there a few times and found staff helpful and pleasant and presentation of food first class. Varied menu. Always enjoyed the food here. Definitely recommend it.

Thank 25February
Belfast, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had dinner here on a busy Friday evening, everything from the greeting at the door to the wonderful food was first class! The staff were very busy but that didn't stop every one of them being as helpful as possible with a smile. The new decor was very impressive ,making the Primrose a great place to visit. Well done Kevin... More 

2 Thank traceyj2102016
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Couldn't believe the change in the primrose from my last visit 3 years ago, the food was of the highest quality, my steak was to die for, well done, just the way I like it, a bit one the expensive side, service was good, though the manager who greeted us was not as friendly as he should have been, we... More 

Thank Melanie N
Belfast, United Kingdom
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104 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We have been goIng to The Primrose for many years. The food has always been excellent and a good atmosphere. The property has changed hands recently and the food remains of high standard. I have been 5 times since the changeover approx 8-9 months ago and although perhaps there has been a couple of changes I think the menu needs... More 

Thank ethompsone
Ballynahinch, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My 2 sisters and I went in May for our dinner, I had noticed there had been loads of changes made, it was very clean and fresh inside, while buzzing it was not too noisy. We had cocktails and ordered our food,

Thank Cheryl N
Belfast, United Kingdom
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49 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I stopped in by chance for lunch last week with my family , had great lunch, good service and not expensive, and only 15 mins from home, a great find

Thank orp73
Northern ireland
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21 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2016 via mobile

Absolutely lovely evening meal!! Atmosphere same as always - very welcoming and staff very helpful and friendly. Food the best we've eaten in a long time. Haddock and Seabass both delicious!! Certainly recommend the lemon tart meringue for pudding!! We will be back for sure!!

1 Thank EscortMad
Lisburn, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2016

I cannot speak highly enough of the Primrose or its staff. In Ballynahinch it is the jewel in the crown for anyone passing through on their way to or from the Mournes. I have sampled nearly everything they have on their menu this past few months, and have never been disappointed. Please try this place and you will find it... More 

1 Thank michael w
Belfast, United Kingdom
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62 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2016 via mobile

Super refit looks really well new lunch menus is lovely food was excellent. Service friendly efficient great for lunch when time is limited and the staff had it spot on. My companion would have liked a modern salad offer on the menu but we had a special of the day which was just beautiful. Food good service good well worth... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$5 - $10
Irish, British, Brew Pub, Pub
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Dining on a budget, Bar scene, Business meetings, Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine
Open Hours
12:30 pm - 8:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 8:45 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 8:45 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 8:45 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 8:45 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: High Street, Ballynahinch, Northern Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Northern Ireland  >  County Down  >  Ballynahinch
  • Phone Number: 02897563177

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