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The Back Shed

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19 Bridge Street, Antrim BT41 4DA, Northern Ireland
12:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Closed now
All hours
Sun 12:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:30 am - 12:30 am
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Excellent meal here this evening. Excellent food and service. Came across this place by luck while taking friends to airport. It is now called Ruby's.

Thank sheafran
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32 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

One of my favourite pubs in Antrim. With the Cova at the front it's a great place to socialise. Good on rugby days with big TVs at the bar. In the evening they have musicians which always adds to a great night out.

Thank Alistair T
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61 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2016 via mobile

Now called 'Ruby's', got our family together for a night out and a few drinks. Staff are great, atmosphere is spot on. Everything turned out well, so no complaints. Will definitely be back.

Thank Hotel_Sampler
Antrim, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2016

First time I had been. We had pizza and for vegetarian it was ok. Nice ambience,staff nice too. Clean,nice decor and would go back again.

Thank Onkernow
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2016 via mobile

The food was amazing. The owner was sound. We met a few locals who gave us a lift back to our hotel at the end of the night. A brilliant night .I would recommend this place highly.looking forward to another round tonight.ps Gavin is sound

Thank martin e
Bristol, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2016

Wanting a better choice than from the 4 Fish & Chip Shops found, directed to Ruby's "Back Shed". Somewhat hidden in heritage sector but worth tracking down - restaurant area is on top floor; bar area below. Good selection of very well prepared food with appreciated large portions after a hungry day ! Quite busy on a Tuesday evening indicating... More 

Thank Tim W
Leeds, United Kingdom
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32 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2016

My Granny and I ate here on Wednesday 3rd August 2016 for lunch (first time eating lunch under the new name Rubys). My granny had the special which was stuffed chicken breast, wrapped in bacon with roasted stir fry veg and I had salted chill chicken strips and pita bread (starter) and it was delicious, very filling. There was one... More 

Thank LZR91
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64 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2016 via mobile

Came here last Saturday after playing at the Pipeband contest at Castle Gardens Antrim with a few friends. The place is a lot bigger than it looks on the outside. Was seated upstairs. I ordered the Firecracker Pizza and my mate got like a meat feast. Both Pizzas were cooked perfect will definitely come again if I'm up this way.... More 

Thank millarballs
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7 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2016 via mobile

We called in on a Friday evening for a meal we found the food ok at best and the service was slow and not very helpful. We felt as if they were not happy to have us there as it was nearly there home time and could not be bothered with us very poor customer service

3 Thank Russ L
Newtownabbey, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2016

The food was good, beautifully presented and tasted yummy. I had the beer battered chicken breast burger with pepper sauce, it proved to be a good choice. Generous portion size so we didn't have dessert but opted for coffee which was delicious. Lovely surroundings and atmosphere but could do with a little dusting, seemed very clean otherwise. You can see... 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
British, Italian, Bar, Pizza, Pub
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Families with children, Dining on a budget, Large groups
Open Hours
12:30 pm - 11:00 pm
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
11:30 am - 12:30 am
11:30 am - 12:30 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 19 Bridge Street, Antrim BT41 4DA, Northern Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Northern Ireland  >  County Antrim  >  Antrim
  • Phone Number: 02894460338

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