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“Fantastic as always” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of McLaughlin's Corner

McLaughlin's Corner
Ranked #1 of 3 Restaurants in Kilrea
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: British
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Good for: Dining on a budget, Large groups, Families with children
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
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5 reviews
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“Fantastic as always”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 14, 2013 via mobile

Me & my family are regular diners at McLaughlin's having been going there for several years for evening meals, Sunday lunch & carvery, as well as various family events.

The staff are all fantastic, they always have a smile on their faces when greeting us & serving us throughout and make sure we have everything we need throughout our meal. They are all friendly, chatting away to us and making extra special efforts for any kids we take with us as well as the oldies!

As for the food, we have never had a bad meal in McLaughlin's. The food is always served in a timely manner, even in big groups.

We have seen 3 variations to the menu, all of which provided good selection. This recent evening menu offers great variation with spicy dishes of chicken & beef as Wel as more traditional goujons & fish. It is a great idea having the starter & dessert included in the cost of the main meal.

The carvery always has a great selection of fresh foods also. The salad starters are always kept fresh & topped up while soup kept warm & full of flavour. The same goes for the main meats & veg. And I can never choose between their desserts! Yum!

Their decor has just been redone. A good choice of paper, very in keeping with the country restaurant theme. It definitely makes the place warmer and makes it more up to date.

All in all McLaughlin's always offers us good food at good prices, a bit of banter, & all in a good atmosphere! Thanks McLaughlin's :)

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ballymoney
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66 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
“First Time Here !!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 7, 2013 via mobile

Called in with family for Sunday Lunch .. We were seated right away and handed the new menu, the price shown for each Main Course included a starter and also a sweet , a great idea !! The menu was great .. Drink order was taken and served promptly , orders were then taken and to be honest the wait for food was just too long for our liking, the food it's self was lovely no complaints there.. Well done chef !! The staff were all friendly and helpful and the atmosphere brilliant .. The reception area was in need of a facelift ,toilets are spotless!! all staff wearing uniforms in the restaurant area should be a must , can't all be bosses surely?? All in all a good wee day out for family ,, price was fair and will def. call in again ...
No airs or graces about this eatery just a lovely easy going place to stop in for a "BITE"




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Ballymena, United Kingdom
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“Roast good, lasagne awful”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 2, 2013

We called in for lunch on Saturday. Although we were a bit early it was no problem. The restaurant was very 'dated' and lacked atmosphere #7 was a bit chilly. Drinks came quickly but my glass had lipstick on it - this was changed immediately when I pointed it out. The food arrived after 15 minutes.

The turkey & ham dinner looked lovely & indeed was lovely. Extra roast potatoes were provided instead of mash & the gravy was worth a mention in itself.

The lasagne looked like yesterday's resusitated-with-a-bit-of-cheese-on-top-that-they-won't-notice dried offering and tasting it didn't change my opinion. Had it been fresh I think that it would have been very enjoyable as the underlying flavour was good however it was as dry as a bone and rubbery edged and if it hadn't been for the colselaw it would have deen inedible. The chips were nice.

2 dinners, 2 soft drinks - pennies under £20.00

Staff were friendly & service was good.

I don't think that we'll be back again...disappointing after being told we would get a good meal there...wouldn't suggest it to friends.

  • Visited March 2013
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Belfast, United Kingdom
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“Always sure of good food”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 3, 2012

Being a regular diner at "The Corner" I have to say I have always had excellent food and service, what ever day of the week it might be. It certainly is worth a visit on Fridays at the minute, when they have a great two course steak menu at an equally great price. The Christmas grotto is an amazing feature for adults and kids alive. "The Corner" is certainly my favourite place for food,atmosphere and entertainment!

Visited December 2012
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ballymoney
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“Friendly staff, good food”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 29, 2012

We ate at the fantastic Chinese Buffet last nite (4A). This was my 4th time eating at McLaughlin's corner and I have been impressed every time I have been. The chinese buffet was very good and at a great price. there was a good selection of dishes all freshly cooked and topped up throughout the evening. Waitress was very friendly. The function room has been redecorated since I was last there and it looks brilliant, much brighter and up to date than before.

Previous times we have eaten I have always recieved excellent service. The sunday carvery is great for families but can get a little noisy if you are wanting a quiet meal as with any carvery. The weekday lunch menu is great value and food was outstanding. highly recommend the bbq chicken schnitzel (i think thats what its called).

Will definately be back again!

  • Visited November 2012
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