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“just called in on spec.”
Review of Aldos

Aldos
Ranked #1 of 7 Restaurants in Ardglass
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Seafood, British, Irish
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Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Kids, Special occasions, Romantic, Large groups, Local cuisine
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Dinner, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
carrickfergus
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68 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
“just called in on spec.”
Reviewed June 24, 2013

We were looking for somewhere to eat sunday lunch and found Aldos which was packed with diners. On asking for table for four the owner very kindly re-arranged his seating plan and we had a beautiful meal, served with very efficient waitresses who could not do enough for us. The food was fab and the service excellent. The owner was very friendly and took time from his busy schedule to chat to us, All in all we felt welcome and well fed. Will highly recommend it and will be back ourselves.

  • Visited June 2013
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1 Thank lorraine g
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Niall-V, Owner at Aldos, responded to this review, July 1, 2013
Thanks for taking the time to post such a great review and we look forward to seeing you again soon.
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English first
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“First class restaurant that has been undiminished for a lifetime”
Reviewed June 22, 2013

Fab restaurant that has stood the test of time, not many do. The food is always first class and the freshest and best of local ingredients are always on show. The last reviewer obviously does not know good food, quite a few people don't! The menu has been freshened up recently but the favourite dishes remain as a staple of this restaurant and are favourites of the locals. The small gripe I have is the desserts, there is no wow factor with them. This place is highly recommended.

Visited May 2013
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Thank GPM M
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Niall-V, Owner at Aldos, responded to this review, July 1, 2013
Thank you for such an excellent review.

I agree with you about the desserts, they are all home made but we could definitely do more with them.
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Belfast, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
“Update Needed”
Reviewed June 14, 2013

This was my first time here in years! and nothing has changed same menu, decor and staff! I like variety when i eat out and would like to be surprised. The food was fine but not worth the drive, lucky they have a nice view!

Visited March 2013
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Thank karen m
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Niall-V, Owner at Aldos, responded to this review, July 1, 2013
Thanks for trying us and apologies if we didn't live up to your expectations.

We have undergone extensive refurbishments throughout the whole building both internally and externally over the past 3 years. The only room left to be refurbished is the dining room and this is planned for later this year or early 2014.

We do get many compliments on the decor and comfort of our restaurant but accept that it wont be to everyone's taste.

The Thursday to Saturday menu has been completely changed as has the presentation of the food. We are currently reviewing our very popular 4 course Sunday lunch and Sunday evening menus.

The main staff have not changed but personally I see this as very positive.
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St Albans
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5 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Amazing”
Reviewed May 25, 2013

Almost in the middle nowhere sits this gem of a restaurant. Worth a detour or, if like us you're there to play golf, then worth staying the night (in Burford Lodge round the corner).
Fantastic seafood and many other dishes, a big welcome and a snug bar for a pint before-hand. Helped to turn a good trip into a great one - thanks Aldo's!

  • Visited May 2013
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1 Thank Steviewiltshire W
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Niall-V, Owner at Aldos, responded to this review, July 1, 2013
This is a great review and much appreciated. Thank you.
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Downpatrick, United Kingdom
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6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Lorraine M "Delicious"”
Reviewed May 4, 2013

I could not recommend this restaurant highly enough. It was recommended to me and decided to give it a try. Warm welcome, food was delicious, very friendly and helpful staff. Will return soon.

  • Visited May 2013
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Thank Lorraine059
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Niall-V, Owner at Aldos, responded to this review, June 16, 2013
Thank you for the great review. Word of mouth is extremely important, so thanks for giving us a try.
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