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“fab food great value”
Review of Central Wine Bar

Central Wine Bar
Ranked #1 of 42 Restaurants in Ballycastle
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: European
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Restaurant details
Good for: Business meetings, Special occasions, Large groups, Romantic, Local cuisine, Bar scene, Families with children
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Delivery, Reservations
Description: This Family run establishment was 2009 finalist in the Northern Ireland Tourism Awards. From its traditional bar to its chic restaurant and enclosed beer garden its a perfect venue for a great experience in entertainment and dining.
Stornoway, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“fab food great value”
Reviewed March 18, 2013

would recommend this place to anyone the food was excellent the steak i had was melt in the mouth and the portions were enormous .service was very good and downstairs the live music and atmosphere was great great night was had by all

  • Visited August 2012
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Bushmills, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“M & M Mc Gregor fabulous food ,attentive staff and a beautiful place”
Reviewed February 23, 2013

I went there with friends to celebrate a specail birthday.It was most of the guests first time in the Central bar and they were so impressed.The food was amazing ,the presentation and the flavours.The restuant was really beautiful ,comfortable and warm.The staff were so pleasant and attentive .Many thanks

  • Visited February 2013
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Ballycastle, Ireland
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Great service, great food & great price”
Reviewed February 19, 2013

Highly recommend the Central for any occasion. Beautiful decor & food it fanastic. Cannot fault this place at all!!

Visited February 2013
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Belfast, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
19 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Always good...Pork loin is amazing”
Reviewed February 19, 2013

With my family based in Ballycastle I visit the central bar fairly regularly. The food is always of a high standard, and the menu provides a lot of choice. I most recently dined in the restaurant last Friday where I spotted a change to the menu.

I ordered pork loin served on an apple and fennell salad with sauteed garlic potatoes in a gravy. I have to say it was one of the nicest meals I have ever eaten. The flavours were put together perfectly. The fresh apple agains the pork was beautiful. The price of the meal vs. the quality of the dish was more than reasonable.

The wine list available is also good with all the wines I've tried being wines I would happily drink again. The restaurant itself is lovely in terms of atmosphere, and as other reviewers have said a lot of work has been done by the owners to provide a first class, vibrant restaurant and bar on the north coast.

Looking forward to my next trip!

  • Visited February 2013
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2 Thank HWatson1986
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Belfast, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
48 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
“Meal to remember”
Reviewed January 21, 2013

The Central Bar has maintained a good reputation for quality and comfort for sometime, but it was only after travelling the short distance for a meal in the comfortable surroundings of the upstairs restaurant that we realised just how good it was.
Groupon provided us with the opportunity to sample two delicious steaks and the trimmings in addition to two large glasses of wine - an accompaniment that proved excellent value for money.
On arrival, an extremely helpful waitress offered us a table of our choice and having exchanged the usual pleasantries, she brought us our drinks, took our order as we sat back and enjoyed the restaurant's ambiance.
The owners have made a substantial investment in the Central and its standard is as good as you'll get anywhere. It's warm, comfortable and just the sort of place to spend a relaxing evening.
We would highly recommend this venue and we will definitely be back.

  • Visited December 2012
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1 Thank Lyle M
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