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“very enjoyable experience”
Review of Stables Groomsport

Stables Groomsport
Ranked #1 of 4 Restaurants in Groomsport
Cuisines: British
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
23 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“very enjoyable experience”
Reviewed March 14, 2014

Staying in Holywood for the weekend, my sister & I decided to go for a drive along the coast . We stopped by chance at the Stables and were delighted to be made to feel very welcome , even though it was a Friday evening & we hadn't booked . The staff were very pleasant & attentive . The Spring/Summer offer of a 2 course meal was great value for money and very tasty . We had the melon starter followed by Silverside with champ & veg - melt in your mouth !! To add to our enjoyment we were entertained by a two piece swing jazz group - we could have sat there all night ! All in all a very pleasant evening which I would recommend to anyone travelling in the area

  • Visited March 2014
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English first
Ballymena, United Kingdom
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176 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 133 helpful votes
“Excellent dining experience”
Reviewed March 8, 2014 via mobile

We had 2 lovely meals Scampi which was arguably the best cooked and tastiest Scampi I have ever eaten, and I have eaten this dish in many places around Europe and the Lasagne Bolognese was also 10/10 service second to none and no waiting for service. Highly recommended

Visited March 2014
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London, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
25 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Has the potential”
Reviewed February 23, 2014

The stables was a hard restaurant to rate, located in Groomsport close to the sea it has the potential to be one of the best in Northern Ireland! Its not! Because of its location it always gets a good cliental but I would say that location is its main and only selling point!

The food isn't amazing, I personally find it greasy and the best way to describe it is fast food on a plate.

Only if they sorted the quality of their food out because this could be my first choice place to eat all the time.

  • Visited December 2013
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Belfast, United Kingdom
Level 5 Contributor
62 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
“"Not that Good"”
Reviewed February 6, 2014

Booked an early dinner at the Stables in Groomsport a couple of Saturdays ago, we hadn't been there for quite a long time, but remember it was always good.

We were shown to a very small table on the corner of the stairs, a bit cramped, and it would have been nice as it was booked to have had a window table, and wouldn't have said it was that busy.

We ordered a glass of wine and main courses of roast chicken with sides of fries and garlic chips, would say the food was ok, we then ordered sweets which all sounded lovely and hard to decide which ones, but we choose the sticky toffee pudding and the waffle with ice cream and chocolate sauce, the pudding was ok, but the waffle was like a "brick" I couldnt eat it. The waiter did apolgise and removed it from the the bill.

It was disappointing over all and not the good food it used to be, probably won't return., shame as it has a nice setting.

  • Visited January 2014
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Belfast, United Kingdom
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Groupon deal ??”
Reviewed February 1, 2014

Just back after having a Groupon meal deal ?? Portions were small but tasty, veg was extra and the total cost through Groupon was more than we would have paid if we had booked it ourselves. I visited the male toilet and found the 2 toilets not in working order, one had no toilet paper and the other had the seat hanging off, as one bracket was not connected to the seat. Overall not a good experience.

  • Visited February 2014
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1 Thank Lester249
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