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“Excellent meal at a great price”

Counties Restaurant
Ranked #38 of 65 Restaurants in Portrush
Price range: $13 - $47
Cuisines: Irish, British
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Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
Description: Our Counties Restaurant & Cafe Bar overlooks the Atlantic Ocean and is situated in the centre of Portrush on the Causeway Coastal Route. Popular with international visitors and locals. Open for Breakfast / Morning Coffee / Lunch / Afternoon Tea & Dinner. Excellent Bar.
Whitehead , Co. Antrim
Level 3 Contributor
13 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“Excellent meal at a great price”
Reviewed June 18, 2013

Have visited here for lunch many times but never reviewed it. Called for lunch on Monday and Tuesday last [10/11 June]. Not busy on both dates. Seated as soon as we entered and drinks order taken and served within a few minutes. Friendly staff without being overbearing.
Good choice of lighter meals with more substantial main courses should you wish. I had an excellent steak on Italian bread with loads of onions in batter and pepper sauce on the side. This cost an amazing £6.80. I had a prawn salad on the second visit served with 2 slices of the best wheaten I have ever eaten. Again a great meal for under £6.00. My wife had pasta dishes on both dates which she could not finish. She raves about the pasta and has nothing else every time she visits. Again these were in the £6.00 range. We feel we should try other places but it is impossible to tear ourselves away from here the standard is so good with great staff.

  • Visited June 2013
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Reading, UK
Level 6 Contributor
154 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 143 helpful votes
“Good place to eat in Portrush”
Reviewed June 15, 2013

Portrush needs somewhere which does not rely on either pasta, pizza or quasi oriental fusion. The Counties is not quite there yet, but it serves an imaginative and wide menu at a reasonable price, and it is to be commended for its aspirations. Our own meal was was very good, plenty of explanations by attentive and friendly waiters. It is a bit soulless in the way that some hotels can be, but if you want to eat well, try this.

  • Visited June 2013
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Vancouver, Canada
Level 6 Contributor
223 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 166 helpful votes
“A Healthy Lunch Is Hard To Find!”
Reviewed June 9, 2013

Freshness- that is what food should say to us. We prefer it this way. Well this lunch menu is terrific in this regard. I am not a fan of fried foods, so we partook of both a tossed salad and a Waldorf salad with applewood cheese. I was blown away at the presentation and extraordinary taste to these two. The Waldorf salad had a unique twist with celery and two thick pieces of smoked cheddar! The tossed salad had just the perfect amount of vinaigrette added. A work of art and a healthy choice for lunch.
So, if you are feeling guilty about all those Irish 'fry' breakfasts, treat your taste buds to a refreshing lunch here. I was glad I did.
NOTE: these two salads combined for less than £10, so eating right won't break your wallet.

  • Visited June 2013
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Thank James R
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Lurgan, United Kingdom
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Sunny Portrush”
Reviewed June 5, 2013

I have just returned from having a great day out in Portrush, we decided to go for a long walk along the Ramore head and called into the Harbour Bar for a drink which we had outside in the glorious sunshine. You can't beat Portrush on days like this ! We then walked to the Ramada for tea, we were greeted by friendly staff who were efficient and courteous in looking after the guests. The menus have changed, great selection! I have the lemon whitebait for a starter cooked to perfection followed by duck legs with pomegranate & Mumbai potatoes yummy, the whole table enjoyed the new dishes! can't wait to return!!

  • Visited June 2013
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Thank Eileen B
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northern ireland
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“Great food & excellent value for money”
Reviewed May 29, 2013 via mobile

My family and I love going here for food, Sunday carvery is excellent as is the lunch & dinner menus. Very family friendly great food & service. Will definitely be going back!!

Visited May 2013
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Thank laz28
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