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“Steaks out of this world”
Review of Old Barn Steakhouse - CLOSED

Old Barn Steakhouse
Cuisines: Steakhouse
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Reservations
Description: Old Barn Steakhouse is located in the village of Markethill, County Armagh. Proprieter James Richardson, is a multi-awarding winning Chef, including Ulster Tatler Chef of the Year 2012, and Janus Chef of the Year 2013. The restaurant specialises in top quality steaks, but offers a wide variety of menu choices to it's patrons, including an extremely popular Sunday carvery. Lunch is also served 12 -4pm, Tuesday - Saturday.
Fort Collins, Colorado
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62 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
“Steaks out of this world”
Reviewed December 16, 2013

Our party (4 adults) went there on a Saturday night in early December -- all of us were first-time visitors to this restaurant. Long story short -- the steaks are *excellent* --- the best we've had in a long time. They were all significantly over-done (for example, mine was ordered as medium rare and will between medium-well and well-done) but they were absolutely first-class. Accompanying side-dishes as well as the starters & desserts were all excellent.

We've already had a return visit -- we took the kids to their Santa Sunday carvery yesterday and had a good meal; however, the steaks from their main menu were in a different league.

Looking forward to this being a regular venue -- friendly service from pleasant staff, and a good buzz (it was busy on both of our visits).

  • Visited December 2013
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Thank mmcgrath
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Peter S, General Manager at Old Barn Steakhouse, responded to this review, December 17, 2013
Hi there, and thank you for taking the time to write a review for us. I am delighted to hear that you enjoyed the quality of our steaks! We use meat from the same herd in Loughgall every week, ensuring quality and consistency every time. We look forward to welcoming you back to the restaurant in the future!
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Ireland
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Party night”
Reviewed December 7, 2013

At office party, great starters and desserts but dreadful main course. Potatoes and veg cold, sauce came as meal was finishing, also hot vegetables appeared then. No sign of cook or restaurant manager!! Meals pre ordered so really no excuse for it. Seated upstairs and very cold there. Very bad impression created.

  • Visited December 2013
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3 Thank Wren_8
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Peter S, General Manager at Old Barn Steakhouse, responded to this review, December 10, 2013
Firstly, let me apologise for your poor experience at the restaurant, and you are right, there is no excuse for the main course being cold, and we have made sure that the relevant people now understand this. The room upstairs was cold on the evening, and our restaurant manager offered to seat your group on the ground floor, and her offer was declined. The temperature on the second floor has caused us a few problems, and we are installing a new heating system this week to rectify this. Once again, l would like to take this opportunity to apologise for your poor visit to the restaurant.
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Armagh, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Christmas meal”
Reviewed December 6, 2013

Have had some brilliant meals here ,but was at a Christmas meal with work and was very disappointed .we were upstairs and it was freezing,starter was lovely ,so was desert .The main meal was terrible,potatoes were cold so were the vegtable

  • Visited December 2013
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2 Thank William247
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Peter S, General Manager at Old Barn Steakhouse, responded to this review, December 10, 2013
As you were at the same party as the review above, can I refer you to the posted answer. Thank you.
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Newry, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
“Best Steak by far”
Reviewed November 19, 2013

We ordered some fillet to treat ourselves and we like it very rare so when it came out medium we thought on-no but to our amazement when we told the lady who turned out to be the owner, we got the most amazing customer service and the best steak ever was presented very soon after, the sides were to die for especially the onion mash and their select of wine is comparable.
Don't care what anyone says this restaurant will receive a Michelin star in the near future.
I have been back three more times since and due to go back again in a few days, a real gem

  • Visited November 2013
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Thank PaddyOByrne
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Peter S, General Manager at Old Barn Steakhouse, responded to this review, November 22, 2013
Thank you for your very kind words, and I am glad that you think so highly of our restaurant. Excellent customer service combined with great quality food is what we always strive for, and it is always nice to know that it does not go unnoticed. Once again, thank you!
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Craigavon, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Beautiful Meal”
Reviewed November 10, 2013

My husband and I visited this Beautiful steakhouse in Markethill a few weeks ago and were both very well pleased with our meals.My husband choose the sirloin steak which was served just how he had requested and I had fish we both had plenty to eat the staff were very attentive andthe meal was a reasonable price so we hope to go back in the future and have recommended this lovely placeto friends

  • Visited September 2013
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Thank Edie4430
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Peter S, General Manager at Old Barn Steakhouse, responded to this review, November 12, 2013
Thank you for your kind words, and I am delighted to hear that you enjoyed your visit to Old Barn Steakhouse. I will be sure to pass on your comments to all the staff!
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