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“Good service, poor food”

Halfway House Hotel
Ranked #1 of 3 Restaurants in Ballygally
Certificate of Excellence
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
Level 3 Contributor
17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Good service, poor food”
Reviewed September 8, 2012

Really any restaurant that serves tinned carrots should only get a '1' but the starters were actually quite nice, if only we'd left after that. The menu is basic pub food so you'd think you should be safe enough, my chicken was as dry as the Sahara &. I've already mentioned the tinned veg. My husband had a burger which was too salty & he couldn't finish it. Pretty pricey for standard of food.

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  • English first
  • Italian first
  • Any
English first
Larne, United Kingdom
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
“Family meal for Easter”
Reviewed August 29, 2012

Friendly atmosphere, and relaxing surroundings. Good service and good food. Staff helpful and nothing is a problem. Would highly recommend.

Visited April 2012
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London, United Kingdom
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
“Been here before”
Reviewed May 12, 2012

It has a fabulous view of the sea and the food is very good, the bar is well-placed for the thirsty traveller along the beautiful coast road.

Visited May 2012
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Belfast
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Food Is Abysmal”
Reviewed May 5, 2012

Lunch was dreadful. All appearances seemed to suggest that it was cooked by a year 8 Home Economics student.
The evidence from what was presented to us was that most of the food had been pre-cooked and given the microwave treatment. The incredibly short time from ordering to serving supported this. Some of the food was lukewarm. None of it was inedible but not an experience we will repeat. It all reminded us of the school lunch treatment.
It is not super expensive but it is not bargain basement either.
We may have visited on a bad day or with a stand in cook.
I certainly hope so for anyone else who stops off for some food.
Service at table was good.
Pleasant open fire.
But oh dear the food!
I hope they can get their act together in the food department because the location is superb.

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
Level 5 Contributor
64 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
“Resting on Laurels”
Reviewed March 7, 2012

Used to be great, great location.

This time little atmosphere, food OK. Went there first night of stay to relive memories, avoided for rest of trip.

Will go back to give ano0ther chance it may have been a "off night"

  • Visited October 2011
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