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“Worth the drive while visiting Mount Stewart” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Harrisons of Greyabbey

Harrisons of Greyabbey
Ranked #1 of 6 Restaurants in Greyabbey
Price range: $1 - $20
Cuisines: Irish, Cafe, British, Soups
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Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Scenic view, Kids, Large groups, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Lunch, Brunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Late Night, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: Reataurant (including 80 cover outside terrace with outstanding views over Strangford Lough), Farm Shop including bakery, Gift Shop and Plant Nursery / Garden Centre
DC Metro
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41 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
“Worth the drive while visiting Mount Stewart”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 21, 2013

Visiting Mount Stewart, it is well worth the extra few minutes to drive to Harrison's -- don't let the hidden location put you off -- all you see from the A20 road is a sign and then you have to follow a long winding road up the hill, and if it's busy you have to park in the overflow gravel car park. While it was a very busy Saturday midday lunch crowd the staff was cheery and helpful. But as others say, the service is a bit on the informal side as no one checked on us to see if everything was ok, no one asked if we wanted a box for obvious leftovers, and no one invited us to order dessert. Appreciate the kids play area outside. Child's sausage meal had heaping portion of mashed and 4 mid-sized sausages and gravy -- quite large meal. Chicken goujons were quality breast meat but bit on greasy side -- maybe the oil in the deepfryer needs to be bit higher temperature. Chips were of the very large cut variety and so very potato-y, not our preference. Fish pie was like a shepherd's pie with no crust but just mashed pot; came with nice side of mashed root veggies and sauteed greens. £37 for 3 adult entrees + 1 soup + 1 child's meal + 2 apple juices.

  • Visited September 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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English first
carrickfergus
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68 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
“beautiful views”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 17, 2013

went for lunch, place well filled but we were allowed to choose any of the available tables. My husband ordered gourmet sausage roll and I had goats cheese salad. we also ordered portion of chips to share. Food was good and quantity ok too but the chips never came and no-one came near us to check that everything was ok until we had finished. I was informed that fruit pies came with cream but if would be 50p extra for ice-cream instead. I decided to do without dessert and go the local ice cream shop instead. Food good, views spectacular, service poor

  • Visited September 2013
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank lorraine g
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Bangor
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Will definitely be back”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 15, 2013

We went for a late lunch, food is excellent, the duck is amazing!!! Out off all the restaurants we have been to this has the best views ever, I could sit there all day. Staff very friendly and attentive. No complaints at all. Will definitely be back :)

  • Visited August 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Claire M
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Ballymena, United Kingdom
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29 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Didn't live up to expectations”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 7, 2013

Food was reasonable but average café-food therefore was a bit overpriced. The staff seemed to be doing things in a manner that smacked of pretention rather than efficiency and we were served by 4 different people - management need to rethink their ideas.

The café was large and welcoming but the long entrance way felt like we were being herded through cramped alleyways, especially if folks were going in the opposite direction - more though could have gone into the building itself and the placement of pottery & wares for sale. It rather seems as if they are trying to recoup their costs a little too quickly. Great views from the café. I was expecting so much more after their peevish determination that their way was right on the TV show.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank DucInc
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Lisburn
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Only visit”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 20, 2013

We visited this restaurant shortly after it opened July 2012. The view from their Terrace was superb and certainly added a lot to our pleasure.
Waiter service was on the slow side but I put that down to inexperienced staff and it did not bother us too much. When the food arrived the potatoes were cold probably not helped by the fact that the plates had not been heated. In order to recover from the disappointment I thought a dessert would help ( only on special occasions, mind you ! ) so ordered apple pie. A very generous portion arrived with the pie very well filled with lots of syrupy, slimy and over sweet tinned
apples, all looking alike and with little taste. The fact that their chef or under-chef. (Or kitchen skivvy ) didn't have the enthusiasm to peel a few apples , chop them up and make a proper pie only points in one direction - second rate food and not worthy of the risk of a second visit. Others say it is a wonderful place so maybe we were unlucky but in the restaurant world you only give one chance - there is plenty of choice and much nearer home !

  • Visited September 2012
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Rosey_44425
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