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The Holestone

11 Main Street | Parkgate, Ballyclare, Newtownabbey BT39 0DG, Northern Ireland
+44 28 9443 9775
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  • Excellent72%
  • Very good12%
  • Average8%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible2%
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“ribs” (7 reviews)
Open Now
9:00 AM - 3:00 PM Hours
European, British, Irish, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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11 Main Street | Parkgate, Ballyclare, Newtownabbey BT39 0DG, Northern Ireland
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Heading to a concert so we knew all the best restaurants in Belfast would be busy just a few fridays before Christmas and as the Holestone had been recommended by a friend we decided to try somewhere new. So glad we did. Great ambience, friendly...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Reviewed 14 November 2018

What an enjoyable experience it is to visit this thoroughly modern contemporary styled Restaurant in the Country Village of Parkgate.. There is always a smiling welcome from the Host... As ever, food is great, tastes are exquisite & always beautifully presented. No room for desert...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank AlexanderM211
Reviewed 11 November 2018 via mobile

My husband, son and I called without booking for an early evening tea today. Todays menu offered four starters,6-8 mains and three desserts. In addition to this there were specials for all of the above. Being a fussy teenager my son was wanting a burger...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Beverley S
Reviewed 9 November 2018 via mobile

Had a lovely meal here celebrating a birthday dinner, all five of us throughly enjoyed what we got. 2 course early bird was good value for money and service was also good. Slight confusion with the bill but was corrected straight away. Experience was good...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Janet A
Reviewed 28 October 2018

Restaurant lovely we were 7 people, service was excellent, Tables are not overcrowded. Food was really good , from my view although very good was a bit salty.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank amandamH8737UB
Reviewed 28 October 2018

Been a while from our last visit here but thought it would be a good shout for family birthday Sunday lunch. So the good points...staff are lovely, kids eat free, decent menu choices, quality of food is good. Now the not so good...price on website...More

Date of visit: October 2018
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Reviewed 23 October 2018 via mobile

Disappointed by the food we were served especially after reading all the great reviews, fish tasted like it was deep fried in dirty oil and the chips were completely inedible, ordered southern fried chicken strips from the kids menu which was what looked like scraps...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Nicole P
Reviewed 13 October 2018 via mobile

I have always found it hard to just relax and order food when dining out. The reason being I was a chef for 25 years, so I always picked at the menu, wondered how I would present the dish, always in work mode. Today I...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Paul H
Reviewed 11 October 2018 via mobile

I can not recommend this place enough 5* service 5* food 5* ambience. From the Moment you walk through the door Chloe greets you with a smile and a ready to look after you attitude. We were shown to our table given menus and told...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Hodgey28
Reviewed 9 October 2018

It could be thought of as being a bit off the beaten track, but that shouldn't be a reason for not searching for this small restaurant. Service was first class and the lunch was second to none. This really is a hidden gem and certainly...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank liambt23
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Tracey F
20 November 2018|
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Response from colinrD6307IA | Reviewed this property |
I walk with a stick and have easy access to the restaurant and inside the chairs are easily moved so I would have thought that wheelchair accessibility would be no problem The restaurant certainly is worth a visit.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 6 - US$ 21
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:30 PM - 8:30 PM
9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 11 Main Street | Parkgate, Ballyclare, Newtownabbey BT39 0DG, Northern Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Northern Ireland  >  County Antrim  >  Newtownabbey  >  Ballyclare
  • Phone Number: +44 28 9443 9775
  • E-mail
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