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Central Wine Bar

₹₹ - ₹₹₹Irish, , Seafood
12 Ann Street, Ballycastle BT54 6AD, Northern Ireland
+44 28 2076 3877
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  • Excellent76%
  • Very good17%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“smoked cod” (22 reviews)
“chowder” (40 reviews)
“burger” (43 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Irish, Bar, Seafood, European, British, Pub, Wine Bar, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
₹₹ - ₹₹₹
12 Ann Street, Ballycastle BT54 6AD, Northern Ireland
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1 - 10 of 981 reviews

Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Sunday dinner was awesome. Attentive staff, fair price, good atmosphere and delicious dinner. Staff happy to give extra gravy!

Thank Tom W
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Came here for lunch with a few friends, food and service is excellent for such a small town! Loved the hatch bit at the front of the bar, added some elegance to the street

2  Thank aoifssc
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Enjoyed Lunch on Thursday, 9/14/17. Wonderful service (Cara) after touring the North Coast (Giant's Causeway and surrounding coastal bluffs. The Seafood Chowder was the absolute best I've ever had. This is quite a statement especially having lived in New England for over 30 years. The...More

4  Thank BigDad1962
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Called in to The Central during the Lammas Fair. The bar was crowded to full capacity yet the efficiency of the bar staff produced a service that was both swift and courteous. The toilets we're immaculate. in the bar the empty glasses were being cleared...More

2  Thank IsobelD
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

First and only time we would be in town, we decided to visit the number 1 trip advisor restaurant. We arrived and it's closed although the website says your open on Monday evenings, the sign said closed today open tomorrow... if this was due to...More

1  Thank Sheppy1979
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Called in on spec on a busy Saturday evening but was quickly found a table . Drinks and food order was taken quickly and arrived with not to long of a wait considering how busy the place was. Roast beef was excellent as was my...More

1  Thank Ballyblack
Reviewed 1 week ago

A friendly busy place with a great atmosphere. The staff are friendly and helpful. The food is good and reasonably priced. Can be busy during the holiday periods so booking can be a good idea. The locals are very friendly too and delighted to welcome...More

Thank Shaugho
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were in Ballycastle for three days and visited the Central four times - twice to eat and twice to drink and all occasions were superb. Downstairs it's a lovely friendly down to earth pub and upstairs it's a really good restaurant serving lovely quality...More

2  Thank skybluejan
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We attended the pub last night. For a surprise birthday party for my aunt. The food was superb but my biggest thanks goes to Sophie who kept me well supplied with Smithwicks every 20 minutes through the night! Thank you

2  Thank Mick S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We came down to stay in Ballycastle for a few days during the week of the Lammas Fair. We had been in for a few drinks on the Monday during the Fair & it seemed like a great pub. There was a great atmosphere, live...More

Thank Susan B
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Response from jill R | Reviewed this property |
Casual. Come as you are.
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Response from Jonathan M | Reviewed this property |
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 12 Ann Street, Ballycastle BT54 6AD, Northern Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Northern Ireland  >  County Antrim  >  Ballycastle
  • Phone Number: +44 28 2076 3877
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This Family run establishment was 2009 finalist in the Northern Ireland Tourism Awards. From its traditional bar to its chic restaurant and enclosed beer garden its a perfect venue for a great experience in entertainment and dining.
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