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The French Rooms

45 Main Street, Bushmills BT57 8QA, Northern Ireland
+44 28 2073 0033
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  • Excellent65%
  • Very good21%
  • Average9%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible3%
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European, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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45 Main Street, Bushmills BT57 8QA, Northern Ireland
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Booked the restaurant for a party of eight,were shown into an alcove at back of restaurant which sat eight in comfort and was quite private. We were served quickly with drinks and had our order taken. Starters were served quickly followed by main course.Nothing seemed...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank bike320
Reviewed 4 days ago

We recently dined at the French rooms, this is probably the 3rd time this year and the food and service is usually very good. One of the staff members, Hannah, is particularly friendly and a great asset to their team. She was the shining star...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Gary M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The French Room is a great place for lunch. The service and staff are very good and the food is excellent.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank MHTruett
Reviewed 5 November 2018

We arrived on time to.be shown to our table and drinks order taken quickly by the waiter and given menus. We waited a good half hour and no icy came near us. I asked a waitress if we could have our order taken and was...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Diane D
Reviewed 21 October 2018

Starters excellent, main course average, staff friendly - disappointed jug water left on the table and then charged for reminds me of bread brought to table on holiday and then charged for - If something is not ordered it should not be charged for.

Date of visit: October 2018
1  Thank lolly700
thefrenchrooms, Owner at The French Rooms, responded to this reviewResponded 3 November 2018

Readers might be interested to know our charge for tap water is 10 pence, its voluntary and all donations help support the Kusasa Project, a school for disadvantaged children from an "informal" settlement near Franschhoek, Western Cape, South Africa.

Reviewed 15 October 2018 via mobile

Was here on Saturday night the atmosphere was nice. We ordered a mixed meat platter x2 and 2Veg and bean platter arrived and were left on the table even though we told the waitress we didn’t order that another waitress who seemed to be in...More

Date of visit: October 2018
1  Thank Kieran K
Reviewed 14 October 2018

Love this restaurant always well trained friendly staff, visited here in October again, food served quickly and barring the breads at the start which a couple of slices were stale the rest of it was excellent.....my only quibble here is the horrible glasses for wine...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Carmel1961
Reviewed 7 October 2018 via mobile

Lovely friendly staff. Kids meal was great with fresh ingredients. Adults minute steak was thick. The steak not sealed and therefore tasted wrong. I think it needed a hotter pan. Disappointing as two adults and one child's one course lunch came to over £50 with...More

Date of visit: October 2018
1  Thank Joanne P
Reviewed 23 September 2018 via mobile

Lovely setting, and they squeezed us in on short notice. Excellent vegetarian cheese rolls, and the salmon with stuffed zucchini was excellent for the celiac. The vegetarian mushroom tart was amazing for the vegetarian. The stout beer was great and the chenin blanc was decent....More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Jones515
Reviewed 23 September 2018 via mobile

This restaurant was recommended to us by our waitress at dinner the night before, and we were so happy she did. As soon as you walk in you find yourself in a small store before making your way to the restaurant in the rear, and...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank KurtR1708
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3 July 2018|
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Response from thefrenchrooms | Property representative |
Hello yes it is peak season so it can be extremely busy and we take what we can handle which is dependent on variables BUT we do offer the option of reservations if you call us on 02820730033. Hope we can look after you!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 13 - US$ 31
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Private Dining, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Child-friendly, Business meetings, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Groups, Local cuisine
Open Hours
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
10:00 AM - 9:00 PM
10:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 45 Main Street, Bushmills BT57 8QA, Northern Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Northern Ireland  >  County Antrim  >  Bushmills
  • Phone Number: +44 28 2073 0033
  • E-mail
The French Rooms is situated in the heart of the Bushmills, home to the world's oldest licensed distillery and the Gateway to the Giant's Causeway - a World Heritage site. Our vision is for a warm, welcoming and informal setting, a place to meet up with friends, drop in for a morning cup of coffee with a 'treat', browse through our shop or savour the flavours of our elegantly prepared dishes. There's lots to explore, firstly the shop with its eclectic range of French inspired gifts then the Cafe with its 'snugs' and zinc topped tables and bar counter. The "Moulin Rouge" is ideal for a semi private party of up to 10 persons or try the Garden Room which leads to the garden terrace which, in good weather, is a sun trap. On colder days the Garden Room fire is the perfect spot for relaxing with a newspaper and a snack.
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