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Gillies Bar & Grill

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136 Fenaghy Road, Ballymena BT42 1EA, Northern Ireland
+44 28 2588 1001
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

As it was mine and my husbands 1st time dinning in gillies we were super excited. We arrived and were greeted and seated by a lovely, happy, smily lady laura who then took are drinks order and to my delight it was buy 1 get 1 free on there cocktails. Coming in from the cold was great to see a... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Big restaurant with lovely menu selection. Classic bistro type menu. Friendly staff and good service. Highly recommend.

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Durham, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were very glad to be accommodated here without a booking early Sunday evening. The setting is very impressive both inside and out. The staff were pleasant and the meal was ok. We shared a bowl of Nachos to start which went down well but I didn't enjoy the squirty cheese! The burgers were tasty, the Bang Bang chicken was... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The pear and nut crumble is the nicest thing i have ever eaten... the seafood linguine came with more fish then i have ever had in a seafood dish before. I have alergies and the staff made sure these were accomidated and usually i get told one alternative was offered several which was very refreshing

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Thank Aileen L
Groomsport, null, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We have been here before but two years ago. So another review is due. Four adults, we all had rump steak, all cooked differently and all had different sides. So there was an expected wait (about 20 minutes) for the food. It did not disappoint, from the rare to the well done, all steaks were perfectly cooked. The staff are... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My brother and sister in law gave me a gift card for Gillies which we decided to use and were not disappointed. We had the House Burger with Cheddar Cheese Melton top in a toasted Brioche bun with lettuce and a slice of beefsteak tomato. All served with dry crispy chips, deep fried onion rings and a spicy tomato salsa... More 

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MFairbanksGalgorm, Manager at Gillies Bar & Grill, responded to this review

Dear Guest Thank you for taking time to post such an positive review on our TripAdvisor. I will definitely pass on your comments in regards food to our head chef and his team. We do have a variety of choice offered on our menu, and I’m delighted you enjoyed them. As you mentioned our lunch offer during the week is... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We ate here twice whilst staying at Galgorm and were not disappointed with the food and the service. I had fish on both occasions and it was fabulous.

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MFairbanksGalgorm, Manager at Gillies Bar & Grill, responded to this review

Dear guest, Thank you for taking time to post your kind review on our TripAdvisor. I was delighted to see that you enjoyed your last visit with us and that you found Gillies food as fabulous. I will pass your comments to our head chef and the waiting team. Thank you again and we look forward to welcome you back... More 

Belfast, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We ate at Gillies on Saturday as part of the spa deal deal. Food was beautiful, I had salt & chilli chicken and my friend had the fish pie. Both perfectly cooked and didn't have to wait very long. Good selection of dishes, highly recommend

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MFairbanksGalgorm, Manager at Gillies Bar & Grill, responded to this review

Dear Terri-Loiuse Thank you for your kind review. I was pleased to see that you enjoyed your recent visit at our resort. We do receive many positive comments from our guests regarding the variety of choice offered on our menu, and I’m delighted you enjoyed them. I will pass all your comments to our kitchen team. Thank you again and... More 

Bushmills, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I love Gillies. The food is always good and I love it in the winter months when the fire is lit it is lovely and cosy. Would recommend a visit

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MFairbanksGalgorm, Manager at Gillies Bar & Grill, responded to this review

Dear Emma, Thank you for your kind review and I am delighted that you enjoyed your recent visit in Gillies. I would also like to thank you for your repeated custom, huge testament in itself. I am really happy that you found Gillies atmosphere lovely and cosy, we do train our team to engage our guests and know how important... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Fantastic food, service with a smile. Would highly recommend the Bang Bang chicken or the salt and chilli chicken

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Thank Lynn H
MFairbanksGalgorm, Manager at Gillies Bar & Grill, responded to this review

Dear Lynn, Thank you for posting a review on Gillies TripAdvisor. I was delighted to read that your recent visit with us was one enjoyable. I would pass on all your comments to our Head Chef and his team. Bang Bang Chicken and Salted Chilli Chicken are 2 of our popular dishes in the menu and I was pleased to... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Irish, European, British, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Romantic, Bar Scene, Groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 136 Fenaghy Road, Ballymena BT42 1EA, Northern Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Northern Ireland  >  County Antrim  >  Ballymena
  • Phone Number: +44 28 2588 1001
  • This restaurant is at Galgorm Resort & Spa

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?