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74-76 Ballymoney Street, Ballymena BT43 6AN, Northern Ireland
+44 28 2564 5234
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10:30 - 01:30
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Sun - Thu 10:30 - 23:00
Fri - Sat 10:30 - 01:30
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

I have returned from Australia after a year and the grouse has really transformed into something brilliant since my last visit. The decor and atmosphere is truly a step up from what I have experienced before and the food is next level. Great selection of drinks and I believe the weekend is a great night out. Look forward to the... More 

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6 Thank Sam M
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Visited here when out with a friend just home form Australia. Wanted a quick bite before we headed out. The pit stop menu is ideal. Cheaply priced and plenty of it to keep you going. Diffinatly worth a try. Delicious

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6 Thank Mark M
Bangor, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We had intended to visit The Grouse for quite a while as we had heard good reports and finally made it on Friday of the Easter week. We are so glad we did. Everything about the experience was top notch. The surroundings were relaxed, the staff were friendly & welcoming and the menu looked fabulous. We ordered starters and mains... More 

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4 Thank G_MacP_1
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Recently visited the new grouse restaurant and bar, can honestly say it is without doubt the most beautifully decorated bar I've had the pleasure of drinking in! Not to mention their gin bar which is to die for! Can't wait for my next night out so I can sample another one of their fine gins!

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6 Thank Michelle M
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10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Had fantastic food . Glutenfree options Brilliant with added bonus of glutenfree soda bread👍service excellent. Staff very friendly and helpful. Really recommend. Oh and the Gin is amazing!!

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5 Thank SuzieGwong
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited the Grouse with my wife for some afternoon snacks. The menu and service was fantastic as always would definitely recommend the Barbary duck. Definitely will be back

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6 Thank Sjm S
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

My partner and I were in ballymenas for the Easter weekend and came across the grouse at lunch time .my partner is a football fan ad asked to watch a match which was no problem at all to the staff . The bar is beautifully decorated inside and out and spotlessly clean toilets n all. I enjoyed a light lunch... More 

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2 Thank Tracydmc
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Called into The Grouse today with family. Lovely comfortable spacious surrounding. Had a wheelchair user with special dietary requirements with me and staff could not have been more helpful. From as soon as we got through the door we felt welcome. Our waitress was professional and warm. Food was perfect- great taste , good price , portion size and variety.... More 

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5 Thank aevans28
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We recently visited the grouse after hearing so much about their renovation, we have eaten in here regularly over the years and it has always been first class. The decor has been finished to a high standard with comfy booths, two large bars and an open fire. My partner had the mussels to start followed by a steak, both were... More 

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5 Thank Helen M
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Visited the grouse with business clients last week and was more than impressed with the whole experience. Food and selection of it was fantastic and the staff couldn't have been more attentive. Will definitely be visiting again very soon.

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6 Thank Ellen M

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$ 5 - US$ 32
Cuisine
Irish, European, British, Bar, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Cash Only, Free Wifi, Parking Available
Good for
Groups, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
10:30 - 23:00
Monday
10:30 - 23:00
Tuesday
10:30 - 23:00
Wednesday
10:30 - 23:00
Thursday
10:30 - 23:00
Friday
10:30 - 01:30
Saturday
10:30 - 01:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 74-76 Ballymoney Street, Ballymena BT43 6AN, Northern Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Northern Ireland  >  County Antrim  >  Ballymena
  • Phone Number: +44 28 2564 5234
Description
Here at the Grouse we pride ourselves on our first class customer service & food. All of our food is locally sourced and cooked fresh. We are located in the centre of Ballymena right beside the tower centre car park. We hope to see you soon!

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