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Central Wine Bar

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” (20 reviews)
“chowder” (39 reviews)
“burger” (43 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Irish, Bar, Seafood, European, British, Pub, Wine Bar, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
12 Ann Street, Ballycastle BT54 6AD, Northern Ireland
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

The staff were brilliant. Very welcoming, polite and helpful. The bar itself is nice and cosy. The food was very good although the dessert special roulade was not nice at all. There was also a live musician which created a comfortable atmosphere. The one annoying...More

2  Thank csmurf
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We snobby New Yorkers didn't expect much in this little and remote village, but were blown away at Central. Locally sourced ingredients, friendly service in a bustling pub and the most international and creative menu. A good wine list, reasonably priced, and certainty good brews...More

2  Thank cararro
Reviewed yesterday

The food here is just about average. The chicken goujons are NOT lightly battered as it says on the menu, they are ALL batter ! It was a busy night, so they probably took in more than they were expecting and it showed. The guy...More

1  Thank TsalaWaterford
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Had Sunday lunch with kids. Place was very quiet. Food nice and staff really attentive to the kids which makes eating out easier!

1  Thank katrossb
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Had great fresh plaice and chips today. Rachel serves us and the chicken gouging were beautiful. Also lovely pints of Guinness and colouring book and crayons for our little man in the high chair. Had relatives visiting from Detroit and everyone well pleased. Highly recommended...More

1  Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 3 days ago

Couldn't count the amount of times I have ate here and always been greeted with great service, especially the great smile of the Supervisor Rachel! Fab food and always have some great fish dishes on the the menu too :)

2  Thank Elizabeth M
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Having taken the boat to Ballycastle marina for the weekend, I had heard great reports of the central bar and so booked a table for 7. I had 3 kids , and 4 adults . From the onset The staff were courteous, nothing was a...More

2  Thank Jonathan T
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Visited here as part of Ballycastle Food Tour for seafood chowder. It was full and I mean full of seafood. Pop in if you like your seafood but make sure you have the treacle topped Guinness bread- it's the stuff of dreams! Can't wait to...More

3  Thank annepat1970
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Back again and was in on the 8th with the family. Didn't book but after a 5 mins wait at the bar. We got sorted with a great table and lovely live music in the background Food was just perfect like the last time I...More

2  Thank Upthedubs101
Reviewed 4 days ago

We were so glad all three of us ordered this delicious soup. The rest of the meal was also delicious - the beet and goat cheese salad was filling, loaded with cheese, and dressed with just the right amount of dressing.

2  Thank Anne F
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15 February 2017|
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Response from jill R | Reviewed this property |
Casual. Come as you are.
1 February 2017|
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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, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
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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