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Central Wine Bar

12 Ann Street, Ballycastle BT54 6AD, Northern Ireland
+44 28 2076 3877
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  • Excellent74%
  • Very good17%
  • Average5%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“smoked cod” (22 reviews)
“chowder” (51 reviews)
“burger” (46 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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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were looking for somewhere in Ballycastle that served mussels and a quick Tripadvisor search sent us in the direction of the Central Wine Bar. It’s a really impressive ‘pub’ with a very good menu. We chose the pot of mussels and were very glad...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank peterhampton
Reviewed December 13, 2018 via mobile

Disappointed. Bit of a con to be honest! Advertised pizzas for £5 but all you get is cheese and tomato. 50p per extra topping. Side order chips was very small at £3.50. Pizza was undercooked and pretty cold. All in all not good. Won’t be...More

Date of visit: December 2018
4  Thank Shannon157hy
Reviewed November 12, 2018 via mobile

Wee had a family get together. I came from the Isle of Man my other families came from all over Belfast to come to this bar/ restaurant. It was an amazing experience. The staff & food was absolutely beautiful. Nothing was too much trouble for...More

Date of visit: November 2018
2  Thank Roam52238784505
Reviewed November 12, 2018

We booked a table for a family get together on Saturday evening. The staff were lovely and friendly whilst being professional. The menu had some lovely sounded dishes and we choose a selection of starters to share, chilli beef, chicken strips, baked brie & stuffed...More

Date of visit: November 2018
2  Thank k321009
Reviewed November 11, 2018 via mobile

Him n I went for dinner, was great to see a vegan and gluten free menu with more than one choice. Good was tasty good quality n good value. Recommended booking. Will eat here again.

Date of visit: November 2018
2  Thank abbelfast
Reviewed November 6, 2018 via mobile

Great spot in the middle of the town. Decided to stay for food and the friendly staff ((April) amongst them all). Food was really good and thoroughly enjoyed by our group of 7. We thought it was a problem to get to the toilet but...More

Date of visit: October 2018
1  Thank BigAl1050
Reviewed November 6, 2018 via mobile

My friends and I had the McKay Roast Beef dinner, it was cooked to perfection and a lovely time was had by all

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank rebroj
Reviewed November 6, 2018 via mobile

I decided to book my 30th birthday party in The Central's upstairs bar area having visited their venue many times over the years and I was not disappointed. The staff were so attentive and friendly all night, the food put on by the catering staff...More

Date of visit: November 2018
1  Thank rpdooey
Reviewed November 4, 2018 via mobile

Large family & friends eat regularly here and up until recently have LOVED the food & menu, always had so much choice. Not now really struggled with the new repetitive menu. ( gluten, vegan & plain) PLEASE rethink what you are serving, you have built...More

Date of visit: October 2018
2  Thank sharrpett
Reviewed October 31, 2018

Went here last Saturday night, was very busy but only had to wait a couple of minutes for table. Obviously very popular with locals and tourists alike. Had the chowder as looked great and tasted as good as to looked. My husband had the chateaubriand...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Gillian C
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November 28, 2018|
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Response from 530su | Reviewed this property |
I'm not sure ...although it seems the type of place that would be dog friendly, give the a call just in case
November 29, 2017|
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Response from Upthedubs101 | Reviewed this property |
Even the fryer is gluten free so my wife’s friend said to me. So the hole menu can be gluten free
February 15, 2017|
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Response from jill R | Reviewed this property |
Casual. Come as you are.
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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
Kids, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Romantic, 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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