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The Windrose Bar & Bistro

5 Rodgers Quay | Carrickfergus, Carrickfergus BT38 8BE, Northern Ireland
+44 28 9335 1164
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  • Excellent40%
  • Very good22%
  • Average11%
  • Poor12%
  • Terrible15%
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Bar, European, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
5 Rodgers Quay | Carrickfergus, Carrickfergus BT38 8BE, Northern Ireland
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Reviewed yesterday

Booked a table for four people, when we arrived we asked for a table at the window of which three were empty....'No they are set for five'! Eventually all tables had two people at them??? We had printed off a menu from the internet and...More

Thank Catherine M
Reviewed 3 days ago

Plenty of staff but no one serving. It took ages to get two drinks at the bar. At 1750 we were asked if we were dining or to move table as the restaurant had a 1830 reservation. Drank up and left!

1  Thank j9klm
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Two weeks ago we went for breakfast first impressions where great....then everything went into slow mode! We waited ages for menus we waited ages to order and the wait for food was horrendous. There has been a menu change and has caused massive confusion to...More

Thank emmajane6
Reviewed 1 week ago

I am a regular at The Windrose, I was very excited to see the new decor and was not disappointed. Absolutely beautiful. I love this place, the location is perfect, especially in the good weather. Food and service has let me down before but I...More

Thank sandra k
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited for an impromptu family lunch and left feeling very underwhelmed. The menu has been slashed making it more streamline and to be fair tastes fine.. It's the service that let's the place down. Having to wait half an hour for a meal isnt great....More

Thank clairek173
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great spot for a bite of lunch. Particularly on a nice sunny day when you can look out to the marina! Waitresses were really lovely and accommodating. The food was also super tasty! Would definitely recommend

Thank irewanderer90
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Just back from the Windrose and I would highly recommend it! Apart from the fantastic new decor, which is supper cool and sophisticated and trendy all at once, the food was amazing and the staff friendly and efficient! Only thing I could complain about is...More

Thank Nicky G
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

After what seems like an eternity, the refurbishment is finally finished. Inside the Bar/ restaurant has been redecorated and wonky blinds look replaced but layout remains the same. Rather confusingly the Ladies and Mens toilets have been swapped around with ladies located inside the Bar...More

Thank WhoamI-00
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Food was average. However took over hour and half to recieve the food. We had children so this wasnt good Drinks had to wait long periods and order was wrong half the time. Lovely looking restaurants needs more or better trained staff and chef

Thank neilcarrick
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Visited the Windrose for my boyfriend’s birthday after hearing so many good reviews and we weren’t disappointed. Food was excellent,staff couldn’t have been friendlier and the view is stunning! We were lucky to get a window seat looking right over the Marina. We stayed on...More

2  Thank Stephanie W
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May 24, 2018|
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Response from WhoamI-00 | Reviewed this property |
Not really a review more of a whinge. Menus change and need to in order to avoid becoming staid and same old same old. Perhaps the cheese board wasn't popular
June 21, 2015|
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Response from Tracey M | Reviewed this property |
Sorry I hadn't quite finished my answer!! There is another Tracey M reviewer - who has been recently. I have been to The Windrose before but not had any childrens meals
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$7 - US$27
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi
Good for
Bar Scene, View, Groups, Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Local cuisine
Open Hours
10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
10:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
10:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
10:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
10:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
10:00 a.m. - 12:59 a.m.
10:00 a.m. - 12:59 a.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5 Rodgers Quay | Carrickfergus, Carrickfergus BT38 8BE, Northern Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Northern Ireland  >  County Antrim  >  Carrickfergus
  • Phone Number: +44 28 9335 1164
  • E-mail
Restaurant at the Mariina, Carrickfergus, County Antrim, Post Code BT38 8BE.
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