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The Spinnaker

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25 Main Street | BT56 8BL, Portrush BT56 8BL, Northern Ireland
+44 28 7082 2348
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Newtownards, United Kingdom
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136 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 January 2017 via mobile

My family and I have been visiting the Spinnaker for food for many years and it has always been excellent. The prices are reasonable and the portions are great. I would definitely recommend it, it's usually open long before most of the other restaurants in Portrush.

Thank TangerineDreamer18
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44 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2016 via mobile

Nice surroundings good varied menu good size portions enjoyed eating her homemade hearty and clean recommended

Thank starfire1984
Carryduff, United Kingdom
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167 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2016

Had food here on previous visits to Portrush and we were pleased with food and service. Having returned on our latest visit we were shocked and disappointed by the experience. Specials always appear to be Haddock or steak. Service was ok but staff did seem very young and lacking experience. We asked for a jug of dilute juice which arrived... More 

Thank weekd09
Union Grove, Wisconsin
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 September 2016

Our family ate there one evening when we were in Portrush. The food was really good and there was a lot of it. The bill for all of us was very reasonable.

Thank Indiana407
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16 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 September 2016 via mobile

After a fabulous day out at the Airshow, we found this place! I would highly recommend it! Brilliant food, fabulous service, friendly staff, great prices. We will be back!

Thank ChristineBirney
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4 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 September 2016 via mobile

Horrendous experience, searching for a place to eat at 4-30 after airshow ( 55 north had a large queue,and nowhere else opened til 5), we decided on spinnaker. Even my pint tasted flat and smelt strange, wife's coke glass was filthy. My burger was basically £12 for a hard bap, cheap 'chippy' burger, watery pepper sauce,and a few lettuce leaves... More 

Thank rik c
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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75 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 September 2016 via mobile

Just don't honestly, should have taken the hint when every other restaurant was packed and this had six people in it. Ordered the sirloin with skinny fries and large wine. Wine was gorgeous! Sirloin had been tenderised within an inch of its life, but the fat on it wasn't. And the fat wasn't cooked either. Watched as others got the... More 

Thank greytroot
Vonore, Tennessee
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858 reviews
208 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 975 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 September 2016 via mobile

We should have left as soon as we saw only two other tables were occupied. The food was dreadful. We ordered their special of fish and chips. The fish inside the batter was ok, but we literally removed the batter. It was soaked in oil and soggy. The chips were edible-barely. The mushy peas not edible. I would have given... More 

Thank Torte_Sue
Cheadle, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 August 2016 via mobile

Gordon Ramsey kitchen nightmares... Absolutely discusting food. Garlic bread starter was 4 slices of cheap supermarket style soggy stuff. My husbands main course looked like a deep fried smart price chicken fillet. My goats cheese flan was 100% microwaved soggy tasteless slop with a single sheet of iceberg and even the beer was flat. On arrival of the flans I'm... More 

Thank Alicia B
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 August 2016 via mobile

Was in dis evening for a meal with my husband and child. Very disappointed did not understand wat we were saying. When we were having r starters a member of staff came over and said dat the chef did not have scampi and my husband was looking for 2 it. Dat was all rite. When the mains came they brought... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Highchairs Available
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 25 Main Street | BT56 8BL, Portrush BT56 8BL, Northern Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Northern Ireland  >  County Antrim  >  Portrush
  • Phone Number: +44 28 7082 2348

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