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The Grouse

74-76 Ballymoney Street, Ballymena BT43 6AN, Northern Ireland
+44 28 2564 5234
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  • Excellent81%
  • Very good8%
  • Average6%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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Irish, European, Bar, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
74-76 Ballymoney Street, Ballymena BT43 6AN, Northern Ireland
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Took my mum here for a mothers day surprise on Sunday past, we were seated straight away by the lovely Boryana. The food arrived promptly and was beautifully presented, the drink selection was extensive with loads of options. My mum loved her meal and was...More

2  Thank Joshua K
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

I visited here again with my mum and sister, I ordered the cajun chicken pasta and was really impressed. My mum had the thai red curry with chips and my sister had the lasagne. They enjoyed their meals too. I tried the parma violet bramble...More

2  Thank foodbaby88
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Treated my mum to mothers day dinner, I had the steak which was beautifully cooked and tender, my mum went for the cod which she loved!!! Great range drinks on offer, staff were friendly and attentive. Will be back!!

2  Thank Jordan K
Reviewed 1 week ago

The food we ordered was fine, the lasagne I had was nice enough, overall we thought that it was reasonably priced, but I wouldnt be raving about it. The only issue I had was when we got our food, the waitress seemed a little clumsy...More

1  Thank John S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were shopping in ballymena on Sunday and wanted lunch so decided we would go into the grouse as looked ok from outside had always heard good reports. We went in and were given a table way up at the back after we were offered...More

Thank Carol l
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We headed to restaurant at 2:30 pm on Saturday and our experience just added to making our shopping trip so enjoyable. The staff are lovely and the atmosphere is warm and welcoming. We were really impressed with the quality of the food and presentation. I...More

5  Thank Karen C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Had a family lunch here recently and I have to say it was the best pub grub I have had, possibly ever! My three children enjoyed it immensely too, and all at extremely reasonable prices. One of my girls is coeliac and there was a...More

7  Thank DavidGrahamNI
Reviewed 5 February 2018 via mobile

Myself and 11 of my colleagues had the most amazing night out in the Grouse recently. A fantastic 3 course meal and the best cocktails in town! Couldn’t fault the steak (and we love a good steak), the menu had something for everyone and the...More

9  Thank Fiona C
Reviewed 5 February 2018

Good excuse (not that I need one) to revisit the Grouse Inn, been going for nigh on 40 years................but this pub/restaurant has changed and evolved with the times, cocktail bar, restaurant, bar bar and night club upstairs (apparently lol) - had a lovely lunch looked...More

8  Thank Fair_Foodie
Reviewed 5 February 2018 via mobile

Restaurant very busy on Sunday 4.2.18 but this didn’t stop the excellent service, outstanding food. Hannah are servicer was a breath of fresh air, very well mannered young lady who meet all are requirements promptly.

9  Thank Helenmariebyrne
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Questions & Answers
4 March 2018|
Response from Mark M | Property representative |
Hi there ew1978, we have a new menu coming into place by the end of this month with extra vegetarian & vegan options. If you would like to give us a call we can also arrange with the chef to create a dish of your preference... More
Margaret G
12 December 2017|
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Response from Mark M | Property representative |
Hi Margaret, that won't be a problem at all as long as there is someone available to collect the food from ourselves. If you could give us a call on 02825645234 we will be happy to organise everything for you. Many thanks
kevin j
15 April 2017|
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Response from Mark M | Property representative |
Hi Kevin, hope you're well! That won't be a problem at all if you want to give us a call anytime after 12pm tomorrow on 02825645234 and ask for Boryana and we will get it sorted and posted out to you. Many thanks Mark... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$6 - US$35
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks, 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, Free Wifi
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Business meetings, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:30 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 1:00 a.m.
11:30 a.m. - 1:30 a.m.
11:30 a.m. - 1:30 a.m.
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
  • E-mail
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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