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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” (22 reviews)
“chowder” (44 reviews)
“lamb” (14 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 2 weeks ago

Always a friendly welcome in the Central Bar but I have to say that the Sunday Lunch is the best on the North Coast. The food was fantastic and served with high end restuarant touches.

1  Thank Joanne E
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Absolutely mouth watering food, exquisite chowder, lovely service too !! Great place all round! Beautiful lay out, both upstairs and down and the cocktail lounge is awesome! Highly recommend, both family Wise and just a pop in to see

1  Thank irishdinky1990
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Visited here last night as a group of four, very friendly chatty local guy on the bar then proceeded into the restaurant area for a fantastic 3 course dinner!! Waiter recommended various things which was an excellent choice Excellent friendly service and brilliant value for...More

1  Thank Louisecurtis6
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great food to a high quality, friendly and excellent service, very helpful staff. Good wine and a pleasant atmosphere ! An enjoyable visit !

1  Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 10 February 2018 via mobile

Called in for a drink on a Saturday night . Had the special pink gin and lemonade for £3.50 all good nice crowd and very friendly lovely warm fire.Did not eat but looked good

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Reviewed 4 February 2018 via mobile

Very nice after a huge change round. The food is very good, it was very busy on Sunday lunch time so service wasn't up to their usual standard but still ok. Very friendly staff, good selection of food and drink. It would be nice to...More

2  Thank DaveBealing247
Reviewed 4 February 2018 via mobile

What can I say that hasn’t been said .... if you haven’t been to the central bar you are missing out..... 5 star staff to begin with ... attentive and courteous no matter how busy it is.... HUGH selection of drinks and perfect wine selection...More

2  Thank maura41
Reviewed 4 February 2018 via mobile

Fantastic food, recommend the chicken Lorenzo. Live singer was fantastic and brought everyone to their feet, great service, lovely staff, brilliant atmosphere. Highly recommend!!

2  Thank Claire S
Reviewed 1 February 2018 via mobile

Words can't describe how much we ALL enjoyed our visit to the Central Wine Bar last Saturday. This place has it all. We arrived in for one quick drink not expecting to be there for the rest of the day. We watched the FA cup...More

Thank Indoor G
Reviewed 1 February 2018 via mobile

Great restaurant/pub 2 vist. Excellent food, service and atmosphere. Will definitely return on our next vist. 5 star overall!!

2  Thank Orla H
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30 November 2017|
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Response from Margaret B | Reviewed this property |
i dont know about fryer. I did not eat anything that was in fryer
16 February 2017|
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Response from jill R | Reviewed this property |
Casual. Come as you are.
2 February 2017|
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Response from Jonathan M | Reviewed this property |
Yes there is
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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, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids, 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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