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The Windrose Bar & Bistro

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5 Rodgers Quay | Carrickfergus, Carrickfergus BT38 8BE, Northern Ireland
+44 28 9335 1164
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10:00 - 00:59
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Sun 10:00 - 12:00
Mon - Thu 10:00 - 23:00
Fri - Sat 10:00 - 00:59
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25 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Visited tonight with friends. Food was great as usual, but what really stood out was the waitress, I dont know her name but she may have been the manager as she was wearing a blue blouse. She was so friendly without being false, nothing was a bother and she is a credit to the windrose. Really make an impression when... More 

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Windrose7, Manager at The Windrose Bar & Bistro, responded to this review

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Carrickfergus, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is my local for 3 pints on a Saturday teatime. The barstaff are all very friendly and during the summer you can sit out on the decking and admire the marina and people watch

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Windrose7, Manager at The Windrose Bar & Bistro, responded to this review

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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149 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Visiting N Ireland with my son and daughter we visited friends in Carrickfergus. We had heard so much of this restaurant/bar that we just had to try the place.... it lived up to the hype! Totally stunning location, great menu, excellent service, tasty food, lively atmosphere, and great friends. Thanks Windrose! Stephen and Jackie... x

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Windrose7, Manager at The Windrose Bar & Bistro, responded to this review

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New Milton, United Kingdom
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306 reviews
144 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 122 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited this restaurant with friends and enjoyed lovely food and drink,served by efficient and friendly staff especially VICKY the Supervisor. Highly recommend.

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Windrose7, Owner at The Windrose Bar & Bistro, responded to this review

Thank you for your review, we appreciate you taking the time to share your views The Windrose More 

Belfast, United Kingdom
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52 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I visited here yesterday in a large group of us due to thefantastic weather and events. The premises was busy given the day and after sitting in the sun outside we ventured upstairs to watch the sport unfold. The upstairs is in such a stark contrast to the main bar and restaurant. It's a hidden gem, the view and bright... More 

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Windrose7, Owner at The Windrose Bar & Bistro, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review the Windrose and Marina Restaurant. We appreciate you taking the time to write a review. We can also advise that the downstairs bar is to be totally renovated in September. Thanks again The Windrose More 

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Dined here last week, food was just ok but service was poor, staff are nice and friendly but had to wait long time to be served and wanted to finish off with coffee but had to leave as no one came over to take order. Problem seems to be not enough staff on floor

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Have used this restaurant on many occasions as we used to live in the area , we haven't been for about two years. Called in for lunch today, wasn't that busy but our order took a good 40 mins to arrive and to be fair the food was good when it did arrive it was only a prawn open and... More 

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Windrose7, Owner at The Windrose Bar & Bistro, responded to this review

Thank you for your review, the Bistro is to undergo a full renovation in September More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Have visited on several occassions and really enjoyed the food experience and friendly speedy service but tonight was abysmal! It took 3hrs and 20 mins for 5 people to be served 3 starters 5 mains and 4 desserts Service was very poor and only responded with a 'sorry' when asked where food was coming Food was not professionally presented or... More 

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Windrose7, General Manager at The Windrose Bar & Bistro, responded to this review

Thank you for your review, we have no recruited more chefs which will speed up service from the kitchen More 

Belfast, Maine
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a lovely setting to eat in ,the food is very good , tasty , well cooked and lovely presentation.

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Holywood
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17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This has now happened to us a few times so I am sure it is happening to others too. We sailed over to Carrick and moored in the marina and it was a lovely day. So went in to Windrose and asked for a table for 2. I was told there was no tables, so we went elsewhere. But here... More 

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Windrose7, Owner at The Windrose Bar & Bistro, responded to this review

Hi thank you for taking the time to write a review, we appreciate it and can assure you that the issues raised will be addressed immediately. In the meantime can you please let us know the time and date you called in to allow us to investigate this. Thank you GC Proprietor More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$6 - US$26
Cuisine
Bar, British, Pub, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, 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, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 - 12:00
Monday
10:00 - 23:00
Tuesday
10:00 - 23:00
Wednesday
10:00 - 23:00
Thursday
10:00 - 23:00
Friday
10:00 - 00:59
Saturday
10:00 - 00:59
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
Description
Restaurant at the Mariina, Carrickfergus, County Antrim, Post Code BT38 8BE.

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