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2 North Street, Carrickfergus BT38 7AQ, Northern Ireland (Formerly Sozo)
+44 28 9332 6060
08:00 - 17:00
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Mon - Thu 08:00 - 17:00
Fri - Sat 08:00 - 21:00
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38 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

This a lovely little restaurant, very popular when we arrived we were lucky to get the last table. I came here with my parents and eldest son and had the turkey dinner and it was really lovely with just the right amount of food on the plate. The staff where extremely friendly and helpful, our server was really nice (dark... More 

Thank mcrtravelfamily
Carrickfergus, United Kingdom
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35 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

very disappointed in service as the staff were to busy chatting among themselves, food over priced and over-rated

Thank gasmec
Carrickfergus, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Undoubtedly my favourite restaurant in Carrickfergus. Food and ingredients always of a high standard and I always feel that effort goes into the preparation. The menu has great variety and daily specials are excellent. Definitely a hidden gem.

2 Thank Glenn P
Northern Ireland, United Kingdom
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112 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The decaf cappuccino was smooth and as velvet The granary toast was malted and good as you can get The lady waitress was excellent Best money I have ever spent

1 Thank RhymeReviews
Belfast, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016

this is a small cosy spotless bistro. the food is delicious. since we found sozos in carrickfergus we dont eat anywhere else, as it never dissappoints. dont waste ur time+money going anywhere else.

2 Thank ontheball247
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39 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

Had a really nice meal here last Saturday evening ...starters, main and dessert all good. Great that it's BYO wine. Fantastic friendly service. Quiet atmosphere. Casual restaurant/ cafe......food very well presented....enjoyed it☺

3 Thank linda079
Belfast, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016 via mobile

This restaurant is situated in the center of Carrick its bring your own alcohol for a small corkage fee. It's a small place that's nicely decorated. The tables are a bit close together but can be forgiven for the size of the place. Staff in the place where friendly and very helpful. Food was good. Nicely presented and cooked well.... More 

2 Thank carvs606
Perth, Australia
1 review
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2016

Menu changed but not updated on Web. Limited choice, no fish of the day. All food was greasy and full of fat. Initially recommended by family and friends all Carrick based and none will be back. Suggest this Restaurant review their marketing strategy and menu as previous good reviews count for nothing if this lack of standard persists.

Thank markins649
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2016 via mobile

This is the second time I have visited Sozo whilst catching up with Family and I have got to say it never disappoints. Friendly courteous staff go out of their way to make you feel at home. Excellent varied menu with something to suit everyone. Huge portions of food so make sure you go there on an empty stomach! Will... More 

2 Thank Jim C
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23 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016 via mobile

Don't usually write a second review about anywhere ,unless the first time was not great and i would go back to give place a second chance ,not this restaurant first time was excellent the second time brilliant now the third time was absolutely gorgeous ,I love this place from a breakfast, to a lunch, to a evening meal ,please believe... More 

2 Thank Martin D

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
British, Healthy, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
08:00 - 17:00
08:00 - 17:00
08:00 - 17:00
08:00 - 17:00
08:00 - 21:00
08:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2 North Street, Carrickfergus BT38 7AQ, Northern Ireland (Formerly Sozo)
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Northern Ireland  >  County Antrim  >  Carrickfergus
  • Phone Number: +44 28 9332 6060
Award Winning Carrickfergus restaurant Sozo has recently been taken over by New Management who would like to take this opportunity to welcome customers old and new. After enjoying a complete refurbishment, the new, stunning, modern interior compliments the incredible food that people have come to expect and enjoy. From a quick bite to a lavish lunch, come and pay us a visit - your new favourite eatery is only a journey away!

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