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The Playhouse

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45-51 Main Street, Portrush BT56 8BL, Northern Ireland
11:00 - 01:30
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Belfast, United Kingdom
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39 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 August 2016

I usually head to The Playhouse to watch football or sport on TV when in Portrush They have several TV's around the place and a large screen showing the live games. The drinks are reasonably priced and the atmosphere always good. There is often live music in the evenings as well.

Thank Williame57
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19 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 June 2016

Sports/tourist bar that manages to be small and intimate. Great selection of tasty ales. Friendly bar staff and bar. I came in as a quiet stranger and wished I could have stayed for another pint of Maggie's Leap.

Thank Andrew L
Derry, United Kingdom
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250 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 224 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 March 2016 via mobile

We visited here as a group of friends and found the service we received friendly and efficient. The venue did look as though it could be doing with some investment as the decor was tired and worn, however we thoroughly enjoyed our meal and would like to compliment the chef on some well cooked home made chips which were very... More 

Thank Niall D
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51 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2015

Been to a few comedy gigs and such, very nice seating arrangements to watch shows but does tend to feel a tad dirty inside

Thank Johnny A
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35 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 May 2014

Attended a show here and the atmosphere was great. We didn't eat but had a great time Bar staff were friendly and queues moved quickly

Kesh, United Kingdom
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26 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2013

The interior was drab and dirty looking. especially up stairs, which was a bad start, we should have walked back out.We ordered our meal from a page which had seen better days, menu had a good enough selection.When our food came it was like swimming in sauce in a bowl, so of course the garlic bread was sodden.The bowl was... More 

Thank 49betty
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 August 2013

Watched live football match here, great atmosphere :) Stayed for a few hours Best Strawberry daiquiri i have had :)

Thank Alison B
Belfast, United Kingdom
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183 reviews
128 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 178 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 August 2013

The interior of the playhouse is lovely, however it has not obtained its true potential. The staff and clientele all look and behave like they are trying to audition for the Jeremy Kyle show. Nightmare experience. It looks good, but sadly it's all fur coat and no knickers.

2 Thank ISawAnAngel
Belfast, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 July 2013

on arriving we waited 10 minutes before we were seen by a young lady, she was very apologetic and we were shown to our table, menu was reasonably priced with a good selection, so we had to go downstairs to order food and yet again a 10 minute wait was had, the young lady apologised yet again, we didn't have... More 

1 Thank sammy r
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 July 2013

I ate here during lunch time and cannot find anything at fault. The service was excellent and the food was excellent! I did not find any faults at all!

Thank nicelad2013

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Reservations, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Cheap Eats, Bar Scene, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 - 01:30
11:00 - 01:30
11:00 - 01:30
11:00 - 01:30
11:00 - 01:30
11:00 - 01:30
11:00 - 01:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 45-51 Main Street, Portrush BT56 8BL, Northern Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Northern Ireland  >  County Antrim  >  Portrush

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