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Halfway House Hotel

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Bar, British, Irish
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352 Coast Road, Ballygally BT40 2RA, Northern Ireland
+44 28 2858 3265
12:00 - 20:30
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Sun 12:30 - 19:30
Mon - Sat 12:00 - 20:30
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Newtownards, United Kingdom
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58 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We have a meal here a couple of times a year. Very comfortable atmosphere, welcoming staff and great well presented food. Very homely, not 5*.but have never been let down yet. Children are well catered for, with real chicken nuggets, sausages etc and are given colouring pages to occupy them. Great roast beef dinners are served which are awesome! Also... More 

Thank 22daisy12
Ballygally, United Kingdom
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152 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Called into the Halfway House Hotel for lunch and was not disappointed. Small dining area by the bar small but cosy with a lovely fire in the grate. Staff welcoming and friendly. Wendy always very courteous. Drinks order taken and water brought without being asked - always a good sign. Food ordered and trout was excellent. Another satisfied diner.

Thank Jomaliem31
Ballyclare, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 February 2017 via mobile

We were out for a drive and after visiting carrickfergus we drove along the coast road towards Ballygally for a walk. We arrived and realised hunger had hit so pulled in to the car park of this lovely hotel. The welcome was warm and the staff were so helpful and friendly. Good was very good, although I'm not a fan... More 

Thank Mummygillian
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26 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 January 2017 via mobile

We shared Brie starter and later I ordered fillet steak, Catherine had chicken on the bone, we were not disappointed, David the owner is magic nothing is any trouble, the staff are great and the hotel position beside the sea is magic. Do yourself a favour spoil yourself and visit you won't be disappointed

Thank Scott T
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40 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 January 2017

Just home from a delicious meal with my partner and his dad. The price was reasonable and the food was beautifully cooked. They have updated their menu from my last visit a few years ago. Nothing better than a tasty steak beside a roaring fire on a winters night.

Thank kyna87
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017

Had a family meal here on on first visit to Ballygally. Was an excellent meal and good value. Staff were very attentive and helpful. Will certainly be back if we are there again

Thank barbaramcknight
Ballycastle, Ireland
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 November 2016

Dosenot look nice from outside but inside is warm and comfy with big roaring fires and large windows over looking ballygally bay the food was lovely but not a huge menu just good food I did think portions a little sparce the chips were the thinest smallest chips in the universe all be it real potatoes and well cooked but... More 

Thank jeantoney
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24 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 November 2016 via mobile

An amazing wee place to have a bite to eat, food was outstanding can't fault it at all. Perfect when you have a real fire burning beside you to keep you warm coming in for the cold. Staff were so lovely and polite can't fault it perfect for any occasion highly recommended will be back in a heart beat!!

Thank Jasmine R
London, United Kingdom
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26 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 September 2016

Lovely dinner, We were a party of 10 holidaying in the area. Great wholesome food after a day beach combing.

1 Thank Kirstey B
Plymouth, United Kingdom
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37 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 August 2016 via mobile

A quantity rather than quality kind of a place. Tired very dated decor, cramped dining room come bar area with tables squashed together. Uninspiring menu with 1970's and 80's classics such as Chicken Maryland and ice cream served in those classic stainless steel dishes. It's a shame as the location is lovely.

Thank Jennifer891

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Bar, British, Irish
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
12:30 - 19:30
12:00 - 20:30
12:00 - 20:30
12:00 - 20:30
12:00 - 20:30
12:00 - 20:30
12:00 - 20:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 352 Coast Road, Ballygally BT40 2RA, Northern Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Northern Ireland  >  County Antrim  >  Ballygally
  • Phone Number: +44 28 2858 3265

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?