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The Grouse

74-76 Ballymoney Street, Ballymena BT43 6AN, Northern Ireland
+44 28 2564 5234
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  • Excellent82%
  • Very good8%
  • Average5%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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Irish, European, Bar, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
74-76 Ballymoney Street, Ballymena BT43 6AN, Northern Ireland
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Reviewed yesterday

Second visit here with friends. Its town centre location is great as right in middle of the shopping centres. The food was delicious and they catered for the vegan and vegetarian in our group who loved their dishes. The service was pleasant and friendly. Hannah...More

2  Thank Jenwhatts
Reviewed yesterday

Tried to book a table here for a weekend night. Sent a message twice and both times my messages were ignored. Very disappointing customer service. This place could learn a lot from its sister restaurant , the Countryman. At least they have the decency to...More

Thank Beth R
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Reviewed 4 days ago

visited for lunch with family member who lives in Ballymena and is a foodie. Welcomed on arrival, seated promptly, menus explained and drinks ordered. What more can you ask for !! Food arrived and had The Guinness & Beef pie - excellent - a really...More

1  Thank noeldobbin
Reviewed 5 days ago

this is the worst restaurant I have been waitress was ignorant bar staff horrible and when we complained the manager was rude never go back near the place it should be closed down a lot of fighting outside also

1  Thank robertJ1775MZ
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Took my mum here for a mothers day surprise on Sunday past, we were seated straight away by the lovely Boryana. The food arrived promptly and was beautifully presented, the drink selection was extensive with loads of options. My mum loved her meal and was...More

3  Thank Joshua K
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I visited here again with my mum and sister, I ordered the cajun chicken pasta and was really impressed. My mum had the thai red curry with chips and my sister had the lasagne. They enjoyed their meals too. I tried the parma violet bramble...More

3  Thank foodbaby88
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Treated my mum to mothers day dinner, I had the steak which was beautifully cooked and tender, my mum went for the cod which she loved!!! Great range drinks on offer, staff were friendly and attentive. Will be back!!

3  Thank Jordan K
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The food we ordered was fine, the lasagne I had was nice enough, overall we thought that it was reasonably priced, but I wouldnt be raving about it. The only issue I had was when we got our food, the waitress seemed a little clumsy...More

1  Thank John S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were shopping in ballymena on Sunday and wanted lunch so decided we would go into the grouse as looked ok from outside had always heard good reports. We went in and were given a table way up at the back after we were offered...More

Thank Carol l
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We headed to restaurant at 2:30 pm on Saturday and our experience just added to making our shopping trip so enjoyable. The staff are lovely and the atmosphere is warm and welcoming. We were really impressed with the quality of the food and presentation. I...More

6  Thank Karen C
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Questions & Answers
5 March 2018|
Response from Mark M | Property representative |
Hi there ew1978, we have a new menu coming into place by the end of this month with extra vegetarian & vegan options. If you would like to give us a call we can also arrange with the chef to create a dish of your preference... More
Margaret G
12 December 2017|
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Response from Mark M | Property representative |
Hi Margaret, that won't be a problem at all as long as there is someone available to collect the food from ourselves. If you could give us a call on 02825645234 we will be happy to organise everything for you. Many thanks
kevin j
16 April 2017|
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Response from Mark M | Property representative |
Hi Kevin, hope you're well! That won't be a problem at all if you want to give us a call anytime after 12pm tomorrow on 02825645234 and ask for Boryana and we will get it sorted and posted out to you. Many thanks Mark... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$6 - US$35
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi
Good for
Romantic, Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
11:30 AM - 11:00 PM
11:30 AM - 11:00 PM
11:30 AM - 11:00 PM
11:30 AM - 11:00 PM
11:30 AM - 1:00 AM
11:30 AM - 1:30 AM
11:30 AM - 1:30 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 74-76 Ballymoney Street, Ballymena BT43 6AN, Northern Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Northern Ireland  >  County Antrim  >  Ballymena
  • Phone Number: +44 28 2564 5234
  • E-mail
Here at the Grouse we pride ourselves on our first class customer service & food. All of our food is locally sourced and cooked fresh. We are located in the centre of Ballymena right beside the tower centre car park. We hope to see you soon!
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