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The Grouse

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74-76 Ballymoney Street, Ballymena BT43 6AN, Northern Ireland
+44 28 2564 5234
10:30 - 23:00
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Sun - Thu 10:30 - 23:00
Fri - Sat 10:30 - 01:30
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Antrim, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

This was the fourth time in The Grouse recently - newest fav restaurant and the food is always excellent.The new refurbishments are lovely - atmosphere is always good. This time it was very busy and had to go to the bar to ask for wine menu after 20 mins as no service by that stage.It was either that or leave.... More 

Thank mccartney685
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

The place to be...No doubt that The Grouse is the place to be ,I walked in today @2 pm to have a quick lunch and must say I was really surprised on how fast I was getting a seat (the place was buzzing),order a drink which came in a couple of minutes ,the food order was taken as well and... More 

Thank Florin P
Ballymena, United Kingdom
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59 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Came here for lunch on Wednesday with a couple of friends. Love the refurbishment. Nice friendly staff. Service was a bit slow but we werent in a hurry. The food was lovely. Nice and hot. But we were not. We were sitting in a booth behind the New bar and it was freezing, feet especially. Maybe the place hadn't heated... More 

Thank Sheila K
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We all ways go to the grouse when we are in Ballymena which is quite often. We went in today at 12 45pm for an xmas lunch. It wasn't overly busy when we arrived . We got seated pretty quickly . We picked what we wanted and waited about 10 mins till someone came and took our order. Our soup... More 

1 Thank debzh
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

I was in Ballymena shopping and was instantly attracted to the Grouse and the newly refurbished building. Great greeting on arrival. We had the breads to start, Green Thai curry with chicken for main and Vanilla Raspberry ruffle cheesecake for dessert. FIVE STARS***** Followed by a Gin recommended by the waiter which was also superb!! Would highly recommend this restaurant... More 

Thank Stefan K
Northern Ireland, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Called into the new refurbished new menu grouse on Sunday for a meal. Order took at 13.10 and food did not arrive until 13.50. 40 mins for Turkey and ham and chicken goujons. Staff forgot my vegetables so had to wait until they came out to start. We could see staff looking at tables with our meal not sure where... More 

1 Thank Andy L
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Haven't been in the grouse for years but heard a lot of hype about the refurb and new menu. I was not disappointed . The gin selection is amazing and the food was another level. Hard to believe we were dining in Ballymena , the place looks like something from London or New York. Loved the roaring fire, will definitely... More 

1 Thank deima s
Waterloo, Canada
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63 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

First of all let me say that both John and Zoe were excellent at their jobs, hard working, and provided great service. Shame about the rest of the staff who ran around looking important but failed miserably. As I sat at the bar I witnessed an interaction with a customer that demonstrated the Grouse's lack of understanding as to what... More 

4 Thank Sandtravel2
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I don't usually venture out on a Monday night for something to eat but I'd received some great news earlier in the day and wanted to take my wife out for a little treat. After a short discussion on where we'd try we thought we'd give the Grouse a go. I haven't eaten in the Grouse for many years and... More 

Thank Norman D
Antrim, United Kingdom
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162 reviews
115 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The restaurant refurb may be complete so I am looking forward to that. On this occasion it was made over Bar end, which is indeed most welcoming. Oh on this particular day, the diners were slightly frustrated with the constant whinging and wailing of a small child, who should have been taken outside until he calmed down, but there you... More 

1 Thank Fair_Foodie

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$5 - US$32
Irish, European, Bar, British
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Cash Only, Outdoor Seating, Television, Free Wifi
Good for
Cheap Eats, Groups, Kids, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
10:30 - 23:00
10:30 - 23:00
10:30 - 23:00
10:30 - 23:00
10:30 - 23:00
10:30 - 01:30
10:30 - 01:30
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
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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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?