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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%
  • Average4%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
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11:30 - 23:00All hours
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 3 days ago

Went here for lunch with a friend. The food was very nice, and even though I had not been there for years, I got something which seemed to have the taste as I remembered it from before. Was glad as it tasted nice then and...More

2  Thank b037
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Was in the grouse tonight for a meal with my friend had a excellent meal would recommend it to anyone the staff where very friendly and very helpful and very friendly

3  Thank Karen W
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Would not eat anywhere else in Ballymena. Friendly staff,amazing service food, excellent 10/10 would definitely recommend.

2  Thank Sandra B
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

When it comes to the point, there are only two restaurants in ballymena that I will dine in and the grouse has to be one of them. Staff are very friendly, even the owner took a few minutes to check everything was as should be...More

6  Thank Samuel T
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had late lunch ere and I couldn't have faulted my dish, will return! Service was good and the atmosphere was good

6  Thank Janine M
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It was fabulous experience from start to finish. This restaurant is consistently delivering amazing food. We had the specials of the evening which were presented to perfection and taste delicious. The staff were very efficient and friendly and made the evening even more enjoyable. What...More

5  Thank Ivan D
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Can't recommend this place highly enough. If you're a gin lover (like myself) you'll be in heaven..best gintails about, in particular the Gordons Raspberry one...delish! Food is top notch, couldn't fault it. The live acoustic music set on Saturday was fab! The staff are so...More

7  Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Decided on the scampi and waitress asked would you like GF as it is more of a Tempura batter - yeah - heaven to my ears ! Well this dish did not disappoint except for the chips of which I tried one : not good...More

7  Thank Fair_Foodie
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The Grouse is the best bar in town for drinks with friends. I come here frequently and the staff are always friendly, helpful and knowledgeable about the drinks on offer. Excellent cocktails and vast a selection of gin! Great atmosphere and buzz about the place,...More

7  Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had a wonderful meal, goats cheese starter followed by the 24hr brisket which melted in the mouth. The staff were very friendly and approachable, while the manager Boryana was very attentive to our needs. I cam honestly say I have not had a bad meal...More

6  Thank Michelle C
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Nearby Attractions
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.41 km away
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.52 km away
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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$5 - US$34
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Cash Only, Free Wifi
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Bar Scene, Business meetings
Open Hours
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 01:00
11:30 - 01:30
11:30 - 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
  • 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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