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Elliot's Bistro

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The Lodge Hotel | Lodge Road, Coleraine BT52 1NF, Northern Ireland
+44 28 7034 4848
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Bangor, Northern Ireland
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We are frequent visitors to the North Coast and always stop in Coleraine on our way home to eat at Elliot's Bistro at The Lodge Hotel. The menu is varied and caters to most if not all tastes. The food portions are huge and very satisfying! The chicken goujons are to die for and cooked to perfection. The sweet potato... More 

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Thank EllaCM
Norma W, Owner at Elliot's Bistro, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your feedback on your dining experience in Elliot's Bistro. I have shared your kind comments with all the team and we look forward to welcoming you again next time you visit the North Coast. More 

N Ireland
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25 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 March 2017

Extensive menu and good choice for vegetarians. I enjoyed the quorn lasagne. Staff are very friendly.

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Thank Jeze
Norma W, Owner at Elliot's Bistro, responded to this review

Thank you for reviewing Elliot's Bistro and I am delighted you enjoyed our new selection of vegetarian options, as sometimes it is a area that gets criticism for lack of choice. Hope to see you again. More 

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55 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 February 2017 via mobile

In for lunch with grandparents who both opted for the carvery which was generally tasty with the exception of the yorkshires. The rest of us chose of the lunch menu - very limited vegetarian options so given the main menu. Veg tartlet average at best and my chicken penne filling more than delicious. The pizza my son got was probably... More 

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Thank Pforj
Norma W, Owner at Elliot's Bistro, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review Elliot's Bistro and may I apologise for the dessert incident which was completely unacceptable and should not have happened. I am also disappointed that you felt our menu choices were inadequate including our 5 vegetarian options. However like you said our lunchtime carvery is without doubt one of the most popular choices... More 

Carrickfergus, United Kingdom
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275 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 509 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 September 2016

Main course of sea bass was very acceptable in terms both of quality and quantity. However it was served without the salad garnish as advised in the menu. Tried to catch the attention of a server but I was in a corner table by the back wall and the place was very busy so was unsuccessful in doing so. First... More 

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1 Thank redhand
Norma W, Owner at Elliot's Bistro, responded to this review

Thank you for posting a review on your recent visit to Elliot's Bistro. I am delighted to read you found our Sea Bass very acceptable in terms of quality and quantity! Once again, please accept our apologies that the rocket garnish was not served on this occasion and can assure you of our best service in the future. More 

Belfast, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 September 2016

Giving this 2 stars instead of 1 only because it has given us many a chuckle remembering our lunch here. We arrived early one day when we were up the North Coast for a drive. Really fusty smell as we walked in but were both starving. She ordered the "eastern promise" which sounded full of tasty spices. What arrived was... More 

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Thank northstar20feb
Norma W, Owner at Elliot's Bistro, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. I am sorry that you did not enjoy your lunchtime visit. I will investigate your issues with our team, but in the meantime I would like to discuss this with you in person, if you would like to forward your telephone number to norma@thelodgehotel.com Many thanks. More 

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13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 August 2016 via mobile

Rang beforehand to reserve a table and was informed that they do not take reservations, its a first come first serve set up! we are shown to a poky table stuck in the middle of 2 large tables of 6 people. ordered a cocktail and it was like water, had better elsewhere for 5.95 it was tasteless. ordered one starter... More 

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Thank Fiona V
Norma W, Owner at Elliot's Bistro, responded to this review

Dear Fiona V, Thank you for taking the time to review our bistro, and may I apologise for your disappointment. Our Lodge Hotel reviews are generally very positive, therefore your review is disappointing to read. I will pass your concerns on to our team, but if you would like to discuss this matter further please do not hesitate to contact... More 

Belfast, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 August 2016

The food was delicious and plentiful. The staff were very friendly and helpful. The service was excellent.

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Thank Anne W
Norma W, Owner at Elliot's Bistro, responded to this review

Thank you for your excellent review regarding your dining experience in Elliot's Bistro. I will pass on your comments to our team. Hope to see you again very soon. More 

Castlerock, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 August 2016

Went with 2 friends and two of us were vegetarians. The menu selection was very poor and had not changed in 6 months as far as i can remember. The sauce with the pasta dish ws so so rich and made the dish unpalatable. The other dish chosen ws sea bass and this ws average. But the service from the... More 

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Thank David I
Norma W, Owner at Elliot's Bistro, responded to this review

Thank you for posting your comments on Tripadvisor. It has been rather disheartening to read your review, having received so many excellent reviews regarding the high quality service and food we provide. It is a shame you did not advise management when you were dining with us and we could have offered you an alternative Vegetarian dish and resolved your... More 

Derry
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144 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 138 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 July 2016

Good menu, great service. However, tends to be cramped for Space so not great for conversation. Food served quickly and efficiently.

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Thank OMGJ
Norma W, Owner at Elliot's Bistro, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to post a review about your recent experience in Elliot's Bistro. I am glad you found our menu good and our service great. We hope you visit us again soon. More 

Limavady, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 July 2016

A great place to dine.The carvery is excellent as indeed is the other menu.The staff are pleasant and the service is excellent.

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Thank Malcolm M
Norma W, Owner at Elliot's Bistro, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your lovely 5* review. Our carvery choices are indeed very popular both on Saturday night and Sunday, and our staff will be delighted to read your comments, as they strive to maintain a high standard of customer service at all times. More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 10 - USD 32
Cuisine
British, Healthy, European, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Drinks, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Buffet, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Business meetings, Groups, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: The Lodge Hotel | Lodge Road, Coleraine BT52 1NF, Northern Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Northern Ireland  >  County Londonderry  >  Coleraine
  • Phone Number: +44 28 7034 4848
Description
Elliot's Bistro has earned itself a well deserved reputation for its good quality food! Fresh, locally sourced produce has been an important part of the way we've done business since well before it became trendy! Elliot's offers a wide range of classic and contemporary dishes, a large choice of wines and cocktails, friendly staff and good value for money. We always have a good selection of vegetarian and gluten free dishes on offer and can cater for a wide range of other dietary requirements. We also serve Celia Organic Gluten Free beer. A buffet lunch proves popular each lunchtime, and with entertainment at weekends, it is definitely the place to be whether for a quiet business lunch or 'a good nights craic' on the Causeway Coast!

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