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The Ice House Bar and Restaurant - CLOSED

6-8 The Promenade, Portstewart, Northern Ireland
+44 28 7083 1103
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  • Excellent49%
  • Very good29%
  • Average11%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible5%
Travellers talk about
“nachos” (16 reviews)
“steak” (17 reviews)
“chicken” (9 reviews)
Restaurant Hours Closed
British, European, Grill, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
6-8 The Promenade, Portstewart, Northern Ireland
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Reviewed 29 February 2016 via mobile

Some aspects of the meal were lovely. The nachos were great. The chicken was alright, but nothing special. Was very slow service however, and despite the whole place being near empty we were seated by the bathroom. The staff weren't particularly friendly, acted as though...More

1  Thank Natasha W
Reviewed 27 February 2016

Good food, attentive staff. Love this restaurant. The Bang Bang Chicken is really good. Can't wait to go again.

Thank itchyfeetBallymoney
Reviewed 4 February 2016 via mobile

Tried this local restaurant for the first time in a few years. It was clear to see why as the food, service and surroundings were not up to the standard maintained by most North Coast eateries. My partner and I both ordered a steak cooked...More

1  Thank LilySmith1992
Reviewed 22 January 2016

The Ice House never disappoints with high quality, locally sourced food! The fish is always freshly caught and I've never had a bad meal in it. The staff are always friendly and accommodating, especially around six nations time when we often cram l load of...More

Thank Steve L
Reviewed 7 January 2016

There was 7 in our group for dinner here on new year's eve. We shared nachos, potato skins and garlic bread to start. The nachos in particular were extremely tasty, lots of oozy cheese sauce, jalepenos etc. For mains, the monkfish I wanted was not...More

Thank carolsbelfast
Reviewed 8 November 2015

Horrible evening! Had brought a friend visiting from Cambridge. Had booked there as everywhere else full that evening. Ordered nachos as a starter which were greasy and sickly. I ordered plaice. The waiter came back to explain it was served as 2 pieces of fish...More

Thank 977rosie
Reviewed 20 October 2015 via mobile

My most recent trip to the ice house was less than a pleasant one. Myself and my partner decided to try it as we had not eating in for a year or so however, I think I will most certainly wait another while longer. The...More

Thank Jport95
Reviewed 6 October 2015 via mobile

Walked passed then decide to go in.looks very small from the outside but it is big inside. There food is beautiful had wedges and cheese pull pork plenty you could share.bang bang chicken there food is gorgeous.staff our very helpful and friendly and always checking...More

Thank Yvonne L
Reviewed 4 October 2015 via mobile

Visited with friends on a Sunday afternoon. Service was ok. Food passable. The premises is rather tired and in need of a lick of paint. I asked for an americano coffee to be told they only do instant. Oh dear is this a restaurant or...More

1  Thank Colerainecritic
Reviewed 27 September 2015 via mobile

We ate here last night. ...and it was super food...The nachos for starters hit the spot!! Then the mains followed suit...flavour of my bang bang chicken was amazing. You could quite easily walk past this restaurant on the street if you weren't looking for it....More

Thank Linda W
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Restaurant Details

Good for
Child-friendly, View, Bar Scene
Open Hours
00:30 - 12:30
00:30 - 12:30
00:30 - 12:30
00:30 - 12:30
00:30 - 12:30
00:30 - 12:30
00:30 - 12:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 6-8 The Promenade, Portstewart, Northern Ireland (Formerly Icehouse)
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Northern Ireland  >  County Londonderry  >  Portstewart
  • Phone Number: +44 28 7083 1103
We provide Lunch, Evening, and a take-away service. Our bar and restaurant have extended opening hours in the summer season. Serving lunch from 1-4pm Monday to Thursday, and 12.30pm-4pm Friday to Sunday.Serving evening menu 5-8.45pm Monday to Thursday, 5-9.30pm Fri and Sat, and 5-9pm on a Sunday.Our takeaway service is available during restaurant hours, however, depending on how busy the restaurant is we may be unable to accommodate take-aways. (Particularly at weekends)We have a wide range of cocktails available made with only the freshest of ingredients.We are a child friendly restaurant, but please be aware that due to licencing laws children are not permitted to be on the premises after 9pm, so please consider this before booking a later table if you have children in your company.
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