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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%
Travellers talk about
“barbary duck” (4 reviews)
“club sandwich” (6 reviews)
“mussels” (7 reviews)
Opens in 29 min
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 1 week ago via mobile

Many a good night I have had here and came with a crowd of friends on saturday for dinner and drinks. I started with Whitley Neil rhubarb and ginger gin then onto Don Julio 1942 tequilla. Highly recommend both. We all agreed the food was...More

Thank Peter M
Reviewed 1 week ago

I do not normally write a negative review but on this occasion I feel it's necessary. On Saturday my wife and I went out for a meal to the Grouse Ballymena I ordered chowder as a started, it was full of potatoes and I managed...More

3  Thank bannray
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We dined here again with family on saturday. As always we were greeted and seated promptly by friendly staff. The new menu is very good. I opted for the fish rinicita to start, duck with roasted veg and rosemary potatoes for main followed by the...More

2  Thank TrueReview74
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Ballymena has struggled for a really good restaurant for a while but now they have it in the grouse. Foods & decor are great, service is good and there’s a big selection of drinks. A lot of investment has went into the grouse recently and...More

3  Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is our favourite restaurant in the centre of town and where we go on a night out. My favourite is the crispy duck tortillas to start followed by their honey chilli chicken pasta. Great for cocktails and find and lovely attentive staff.

2  Thank tigerb0y
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I have been going here for years and it just gets better and better. Had lunch today with family from New Zealand who loved it too. I had the seafood thermidor to start. I shared their from the land sharing platter for main. Little room...More

1  Thank sandiebaby8
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Food was good/very good BUT plates stone cold and the food served on an, at best, warm platter. Good food ruined and no reaction from staff when we told the waitress except "I will tell the Chef" Will not be back.

3  Thank usins
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Ate at The Grouse 3 nights on the trott. Great atmosphere and lovely staff and the food 10/10 the food was that good we got the yellow jersey in The Tour Of The North today. Highly recommended it to anyone visiting Ballymena. Defiantly be back...More

2  Thank b3nnyj
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Usual monthly visit to Ballymena -wife's a shoeaholic!! Slightly hungry so rather than usual coffee and scone, decided to re-visit Grouse as we hadn't been for a few years. Ordered off the light lunch menu - Club Sandwich, Lasagne, half a pint of the black...More

2  Thank StephenWaringstown
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Called in with family after a day's shopping in Ballymena, and I will be sure to visit again. I ordered the Thai Red Chicken Curry which was delicious - very generous portion sizes! The staff were willing to box it up for us to take...More

2  Thank Anne D
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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
13 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
USD 6 - USD 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, Kids, Child-friendly, Groups, Bar Scene, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
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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