The Grouse Inn, Ballymena Reviews

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★☆☆☆☆

“Have eaten in here every couple of months after...”

Written on: 27/02/2011

Have eaten in here every couple of months after shopping and found it really nice and the food was very good BUT we ate in here earlier today it was disgraceful. 2 of us ordered the Sunday special and got what looked like a small piece of frying steak a third of which was fat and grizzle and was comletely inedible. The other person in our party had chicken goujons which she was really enjoying until she realised that 3/4 way through one it had been totally raw - not just pink. We complained… Read Full Review

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★★★★★

“The service was really fast, helpful and polite.The...”

Written on: 10/01/2011

The service was really fast, helpful and polite.The menu was extremely well priced and the food was amazing. Spent average of £13pp on food and ended up going back later in the week!
The menu was great as it had all the usuals but had suitable twists added to them and offered specials and more creative non-traditional food too. I will be back again soon!… Read Full Review

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★★★★★

“Modern looking but well established business. Very...”

Written on: 05/12/2010

Modern looking but well established business. Very clean fast friendly service. Good menu and something to suit everyone… Read Full Review

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★★★★★

“Saw this link on a friends facebook page and think the...”

Written on: 05/12/2010

Saw this link on a friends facebook page and think the reviews below are painting a poor picture of a great restaurant

Modern, clean and great for a pint of Guinness. Never had a bad meal there in 20 years. Not the cheapest place to eat but definitely in the top 3 restaurants in the Ballymena area

They do a famous Chicken dish with stir fry veg which is beautiful… Read Full Review

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★☆☆☆☆

“sour veg tough beef dirty looking chef not nice very...”

Written on: 09/07/2010

sour veg tough beef dirty looking chef not nice very good service… Read Full Review

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★★☆☆☆

“Have dined often at The Grouse Inn and been fairly...”

Written on: 13/03/2009

Have dined often at The Grouse Inn and been fairly satisfied. However, to be served recently, what I can only describe as rancid coleslaw is completely unacceptable! My complaints, both verbal and written have 'fallen on deaf ears', and as a result I will not be dining here again… Read Full Review

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★☆☆☆☆

“The service at The Grouse Inn, Ballymen, was...”

Written on: 03/02/2009 by jimijo (1 review written)

The service at The Grouse Inn, Ballymen, was reasonably quick. Meal was not as stated by out waitress staff and complaining appeared to be a waste of time. Needless to say i never left a tip. i ordered the special which had been verbally advertised by the waitress who seated us and took our drinks order. when the waitress came to take our food order i asked her to tell me about the special. When my meal came the food on the plate was rather sparce, the solitary fish cake was accompanied by a… Read Full Review

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★★★★☆

“Almost the last thing I expected in Ballymena was to...”

Written on: 26/06/2008

Almost the last thing I expected in Ballymena was to get a decent lunch served by a smiling waitress - but life is full of surprises. The waitresses haven't yet had the urge to smile crushed out of them. The starter (bread and olives) was spot on. The main courses (lasagne with a small Greek salad and penne with smoked haddock in a cream and grain mustard sauce) were excellent. It was a working lunch, so no drinks but the waitress brought us a carafe of iced water with lemon. I'll be back… Read Full Review

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★★☆☆☆

“Whilst the Grouse Inn restaurant and bar are well...”

Written on: 25/01/2006 by markjmccann (1 review written)

Whilst the Grouse Inn restaurant and bar are well maintained and attractive to the customer, and came highly recommended, I found my dining experience here to be lacking. The menu is limited and the side orders are far from extensive. I had a steak that was ordered as medium-rare. It was such until the centre of the meat which was cold and obviously undercooked.
Having said that the waiting service was top notch, the meals were served and removed promptly with minimal disruption. When asked… Read Full Review

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★☆☆☆☆

“The Grouse Inn has a very limited menu, with olive oil...”

Written on: 25/01/2006 by KellyArmstrong (1 review written)

The Grouse Inn has a very limited menu, with olive oil used to excess on dishes to the point that it starts to separate with any sauce that accompanies the dish. Side dishes that are included with meals are mostly limited to potato, even if you order a stir fry they wont be substitued with a vegetable side instead. Alcohol is very over-priced and complaints are not met with any professionalism, and no restitution is offered if you didn't enjoy your meal… Read Full Review

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★★☆☆☆

“Although The Grouse Inn restaurant / bar looks the...”

Written on: 21/01/2006 by jasonhopps (1 review written)

Although The Grouse Inn restaurant / bar looks the part, the limited menu is disappointing. The main ingredient of every dish appears to be olive oil, and side orders seem to emphasis this even more. Don't expect a homemade touch to your meal, or expect any empathy if you complain. All in all, a very poor experience!… Read Full Review

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