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All reviews fish and chips guinness pie soup wheat bread the pub antrim coast upstairs restaurant beer garden both occasions have eaten here mcbrides pint wee
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A friendly welcome with a roaring fire on a cold, windy day. We had the delicious small chowder with wheaten bread which was a perfect light lunch.

Date of visit: April 2024
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Reviewed 1 January 2024 via mobile

First Class a Gem of a Find! We booked dinner on New Years Eve, what a treat. Gorgeous food, relaxed and comfortable ambience Jackie & all the staff were super efficient, friendly and kind. The food was scrumptious. Thank you for a lovely evening. We...will return!!More

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed 3 November 2023

First visit here, friendly staff. Beautiful food. Bleak day in November but very warm, friendly atmosphere

Date of visit: November 2023
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Reviewed 6 October 2023 via mobile

Great Service and delicious food! The location is in a quaint tiny town. They have every Guinness Poster ever it's pretty cool. GOT Fans they have a door!!!!

Date of visit: September 2023
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Reviewed 20 July 2023

Very nice lunch indeed. Opted for the Guinness and Steak pie with champ and veg and it was delicious. Steak melted in your mouth and was very tasty. My partner went for the goujons and garlic chips which were also polished off. Meal and drinks...were as good a price as you would get anywhere else. Will return and recommendMore

Date of visit: July 2023
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Reviewed 18 July 2023

Lovely Dining room . Friendly staff...very relaxing and friendly..The food was top class and we will certainly be coming back again and highly recommend this dining experience...The Little Black Door..Mary McBrides Cushendun

Date of visit: July 2023
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Reviewed 14 May 2023 via mobile

Fantastic dining expierience, impeccable service for our table of 12. Food was awesome can't wait to visit again. Highly recommend this restaurant.

Date of visit: May 2023
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Reviewed 26 December 2022 via mobile

Most of the bar staff are incredibly helpful however I ordered drinks at the time of last orders and spent about 10 minutes afterwards gathering ffriends in a busy bar to come and take the drink that I had ordered, only to hear that one...of the owners had poured two untouched drinks away. Followed by 10/15 minutes of belittling by said person after which I was able to get a full refund the drinks that I had just ordered shortly before. Having worked in bars before I was fully aware that this was absolutely terrible service and should not be tolerated. I am a regular to the bar and have never had this happen to me before so you shouldn't let this put you off however I wanted to mark the occasion as I am utterly appalled at how this was handled. Again I will state that this has been a once off however I hope that those concerned will take note of this absolutely terrible service and learn from it so that it doesn't happen again and take away from the beautiful bar that is mary mcbridesMore

Date of visit: December 2022
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Reviewed 11 November 2022 via mobile

Food unbelievable every time! Situated by croxteth park perfect for a dog walk and your morning coffee Really consistent 5th visit and can’t wait to go back highly recommended

Date of visit: November 2022
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Reviewed 3 October 2022

Such a change from the place downstairs; no disrespect, that was lovely, but this was MUCH better and really suited a birthday treat. However, if you want to go, the tables book up quickly, so decide early. I personally ate the fish, as the guest...chef specialises in this, but my Dad swore by the lamb. My mum would have said that there was far too little onion in the champ but it evoked special memories, so I loved it regardless.More

Date of visit: September 2022
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Reviewed 11 September 2022 via mobile

Beautiful Inn with more charm than you could write about. Mary’s was fantastic and we lucked into a table with four on an early evening. The lamb with samphire was great as was the fish starter and the desert was over the top. The servery...in the hall going up the stairs was classic. The people were nice and the GOT lue door was the topper.More

Date of visit: September 2022
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Reviewed 1 September 2022 via mobile

Staying in ths village and had dinner as we couldn't be bothered to drive a long way. Didn't have massively high expectations but would have just been happy with a reasonable pub pie and chips in decent surroundings. What a pleasant surprise then to end...up with a fabulous, tasty two course meal for the six of us which was served (by super friendly Siobhan) faultlessly and at a very reasonable price. Best meal out in quite a long time.More

Date of visit: September 2022
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Reviewed 25 August 2022 via mobile

Perhaps it is because that I've always returned to Cushendun and enjoyed both pubs there that I have taken my recent experience at McBrides so badly. A friend, a local, and I went into McBrides for some light lunch on Wednesday 24 August 22. I...ordered the chicken "open sandwich" from the menu and subsequently my friend politely explained that she was vegetarian and were there any open sandwich options available to her. The waitress was totally unanimated and disinterested and replied "it's what's on the menu, it's just basically a salad, you could have that without the chicken". Interestingly, these words were accompanied by a hand gesture with her two hands opening up like a book, presumably representing the openness of the bread comprising the sandwich. The food arrived without a smile or word. The salad components being very good but swamping the single, VERY thin slice of wheaten bread, about 3×2 inches. Halfway thru my meal, I asked if I may have another slice of wheaten as I had lots of salad left. Upon departure, the waitress, in a very curt manner, slammed down a plate in front of me saying "here's the wee bill for your extra bread". On clarification, I was informed that "nothing is free these days you know". It's not the £1 , it's not the total cost being over £30, it's not even that "open sandwiches" usually comprise two slices of bread being "open", it's the appalling attitude that hurt. On departure I mooted to my friend that if this how locals are treated, what do they say to tourists? I shall refrain from quoting the waitresses reply. Over the years I have spent much time and money at McBrides, brought my family visiting from overseas and in my role as a tour guide and tourism information advisor on the Antrim coast, have directed MANY visitors to both Cushendun and McBrides which will undoubtedly have brought the business added footfall and revenue. It was embarrassing to see how embarrassed my friend was that we could be treated with such contemptuous lathargic distain in her local. Ironically, not two months prior, we had spent over £60 on an evening meal in the upstairs restaurant and then, the young lady serving us (not seen her working since) was smiley, intelligent, helpful and charming.More

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed 11 August 2022 via mobile

Stopped here following drive from Dublin. It certainly did not disappoint us. The decor is wonderful. the food was delicious and of course, the Guinness top class.

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed 10 August 2022 via mobile

I went with friends for dinner on 5/8/22. Been here many my times and it is just great!! Wee pint in the beer garden, pub quizz, or just drinks. For dinner the food we all got was lovely but the trout I got was outstanding....Can't wait to go back for just that. Wait staff so nice. 5 stars all the wayMore

Date of visit: August 2022
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24 August 2022|
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Response from paulsbagnall | Reviewed this property |
I've seen dogs on the outside seating area whilst folk have had drinks,,,but never seen dogs actually inside the bar or in the upstairs restaurant.
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Response from 55pattyg | Reviewed this property |
According to their Facebook page they have entertainment scheduled, so I assume they will be open.
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Response from Carrie G | Reviewed this property |
I'd say no unless there was a group of you wanting to eat together, then I would recommend it. It's not hard to make a wee phone call. Enjoy!
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Mary McBride's - The Little Black Door is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 3.5