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Travellers' Choice2023
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US$8 - US$38
CUISINES
Irish, British, Contemporary
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Reviewed 3 days ago

My husband and I went to Coast this afternoon, I thought I had booked this online but didn’t check my emails for confirmation. The Staff were brilliant they were able to get us a table even though they were extremely busy. We both had the...Christmas dinner it was absolutely delicious, cooked to perfection. Unfortunately for us we didn’t have room for one of the Coast’s desserts but maybe next time. I can thoroughly recommend dining here, the Staff are so friendly and extremely efficient looking forward to our next dining experience here.More

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed 8 October 2023 via mobile

My husband took me out for a meal in Coast to celebrate me getting a promotion in work this week. Coast has always been my favourite restaurant in Holywood and I wasn’t disappointed this evening. Excellent service. I loved the chicken wings starter with the...Coast Hot Sauce. The chef surpassed himself with the sirloin steak I ordered though. I prefer my steak blue, just basically seared on both sides but I usually very seldom get this. This evening I got precisely what I asked for and it was delicious. My compliments to the chef!More

Date of visit: October 2023
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Clive Robinson, Owner at Coast, responded to this reviewResponded 9 October 2023

Thank you for such a lovely review which will of course be passed to the kitchen - with a pat on the back! Thank you for choosing Coast to celebrate your promotion - congratulations. We look forward to welcoming you again soon.

Reviewed 25 September 2023 via mobile

Best experience ever, the food was awesome, but also the cocktails were amazing, best mixologist, he should be serving the cocktails in New York and charging double, worth every penny, service also was perfect and very attentive, toilets were fresh and clean, would highly recommend,...will be back here for sure next time I'm in Holywood ❤️ xMore

Date of visit: September 2023
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Clive Robinson, Owner at Coast, responded to this reviewResponded 6 October 2023

Thank you for such a positive review of your recent Coast experience. We are pleased that we met your expectations and look forward to welcoming you again soon. Team Coast

Reviewed 21 August 2023

This is the third time we have been to Coast and we HIGHLY recommend it. The staff are young and incredibly friendly and enthusiastic, the ambiance is wonderful and the food is amazing. Just go!!! you won't be disappointed.More

Date of visit: August 2023
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Clive Robinson, Owner at Coast, responded to this reviewResponded 6 October 2023

Thank you for taking the time to write such a positive review of your recent Coast visit. We endeavour to make good food into a great experience and we are pleased that we met your expectations. We look forward to welcoming you back soon. Team...More

Reviewed 19 August 2023 via mobile

We reserved for the 3rd Saturday in August because of all the great reviews We were warmly greeted on arrival and shown upstairs to our table We were served throughout by a wonderful and attentive young girl The service was great but sadly the food...was a huge disappointment We may have picked the wrong options from the menu and the kitchen may have had a bad night 🤭 For starters we had chicken wings (tasteless and a poor sauce) and fried Brie — it’s one of my favourite dishes - but this was awful — it was not hot and far far too big For mains we had a veg Thai curry (lots of sauce and not a lot of vegetables) and chicken fajitas (not nice, poorly seasoned and looked as if previously cooked) It may have been a bad night in the restaurant but unfortunately it was a bad night for us and we won’t go backMore

Date of visit: August 2023
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Reviewed 6 August 2023

Wow… What can I say? I have been to Coast a few times with my husband as it’s a local to us, but I have never experienced a night quite like last night! We were bringing my Mother home from an appointment she had and...rang Coast to see if they had any availability. It was a Saturday night so I wasn’t too hopeful especially at dinner time but we gave to a shot. The young girl Grace on the phone did everything she could in order to fit us in and asked about seating requirements which was great as we forgot to mention my Mother was 94. We could tell there wasn’t a seat left in the restaurant but after a couple of minutes we were told we could get seated if we made it down quickly. Our meal was absolutely fabulous. The goujons were fabulous although we boxed them up and took them home we were that full! We had a lovely male server, ginger with glasses who just cracked us up! Everybody we met and spoke to was ever so lovely and I couldn’t help than give Grace a big hug before we left she was just the smiliest most lovely young girl. She gave us cushions for my Mothers bad back, recommended food tailored to our requests and was so polite. I would be proud of the team that has been created. I really can’t thank you enough you all absolutely made our day and I will ensure to be back a whole lot more for excellent fair-cost food, and a lovely atmosphere. Just brilliant. Thank you.More

Date of visit: August 2023
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Reviewed 5 August 2023

Really nice food and really nice rhubarb bramble by Stevie! Will be back again. Highly recommend!!

Date of visit: August 2023
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Reviewed 25 July 2023

What can I say that I haven't said before? The staff as always were friendly, helpful, and very courteous. We were shown to a booth, very private without being secluded but we did feel a bit special. My son and I had the steak, well...we had to, didn't we? Both were perfectly cooked, knowing how good the chef was, I told the waitress that I would leave it to him as to how my steak was cooked. It was really well cooked, tender, and flavorsome, the onion rings (a personal fav) were lovely, very crispy, and large. Our two ladies had the smoked haddock which they devoured and declared delicious, by the by, we also went for starters. My dear better half had the Ceasar salad, lovely and crispy and fresh. Two of us has the deep-fried brie and I had the prawns. What can I say? Beautifully cooked, we all inter shared, superb. Deserts? My better half decided to order for me (well she knows me so well) a perfectly executed apple crumble tart, with real custard, I will forgive the odd lump it brought back my dear old mum. A large helping of churros was shared by the other three (no way were they getting near my crumble) all were delicious. Even the wine an unlisted chardonnay that was recommended by the sweet little waitress was superb. Look, if you haven't been before, do yourself a real favor and eat there Often.More

Date of visit: July 2023
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Reviewed 20 June 2023 via mobile

We met old friends for dinner and the bill came to over £200 (4 of us). The food was fairly ordinary although one of of our group thought the fish was wonderful. When the bill came we were amazed that they had charged £1 for...a very small portion of mayo, very mean we thought and we have never been charged for a sauce like this before. We still tipped at 10% of the bill but I am sure many people will think twice about that after being charged for what was a very small amount of mayo. We will not be back which makes this unnecessary charge counterproductive!More

Date of visit: June 2023
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Reviewed 11 June 2023

I had heard about the coast's Sunday dinner, you know roast beef, Yorkshire pudding, mashed, roast, veg, and a great gravy. I must admit it was all that I had hoped. The meat was fall-apart tender, the Yorkshire pudding was big enough to house a...small family of hobbits, the mashed potatoes were as smooth as cream, the veg were cooked perfectly, just on the edge and the gravy rich and gorgeous. I had the deep-fried brie to start, which was always a favorite of mine (never lets you down), and unbelievably and much against our promise to each other (diet and all that) we had dessert. My better half had the banoffee which was declared delicious. I, being myself, had the crumble pie with I might add freshly made custard. The rest of the afternoon was spent snoozing in the garden. I must, as always, mention the staff, very fast, very pleasant. They made you feel really welcome and we were treated like old friends. For a great Sunday dinner in great surroundings, you have to go and try for yourselves, Doctors orders.More

Date of visit: June 2023
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Reviewed 30 May 2023

First visit, lovely restaurant and food was good. Member of staff recommended the rhubarb and custard cheesecake for dessert. We asked if it was on our early bird dining option and were told it was. Disappointed they then charged us £7 each for the dessert...and not given it on early bird menu as told. We questioned this, but they did not back down and a different member of staff told us bill was correct and would not amend it. They should have honoured this, as we did ask. Annoyed this happened and would make me think again about returning!!More

Date of visit: May 2023
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Reviewed 29 May 2023 via mobile

Lovely meal as usual, I had the chicken wings starter with hot sauce- absolutely delicious and then a sirloin steak which was cooked to order, just the way I wanted it. I ordered the cheese board dessert, loved the selection of cheese but I would...have preferred more of a selection of crackers to go with the cheeseMore

Date of visit: May 2023
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Reviewed 28 May 2023

Absolutely stunning food, brilliant helpful staff in a stunning lovely relaxed atmosphere! Excellent value for money with generous portions and extensive early bird menu! Cocktail menu went down well too! Can’t wait for a return trip xo

Date of visit: May 2023
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Reviewed 21 May 2023

I went to Coast with some of my friends for lunch. Then food was amazing, the atmosphere was great and the service was impeccable 🥰👍. I had the steak sandwich from the lunch menu with garlic chips and a brownie for dessert... would recommend to...all!More

Date of visit: May 2023
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Reviewed 17 May 2023 via mobile

After a short drive out from Belfast for dinner, we tried Coast and we were extremely pleased with our meals. Will definitely be back.

Date of visit: May 2023
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I am actually going here tomorrow night 5 th August. I am nearly sure they are doing this. Their food is fab.
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I went midweek and midday - but its always worth booking
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  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
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