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The Windrose Bar & Bistro

5 Rodgers Quay | Carrickfergus, Carrickfergus BT38 8BE, Northern Ireland
+44 28 9335 1164
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  • Excellent40%
  • Very good22%
  • Average11%
  • Poor12%
  • Terrible15%
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“ribs” (33 reviews)
“mussels” (20 reviews)
“chowder” (13 reviews)
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Bar, European, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
££ - £££
5 Rodgers Quay | Carrickfergus, Carrickfergus BT38 8BE, Northern Ireland
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Lovely food and great view of the Marina. Nice music and really friendly staff. Recommend the steak !

1  Thank Karen B
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We spent a couple of days here enjoying lunch and dinner. The best spot is on the outside terrace overlooking the marina in the afternoon and early evening when it is drenched in sun. Having a tv on the terrace meant we could watch the...More

Thank mik w
Reviewed 1 week ago

Although the decor has changed very nice as well afraid the food is not great .Starter mussels so small it should be illegal to serve the chef should cross the road to Sainsbury's and buy their plump mussels squid ok but such a small portion...More

Thank robert i
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Amazing, family of 13. Preorder was told would be necessary but because of surprise meal we couldn't do this, manager understood over phone straight away and told could preorder on night, seated promptly, drinks straight away even though restaurant full, glad we never pre ordered...More

2  Thank Alanshea
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

As per previous reviews disappointed some of the old favourites were missing from the All Day menu. I understand the menu is being updated as the kitchen staff has recently changed. On arrival we were advised there would be a 'wait' as a couple of...More

Thank 1Mary1957
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Had lunch with colleagues - booked 2 weeks in advance, deposit paid & food pre-ordered. Were sat at 6 various tables apart from each other and the wait for food was beyond ridiculous. The 1st table were served after about 25 mins & the last...More

Thank siddy35
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My Partner and I visited The Windrose on three occasions during August. On all visits, we received excellent and friendly service. The food served up was top notch. The location simply outstanding. The atmosphere on all occasions was relaxed during dining. The last visit was...More

2  Thank Glenda T
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Was here tonight, we Haven’t been here in years and have to say it totally exceeded our expectations! The food was fabulous, certainly not the run of the mill pub grub.. hat off to the chef! The service is second to none, very friendly and...More

2  Thank Kerry O
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Good food and nice place had to wait a bit longer than I thought for food but enjoyed it would go back again nice location nice place for a walk as well

1  Thank John S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We had dinner here tonight for my husbands 40th birthday dinner and it was wonderful! The staff were extreemly attentive & accommodating with any requests. The food was piping hot and delicious! We were sat at a table with views overlooking the marina which was...More

2  Thank dowelly_2k
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24 May 2018|
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Response from WhoamI-00 | Reviewed this property |
Not really a review more of a whinge. Menus change and need to in order to avoid becoming staid and same old same old. Perhaps the cheese board wasn't popular
21 June 2015|
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Response from Tracey M | Reviewed this property |
Sorry I hadn't quite finished my answer!! There is another Tracey M reviewer - who has been recently. I have been to The Windrose before but not had any childrens meals
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$7 - US$26
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, View, Groups
Open Hours
10:00 - 12:00
10:00 - 23:00
10:00 - 23:00
10:00 - 23:00
10:00 - 23:00
10:00 - 00:59
10:00 - 00:59
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5 Rodgers Quay | Carrickfergus, Carrickfergus BT38 8BE, Northern Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Northern Ireland  >  County Antrim  >  Carrickfergus
  • Phone Number: +44 28 9335 1164
  • E-mail
Restaurant at the Mariina, Carrickfergus, County Antrim, Post Code BT38 8BE.
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