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silent valley and ben crom reservoir | head rd, Kilkeel, Northern Ireland
+44 28 4176 4753
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Ballymena, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 February 2017 via mobile

Lovely home baked food. The bread etc is individually wrapped so no one else has touched it. Great location

Thank poppythesurfingdog
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3 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 April 2016 via mobile

Great scenery,cafe was very busy but services good and room to sit down,the downside was the prices,very expensive and yes it's remote but that should not affect pricing.

Thank ranger2484
Christchurch, New Zealand
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197 reviews
112 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 August 2015

Bring this place up to a decent standard, my great, great grandfather built the dam. It deserves better respect.

Thank DavidBrittain
Belfast, United Kingdom
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168 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 August 2015

came here last week during our visit to the silent valley. stuff is delicious for a wee cafe. scones are fresh and cake too. love the idea of dog bowls outside for dogs to take a drink from. people i would recommend here if your planning a visit to the silent valley

Thank T5562SWsam
Sevenoaks, Kent
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43 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2014

Great cuppa and so thoughtful with water bowls for the dog! Cakes and sandwiches available too. Staff very helpful

2 Thank SeriousSue
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2014

Ordered two toasties. Unless you order cheese as one of your two fillings you don't get it. I thought cheese was standard In a toastie otherwise it is a toasted sandwich not a toastie in my opinion. Ham filling was one slice of wafer ham! Tomato filling was a pittiful too! Coffee is from a machine not freshly made. Toastie... More 

2 Thank armaghwalker
Newry, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 May 2014

We decided to go for a meal and a walk at The Silent Valley. Beautiful views, kids loved the freedom to run and play in the park. The coffee shop i found to be very welcoming, very friendly staff. The food was excellent. We had stew, Baked Potatoes, Panini's then helped ourselves to an assortment of freshly made tray bakes... More 

3 Thank Scoob123
Northern Ireland
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66 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 May 2014

I already described my True-Life Stew Horror and am too traumatised to do it all over again. In summary, the chef is scary and comes out to monster you unless you lie and say that her almost meatless, onionless, carrotless Irish stew is nice. I am worrying now in case she finds out where I live! the tea and buns... More 

Thank grainnemhaol
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16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2012

The Silent Valley Cafe in the heart of the Mournes is exactly what you need after a walk through this magnificent part of the world. Hot soup, bowl of Irish stew, toastie, sausage roll, an array of fresh home baked cakes, scones and desserts, to name but a few, all home cooked fare, freshly prepared that day. Today is the... More 

Thank Nightnurse62
Northern Ireland, United Kingdom
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101 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 August 2012

fresh home baking on the premises - great value (large portions) for what you get - great coffee & teas - friendly courteous staff - nothing is too much trouble - welcoming atmosphere - good for a substantial light lunch - carrot cake to die for - stock of up-to-date postcards and OS maps for purchase - ideal location before... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$2 - US$16
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Location and Contact Information
  • Address: silent valley and ben crom reservoir | head rd, Kilkeel, Northern Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Northern Ireland  >  County Down  >  Kilkeel
  • Phone Number: +44 28 4176 4753
The restaurant and information centre are reached by paths leading to the left. At the parapet turn left to cross the width of the dam. Work on the dam began in 1932 and was finished ten years later. It is of earth and rock construction, and captures the waters of the Kilkeel River valley and the Annalong River valley to the east via a 3.6 km tunnel under Slieve Binnian, the rocky, crested mountain to the east (right).

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?