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Ballydougan Pottery Restaurant & Coffee Lounge

171 Plantation Road, Portadown BT63 5NN, Northern Ireland
+44 28 3834 2201
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  • Excellent53%
  • Very good23%
  • Average12%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible6%
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Open Now
09:00 - 17:00 Hours
Irish, Cafe, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
££ - £££
171 Plantation Road, Portadown BT63 5NN, Northern Ireland
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Reviewed 6 days ago

We've been going to Ballydougan for ages years now. I never was a great fan of the venue but the food was always good . Today the food was no exception it was excellent I had salmon not your typical Christmas lunch but I'm going...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank marymcanallen
Reviewed 6 days ago

Just made our usual visit to Ballydougan for Christmas lunch and nothing to complain about, in fact it is all praise. The welcome was warm , the table was perfect, the food was so tasty and service was excellent. Credit must go to the owners,...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank coarmaghayes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had Christmas lunch with friends today at Ballydougan.Menu had some Lovely choices. Our choices were Turkey and Salmon.All beautifully presented served piping hot. Service was excellent and very quick and service staff very pleasant and helpful. If your in the area it's well worth a...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank BelfastRelaxed
Reviewed 7 November 2018

Visited recently for breakfast with family. Not up to usual standard as the fry for everyone was very greasy and not enjoyable therefore. The waitress appeared to be grumpy. Very disappointed considering the cost.

Date of visit: September 2018
Reviewed 3 November 2018 via mobile

This place never disapoints. Easy to find, free parking, idyllic setting, a well set out shop full of beautiful pottery, fit for a browse. Ooops, nearly forgot what I went for; good food. The welcome to the restaurant area is both friendly and attentive. A...More

Date of visit: November 2018
2  Thank 56BrianC56
Reviewed 31 October 2018

We met my husband's family here for coffee and cake. Granted it was late in the afternoon but there was no cake and It felt like we had to push to find out about trays bakes. My coffee was excellent but the three hot chocolates...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Zoe P
Reviewed 15 October 2018 via mobile

Having recently visited Ballydougan for an afternoon of pottery painting followed by afternoon tea we were left feeling very disappointed. The potter Sean and his assistant were so accommodating and attentive however the same cannot be said for the waitress at afternoon tea. Having previously...More

Date of visit: October 2018
2  Thank audreymcinness2017
Reviewed 15 October 2018

I booked a table for a family of 5 for lunch last Saturday, 13th Oct 2018. On arrival no-one acknowledged that we were waiting to be seated so I approached a waitress who didn't even speak, let alone ask if we had booked, but showed...More

Date of visit: October 2018
1  Thank Maria_2003
Reviewed 13 October 2018 via mobile

i recently phoned the ballydougan to book an afternoon tea for two people. the lady on the phone requested a deposit which was fine and asked for card details. due to a poor connection I was asked to repeat numerous times my details and her...More

Date of visit: October 2018
2  Thank cccd19
Reviewed 1 September 2018 via mobile

I would occasionally visit Ballydougan for a coffee , lunch or breakfast. It’s good and the decor is quirky attached to the shop within the old thatched cottage. Disappointingly it doesn’t open on a Sunday and the courtyard seating could make this venue so much...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank BelfastGiff
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Laura M
30 September 2018|
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Response from 19Parkbridge77 | Reviewed this property |
Take a chance, it's a good place. How would I have a menu? Phone them, why not?
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi
Good for
Child-friendly, Business meetings, Kids, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
09:00 - 17:00
09:00 - 17:00
09:00 - 17:00
09:00 - 17:00
09:00 - 17:00
09:00 - 17:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 171 Plantation Road, Portadown BT63 5NN, Northern Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Northern Ireland  >  County Armagh  >  Portadown
  • Phone Number: +44 28 3834 2201
  • E-mail
Ballydougan Pottery Restaurant. Open Monday - Saturday 9.00am - 5.00pm. Evenings available for Family Celebrations, Group Outings etc. Weddings and Corporate Events a speciality. Breakfast served 9.00am - 12.00noon.Lunch 12.00noon - 3.00pm. Afternoon Tea 3.00pm - 5.00pm. Late Night events included Valentines Dinner & selected Christmas Nights (please contact for dates)."Ballydougan...Good food served on Great Pottery".Also on site self-catering Cottages, Pottery Workshop & Studio and Gift Shop.
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