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The Cuan

6-10 The Square, Strangford BT30 7ND, Northern Ireland
+44 28 4488 1222
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  • Excellent64%
  • Very good21%
  • Average6%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible4%
Travellers talk about
“scampi” (51 reviews)
“chowder” (39 reviews)
“seafood” (28 reviews)
Open Now
09:00 - 22:00 Hours
Irish, Seafood, European, British, Pub, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
££ - £££
6-10 The Square, Strangford BT30 7ND, Northern Ireland
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We popped in here for a quick drink & to get in out of the rain. Very pleasant staff & the place was well laid out & spotlessly clean. We didn't have time to eat but will the next time we are In Strangford. The...More

Thank Jackie M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

the food here seemed super fresh (farm to table) and was prepared wonderfully. had dinner and breakfast. both satisfied my belly. can't wait to return.

Thank airduchvac
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Recommended to us by staff working at the adventure centre at castle ward. Enjoyed a fantastic hearty meal with friendly & quick service too. Nice walk to the front after the meal.

Thank WhirligigSam
Reviewed 17 September 2018 via mobile

I had the venison casserole with bread at the pop up Cuan stand at Castle Ward. A rich and hearty, full bodied and filling dish. Packed with succulent venison....can’t wait to try the restaurant itself.....delicious

Thank BelfastFoodTravelMan
Reviewed 16 September 2018 via mobile

We stayed in the Cuan after attending a wedding nearby. The wedding was at 1pm so we arrived well before normal check in time to see if we could leave our cases and confirm we would be using our room even if we were very...More

Thank Mervyn B
Reviewed 16 September 2018 via mobile

My sister and I took my parents for an overnight stay, had a drink in the bar on arrival and dinner in the restaurant. What warm and friendly service - staff could not have been more helpful. Dinner was perfect - fresh ingredients cooked well...More

Thank Pam S
Reviewed 8 September 2018 via mobile

Popped in to The Cuan for lunch today and chose from the chef’s recommendations. After a hearty soup with comforting brown bread and butter, the hake was absolutely delicious and if you are hungry The Cuan’s portions are more than generous! We saw a blackboard...More

1  Thank MerielS8
Reviewed 2 September 2018 via mobile

Good chowder and everything else good. Lovely to meet Peter, the owner, and have a bit of craic. He even offered our sleeping daughter a pillow and blanket. Good standard of service even though it was busy. Beautiful exterior in stunning surroundings!

Thank Erica L
Reviewed 31 August 2018

Just home following a day out in Portaferry & Strangford. We stopped for lunch in The Cuan. The service was slow to start but following the 1st "are you being looked after" I could not fault the service, each waiter was attentive, extremely helpful and...More

Thank 67DayTrip
Reviewed 27 August 2018

We went to stay at the Cuan back in March for my birthday. I haven’t managed to put a review up yet but this is definitely not because I did not want to. Our stay was just perfect. As we are huge Game of Thrones...More

Thank Christin P
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Questions & Answers
Barbara F
17 April 2017|
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Response from TheCuanCoDown | Property representative |
Hello Barbara, you do not need to specify a time at this stage just let us know on arrival. We look forward to meeting you Barbara. Regards Caroline
14 June 2016|
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Response from Eileen Q | Reviewed this property |
I am not sure if it was but if you contact the owners....Caroline is the contact she will let you know very timely. They are wonderful people and have a special business in the Cuan.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$26 - US$39
Breakfast, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Television, Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover
Good for
Bar Scene, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
09:00 - 22:00
09:00 - 22:00
09:00 - 22:00
09:00 - 22:00
09:00 - 22:00
09:00 - 22:00
09:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 6-10 The Square, Strangford BT30 7ND, Northern Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Northern Ireland  >  County Down  >  Strangford
  • Phone Number: +44 28 4488 1222
  • E-mail
The Cuan Licensed Guest Inn is a family owned and run hotel located in the beautiful conservation village of Strangford, on the shores of Strangford Lough. We offer a fantastic food experience, available all day, with a passionate commitment to sourcing local seasonal produce. At the Cuan, we believe in the personal touch that comes with a family run business – you give us our livelihood – we reflect that in the way we look after you Plan a short break with us and explore the breadth of attractions and things to do in Co Down.
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