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“Family Supper and very dissappointed with quality of food.”
Review of Stables Groomsport

Stables Groomsport
Ranked #1 of 4 Restaurants in Groomsport
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: British
Dining options: After-hours, Breakfast, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: After-hours, Breakfast, Reservations
Reviewed 19 September 2017

Attended the restaurant with 17 family members to have dinner. Staff were really attentive however found the food not to be of great quality. The mixed grill was probably the worse I have ever had. The cut of beef was rubbery, the liver was tough and sausages were ones you would find at a greasy spoon diner not a restaurants. Only a suggestion to Paul,buy your sausages locally from a butchers where you know the quality of his produce, use good quality beef, chicken, and calves liver, add black pudding, fried egg or duck egg, get rid of the ribs as they were dry and had no taste. Honestly would pay extra for quality food but found the mixed grill to be worth no more than about 7.50 GBP, and found that you were using an inferior product to save on cost. You have a fantastic restaurant and a great location, but I can see why at 10:00pm the place was empty.

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April T, Manager at Stables Groomsport, responded to this reviewResponded 26 September 2017

Hi Mark

As a former employee of the Stables, I am disappointed that you felt that you had to post this review on TripAdvisor.
I can assure you that all of our produce is locally sourced and of good quality. Crosskey Meats were our suppliers when you were employed here and they are still our suppliers now.
On the evening that you were with us, your table was checked and we were assured that everyone was very happy and having a fabulous time.
We definitely welcome constructive criticism but would prefer any negative comments to be brought to our attention on the evening. If we had known that you were not happy with your mixed grill, we would have endeavoured to do everything we could to make it perfect for you and ensure that you left happy.
I appreciate that you live in Canada but I understand that your family are regular customers of mine, and I hope that this does not deter them from frequenting any of our establishments.

Paul O'Kane
Proprietor

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Reviewed 7 September 2017 via mobile

The Stables Restaurant is only a stones throw from our house and has been a firm favourite for over 30 years through all its various owners. We eat there quite often and not just because it's convenient but we like the food and the atmosphere. A good and varied menu catering for all tastes including vegetarian.

Thank Arr M
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Reviewed 5 September 2017

Called in with the Son back from uni, excellent meal, best to go over old stories in the local eatery we love so much. Well done to the staff. See you soon.

Thank Hotel_Sampler
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Reviewed 3 September 2017 via mobile

I visited the stables groomsport for some highly recommended fajitas with my partner and 2 children. The setting, atmosphere and ambience were all perfect. We were quickly seated and ordered our much awaited fajitas. Our 3 year old loved his kids meal which was more a portion for 2 small children followed by his ice cream and wafers that were brought at perfect timing by the clearly well trained staff who realised very quickly that our son was getting a little restless since finishing his meal. The staff are excellent. Very Attentive but not intrusive, which is something many places get very wrong. We finished our meal with dessert and some excellent coffee and headed back home with a car full of very satisfied customers. It will be a place we will be visiting again very soon.

Thank Phillip R
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Reviewed 26 August 2017

everything from the staff to the atmosphere was perfect, would recommend to everyone, great experience

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Thank Matt W
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