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“Art and Gourmet Therapy”

F E McWilliam Gallery
Ranked #1 of 16 things to do in Banbridge
Certificate of Excellence
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Belfast, United Kingdom
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76 reviews
23 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
“Art and Gourmet Therapy”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 June 2014

What a lovely time we had once we found it, From Portadown side head all the way straight through Banbridge, About a mile from the town centre there's a roundabout. Take a left and it's a few metres on the right hand side.
FE McWilliam was a very famous sculptor and rubbed shoulders with famous artists. He originated from Banbridge but spent a lot of his life in London. On his death he bequeathed his studio and some of his sculptures to the people of Banbridge. Thankfully the council had the foresight to house his wonderful gesture in a modern gallery surrounded by a small sculpture park, exhibition area, McWilliam's own studio and a first class, though small restaurant run by the Quail family who serve a limited but excellent menu.
Want to go somewhere different? This will not disappoint.

Visited June 2014
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English first
Belfast, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Quite nice.”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 June 2014

Nicely located on the Belfast to Dublin main road. The art gallery is an obvious attraction and menu food is good, if not suitably varied.
Service was acceptable, but not very enthusiatic.

Visited September 2013
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Limavady, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“fantastic food and friendly service”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 June 2014

This place was highly recommended to us by one of my wife's work colleagues. We were not disappointed. We stopped here on our way to Dublin recently for a coffee but ended up having a full lunch. I can particularly recommend the gourmet cheese burger. Service was excellent and the choice of food on offer catered for every taste. I would recommend it to anyone visiting the area.

Eamonn and Phrasie McLaughlin, Limavady.

Visited May 2014
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Banbridge, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Great place to visit”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 April 2014

I recently met my friend there. We had coffee and scones which were delicious. The atmosphere and setting is good and all the staff are friendly and welcoming. I would recommend this place unreservedly.

Visited April 2014
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Ascot
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65 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
“Great food and atmosphere”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 April 2014

I love this place - you get great home made food, in a comfortable setting with a fab atmosphere. You have the added attraction of the gallery which is always worth a wander round. Of all the places in Banbridge it is most definitely my favourite for lunch.

Visited February 2014
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