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The Governor Rocks - CLOSED

27 Parade, Donaghadee BT21 0HE, Northern Ireland
+44 28 9188 4217
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  • Excellent56%
  • Very good18%
  • Average12%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible7%
15 Mar 2016
“Changed hands”
10 Mar 2016
“Governor gone.......Stillwater arrived”
Restaurant Hours Closed
Seafood, Mediterranean, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
27 Parade, Donaghadee BT21 0HE, Northern Ireland
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Reviewed 15 March 2016

Now known as Still Waters Cove. Looks bigger, brighter, and better now. Plenty of staff for a Saturday night and friendly at that. Good menu specialising in fish dishes with a good back-up of other meats. Good wine menu at reasonable prices. Saw some fish...More

Thank Recoupniltd R
Reviewed 10 March 2016

Had lunch last Saturday. This was our first visit and we were hopeful that the new owners would do a good job. The food was delicious, the service a bit disjointed, but possibly still settling in. There was only one negative.....these are surely the most...More

Thank spitandsly
Reviewed 1 March 2016

The mixed flatware and the odd glass and cutlery along with all the seafood you could desire has gone. I agree with another correspondent never was the same when the BYO went and the prices with a decent bottle of white started to head towards...More

3  Thank stephendee
Reviewed 24 February 2016

The old Governor Rocks was a favourite - until they changed their BYO status, that is. Previously, it was great value. Anyway, I think some time has to be given to the new owners to bed in. The service was good, if haphazard (they are...More

2  Thank HarryFoto
Reviewed 8 February 2016

And so it is farewell to "The Governor Rocks" and hello to "Still Water Cove", which opened yesterday, under new management, on the same site overlooking the pier in Donaghadee. The business part of this review first. Still very much a seafood restaurant: all was...More

6  Thank Hackermore
Reviewed 17 December 2015

Have gone here several times in the last couple of years, sometimes with friends. However, recently bought a "Living Social" Voucher again no qualms had always used them and great value. BUT the restaurant did not answer it's phone, when I tried booking through Menu...More

4  Thank Graham M
Reviewed 30 November 2015

We have eaten at this restaurant a number of times, the last time about 6 months ago. On that occasion we had a great menu choice, especially of seafood, our meal was excellent and as on our prior visit very enjoyable. However, we have just...More

4  Thank mark m
Reviewed 29 November 2015 via mobile

We had been going here and loving it for a few years but on this occasion the menu had changed and not been updated on the website byo had been reinstated and again not updated on Web. Food was awful mine was inedible I had...More

3  Thank Lyn B
Reviewed 20 November 2015

When we arrived ( Wed) there was 4 other people and it was dismal. When we got our Menu's we looked for what we had seen on the website and not seeing what we wanted asked if they had another menu told no what was...More

3  Thank Grace1951
Reviewed 15 November 2015 via mobile

I have visited here a few times recently on a Sundays for lunch with the family. Having eaten here previously under the old management I vowed I'd never return as the food and service were so bad. I tried it again as I bought a...More

Thank Jean P
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Restaurant Details

Good for
Groups, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 9:30 PM
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
5:30 PM - 9:30 PM
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
5:30 PM - 9:30 PM
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
5:30 PM - 9:30 PM
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
5:30 PM - 9:30 PM
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
5:30 PM - 9:30 PM
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
5:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 27 Parade, Donaghadee BT21 0HE, Northern Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Northern Ireland  >  County Down  >  Donaghadee
  • Phone Number: +44 28 9188 4217
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