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Central Wine Bar

12 Ann Street, Ballycastle BT54 6AD, Northern Ireland
+44 28 2076 3877
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  • Excellent73%
  • Very good17%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“smoked cod” (17 reviews)
“chowder” (35 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Irish, Bar, Seafood, European, British, Pub, Wine Bar, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
12 Ann Street, Ballycastle BT54 6AD, Northern Ireland
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1 - 10 of 966 reviews

Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Very good and tasty food! I would definitely recommend! We had mushroom for starters and chicken liver pate for mains we had sirloin steaks which were so tasty! Waitresses very friendly. It is a friendly and welcome place if you visiting Ballycastle!

2  Thank Anna S
Reviewed 3 days ago

I visited last night with 4 friends . The menu has been reduced slightly from previous times I have been there but still an excellent selection. The chicken dish I had was exceptional with sautéed potatoes. Absolutely delicious and one of the nicest meals I...More

1  Thank pinkythecat
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had lunch with a friend and the food was really something special. The taste of Ulster platter was the special of the day and it didn't disappoint. Friendly and attentive staff. Will be back for sure.

1  Thank Edith56
Reviewed 1 week ago

On our last night of three in Northern Ireland, we randomly picked this place for dinner because of the pleasant guitar/snging wafting from the doorways. The atmosphere was quite warm and inviting - a wood-paneled study-theme complete with fire in the fireplace in the front...More

2  Thank Lauren S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Efficient friendly staff & great food..! We called in yesterday for lunch & we were served by Shannon , I just wanted to leave a comment & thank her & the chef ! Given my dietary needs due to chrons there are a lot of...More

2  Thank Cíara Ó
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Nice bar, food looked and smelled good though we didn't eat there. Great cocktail list and prosecco on tap!

2  Thank brenda b
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The food is brilliant. I had the chowder with home made breads and my friends had the beef. Outstanding! The staff are lovely too

2  Thank Cacks_7
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Brill food, great service and really nice environment. Music was a nice touch on the two nights we visited. Well worth a visit.

2  Thank John J
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Really enjoyed the food here though the menu was limited. Prices weren't obscene but felt high compared to other meals we had in the area. Vibe in the bar itself was good but the main let down was the service which was incredibly slow, despite...More

2  Thank wjj1980
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Food was delicious and reasonably priced. Lovely atmosphere, lots of beautiful woodwork and cozy fireplace. Service was excellent!

2  Thank Angie A
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
Is there a dress code
16 February 2017|
Answer Show all 7 answers
Response from jill R | Reviewed this property |
Casual. Come as you are.
Do you have any vegan options on your menu?
2 February 2017|
Response from Jonathan M | Reviewed this property |
Yes there is
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Romantic, Bar Scene, Groups, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Local cuisine
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 12 Ann Street, Ballycastle BT54 6AD, Northern Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Northern Ireland  >  County Antrim  >  Ballycastle
  • Phone Number: +44 28 2076 3877
  • E-mail
This Family run establishment was 2009 finalist in the Northern Ireland Tourism Awards. From its traditional bar to its chic restaurant and enclosed beer garden its a perfect venue for a great experience in entertainment and dining.