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Garfunkel's Ballyholme - CLOSED

80 Groomsport Road | Ballyholme, Bangor BT20 5NF, Northern Ireland
+44 28 9146 5516
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  • Excellent50%
  • Very good26%
  • Average13%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible4%
19 Jun 2015
“New Name”
7 May 2015
“Now renamed and under new management as the "Pearl"”
Restaurant Hours Closed
Steakhouse, Grill, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
80 Groomsport Road | Ballyholme, Bangor BT20 5NF, Northern Ireland
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Reviewed 19 June 2015

This restaurant has been renamed & revamped & now called Pearl.Three of us dined there last night and we were all very impressed with every aspect of the restaurant. The decor is simple and easy to enjoy. The standard of service was excellent,attentive but not...More

1  Thank June445040
Reviewed 7 May 2015

Like other readers Garfunkels in Ballyholme was one of my favorite restaurants.It has been refurbished and opened again for business last Saturday.Readers can be confident in having a great meal here with a wide selection on the Menu and a good range of Wines.One does...More

3  Thank Bader54
Reviewed 19 March 2015

Gutted that our favourite restaurant is now closed, never had a bad meal in many breakfasts, lunches and dinners. Staff friendly and efficient, nice to be known as a local. Think the more negative comments on here may have eaten at a different restaurant!

2  Thank Josie22209
Reviewed 17 March 2015

Finally CLOSED Fingers crossed something more up market to arrive -As Garfunkels it started ok but its a small village and word travels fast especially when things like plug sockets get taped over to stop a simple phone charge or lap top- outside was filthy-...More

9  Thank entertainer49
840213, Owner at Garfunkel's Ballyholme, responded to this reviewResponded 19 March 2015

Firstly Richard thank you so much for your useful comments very well writen as usual! I'm not sure how you can comment on anything that went on inside as you have been barred now for over a year for inappropriate comment to the staff and...More

Reviewed 4 February 2015

Tried to eat here last night. Looks nice from outside. Once inside (at 7pm) met immediately by a member of staff who tells us that they have stopped serving for the night and the chef has decided he's had enough for the day. Might be...More

4  Thank BillyM32
Reviewed 7 January 2015

We had been here for lunch on a couple of occasions which we really enjoyed, so we decided to try this restaurant for dinner when the whole family (7 of us) were home for Christmas. It was the Sunday between Christmas and New Year and...More

1  Thank kenavo_dee
Reviewed 28 December 2014

First visit to this Restaurant. Breakfast for four people was quite a good experience. However, with a little effort it could have been much better. We all ordered different dishes, mine was the cinnamon pancakes, not a lot of cinnamon there, but otherwise delicious. Maple...More

1  Thank Patricia N
Reviewed 18 December 2014

Visited with my wife last Saturday night. Had been here under its previous owners and had been avoiding since as a result of two bad meals. Happy to say the meals we both got were much better than our last experience. Staff were friendly and...More

Thank JohnnyFRU
Reviewed 3 December 2014

We went on a Tuesday evening and there was hardly anybody in the place except the two waitresses. Getting a drink turned out to be a bit of pantomime - some quarter bottles were listed but neither the Sauvignon Blanc nor the Chardonnay was available...More

1  Thank esler c
Reviewed 28 November 2014

We have just had an excellent value for money meal at this local restaurant. Great atmosphere, great service and delicious food. My husband had the 'bake burner' burger and I had the chicken burger, both absolutely yummy, with a really great side salad and coleslaw....More

2  Thank Barbara C
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Restaurant Details

Average prices
US$11 - US$30
Open Hours
9:00 AM - 8:00 PM
8:30 AM - 10:00 PM
8:30 AM - 10:00 PM
8:30 AM - 10:00 PM
8:30 AM - 10:00 PM
8:30 AM - 10:00 PM
8:30 AM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 80 Groomsport Road | Ballyholme, Bangor BT20 5NF, Northern Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Northern Ireland  >  County Down  >  Bangor
  • Phone Number: +44 28 9146 5516
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A family run bistro, serving good home cooking at the right price. Serving Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner. Also running an early bird menu between 5pm and 6:30pm. Fully licensed and also running a B.Y.O system. You can also just pop in for a coffee and cake in the afternoon.
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