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Friels Bar and Restaurant

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Irish, Bar, British, Pub
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2-4 Kilrea Road | Swatragh, Swatragh BT46 5QF, Northern Ireland
+44 28 7940 1206
12:00 - 21:00
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Sun - Sat 12:00 - 21:00
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Lisburn, United Kingdom
2 reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited this beautiful little hidden gem on Saturday past and had a delightful lunch. I had the beef burger and asked for a few alterations to the burger as it appeared in the menu. The helpful staff were more than willing to accommodate my request. The food was to die for and I couldn't to recommend it enough. The... More 

Thank sallyR8246CF
Ballymoney, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Sitting in Friels Bar as I write this after a superb serving of food . What a friendly wee place Dermot & his staff go over and beyond to make your dining experience one not to forget . People rant and rave about so called big named restaurants in big towns , believe me this place is as good if... More 

Thank savemesoon
Dublin, Ireland
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225 reviews
136 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 March 2017

Let's say it honestly, we did not have much choice as this area does not offer much to tourists in terms of food. We came here as our host suggested this place and, believe me, we all had one of the best meal we can remember. I took something like "Meat&Bird", now I do not remember the name, it is... More 

Thank Vincenzo S
Belfast, United Kingdom
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92 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 February 2017

Came here for my nephews christening. Was a lovely set up. The food was really nice got plenty of food. Couldn't move after the dinner which is a good thing hate coming out hungry. Only downside my wee fella loves pool and the pool table is outside and it was so cold. Lol. Pool lovers take a pair of gloves.... More 

Thank kayleigh o
Armagh, United Kingdom
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171 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 January 2017 via mobile

I called in today on the way from Coleraine. The food here is wonderful I ordered the silverside on the Sunday lunch menu. There was a lot of beef and veges etc. The staff were attentive and friendly.

Thank FrequentTraveller066
County Armagh, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
17 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 September 2016

Nice environment, stopped on speck; easy parking. Place had relaxed ambience. Good general selection on the menu for most tastes, prices within usual mid price range. Prompt service and follow up..Will call again.

1 Thank Andrew J
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23 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 September 2016 via mobile

Been coming here for a while. And I've never left hungry only full. They know how to load the food. And in my eyes this is what I want. Just left there today and wanted for nothing after a lovely steak and onion and chips. It's a lovely place, quiet but the food is always good.Try the wings as a... More 

1 Thank Mark Q
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 September 2016 via mobile

Lovely food,very efficient friendly staff,would highly recommend .I had steak,best I have ever tasted.The desserts were excellent as well.Food freshly made.Very good service

1 Thank caroline coote
Dungannon, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 August 2016 via mobile

Always comment to my husband when passing that I would love to try this place & so glad we stopped today!! Place os very clean & staff helpful, seated straight away, hubby had stuffed chicken, I had roast beef dinner & daughter had kids sausage meal. Not much of a wait & it was perfect, beef was so tender I... More 

Thank Christine G
Near London
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31 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 August 2016

Called in on a Monday, there was an extremely limited Lunch menu. Sandwiches, Omlettes or baked spuds. Only other exception was bangers and mash which I opted for. Spuds and gravy ok but sausages were the cheap nasty type. Then again I should have guessed it would be inferior at the price around £5. Only ate one sausage out of... More 

2 Thank Eedwd100

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Irish, Bar, British, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Full Bar, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Open Hours
12:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2-4 Kilrea Road | Swatragh, Swatragh BT46 5QF, Northern Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Northern Ireland  >  County Londonderry  >  Swatragh
  • Phone Number: +44 28 7940 1206

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?