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Rice's Hotel

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
British, Irish, Bar, Pub
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14 Church Street | Poyntzpass, Newry BT35 6SW, Northern Ireland
+44 28 3831 8893
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2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Service and food here are always excellent. Easily the nicest sirloin I've ever eaten and reasonably priced. 5 star all round!

Thank Rory O
Belfast, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We've just eaten in Manhattan's best steakhouse-and both of us came away from it saying that Rice's was better! Still the best steaks we've ever tasted

Thank Fifi083
Newry, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had a lovely chicken burger for lunch here. Don't usually post about lunch snacks but it was marinated beautifully and really really tasty! Highly recommended!

Thank CoNew1
Armagh, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent food and service. I had the Duck Breast followed by the Pavlova, and both were delicious. I'll definitely be back!

Thank niebla77
Banbridge, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Meal excellent. Atmosphere warm and friendly. Absolutely no hesitation recommending this venue.Staff so helpful and pleasant. We will return.

Thank pamelabarbour3
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2016 via mobile

Great spot for a family lunch, plenty of options and very family friendly. Steak sandwich unreal, nice fish options, great friendly service.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
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20 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2016 via mobile

What can i say about this place. We all had steak. The steaks were all amaxing. The best steak we had for a long time. A very busy place but no wonder because of the amazing food. The staff were all very friendly n helpful. Will be back without a doubt.

Thank Tweetie34
Portadown, United Kingdom
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35 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2016

I guess you will have to think of this as a recent double review. I've been to Rice's many many times but recently have had a craving for steak (having been practically vegan for a couple of years!). First of my recent visits I took a young friend who had never before eaten sirloin 'blue'. I promised him no disappointment... More 

Thank Zygote23
Newry, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 September 2016

We have been to Rices now several times over the summer, most recently for a Sunday lunch 2 weeks ago. We love the place. We have tried the specials menu ...2 courses for 12 pounds in the week and the dishes have all been great quality and flavour. The food is served up with attention to detail and always looks... More 

Thank seafoodsouls
County Kilkenny, Ireland
1 review
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 August 2016

We had a gathering of 25 people for a big birthday on a Sunday evening at 5pm. Rices provided a wonderful meal, all very satisfied with their selection. Food beautifully presented and hot. Everyone ate at the same time, great service.... Thank you Ronan and Gavin and girls for making our evening even more enjoyable.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
British, Irish, Bar, Pub
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Romantic, Cheap Eats, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 14 Church Street | Poyntzpass, Newry BT35 6SW, Northern Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Northern Ireland  >  County Down  >  Newry
  • Phone Number: +44 28 3831 8893

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