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Counties Restaurant

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73 Main Street, Portrush BT56 8BN, Northern Ireland
+44 28 7082 6155
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22 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

More of a sports bar than coffee stop on a Sunday afternoon. Coffee 3.5/5 Tea 3.5/6 Lemon cake 4/5 Tea cup dirty. Cake heavy but nice and the ice cream a nice touch Tables and chairs all a bit tired. Most wood work needs sanded and revarnished. What will it look like at the end of the season.

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Thank Tommy W
Co Antrim, N.I.
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 3 April 2017

Aware that this is no longer the Counties of old....we chanced it again to please son! Not even he was pleased as Kids menu and colouring sheet etc. had gone. Two adult carvery picks seemed the best option and were okay but just average. Alternative Menu choices were v limited and not a Sun lunch standard. Dessert was limited too....all... More 

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Thank DMSH
Lisburn, United Kingdom
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119 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 January 2017 via mobile

Had food here after long drive for weekend stay Good menu for everyone. Had steaks which were nice, but portion size disappointing. Lots better restaurants nearby .

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Thank Peter C
Belfast, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 December 2016

Used to eat here regularly till it changed hands a year or so ago.While staff remained pleasant and helpful, the quality of the food went down.The early evening menu disappeared and that is a bad move in a town like Portrush, with everywhere else offering cheaper early evening menus. Went back today to give it another chance and was pleasantly... More 

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Thank elizabeth536
Carrickfergus
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15 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 August 2016 via mobile

We ate at the restaurant over the Bank Holiday weekend. It was an hour wait for the table. Then it was another half an hour after we ordered for the food to arrive. The service was really poor. There were enough staff but they were not coordinated. Poorly trained. The food was really poor quality. Overcooked chips. A chilli chicken... More 

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London ON
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177 reviews
109 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 August 2016 via mobile

Very convenient for us since we are staying at hotel to which the restaurant is attached. It was a late night supper for us so it was simple to eat here. They have a full menu of vegetarian options as well as an eclectic mix of cuisine including a couple of Asian fusion type of options like a stir fry... More 

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Thank DINKSinOntario
Coleraine, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 8 August 2016

Having eaten in this restaurant on many occasions was so disappointed with our meal yesterday. Indeed upon bringing the problem to the attention of a waiter was not at all happy how it was dealt with. The meal was still charged full price and only didn't charge for a diluted orange which we at that point just said we would... More 

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 August 2016 via mobile

Earlier this evening we had a family meal for 8 people in the newly renamed Atlantic North restaurant in the former Ramada. The Ramore's & 55oN etc were all full,yet this place was empty which was surprising at 5.30pm in early August. We placed our orders & despite the gravy for one of the meals not arriving til the end,... More 

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Thank STEAK_EATER2
Bronx, NY
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58 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 June 2016 via mobile

We recently ate at this restaurant while staying at the hotel. Garlic bread appetizer and vegetarian pasta entree were ok, nothing special. My husband really enjoyed the seafood chowder. He also liked his mango chicken entree. What was really bad was the service (we were there on a Saturday evening). Had to ask repeatedly for a bottle of wine which... More 

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140 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 June 2016 via mobile

Unlike other restaurants in Portrush this has space which means eating as a family is relaxed as you don't have to worry about your 9 month old throwing a knife into the next table. Food was very tasty and portions were good. Especially impressed with the portions and quality of the kids meals. Staff were really friendly ensure the overall... More 

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Restaurant Details

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  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$13 - US$47
Cuisine
British, Irish
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Business meetings, Groups, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 73 Main Street, Portrush BT56 8BN, Northern Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Northern Ireland  >  County Antrim  >  Portrush
  • Phone Number: +44 28 7082 6155
Description
Our Counties Restaurant & Cafe Bar overlooks the Atlantic Ocean and is situated in the centre of Portrush on the Causeway Coastal Route. Popular with international visitors and locals. Open for Breakfast / Morning Coffee / Lunch / Afternoon Tea & Dinner. Excellent Bar.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?