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“Lovely Meal - will be back.”
Review of Heifer and Hen Restaurant - CLOSED

Heifer and Hen Restaurant
Price range: US$11 - US$40
Description: Located First Floor of No. 4 Market Square, Heifer + Hen offers a uniquely relaxed setting in the middle of the busy Ballina Town. Our menu is a delightful fusion of Italian and Irish, but also with a strong emphasis on local produce, our menu ranges from pastas, pizza & risotto to beef steaks, chicken & seafood. Open at the weekends over the winter Friday to Sunday and recently extending to offering Sunday Lunch.
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Description: Located First Floor of No. 4 Market Square, Heifer + Hen offers a uniquely relaxed setting in the middle of the busy Ballina Town. Our menu is a delightful fusion of Italian and Irish, but also with a strong emphasis on local produce, our menu ranges from pastas, pizza & risotto to beef steaks, chicken & seafood. Open at the weekends over the winter Friday to Sunday and recently extending to offering Sunday Lunch.
Reviewed 19 February 2017

First off, Like mentioned in another review of Heifer & Hen, there should be two separate entries for this place.
Heifer & Hen is by day a Café, bakery, deli & meat counter on the ground floor.
And a restaurant by night on the upper floor.

We ate in the restaurant as group of 5 in November.
Given the time of year it was considerably busy.
It is popular with locals - its an Italian restaurant and fills a gap in the local market for alternative cuisine, where regular & boring bar food menus is the norm.

The room is very elegantly decorated.
There is an extensive menu which caters for all tastes. Food presentation is excellent. The staff are very attentive but not in an over bearing way.

The whole group thoroughly enjoyed our meal. The food was delicious. We couldn't finish as the portion sizes were generous.

The only thing that let the meal down was the dessert for me was the chocolate brownie, it wasn't the freshest or else it was dried out from being in the microwave too long!!!! The cheesecake was excellent.

Great place, lovely atmosphere, will definitely be back. Looking forward to it.

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Thank omdoh
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Reviewed 17 February 2017 via mobile

I came here with a large group of friends for dinner. The staff was professional, friendly and made us feel valued. They had a table set up for us but when another part left, they offered to move us to the nicer table, which was very thoughtful. The food was superb. Portions are large and I was stuffed to the brim! Overall, a lovely atmosphere, excellent choice on the menu and great value. I would love to return.

1  Thank Alicia23_13
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Reviewed 26 July 2016

We happened upon this place at about 6.30 on a Saturday evening. We hadn't booked but Jeni (I think) said we could have a table for 4 but that she would need it back for 8pm, which was fair enough. It's well appointed, comfortable and the service was top class. The food was top class and we were well looked after by Jeni (lovely girl). Can highly recommend but make sure you book at the weekend.

3  Thank David H
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Reviewed 23 July 2016 via mobile

Had the most fabulous meal there, from start to finish it was excellent. The food is fabulous and so fresh. The ambiance and atmosphere is amazing , it's a real little gem in the heart of Ballina. The staff are so attentive, superb at their job, we were served by a lovely young lady called Jeni. She was so helpful in recommending dishes and nice wines, real 5 star service. We will definitely be back, fantastic evening.

3  Thank kateee K
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Reviewed 23 July 2016 via mobile

I can honestly say that this has to be one of the best meals I have ever had. Both my husband and I had the fillet steak which was perfectly cooked and melt in your mouth. Flavours where to die for. Staff very efficient friendly and professional, perfect night to end our holiday in Ballina

4  Thank Mary Rose S
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