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Dining Out - County Down

County Down and the Ards peninsula is a seafood lovers delight. The fishing fleets keep the local restaurants well stocked with plenty of fresh produce, but has much more to offer.

Places To Visit

The Salty Dog, Bangor

The Salty Dog Hotel & Bistro offers a variety of dining experiences all serving great local produce in own inimitable style.

Burrendale Hotel, Newcastle

The Vine at the Burrendale has a reputation for serving delicious food with the best of local produce in an intimate environment.

Cottage Kitchen is a restaurant for all the family, offering a menu suitable for all in a relaxed environment.

Balloo House, Killinchy, Newtownards

Balloo House is a beautiful country pub and restaurant that successfully combines history, tradition and comfort with a forward thinking attitude and passion for excellence in food.

Dufferin Arms, Killyleagh, Downpatrick

Proper Irish pub est 1802. Famous for its traditional music sessions and singer songwriter evenings featuring many well-known artists. Our infamous and very popular seafood chowder is also not to be missed.

Percy French, Newcastle

For that more informal style of meal or drink why not visit The Percy French restaurant resting at the foot of the Mourne Mountains, in the grounds of the Slieve Donard Resort. At The Percy French you are greeted with a smile and log burning fires.

Bannville House Hotel- Bar, Restaurant, Accommodation and Functions, Banbridge

The hotel has built a reputation for good home cooked food served by a fine team of friendly staff. The aim of the hotel is to continually offer a high standard of cuisine which encompasses an array of traditional and current menu dishes.

Downshire Arms Restaurant, Banbridge

Centrally located in Banbridge Town and just off the main Newry to Belfast dual carriageway. Built in 1816 the Old Georgian Coaching Inn retains the old world charm.

Wildfowler Inn, Greyabbey, Newtownards

A former coaching house with a cosy traditional atmosphere and log fire in picturesque Greyabbey, just three miles from famous Mount Stewart house and gardens. Fine food catering for all tastes. Families especially welcome.

Anchor Bar - Newcastle, Newcastle

We are a century old bar situated at the foot of the Mourne Mountains; a traditional public bar with all the original fittings and a cosy open fire, welcoming all ramblers and climbers. A family bar with accompanying family atmosphere.

Pier 36 Restaurant, Donaghadee

The Pub On The Pier at Donaghadee, winners of The Best Ulster Welcome and Seafood Pub Of The Year, serving tasty bar snacks all day with fresh fish, delicious local beef, pork, lamb and game for lunch and dinner.

Molly Brown's Kitchen & Bar, Newtownards

Molly Brown’s Kitchen & Bar has brought quality and style to Newtownards. Offering top cuisine, excellent live music and a great place to socialise it is a one stop shop for a great night out.

The Bay Restaurant at Mount Stewart House, Newtownards

Bay Restaurant, located at Mount Stewart on the shores of Strangford Lough, offers and excellent standard of cuisine in historic and relaxing surroundings. There is an ever changing menu of main dishes, snacks and tantalising desserts.

The Oak Restaurant, Newcastle

Experience the finest culinary delights in the traditional restaurant with its charming beams and fabulous central fireplace. Views are spectacular, with the Mountains of Mourne sweeping down to the Irish Sea and golden sands.

The Cuan Restaurant, Strangford, Downpatrick

The success of The Cuan has been built on consistently serving excellent food and drink coupled with exceptional customer service. A strong emphasis is placed on using fresh ingredients and sourcing our produce locally. Stay over in our bedrooms.

Denvir's Coaching Inn, Downpatrick

A charming old Coaching Inn dating from 1642 serving fresh local produce daily. Situated in the centre of Downpatrick close to all the historic attractions, Denvir's also has six en-suite bedrooms and provides live entertainment five nights per week.

The Boat House, Bangor

Ideally located on Bangor's Quay Street, between the Old Tower and the Yachts of Bangor Marina, the name gives away the building's past - this former boat house retains much of its historical charm, with an interior tastefully decorated.

Hugh McCann's Cafe Bar Deli, Newcastle

Hugh McCann's has a spectacular location opposite Newcastle's new promenade with panoramic sea views. The two hundred year old building is fully restored with antique fixtures and fittings.

The Galley Restaurant and Take Away, Annalong, Newry

Joey and Aileen Chambers opened a small fish and chip shop in the coastal village of Annalong back in 1990. Over the years they have grown and grown, and have now just completed their third massive extension by adding on a 60-seater restaurant.

Vanilla Restaurant, Newcastle

Here at Vanilla we pride ourselves on using the freshest local ingredients to hand, a small percentage is even home grown.

Sugarcane Cafe Bistro, Comber, Newtownards

Freshly prepared and locally sourced is our ethos. We use quality local suppliers to bring you fresh, tasty ingredients and then we work our Sugarcane magic of cooking with LOVE to bring our range of dishes to the plate.

The Parson's Nose, Hillsborough

The Parson’s Nose comes with a pedigree that’s melded into the very fabric of the building.

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