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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.

The Buck's Head Inn, Dundrum, Newcastle

Renowned for its warm welcome chef/proprietor Alison Crothers has combined local produce with modern and imaginative menus.

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.

Roma's, Newtownards

Located in the centre of Newtownards. Roma's is a two storey Georgian fronted building opened in the early 1900's and has been a family run business for over 40 years.

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, Restarurant, Accomodation 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.

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.

McKee's Country Store, Newtownards

Four generations on, the same farm is run today by Colin and Linda McKee. We carry on the original McKee’s belief in traditional, home-grown, local produce. In the country store, the vast majority of the produce is grown on local farms just.

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 Oakley Fayre Café & Delicatessen, Downpatrick

Oakley Fayre was established as a Café and Delicatessen in 1979. The award-winning family business has been proudly serving the people of Downpatrick and surrounding area for over three decades.

Head Chef, Manager and Owner, Darren Kearney has helped the business grow from strength to strength. With Darren at the helm, Oakley Fayre boasts winning the Taste of Ulster award for the past 3 years in a row and has also branched out into the luxury hamper market in Northern Ireland.

The Heatherlea, Bangor

First established in 1937 as a home bakery, this local landmark has been delivering the finest produce to local people for over 75 years.

The Oak Tree Restaurant at Mayobridge Golf Club, Mayobridge, Newry

This restaurant is at the Golf Club, but you don't need to be a member to dine there. With great steaks, properly aged and chargrilled, and a choice of sauces including Bushmills whiskey.

The Parson's Nose, Hillsborough

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

Windsor Home Bakery & Cafe, Banbridge

The food in this cafe is good and wholesome, and is all prepared on site, with breakfast through to afternoon teas available. This being a bakery there is always the option of a sweet treat to enjoy with your tea.

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