See what our happy customers are saying about us ...

"“Food, drink, service, entertainment & great seating - "I'll be back!""

The restaurant / bar doesn't look much from the outside but it progresses from old charm through to modern decor at the back.

Barman and staff were extremely efficient & polite, with a good selection of drinks including the local Hilden label.

Food was good value and a decent size - testament to the full restaurant from 19:30hrs onwards on Saturday so booking essential. Four course deal available for two with a bottle of wine for £50 which is great value. Settled for two course each plus two drinks running in at £48.

Top music entertainment from 22:00hrs on a Saturday until 01:00hrs. See you soon with thanks.

By kidhead (Trip Advisor) on Sunday, 29 June, 2014

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"“Value for money"

We live only 2 miles from this ancient pub & eat there regularly, but i have to tell you about my 70th birthday bash here. We knew to book well in advance as it was being held on a Sat night, & we had 10 guests. i should add that 2 yrs ago we had my husbands 70th here as well.
The food here is cooked when ordered (this is noted on the menu). Even though the bar & restaurant were packed,service was professional well paced. Every meal was served hot, steaks were cooked perfectly---as was the fish. Congratulations to the chef & kitchen staff, & our sincere thanks to Kristian for service over & above!!--Though all the staff were wonderful

By mary_craig1 (Trip Advisor) on Wednesday, 18 June, 2014

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Husband and I arrived at Grace Neills midweek. There were some tables taken and busier than I had imagined for midweek. Lovely atmosphere.
We chose from the special 3 course + coffee - £45 for a couple including wine.
Food was superb. Tasty, plentiful and presented beautifully. Staff friendly and very attentive without being overbearing.
We will be back!

By deemum (Trip Advisor) on Friday, 13 June, 2014

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"“Excellent food and staff"

My boyfriend and I went for meal on Saturday 7th June 2014. We had previously booked and it had to be cancelled due to technical issues with fans. We got a complimentary drink for our inconvenience. We had best meal.. We chose the 4 course with wine for £50. I had the steak which was cooked to perfection and the sticky toffee pudding yum yum!! Staff were so friendly and helpful especially Ross and Max. They also got us seats in bar for entertainment. I would definitely recommend going for a night out and meal.

By Diane44_12 (Trip Advisor) on Monday, 9 June, 2014

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"A Beautiful Meal "

My boyfriend and I visited Grace Neills on Sunday 4th May. We decided on this last minute as we had both been busy with work. We have never had a disapointing meal before in Gracies and always enjoy our visit. We both had 2 courses from the sunday special. I had a smoked chicken salad to start, which had mustard on the plate. Im not a fan of mustard but the taste of it along with the chicken and the rest was fantastic! My bf had the parfait which he loved. I then had pork belly for main, i remember trying pork belly a while ago so after I had ordered it I was slightly scared I wouldnt have enjoy it but OH MY, definitely my favorite meal so far in gracies. It was amazing! My bf had the roast beef which melted in your mouth! There was silence the whole way throughout our meal which is a good sign. We really enjoyed our visit as per usual. Staff were as friendly as always

By Str132_ (Trip Advisor) on Monday, 5 May, 2014

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"When it can't go round"

Had two senior work colleagues over in NI from Coventry for important meeting and therefore needed a reliable yet special evening meal venue to set mood and create the correct environment for the following day.
A Belfast venue would geographically have made more sense but decided on Grace Neill's as I knew from visits passed that it could be a safe pair of hands: plus I needed a place where the Guinness could be relied on to be good!
Pub/restaurant had a good buzz on arrival at 1930 and we were seated right away with drinks following a few moments later ably managed by Sharon.
Kristian managed our table and professionally dealt with a very minor hitch when it transpired that the two rib eyes ordered where no longer available. Sirloins were subsequently chosen and to the delight of myself and my line manager ( and let's face it, on whose future I depend !!!) turned out to be the best I had ever had: until tonight I did not believe a sirloin could be THAT good.
Starters were fishcakes (much enjoyed) and I had the bread/ olive tapenade platter which was delicious.
Three hours passed between eating and a couple of extra Guinness at the bar and the evening was a resounding success. At all points the service level was excellent and overall cost of meal very reasonable. You know you've got it right when you can have a laugh and the odd in-joke with the staff.
Well pleased and will def' be back soon.

By Tom R (Trip Advisor) on Wednesday, 23 April, 2014

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"Excellent food at a reasonable price"

We went here for an early Sunday supper and were - as always - impressed by the speedy service and the excellent food. My husband had the two course Sunday special for GBP 12.95 and his lamb was perfectly cooked. The children's meals are always very plentiful and reasonably priced as well. Excellent value for money, cosy ambiance and delicious food.

By The_Broones (Trip Advisor) on Monday, 7 April, 2014

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Fabulous, relaxed, friendly atmosphere. Great food and drinks. Had a memorable time, will be back!

By Lore Lilley & Liz Pearson, Larne on Tuesday, 24 September, 2013

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"Great Service"

Great service, great beer, great company & super food - Can't wait to be back!

By E Leni, San Francisco on Tuesday, 10 September, 2013

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A real treat to have a pint in such heritage!!!

By Suzanne & Ken Cukrov, Perth, Weatern Australia on Wednesday, 3 July, 2013

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"Good Music"

Good music, good beer, good guinness! You are so fantastic. I will be back!

By Rachel Lavrent, France on Sunday, 31 March, 2013

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Superb Service, very scrumptous food. Homely!

By Sally & Allan Wishart on Sunday, 22 July, 2012

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"10 out of 10"

Wonderful, lovely piece of history, ten out of ten

By Andrew Boyant, Bristol, Englant on Thursday, 29 September, 2011

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Fantastic nostalgic trip back in Donaghadee. Excellent Hospitality!

By The O'Donnell Family, Cairns, Australia on Friday, 1 March, 2013

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"Great Company"

Great company, wine and hospitality. Ireland is a favourite!

By Alison Nightingale, Christchurch, New Zealand on Tuesday, 26 June, 2012

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"Best meals I've ever had"

One of the best meals I've ever eaten! Stunning!

By Carmel Hurdle, New Zealand on Wednesday, 14 September, 2011

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"Very Impressed"

Very impressed, staff friendly and efficient. Will call again. Thank you

By Martain and Maeve Lagan on Wednesday, 2 February, 2011

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"Great pint and the most gorgeous company"

Great pint and the most gorgeous company in the world - what more could a man want ? 

By Volkan Yaruz on Saturday, 29 January, 2011

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Wonderful, exactly what we were looking for in Ireland ! Staff is great! We will be back again for sure. Love the locals

By Stephanie Erskine on Sunday, 23 January, 2011

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"Visiting Again "

Been here many times in the past 10 years and I love it 

By Debbie Dillon on Monday, 3 January, 2011

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"Friendly people "

People are so friendly and welcoming. We are loving our visit !

By Max Ferrier and Winnie Kucharsky on Sunday, 1 August, 2010

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"Lovely place"

Lovely place, will come again 

By Claire Harvey on Wednesday, 21 July, 2010

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"Very Good Staff"

A very good pub with very good staff and nice Guniness 

By J.C. Cornett on Wednesday, 7 July, 2010

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"Beautiful Bar"

Beautiful bar, thanks !

By Sabe Rue Empey on Monday, 11 January, 2010

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"Fantastic Entertainment"

Great Meal and fantastic Entertainment 

By Sandra Dougan on Saturday, 17 October, 2009

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"Fabulous Food"

Fabulous food- the best ever, and brilliant hospitality from all your staff 

By Hilary Pope on Sunday, 26 July, 2009

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"Lovely food"

Lovely food and friendly staff

By Erin Crisp on Thursday, 28 May, 2009

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Amazing Place with lots of atmosphere

By Jannette Rothwell on Sunday, 17 May, 2009

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"Beautiful building"

Beautiful building this pub is a gem!

By Charlie and Christine York on Thursday, 16 October, 2008

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"Twice in one week"

Twice in one week what can I say 

By Helen Stewart on Saturday, 26 July, 2008

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Super food and service

By Shawna Starnes on Monday, 12 May, 2008

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"8th Wonder of the World"

The 8th wonder of the world 

By Bidsian Christophe on Thursday, 13 March, 2008

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Eerie, enchanting, mystical and superb

By Andy and Laura Beattie on Tuesday, 30 October, 2007

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"Excellent "

Excellent, plenty of character

By Gordon Hodgson on Saturday, 20 October, 2007

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"Good company"

Good food, drink and very good company.

By David and Louise Wall on Thursday, 20 September, 2007

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"3rd Visit"

3rd Visit to Donaghadee. Wish I could live here. Love this pub !

By Judy O'Brien on Friday, 13 July, 2007

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Excellent food, service, history, atmosphere and people !

By Steve Campbell on Tuesday, 10 May, 2007

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"A true trip to the past "

Great history a true trip to the past 

By Tania Wardle and Dave Allan on Monday, 15 May, 2006

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"Best Steak in Northern Ireland"

Best steak in Northern Ireland. Just Excellent 

By Victor Rudko on Thursday, 11 May, 2006

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"Wonderful to be here"

Wonderful to be here, great that you've held on to this treasure of an atmosphere. 

By Kathryn Lewis on Tuesday, 17 January, 2006

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"Thanks for the history lesson"

Great visit, thanks for the history lesson, cheers! 

By Justin Cannon on Thursday, 5 January, 2006

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"Great Food"

Great food, wonderful service and terrific hopitality.

By Jennifer Cannes on Friday, 27 May, 2005

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"Friendliness and Hospitality"

Our first time in Ireland and our first experience of your well known friendliness and hosplitality. 

By Peter and Vicky Foyle on Thursday, 17 February, 2005

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"We will be back "

Staff very friendly, made us feel at home- food excellent, we will be back.

By Jean and Stephen Cuthbertson on Wednesday, 2 February, 2005

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"Great Place"

Wonderful Staff. Great place. Will tell everyone at home about it! Love it. 

By Diane and Jeff Robinson on Friday, 21 January, 2005

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