Places to Eat and Drink at the Ulster GP
You’ll be spoilt for choice when it comes to places to wine and dine during the Ulster Grand Prix. Whether you’re looking for a pub for a quick pint, a slap up meal or a good night out, check out our top picks now…
The Ballymac Hotel
Address: 7A Rock Road, Stoneyford, Lisburn BT28 3SU
Phone:028 9264 8313
This modest, family-run hotel is 6.2 miles from Colin Glen Forest Park and 8.3 miles from Belfast International Airport. The straightforward, modern rooms feature en suite bathrooms and flat-screen TVs, as well as work desks, free WiFi and tea and coffeemaking equipment.
Complimentary full English breakfast is provided, and there’s a grill restaurant on-site. Other amenities include free guest parking, a bar and 2 function rooms for up to 180 guests.
Ballyrobin Country Lodge Restaurant
Address: Ballyrobin Country Lodge, 144-146 Ballyrobin Road, Aldergrove, Crumlin,
County Antrim, BT29 4EG.
Phone: 028 9442 2211
Ballyrobin Country Lodge is a traditional, warm and friendly home from home situated only minutes from the International Airport. They serve innovative and exciting dishes that from the kitchen to your table will delight all of your senses.
Brimming with creativity, the regularly updated menus include a large variety of locally sourced produce from Ewing’s fish to Silver Hill Duck, Lisnaskea Chicken to Glenarm Salt Aged Beef, Belfast Soda and Potato Bread to Gracehill Black Pudding, and Moyallon Dry Cured Bacon to Cullybackey Rare Breed Pork Loin.
Bronte Steak House
Address: 69 Ballynafoy Road, Banbridge, BT32 5DN, Co. Down
Telephone: 028 4065 1338
Set in the Brontë homeland, lovers of food and literature alike will adore this dining experience. Reverend Patrick Brontë, father of famed writers Charlotte, Emily and Anne, was born in the nearby village Drumballyroney, County Down. Twelve years ago the Bronte Steak House was transformed from a bar into a restaurant and quickly established itself as the excellent steak house it is today.
The proprietors of The Bronte Steak House offer a varied and comprehensive menu that is prepared and cooked to a high standard using fresh local produce and catering for any dietary requirements. The welcome is friendly, the atmosphere relaxed, the service professional. This combination ensures all visitors to the restaurant have an enjoyable dining experience
Cardan Bar & Grill
Address: 41 Railway Street, Lisburn, BT28 1XP
Telephone: 028 9267 8065
Whether it’s with friends, for a works do, or even out with family for a lazy Sunday lunch why not try Lisburn’s coolest new bar and grill. Bringing a new level of sophistication to Lisburn, the Carden offers classic Irish and bistro style fare using only the freshest of local produce 7 days a week from 12noon to 9pm.
Address: 19 Antrim Street Lisburn, Co. Antrim, Northern Ireland, BT281AU
Telephone: 028 9266 8755
Del Toro offers an upscale dining experience that meshes Tuscan cuisine with an exquisite menu. The seasonal focus on local, sustainable products means that each dish comes at its freshest and most flavourful. Matching the finest 28 day aged, naturally raised Northern Irish beef with an elegant, sophisticated ambiance.
Del Toro offers an experience that diners can savour on any occasion. At Del Toro, there’s also an excellent selection of wines from the extensive international wine list which come in a variety of styles and prices to compliment the menus.
Ed’s American Diner
Address: 12 Lisburn Leisure Park, Lisburn, BT28 1LP, County Antrim
Telephone: 028 9260 5277
Situated at Lisburn Leisure Park, Ed’s is conveniently situated between Omniplex Cinema and Leisureplex, offering ample free parking. Great food, fantastic service, & a fun yet relaxed atmosphere is what Ed’s is all about. Perfect for a quiet dinner, meeting with friends or having a celebration. Set over two floors, you can have a cosy booth for two or a large table for twenty, it really is that flexible.
Serving locally sourced steaks, probably the best burgers you’ve ever tasted, Fresh Fish, Pasta, Vegetarian, Mexican, Pizza’s & also a new Fusion Food section, all cooked fresh to order by the very experienced team of chefs. Also serving, cool cocktails, with a typical Ed’s twist; proper American extra thick milkshakes & a great selection, of new world wines.
Address: 13 Bachelors Walk, Lisburn, BT28 1XJ
Telephone: 02892665000 or 02892660044
If you are looking for Indian food in Lisburn which is of a high quality and provided by friendly staff, look no further than Himalaya. The Himalaya Tandoori Restaurant and Takeaway is located in Lisburn City, and being fully licensed boasts the status of “The Ultimate in Indian Cuisine”.
Lunch time and evening meals are offered, as well as catering for private functions. There are many lunch time offers and evening specials on offer at this 100 seater restaurant including set meals, set menus and kebabs.
Jeffers Home Bakery
Address: 20 Market Square, Lisburn, BT28 1AG
Jeffers pride themselves in a long established tradition of excellent quality baking. They produce a wide range of award winning traditional and speciality products. Relax over a coffee in their coffee house and experience the delights of freshly baked gourmet bread and exquisite confectionary goods. Established in 1937, they bring many years of refined experience to their products making them unique in their taste and quality.
Spice Indian Restaurant
Address: Bridge Water House, 2-4 Bridge Street, Lisburn, BT28 1XY
Telephone: 02892602220 – 028 9260 2111
Spice Indian Restaurant is the latest eatery to open its doors to the people of Lisburn and is in close proximity to Hillsborough, Dunmurry, Crumlin, Dromore and Ballynahich. The interior is tasteful, on close inspection you can see that no expense has been spared to create an ambiance that every curry lover will appreciate.
The restaurant has been designed so everyone can enjoy it. There is a lift to the first floor, inside there are ramps so that the disabled can reach any area of the restaurant. Children are welcome and the restaurant has the added benefit of baby-changing facilities, including highchairs and an extensive children’s menu.
Address: 15 Lisburn Leisure Park, Lisburn, BT28 1LP
Telephone: 028 92605151
Springsteen’s Diner has been established for over 8 years and has built a fantastic reputation for serving freshly prepared American Food, offering everything from homemade burgers and finger-lickin’ ribs to juicy steaks and authentic fajitas. All of their food is freshly prepared and cooked to order.
You can experience ‘share with the mare combo’, enjoy a sizzling chicken fajita or if you’ve got a sweet tooth they have loads of desserts to choose from such as hot chocolate fudge cake.
They also serve a wide range of drinks to accompany your meal from pitchers of beer to ‘wine of the month’ and are open 7 days a week. Daily specials are also available along with their All Day Breakfast Menu.
Address: 18, Lisburn Square, Lisburn, Northern Ireland, BT28 1TS
Square Bistro opened its doors over 4 years ago with a motto; “it’s all about the food! During this time it has gone from strength to strength and has established itself as the most successful restaurant in the City of Lisburn. Renowned for its theme nights, Wednesday and Thursday curry nights, Friday seafood and Saturday live music while you dine, the food is excellent and delivered to the bistro daily you are guaranteed the freshest of ingredients. Great food and great service together will offer a great dining out experience.
The Parson’s Nose
Address: 48 Lisburn Street, Hillsborough, BT26 6AB
Telephone: 028 9268 3009
The Parson’s Nose was opened by Balloo Inns Limited in November 2009. Situated in the beautiful market village of Hillsborough County Down, it was originally a Georgian house built by the first Marquis of Downshire, Wills Hill, in the 1700’s. Surrounded by history, it is a charming dining pub full of character and charm. The menu reflects the company’s passion for good food, offering only the finest local produce, wines and ales.
The Pheasant Restaurant
Address: 410 Ballynahinch Road, Annahilt, Co. Down, BT26 6NR, Northern Ireland
Telephone: 028 9263 8056
The Pheasant Restaurant – located in the heart of Co. Down, Northern Ireland – offers fine dining in the restaurant, great facilities for meetings, small weddings and conferences and a traditional bar where locals and visitors mingle to generate and soak up the warm and friendly atmosphere. Their Highland Bar and Snug are the ideal places to drop in for a refreshing drink, some food or even a cup of coffee. The restaurant, with its Gothic décor and great food is perfect for a quiet meal or a more exuberant gathering to celebrate a special occasions. They also have a large car park which can provide for coach parties as well as over 60 car spaces.
Information provided by Phil Wain.