Taste Ards and North Down: A Celebration of Local Food and Drink: Local Dish Month

26 September 2020 - 23 October 2020

Taste Ards and North Down and be inspired by our fine local ingredients and creative food and drink producers….

In Ards and North Down we are home to the finest and freshest ingredients, sourced in abundance and here to be discovered in delicious dishes served in our award-winning borough restaurants.

From the 26 September until 23 October savour the tastes of our region with suggestions for local dishes to try throughout the month at our many restaurants.

Book a table - contact the restaurant directly to book a table and enjoy these local special dishes.... There are so many restaurants to choose from right across our borough.

*Please note when booking the NI Executive guidance from 21 September 2020: The maximum table size is six and is to be composed by a maximum of two households.

Find your favourite dish below

Find out more about Taste Ards and North Down and view the variety of events and markets on throughout the month-long celebration of food and drink.

Details correct when published 11/9/2020

Restaurant Contact details Signature dish Price
Tom's Dining Rooms
7 Hamilton Road
Bangor
BT20 4JP

028 9146 1529
Email | Website


 

Starter
Sizzling Portavogie Prawns with chilli, chorizo & garlic

Main
Duffy’s 3 week aged sirloin 10oz served with ‘ Young Buck ‘ blue cheese sauce
and choice of side. £28.95

Tom’s Top Hat Sundae
Coconut and chocolate ice creams with brownie s’mores.

As well as local Kilmegan cider and beers from the Whitewater brewery

Starter £6.75
Main £28.95
Dessert £6.45

Coq & Bull
Clandeboye Lodge
10 Estate Road
Bangor
BT19 1UR

028 9185 2500
Email | Website

 

Pan fried Irish Sea cod, lemon butter sauce, wild mushrooms, gnocchi and tender stem broccoli.

£19
Jamaica Inn
188 Seacliff Road
Bangor
BT20 5HA

028 9147 1610
Email | Website
 

Oven roasted Scrabo Farm Lamb Rump, creamy champ, buttered seasonal greens, roast garlic jus. £18
Starfish at Cairn Bay Lodge
278 Seacliffe Road
Bangor
BT20 5HS
028 9146 7636
Email | Website

Breakfast and lunch

(A) Crab Benedict featuring Copeland Island Crab with avocado and Knead & Prove Sourdough, Poached Eggs & Hollandaise Sauce.

(B) A Trio of Comber Potato Bellinis serves smoked salmon & celeriac remoulade, streaky bacon. Caramelised apple with leaves, honey Lemon & thyme.

£9.50
The Salty Dog
10-12 Seacliff Road
Bangor
BT20
028 9127 0696
Email | Website
 
Young Buck Waldorf Salad
Bangor Bay Crab Linguine with Tempura Crab Claw
Portaferry Granola, Clandeboye Yoghurt & Springmount Honey Cranachan with Local Berries
£8
£15
£7
The Esplanade
12 Ballyholme
Esplanade
Bangor
BT20 5LZ

028 9127 0954
Email | Website

Local Breakfasts: Breakfast breads made especially for us at the Central Bakery Bangor, coiled sausage from Ballyholme Butchers and fruit and vegetables supplied by S. Hamilton and Son, Newtownards.  From £3.95 - £7.95
Restaurant

Contact

details

Signature dish Price

Poachers Pocket
181 Killinchy

Road
Comber
BT23 5NE

028

9754

1589
Email 

Website

Strangford Seafood Chowder,smoked bacon,

potatoes & leeks,

home baked wheaten

Crispy hand shelled Portavogie scampi, sauce gribiche,

mushy peas,

dressed salad, triple cooked chips


£8.50

£18

 

The Kingfisher

Kitchen at

Castle Espie          
78 Ballydrain

Road
Comber
BT23 6EA

028

9187

4146
Email |

Website
 

Castle Espie’s Homemade Vegetable Soup

(Willowbrook Farm Veg)

£4.95

Sugarcane Bistro
Unit 2,

The Square
Comber
BT23 5DU

028

9187

3388
Email 

Website

Wholetail Portavogie Scampi served with Comber’s

Hamilton Farm

chips with lemon wedge, garden peas and
our own home made tartare sauce.

£15

McBride's on the

Square
1-3 The Square
Comber
BT23 5DX

028

9187 1744

Email 

Website

Medallions of Pork Fillet, Baby Apple & Armagh

Bramley Cider Sauce, Colcannon Potato

Glenarm Salmon Drizzled with Lemon Infused Rapeseed Oil 

and Comber Potatoes

Chicken Fillet with Bushmills & Scallion Cream served with

Homemade Champ

8oz Guinness Burger serves with Kennedy Bacon,

Coleraine Cheddar, Chipolte Mayo & Comber Fries

£11.95

 

£12.95

 

£11.95

 

£9.95

Restaurant

Contact details           

Signature dish

Price

Harbour & Company
31 Parade
Donaghadee
BT21 0HE

028 9188 4466
Email Website

Hand Dived Strangford Mussels, tomato, n’duja, local samphire, toasted sourdough.

Small £7.90 or large £29.95 option

Pier 36
36 The Parade
Donaghadee
BT21 0HE

028 9188 4466
Email Website

Ballyhalbert Lobster with chilli & garlic butter, dressed leaves and skinny chips.

Half £17.95 or whole £29.95

The Bull & Claw
7 Moat Street
Donaghadee
BT21 0DA

028 9188 2262
Email Website

Bangor Bay Lobster (supplied by Noel Cullen) with salt and chilli beef, spiced coconut and coriander cream and salt and chilli fries.  (Potatoes from Rockvale Farm in Comber)

£25

Lighthouse Bar & Grill
27 The Parade
Donaghadee
BT21 0HE

028 9188 4316
Email Website

Pan-seared Hake from Cullys of Portavogie served with Asian fishcake, broccolini, carrot & star anise puree.

£16.50

Grace Neills
33 High Street
Donaghadee
BT21 0AH

028 9188 4595
Email Website 

Copeland Islands Lamb Rump, Miniature Shepherds Pie, Market Stall Vegetables, Mint Jus

£18

Restaurant      Contact details     Signature dish Price
Noble            
27 Church Street
Holywood
BT18 9BY
028 9042 5655
Email Website
Salt aged lamb sirloin with smoked yogurt, peas, beans and scallions(Lamb from Hannans, Clandeboye Yogurt and Peas & Beans from the Secret Garden Supplier in Comber) £20
Restaurant Contact details Signature dish Price

Balloo House
1 Comber Road
Killinchy
BT23 6PA

028 9754 1210
Email | Website

Balloo House Local Seafood Sharing Platter

Grilled Strangford lobster with hand cut chips and Béarnaise sauce.  

TBC
Restaurant             Contact details  Signature dish Price

Saltwater Brig
43 Rowreagh Road
Kircubbin
BT22 1AR

028 4273 8435
Email | Website

 

 

Pan fried Angus Butchers “Moile” Sirloin steak (farmed in Millisle), Fermanagh Black Bacon with Dunville whiskey sauce
with chips / creamed potato / salad
£25
Restaurant Contact details  Signature dish Price
The Bull & Claw
18 Frances Street
Newtownards
BT23 7DN
028 9181 2999
Email | Website 

 
Bangor bay crab claws and portavogie prawns, comber leeks with tomato in garlic butter. £8 - Starter
£15.50 - Main

Chef & Manager
23 High Street
Newtownards
BT23 4JN

028 9180 0932 

 

Spaghetti with Portavogie Prawns, creamy tomato sauce and aged parmesan

Fish of the Day

£14

£14-£22
Restaurant Contact details            Signature dish Price
Portaferry Hotel
10 The Strand
Portaferry
BT22 1PE
028 4272 8231
Email | Website

 
Prawn and Strangford Lough Mussel Tagliatelle, Garlic, Chilli and Parmesan Veloute £17.95
Salthouse Restaurant
38 Shore Road
Portaferry
BT22 1JZ
028 4272 9972
Email | Website

 
Salthouse Seafood Chowder served with homemade wheaten bread. Includes Portavogie-sourced fish salmon, cod, smoked haddock, prawns, mussels cooked in creamy Comber potatoes. Small plate: £6.95
Main: £11
26 September 2020 - 23 October 2020

Opening Times

  • N/A

Prices

  • See individual restaurants

Contact Details

  • Address Bangor
  • Telephone
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