We had a lovely evening. The restaurant is cosy, the food was good and the staff were friendly. My only minor gripe is that some of the dishes were served in some unusual types of pottery and on slate which is not to my liking.
This was a special 3 course Valentine menu. There was plenty of choice of starters and mains, and the dessert was a choice of 2 mini dishes! All beautifully presented in the Head Chef's own created pottery! There were no extra tables squashed in for Valentine's day and the ambiance was busy but pleasant. It's a lovely old building and quite small and intimate. I eat out in some top class establishments and this is one of the best!
Amazing as always. Food was delicious and staff were friendly. We can't wait to go back.
Simply stunning from the service to the food couldn’t recommend enough
Food is always amazing, great service and lovely atmosphere
Food was fine, service was ok, I was expecting a great experience and was a little disappointed
First time food was dIsappointing I.felt scallops where not king scallops 2 small ones for starters. Pork for 2 off us was tough could not eat. Did say to staff who told us that's how they serve it. I have,ate many times at sleepy hollow always first class not this time
Wonderful food and the staff are really friendly and personal. Just love this place.
Consistently excellent standard of food. The triple cooked chips are to die for! The menu was very well balanced. Wine choices good. The coffee was excellent too. Restaurant rather gloomy on a dark February day. A suggestion would be to paint white between the rafters and this would lighten the room. Also you can’t actually make out the dark paintings against the dark stone walls. Otherwise a very enjoyable experience and we will be back.
Great food beautifully presented and served with grace
MOre attention could be paid to the entrance area. Bit untidy and maybe not as clean as it could be.
Absolutely superb, new menu absolutely delicious and service warm and welcoming.
Couldn’t fault it!
Incredible food. Fine dining in a relaxed, casual atmosphere. The early evening menu has a great choice and very reasonably priced. The service was quick and friendly. We have dined here several times and never had any issues with the food, it is delicious. Highly recommended.
I was disappointed on this occasion. I had phoned a week in advance to check whether vegans could be catered for and was advised that they could.
When I asked for the vegan menu / option I was given a handwritten docket and my option was a leaf salad for starter and roast veg an puy lentils for main course. Not very imaginative and the root veg weren’t fully cooked / were hard. However it was the “dessert” that was the worst. I was advised I could have a fruit salad (again, not very imaginative) but when it arrived it was a chopped apple and a chopped plum with some apple purée ... it looked like something you’d give a toddler!!!
The food that the meat eaters had was lush! Really, really tasty by all accounts - although the main course venison was a little on the small side.
The service was pretty bad. I was made to feel “inconvenient” when I asked for the vegan menu. I wasn’t given any cutlery for my fruit salad.
It wouldn’t have been so bad had I not phoned in advance to ask - as I know that not everywhere caters for vegans.
Would be happy enough to recommend this place for meat eaters but one to avoid if you’ve any special dietary requirements.
Didn’t like the table we were seated there was a draught at my back and it was cold. Also the table depth made it difficult to have a conversation across the table.
Food great. Staff uninterested
Outstanding food - no doubt the best Sunday lunch in the land.
An excellent evening meal here. Outstanding food. Great service. Highly recommended.
From start to the end of our evening everything was just perfect.From Front of house to servers all perfect.food was of the best quality and was 100% fine dining with a relaxing atmosphere.the restaurant in the area . Many thanks
Cosy restaurant and lovely staff and the food is incredible, worth every penny.
Great night at Sleepy Hollow - Staff all excellent and very accommodating - would thoroughly recommend for a family night out.
Excellent service and excellent food as always!
Very enjoyable lunch experience. Unhurried.
Hope to return.
Not awfully impressed.
Cold starter, very salty wilted-vegetable side.
Always great to visit Sleepy Hollow. Whether it is for lunch, early bird or evening a la carte. I always bake sure they when I go home I make at least one visit to Sleepy Hollow.
Great value and great fare. Wine list is not extensive but still has a quality feel to it.
Great team on board who look after everyone extremely well.
Looking forward to the next trip
Lovely setting, staff and food fantastic as always
Food is fab really enjoyable, great price and tastes amazing.
However a few things to improve the overalk experience
1. I hate the paper table cloths over the linen. It is tacky, cheap and nasty looking!!! I can understand that it protects the table but in a restaurant with food like this its a no no.
2. Not overly child friendly. Menu was fine but no children's cups/glass, no colouring in offered and finally food not served in a practical manner for a child.
3. Finally i hate the desserts being placed on slates. I watched a programme highlighting the difficulties that restaurants had in cleaning these slates. I just dont personally like my food being served on them.
I would recommend Sleepy Hollow to family and friends based on food. Its always excellent and of a very high standard. Excellent value for money. The service however was average. The waiter (older gentleman) who served us was not very friendly when we arrived. We didn't feel welcomed. I'm not sure if it was because we had our children with us who are extremely well behaved. This has been the second time we have felt this way with the same waiter. Service with a smile and a more welcoming manner goes a long way.
Great food. Great staff. Quick service. Attention to detail.
Fabulous meal with friends here on the 28th December. One of our favourite restaurants. Foid amazing, service amazing, all in a beautiful setting with gorgeous views.
Excellent all round!
Will come back!
Will recommend to friends!
Excellent food and very good value. Will definitely return
A world class dining experience in the heart of Newtownabbey! I highly recommend Sleepy Hollow!
Excellent food, beautifully presented and great value - go all the time 👍
Great menu, fantastic ingredients, brilliant service. Very accommodating to our party of 9 including a nine month old baby and vegan. Best value restaurant I've visited. I have paid considerably more for meals of lower quality on many occasions. Their own IPA is the cherry on top for me, very tasty.
This place is ok, food was nice, service was pleasant, bar was slow. Good for a quiet bite to eat, probably over priced for what it is. We had a nice time
Excellent food, good choice, friendly staff... just a wonderful place to have a meal at.. highly recommend this little gem
Our meal was excellent, the menu delivered well and all of our party were pleasantly surprised at the quality and originality of the food it was also very good value
Overall great place, great food & would definatly recommend.
Felt the service was very slow. Only 1 bottle of water on table, and had to ask to refill 4 times. Wasn't offered any more drinks. Waitress seemed stressed.