The Pheasant

4.4
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71 reviews
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£25 and under
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Irish

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We have designed and furnished The Pheasant in a gothic style, including hunting mural art and stained glass to harmonise with our secluded, picturesque and tranquil country setting. We offer you a comfortable, relaxing and intriguing environment to dine in.

Our menus are designed to offer the best and freshest of local produce, including game from the neighbouring Larchfield Estate and ingredients and dishes from around the globe. As a sister restaurant to the Award Winning Plough Inn, Hillsborough, naturally seafood is our house speciality all year round. Our other sister restaurant is The Tannery in Moria.

Our aim is to offer something to satisfy everyone’s tastes. Our friendly and attentive staff are here to ensure that you relax and simply enjoy a taste of good olde Irish hospitality.
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JS
1 review
Dined on 28 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Food was really good and cooked to our requirements - would have preferred more chicken options though.
Our server Rachel was very friendly and attentive, she made the evening very pleasant

DC
1 review
Dined on 23 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and friendly staff
Out for Sunday lunch you couldn't do better than visit the Pheasant

OT
N. Ireland
1 review
Dined on 22 February 2020
Overall5food3service5ambience5

Excellent friendly staff as always meal was tasty apart from my steak big tuff vein in the middle of it and couldn't chew it but can happen even at home was not charged for it which was very good of them rest was first class. Will be back soon. Excellent restaurant for first class food and great staff.

JB
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Went to the pheasant for the first time with my wife , we had a lovely meal and the service and ambience in the pheasant was great , would highly recommend for a good meal.

OT
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience2

Fantastic Valentines 4 course menu tonight and great value with a glass of prosecco on arrival. A worthy choice for any occasion.

OT
Edinburgh
4 reviews
Dined on 2 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great good. Excellent service. Great value

JG
N. Ireland
1 review
Dined on 25 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Have been to the Pheasant many many times and just love the atmosphere and the food is always delicious.

OT
Edinburgh
5 reviews
Dined on 5 January 2020
Overall2food4service3ambience4

Problem with table booked. Confusion by staff. Two people had taken table 14( our allocated table). It appeared that no staff member had allocated table to the people sat there??Kept waiting until another table was found. Not the best start to a special occasion day out!

TB
1 review
Dined on 4 January 2020
Overall2food5service1ambience2

Food was outstanding but the service was very poor, After we were seated and given menus , we had to ask for the table to be cleaned , was offered a drink once, had to keep calling waitress to bring my son his beer which never arrived, we had to ask for dessert menus, and at no time were we asked did we need anything or how was our meal or would we like another drink or tea and coffee, when you pay a fair about of money for a meal you are paying for the whole experience, not just a meal and when i go out i like to be made feel special, i don't like to be made to feel I'm putting staff out, and staff would need to learn customer service skills, a smile goes a long way, this was my first visit to the pheasant and even thought the food was amazing, i don't think i would go back. very disappointed .

GR
N. Ireland
1 review
Dined on 3 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Delicious food served by very friendly, helpful staff.

HS
N. Ireland
1 review
Dined on 31 December 2019
Overall3food2service3ambience3

We had the holiday menu. I am a vegetarian and had a limited choice of food. I had the stir fry. I was disappointed in the quality of the food. It was very sweet with too much sauce. I wanted a veggie burger but that was unavailable. Would have liked to know that that main menu was unavailable before booking a table.

NS
1 review
Dined on 24 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My first time at The Pheasant restaurant, the service was very good. The waitress was friendly and attentive. All three courses were delicious. It was our anniversary meal and we received a glass of champagne each which was a nice touch. I would highly recommend and will be returning.

NM
N. Ireland
1 review
Dined on 22 December 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Been several times with same experience each time, nice place good service , great food and fair prices. What else could you ask for.

M
N. Ireland
1 review
Dined on 21 December 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Excellent range of choices on the menu. Food was first class and well presented. Staff very helpful and friendly.

OT
N. Ireland
2 reviews
Dined on 21 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent fresh good quality food freshly prepared. Friendly polite attentive staff nothing is to much bother for them no matter how busy they are. Well worth a visit.

S
N. Ireland
2 reviews
Dined on 19 December 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Beautiful food. The crisp chilli pheasant was outstanding.

C
N. Ireland
2 reviews
Dined on 15 December 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Food was unbelievable. Nicest meal I've had this year. Highly recommended

RF
1 review
Dined on 7 December 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good food at good prices. The menus is extensive and it was hard to choose there were so many dishes I wanted to try.

JM
1 review
Dined on 30 November 2019
Overall4food4service2ambience5

Have been to the Pheasant many times and have always found it to be excellent, unfortunately this time I found the service below what I have come to expect from this restaurant. Slow to take the order, when first course arrived 1 person’s food obviously not ordered from the kitchen so it arrived 15 minutes later after I had asked again about it. 1 main course arrived incorrectly and had to go back to be corrected. I accept it was busy but it’s a busy time of the year, the waiting staff seems inexperienced.

C
1 review
Dined on 24 November 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience2

I had heard a lot of great reviews however I found the entire experience mediocre at best. A TV on with ‘I’m a celebrity’ on and no Music in the back room was a let down creating zero atmosphere.

We where very well attended too but a few of the servers looked confused half the time. The steak was too tough and it couldn’t even be cut with the knife provided and the fat made my son feel ill, but the dog enjoyed it. We also didn’t get everything we ordered for our main but extra coffees at dessert?

The place was very dated throughout but if your looking a no thrills family meal for a good price then try it. Maybe the restaurant offered a bit more?

NK
N. Ireland
1 review
Dined on 22 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and a lovely relaxed atmosphere. Very good service.

B
Central Coast
25 reviews
Dined on 15 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such a great meal for each of us tonight. As always, The Pheasant did not disappoint regarding food, drinks and atmosphere. As a family, it is very rare to get together due to work commitments, on a Friday evening and share good food, wine and company. We each enjoyed our food choices, the wine was delicious and the ambiance was relaxing and cozy. We already cannot wait until our next visit.

JC
1 review
Dined on 10 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoy a lovely sunday lunch as a family of 4. Food was delicious, staff were friendly and accommodated our 2 younger children bringing their meals out first alongside our starter.
The box of toys was a great way to keep the kids seated altough my daughter is a tempermental 2 year old and may of been a bit nosey for other diners

AS
N. Ireland
1 review
Dined on 7 November 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Easy to book, friendly and helpful staff and good food

N
N. Ireland
1 review
Dined on 5 November 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Relaxed atmosphere.
We were early evening so the restaurant got busier as the evening went on but still remained relaxed. No crazy music
We had their steak offer for two. Really excellent sirloin and sauce and very affordable so will be finding a way to repeat that experience.
We recommend the Malbec red with the steak.

AM
N. Ireland
1 review
Dined on 3 November 2019
Overall4food5service2ambience5

Lovely venue and great food, just really slow service. They did offer apology which was helpful as the chef was snowed under with desserts. I understand why, as they were yummy.

MT
1 review
Dined on 27 October 2019
Overall2food4service1ambience2

We were put to two round tables which wasn’t suitable for 3 people it felt as if we weren’t together.
We waited 15 minutes before our main order was taken and similar with our dessert.

B
Central Coast
25 reviews
Dined on 25 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a table for 4 as it was my daughters birthday. The relaxed atmosphere and friendly courteous server was welcoming. Our food arrived promptly and tasted delicious. Mine and my daughter’s Filet steak was cooked perfect (Med/Rare) 🥩 Overall the ambience, the wood burning on the fire and the fabulous flavours of food made this occasion all the more enjoyable.

AN
London
1 review
Dined on 20 October 2019
Overall2food2service3ambience2

We hadn’t been to the pheasant in a while and have to say we were disappointed . No atmosphere at all food was just ok . Nothing special about the restaurant at all . We have used the pheasant very often in the past but won’t be rushing back .

D
N. Ireland
1 review
Dined on 19 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time at The Pheasant. Lovely evening. Thank you.

S
1 review
Dined on 12 October 2019
Overall3food4service1ambience1

On arriving at the Pheasant, we were given directions to our table. After about 15 minutes, we were given menus. About another 5 minutes passed before a drinks order was taken. Serving staff were indifferent to sullen throughout our meal. Food was generally good, but the venue was badly let down by poor service. Decor was very dated.

SE
1 review
Dined on 8 October 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience4

We'd heard about the Pheasant so wanted to try it...ambiance was nice...food was good but nothing special - 3 of us had a range of dishes from fish to turkey to burger, and we all thought they were nice but a bit bland.
When reserving online, we were had the opportunity to say it was a birthday - my son's 18th, but this wasn't mentioned...so why ask?

J
N. Ireland
1 review
Dined on 6 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My favourite place menu varied and food and service top drawer back soon

DB
London
1 review
Dined on 8 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and really pleasant and helpful staff.

S
N. Ireland
1 review
Dined on 24 August 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A perfect meal. The specials were wonderful, particulalry the pigeon. Great service and ambience.

EL
Oxford
1 review
Dined on 23 August 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience4

I was a bit disappointed with the Chicken burger I chose - it was a little dry - but otherwise I enjoyed the ambience and service as always.

JR
1 review
Dined on 16 August 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had an excellent meal in The Pheasant. Staff were very friendly and professional.
Food was really tasty and good size portion.

Definitely recommend and will be going back again in the future 👍

d
London
7 reviews
Dined on 10 August 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

First time at The Pheasant although we had heard good reports about it from colleagues in the past. Didn't disappoint - nice varied menu, very reasonably priced and the food was very good. We were in a party of 4 and everyone enjoyed their meal and the ambience. Would recommend to others and will go back.

j
1 review
Dined on 9 August 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and great quality food .will be back again soon !

OT
N. Ireland
1 review
Dined on 3 August 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice place, pleasant atmosphere. Food was very good!