The Stables.

4.3
28 reviews
£25 and under
British
A superior bistro in Groomsport - If you are looking for a great choice of dishes, join us at The Stables for fantastic food and friendly staff. The Stables is majestically situated amidst the tranquil surrounding of Groomsport Village in County Down.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective equipment
  • Waiting staff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
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4.2
ambience
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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 12 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic Food
Great service

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Greg
1 review
Dined on 31 May 2021
Overall3food4service1ambience4

Service was slow,waiting staff were trying to do too many things at once,therefore forgetting orders taken for drink's for certain tables etc.Portions rather small although food was tasty.

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 30 May 2021
Overall5food5service1ambience5

Mum’s 90th. Food was fantastic. I had told the restaurant that it was my Mums 90th in January and we never really got to celebrate it. When we arrived , there was no table set for us. We sat a a nice table by the window ( very nice), however we sat there for 25 minutes without anyone acknowledging us. I asked if we could get a drink or put in a food order. Then we got service. The service was very mediocre. I know they were busy , so we will be back.

LG
LeeG
N. Ireland
1 review
Dined on 30 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was amazing. Had a lovely time. Thank you!
Will definitely be back.

OT
OpenTable Diner
N. Ireland
1 review
Dined on 30 May 2021
Overall2food4service1ambience2

Lovely food and great menu - service on the other hand was absolutely lousy. They weren't overly busy yet the staff were running about in a flap - it took 25 minutes from when we sat down for our order to be taken,seem to take an age for the food to arrive,not once did anyone return to see if everything was OK or if we needed anything else,when the plates were taken away we asked for the dessert menu..after 15 minutes we decided to quit while we were behind!

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FionaT
Oxford
1 review
Dined on 30 May 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience3

Excellent food - good portion sizes and all meals were delicious. Service slightly slow at times but staff very helpful indeed.

OT
OpenTable Diner
N. Ireland
1 review
Dined on 29 May 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience4

Service at the start was a bit slow, we had our first round of drinks done before they even took our food order. We must have waited a good 30 minutes. After we called the waiter over they apologised and have to say service was brilliant after that. Cocktails were delicious and food was yummy 😋 we had a starter to share then a main meal and we couldn't make any room for dessert as their portions are good. Will definitely return again to try different dishes and hopefully make some room for dessert lol

RM
RyanM
N. Ireland
1 review
Dined on 29 May 2021
Overall2food5service2ambience2

They are too slow in service but the food is very nice

SH
SharonH
Oklahoma City
2 reviews
Dined on 29 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food , full of flavor and great temperature . Service was professional , friendly and efficient !

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Darrens
N. Ireland
1 review
Dined on 28 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great night staff helpful and food great will definitely be back

DD
DeborahD
1 review
Dined on 28 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Would definitely go back. Food and service were excellent

DD
DeniseD
N. Ireland
1 review
Dined on 28 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great to have the stables back open again have been coming here for over 20 years . Food as good as it ever was great friendly service. Some new things on menu too.

CB
CBBelfast
1 review
Dined on 27 May 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience3

The crispy squid starter and bacon double cheeseburger were both beautiful - full of flavour and portion sizes fantastic. The toasty warm churros stood out though - plenty of cinnamon made them really tasty!

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Diner
Oxford
1 review
Dined on 27 May 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Thanks for a lovely meal - great food and friendly, attentive staff.

AM
AMCL
N. Ireland
1 review
Dined on 27 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Friendly helpful & cheerful staff. We all loved our meals and would recommend to anyone. Under new management but unfortunately closed for most of the time due to lockdown so a rocky start for owners & staff. We are sure this business will thrive. Lovely setting and suits all age groups.
We’ll be back soon!

JM
JessicaM
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on 24 May 2021
Overall3food4service4ambience3

Food was good. Servers took their masks down to speak to us?! For the first day reopening after lockdown we expected it too be a lot busier...there was 4 maybe 5 tables max occupied.

WY
WilliamY
N. Ireland
1 review
Dined on 23 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great meal at the Stables, nice atmosphere and very nice staff. What more could you wish for?

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Kittykat
N. Ireland
1 review
Dined on 23 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great service and cannot wait to get back.

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Fm100
N. Ireland
2 reviews
Dined on 20 December 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Had the afternoon tea. It was very good quality for the money and the kids one was very good as well. If it could have come on a cake stand like the adult ones would have been nice. Staff very friendly and provided excellent service.
Would recommend.

PN
PaulineN
N. Ireland
1 review
Dined on 18 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service was amazing
Definitely will be back.

AC
AlanC
1 review
Dined on 18 December 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience2

Excellent service from very friendly staff, food was great and good children's choices.

VM
VMcc
N. Ireland
1 review
Dined on 17 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely meal, excellent staff! Really nice atmosphere

RU
RUTHC
N. Ireland
1 review
Dined on 15 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food & great service, we'll be back soon fingers crossed 🤞

GB
GordonB
N. Ireland
2 reviews
Dined on 15 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What great food crunch nut chicken to die for.
Staff excellent

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Lorri
1 review
Dined on 13 December 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Food very tasty especially the vegetables.good value for money.only negative was staff a little disorganised one wrong starter then when starters came had to ask for cutlery.would definitely go back.

AJ
AmandaJ
1 review
Dined on 13 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The place was spotless and all staff had their masks on, social distancing was adhered to at all times.
The food was, as usual, fantastic.
We love the stables as there is plenty of room for our daughters wheelchair and we are always made to feel welcome and nothing is ever a problem... can’t be beaten 🎅🏻

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Andy
N. Ireland
1 review
Dined on 13 December 2020
Overall3food2service4ambience1

The food was fair but not up to the standard of previous years. The vegetables were slight under done which I didn't mind but my wife didn't like . My wife also had to leave her roast potato as it was bad in the middle. I pointed this out when the table was being cleared and she was asked at that point if she wanted another ( to late as she had eaten her meal) Cranberry sauce was quite good but served in a ramakin with no spoon to put it on your plate and cased the sauce to run down the side and onto the table. My deserts of Christmas pudding was quite good however no brandy sauce the cheese cake my wife got was rather bland and when I tasted it I must agree. The service was quite good but to honest waitress moving tables and chairs from the conservatory to the dining area behind us totally ruined the who meal. Lastly the restaurant was vey cold and my wife had to eat with her coat on .

GB
GordonB
N. Ireland
2 reviews
Dined on 12 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent meal service and staff brilliant.
We will be back.

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from The Stables. using the Order Online button. The Stables. also offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at 028 9146 1456.

The Stables. is rated 4.3 stars by 28 OpenTable diners.