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  • 5.0 star rating
    24/9/2010

    I wish this was my local!

    I've been to the Jamaica Inn numerous times for meals, and once in the evening for a drink, and I absolutely love it.

    When I was first told this is where I would be going, I was dubious verging on scared, because the only Jamaica Inn I knew of was a rather shady little bar in Belfast, I didn't know this place in Bangor existed!

    They have an amazing menu - there is not one singe thing in the menu I would not like, two favourites are the Mackerel with new potatoes and the Chargrill steak sandwich.

    The food is absolutely excellent, and the price is a steal for what you get, perfectly sized portions and beautifully cooked and presented every time.

    The service is always so quick even though this is such a busy place, and it's also a great place to go in the evenings for a drink, as they often have live bands playing, and the atmosphere is excellent.

  • 5.0 star rating
    18/7/2010
    First to Review

    One of, if not the best bar in Bangor in my opinion. For drinks, food and the spectacular view during the summer months this place is an absolute must for locals, tourists and anyone who wants to have a good night out.

    The food is brilliant in this place, particularly for lunch. The staff are well known for being the best in town, always remembering people's names and orders and making the dining experience that little bit better.

    As regards a night out this place couldn't really be much better. There is usually some brilliant local music on which can easily turn into a bit of a sing-a-long and a bit of a dance. You can get a good selection of wines, rums, vodkas and whiskeys as well as the usual selection of pints and a cracking Guiness.

    All in all, probably the best bar in Bangor

  • 5.0 star rating
    11/8/2010

    Went here today with my family for lunch. They were up in Newtownards for a visit and I promised we would eat somewhere by the sea.

    The views are amazing; crashing waves a stones throw away, sea-life and a vision of Carrickfergus and beyond.

    We had a small baby with us and this proved to be both good and bad. The highchair was disgustingly dirty - so bad there was an emergency run to the car for wet wipes to attempt to clean the thing - totally gross! On the good side we went on a Tuesday and they offer free lunches for children. There is a buy one adult meal get a free kids meal with a maximum of two free meals allowed. My nephew ordered chicken and mash potato and for free. Happy days!

    My dinner was so beautiful - chicken in pitta bread with salad and chips! Really tasty and the Thai sauce drizzled on it gave it an extra kick.

    Lunch for three - two mains and one child, two teas, one alcoholic drink and a soft drink for under thirty bucks - bargain - fine eats and fine views!

  • 5.0 star rating
    31/8/2010

    Jamaica Inn is one of Bangor's best bars, on a sunny day the views from the beer garden are breathtaking and if you are holding a smooth pint of Guinness this will only enhance them.

    As other reviewers have said the food is great, I can only comment on how it smells as I have never actually eaten here but if it tastes as good as it looks and smells then im sure it is delicious.

    Recently I went to Jamaica Inn with a friend after work and I can honestly say this was the best way to blow the cobwebs away after the daily grind. Sitting in the beer garden with a cold pint, it does not really get any better. Although the bar was relatively quiet the Beer garden was a hub of activity and a few regulars even offered us a seat and a chat with them. This sort of sums up the Jamaica Inn.

    You can pay on card on any transaction in the Jamaica Inn and the staff offer cash back, so it is perfect for an impromptu pint or two after a busy day in work.

  • 4.0 star rating
    29/9/2010

    I adore the Jamaica Inn on a sunny day.  The location is stunning - right on the shore of Belfast Lough, with views over to Antrim.  Unfortunately, it's not a very well-kept secret, so on the rare occasion that the sun shows its face in this country, half of North Down will flock to the beer garden and you'll be very lucky to get a spot to sit.

    But, it's still a great pub and worth the effort to get to - it is a bit out of the way.  The food is very good and the staff are friendly, but primarily, it's the location that brings me here.

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