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The Lighthouse Bar and Grill, Donaghadee, Ards and North Down

The Lighthouse Bar and Grill

4.8
4.8
256 Reviews
£25 and under
Bistro
**Voted Most Outstanding Bar & Restaurant in County Down by SME News Elite Awards in both 2020 & 2021**
The Lighthouse opened in October 2018 under the leadership of our owner Jamie Grant & Head chef Thomas Coogan. Between them they have over 40 years of experience in all aspects of the hospitality industry and your dining experience is paramount to our continued success. The team will go above and beyond to ensure you and your party enjoy every aspect of your visit. If there is anything we can do for you just pop in or give us a call.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 6 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Bistro

  • Hours of operation

    Wed 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Thu–Sat 12:30 pm–10:00 pm Sun 12:30 pm–8:00 pm

  • Phone number

    028 9188 4316

  • Payment options

    MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Private party facilities

    Private Hire Available for groups up to 100 persons.

  • Neighborhood

    Donaghadee

  • Parking details

    None

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 256 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.7Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Northern Ireland

    Best Overall

  • Northern Ireland

    Best Food

  • Northern Ireland

    Best Service

  • Northern Ireland

    Best Ambiance

  • Northern Ireland

    Best Value

  • Northern Ireland

    Good for groups

  • Northern Ireland

    Healthy

  • Northern Ireland

    Hot spot

  • Northern Ireland

    Neighborhood gem

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  1. EM

    ElaineM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Our meal in the lighthouse was excellent. The menu choice was super and as my husband is gluten free he had no difficulty in choosing both a main and dessert. There was 2 menus available and both were extensive. The food for all of us was warm and well presented, and great value for money. Staff were pleasant and helpful. I would recommend to everyone.
  2. MM

    MoyaM

    N. Ireland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was delicious, flavours amazing, service is always excellent, attention to detail never fails - Christmas ambience is in full flow - The Lighthouse Bar & Grill is a great spot in Donaghadee!
  3. MB

    MaureenB

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall2food1service5ambience4
    . Very attentive service decor good very clean pity about the food
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    N. Ireland

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My husband and I treated ourselves to Sunday dinner, was a great way to chill after having the much loved grandchildren. Service was great, the staff are always so welcoming and helpful, nothing is too much trouble. I had the feathered beef (my fav) with mash, roasties and veg. The beef is so tender it just falls apart and really tasty. My hubby had steak with all the trimmings, again cooked to perfection. Also the pavlova was perfect! Ambience was relaxing, just what we needed, would thoroughly recommend
  5. R

    Rusty69

    London

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and fantastic atmosphere and the staff were excellent.
  6. G

    Gemma

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Staff were so helpful and friendly, food was absolutely amazing! Will definitely be back!
  7. SM

    ScottM

    N. Ireland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Had a lovely birthday supper the food was excellent and what we had was delicious, expertly cooked and the perfect portions. The serving staff were attentive but not overbearing. We will definitely be returning as the overall experience was very good.
  8. AM

    AlmaM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Brilliant staff great food well presented what's not to like
  9. HM

    HeatherM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    As always, a great meal. Never been disappointed in the service or the food at The Lighthouse.
  10. KM

    KarenM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was absolutely unreal will definitely be back 💯
  11. C

    Charlie

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent friendly staff, beautiful fresh food. Super dog friendly. A couple of vegan options.
  12. CG

    CaroleG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Food was lovely. We had the turkey and ham and cheesecake for dessert. Service was very good and staff were helpful and friendly. Would definitely go back.
  13. S

    Spock

    N. Ireland

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 4, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience1
    Took a while to attract attention of staff to get seated Only 2 beers on tap and one of them was unavailable Restaurant was cold and although there was a wood burning stove it was allowed to go out Food was average eg pepper sauce tasted like it came out of a packet
  14. BW

    BarryW

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 3, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Lovely dog friendly restaurant with great food and service. We've been 3 times now and haven't been disappointed. We'll definitely be back.
  15. BP

    BPic

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious food. We have recommended to friends and family. We will definitely be back.
  16. P

    Pauline

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely meal inn in nice warm restaurant Helpful staff.
  17. c

    cathyc

    N. Ireland

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 29, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Starters great flavours. Some main courses in the small side and one dessert very small but all good quality
  18. T

    Tspur

    N. Ireland

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic restaurant, lovely attentive staff . Fabulous food , highly recommended
  19. CC

    ColinC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our first visit from family recommendation. Not wrong best steak I have had ever, or at least for some time. When we next visit this wonderful island will call again 😎👍
  20. RO

    RoseO

    N. Ireland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Id a very enjoyable catchup with my friend with delicious food and drink.
  21. PR

    PaulR84

    London

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on October 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic value and evening for steak night. Great offer especially with things tight all round at the minute, food was perfectly cooked staff were friendly and enthusiastic and the wine was lovely. Well done Lighthouse
  22. DS

    DebbieS

    Liverpool

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 23, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    This was a retirement present meal from my lovely Donaghadee district nursing team we hadn't ever been to Lighthouse it is a fabulous place the staff were fantastic ,service excellent , food delicious , not too noisey , everything about it was a lovely evening Fantastic place Thank you We shall spread the word and return Debbie and David Sholdis
  23. J

    Jacqui

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Menu is brilliant and the food is amazing. The staff are all very courteous and friendly. Very low background music which means you don't have to shout to your dinner companion. Overall I love this place.
  24. TB

    ThomasB

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 20, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience3
    Just ok nothing special, good decent food, terrible service good wine

    The Lighthouse Bar and GrillResponded on October 23, 2022Hi Thomas, what a surprise to see your review. As you'll see from 338 OpenTable reviews our service is marked an average of 4.8 out of 5 and puts us in the top 10 restaurants in NI. Having spoke to all the staff working they didn't report any issues with your table and said you complimented on leaving while petting the dogs from another table. This makes your scoring quite confusing to us so we would love to hear more - please email jamie@lighthousebarandgrill.co.uk with any further info.

  25. C

    Catchafoxy

    N. Ireland

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 16, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    Beautiful Sunday roasts full of flavour and piping hot. Have had these several times now and on each occasion they are delicious. Good service and attention by staff.
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    N. Ireland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic night. Great food and lovely people.
  27. JP

    JulieP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The service food and drinks were amazing definitely recommend
  28. AP

    APiesse

    N. Ireland

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious, beautifully presented food that arrived at a good pace and a perfect temperature. Attentive staff who kept an eye on us but did not intrude at all. Sea bass was a dream; my companion had steak with prawns and was equally delighted. Perfect portion size. Excellent all round.
  29. M

    Michele

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Haven't been back from before lockdown, it didn't disappoint , Jamie came over an welcomed us back, nothing was too much trouble, even suggested we could come back with our vulnerable parents and place them in a quieter place , staff were attentive , food was excellent , the steak night was wonderful , heading back with a group off friends for their birthday treat in a few weeks, going for the early bird menu this time .. would recommend this hidden gem 100%😊
  30. RA

    RACHELS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had a beautiful meal as I'm vegan they were very helpful and undersnding of what I could have.. great service and very friendly will definitely go back. Just vegan food could be a bit cheaper as there's no meat in it but thats just me I will still be back. 😁
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Birthday lunch food was great the dog was treated like a king and we will be back for another family members birthday this month
  32. MP

    MartinP

    N. Ireland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My third visit. Party of four, one with mobility issues. We will be back!
  33. RB

    RobertB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and service. Good choice on menu, it is a dog friendly restaurant which is a good idea. The place is very clean. Have been here a few times and has been great every time.
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    N. Ireland

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on September 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Hubby and I decided to have an early dinner on Sunday. Service was great, as was the food, everything cooked to satisfaction was very tasty. Love the relaxed atmosphere in the Lighthouse, always a great welcome. Thoroughly recommend
  35. DB

    DeBren

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Couldn't have been better, as dog friendly was everything we could ask for Thanks
  36. A

    Austy

    N. Ireland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a lovely meat’s day the staff was great. Had a lovely pasta dish. Would definitely go back can’t wait.
  37. C

    Cathy

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent place to eat , friendly staff , food is amazing will be back again soon
  38. m

    martinam

    Glasgow

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely food Lovely staff Great experience
  39. C

    Ctrock

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Great food, lovely atmosphere - quiet enough to have good conversations over food but still busy and lively.
  40. JS

    JeffreyS

    N. Ireland

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on September 15, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    An excellent evening out again. Friendly staff, great service and top quality food.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
    • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Contact tracing information collected

FAQs

The Lighthouse Bar and Grill is rated 4.8 stars by 256 OpenTable diners.

The Lighthouse Bar and Grill does offer gift cards which you can purchase here.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 6 times today
Google Map for The Lighthouse Bar and Grill

27 Parade, Donaghadee, Ards and North Down BT21 0HE

Additional information

  • Neighborhood

    Donaghadee

  • Hours of operation

    Wed 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Thu–Sat 12:30 pm–10:00 pm Sun 12:30 pm–8:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Bistro

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking details

    None

  • Payment options

    MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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