This former coaching house dating from 1600’s is in a prime location near the shores of Strangford Lough. The Lough is bursting with great seafood. Chef James Martin thinks the langoustines are the best in the world!
Obviously they are on the menu at Balloo House which has a super reputation for good pub grub.
Danni Barry was appointed Head Chef in January 2019. She is the first female chef in Northern Ireland to have been awarded a Michelin star. She has certainly put her mark on the menus.
Downstairs in the pub is where you can do informal dining. The weekend blackboards are just full of fresh local seafood and also dishes such as Danni’s signature Black pudding with Scotch eggs and Honey glazed duck, pineapple chutney, egg and chips. Mmmm
The Value menu looks too good to be true but it isn’t! From Monday to Friday from 12-6.30pm 2 courses are just £17. The 3 course Sunday Lunch is also very popular – at £26.
Upstairs is reopening following refurbishment in June 2019. The Grill Room menu will feature luxury steaks and seafood grilled over wood. Think a ½ lobster, Co Down Black Dexter Sirloin, Chateaubriand, Turbot on the bone and a rather nice wine and cocktail list. Upstairs Opening times: Thursday – Saturday, 5pm – 9.30pm and Sunday Lunch 12-5pm.