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Otter Lodge

26 Dungannon Road, Cookstown BT80 8TL, Northern Ireland
+44 28 8676 5427
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  • Excellent36%
  • Very good27%
  • Average11%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible18%
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British, Vegetarian Friendly
€€ - €€€
26 Dungannon Road, Cookstown BT80 8TL, Northern Ireland
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Cheerful and responsive service, and fresh well presented pub grub shape an enjoyable dining experience in this family friendly bistro. And the riverside location, on the southern outskirts of Cookstown, offers delightfully bucolic countryside views.

Thank borrum
Reviewed 16 February 2018 via mobile

Me and my boyfriend (I'm gay btw) came to this restaurant to celebrate 60 years together! We were met and served by a lovely young man, we think Philip was his name? Young, copperheaded fellow. Anyway, this young man had to be the most charming...More

Thank StudMuffin664
Reviewed 25 December 2017 via mobile

Really dislike, staff are awkward + you have to head up to till to place your own order. Very little to choose from

Thank Christmaslover999
Reviewed 22 December 2017 via mobile

Staff all titter amongst themselves, you have to leave ur table to order your food. When i go to have food, I expect to be served. I was served by a young girl with mid length blonde hair who basically whispered + was so shy....More

4  Thank secretperson19999
Reviewed 14 November 2017 via mobile

My partner and I went to the "Otter Lodge" Cookstown Tuesday 14th November at 6.10pm. We wanted to eat before the Cinema at 7.30pm. There where two members of staff, one male, one female. The male was about 16/17 at the most. He never smiled,...More

1  Thank 1NPK1
Reviewed 29 September 2017 via mobile

A nice setting other than the cardboard 'scene' at the side. Staff said hello and pointed out the specials board. No indication that its not 'actually' a restaurant...u go to the bar to order..n bring ur 'tab' down to the table. The young girl could...More

3  Thank hiker1girl
Reviewed 22 August 2017 via mobile

Food came out 30secs after we had ordered, not sure what more I can say on that! Yes it was starters but I presume it should take a bit longer than that! Don't like that you have to get up and order yourself! Staff don't...More

1  Thank NicMcBee17
Reviewed 15 July 2017

Called in when passing through Cookstown. The place was very busy as it was 12th July but they fitted us in without any dramas. Menu is reasonable & pricing is reasonable. Food was good. Place could probably do with a spruce up, but that should...More

Reviewed 24 June 2017

The longevity of Otter Lodge speaks for itself. I eat there with friends on a more or less weekly basis and have done so for at least the last twenty years. This is a family run, relaxed, bistro style restaurant with no pretensions to silver...More

1  Thank gavinanderson303
Reviewed 4 June 2017 via mobile

Food was excellent and staff were very friendly. However, I feel the cardboard scene should be removed as it takes away from the scenery outside of the restaurant. Also tables were very close together.

Thank Rebekah C
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Restaurant Details

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  • Value
Average prices
US$10 - US$31
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Highchairs Available, Full Bar, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly, Romantic
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 26 Dungannon Road, Cookstown BT80 8TL, Northern Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Northern Ireland  >  County Tyrone  >  Cookstown
  • Phone Number: +44 28 8676 5427
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On the main route from Armagh to the Causeway Coast you can find one of Tyrone's most successful eating houses. Over the last 29 years Otter Lodge has established a reputation for quality and great value for money. Situated on a stunning riverbank location at the south end of Cookstown, Heather and Harold Moffett's award winning bistro is known throughout Northern Ireland for consistently good food and easy drinking wines at very reasonable prices. Orders are placed at the bar but Food is served to the table and this arrangement adds an informal relaxed atmosphere where customers are in control. Otter Lodge is open for light lunches and evening meals and has a lively buzz especially at weekends. Single tables can be reserved for groups of six to 14 in the Wine Bar with larger groups being accommodated upstairs. A selection of great value 'Lunch specials from £6.95' are on offer and due to increased demand, Heather and Harold have recently introduced 'All Day Sunday Opening', and an excellent value 'Evening Deal Menu'.
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