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The Anchor Bar Complex

€€ - €€€Irish, ,
87-89 The Promenade, Portstewart BT55 7AG, Northern Ireland
+44 28 7083 2003
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  • Excellent56%
  • Very good29%
  • Average9%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“seafood chowder” (10 reviews)
“steak” (21 reviews)
Open Now
08:00 - 23:45 Hours
Irish, Pub, Contemporary, Gastropub, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
87-89 The Promenade, Portstewart BT55 7AG, Northern Ireland
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We stopped off here for an early dinner and it was a pleasurable experience. I opted for the chicken chorizo pasta and my wife the cod and chips. Very good quality food, served piping hot in generous portions. The wait-staff were pro-active and warm. This...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Jen H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My preference for drinking establishments is an old fashioned quaint pub with atmosphere. The Anchor lacks this because it's not that kind of pub, but it's location helps to exude the marine vibe. Dark wood, great staff, and a good pint, go a long way...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Nick P
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The Anchor is the go to place in Portstewart for a night out. The bar has been there for years and is greatly modernised but retains the charm of the old pub, even the open fireplace. Bar meals are good and reasonably priced. I haven’t...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank jimgI5104PA
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The food was fantastic , with a great variety on the menu. The price was reasonable and the service was top class. Great banter with the waitress !!... Atmosphere was great and relaxing.Oh and great Guinness too

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank finbar f
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Hadn't eaten in Anchor since a dissapiinting meals a good few years ago. We went off the cuff and got a table. Initially we were dealt with by a pleasant young man. Very friendly. Fiance ordered steak. Be prepared to pay extra for sauce and...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Khadiga
Reviewed 24 October 2018

We were recommended to this place for a lunch while driving along the coast and found the food and the service to be Top Notch! Excellent Soup and Large portions. Looks like a locals favorite as well. Atmosphere and a great view as well.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Richard B
Reviewed 20 October 2018

You can't go wrong at the Anchor Bar Complex. Whether you are looking for a few pints, pub grub or a full meal you will be more than satisfied with the variety and quality of the food and drinks available.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank RWalsh14
Reviewed 18 October 2018

My B&B host included The Anchor in his suggestions for my last dinner before returning home, mentioning that there would be music about 8pm (on a Monday...) before the 10pm karaoke! I enjoyed a tasty smoked haddock risotto and an indulgent dessert, one of the...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Stephen F
Reviewed 15 October 2018

First night the restaurant accommodated our group of ten easily. No rush and we enjoyed a lovely delicious meal. Second night we ate in the bar, lighter fare but just as delicious.

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank terrymikekane
Reviewed 15 October 2018 via mobile

Lovely pub serving some great food at affordable prices. Very good waiting service too. No complaints!

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank jennifer n
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Response from Norvegicus | Reviewed this property |
Oh i’m sure they’ll get you sorted. Don’t pass it by. Brilliant place.
14 October 2016|
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Response from alysonk752 | Reviewed this property |
Hi Hazel. We were there minus the kids so I don't know if they have family rooms. Our room was an okay size, a little tired and too near the kitchen and nite club so would probably keep kids awake. The main vibe the weekend... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$8 - US$22
Irish, Pub, Contemporary, Gastropub, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Local cuisine
Open Hours
08:00 - 01:00
08:00 - 23:45
08:00 - 23:45
00:00 - 01:00
08:00 - 23:45
00:00 - 01:00
08:00 - 23:45
00:00 - 01:00
08:00 - 23:45
00:00 - 01:30
08:00 - 23:45
00:00 - 01:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 87-89 The Promenade, Portstewart BT55 7AG, Northern Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Northern Ireland  >  County Londonderry  >  Portstewart
  • Phone Number: +44 28 7083 2003
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