Belfast Telegraph

Sunday 31 August 2014

Lunch isn't for wimps: Ellie May's, Dunadry

Ellie May's, Dunadry

On this rare step outside the Big Smoke, this business hack called into Ellie May's in Dunadry.

I had to meet a woman about a horse. Honest.

Set on the main road through the village opposite the hotel for which Dunadry is perhaps most well known, Ellie May's is a traditional coaching inn-style pub serving excellent lunch and dinner options.

In fact you can often spot Dunadry hotel guests who have popped across the road for a bite to eat.

The lunch menu is very reasonable with substantial mains hovering around the £7-£8 mark.

I hoovered up a great barbecue glazed chicken pitta pocket with a side of chilli fries for £6.95 while my dining partner had the sirloin with baby boiled potatoes for £10.95, the most expensive item on the lunch menu.

The clientele is a nice mix of farming types at the bar, local extended families out for a treat and those aforementioned visitors from 'across the road'.

If you call past on a Saturday you will hear the local excellent bluegrass band jamming away with some fantastic sounds. Only a little constructive criticism - more staff at busier times might be helpful - no one wants to wait too long for such great grub.

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