Belfast Telegraph

Lunch isn't for wimps: Stables Restaurant, Groomsport

By Louise Small

Located two miles outside Bangor, the sleepy fishing village of Groomsport wasn't so sleepy on Easter Monday.

A very busy Stables Restaurant in Groomsport hit the mark with top quality food.

We were seated briskly by the courteous owner Paul O'Kane, who offered us a dainty window table in the Grill Room with fantastic views.

Both myself and my dining partner opted for Surf n' Turf, the menu gives a choice of either garlic prawns or scampi.

I chose garlic prawns, while my friend had battered scampi.

The sumptuous 8oz sirloin steaks, were cooked to perfection, and the champ, garlic saute and fresh vegetables closed the deal-superb.

Despite it being a busy bank holiday, the staff made us feel like we were the only customers in the restaurant, they were attentive and friendly, catering to all of our needs.

Travelling from Belfast we had built up quite an appetite and the meal we had was a feast fit for a king.

It is not just the food that makes a dining experience memorable, everything about this little treasure would spark a return visit.

As I relaxed over a latte complemented with shortbread, my friend enjoyed a glass of shiraz, both of us smiling like Chesire cats. Price £42.50.