Restaurant Opening Hours:
- Disabled Access
- Free WiFi
- Families and Children Welcome
About Ownies Bar & Bistro
With a comprehensive offer spanning a main bar, two lounges, upstairs restaurant seating and two beer gardens, Ownies Carrickfergus aims to offer as good as, if not better than the best in Belfast.
A family-friendly and dog-friendly venue, open from 9am daily for breakfast, lunch and dinner, as well as functions, funerals and weddings Ownies offers a wide range of fresh, locally sourced dishes. We offer traditional pub dishes alongside higher end fare, as well as catering for customers with allergies and offering a range of vegan and vegetarian options.
The Bar offers a wide range of draught beers, bottles, wines, spirits, and liqueurs, including cocktail, wine, whiskey and gin menus.
We have a harmonious client base of 18 to 80 year olds and everyone in between. Families come to dine, including couples that met at the bar and now bring along their children. Beyond locals, visitors and business people from across Northern Ireland often stop by, as well as tourists from further afield.
Recently recognised as one of Northern Irelands Top 100 Hospitality Businesses in Northern Ireland we welcome guests from near and far to join us at Ownies for a great food, drink and craic.
Always lovely food, I can't wait until we can eat in the restaurant again.
Great speedy service
Everything was great.
Amazing food and service
We were really impressed with how smooth it was to book a table, order food and drinks online and then how promptly we were served. All round a really good experience and we'll be back for sure
Food good, service prompt, slightly overpriced pub grub. No atmosphere but that's obv beyond your control, blame covid!
Staff lovely as always, service fantastic. Love it here
Very well organised with sanitizers, heaters and blankets. Also an app to order & pay for food and drink. Felt safe. ML
Great food and conditions considering outside catering only
Great staff and service
Ordered pizza and asked for no red onion due to allergy. Pizza arrived with red onion . Called girl to ask for a pizza without red onion. Came back to say pizza already comes with red onion on and cannot be removed. Obviously frozen pizza 8/9£ and allergy advice ignored. Very poor. Wqe then decided we would take the pizza and order a separate different one for the person with red onion allergy. Once we had then paid for two pizzas a boy then came to moan that the first pizza was already thrown out and he would have to get a other one made. I'm not sure what he wanted us to say. Ok we won't have one? Really quite irrelevant and passive aggressive. Especially with consideration the allergy information was given with the initial order. Staff did not seem equipped to be serving food.
So glad to have Ownies back again! Reduced menu is fantastic and we were very impressed by the new ordering process. QR code was easy to scan and website was simple to navigate! Drinks came very quickly too which is always a plus, and whilst the tables were distanced there was a lovely atmosphere and buzz in the place. Can't wait to go back.💖
Great food, was fab to get out :)
Would have preferred a lower seat and table rather than the high stools and barrel for eating
I think their should not be a 2 hour time limit on your table! It shouldn't matter who occupies the table if they are ordering drinks then they should be allowed to decide what time they leave, the waitress came and reminded us we had 10 mins to drink up and leave, she then return 5.28 and said we need the table now, the Place was pretty empty tbh, but i understand people had prob booked for after us, but i definitely think this is something that you need to look at. £5.50 for a pint of cider is extremely expensive also, tbh not too sure if id return!!!!
Great food as always
Staff were lovely and great seeing everyone again!
Great setup with the current covid conditions. A member of staff welcomes us into the premises and was accommodating and allowed us to move tables. Very helpful.
Great everything considering circumstances
Great to be back at pub with good service and friendly staff, very safe place to have a great time
Delighted to be able to have a meal out again after such a long time. Ordering was really simple via QR code and Web page. Service was quick and team were really nice. Food was delicious. Disappointed with our table location - it was tucked at the bottom of the outside space and at the very back. Not enough room for 4 adult sized guests to sit comfortably and floor was covered in cigarette butts. We were a family group but seated with single male drinkers many of whom were smoking. So we didn't stay as long as we might have. We also couldn't take group pics as backdrop looked so uninviting. I appreciate Ownies are trying to do their best in difficult circumstances but going forward, if outside service continues, maybe think about layout of area and allocation of tables. Also please look at size and cost of non-alcoholic drinks. To purchase a pint of Coca-Cola would cost more than Guiness.
Great place to meet with family or friends. Good food and great staff
My family and I had lunch at Ownies on Sunday...our very first outing as a family to a restaurant since Christmas Eve. Ownies was welcoming, warm with delicious food and friendly, attentive service. We'll be back! Thank you.
Excellent as always.
Had a Great time. Some sort of normality resumed.