We open for Breakfast and Lunches Monday to Saturday - 9-3pm. Closed Monday and Tuesday Evenings, Steak Night Wednesdays 5-9pm and Thursday to Saturday we run our Earlybird 5-6.30pm and A La Carte all evening until 9pm. Sunday Roasts all day 12.30-8.30pm with Kids Eat Free!
- Disabled Access
- Private Dining
- Free WiFi
- Families and Children Welcome
- Weddings and Other Private Parties Catered for
- Easy Access
- Dietary Needs Catered For
- Children's Menu available
- Business Lunch
- Buffets, Business Meetings, Functions catered for
About The Holestone
We are a small and homely restaurant with a bright and airy atmosphere situated in the village of Parkgate, serving a range of breakfast, lunch and dinners with a variety we hope suits every taste and adaptable for any allergy or preference throughout our locally sourced menu offering a fine flair on traditional dishes. Opened by our chef Jonathan Clarke and his partner Chloe running front of house - a young couple in their early 20s - together they strive to reignite the dying trade of good honest food and proper customer service which has seen a decline over the years. Available for group bookings and functions - christenings/baby showers/birthdays and small wedding receptions. We are unlicensed but work alongside Tweedies Bar adjacent to us to deliver a greatly chosen Wine, Beer & Spirits menu.
Once again, a fantastic meal for my wife, Daughter and myself. Superb service and beautifully cooked mouthwatering food. Always an absolute pleasure and will visit again soon.
I will definitely be back.
We had a fantastic evening in your lovely restaurant. Delicious good, super service all in lovely surroundings. Thank you!!
I love this restaurant, the food is fabulous and the service is second to none. If you haven't been I would strongly recommend that you book asap. You will not be disappointed
We really enjoyed the menu choice for Wednesday steak night
Absolutely stunning great food and very reasonable
Absolutely stunning as always!! Chloe and Jonny are building a real little gem! Outstanding food and service in a fabulous atmosphere! Jonny pulls every last flavour out of every single ingredient! We'll be back soon, in fact Allyson is back on Saturday for lunch!! James and Allyson
Once again, an absolutely delightful experience. Food beautiful, service wonderful and would highly recommend these guys to anyone. Easily, the best restaurant within a 50 mile radius of Newtownabbey.
We brought our friends from Texas to The Holestone and we had the most wonderful time! They had been in Dublin and Edinburgh before arriving in Northern Ireland and said their meal here was the best they'd had their whole trip! The staff are always exceptional. We will be back very very soon :-)
Nice lunch option
Best team and amazing food as always!
This was my first visit to The Holestone even though it is quite local and I was pleasantly surprised. We availed of the early bird menu, which is fantastic value for money. The food was glorious, the service impeccable and we sat for hours afterwards without being ushered on/out (even though it was quite busy). Staff were attentive without being intrusive and catered to our every whim. The only (and I mean only) downside are the chairs... they look really pretty but aren't the most comfortable. Overall an excellent experience - I will be back and recommend it to family and friends. Thank you!
excellent restuarant for lunch. Good value. Superb service and the food was top quality.
We had a lovely night. V friendly & great food. Dessert looked too good to eat!
Lovely food. Was end of service so restaurant was empty. Hoping business will continue to pick up as enjoyed the food we had especially the prawn starter and choc mousse dessert
Beautiful food - flavour and presentation on point everytime, pleasant and attentive staff, and a great local spot. Enjoy supporting young local entrepreneurs and look forward to returning to this wee gem.
Love this restaurant . Great food, service, atmosphere . Thankyou.
Food was a little to salty for our taste buds but delicious. Guinness was fantastic.
Always have a lovely meal at The Holestone.
Great food, great atmosphere and above all exceptional service
Salt and chilli prawn starter needs to be made with king prawns or changed. portion size for the price is grossly unbalanced. 6 small sized prawns for the price point is not realistic. This would need to change to either 6 king prawns or more of the smaller prawn variety. Other than the above the food experience was very good.
Compliments to the chef! My first visit to The Holestone with 6 friends. We all loved it. The food was art on a plate, tasted absolutely delicious and perfect portions. Really impressed. A gem in Parkgate. We'll be back 💗
Fantastic service for my birthday! 10/10 for food also
we were all delighted with the wonderful food and the service was terrific Well done indeed and we hope to be back soon Our American guests were mightily impressed Thank You
A real gem, do yourself a favor and visit this restaurant. The service and food are second to none.